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Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection

Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection - 2004 - 9

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Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2010, at 3:18 p.m.

Jean Graham Byerly
Jean Graham Byerly, 80, died Aug. 17 at her home in Beaver Lakes Estates near Leadville.Byerly was born on July 26, 1924, in Woodbury, N.J., to Malcolm G. and Bernice (Crabbe) Thomas.After graduating from Woodbury High School, Byerly went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from New Jersey State Teacher’s College in Glassboro, N.J. She taught school in New Jersey, California and E.S.L. in Lincoln, Neb.An elder in the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Neb., she also served as president of the Homestead Presbyterial. She taught Sunday School at Westminster and was a Girl Scout leader as well.Byerly is survived by her husband Dr. Paul R. Byerly, Jr., of Lincoln and Leadville; children Ann H. Byerly, New Orleans, La.; Andrew Byerly and his fiancée Tamara Brady, Pinkney, Mich.; Patricia (Ron) Herman, Lincoln; Julie (Dane) Milldrum, Naperville, Ill.; and Paul (Anne) Byerly, III, Leonia, N.J.; grandchildren Shane and Colleen Byerly, Erynn, Lisa, Hannah and William Herman, Graham, Alexander and Claire Milldrum and Elizabeth and Margaret Byerly; and one great grandson, Tristan.
Memorial services were held on Aug. 22 at the Beaver Lakes Estates club house. Services in Lincoln are being planned.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Byerly’s name to the Women of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68502.

Donald Gamble
Former Leadville resident Donald Gamble, 87, died Aug. 19, 2004, in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Gamble was born in Chickasha, Okla., on April 13, 1917, to Felix and Grace Gamble.
He majored in chemical engineering at Oklahoma University.
Gamble served four years in the Army Air Force during WWII as a B-17 pilot with the 303rd bomb group stationed in England, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Gamble had insurance agencies in Chickasha, Okla., and Flagstaff, Ariz., and lived in Leadville for 23 years, moving to Broken Arrow, Okla., in 2003.
He was an active member of the Leadville Church of Christ and Lions Club.Gamble was preceded in death by his parents; brother Harold; and sister Patsy Ruth.Gamble is survived by his wife of 30 years, Margaret; brothers Alton Gamble, Visalia, Calif.; and Leslie Gamble, Auburndale, Fla.; sister Rozella Bozarth, Tulsa, Okla.; children Lanna Law, Halifax, Canada; Bradley Don Gamble, W. Covina, Calif.; Mike Gamble, Colorado Springs; Linda, Paul and David Gamble, Oklahoma City, Okla.; stepchildren Mike Martin, Tulsa, Okla.; and Debbie Hopwood, Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Gamble’s mission in life was to make people happy. He will be greatly missed by all. Memorial services were scheduled for Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Broken Arrow Church of Christ in Oklahoma.

Ina L. Helm
Ina L. Helm, 80, died Sept. 4 at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville.Helm was born in Grand Junction on April 24, 1924, to Frank and Ruby (Nichols) Brewer.She grew up in Glenwood Springs, graduating from Glenwood Springs High School, before moving to Denver and then eventually to Pueblo, where she cared for her mother. Helm moved to Leadville in 1965, where she worked for Colorado Mountain College, Commercial Bank, Joe Fattor and the Herald Democrat.
As a very young girl, Helm became a fixture at Ski Cooper and Aspen Mountain, where she was an expert skier. She also enjoyed hiking, climbing mountains, four-wheeling, waterskiing and anything that involved the outdoors. She was a true adventurer. Helm collected old bottles and was an accomplished photographer, especially taking pictures of her grandchildren, poodle and her beloved Lake Powell.Helm was preceded in death by her parents; sister Beverly Hendrickson; two half-sisters; and three half-brothers. She is survived by her children Karol (Troy) Adamson, Denver; Greg Teter, Leadville; Doug Teter, Northglenn; and Mike (Sherri) Teter, Leadville; grandchildren Brenda and Tony Adamson, and Renee, Jeromy and Elaina Teter; great grandchildren Kristine and Wayne Adamson, with a third on the way. Helm is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including Helen Gillette, in Westminster, Calif.According to her wishes, Helm will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered at Lake Powell. Her family takes comfort in knowing that Helm was able to visit Lake Powell the first of June and enjoyed every minute of the trip.
Memorial services will be Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Leadville. Pastor Helen Hutchison will officiate.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Division, 2255 South Oneida, Denver, CO 80224.
Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Maria Vincenta “Bessie” Romero
Maria Vincenta “Bessie” Romero, 83, died Aug. 31 at the Mantey Heights Care Center. She was born in San Rafael, N.M. on March 22, 1921, to Isidro and Maria C. (Valencia) Martinez.Romero grew up in San Rafael, graduating from Espanola High School. She moved to Leadville, where she married Joseph A. Romero in 1942. She was an accomplished seamstress and, for a time, took in sewing. But Romero’s “occupation” was truly her family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and tatting and taught herself how to knit; she was a wonderful cook.
A lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Romero was devoted to her faith. She belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters, where she gave generously of her time using her handiwork talent to make beaded rosaries.Romero was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and her husband Joe, who died in 1991.She is survived by her children Marie Teresa (Paul) Frey, Grand Junction; Ramona Celia (Donald) Matlock, Grand Lake; and Joseph David (Kay L.) Romero, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Jim and Dawn Matlock; David and Jeff Romero; Scott and Bill Jackson; and Trudy Wight; great grandchildren Tyler, Bryce and Kayla Romero; and Austin, Amanda, Heather and Ashley Jackson; as well as numerous other relatives.
The Rosary was recited by Romero’s good friend, Sue Fikany, on Sept. 3 and Mass of Christian Burial was on Sept. 4, both at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Jay Jung officiated and Beverly Pologar played the organ.
Romero was laid to rest next to her husband in St Joseph Cemetery in Leadville. Pallbearers were Jim and Dawn Matlock, David and Jeff Romero, and Scott, Bill and Austin Jackson.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.

Jeffrey M. Cabral
Jeffrey M. Cabral, 33, of Leadville, and formerly of Lincoln, R. I., died Sept. 9 from a fall from mountain climbing in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, Calif.Cabral was born in Providence, R.I. to Michael M. and Denyce A. (Johnson) Cabral of Lincoln and Charlotte (Metcalf) Wilburn of Anchorage, Alaska. He had lived in Lincoln before moving to Colorado 13 years ago.
Cabral was the president and owner of Allbright Window Cleaning Service in Leadville for the past eight years.
He was a 1989 graduate of Lincoln High School, Lincoln, R.I., and had attended La Salle Academy, Providence, R.I.Cabral is survived by his parents; several aunts; and cousins. He was the grandson of the late Manuel and Emily (Santos) Cabral.
A Requiem Eucharist was held Sept. 17 in Christ Church, 1643 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln, R.I. Burial was in Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, R.I.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Cabral’s memory to Outward Bound West, c/o Pinnacle Scholarship Program, 910 Jackson Street, Golden, CO 80401, would be appreciated.

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