William J. ‘Bill’ WARHURST
William J. ‘Bill’ WARHURST, 81, of Loveland, died on Sunday, May 1, 2005, at McKee Medical Center Hospice Care Unit in Loveland.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1923, in San Leandro, Calif., to William J. and Olive B. Warhurst.
He served in the Field Artillery in World War II, and was wounded in Normandy shortly after D-Day and was awarded the Purple Heart. He returned to combat and fought in the Rhineland, the Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, he attended and graduated from the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., where he met his future wife, Beverly E. Slade. They were married on June 24, 1948.
He was employed at Blue Cross of California for 28 years, retiring as a vice president.
In 1974, he started and was president of California Health Data Corp. in Sacramento, Calif. In 1977 they relocated to Jefferson City, Mo., where he started and was CEO of the Missouri Health Data Corp. until he retired in 1983.
He then did computer consulting until they moved to Loveland in 1991.
He and his wife traveled extensively, and he enjoyed playing golf. He was a marshal and hole captain on Hole No. 4 for 10 years at the PGA International Golf Tournament at Castle Pines Golf Course in Castle Rock. He served as a volunteer at the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show since its inception, served on the Agenda for the ’90s Accountability Committee, was appointed by the City Council to the Charter Study Committee, and was secretary to the Charter Commission which wrote the Loveland City Charter. In 1996, he was selected by the Loveland Reporter-Herald newspaper as one of the Loveland “people who make a difference.”
He was preceded in death by one brother, Walter J. Warhurst in Oregon, his sisters, Dorothy Griswold, Helen Johnson and Bernice Warhurst all in California.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two nieces, Patricia J. Hicks and husband Frank of Weaverville, Calif., and Janice Moreno, of Rio Vista, Calif., and their children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Funeral services will be conducted at Houser-Millard Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday, May 6, 2005, with entombment at Hawthorn Gardens Mausoleum in Jefferson City.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Myrna Jean Greene
Myrna Jean Greene, 62, of Fort Morgan, formerly of Loveland, passed away at home on May 1, 2005. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was born in Minot, N.D., Oct. 19, 1942, to Loren and Cecila Strege. She lived in Loveland from 1966 to 1999.
She leaves behind her husband, Garry Greene of Fort Morgan; daughters, Becky and Brian Newt of Loveland, Monica and Jim Moore of California, and Trish and Ed Beshures of California; sons, Steve and Tish Greene of Virginia, and Eddie Greene of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Jessie, Josh and Ben of Loveland, Andy of Virginia and James of California; and great-grandson, Westley of Loveland; sisters, Muriel Freeman of Loveland, Linda and Gary Widmayer of North Dakota, Lola and John Six of New Hampshire, and Lorena and Don Lightheart of Loveland.
Private family services are planned.
Elvis Cantrell, 56, of Hamilton, Ala., formerly of Loveland, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, peacefully at his residence after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
He was born April 16, 1949, in Hamilton, Ala., to William Cantrell and the late Hermenia (Green) Cantrell. He attended school in Hamilton and graduated from Northwest Alabama State with an associate’s degree in drafting.
He was a Vietnam veteran, having served as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He lived in Loveland for nine years. He retired from GE/Woodward Governor in Loveland in 2003, after 25 years of service.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks and American Legion in Loveland.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his twin brother; older brother, Bill; and grandson, Ryan Cantrell.
He is survived by his father; stepmother, Betty Jo Cantrell; his wife of 34 years, Patricia “Gay” (Peterson) Cantrell, Hamilton; sons, Phillip Cantrell, Hamilton, Adam (Shaun) Cantrell, Stevens Point, and Michael Cantrell, Loveland; daughter, April (Tim) Sanderson, Loveland; grandchildren, Jacob and Christopher Cantrell, Stevens Point, Timmy, Britney and Alysa Sanderson, Loveland, and Deonna Cantrell, Hamilton; sisters, Anita (Donald) Miller, Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Lanetta (David) Koonce, Florence, Ala.; and numerous other relatives.
By his request there was no visitation.
Cremation has been conducted. Burial will be at a later date.
Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton directed the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship will be funded and awarded to a needy adult student in his name.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family and the friends he made.
Joseph J. JEZEK
Joseph J. JEZEK, 84, of Loveland died May 2, 2005, at Sierra Vista Health Care Center.
He was born May 16, 1920, in Geddes, S.D., to Joe and Lillian Jezek. The family moved to Hemingford, Neb., in 1922.
He was inducted into the army in September 1941 and made a 25,000-mile ground tour of the Pacific. He separated from service in October 1945.
He graduated from Denver University in 1948 and later obtained a real estate degree from Red Rocks Community College in 1975.
He married Mary O’Grady in December 1950 and had six children: sons John of Lakewood and James of Littleton; daughters Mary Murawski of Orlando, Fla., Margaret of Armenia, Patricia Kurdziel of North Kingstown, R.I., and Ann Whitaker of Littleton. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.
He spent several years as a scoutmaster for Troop 1 and received the St. George Award.
Mr. Jezek retired in 1976 from Sears, Roebuck and Co. after 30 years of service and moved to Loveland in 1979. He served on the Loveland zoning board for 21/2 years and the Planning Commission for 71/2 years. He also served on the County Board of Appeals for several years and was a SCORE counselor for 21 years.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Boy Scouts in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80538.
Charles KOCH, 78, of Loveland, died May 1, 2005, at McKee Medical Center after a four-year battle with cancer.
He was born in Houston, Texas, went to Texas A&M and the University of Houston. There he spent two and one-half years in the Navy. While in Chicago he met Violette, and they were married in Washington, D.C.
While Chuck was stationed in Washington, D.C., he worked in the photo lab, where he worked on the atom bomb pictures. He was a professional photographer in Chicago for 40 years and enjoyed his work.
He was a private pilot and had his own plane for 14 years and enjoyed flying around the states to follow his son Paul, who was in the Air Force for 10 years.
Charles was an avid mountain climber and climbed all over Colorado and Wyoming. He also climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland. He loved to play with his grandchildren in Houston and also with Patches, their family dog.
Charles is survived by his wife Violette; his son, Paul; daughter-in-law, Alisa; grandson, David, 9; granddaughter, Rachel, 6; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Robert Graham; nieces, Linda Grippo and family; Ann Chris Hohe and family in Illinois; Rudy Koch and family in Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation will be conducted. At the end of June there will be a memorial service, the date to be announced later.
Memorial contributions made be made to The American Cancer Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
James Nelson Dixon
James Nelson Dixon having finished his earthly mission on May 2, 2005, has returned to his Heavenly Father and reunited with his eternal companion, Janice Ann Davison, who preceded him in 2002.
He is the beloved father of Joseph James Dixon, Jeffery Michael Dixon, Jean Ann Bird and James William Dixon. Jim was sent from Heaven Nov. 21, 1934, to Joseph Victor Dixon and Amelia Louise Prueter of Saginaw, Mich., and became a part of a special family with his sisters Donna Mae Niver, Geraldine Elaine Colby and Barbara Lee Livingston. His elder brother, Eugene Dixon, along with his father and mother, went before to prepare a place for him.
He was in the Air Force during the Korean War and retired from Kodak in building maintenance facilities.
Jim started his family in 1958 and watched it blossom to include four children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He will continue to watch as his family grows through eternity.
Jim and Jan brought their family from Saginaw, Mich., to Loveland in 1967. After raising their children they moved to Fort Collins in 1991 and retired there.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lynnwood Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 Lynnwood Dr. Viewing will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery next to his eternal companion.
In lieu of flowers, please give generously to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Larimer County.
Richard “Dick” Donald Tilger
Richard “Dick” Donald Tilger born May 19, 1933, in Crete, Neb., to August and Pauline Tilger, passed away on April 29, 2005, a resident of Woodland Park, Colo.
He graduated from Loveland High School in 1951. He was a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a 33-year employee of AT&T.
He was married to Lila Silcott and was the proud father of Donald (Donna) Tilger of Riverside, Calif., Kim Tilger-Phelps of Colorado Springs, and Richard (Angel) Tilger of Colorado Springs; grandfather of Kyle, Megan, Kim and Jim; great-grandfather of Devin. Brother of Ruth Berglin, Centennial, Colo., Jim (Harless) Tilger of Loveland, Sue (Dwight) Clark of Wellington, Mary (Lawrence) Weber of Canby, Ore., Sharon (Don) Wagner of Pierce, Colo., August (Debbie) Tilger of Parker, and Patty (Jim) Welty of Fort Collins. Nephew of Betty Larson, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Jewell Tilger, Norwalk, Calif.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Dick had a unique, fun personality, and there are many “Dick” stories among his many friends and relatives. He loved his family, fishing, “mechaniking,” and wintering in Lake Havasu, Ariz. He will be sorely missed by all with whom he came in contact.
Viewing will be at 1 p.m. and memorial services at 2 p.m. Thursday at United Calvary Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs.
Contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon St., Suite 201, Colorado Springs, 80903.
Christian Patrick COCHRAN
Christian Patrick COCHRAN was born May 2, 2005, at 10:40 p.m. in Loveland. He passed away at 11 p.m. the same evening at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
Christian Patrick is the son of Elizabeth Rehm of Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Steve Cochran of Loveland.
Christian is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Steve; sister Michaela of Emmetsburg; brothers Dylan Rehm of Emmetsburg, and Stephen Cochran Jr. of Helena, Mont.; grandparents Pat and Peg Martini of Emmetsburg, Synda and Steve Streetman of Chey-enne, Wyo., and Rod Coch-ran of Portland, Ore.; and great-grandparents Patricia and Eldon Martini of Emmetsburg, Tena and Orlando Harvey of Le Mars, Iowa, and Betty and Carl Moberger and Robert Coch-ran of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Christian was preceded in death by a brother, Isaac Patrick Rehm, and great-grandparents Helen and William McCutcheon.
Christian will also be missed by other family members, Patrick Martini Jr., Nick and Janell Martini, Emily Martini, Christain Jensen and family, Jeremy and Rochelle Cochran and family, Lynsey Jungemann and family, Julie Cochran and Dalton Cochran.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Cochran, Amy Davidson, Patrick Martini Jr. and Christain Jensen.
Ernest (Ernie) Boone Snell
Ernest (Ernie) Boone Snell passed away on April 30, 2005, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland.
Ernie was born Jan. 16, 1907, on a farm near Jefferson, Kan., to Melville Augustus and Daisy (Ernest) Snell. He was the second youngest of six children. When he was 3 years old, the family moved to a farm north of Independence, Kan.
He graduated from high school in 1925 and went on to graduate from Independence Junior College in 1927, where he played basketball and football and was an all-state end in 1926. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a business degree in 1932, where he played baseball, basketball, track and football. In the fall of 1931 he and his fellow teammates sailed to Hawaii to play in an exhibition game with the University of Hawaii.
Ernie married Lillian Mae Krieger of McPherson, Kan., on June 2, 1935. They were married 49 years until her death on Dec. 8, 1984.
After graduation from OU, Ernie played amateur league baseball and worked for Bovaird Supply in Wichita, Kan. In 1943, he began his service in World War II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy’s Fuel Division. From July 1944 until December 1945, he ran the tank farm on the island of Guam, where he was in charge of all automotive and aviation gasoline as well as the pump stations and pipelines.
In 1947 he moved three drilling rigs to Colorado for Earl Wakefield, making his home in Craig, Colo., with his family. He and his family moved again in 1950 when he moved several rigs for Fred Anschutz to Denver and served as general superintendent until 1954. He then went into the drilling business on his own, forming Nye & Snell Drilling Co. with five rigs.
In 1960 he started Sentinel Manufacturing Co. with Bob Feifer and Joe Goodwin, manufacturing engine safety controls. In 1984 the company was sold as a worldwide corporation.
Ernie spent his retirement years playing golf, attending OU football games, traveling and enjoying his family. He was an “age shooter” from the age of 76 and won many golf prizes on both the state and national levels. He won the National Senior Olympics bronze medal in 1987 and the gold medal in 1993. He continued to play golf in several Senior Olympics, qualifying for the last time in 1999. He was very proud when he shot a hole in one in 1989.
Ernie was a 50-year Mason, a longtime member of El Jebel Shrine, including membership in the “Sandblasters” (a Shriner golf group), Petroleum Pioneers (Petroleum Club of Denver), the “O” Club at the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Kay and Rick Kingelin; daughter Karen Koso of Loveland; grandson Kyle Koso, his wife, Carolyn, and two children, Lillian and Aaron of Loveland; grandson Kip Koso, his wife Jeanine, and two children, Kole and Cameron of Durango; and longtime friend Jane Wren of Denver.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Olinger’s Crown Hill Mortuary, 8500 W. 29th Ave. (29th and Wadsworth), Lakewood. Interment will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, with a graveside service in the week to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the OU Foundation in care of the O Club, University of Oklahoma, 180 W. Books, Room 3575, Norman, OK 73019.
SALGADO, Eileen, of Loveland. Memorial service 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, at Resurrection Fellowship church.
Eileen SALGADO, 52, of Loveland died May 4, 2005, at her home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1953, in Lorain, Ohio, to John and Bernice (Szarek) Brestovansky. She graduated from T.H. Pickens School as a licensed practical nurse.
She had worked as a floor nurse at Loveland Good Samaritan Village for the past five years. She had been a nurse for many years specializing in Alzheimer’s care.
She had been a Loveland resident for the past five years and formerly lived in Aurora for 17 years.
Mrs. Salgado was a member of Resurrection Fellowship and very active in the Ladies Bible Study Group. She enjoyed reading and music and loved being outdoors, especially gardening and growing flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Salgado; three sons, Ben Salgado Jr. of Denver, John Salgado of Loveland and Michael Salgado of England; four brothers, Richard, Ken and Terry Brestovansky, all of Lorain, and Robert Brestovansky of Loveland; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Fellowship. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.
Lola I. Kruse
Kruse, Lola I., of Loveland. Widow of Viggo Kruse. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Interment Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Lola I. Kruse, 93, of Loveland died Aug. 24, 2005, at a local nursing home.
She was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Herman, Neb., to William F. Behrendt and Ida Kubie Beh-rendt. She graduated from Her-man High School and attended Midland College in Fremont, Neb.
She married Viggo H. Kruse on Feb. 16, 1935, in Papillion, Neb. The couple farmed in Washington County, Neb., until 1960, when they moved to Loveland. They spent their winters in Mesa, Ariz.
Mrs. Kruse was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, hiking, fishing and golfing.
She is survived by a son, Duane A. Kruse and wife Louise of Loveland; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Gaukel of Loveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Viggo H. Kruse, on Feb. 13, 2004; a brother, Curtis Behrendt; and a sister, Pearl Gaukel.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave. Burial will be at Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.