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Obituaries

  • Elda Carrey (Samms) Meyer

    Elda Carrey (Samms) Meyer, 74, of Fort Lupton, passed away at her home on Sept. 13, 2014.

    Elda was born Sept. 30, 1939, to Paul and Rita Samms in Denver, Colorado.  In December 1957 she married John F. Meyer in Illinois. Carrey worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

    She is survived by her sons; John, Eric and Jason Meyer; a daughter, Lisa Meyer-Mowbray; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Demostenes "Dan" Martinez, Jr.

    Demostenes “Dan” Martinez Jr., 69, of Henderson, passed away Sept. 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 22, 1945, to Demostenes Sr. and Faustina Martinez in Chacon, N.M.

  • Leslie Ann McCorkle (Kling)

    Leslie Ann McCorkle (Kling) went home to her Lord on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Leslie was born in Brighton to her father, Joel Kling, and mother, Ellen Kling (Clermont). Leslie grew up in Commerce City with her parents and siblings. Leslie moved to Fort Lupton with her family in 1984 to “The Ranch.” Leslie made many trips with her mother to various horse track circuits and developed a passion for animals.

  • Olga Diaz Sanchez

    Olga Diaz Sanchez, 63, of Fort Lupton, passed away Sept. 12, 2014, in Greeley. She was born to Jesus Maria and Concepion Flores Diaz.

    She is survived by her children, Delfina Guerrero, Dominga Hernandez, and Maria Isabel Sanchez; three brothers, three sisters, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at St. Williams Church in Fort Lupton, followed by interment at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hillside Cemetery.

    Erlinger Funeral Home of Fort Lupton is handling the arrangements.

  • Kenneth Dale Green

    Kenneth Dale Green, 88, of Fort Lupton, passed away Sept. 11, 2014, in Hudson. He was born to Louis L. and Mary M. Green.

    He is survived by his children, Primela R. Schenfeld, Kathy D. Young and Mary Lou Green; a brother, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Private services are planned. Erlinger Funeral Home of Fort Lupton is handling the arrangements.

  • 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.