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Obituaries

  • Howard Randy Hirsch

        Howard Randy Hirsch, 57, passed away Sept. 4, 2013, in Brighton. Randy was born to Howard J. and Geraldine (Wells) Hirsch on April 15, 1956, in Brighton, where he lived his entire life.
        Randy is survived by his two sisters, Diana (Fred) Grill and Carolyn (Roger) Keefer; niece, Liza Grill; nephew Eric (Karen) Hirsch; two great-nieces; Nicole (James) Kreisman and Alyssa Hirsch; great-great-niece, Elena Kriesman.
        He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

  • Don K. Ramsey

        Don K. Ramsey, 79, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 4, 2013, in Louisville. He was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Williams County, Ohio, to Cecil and Othie (Rigelman) Ramsey. Don served in the Navy on the USS Bennington from 1952 to 1956. He married Marie Rizzo on June 2, 1956, in New York City.
        Don is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Donna Phaneuf; son, Donald (Julie) Ramsey; grandsons, Donald Phaneuf, Nicholas Ramsey, Eric Ramsey; and granddaughter, Lindsey Phaneuf. Preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

  • Terril Arlene Overton

        Terril Arlene Overton, 82, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 7, 2013, at her home. She was born June 3, 1931, in Peru, Iowa, to Gail and Pauline (Fortune) Barker.
        Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton, which is handling the arrangements.
     

  • Les Schissler

    Les Schissler, 83, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 7, 2013. He was born May 12, 1930, in Brighton, to Fred and Mary (Cook) Schissler. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1945 and later married Donna Young in Mt. Vernon, Wash., on Mary 15, 1952.

  • John Herman Thorngren Jr.

        John Herman Thorngren, Jr., 66, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 3, 2013. He was one of three sons born to the late John and Joyce (Wilson) Thorngren on May 14, 1947, of Broomfield.

  • Lucille C. Maes

        Lucille C. Maes, 92, longtime resident of Brighton, passed away Aug. 29, 2013.

  • Winona Violet Harris

        Winona Violet Harris, 89, passed away Sept. 2, 2013, in Louisville.

        Survivors include two children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, four sisters and her parents.
        Her service was held Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Olinger Eastlawn’s Mausoleum Chapel, 19600 E. Smith Road in Aurora.  Interment will follow at Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery.

     

  • Brittany Leeann Robles

        Brittany Leeann Robles, 24, of Dacono, passed away Aug. 30, 2013, in Brighton. She was born June 25, 1989, in Riverside, Calif., to Wendy Robles and Eric Bradford. She attended school in California and worked as a waitress.
        She is survived by her parents, Wendy Robles and Eric Bradford; her siblings, Kirsten Davidson, Travis Tredwell and Reba Stubbs; her daughters, Addrianna Robles-King and Serenity Robles-King; and aunts and uncles Janice Cambell and Rickey Swaniger.

  • Robert G. Ryan

        Robert G. Ryan, 60, of Ft. Lupton, passed away Sept. 6, 2013, in Lafayette. Born April 23, 1953, in Chicago, Ill.,  to Robert and Audrey (Carstens) Ryan, he graduated from Lombard High School in 1971 and attended college for four years to become a landscape architect. He married Lynn Schneider on April 13, 1989, in Colorado.

  • Larry Gene Ayers

    Larry Gene Ayers, 60, of Fort Lupton, passed away Sept. 6, 2013, in Brighton. He was born Dec. 2, 1952, in Cameron, Texas, to Gene and Jewell Ayers.
        Larry received his bachelor of arts degree in speech communication from the University of Northern Colorado in 1976. He worked as a teacher, a producer at Neodata, a driver and health care worker, but he first love and passion was acting.
        He is survived by his life partner, Terri Locke, of Fort Lupton.