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Obituaries

  • Sylvester Farner

    Sylvester Farner, 84, of Gunnison, passed away on Sept. 4, 2014. He was born on Jan. 20, 1930, to Joseph and Salome Farner in La Cross, Kan. On March 30, 1953, Sylvester married Dolores Tennent in Denver and together they raised one son and two daughters.

  • Charles W. Wright

    Charles W. Wright, 88, of Longmont, passed away Sept. 3, 2014, at Longmont United Hospital. Charles was born on Aug. 17, 1926, in Moore, Okla., to Charles U. and Mabel (Meloy) Wright.

    Charles was raised in Moore, Okla., and on Oct. 24, 1947, married Geneva Hutchison at the home of Geneva’s parents in Tuttle, Okla. 

  • Robert 'Mickey' Ramos

    Robert “Mickey” Ramos, 69, died Sept. 2, 2014, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born to Elvira Silva and Encarnation Ramos.

    He is survived by his wife, Carolina; a daughter, Diana Ramos; a son, Mike Ramos; a brother, and seven grandchildren.

  • Lysle R. Dirrim

    The oldest of four boys, Lysle was born April 22, 1926, in Stanton, Iowa, to Lelia Gilmore and Lysle L Dirrim. He died July 18, 2014, in Pueblo West. Upon graduation from Fremont High School in Fremont, Neb., he entered the U.S. Naval Service at age 17, assigned to the Destroyer Escort USS Grady/445, serving as Sonar Operator and Helmsman, participating in the major engagements of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

  • Doris Arlene Saxton

    Doris Arlene Saxton quietly passed from this earth to her Heavenly Father Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after a 10-year battle with complications of COPD. Her son, Jim, as at her side in their home in Brighton, where she lived since 1959. Doris’ faith and courage were evident throughout her life, but was most strongly expressed over the last five and a half years since the passing of her beloved husband, Ray.

  • Victor G. Rangel

    Victor G. Rangel, 91, of Fort Lupton, passed away Aug. 31, 2014, at his home. 

    Victor is survived by his son, Emil Rangel, of Fort Lupton, and four siblings, Cecelia Rodriguez, Mary Alcaraz, Irene Arias and Lee (Rachel) Rangel.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy, earlier this year.

  • JoAnn Grosshans

    JoAnn Grosshans passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her home in Eckert, Colorado. She was 80 years of age.

    Services to honor and celebrate JoAnn’s life are pending.

    JoAnn Ray was born on July 16, 1934, to Charles Ray and Josephine (Shrupp) Ray in McCoy, Colo. She spent her childhood and attended school in McCoy, Colorado. She attended Emily Griffith Opportunity School in Denver.

  • James 'Jim' Gaschler

    James “Jim” Gaschler, 67, passed away Aug. 27, 2014, at his home in Sebeka, Minn. He was the son of Martin and Evelyn Gaschler, of Brighton.

    He is survived by his wife, Velda; his father, Martin; three brothers and a sister.

    He will be laid to rest in Minnesota on Sept. 4, 2014.

     

  • Robert Snyder

    Robert Snyder, 83, of Brighton, passed away on Aug. 21, 2014. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Marjorie (Sanders) Snyder; children Karleen (Bradley) Ring, Robert J. (Trish) Snyder, Lynette (Steve) Merich; grandchildren Kari (Ryan) Nielsen, Caleb (Jackie) Ring, Amanda Snyder, Kendal Snyder, Victoria Snyder, Tanner Snyder, Richard Merich, Rachel Merich and Riley Merich; great-grandson Colt Ring; siblings Dennis Snyder, Fred Snyder, and Joann Goodart.

  • Georgina Marie Kanzler

    Georgina Marie Kanzler, 84, of Greeley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Hospice of Northern Colorado. Georgina was born on April 21, 1930, in Loretto, Kan., to John and Martinia (Schoenberger) Suppes.

    When Georgina was 7, her family moved to Colorado. She attended high school in Brighton.