Emily Amalia “Mollie” Morlan
Emily Amalia “Mollie” Morlan, 92, died Sept. 30 at Columbine
Manor Care Center in Salida.
She was born in Leadville on June 26, 1911, to John and
Agnes (Pavlic) Faidiga.
Morlan went to school in Leadville and then worked for nine
years in the home of former Lt. Governor of Colorado, Jesse
F. McDonald and his wife Madeline.
On May 12, 1935, she married Leslie G. Morlan at St. Joseph
Catholic Church. They had two children and continued to live
in Leadville where he worked in the area mines.
She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church
and served as secretary of the S.N.P.J. Lodge, filling her
husbands shoes as secretary after his death in 1983.
She loved to crochet, embroider and cook. She enjoyed
playing cards and games and was the happiest when she
was with her family, soaking up their company at all the
family picnics and, in general, taking care of them and
watching out for them.
Morlan was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four
brothers; and five sisters.
She is survived by her daughter Betti Bureau, Leadville; son
James (Nancy) Morlan, Alamosa; sisters Emma Jenkin,
Leadville; Mary Mehelich, Denver; Pauline (James) Bates,
Littleton; and Katherine Smith, Rifle.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Venus Hart,
Melissa Cunningham, James Morlan, Jr., Leslie Jean Salazar,
Robert (Linda) Morlan, Kathy (Jason) Pennella and Susan
(Jesse) Carrasco; 10 great grandchildren; two great, great
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and their
According to her wishes, Morlan was cremated.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Oct. 4 at St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Leadville. Father Jay Jung officiated and
Dave and Carol Schutte sang.
Gretchen Elizabeth Goodwin
Gretchen Elizabeth Goodwin, 26, Leadville, died on Saturday,
Nov. 1, 2003.
She was born in Findlay, Ohio, on June 16, 1977, to Kim
(Creighton) Flynn of Highlands Ranch and Michael R. Goodwin
of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Goodwin graduated from Highlands Ranch High School
and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She traveled extensively in Central and South America and
was an avid snowboarder, competing at the local, regional
and national levels in boardercross and half pipe. She
finished in the top three at the 2002
USASA National Snowboarding Champion-ships in Mammoth,
Calif., in both boarder-cross and half pipe.
Wherever Goodwin lived and worked she left behind
countless friends and acquaintances with the memory of her
constant optimism, infectious smile, and thirst for life.
Among those she leaves are those friends with fond
memories in the Leadville, Boulder and Denver areas.
Goodwin is survived by both parents; stepfather Patrick
Flynn; sister Chelsea Goodwin; and brothers Dustin
Goodwin, Connor Flynn and Christopher Flynn; grandparents
Dave and Sharon Creighton, Findlay, Ohio; and Jack and
Dorothy Goodwin of Seymour, Ind.; as well as her great
grandmother Margaret Moninger, New Freeport, Pa.
She is also survived by her longtime best friend and
companion Devin Reed as well as numerous aunts, uncles
and cousins throughout the country.
Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the
First Universalist Church of Denver, 4101 E. Hampden Ave.,
located near the intersection of S. Colorado Blvd and East
Hampden Ave. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be given
to the Scholarship fund in Memory of Gretchen Goodwin, The
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, P.O. Box 697,
Breckenridge, CO 80424.
Kenneth Lee Nance
Kenneth Lee Nance, 72, died Oct. 30, 2003, in his home in
Badger Creek Ranch near Hartsel from lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Pueblo to Bob and Marion
He served in the Marines during the Korean War.
Nance worked and retired in the communications field as a
technician for Mountain Bell and AT&T.
He married Shirley Mae Anderson on May 29, 1980. They
have lived in the Buena Vista area for the past 18 years.
Nance was a member of the Jaycee’s in Leadville and a
student teacher with the Congregational United Church of
Christ in Buena Vista.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Nance, Buena Vista;
daughters Chris Bettendorf, Colorado Springs; and Sue
Swyer, Falcon, Colo.; sons Bob Nance, Monument; and
David Nance, Portland, Ore.; and step daughter Johanna
Thompson, Brockton, Mass.; and step son Paul Nason,
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at Runyan
Mortuary at 1 p.m.
Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Bernard J. Barney Donoher
Bernard J. Barney Donoher, 81, died Oct. 17 at St. Vincent
Hospital in Leadville.
He was born in Leadville on May 14, 1922, to Peter J. and
Elsie Herrmann Donoher.
Donoher went to school in Leadville and then went to work
at Climax at various jobs in the mill department.
In 1942, he was drafted into the army. He served in the
European theater in the 12th Armored Division under
General George Patton.
After receiving an honorable discharge in November 1945,
he returned to Climax until his retirement in 1979.
In 1965, he married Ann DeBerry.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports on T.V.,
especially the Broncos. When he was able, he liked to garden
and took great pride in his yard.
Donoher was preceded in death by his parents; four
brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife Ann Donoher; daughter Heidi (Lee)
Medina; brothers Peter (Drucilla) Donoher; and Russell
Donoher, all of Leadville; sisters Patricia Bogle and Evelyn
Larch, both of Colorado Springs; and stepson John W.
DeBerry, Grants, N.M.; and stepdaughter Claire Johnson,
Grants, N.M. He is also survived by numerous nieces and
According to his wishes, Donoher was cremated.
A Memorial Mass was held on Oct. 22 at Annunciation
Catholic Church. Father William Rhinehart officiated. Joan
Dawson sang accompanied by Jean Elliott.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.