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Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Ruth Ann Whiteside Southwick

    Friends and family are mourning the passing on of Ruth Ann Whiteside Southwick March 17.

    Ruth was born Dec. 3, 1928, the only child of C.M. (Bud) and Edith Hazel Adamson Whiteside. She attended Fort Lupton public schools, graduating from Fort Lupton High School. She attended the University of Denver. She worked seasonally as an accountant for the Great Western Sugar Co. and Kuner Empson Co. She chose to work seasonally in order to spend the winter months in Southern California. She joined Scotts Liquid Gold.

  • James Thomas Paglione

    James Thomas Paglione, 50, of Brighton, died in Brighton.

    He was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Pueblo, to Jim and Sally Paglione. He received his GED and served in the Army.

    He is survived by his parents; and sisters Diane Barnett, Karen Jenkins and Nancy Paglione of Lakewood.

    Services and interment will be private.

    Erlinger Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.

  • Garry Brown

    Garry Brown, 65, of Fort Lupton, died March 18, 2011, at his home.

    He was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Denver, to David and Grace Brown. He served in the Army.

    Survivors include his sons, Richard, of Douglas, Wyo., Brandon, of Fort Lupton, Dustin, of Glen Rock, Wyo., and Jordon, of Glen Rock; a brother, Jimmy, of Thornton; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters Karen Brown, of Denver, Doris Fulton, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mary Lloyd, of Aurora. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Christian.

  • Carmen Marie Nagy

    Carmen Nagy, 70, of Brighton, died March 17, 2011, in Aurora.