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Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection

Lake County, Colorado Obituary Collection - 2000 - 1

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Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2010, at 1:10 p.m.

Glen Bishop
A memorial service will be held for Glen Bishop of Northglen at Chapel in the Hills, 29579 Colo. 72, Golden, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m.

Ethel Elba Wackerle
Ethel Elba Wackerle, 78, died Jan. 27 at her home in Elizabeth, Colo.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1922, in Winona, Minn. to Fred and Margaret (Lang) Wild.
She had worked for 12 years in the hospital at Climax Mine near Leadville. In the early 70s, she moved to Wheat Ridge. For a brief time, she lived in Washington State, returning in 1982 to the Castle Rock area and worked for the Castle Rock Country Bakery.
She married Richard L. Spanton in 1942 in Winona, Minn. He preceded her in death in 1972.
On Oct. 28, 1990, she married Gunther Wackerle at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock.
She is survived by her husband, Gunther Wackerle, Elizabeth, Colo.; four children, Sue Ann of Commerce City, Colo.; Christine of Stratton, Colo.; Timi of Elizabeth, Colo.; and Lori of Jenks, Okla.; one sister, Diana, Minnesota; two brothers, Fritz and Richard of Minnesota; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Recitation of the Rosary was held Jan. 30 at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock and Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 31 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock. The Rev. William Vollmer officiated. Interment was held at Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Colo.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 1700 S. Potomac, Aurora, CO 80012.
Arrangements were handled by Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock.

Dorothy I. King
Former Leadville resident Dorothy I. King, 64, died June 7 after a lengthy illness.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1935 in Neodesha, Kan. to William Thomas and Clora Rebecca (Baker) McDaniel.
She was a past Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge and a past Grand Matriarch of the Colorado Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary, serving during 1980-1981.
She enjoyed her family and friends and lodge work and loved to read and crochet in her spare time.
On June 27, 1954, she married William Jeremiah King.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son William T. King; brothers Franklin and William McDaniel; half brothers Carl and Merel McDaniel; and her granddaughter Kelsey Dawn King.
She is survived by her husband William J. King; children Clora A. (Douglas) Pittman; John A. (Cindy) King; Kathleen M. (Rick) Hayes; Linda D. (Russ) Powell; and Donald L. (Jennifer) King; grandchildren RJ and Rebecca Pittman; Daniel, Bradley and Rochelle King; Roger and Steven Hunsaker/Hayes; Jacquie, Tiffany, Buddy, Mylinda, Michael and Riquie Goetsch/Powell; Kendra and Hunter King; and step-grandchildren Sammy, LeAnna, Christopher, Loni and Larisa.
She is also survived by her sisters Jessie Simmons and Clora Lee; her brother Roland R. (Dorothy May) McDaniel; sister-in-law Velma McDaniel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service was held June 12 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canon City with Rev. Bill Carson officiating.
Interment was at the Neodesha Cemetery in Neodesha, Kan.
Memorial donations may be made to Hildebrand Home Care, 1350 Bauer Ln, Canon City, CO 81212. Condolscences may be sent to William J. King, 610 S. 9th St., Canon City, CO 81212.
Services were under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Christine B. Banicki
Christine B. Banicki, 49, died July 15 at Vail Valley Medical Center.
She was born in Leadville on Feb. 24, 1951 to Buster and Angela (Fear) Beck. After graduating from high school, she went to college and became a bookkeeper.
While in Leadville, she worked at St. Vincent General Hospital.
She married James N. Banicki Aug. 28, 1982. They moved to Dodge, Wis. about five years ago.
She enjoyed gardening and needlework and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her son Jimmy and one brother, Michael.
She is survived by her parents Buster and Angela Beck, Redcliff; husband Jim Banicki, Dodge, Wis.; daughter Shawna (Robert) Lupton, Trempleau, Wis.; grandchildren Robert and Cynthia Lupton; sisters Patricia (Stan) Rowe, Buena Vista; Johanna Wiltshire, Rifle; and Margaret (Joe) Phillips, Denver; brothers Joseph Beck, Anthony Beck and Kenneth Beck, all of Redcliff; William (Claudia) Beck, Broomfield; and Richard (Orleen) Beck, Las Vegas.
She is also survived by numerous other relatives.
Those wishing may send condolences to James Banicki, P.O. Box 84, Dodge, WI, 54625.
Services are pending and arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville.

John Francis McGuire
John Francis McGuire, 60, died at his home on July 7.
He was born July 30, 1939 in Leadville.
From 1939 to 1960 he resided in Leadville, leaving briefly for a tour in the Army in Germany, followed by nine years in Thornton.
He returned to Leadville in 1975 and worked for Mallette Oil Company, where he was a mechanic.
He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church.
He married Shirley Borden in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Shirley McGuire; son Oliver McGuire, Denver; daughters Tina Sell, Denver; and Brita Hardy, Independence, Mo.; brothers Joe McGuire, Henderson, Nev.; and Richard (Dick) McGuire, Vernal, Utah; and sister Mary McGuire Chambers, Dodge City, Kan.
The family conducted their own services at John's cabin on the Sommerville Ranch on Friday, July 14. They were to scatter his ashes there on the Ranch.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home of Leadville.

Neal Dean Anderson
Neal Dean Anderson, 59, died July 18 of a brain tumor at his home in Murray, Utah.
Born Oct. 27, 1940 to Dean Symons and Margaret Ada Neal Anderson in Seattle, Wash., he was the second of five children. He moved to Oklahoma City as a youth, where he graduated from Capital Hill High School. He graduated from BYU in 1964 with a degree in business management. He married Kay Thomas on Aug. 26, 1963 in the Logan LDS Temple.
He was active in the LDS faith, serving two missions, one in New England and one later with his wife in South Africa. He also served as scout master, bishop and high counselor.
His hobbies included reading, music and sports.
He lived in Leadville for 15 years, and worked for J. C. Penneys in management for most of that time.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise (Kent) Benson.
He is survived by his wife Kay Anderson, Murray, Utah; children Sidney (Joel) Miller, Lehi, Utah; Nancy (Oscar) Covarrubias, Broomfield, Colo.; Carol Ann (Shane) Fortune, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Tom (Kerry) Anderson, Tetonia, Idaho; Cheryl Anderson, Murray, Utah; Terry (Kristi) Anderson, St. Louis, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren;
He is also survived by his parents Dean and Margaret Anderson, Murray, Utah; and his sisters Carole (Charles) Carr, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Marilyn (Curt) Perkins, Echo, Ore.; and Myra (Brad) Thornley, Bountiful, Utah.
Interment was in Murray City Cemetery.

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