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Obituaries

  • James J. Sweetman

    James J. Sweetman, 78, of Brighton, passed away Aug. 17, 2013, at his home. Born Nov. 1, 1934, in Akron, Colo., to James and Irene (Compton) Sweetman, he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Grand Junction.

  • Ron Johnson

    Ron Johnson, 74, of Dacono, passed away Aug. 13, 2013, in Louisville. He was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., to Oliver and Bernice Johnson. He attended school in Proviso Township and worked in the printing industry.
        He married Evelyn Judy Orton Aug. 6, 1960.
        He is survived by a sister, Janet Kirrane; a son, Ron Johnson; daughters, Terri Johnson, Debbie Fraudendorfer and Christy Johnson; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

  • Shirley M. Hunt

    Shirley M. Hunt, 79, of Ft. Lupton, passed away Aug. 17, 2013, at her home. Born March 9, 1934, in Laurel, Mont., to Oscar and Mary (Crow) Heck,  she graduated from West High School in Denver in 1950.
        She was a machine operator/inspector for Coors Ceramics for more than 30 years. She enjoyed painting, ceramics, gardening, woodworking and dogs. Her latest new hobby was to paint canvas.

  • Clara Egly Bounds

        Clara Egly Bounds, 87, of Aurora, and formerly of Landers, Calif., died peacefully on July 29, 2013, after a brief struggle with cancer. The daughter of Jesse and Ida Egly, she was born April 29, 1926, in Forest, Illinois. In 1947, Clara married the love of her life, Stanley I. Bounds (d 1999).
        In the late 1950s Clara and Stanley moved to Orange, Calif., where in addition to raising their three children Clara worked as an office assistant at the California State Forestry Department/City of Orange Fire Department.

  • Dora Arguello

        Dora Arguello, 88, of Henderson, passed away August 9, 2013 in Thornton. Born August 20, 1924 in Arroyo Seco, NM to Willie and Genoveva (Gallegos) Garcia, she attended schools in New Mexico and married Max Arguello in California on October 8, 1948.
        Dora is survived by her son, Alex Arguello of Henderson; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Arlene Francis Kaldenberg

        Arlene Frances Kaldenberg, 91, of Denver, passed away Aug. 9, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Meservey, Iowa, to John and Tena (Ostendorf)Schmidt and attended schools in Iowa.
        She designed kitchens for several years and enjoyed woodworking, cooking and sewing.
        Arlene is survived by her children, Bruce John (Jean) Kaldenberg, of Castle Rock, and Claudia (Vern) Schraut, of Denver; sisters, Frances Groen, of Des Moines, Iowa; one grandchild and one great-grandchildren.

  • Shirley K. Leeper

        Shirley K. Leeper, 83, of Commerce City, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1930, to Alfred and Lila (Black) Krogh in Denver, she graduated from Adams City High School in 1948 and continued her education at UNC. She graduated in 1952 with her bachelor of arts degree in physical education and was one of the last recipients of a lifetime teaching certificate in home economics. She married Harlow Leeper on June 8, 1952, in Denver.

  • Mary Delgado

        Mary Delgado, 72, of Brighton, passed away July 28, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Brighton, to Faustin and Adelina (Aragon) Maestas. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1959.

  • Pete F. Palombo

    Pete F. Palombo, 81, of Brighton, passed away Aug. 10, 2013, in Denver. He was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Denver, CO to Floyd and Silvia (Volpato) Palombo and attended schools in Adams City. He married Mary J. Robertson on June 24, 1956 in Raton, N.M.

  • Larry Townsend

    Larry Townsend, 56, of Dacono, passed away July 30, 2013. He was born March 30, 1957, in Marion, Ohio, to Cecil and Elaine Townsend. He attended high school in Ohio and worked as a diesel mechanic.
        He served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977 at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., and Fort Knox, Ky., rising to the rank of Private First Class.