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Obituaries

  • Tom McBride

        Tom McBride, retired Colorado State University extension director for Adams County, passed away June 15, 2013, following a long illness.
        Tom worked in extension for 34 years and is best known for his research work with sheep, his outreach in the community and his dedication to the mission of CSU Extension.
        Tom is survived by his wife, Mary, and two sons, Chase and Tyler.

  • Pedro L. Garza

        Pedro L. Garza 89, of Brighton, passed away at his residence Sunday, June 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 25,1923, in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, to Alberto Garza and Anita Lira.

  • Nina Marie Curtis

    Nina Marie Curtis, 55, of Fort Lupton, died June 15, 2013, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. She was born Feb. 20, 1958, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Lemuel Martin Curtis and Gertrude Sophia Curtis. She attended Metro High School and worked doing odds and ends.
        She is survived by a daughter, Nikkole (Curtis) Swearingen; sons, James Shannon, Cliff Shannon and Shawn Shannon; 11 grandchildren and one great-granchild.
        Nina was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Robert Palferman and Richard Curtis.

  • Violet Jean Boileau

        Violet Jean Boileau, 85, of Thornton, passed away June 9, 2013, in Keenesburg. She was born to Christ and Katherine (Schumacher) Gaub on Jan. 26, 1928, in Robinson, N.D., where she also attended school.
        She was a homemaker for the majority of her life. She enjoyed cooking and cleaning, she would even mop the garage. In her younger years she loved to dance.

  • Neva 'Jean' Gleitz

     Neva “Jean” Gleitz, 76, of Thornton, passed away May 27, 2013. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Tulsa, Okla., to Paul and Neva (Davis) Yates. She attended Webster High School and later married Elroy Gleitz on May 2, 1954.

  • Charlie 'Chuck' Maestas

    Charlie “Chuck” Maestas, 67, of Arvada, passed away June 7, 2013, in Wheat Ridge. He was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Alamosa, attending schools in Olathe. Charlie continued his education at the University of Northern Colorado for a few years then joined the U.S. Army in 1963 where he served during the Vietnam Era, until 1966.

  • Denny Ray Romero

    Denny Ray Romero, 55, of Greeley, died June 6, 2013, at his home. He was born April 8, 1958, in Denver, to Ray and Isabel Romero.
        Denny moved to Greeley in 2000 to be near his family. He was employed by industrial construction companies as a superintendent for many years until he became disabled. He maintained a positive and passionate life after his disablement and was an inspiration to anyone who knew him. Denny was an avid Bronco fan and loved a great party. He had special place in his heart for all of his grandchildren, family, nurses and friends.

  • James M. Chavez

    James M. Chavez, 66, passed away June 2, 2013. He was born Jan. 2, 1947. He is survived, inspired, glorified and honored through the lives of his children, Renee and Derek (Heather); grandchildren, Darios, Mark, Chelce, Devon, Jared, Jordan, Jaylyn, and Elijah; brother, Steven Chavez (Martine); and sister, Cindy Schawe (Mark).
        Graveside memorial held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area ‘A’.
        Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

     

  • Effie Fay Knoll

        Effie Fay Knoll, 93, of Thornton, passed away May 27, 2013. She was born March 7, 1920, in Weldona, to Carl and Mabel (Williams) Avey. She attended Sunnyside Schools near Weldona and later married Vearl Knoll on April 2, 1938.
        Effie was homemaker for the majority of her life who enjoyed her garden and quilting, especially for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

  • Dorothy A. Devine

    Dorothy A. Devine, 81, of Thornton, passed away May 28, 2013 in Broomfield.  Born June 13, 1931 in Denver, CO to Ross and Regina (Stegman) Sherley, she attended schools in Brighton.
        She lived in Brighton for many years and moved to Thornton in 1979 and  worked for Western Packaging as a secretary for more than 20 years, retiring in 1991.