Roy D. (‘Mac’) McDowell
Roy D. (‘Mac’) McDowell, 77, died at home in Grand Junction on Feb. 5, 2005, of COPD.
He was born June 1, 1927, to Roy and Margery McDowell in Grand Junction. He spent his childhood and attended school in Grand Junction and Delta. He often helped out at the Delta Canning Co.McDowell served in both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. He spent five years as a Colorado State Patrolman. The majority of his career was spent working as an expediter for Climax Molybdenum Co. where he attained a management position.In 1971, he married Marie E. Hawkins. They lived in Leadville until they took up motorhoming in 1988. During the early 1990s, they lived in Buena Vista, where McDowell enjoyed calling bingo games at the American Legion Post. They settled in Grand Junction in 1999.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the beauty of Colorado. He never met a stranger and always had a joke to put a smile on one’s face.
He is survived by his children Bryant (Janice) McDowell; Margie (Eddie) Martinez; and Sandy Blamey, all of Denver; and David (Susan) McDowell, Colorado Springs; and step-children Pat (Cindy) Hawkins, Grand Junction; Sue (Bill) Lockwood, Demorest, Ga.; and Sandy (Kevin) Merchant, Newcastle, Wash.; 19 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and many friends. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
He is survived by his children Bryant (Janice) McDowell; Margie (Eddie) Martinez; and Sandy Blamey, all of Denver; and David (Susan) McDowell, Colorado Springs; and stepchildren Pat (Cindy) Hawkins, Grand Junction; Sue (Bill) Lockwood, Demorest, Ga.; and Sandy (Kevin) Merchant, Newcastle, Wash.; 19 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and many friends. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
Former Leadville resident Charles Weldon Morrison, 54, died Feb. 16, 2005, in Columbia, S.C. Morrison was born in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Charles Weldon and Florence Eveleen Morrison. Soon after, they moved to Leadville where Morrison grew up. Morrison served in the U. S. Air Force for four years. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from USC. He worked as an accountant for C. C. McGregor & SCANA Corp. for 15 years. After leaving the accounting field, he worked at the BP/Amoco on Rosewood for seven years.
He is survived by his daughter Vera E. (Kevan) Anderson, Columbia, S.C.; brother David (Betty) Morrison, Farmington, N. M.; sister Sally (Phil) Romero, Salida; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Services were held on Feb. 19, 2005, at Rosewood Baptist Church in South Carolina with intermenty following in Elmwood Cemetery. The Reverend Louie McDonald officiated. The family strongly requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
Bertha E. Ross
Bertha E. Ross, 79, died Feb. 19, 2005. She was born in Leadville; her father, Henry Blake, was an “original ‘59er.”She is survived by her husband Robert Lorenz Ross; sons Robert (Joan) Ross and Ronald (Lena) Ross; granddaughter Lara Ana Ross; brothers Henry Blake and George Blake; and sister Frances Powell.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 22 at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, 190 Potomac St. Aurora. Inurnment was at Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs.
Derrell C. Glenn
Former Leadville resident Derrell C. Glenn, 80, died March 2, 2005, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was born in Olustee, Okla., on Dec. 23, 1924, to Buck and Gladys (Boyd) Glenn. As a young child, Glenn and his family moved to Leadville where he graduated from Leadville High School.Glenn served as a radioman in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1947. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Leadville where he became a mine foreman at the Climax Molybdenum Mine until his retirement.
For the past 25 years, Glenn had been living in Clifton, Colo.He was previously married to Mary R. (Geary) Glenn. A member of the Elks Lodge for 62 years, he enjoyed watching sports.Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter. He is survived by sons Mark E. (Carol) Glenn, Leadville; Dave A. Glenn, Gypsum; and Neil D. (Barb Williams) Glenn, Grand Junction; daughter Gail A. (Tom) Berger, Westminster; brother Lynn (Patricia) Glenn, Greeley; sister Drucilla (Pete) Donoher, Leadville; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at the Leadville Elks Lodge. Officers of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #236 will officiate. Interment will be in Elks Rest Cemetery in Leadville at a later date.
Helen B. Ray
Helen B. Ray, 82, died March 13, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Palmer Lake, Colo., on July 29, 1922, to Everett L. Eckerson and Mabel E. Schubarth.
Ray attended school in Monument, Colo., and graduated from Lewis Palmer High School in 1941.
She married Elma D. Ray on Oct. 12, 1941, and they were the parents of one daughter, Louise.From 1953 to 1972, they lived in Climax and Leadville, then returned to Colorado Springs until his death. Ray then moved to Casper, Wyo., to be near her daughter.
Ray was a devoted housewife and mother. She loved to bowl, celebrating her 80th birthday at Circle Lanes bowling with her senior league. She was a member of Lewis Palmer Alumni Association, Colorado Natives Club, Colorado Chapter #2 Order of Eastern Star, CCC Alumni, Colorado Springs Senior Bowling League and WIBC.Ray was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years; parents; and sister Flora.Ray is survived by her daughter Louise (Jim) Kaup, Casper, Wyo.; granddaughters Marsha (Chris) Johnson, Casper, Wyo.; and Anna (Randy) Sell, Oakes, N.D.; sisters Evelyn Beasley, Colorado Springs; Elizabeth (Burt) Stepanek, Saratoga, Calif.; and Ida (Sam) Williams, Florence, Ore.; and five great grandchildren.
Ray’s life will be celebrated at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Colorado Springs on Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 Wilson, Casper, WY.