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Obituaries

  • Maria C. Alvarado de Rivas

    Maria C. Alvarado de Rivas, 63, of Ft. Lupton, passed away July 1, 2013, at her home. Born March 12, 1950, in Durango, Mexico, she married Manuel Rivas on Jan. 13, 1950, in Mexico.

  • Jacobson’s logic faulty in looking at crime

    Editor:
        Whiskey and water makes you drunk. Scotch and water makes you drunk. Vodka and water makes you drunk. The obvious conclusion? Water makes you drunk!
        That is the level of reasoning of Al Jacobson’s article, asserting that several cities in America with high crime rates have Democratic mayors, so that must be why they also have high levels of crime. Poverty has nothing to do with it? Neither do failing schools, crumbling inner cities or anything else? Nope, it’s all the Democrats’ fault.

  • Mary Ann Jeanne (Fallico) Campbell

        Mary Ann Jeanne (Fallico) Campbell passed into her Heavenly Father’s waiting arms in the early morning hours of July 4, 2013, at the age of 71 in Longmont.
        Mary Ann was born June 14, 1942, in Denver, to James and Julia Fallico. Mary Ann grew up in the Denver area and then moved to the family farm in the Fort Lupton area in 1968. She married Ralph Campbell in 1963 and had two children, Roy Warren and Angela Jeanne.

  • George Richard LeBlanc

        George Richard LeBlanc, 81, of Ft. Lupton, passed away June 27, 2013, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Del Norte, to Epemineo and Diega (Vigil) LeBlanc. He graduated from high school in Alamosa and later married Mary Trujillo.

        George was a school teacher and rancher in Del Norte for the majority of his life. He loved to raise animals and spend time in the outdoors. He loved to go fishing. George also enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

  • Sara June (Stickle) Rodeheaver

    Sara June (Stickle) Rodeheaver, 87, of Brighton, died peacefully Monday, June 17, 2013, in Thornton.
        She was born June 1, 1926, in Hopwood, Pa. Sara was a long-time resident of Uniontown, Pa., and a lifelong member of  the Central Christian Church in Uniontown, where she was a Sunday School teacher for several years. Sara loved her church.
        Sara was predeceased  by her parents, John and Lovada (Mackey) Stickle; and her four brothers, Tom Stickle, Charles Stickle, Ross Stickle and William Stickle.

  • Matthew Simeon Barron

        Matthew Simeon Barron, 16, of Brighton, died June 20, 2013, in Brighton. He was born Feb. 3, 1994, in Mexico, to Rita and Rutilio Barron.
        Matthew is survived by his parents, Rita and Rutilio Barron; a sister, Carmelita Zundt, of Thornton; and grandmother Catalina Barron, of Fort Lupton.
        Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Williams Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton.

  • Dr. John M. Chikuma

        Dr. John M. Chikuma, 88, of Brighton, passed away peacefully June 16, 2013. He was born Jan. 13, 1925, on a farm north of Brighton.

  • Roy Marshall Kempthorne

        Roy Marshall Kempthorne, 86, of Brighton, died June 20, 2013, in Brighton. He was born April 29, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Milton and Grace (Johnson) Kempthorne. He married Nancy Bowers June 21, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev.
        Roy is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter Susan (Anthony) Schilling, of Brighton; son Roy (Barb) Kempthorne, Jr., of Keller, Texas; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; and two brothers, John and Walter.

  • Gary Lee Amos

        Gary Amos, 70, of Brighton, passed away June 18, 2013, at home, with family at his side. He was born July 23, 1942, to Charles, “Ed” and Julia “Judy” Amos in Grant, Neb. He attended High School in Grant and met Shirley Ogg of Ogallala in 1959. They were married July 1, 1961, in Arvada.

  • Janee Lynn Jiron

        Janee Lynn Jiron, 42, of Thornton, died June 21, 2013, in Thornton. She was born Dec. 5, 1970, in Wheat Ridge, to Daryl F. and Karren L. (Barnes) Chamberlain. Janee graduated from Adams City High School in 1988. She married Joseph Jiron on Aug. 12, 1989, in Commerce City.
        Janee was a childcare provider for 13 years. She enjoyed being around kids and absolutely loved being with her family. She loved sports and the outdoors where she enjoyed fishing and camping.