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Obituaries

  • Sherri Leigh Brookman

        Sherri Leigh Brookman, 36, of Brighton, died July 6, 2011, in Westminster.
        She was born Nov. 24, 1974, in Augusta, Ga., to Ron and Katherine Williamson.
        She is survived by her parents; her husband, Richard J.; a son, Sebastion; and a daughter, Samantha.
        A memorial service will be at noon, July 17, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant St., Thornton. Burial was in Sevierville, Tenn.

  • Steven D. Shands

        Steven Dale Shands, 42, of Brighton and formerly of Eugene, Ore., died July 10, 2011. He was born July 14, 1968, in Arcadia, Calif., to Gene and Linda Shands.
        Steve is survived by his wife, Heather, of Brighton; parents, Gene and Linda Shands of Cottage Grove, Ore.; daughter, Kaili and son, Zane, of Las Vegas; brother, Michael of Hugo, Minn., and grandmother, Iris Eldredge of Eugene, Ore.
        A gathering to celebrate Steve’s life will be at a future date.

  • William Thomas Wilson Sr.

        William Thomas Wilson Sr., 75, of Knoxville, Tenn., died July 12, 2011.
        Willie, a twin with Paul, was born March 8, 1936, the sixth of 10 children. He was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea.

  • Manuel M. Gomez

    Manuel M. Gomez, 75, of Westminster, died July 16, 2011, at his home. He was born in Wattenberg to Ricardo Gomez and Florencia Soto. He attended schools in Fort Lupton and married Shirley Montoya Jan. 27, 1957, in Frederick.

    Manuel worked in the housekeeping department of the Brown Palace for 29 years. He drove a bus route for RTD for 14 years, retiring in May 1998. He lived in the Westminster area since 1974 where he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Westminster and was a member of the BPOE 2227.

  • Jorge Salinas Baca

        Jorge Salinas Baca, 68, of Fort Lupton, died July 8, 2011, at his home.
        He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ignacio and Clotilde Salinas.
        Survivors include four brothers, Daniel (Inocente) Salinas, Luis (Andrea) Salinas, Fernando (Librada) Salinas, and Ignacio (Cheryl) Salinas; five sisters, Sylvia (Mauro) Martinez, Cecilia (Jesus) Hierro, Julieta Slainas, Olga Salinas and Sofia Salinas; a daughter, Ivone (Salvador) Garcia; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Irene Hobbs

        Irene Hobbs, 95, of Fort Lupton, died July 5, 2011, at her home.
        She was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Bolivar, Mo., to Frank Hendershot and Ellen Wells.
        Survivors include her children; Anita Randolph, of Washington, David Hobbs, of Fort Lupton, John (Victoria) Hobbs, of Kersey, and Tony Hobbs, of Fort Lupton; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
        She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband, Lloyd; two brothers; two sisters; and two children, Victoria and Arthur.

  • Stephen Matthew Kramer

         Stephen Matthew Kramer, 21, of Fort Lupton, died July 2, 2011, in Boulder.
         He was born Aug. 30, 1989, in Thornton, to Brad and Teri Kramer.
         Survivors include his wife, Dolores “Lola” Kramer; daughter, Leila Arianna Kramer; his mother; and sister, Melanie (Will) Henry-Pino.
         He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Aloysious and Gloria Kramer and grandparents, Alma and Frank Henry.

  • Daniel James Dreiling

         Daniel James Dreiling, 88, of Thornton, died June 27, 2011, in Northglenn.
         He was born March 24, 1923, in St. Peter, Kan to Jaacob Dreiling and Anna Catherine Knoll.

  • Wanda A. Powell

         Wanda A. Powell, 74, of Fort Lupton, died June 29, 2011, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Marquette, Kan., to John Huffington and Helen Ulcer. She graduated from Marquette High School in 1954 and married Sam Powell March 7, 1959, in Indianapolis.

  • Steven T. Sharick

        Steven T. Sharick, 58, died June 25, 2011, in Brighton.
        He was born February 25, 1953, to John and Catherine Sharick, in Madison, Wis.
        Survivors include a daughter, Amber Sharick, of Dillon, Mont.; and two grandchildren.
        He was preceded in death by his parents.
        Interment will be private. Erlinger Funeral Home handled arrangements.