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Obituaries

  • Ruth Ann Hummel

        Ruth Ann Hummel, 86, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 30, 2013. Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Alden, Iowa, to Floyd and Martha (Neunfeld) Barhite, she attended schools in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and married Ronald Hummel in 1950 in Iowa.

  • David Ross Blackston

        David R. Blackston, 53, of Platteville, passed away Sept. 28, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Brighton, to Douglas Blackston and Bertha Fincht. He attended schools in Longmont and Weld Central High School.
        He worked as a truck driver for 30 years. David enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming and animals in general. He was your ‘typical cowboy’. He also loved to spend time with his family, both children and grandchildren.

  • Norman L. Carlson

        Norman L. “Norm” Carlson went home to meet his Lord on Sept. 29, 2013. Norman was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Denver, to Peter J. and Agnes C. Carlson. He was raised in Commerce City. After graduating he served in the United States Coast Guard. He spent 33 years as an Engineering Specialist with Hewlett Packard (in Loveland, Ft. Collins, Vancouver, Wash., and Greeley), retiring in 1997.

  • Polly Diane Rivera

        Polly D. Rivera, 75, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 30, 2013, at her home. She was born July 6, 1938, in Sapello, N.M., to Amadeo and Elivra (Sandoval) Vigil, and married Isidro Rivera on June 16, 1962.
        She enjoyed crocheting, making flowers, playing bingo and dancing. Polly also enjoyed gambling in Blackhawk and Las Vegas. She also loved cooking and canning. She loved to spend time with her family and spoil her grandchildren.

  • Evelyn M. Gaschler

        Evelyn M. Gaschler, 89, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 28, 2013, in Brighton. Born Jan. 6, 1924, in Ellis, Kan., where she attended school, to Joseph and Clara (Rohr) Pfeifer, she moved to Brighton in 1936 and has remained in the area since. She married Martin Gaschler on Nov. 19, 1945, in Wattenberg.

  • Pamela Jean (Drennan) Shewmaker
  • James Carl Wivell

        James Carl Wivell, of Longmont, born July 21, 1965, in Baltimore, Md., was killed Aug. 28, 2013, in a motor vehicle accident in Quapaw, Okla.
        Jim was born James Earl Oppel to Theresa Gillece (Oppel), of Vanceboro, N.C.

  • Bill Joseph Gomez

        Bill Joseph Gomez, 49, of Lafayette, passed away Aug. 29, 2013, in Lafayette. He was born July 19, 1964, in Boulder, to Tobias and Antonia (Lucero) Gomez and graduated from Centarus High School in 1982. He continued his education at CSU to study business.
        He is survived by his daughter, Kaylee Gomez, of Idaho; brother, Tom (Melissa) Gomez, of Westminster; sisters, Eva Gomez and Irene Gomez, of Lafayette, and Patricia Moret, of Florida.

  • Howard Randy Hirsch

        Howard Randy Hirsch, 57, passed away Sept. 4, 2013, in Brighton. Randy was born to Howard J. and Geraldine (Wells) Hirsch on April 15, 1956, in Brighton, where he lived his entire life.
        Randy is survived by his two sisters, Diana (Fred) Grill and Carolyn (Roger) Keefer; niece, Liza Grill; nephew Eric (Karen) Hirsch; two great-nieces; Nicole (James) Kreisman and Alyssa Hirsch; great-great-niece, Elena Kriesman.
        He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

  • Don K. Ramsey

        Don K. Ramsey, 79, of Brighton, passed away Sept. 4, 2013, in Louisville. He was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Williams County, Ohio, to Cecil and Othie (Rigelman) Ramsey. Don served in the Navy on the USS Bennington from 1952 to 1956. He married Marie Rizzo on June 2, 1956, in New York City.
        Don is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Donna Phaneuf; son, Donald (Julie) Ramsey; grandsons, Donald Phaneuf, Nicholas Ramsey, Eric Ramsey; and granddaughter, Lindsey Phaneuf. Preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.