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Obituaries

  • Margarita Gonzales Martinez

    Margarita Martinez, 78, of Brighton, died Aug. 11, 2011, at her home. She was born May 12, 1933, in Mercedes, Texas, to Sylvester Gonzales and Aurora Champion. She attended schools in Mercedes.

     

    She enjoyed crocheting, music and dancing. Garage sale shopping and scratching lottery tickets should also be included in her hobbies. Margarita loved being the boss.

  • Vernon C. Bowman

        On Aug. 7, 2011, the Rev. Vernon C. Bowman, 80, peacefully entered into the welcoming arms of his savior, that he spent his life sharing with others.
        Pastor Bowman will be fondly remembered as a dedicated pastor, always putting others before himself, and a loving and devoted husband, father and “Papaw” to his grandchildren.

  • Pamela Sue Pettinari

          Pamela Sue Pettinari, of Fort Lupton, died at her home Aug. 6, 2011. She was born July 6, 1949, in Fort Collins to John Pettinari and Emily Tucker.

  • Johnny C. Sauer

    Johnny C. Sauer, 90, of Keenesburg, died Aug. 5, 2011, in Greeley. He was born June 29, 1921, in St. Peters, Kan., to Paul Sauer and Mary Knoll. He married Barbara Dreher April 22, 1941, in Brighton and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

     

  • Gary Kevin Grothe

                Gary Kevin Grothe, 57, of Frederick, died July 11, 2011.
                He was born Sept. 30, 1953, in Riverside, Calif.

  • Myrna J. Donaho

    Myrna Donaho, 75, of Brighton, died Aug. 3, 2011, at her home. She was born May 24, 1936, in Denver, to William McKinster and Jessie Davis.

    Myrna is survived by her daughter, Aimee (Tom) Janich of Brighton; grandchildren, Ashley and James Janich; a brother, Darrel McKinster of Englewood, and a sister, Phyllis (Carl) Ferrel, of Guernsey, Wyo.

    Private services will be at a later date. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  • Stanley Spencer Myers

        Stanley Spencer Myers, 69, a Commerce City resident for more than 25 years, died May 16, 2011 in Denver.
        Stan was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Broken Bow, Neb., the third child of Willard and Beulah Myers.
        Survivors include his wife, Pamela; and his three sons, David, of Lebonon Wash., Spencer and Seth, of Denver; brother, Duane, of Port Orchard, Wash.; his sisters, Barbara Saint, of Whitney, Texas, Karen Petty, of Mesa, Ariz., and Cheryl Carle, of Hartsel. 

  • Marion Wade Farnsworth

        Marion Wade Farnsworth, 95, a longtime Commerce City resident, died July 13, 2011, at Life Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.
        She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in Amarillo, Texas, to Charles Olen and Ida May (Fender) Wade.
        A memorial service is 6 p.m., Aug. 10, at Goode Centennial United Methodist Church, 6391 Olive St., Commerce City.
        Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marion Wade Farnsworth to Goode Centennial UMC.
     

  • Donna Duffy Sandoval

    Donna Duffy Sandoval, 54, passed away peacefully July 27, 2011, after a long illness.
        She was born March 30, 1957, in Colorado Springs, to Jacqueline and James Nelson. She was a mother, wife, grandmother, auntie and friend. She was the strongest woman we all knew and were blessed enough to love. She was unique and will be missed by many. 
        Survivors include her husband, Ernest Sandoval; sons, Terry and Jaime Benavidez; daughter, Melissa (Oscar) Ortega; and nine beautiful grandchildren.

  • Kenneth T. Funakoshi

        U.S. veteran Kenneth T. Funakoshi, 88, of Oceanside, Calif., died June 20, 2011, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.
        He was born June 3, 1923, to Hirokichi and Tatsu Funakoshi in Fort Lupton. He began working at the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center as financial systems specialist in March 1952 and retired from the Air Force in March 1984.