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Obituaries

  • Gilbert Gonzales

        Gilbert Abel Gonzales, 82, of Brighton, died Nov. 5, 2011 at his home.
        He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in San Luis, to Pedro Gonzales and Adelia Martinez.

  • Gertrud Ziel

        Gertrud Ziel, 89, of Windsor, died Nov. 3, 2011, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley after a brief illness. 

        She was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Romania, to parents Daniel and Christina (Folkhert) Ziebart.
    
    Survivors include four sons, John (Hilde) Ziel, of Westminster, Arthur (Vivian) Ziel, of Brighton, Reinhold (Twila) Ziel, and Helmut Ziel, of Windsor; daughter, Rose Marie Hartshorn, of Windsor; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 


  • John Edward Scharton

         U.S. veteran John Edward Scharton, 84, of Brighton, was surrounded by family as he passed away at his home Nov. 1, 2011.

  • Ventura Santiago Archuleta

         U.S. veteran Ventura Santiago (Jim) Archuleta, 71, of Fort Lupton, went to be with the Lord Nov. 1, 2011.
         He was born July 22, 1940, in Wattenberg, to Jose Archuleta and Louisa Valerio. He served in the U.S. Air Force and married Estefanita Morales July 11, 1964, in Brighton.

  • Ginger L. Plymesser

        Ginger L. Plymesser, 48, of Wheat Ridge and formerly of Brighton, died Oct. 27, 2011.
        She was born June 16, 1963 in Denver, to Dennis Davis and Janice Walker.
        Survivors include her parents, Dennis and Marlys Davis, of Tijeras, N.M., and Jan McDaniel, of Montrose; her husband of 26 years, Stanley, of Wheat Ridge; sister, Kim Davis-Briarwood, of Montrose; daughters, Rachael Smith, Leslie Ann Plymesser, AmberLynne Plymesser and Michelle Plymesser; and three grandsons.

  • Glenn A. Thompson

        U.S. veteran Glenn A. Thompson, 60, of Brighton, died Oct. 22, 2011, in the Philippines.

  • Filomena Ann Suppes

        Filomena Ann Suppes, 87, of Brighton, died Oct. 30, 2011, in Westminster.
        She was born June 23, 1924, in Iliff, to Joe and Kathrine Mildenberger.    
        Survivors include her children: Janice (Wayne) Swedberg, of Brighton, Joe Suppes Jr., of Beyers, Dennis (Ronna) Suppes, of Thornton, Marlene (Dale) Baylor, of Emporia, Kan., Debra (Rick) Ullrick, of Brighton; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

  • David Ryan Backhaus

        David Ryan Backhaus, 47, a longtime resident of Brighton, died Oct. 17, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
        David was born in San Rafael, Calif.
        Survivors include his father, Ted Backhaus, sister, Dana Funke; a niece and nephew, Brittany and Brock Funke; and wife, Maria Sutcliffe.
        No services were held, per David’s request, and cremation took place.
     

  • Mallerie Akin

        Mallerie Akin, 25, of Brighton and formerly of Roswell, N.M., went to spend eternal life with her Lord and Savior Oct. 21, 2011, in Brighton with her loving family at her side.

  • Margaret Archuleta

        Margaret Archuleta, 73, of Fort Lupton, died Oct. 29, 2011.
        She was born Aug. 11, 1938,  in Del Norte, to Manual Medina and Margaret Chavez.
        Survivors include her children, Mark (Doreen) Archuleta, of Thornton, Robert (Jane) Archuleta, of Brighton, Michelle (Daniel) Zamora, of Thornton; siblings, Arthur Medina, of Del Norte, Marie Long, of Denver, and Desi Medina, of Del Norte; and seven grandchildren.