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Obituaries

  • Frederick L. Chavez

    Frederick Lee Chavez, 58, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 29, 2014, in Denver. He was born to Frederick Chavez and Henriette Ortega.

    Memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Northglenn.

    Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

  • Robert Gutierrez

    Robert Gutierrez, 54, of Hudson, entered into rest on Dec. 6, 2014. He was born to Frank and Josephine Gutierrez.

    Robert is survived by his father, Frank Gutierrez; three brothers, four sisters, 13 nephews, five nieces, eight great-nephews and seven great-nieces.

  • Helen F. Linnebur

    Helen F. Linnebur, 90, of Roggen, passed away Nov. 29, 2014, in Greeley. She was born, the youngest of 10 children, on Aug. 20, 1924, in Evansville, Ind., to Frank and Anna (Blankenberger) Hillenbrand. She moved to Colorado in 1951 to stay with family. On Dec. 28, 1953 Helen married Earl W. Linnebur at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in rural Roggen.

  • Jacob J. Dawson

    Jacob J. Dawson, 83, of Keenesburg, passed away Dec. 1, 2014, in Brighton. He was born March 27, 1931, in Stoneham, to Jacob and Mildred (Dack) Dawson. He graduated from Fort Lupton High School in 1949 and later married Betty L. Cutler on Aug. 19, 1956, in Brighton.

  • Myrna K. Slabaszewski

    Myrna K. Slabasewski, 70, of Fort Lupton, passed away Dec. 4, 2014 at her home. She was born June 19, 1944, in Brighton, to Harold Ackerson and Doris Calhoun. She graduated from Fort Lupton High School in 1962 and on Dec. 31, 1963, she married Ronnie Herbst. The couple later divorced.

  • Frank Gittlein

    Frank Gittlein, 73, of Fort Lupton, passed away Nov. 30, 2014. He was born to Frank and Catherine Gittlein.

    He is survived by two brothers and three sisters.

    Viewing is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 6, both at Erlinger Funeral Chapel. Private interment to follow.

  • Helen E. Dill

    Helen E. Dill, 91, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 23, 2014, in Brighton. She was born to William McClure and Minnie Falkin. 

    Helen is survived by her sons, William (Cheryl) Dill, Tony (Chris) Dill and D.R. (Deb) Dill; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • John Lloyd Jones

    John Lloyd Jones, 72, passed away at home on Nov. 20, 2014. He was born in Leadville to Bessie and Floyd Jones.

  • Oscar (Rick) Lee, III

    Oscar (Rick) Lee, III, 58, of Brighton, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born in Denver to Oscar and Dorothy (Brown) Lee and graduated from Brighton High School in 1974.

  • Clara Lee Martin

    Lifelong Fort Lupton resident and business leader Clara Lee Martin passed away on Nov. 19, 2014, at the Sterling House Senior Living Community in Brighton.

    Clara Lee was born in Fort Lupton on May 29, 1920, to Rollie Jacob Vincent and Florence Elizabeth (Knous) Vincent. Her paternal grandparents, Asa Jenkins Vincent and Maggie Lee (Parsons) Vincent were also residents of Fort Lupton.