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Obituaries

  • Darrell H. Smith

    Darrell H. Smith, 59, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home in Brighton. He was born on Nov. 5, 1954, in Denver, to Jim and Dorothy Smith.

    Darrell married Rebecca in 1985 in Aurora.  Darrell was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

    Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Jim Smith; his sister, Lorraine; and his daughter, Michelle.

  • Arthur Louis Keith

    Arthur Louis Keith was born on Aug. 15, 1923, at the family farm in Graham County, Kan., to Dorwood and Mary Fleming Keith. He passed from this life at the age of 91 on Sept. 9, 2014. 

  • Harvey Burkhardt

    Harvey Burkhardt, 82, of Brighton, passed away on June 24, 2014. Harvey was born to Henry and Elizabeth (Walter) Burkhardt.

    Harvey is survived by his wife Lucille (Pullano); his daughter Diane (Jim) DeVries; three grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and brother/sisters-in-law.

  • Simon Gallegos

    Simon Gallegos, 68, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 18, 2014, at his home. He was born to Matias Gallegos and Anita Sena.

    Simon is survived by his wife, Estella; and nine siblings.

    Memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Access Church of Brighton, 133 S. 27th Ave., Brighton. Inurnment followed at Elmwood Cemetery.

  • Olga Diaz Sanchez

    Olga Diaz Sanchez, 63, of Fort Lupton, passed away Sept. 12, 2014, in Greeley. She was born to Jesus Maria and Concepion Flores Diaz.

    She is survived by her husband, Isabel; her children, Delfina Guerrero, Dominga Hernandez, and Maria Isabel Sanchez; three brothers, three sisters, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Marjorie (Hutcherson) Wright

    Marjorie Imogene Wright passed away Sept. 18, 2014, at her home. She was 93 years old.

    She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Fort Lupton, to Howard and Bertha (Meloy) Hutcherson. She grew 
    up on the family farm and attended the one-room Porter School.

  • Isabel G. Saunderson (Romero)

    Isabel G. Saunderson, formerly of Fort Lupton and a Fort Lupton High School graduate, entered into Heaven on Aug. 29, 2014. She was born to Joe and Abrelia Romero.

    She is survived by her children, Bernadette, Teresa, Steve and Michael Morales, Albert; her siblings, Carmel, Helen, Joe Jr., Dorothy, Judy, Duane, Karen Shirley and Linda; a granddaughter Sofia and many close friends.

  • Elda Carrey (Samms) Meyer

    Elda Carrey (Samms) Meyer, 74, of Fort Lupton, passed away at her home on Sept. 13, 2014.

    Elda was born Sept. 30, 1939, to Paul and Rita Samms in Denver, Colorado.  In December 1957 she married John F. Meyer in Illinois. Carrey worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

    She is survived by her sons; John, Eric and Jason Meyer; a daughter, Lisa Meyer-Mowbray; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Demostenes "Dan" Martinez, Jr.

    Demostenes “Dan” Martinez Jr., 69, of Henderson, passed away Sept. 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 22, 1945, to Demostenes Sr. and Faustina Martinez in Chacon, N.M.