• Humberto Rodriguez

    Humberto Rodriguez, 57, of Brighton, died April 1, 2011, at home.

                He was born May 31, 1953, in Monterrey, Mexico, to Humberto and Carmen Rodriguez. He was a carpet layer and married Brita Rodriguez Sept. 11, 2002.

                Rodriguez is survived by his mother; sisters, Blanca Rodriguez, of Mexico, Carmen Rodriguez, of Mexico, and Claudia, of Mexico; and a daughter, Nicole Kontak, of Tucson, Ariz.

  • Sandra Ann Williams

    Sandra Ann Williams, 64, of Brighton, died April 2, 2011, in Brighton. She was born in West Point, Neb., Sept. 5, 1946, to Karl (Helen) Knobbe. Sandra graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1964. After graduation she attended Barnes Business School for two years and received her associates in business administration. She married Dennis Williams in Brighton May 12, 2000.


  • Betty Jane Phillips

    Betty Jane Phillips, 65, of Fort Lupton, died March 27, 2011, at home.


                She was born March 28, 1945, in Miami, Okla., to Thomas and Ruth Kelly. She attended school through 12th grade and married Eugene D. Phillips April 125, 1980.

  • Lorene Maude Walker

        Lorene Maude Walker, 90, of Hudson, died March 25, 2011, at The Villas at Sunny Acres Hospice in Thornton.
        She was born Aug. 27, 1920, to Earl and Rosa Wymore in Thayer, Kan.
        Survivors include her sisters, Fern Nelson, of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., and Sadie Mae (Sue) Cooper, of San Diego, Calif.; son, Robert F. Walker Jr., of Conifer; daughter, Sharilyn D. Testa, of Thornton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Kirsten Graham

         Kirsten Graham, 37, of Henderson, died unexpectedly at her home. She left behind her husband, Cleto Rodriguez; her son, Jonah Graham; and three stepchildren, Jorge, Daniel and Marina. She is also survived by her mother, Dee (Eddie) Durland; her father, Robert (Lillian) Graham; a brother; Richard (Sandy) Brookman, a sister; Gabrielle Graham (Shawn Haan); nieces and nephew, Nicole and Zach Brookman and Taylor Haan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

  • Patrick L. Gordon

        Patrick L. Gordon, 32, of Fort Lupton, died March 24, 2011, in Denver.
        He was born Jan. 16, 1979, in then-Denver General Hospital to Bruce E. Gordon and Barbra A. Penton.
        Survivors include his wife, Dawn M. Gordon; his parents; a brother, Christopher Cody; and three sons, Trenton Van Oeveren, William J. Arnett and Dakota L. Gordon.
        Funeral services were April 1, at First Baptist Church, Fort Lupton.

  • Alfred Windholz

    Alfred Windholz, 80, of Brighton, died March 5, 2011. He was born April 3, 1930, to his parents, Adolph and Emma (Werth) Windholz. He married Alice Dinges April 29, 1968, in Brighton, and the couple enjoyed each others’ company for the last 42 years.

    He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar as well as the trombone for several polka bands. He later owned and operated Al's Auto Body in Brighton for 20 years.

  • Mary Ann Plonka

    Mary Ann Plonka, 75, of Fort Lupton, died March 23, 2011. She was born June 19, 1935, in Louisville, Ky., to Anthony Plonka and Eddie Wiggins. She graduated from Manual High School in Denver and attended the University of Louisville for a couple years and then the University of San Francisco, where she graduated.

    Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and teaching all children. She also had a great love for animals.

  • Mary Helen Wagner

    Mary Helen Wagner, 86, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family March 24, 2011. She was born in Iuka, Kan., April 8, 1924, to Wesley and Loah (Caulk) Parker. She was the seventh of nine children.


  • Darlene G. Quimby

    Darlene G. Quimby of Keenesburg, died at her home March 19, 2011. She was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Downs, Kan., to James and Mary (Reeves) Riggs.


                Survivors include her daughters; Renná Foos, of Keenesburg, Elaine (Ken) Knapp, of Thornton, Tina (Michael Sullivan) Edgar of Brighton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandsons; and one sister, Ruby Marshall, of Citrus Heights, Calif.