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Obituaries

  • William A. Reichrath

    William A. Reichrath, 81, of Fort Lupton, passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at Brighton Care Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Murphysboro, Ill,, to Andrew and Mary Reichrath.
        He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Diego, Calif., from 1950 to 1955, earning the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He spent 17 years working for ABS and 16 years as a regional milk inspector. He married Joan Wilkes Feb. 11, 1954.

  • Gilbert Eugene McQueen

    Gilbert Eugene McQueen, 77, of Commerce City, passed away Oct. 14, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Hanover, to Harry and Martha (Skinner) McQueen. He graduated from Calhan High School and joined the U.S. Army where he served for almost six years. He continued his education at the University of Colorado where he studied engineering. Gilbert married Martha Orndoff Nov. 28, 1958, in Ft. Momonth, Va.

  • Gordon Hall

    Gordon Hall, 97, of Lochbuie and formerly of Pierre, S.D., passed away quietly Oct. 10, 2012, at home in Lochbuie. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Reliance, S.D., to Asal and Blanche (Simons) Hall.
        Gordon left this world to join his family, sister, Leota Hall Chandler; brothers, Dale W. Hall and Wendell L. Hall; daughter, Norma Jean Hall Staven; grandson, Michael Staven and both parents.

  • James Billsborough

    James Billsborough, 42, of Hudson, passed away Sept. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1969, in Libby, Mont., to Elmore Billsborough and Barbara Miller.
        James is survived by his fiancee, Jennifer Bennett, of Hudson; father, Elmore Billsborough, of Rosewell, N.M.; mother, Barbara Miller, of Keenesburg, and sister, Tammy Billsborough, of Keenesburg.
        A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

     

  • Carol Jean Millar

        Carol Jean Millar, 66, of Brighton, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Brainerd, Minn., to Charles Ruhl and Betty Grossman.
        She worked as a keno runner for the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas for many years. Carol also worked as a retail clerk for different hardware stores and drug stores, and most recently at Walgreens in Yuba City, Calif., for 17 years. She moved to Colorado in June 2012.

  • Shirley J. McDonald

        Shirley J. McDonald, 70, of Brighton, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, in Brighton. She was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Little Falls, Minn., to Harold and Marion (Maxwell) Coning.
        Shirley is survived by her children, Gerald McDonald, of Duluth, Minn., Debbie Okwelle, of Commerce City, Patrick McDonald, Charles McDonald and Darla (Noe) Ortiz, all of Brighton; sister, Char Holmes and brother, Randy Coning, both of Duluth, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Carol J. Van Den Bos

        Carol J. Van Den Bos, 80, passed away Oct. 9, 2012, at her home. She was born April 22, 1932, in Louisville, to Newton and Minnie Rockley. She married Donald Van Den Bos of Lafayette as a young girl. While living in Lafayette they had four children: Allan, of Brighton, Kristy, of Brighton, Ann, of Chandler, Ariz., and Paul, of Lynchburg, Va. Carol is also survived by 16 grandchildren and by six great-grandchildren.

  • Lyle Eugene Nash

        Lyle Eugene Nash, 74, passed away Oct. 5, 2012, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Gaylord, Kan., and raised in Sterling. He married his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn, June 16, 1957. Lyle and Carolyn raised their family in the Denver/Fort Lupton area. Lyle worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1993.
        After his retirement, he and Carolyn moved to Walsenburg where they continued to pursue their hobby of photography, photographing Colorado wildlife and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. 

  • Dr. S. Lee Rowe

    Dr. S. Lee Rowe, 76, passed away Oct. 2, 2012. Lee was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Fountain Hill, Penn., to Stern V. and Goldie Rowe.
        A graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, he was a pharmacist in Colorado until graduating from the University of Colorado School Of Dentistry in 1977. His private dental practice was in Brighton.
        Lee was a member of the Golden Gun Club and also enjoyed bird-watching, spending many years as a volunteer at Barr Lake State Park.

  • Gilbert Lee Bowman

    Gilbert Lee Bowman died Oct. 9, 2012, at Pathways Hospice in Loveland. He was 80.
        Gilbert was born June 2, 1932, in Grinnell, Kan., to George and Versa (LaMar) Bowman.
        He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1957 as an Army Medic, stationed part of the time in Germany.
        He married Barbara Frances Tormey in June 1952 in Fort Lupton; they later divorced. Gilbert was married to Geraldine Elliott July 13, 1958, in Frederick.