• Thor Apodaca

    Thor Apodaca, 4, of Keenesburg, died Aug. 13, 2014, at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. He was born to Morgan and Joseph Apodaca.

    He is survived by his parents, Morgan and Joseph Apodaca; a sister, Timber; and multiple grandparents.

  • Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder, 83, of Brighton, died Aug. 21, 2014. 

    Robert is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Sanders) Snyder; his children, Karleen Ring, Lynnette Merich and Robert J. Snyder; and four siblings.

  • Dominic Jesus Hernandez

    Dominic Jesus Hernandez, 34, of Brighton, passed away Aug. 24, 2014. He was born to Eugene Hernandez and Lucy (Renova) Lozano.

    Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

    Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  • Lilliana Rae Shine

    Lilliana Rae Shine, of Brighton, was born July 18, 2014, to Tony Shine and Christine Frome. She passed away tragically on Aug. 18, 2014.

    Lilliana, a precious little angel, touched many lives and was loved dearly by her family and friends. She will never be forgotten by those who loved her.

    Her daddy, Tony, wants his angel to “Fly High Princess.”

  • John J. Birkholz

    John J. Birkholz, 69, of Brighton, passed away Aug. 25, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1944, in Denver, to Everett and Irene (Baca) Birkholz. He graduated from Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, and married Laurie Flicker on Nov. 27, 1982, in Thornton.

  • Jean Elizabeth Bailey Knox

    Jean Elizabeth Bailey Knox passed peacefully on Aug. 19, 2014, at home in the presence of her family.

  • Jaxon Rey Montoya

    Linday May and Anthony Montoya, of Hudson, announce the birth of a son, Jaxon Rey Montoya. Jaxon was born July 29, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20.5 inches.

    Grandparents are Lorenzo Olivas, of Salem, Ore., and Robert and Julie Torres, of Hudson. Great-grandfather is Adolfo Gomez, of LaSalle.

    Jaxon joins his siblings, Brooke, 19; Fantasia, 19; Roman, 14; Tanya, 12; AJ, 7; and Izabella, 2.


  • William G. Valentine

    William G. Valentine, 72, passed away Aug. 12, 2014. 

    He is survived by his wife, Gloria Walston-Valentine; three daughters, Cathy Valentine, Shelley Valentine and Diana Walston-Valentine; and two sons, Michael Todd Barncord and Richard Emory Valentine; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Aspen Magnolia Chapel, 6580 E. 73rd Ave. in Commerce City. Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

  • Stacy Howard Smallwood

    Stacy Howard Smallwood, 50, of Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Thornton, died Aug. 1, 2014, at home.

    He is survived by his fiancé, Courtney Schill; a son, Brandon Smallwood; and a grandchild.

    Erlinger Funeral Home of Brighton is handling the arrangements.



  • Rodger Lee Brinton

    Rodger Lee Brinton, 58, of Thornton, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home.

    He is survived by his mother Rosemary, his sisters, Susan and Michelle; son Jeffrey; daughter Regina; son-in law Ivan; grandchildren, Breck, Ellania and Gavin; soul mate and best friend Jennifer, and daughter Deena.