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Obituaries

  • Agnes J. Hirsch

        Agnes J. Hirsch, 92, of Brighton, passed away April 4, 2013, in Brighton. She was born Nov. 29, 1920, in New Almo, Kan., to J.C. and Mary (Glenmeyer) Vahling. She attended schools in Goodland, Kan., and later married Harry Hirsch, Sr. on Oct. 9, 1940, in Brighton. The couple stayed in the Brighton area for 61 years.
        Agnes worked as a Nurse’s Aide for St. Anthony Hospital in Denver when she was young and later worked for Kuner Empson Canning Company in the packing line for 23 years.

  • Michelle Myers

        In loving memory of Michelle Myers, born Sept. 11, 1954, passed away Feb. 27, 2013; survived by sister Rosemarry Spurlock and brother Chris Kimrey, numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

     

  • Ronnie E. Jaramillo

    Ronnie E. Jaramillo, 44, of Fort Lupton, passed away April 1, 2013, in Brighton. He was born April 2, 1968, in Denver, to Marcelino and Cordy (Vigil) Jaramillo. He was a lifetime resident of the Ft. Lupton-Brighton area, graduating from Ft. Lupton High School in 1986.
        He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved the Oakland A’s. Ronnie worked for ARCO Concrete for five years and also for Kitayama Brothers in Brighton and Color Star Greenhouses in Ft. Lupton for many years. He loved to spend time with his family and loved his dogs.

  • Drew Eugene Dye

        Drew Eugene Dye, 72, of Lochbuie, passed away March 31, 2013 in Brighton. He was born September 10, 1940 in Durango, CO to Orval Dye and Helen Arnold. He attended schools in Rocky Ford and later married Shirley A. Blake in 1967 in Golden, CO.
        He worked as a machinist operator making lids for Coors Brewing Company for 28 years. In his free time he enjoyed working and tinkering on everything. He was part farmer-part machinist. He loved raising animals, fishing and hunting.

  • Justin Lee Haffner

        Justin Lee Haffner, 29, of Hudson, died March 27, 2013, in Greeley. He was born May 4, 1983, in Brighton, to Gerald Lee and Sherri Ann (Schreiner) Haffner. He was a 2004 graduate of Weld Central High School.

  • Edward Lewis Edwards Jr.

    Edward Lewis Edwards Jr., 45, of Englewood, died March 26, 2013, in Englewood. He was born Aug. 22, 1967, in Denver, to Edward Sr. and Carolyn (York) Edwards. He was a 1984 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. He married Glenda Garman July 7, 1995, in Englewood.
        Edward enjoyed mechanics and working on cars. Spending time with his family and kids was most important. He enjoyed watching movies and playing games. An avid Broncos fan, he enjoyed football and wrestling.

  • Mary Michiko Ida

        Mary Michiko Ida, 91, of Brighton, passed away April 1, 2013, in Lafayette. She was born March 7, 1922, in Copeland, to Heikuro Iritani and Shikano Morikawa. She attended Englewood High School and graduated in 1940. On Sept. 8, 1941, Mary married Harry Ida in Golden.

  • Kathryne Louise Sandquist

        Kathryne “Kathie” Louise Sandquist, 88, passed away comfortably during the night of March 25, 2013. She was born Dec. 9, 1924.
        Kathie was raised on a dairy farm between Fort Lupton and Brighton, where she learned to care for her father and brothers at an early age after losing her mother in an automobile accident. She attended Independence School and then graduated from Brighton High School in 1943. She married her high school sweetheart, Bob, on Oct. 4, 1944, in Indianapolis, Ind., while Bob was in the Army.

  • Ricardo Rocha Ramirez

    Ricardo Rocha Ramirez, 2, of Fort Lupton, passed away March 29, 2013, in Brighton. He was born Aug. 5, 2010, in Brighton, to Maricela and Gabriel Rocha.
        He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Candelaniel Torrez.
        Ricardo is survived by his parents, Maricela and Gabriel Rocha, of Fort Lupton; brothers, Oscar, Gabriel and Jonathan Rocha, all of Fort Lupton; and grandparents Maria Santos Ramirez and Candido Ramirez, of Fort Lupton.

  • Linda Kay Aunspaugh

        On March 18, 2013 Linda Kay Aunspaugh joined our Father in Heaven. Linda was a loving sister, mom and grandma.