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Obituaries

  • Mary L. Wertz

        Mary L. Wertz, 83, of Brighton, died March 1, 2011.
        She was born May 8, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to John Rago and Mary Shamrelle. She attended school and graduated from North East High School in Kansas City. Mary lived in Brighton since 1989 where she worked as a beautician and was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and the Brighton Senior Center.        
       

  • Maria Sepeda

        Maria Sepeda, 65, of Paducah, Texas, died Feb. 26, 2011, in Lakewood.
        She was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Texas, to Refugio and Antonio Palacios-Sepeda.
        Survivors include daughter, Yolanda Sepeda, of Greeley, and Blanca Sepeda, of Fort Lupton; sisters, Angelita Juarez, of Thornton, and Norma Sepeda, of Fort Collins; a brother, Steve Sepeda, of Greeley; two nieces; and two grandchildren.
        She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Jose and Lupe Sepeda.

  • Dale Erling Erickson

        U.S. veteran Dale Erling Erickson, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Fort Lupton Jan. 5, 2011.

  • Anthony John Hepp

        Anthony John Hepp, 96, of Northglenn and formerly of Brighton, died Feb. 21, 2011, from renal failure.
        Anthony was born Sept. 16, 1914, in Schoenchen, Kan., to Nicholas Hepp and Dorothea Bieker.

  • Virginia Johnson Craig

    Virginia Johnson Craig, 90, of Brighton, formerly of Pea Ridge, Ark., died at her residence Feb. 26, 2011.
                She was born June 27, 1920, in Bentonville, Ark., to Owen and Elva Johnson.

    She attended John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark., where she met Virgle Craig. After their wedding, she and her husband owned and operated radio stations in Georgia and Colorado. Mrs. Craig was also employed by the Department of Human Resources, Adams County, Colo., for 12 years, retiring in 1984.

  • Kenneth Christensen

    Kenneth “Big Kenny” Christensen, 67, of Lochbuie, died Feb. 22, 2011. Ken was born in Estherville, Iowa, to Einer and Yrma (Schultz) Christensen. He is survived by his son, Ken (Katy);  grandchild Ryan; a stepson, Ronald Hall; and daughter-in-law Marty McCormick.

    Kenny graduated from Ceylon High School in Ceylon, Minn. He worked at the grain elevator hefting bags of grain through his teen years. After he graduated, he became a worker of the highway, moving to and from to build highways throughout the western United States.

  • Enrique I. Resendiz

                Enrique I. Resendiz, of Fort Lupton, died Feb. 25, 2011, in Aurora.

                He was born to Mario E. Resendiz and Bianka Garcia.

  • Roberta Jean Fleischer

    Roberta Jean Fleischer, 80, of Brighton, died Feb. 23, 2011, in Brighton. She was born in Erie to Robert Langdon and Marguerite Overholt. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1949 and married Marlon Tounzen in 1951. To this union one son was born; Gregory. Marlon passed away in 1970. Roberta later married Herman (JR) Fleischer.

  • Gerald V. Pierce

    Gerald V. Pierce, 73, of Hudson, died Feb. 22, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Endicott, N.Y., to Orvel and Doris (Morse) Pierce. He married Ruth Ann Hought June 15, 1953, in New Britain, Conn.

    Gerald lived in the Hudson area for more than 20 years, in Longmont for six years and in Boulder from 1969-1982. He owned and operated Whispering Winds Insulation out of Hudson and Longmont. He loved fishing, camping, hunting and spending time with his family.

  • Dorothy Louise Ryman

    Dorothy Louise Ryman died Feb. 22, 2011, in Brighton. She was born April 6, 1919 in Businessburg, Ohio, to Odd Brooks and Edith Louella Ruthford. Her father preceded her in death when she was very young, and her mother married Isaac Lawrence Hammond. Five brothers were born to this union, and she helped raise them. She played the organ for church for many years and also cared for her elderly parents in their home.

     

    She married William Clyde Rife May 29, 1939, in Belmont County, Ohio. He preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1975. They had one son, Bob.