• Bette North

        Bette North, 77, passed away Nov. 7, 2012. She was born Aug. 23, 1935. Bette was a consistent and determined defender of children and those who could not defend themselves in Adams County from 1981-1985 and then in several western states and at the national level until her retirement in 2005. Her desire to bring compassion and dignity to the victims of crime an her uncompromising approach often left her at odds with a system that often struggled to find the will or the means for such change.

  • Earl Fankhouser

    Earl Fanhouser, 84, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 17, 2012, in Thornton. He was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Boone, to Orville and Alice (Johnston) Fankhouser.
        Service arrangments are pending. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


  • Kylee Jo Dahlgren

        Kylee Jo Dahlgren, 4, of Keenesburg, passed away Nov. 16, 2012, at her home. She was born June 2, 2008, in Longmont, to David and Jolene (Dachant) Dahlgren.

  • Diann Lynette Williams Ash

    Diann Lynette Williams Ash, 71, went to be with her graceful and merciful Lord Jesus on Nov. 12, 2012, in Lafayette.

  • Ruby O. Berger

        Ruby Berger, of Longmont, passed away Nov. 12, 2012, in Greeley. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, in McCook, Neb., to Arthur and Martha (Smith) Bowlby. She graduated from Brighton High School and later married Leo J. Berger Dec. 15, 1949, in Platteville.

  • Steven Noel Troester

        Steven Noel Troester, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 2, 2012, in Chico, Calif.
         Steve was born in 1954 in Brighton. He lived in Chico since 1986. Troester served on the board of directors for the Torres Homeless Shelter, Lucian Manor senior housing, CHIP and Habitat for Humanity. He also was the chairperson for the American Red Cross’ volunteer response to a flood in Chicago in 1995.

  • Marland B. Hosford

        Marland B. Hosford, 78, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Great Bend, Kan., to Kenneth and Margaret (Brougher) Hosford. He attended school in California and later married Judy Beierle June 13, 1953, in Brighton.

  • M. Amelia Rivera

        Amelia Rivera, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 4, 2012, in Brighton, Colorado. Amelia was born in Fabens, Texas.
        She worked as a shoe buyer and shop owner of Reliable Shoe Store in Reedley, Calif.
        She is survived by two brothers, Fred Rivera and Jess Rivera, and their families, as well as several nieces and nephews.
        Amelia will forever be cherished and loved by her family and friends. She touched many lives with her kind and compassionate heart.

  • Todd Welch

        Todd Welch, 41, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 9, 2012, in Thornton. He was born June 23, 1971, in Bellflower, Calif., to David and Dixie Welch.
        Todd attended school in Colorado Springs and worked at Conoco as a cashier.
        He is survived by his father, David Welch, and step-mother Joyce, both of Thornton; his mother, Dixie, of Colorado Springs; brother David, of Colorado Springs; and sister Julie, of Northglenn.

  • Nellie Izell Hackler

        Nellie Izell Hackler, 89, of Aurora, passed away Nov. 7, 2012, in Aurora. She was born Oct. 30, 1923, in New Albany, Miss., to James and Mandy Williams.
        Nellie worked as a drapery maker and a housewife. She was married twice — to David E. Jones and Ledesty D. Hackler.