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Obituaries

  • Mary Lee Coughlin

    Mary Lee Coughlin, 85, of Brighton, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Morrison, to Jonas and Erma (Stadler) Schrock. She attended Morrison Elementary School and graduated from Bear Creek High School. She later married Thomas J. Coughlin Nov. 10, 1949. in Lakewood.
        

  • David Leonard 'Dewie' Torres

        David Leonard Torres, 24, of Fort Lupton, passed away Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Oct. 4, 1988, to Cathy and Leonard Torres.
        David was a big light that touched so many people’s lives. He continues and will continue to touch lives after he as now passed on to be in peace and eternal happiness. David was so young and had so many plans and dreams ahead of him. Everything he touched and set his mind to became his.

  • Kimberly Muniz

    Kimberly Muniz, 29, of Little Rock, Ark., and formerly of Brighton, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, in Arkansas. She was born March 22, 1983, in Thornton. She graduated from Heritage High School in Brighton in 2002.
        Kim lived in Brighton for the majority of her life and worked as a waitress at La Estrellita for many years. She was always helpful and loving to her family and friends and was vocal in her opinion. She loved fast food and enjoyed interior decorating. Kim was a loving mother, daughter and sister and she will be greatly missed.

  • Lois Packard

        Lois Packard, 82, of Lochbuie, passed away Oct. 18, 2012. She was born March 19, 1930, in Haskell, Texas, to Ernest and Ruby (Kreger) Marion. She graduated from Walsh High School and has lived in the Denver area for 35 years.
        Lois worked as an accountant for numerous manufacturing companies in the metro area.

  • William A. Reichrath

    William A. Reichrath, 81, of Fort Lupton, passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at Brighton Care Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Murphysboro, Ill,, to Andrew and Mary Reichrath.
        He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in San Diego, Calif., from 1950 to 1955, earning the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He spent 17 years working for ABS and 16 years as a regional milk inspector. He married Joan Wilkes Feb. 11, 1954.

  • Gilbert Eugene McQueen

    Gilbert Eugene McQueen, 77, of Commerce City, passed away Oct. 14, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Hanover, to Harry and Martha (Skinner) McQueen. He graduated from Calhan High School and joined the U.S. Army where he served for almost six years. He continued his education at the University of Colorado where he studied engineering. Gilbert married Martha Orndoff Nov. 28, 1958, in Ft. Momonth, Va.

  • Gordon Hall

    Gordon Hall, 97, of Lochbuie and formerly of Pierre, S.D., passed away quietly Oct. 10, 2012, at home in Lochbuie. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, in Reliance, S.D., to Asal and Blanche (Simons) Hall.
        Gordon left this world to join his family, sister, Leota Hall Chandler; brothers, Dale W. Hall and Wendell L. Hall; daughter, Norma Jean Hall Staven; grandson, Michael Staven and both parents.

  • James Billsborough

    James Billsborough, 42, of Hudson, passed away Sept. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1969, in Libby, Mont., to Elmore Billsborough and Barbara Miller.
        James is survived by his fiancee, Jennifer Bennett, of Hudson; father, Elmore Billsborough, of Rosewell, N.M.; mother, Barbara Miller, of Keenesburg, and sister, Tammy Billsborough, of Keenesburg.
        A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

     

  • Carol Jean Millar

        Carol Jean Millar, 66, of Brighton, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Brainerd, Minn., to Charles Ruhl and Betty Grossman.
        She worked as a keno runner for the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas for many years. Carol also worked as a retail clerk for different hardware stores and drug stores, and most recently at Walgreens in Yuba City, Calif., for 17 years. She moved to Colorado in June 2012.

  • Shirley J. McDonald

        Shirley J. McDonald, 70, of Brighton, passed away Oct. 7, 2012, in Brighton. She was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Little Falls, Minn., to Harold and Marion (Maxwell) Coning.
        Shirley is survived by her children, Gerald McDonald, of Duluth, Minn., Debbie Okwelle, of Commerce City, Patrick McDonald, Charles McDonald and Darla (Noe) Ortiz, all of Brighton; sister, Char Holmes and brother, Randy Coning, both of Duluth, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.