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Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection

Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection - 2004 - 8

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Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2010, at 3:13 p.m.

Howard John Seter
Howard John Seter, 82, died July 20, 2004, at Community
Hospital in Grand Junction.
Seter was born on Oct. 20, 1921, in Bottineau, N. D., to Carl
and Mina (Bakkom) Seter. He spent his childhood in
Bottineau and graduated from high school in Carbury, N.D.
Seter served in the Army Air Corps during WW II.
In 1951, Seter moved from North Dakota to Leadville,
working at Climax Mine until retiring in 1982; he moved to
Grand Junction in 2003.
Prior to moving to Grand Junction, he was an active member
of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Leadville. In Grand
Junction, he was a member of the Lutheran Church of the
Seter was an avid rock hound, enjoyed visiting people in
nursing homes and hospitals, loved hiking in his earlier
years, and enjoyed being in the railroad club. He will be
remembered for his zany sense of humor.
He is survived by his brothers Vernon Seter; Gordon Seter;
Clair Seter; Calvin Seter; and Art Seter; sisters Gretchen
Wick; Shirley Johnson; Marcia Foss; and Margaret Budd; and
numerous nieces and nephews
Visitation was July 25 at Callahan Edfast Mortuary with
services July 26 at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah;
Reverend Gary Buss officiated. Cremation followed and
inurnment took place at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, Leadville.
Arrangements were handled by Callahan Edfast Mortuary in
Grand Junction.

Loretta A. Lucy
Loretta A. Lucy, 84, of East Dubuque, Ill., died July 17 at
Lucy was born on Aug. 23, 1919, in Leadville, the first born
of eight children of Martin J. and Elizabeth (Blamey) McHale.
She was a 1937 graduate of Leadville High School.
On Jan. 27, 1938, she married William N. Lucy in Leadville.
They moved to East Dubuque, his hometown, in 1941. He
died Nov. 17, 1954.
Lucy was a former clerk at D-J’s Grocery Store in East
Dubuque, retiring Jan. 7, 1991.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and Altar and Rosary
Society and a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Margaret
(Chuck) Cheatum, Catherine (Anson) Carrier, Charlotte and
Marcella; and brothers George, Charles and Martin.
She is survived by her daughters Loretta J. Lucy, East
Dubuque, Ill.; Sandy A. (Fred) Vaughn; and Irene (Donald)
Kaukaskie, both of Dubuque, Iowa; sons William J. “Bill”
Lucy, East Dubuque; and Nicholas “Nick” R. (Linda) Lucy,
Dubuque, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren;
many nieces and nephews including Judy (Al) McKinney and
Dorothy (Larry) Streno; and special family members Eileen
Bertolas and Annie Blamey, Leadville; Aloyisius “Alley”
Blamey, Denver; and lifelong friend Albina (Matt) Weaver,
Services were held on July 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in East Dubuque. Interment was at the East Dubuque
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in East Dubuque and Hospice of Dubuque.
Arrangements were handled by the Miller Funeral Home.

Lula M. Parker
Lula M. Parker, 86, of Canon City, died July 28, 2004.
Parker was born Feb. 16, 1918, in Hugo, Okla., to Jimmie
and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Tarver.
She moved to Leadville and was one of the first women that
Climax hired to work underground; she retired in 1980 and
moved to Canon City.
Parker was avid about attending Sunday school classes and
was very active with the “Help and Mercy” program.
On Sept. 8, 1956, Parker married Cleaver V. Parker in
Roswell, N.M. He died in 1988.
Parker was preceded in death by her husband; son Jimmie
Collett; two brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her sons Lewis (Carol) Thompson, San
Antonio, Texas; and Wes (Janice) Parker, Tacoma, Wash.;
sister Judy Masters, Norman, Okla.; six grandchildren; and
five great grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 4 at the Wilson Memorial Chapel
with Pastor Morgan Kerr officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Pueblo District 111, 720 Main St.,
#418, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Rosemary Jean Roberts
Rosemary Jean Roberts, 77, died Aug. 1 at the Hospice &
Palliative Care Center in Greeley.
Roberts was born in Decatur, Ill., on Aug. 31, 1926, to Hiram
K. and Hazel D. (McDaniel) Hudelson.
Roberts went to school in Decatur, graduating from Decatur
High School, and then received her B.A. in education from
Weslyan University, also in Decatur.
On June 20, 1948, she married Eugene R. Roberts.
They and their four children lived in Thermopolis, Wyo.,
where Roberts taught in the Hot Springs Public School
system. Her husband worked for an oil company which took
them to several different places to live. After returning to
Colorado, they lived in Canon City and then in Greeley.
Roberts loved playing the organ and listening to music. She
was an avid reader and also enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch
and crossword puzzles.
Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; husband
Gene, who died in 1982; and granddaughters Eugena and
Amanda Roberts.
She is survived by her children Jay Roberts and his wife
Debbie Bailey, Leadville; Jana Roberts, S.S.N.D.,
Minneapolis, Minn.; Jeff Roberts, Greeley; and Jim Roberts,
Billings, Mont.; sister Margorie Fox, Coronado, Calif.; five
grandchildren; and her loving companion of the last eight
years, “Trudy”, her schnauzer.
According to her wishes, Roberts was cremated and buried in
the Elk's Rest Cemetery, near her granddaughters, in
Leadville. A private family service was held.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the
School Sisters of Notre Dame, 170 Good Counsel Dr.,
Mankato, MN 56001.

Wanda Jean McCord
Wanda Jean McCord, 62, died July 30 at St. Vincent Hospital in
She was born on Aug. 10, 1940, in Durant, Okla. to Claude J. and
Jewell H. (Harvill) Morrison.
‘Jean,’ as she was known, graduated from Durant High School in
1958 and then went on to receive her teaching degree from
Southeastern State University. Later, she went back to school and
achieved her master’s degree in Elementary Education from
Adams State College.
She taught for two years in Longmont and then spent two more
years at Columbine Elementary before moving to Leadville in
She became a third, fourth and seventh grade math teacher for the
Lake County School District, teaching at both the West Park
Elementary and Lake County Intermediate schools.
She met her future husband, Kenneth McCord, in Leadville and
they married on Dec. 23, 1967, at the First Christian Church in
She held a very high regard for education and valued each and
every one of her students and, in turn, taught them values and
ethics. To her, education did not end with the three “R’s.”
She was also a mentor to younger teachers and enjoyed listening
to their ideas and opinions.
She loved to travel and especially loved trips with students to
New York City and Washington, D.C.
She was a member of both the Colorado and National Councils of
Teachers of Mathematics and belonged to the National, Colorado
and Lake County Education Association, of which she was also a
past president.
While in college, she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority
and later became a member of the Delta Kappa Gama Sorority.
She took pride in keeping her house clean. She was an
accomplished seamstress and sewed all her own clothes,
including her sister’s wedding gown. She was also a gifted
painter. Her husband and family will always smile when they
think about the organized life she lived. But what they will
remember most is the generosity with which she led her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth McCord, Leadville; his
sons Brian T. (Sarina) McCord, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Kevin R.
(Bridget) McCord, Beaverton, Ore., Brian and Sarina’s children
Sarah and Jonathan McCord; sisters Darlene (LeRoy) Fuehrer,
Aurora; and Hazel (Neal) Morgan, Red Oak, Okla.; and her dear
friends Jean and Calvin Dawe and Diane and Orlando Martinez,
all in Leadville.
She is also survived by numerous cousins, ‘adopted kids,’ and
other relatives.
Services were held on Aug. 4 at the First United Presbyterian
Church in Leadville. The Reverend Frances McWilliams
officiated and Joan Dawson sang accompanied by Lynette Booth.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian and
Kevin McCord, Orlando Martinez, Steve Campbell, Fred Avi and
John Dawe.
Following interment, the family received friends at a reception in
the church basement.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home in
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Jean
McCord Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Darlene Fuehrer, 1264
Vaughn Street, Aurora, CO 80011.

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