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Obituaries

  • Darlene Ione Harms

    Darlene Ione Harms, 84, of Brighton, passed away July 10. Darlene, the youngest of four children, was born in Tioga, North Dakota, to Charlie and Inga (Olsen) Amundson Sept. 20, 1934.

    Darlene attended schools in Tioga before marrying Edward Loyd in 1951. They then had Caroline. After divorcing in 1958, Darlene remained in North Dakota for a time before marrying Penn Harms in August 1963. Together with Penn, they had sons Todd and Steve.

    Darlene moved to Glendive, Montana with Penn for a short period of time before settling in Colorado in 1972.

  • Don C. Smith

    A celebration of life for Don C. Smith starts at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Smith died July 2 of complications from pneumonia.

    For location information, call Catherine Smith (720-300-9278), Helen Goben (316-258-5197) or Connie DeFoe (303-718-1521). 

  • James McCoy

    James McCoy, 90, passed away June 27 at his home in Brighton. He was born July 4, 1928, in Marlinton, West Virginia, to John and Goldie (Jackson) McCoy.

    Growing up, James was the oldest of eight children. James graduated high school in Williamsburg, West Virginia, in 1945, a year earlier than expected because his teacher made him. 

    While in West Virginia, he worked in a harness shop, a general store, and farming.

  • Harley D. Scott

    Harley D. Scott, 85, of Brighton, passed away peacefully the morning of June 25, surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Pueblo, to Ethel and William E. Scott. He worked as a purchasing agent at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 37 years. He retired in 1996. 

    Harley was a lifelong fan of the Denver Broncos, being a proud season-ticket holder from 1962-2004. He and his son, David, were able to attend two Super Bowl games together. His grandsons grew up enjoying his extensive collection of Broncos memorabilia. 

  • Al Dinges Jr.

    Al Dinges Jr. passed away June 24 after a short illness. Al very proudly called Brighton his home for most of his 87 years.

    He and his wife Mableann were married 67 years. Together, they raised six children (Kenny, Carol, Debbie, Nancy, Charlene and Cindy) and were blessed with 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

  • John P. Busnardo

    John P. Busnardo, 93, passed away peacefully June 20 at his home in Brighton. He was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Meaderville, Montana, to Virgil and Marie Antoinette (Marchisio) Busnardo. He was a 1943 graduate of Littleton High School and married Dorothy May Lapp April 30, 1950, at The Sacred Heart Church in Roggen. 

  • Hubert L. Stogsdill

    Hubert L. Stogsdill, 75, of rural Brighton, passed away at home from lung cancer June 17.

    Hugh was born in Hugo to Ora and Margaret (Sellon) Stogsdill. Hugh had two older sisters, None and Joyce, and two youngster sisters, Gloria and Dorothy.

    Hugh liked farm life and loved spending time on his grandparents’ farm. During his teen years, the family moved to Aurora, and he graduated from Aurora High School in 1963. Shortly after, he started his almost 40-year career at United Airlines in ramp service.

  • Faye M. Stephen

    Faye M. Stephen, 91, passed away peacefully June 7. She was born April 21, 1928, in Sedro Wooley, Washington, to Enoch and Clara Semrau. Her family moved to San Bernardino, California, where she spent her formative years and was married to Donald Stephen. Together, they moved their young family to Brighton in 1957 where she lived the remainder of her life. 

    Her husband of 66 years preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Monty, Larry and Scott; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

  • Deloris Marie Bergstrom

    Deloris Marie Bergstrom, 86, of Fort Lupton, passed away peacefully at her home May 4, surrounded by loved ones.

    She was born in Padroni July 12, 1932, to Ferdinand “Fritz” and Emma (Hoffman) Schmidt. She grew up in the Hudson/Fort Lupton area and graduated from Hudson High School in 1950.

  • Theodore William Van Deest

    Theodore William Van Deest was born June 26, 1932, in Denver. He grew up in the Denver area and joined the United States Air Force-Colorado National Guard, retiring as master sergeant with 33 years of service as an honored and decorated military veteran,  including receiving the Bronze Star.

    He resided in Fort Lupton with his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, along with many friends and extended family. Bill was involved in the community as a Mason, Eastern Star Worthy Patron, with National Grange and a Rinn Church trustee.