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Obituaries

  • Juana Covarrubias Sauceda

    Juana Covarrubias Sauceda, 88, of Brighton, passed away at her home May 30. Juana was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Jourdanton, Texas, to Federico Saucedo and Celestina Saucedo.

    Juana married Alejandro Covarrubias De la Rosa in the mid-1940s. Her most notable traits were her enduring love and dedication to her family and friends.  She was always up to some sort of shenanigans and had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor.  

  • Barbara Cornell

    To everything there is a season, a time for every

    matter under heaven; 

    a time to be born,
    and a time to die; a time to plant,
    and a time to pluck up what is planted;
    a time to weep, and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
    a time to keep, and a 

    time to cast away.

    -Ecclesiastes

     

  • Daniel Rodney Trujillo

    Daniel Rodney Trujillo, 63, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away Dec. 3. He was born March 7, 1954, in Brighton, to John and Josephine Trujillo.

    Dan spent half of his life in Colorado and the other half in southwest Florida. He retired in 2017 after spending 25 years as a sales representative for NAPA Auto Parts. A hard worker, Dan’s real love was life. He loved coaching Jake and Janna’s baseball and softball teams and was the proud owner of a 1967 El Camino.

  • Karen L. Henkell

    Brighton resident, Karen L. Henkell, passed away May 4 at her home in Inglenook at Brighton.

     Karen was born in Denver Oct. 2, 1953, to Arthur T. and M. Catherine “Kay” Henkell. Karen was the youngest of three sisters raised by their parents in the University Hills neighborhood of  southeast Denver.  

  • Charles L. ‘Chuck’ Phelps

    Charles L. “Chuck” Phelps, 86, of Brighton, passed away April 12 in Brighton. He was born in Pueblo Nov. 8, 1931, to Jean (Dickinson) and James Phelps Sr.

  • Lucille Marie McPherson

    Lucille Marie McPherson died April 30 at the age of 94. She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Erie, to Sarah and Fritz Hefftner.

    She grew up in Erie and spent her summers in Pitkin. She graduated from Erie High School in 1941 and married Donald McPherson Aug. 20, 1941, in Kimball, Nebraska. They met at a jitney dance in Longmont and were still dancing in their 80s at the Elks Club in Brighton.

  • Agnes Richmond

    Agnes Richmond passed away peacefully May 4 in Greeley. She lived in Colorado since she was a child and was born in Centropolis, Kansas. She remained connected with friends and family after she moved.  She married Claud Richmond sr. Aug. 25, 1935, and had four children. Her husband; and her eldest son, Charles Richmond, preceded her in death.

  • Boyd R. Samuelson

    Boyd R. Samuelson, 66, of Brighton, passed away May 8.  

    Boyd was born to Neil and Marjorie (Rosendahl) in Grafton, North Dakota. Boyd passed after a valiant fight with a long term illness.

    Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Sandy; his daughters; Erin (Brett) and Dawn (Greg); a son, Jess; grandchildren, Ryan, Brendan, Jordan and Kalee; and brothers; Jay, Gerry and Scott.  Boyd’s parents preceded him in death.

  • Dorothy Jacobucci

    Dorothy Jacobucci, 99, passed away at her home April 13.  Dorothy was born in Henderson to William and Ora Heebner in September 1918.  Dorothy was a life long resident of the Brighton area.  

  • Troy P. Shea

    Troy P. Shea, 46, of Henderson, passed away April 22 at his home in Henderson. Troy was born in Denver Jan. 25, 1972, to Sandra (Applegate) and Dennis Shea.

    Troy graduated from Adams City High School in 1990. He worked for Hanner Equipment for the past 18 years in Commerce City. He loved working on “Darlene,” his ’57 Chevy. He also enjoyed coaching his “Shea Girls” in softball for more than 15 years.