• Leonard A. Brandt

        Leonard A. Brandt, 85, of Brighton, passed away May 26, 2013. Born January 24, 1928 in Denver, CO to Herman and Susie (Erdman) Brandt, he graduated from Manual High School in 1946 and married Ann Harvey on September 30, 1952 in Denver.
        Leonard worked for the Conoco Refinery for 38 years and built homes in the Lakewood area for 12 years.
        He enjoyed woodworking, farming and driving his tractor. He loved spending time with his wife and and children.

  • Melba M. Pickett

    Melba M. Pickett, 87, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013.  She is survived by her loving husband, Roy; children, Karen Peach, Janice Lockman; grandchildren, Donald (Michelle) Lockman, Terrah (Gary) Hill, Adam Wood, Billy Wood, Amanda Cabral; great grandchildren, Rio, Zoey, Malaya, Anjolina, Jada, Donovan, Gavin, Gabriella, Araya and siblings, William J Edens, Harlin Edens. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6; funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, both at Olinger Highland, 10201 Grant St., Thornton, CO. Committal to follow.


  • Mary M. Dunnuck

        Mary M. Dunnuck was born April 14, 1917, to Abraham L. and Hattie Eva (Fosnot) Frye on Redlands Mesa near Hotchkiss. She was the youngest of nine siblings. Her family moved to the Ft. Lupton area when Mary was 4 years old. She grew up on a farm, loving to ride horses bareback around the countryside.

  • Franko S. 'Konko' Gomez

    Frank S. “Konko” Gomez,, 70, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Ft. Lupton, Colorado, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013.
        He was born to Margaret C. Gomez and the late Frank Y. Gomez, April 4, 1943. Frank graduated from Ft. Lupton High School in 1963. He married Marcela Aerts, of Wattenberg, and they lived in Ft. Lupton, and then relocated to Denver in 1969.

  • Audrey C. Farley

    Audrey Christ Farley, 55, of Brighton, passed away May 23, 2013, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born Dec. 25, 1957, to Elizabeth and Robert Christ in Chicago — as her mother always said, a “Christmas Angel.”

  • Lorraine M. Jones

    Lorraine M. Jones, 88, of Hudson, passed away May 22, 2013, in Greeley. She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Eagle Grove, Iowa, to Henry and Mable Larsen. She married Donald E. Jones in 1944.
        She is survived by a brother, three sisters, a daughter, Jane Atkerson, of Greeley, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1964.
        Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. May 29 at Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton. Erlinger Funeral Home of Fort Lupton is handling the arrangements.

  • Thomas Leroy Phelps
  • Glenn Donald “Don” Neely
  • Juan P. Luna

    Juan P. Luna, 74, of Ft. Lupton, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2013. He was born Dec. 5, 1938. Juan was a great fisherman who loved the outdoors. He loved to garden and go camping but most of all Juan loved the Lord, Jesus Christ.
        Juan leaves behind his wife, Lidia; four children, Dan (Robyn) Luna, Debra (Elias) Martinez, Christina (Joe) Rios and Rosina (Greg) Gonzalez; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Lovina Adelaide DeFreese

    Lovina Adelaide DeFreese, 100, passed away on May 17, 2013, in Longmont.
        She was born in Flat Rock, Ill., to William and Katherine O’Keefe.
        She was married to Ralph DeFreese, who preceeded her in death in 1964.
        Lovina will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colorado.
        Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.