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Obituaries

  • Nelson Pacheco

    Nelson Pacheco, 70, of Commerce City, passed Jan. 8, 2014. Former Vocational Instructor at Community College of Denver. Survived by his children, Victor, Matthew, Melissa, Jason (Shawna), and Clint; grandchildren, Alexis, Jennifer, Tiffany, J.R., Selina, Cynthia, Jessica, Matthew, Christopher, Brandon, Desirae, Joshua, Samantha, Mandy, Alina, and Jalen; numerous great grandchildren;  mother, Percillia Martinez; siblings, Benito, Ernesto, Frank, Billy Pacheco, Marie Ebell, and George Martinez.

  • Steven Lee Andro Briseno

    Steven Lee Andro Briseno, 22, of Greeley, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 6, 1991, in Denver.

     

    Steven grew up in the Frederick area, attending Frederick High School.  After his education, he worked as a cook, later working in sodering in manufacturing.  He was currently employed by JBS.

    On April 23, 2012, he married Victoria Michelle Vergara in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • Louise F. (Murphy) Deibert

    Louise F. (Murphy) Deibert went to be with family and friends on Jan. 23, 2014. We will all miss you. She was born March 15, 1933.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Deibert; a son, David Deibert; a grandson, Toby Streel; and brothers Jim and Bob.

    Survivors include her daughters, Beth, Dawn, Julie and Kay; her son, Daniel; sisters, Joyce and Judy; and her brother, Bill.

     

     

     

  • Eva Ortega-Marquez

    Eva Ortega-Marquez, 65, of Brighton, passed away Jan. 13, 2014, in Mexico. She was born Jan. 2, 1949, to Francisco Ortega and Nemecia Herrera, and married Amado Marquez in 1985 in Brighton.

    She loved working in her garden and keeping herself busy. Eva enjoyed spending time with her family and extended family and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic who spent her spare time praying for others.

  • Esther M. DeCrescentis

    Esther M. DeCrescentis, 76, passed away Jan. 19, 2014. She was born in March 28, 1937, in Trinidad, the 11th of 15 children born to Angelo and Bertha Blasi.

    Esther attended Trinidad Junior College and graduated from Adams State College in Alamosa to become a school teacher. She taught the Trinidad area schools prior to moving to Westminster, where she taught school and met Louis DeCrescentis. They were married in 1963. She was active in Henderson Elementary parent/teacher association. 

  • Jose R. 'Indio' Sanchez, Jr.

    Jose. R. “Indio” Sanchez Jr., 47, of Brighton, died Jan. 15, 2014, in Thornton. He was born Oct. 19, 1966, in Crystal City, Texas, to Jose U. Sanchez and Yolanda Rodriguez. He attended school at Fort Lupton High School and worked in construction.

     

  • Scott Allan Lay

    Scott Allan Lay, 53, departed this earthly life Jan. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Debbie; mother, Delores Lay; brother, Richard Lay; sister, Dawn Lay-Martin; nephews, cousins and many friends.

     

    He was preceded in death by his father, Wilford Lay.

  • Paul E. Kasza Jr.

    Paul E. Kasza Jr., 86, of Antonito, died Jan. 16, 2014, in Arvada. He was born May 18, 1927, in Eads, to Paul E. Kasza, Sr. and Gertrude I. (Partrey) Kasza.

     

  • Alla Petrovna Semeniakina

    Alla Petrovna Semeniakina, 60, of Arvada, passed away Jan. 16, 2014, in Wheat Ridge. She was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Tumen, Russia, to Petr Ovcharov and Anna Ovcharova. She worked as a store clerk.

     

    She is survived by her mother, Anna, of Russia; her daughters, Svetlana Semeniakina, of Arvada, Galina Pozhidaeva, of Russia, and Laris Chiknizova, of Russia; and four grandchildren.

  • Verna Mae Schumann

    Verna Mae Schumann, 93, of Henderson, passed away January 14, 2014 in Thornton. She was born April 23, 1920 in Fort Morgan, CO to William and Alice (Dorsett) Edgar. She graduated from Brighton High School. She later married Henry Schumann on February 22, 1942 in Henderson and together they raised five children, William, Ron, Don, Nina and Linda.

     

    Verna was a homemaker who also sold Avon for 30 years and participated in PTA and 4H with her rabbits. She was a member of the Old Timer Railroad Club.