Edith Ann Hren
Edith Ann Hren, 89, died on Dec. 13 in North Glenn.
She was born on March 5, 1910 in Ouray, Colo.
She married Victor Hren in 1939. She was a switchboard operator for the phone company and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She had been a resident of North Glenn for the past several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Victor who died March 14, 1993; brother Tom Sardy; and sister Olive Sardy.
She is survived by brother- and sister-in-law John and Clementine Hren, Leadville; sister-in-law Alice Rachel Sardy, Aspen; three nephews, Frank (Twila) Mohar, Denver; T.J. Sardy, Anchorage, Alaska; and Don McQuaid, formerly of Grand Junction; and one niece Sylvia Hellums, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Visitation was held on Dec. 15 at the Bailey Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Tom Killeen officiating. The pallbearers were Arthur DuPont, Camille DuPont, William Hren, Daniel Hren, Bill Skala and Joe Hren.
Interment was held in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of the Bailey Funeral Home. A reception followed the services at the church rectory.
John Fredie Mallow
John Fredie Mallow, 77, died Dec. 11 in Grand Junction.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1922 in Potosi, Mo. and came to Leadville in 1943 to work at Climax, where he was a crane operator.
He loved the outdoors and to hunt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, JoAnn Rose Yones who died in 1996; son Rudy Kochevar; and three brothers, Paul, Walter and Howard.
He is survived by two sons, John W. (Dana) Mallow, Grand Junction and Robert (Jean) Kochevar, Denver; two daughters, Nancy (Ralph) Criss, San Antonio, Texas and JoAnn (Robert) Lomax, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Naomi Matthews, Salida and Wilma Chapman, Albuquerque, N.M.; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Dec. 14 at the Bailey Funeral Home, Leadville.
The Rosary was held on Dec. 14 and the Mass of Christian burial was held on Dec. 15, both in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Mallow, Jason Mallow, Todd Mallow, Mike Kochevar and Mike Dudley.
A reception followed at the church rectory.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Alberta M. Coble
Alberta M. Coble, 75, died April 16 in Denver.
She was born on May 5, 1923 in Redcliff.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Coble; daughter, Paula Jean; son, Robert Scott; and sister, Norma Harner.
She is survived by her children, Stephen (Nancy) Coble, Warren (Mary) Coble, James J. (Pat) Coble, Thomas W. (Diane) Coble, John A. Coble, Mark L. Coble, Terry Coble, Megan J. Coble, Annie M. Coble and Tricia K. (Jeff) Smith, all of Denver; her sister, Lucia Hyde, Aurora; and 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Porter Hospice, 2465 S. Downing #202 Denver, CO 80210.
Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Former Leadville resident Byron Henning, 85, of Vian, Okla. died April 30 in Vian, Okla.
He was a member of the Leadville Baptist Church and also served with the Red Arrow Division of the Michigan National 32nd Infantry Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and May Winnefred Henning; two brothers, Grover Gale Henning and Orrin Dale Henning.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Henning, Vian, Okla.; two daughters, Byranna Wesson, Vian, Okla. and Barbara McGinn, North Attleboro, Ma.; two sons, Roger Henning, Blythe, Calif. and Stanley Dwight Henning, Leadville.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Cody Turley, Anthony Wesson, Tyler Henning, Michael McGinn, Katrina Turley-McGee, Amy McGinn and Holly Joy Henning; and two great-grandchildren, Mariah McGee and Ryan McGee.
Pallbearers were Cody Turley, Anthony Wesson, Dale Henning, Daryle Young, Louis Covington and Mike Henning. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Henning, Danny Henning, Jack Stovall, Henry Harris and Robert McGee.
Frank John Kuss
Leadville resident Frank John Kuss, 91, died April 28.
He was born on June 8th, 1907 in a ranch house in Gypsum to Slovenian emigrants Fred and Johanna Kuss and his life is a history of the Leadville of times past.
In 1914, at the age of 7, he lost his father in a mining accident on Thanksgiving day. With eight children still at home, his family united in the difficult task of surviving life in Leadville.
In 1925, after the death of his older brother Bill, Frank quit school in the 11th grade and went to work as a delivery boy for Zaitz's Mercantile Company store to help support his family.
From 1933 to 1938, he worked for Climax Molybdenum Co. and other mines around Leadville until finally ending up at the Resurrection Mine in 1938. Two years after starting at the Resurrection, Frank was involved in a mining accident and sustained injuries that nearly took his life.
After a year-long recovery, he was given the opportunity to work above ground as a hoistman at the Resurrection Mine. He remained there for 12 years until it closed in 1953; he then went back to Climax, retiring in 1972.
Frank had the luxury of being in excellent health and during the next 27 years, he committed his time and energy to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, daily visits with people at St. Vincent General Hospital District, delivering Meals On Wheels to the "old folks" in Leadville, and helping continue the traditions of the Slovenian community through his commitment to the K.S.K.J. Lodge, an international Catholic fraternity of Slovenian families. He was also a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Leadville Elks #236.
He was an avid fisherman and bowler, and golf provided a frequent opportunity for his real passion-daily walks, often around town and into the hills of California and Iowa Gulches.
Although never married, Frank had one of the larger families in Leadville. Today, only his brother Adolph Kuss, Leadville, survives from the original family of 12, who lived at 307 Elm St. Frank's extended family of nieces and nephews, and their children, now live throughout the world.
The Rosary was recited April 30 and the Mass of Christian Burial May 1 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Tom Killeen officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Beverly Pologar.
Pallbearers were Greg, Jeff and Steve Fugate, Scott Herrick and Rod and Tom Carter.
Following the intermenty at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Frank's family received friends at a reception hosted by the Elk's Lodge. His family hopes that people will honor his memory by providing support to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or to St. Vincent's General Hospital.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.
Nellamae L. Paquette
Former Leadville resident Nellamae L. Paquette, 75, Nathrop, died April 28 at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.
She was born on July 5, 1923 in Tampa, Fla. to Hurdle and Leona (Hance) Smith.
She married John "Jack" Paquette on Sept.28, 1963 in Grand Junction.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Suella Dawn Wilson.
She is survived by her husband Jack Paquette, Nathrop; daughter Leona Ellen (Hoot) Wright, Lake Charles, La.; grandsons Ray L. Wright, DeRidder, La.; Boyd L. Wright, Decateur, Ala.; granddaughters Tammie Nortdus, Monica Starr, Theresa Sturm and Vicki Sturm, all of Winder, Ga.; and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held May 1 at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Arkansas Valley Humane Society through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E. Sackett, Salida, CO. 81201.