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Obituaries

  • Gloria Diaz Valdez

    Gloria Diaz Valdez, age 72, entered into eternal rest June 15, 2015, in Fort Lupton. Gloria was born July 23, 1942, in Owendale, Mich., to Jesus and Concepcion Diaz. She married Andrew S. Valdez, her husband of 42 years, Oct. 28, 1961.

  • Ramiro Elizalde

    Ramiro Elizalde, 78, of Fort Lupton, passed away at University Hospital in Aurora June 9, 2015.

    Ramiro is survived by his wife of 43 years, Hortencia Duran; children, Marta Garcia and Anthony Duran; and grandchildren, Emilio and Adrian Garcia.

    Visitation will be at 5 p.m., June 19, followed by a Rosary at 6 p.m., both at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton, which handled the arrangements.

  • Carmen M. Rodriguez

    Carmen M. Rodriguez, 84, passed away in her home in Commerce City May 26, 2015, after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. She was born July 11, 1930, in Lamar, to Joe and Josephine (Ortiz) Martel.

  • Elias J. Aray

                Elias J. Aray, 44, of Broomfield passed away June 5, 2015. Elias was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

    May he rest in peace in the glory of God.

  • Daniel Groetken

    Daniel Groetken, 53, of Commerce City entered into rest June 7, 2015, in Aurora. He was born Oct. 14, 1961, in Lamars, Iowa, to Richard and Mary Groetken.

    He graduated from Adams City High School in 1980. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy. He began working for Simplexgrinnel and then began a career as a fire suppression safety inspector in the mining industry.

  • Marie P. Tuxhorn

    Marie P. Tuxhorn, 85, of Brighton, passed away November 30, 2014 in Brighton. She was born June 20, 1929, in Saguache to Jasper and Rosabel (Baca) White. She grew up in Saguache and married Daniel E. Gallegos Jan. 13, 1949; he passed away in May 1985.

  • Maria E. Rivera

                Maria E. Rivera, 67, of Brighton passed away June 11, 2015. She was born Oct. 18, 1947, to Lucio and Antonia Barron of Cd. Juarez, Mexico.

    Maria is survived by her husband of 47 years, the Rev. Victor M. Rivera Sr.; five children and their spouses, Victor M. Jr. and Maria Rivera, Raul and Socoro Rivera, Maribel and Robert Shaffer, Cinthia and Joseph Martinez, and Laura and Mauricio Reyes; 17 grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

  • George G. Allarid
  • Juanita Kaye Llafet

    Juanita Kaye Llafet, 75, of Brighton, entered into rest June 9, 2015, in Denver. She was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Martinsville, Ill., to Burl and Gwendolyne Euretta Dill. Kaye married the love of her life, Keith Llafet, June 16, 1961, at First Christian Church in Brighton. They raised one daughter, Michelle.

  • Bobbie E. Martin

    Bobbie (Bob) Martin, who previously resided in Commerce City, Thornton and Brighton, received his wings to Heaven May 17, 2015.  He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Syracuse, Neb., to Jesse Martin and Effie Thrapp.  He was preceded in death by Agnes Martin, married 50 years and Gabriel Martin (great-grandson); sisters Lorena Evans, of Missouri; Virginia Mockenhhaupt, of Lincoln, Neb.; Goldeen Patterson, of Twin Falls, Idaho; and a nephew, John Paul Mockenhaupt.