Claudia Anne Koeppe
Claudia Anne Koeppe, 78, of Greeley, died Aug. 29, 2005, at her home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Hurley, N.M., to Milo David Wynn and Marcene Anspach Wynn. She was their only child.
The happiest time in her life were the years she shared with her husband, Donald. They enjoyed many activities at their lakeside home near Valley, Neb., especially their friends and the Nebraska Cornhuskers football games.
Following the death of her husband in 1990, she moved to Colorado to be near family.
She is survived by her two daughters, Valerie Kniese of Loveland and Lisa Mathews of Greeley; son-in-law, Randy Mathews; grandsons, Brian Murphy of Portland, Ore., and Nicholas Kniese of Loveland; one granddaughter, Erin Mathews of Greeley; and one great-granddaughter, Natalie Kniese of Loveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Koeppe, and her parents.
A private memorial service will be held.
Inurnment at Evergreen Cemetery, Omaha Neb.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th St. Road, Greeley, CO 80634
Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley is in charge of arrangements.
Billie L. FOWLER
Billie L. FOWLER, 78, of Loveland died Aug. 29, 2005, at his residence.
He was born March 11, 1927, in Bloomington, Ill., to Ernest Winfield Fowler and Nina May Stuckey. He moved to Loveland in the 1950s from Bloomington.
He married Estella Rueb in 1979 in Loveland.
Mr. Fowler was a refrigeration engineer for Old Timer Meats and later drove a truck delivering farm equipment.
He was a member of the Loveland Seventh-day Adventist Church. He loved farming and collected model tractors.
He is survived by his wife, Estella Fowler of Loveland; stepson Duane Albrecht and wife Laura of Greeley; stepdaughters Julia Anne Albrecht and husband Andy of Loma Linda, Calif., Patricia Heib and husband Bruce of Loveland, and Nancy L. Rosales and husband Roy of Houston, Texas; three brothers; four sisters; 11 step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Fowler.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Loveland Burial Park, Pastor Rodney Scherencel officiating.
Naomi Mae Yeager
Naomi Mae Yeager, 88, of Longmont, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont.
Naomi was born Sept. 6, 1916, in a farmhouse at Elwell, Colo., to Earl and Mabel Worden. She grew up and attended elementary and high school in Loveland, graduating in 1934.
After graduation, Naomi entered college in Greeley at Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado) and graduated in 1938 with a degree in elementary education. Thereafter, she began her teaching career in La Junta, from 1938 to 1940. In 1940 she met and married her husband, Carl J. Yeager, on Sept. 23, 1940. After a brief career in the dairy industry, Carl was called to active duty in the Army Air Forces during World War II, during which time Naomi lived in Loveland, where she began raising her family. After the war she continued to raise her family while residing in Denver, Greeley and Longmont.
Naomi’s teaching career resumed in 1961 in Longmont and continued until her retirement in 1981. She taught fourth grade at Mountain View Elementary in Longmont during the majority of this time until osteoarthritis forced her retirement.
She was a longtime member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Longmont and HEO Club. Naomi was gifted musically throughout her life and enjoyed almost all types of music. She was also highly regarded as a teacher and had maintained connections with many former students and teachers throughout the years. She enjoyed traveling, televised sports and the family cabin on Fish Creek in
Estes Park. Her fondest memories were of spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren. She was a very kind person with a quiet, low-key personality.
Naomi is survived by her husband, Carl Yeager of Longmont; a son, Carl Gary Yeager and his wife Suzanne of Loveland; three daughters, Carolyn Millspaugh and her husband Wayne of Mead, Linda Halloran and her husband Tom of Longmont, and Debbie Coffey and her husband Steve of Loveland. She is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Curtis of Loveland, and Carma Jean Foiles of Moscow, Idaho. Surviving her also are six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mabel Worden; a brother, Mansel Worden and a niece and nephew.
After a private family burial at Foothills Gardens of Memory, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1500 Ninth Ave. in Longmont with a reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for terminally ill children or the Arthritis Foundation and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences for the family.
Milli Young Pardoe
Milli Young Pardoe was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Coffeyville, Kan. She came to Colorado at the age of 4, living in Colorado Springs and Cañon City. She graduated from Cañon City High School in 1940.
As a young woman she worked at Peterson Field as a supply clerk. She often spoke of this experience as one of the best times of her life. She met people from all over the world, including POW's. After World War II, Milli moved to Denver, where she worked for the Historical Society.
She met Harry Pardoe in July 1948. They were married Jan. 1, 1949. They lived in Rye and Drake, Colo., where Harry worked for the Game and Fish Department of Colorado.
In November of 1954, Harry was killed in a tractor accident. Milli moved with her two young daughters to Loveland. She worked as director of the House of Neighborly Service and for the city of Fort Collins.
Milli moved to Denver in 1978 to be near her daughters. Her hobbies included gardening, with a passion for roses, reading, nature, watercolor painting, and an absolute love of cats.
She was a devout Episcopalian, American and self-described Bronco-maniac! Milli loved to attend games, especially against Kansas City; she loved to see “Thunder” run after the touchdowns and felt proud they never lost when she was there.
She attended many of her high school reunions, including her 60th and 63rd. Her favorite trip was taken with her 2-year-old grandson in 1990 to Hawaii, where she visited Pearl Harbor. She was proud of her grandchildren, Spencer and Chandler Anne Hill, Vanessa and Cole Bartholomew and children Ann Bartholomew and Robin Pardoe.
Milli moved to Evergreen to live with Robin in 2003. She was delighted to view the wildlife in her back yard and the changing of seasons. In October 2004 she suffered a heart attack but lived at home until June 2005, when her health deteriorated. She then moved into Mapleton Care Center in Lakewood, where she received excellent care and attention until her death Aug. 25, 2005. She died peacefully with her family present, including her beloved cat “Muff,” by her side and the family dogs close by.
She is survived by her daughter Ann Laurette Bartholomew, her son-in-law Marty Bartholomew, their children Vanessa and Cole of Aurora, Colo.; her daughter Robin Gayle Pardoe and her children Spencer and Chandler Anne Hill of Evergreen; former son-in-law Doug Hill of Highlands Ranch; stepdaughter Ellen Pardoe Hastings and her husband A. Duane Hastings of Morrison; and her companion of many years, Muff, her wonderful and loving cat.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Laurence’s Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road, Conifer.
Those wishing to donate in memory of Milli may send contributions to The Heifer Project (www.heifer.org), The Evergreen Animal Protection League or St. Laurence’s Episcopal Church.
Jeffery Allen Lingwall
Jeffery Allen Lingwall, 40, of Scottsbluff, Neb., formerly of Loveland, died Aug. 28, 2005, in an automobile accident northeast of Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was born April 13, 1965, at Sidney, Neb., to Allen and Jolene (Doremus) Lingwall. He was raised in Sidney for 12 years before moving to Loveland. He attended Thompson Valley High School and graduated in 1983. While in high school he went to state two times in gymnastics and ran cross-country. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army and served in active duty for eight years, proudly serving in Desert Storm.
He attended Middle Tennessee State University for four years, earning his bachelor’s degree. While at MTSU he set records in cross-country and track that are still unbroken today. Following college he was a P.E. teacher in Tennessee for three years.
He then joined the Army National Guard, where he was an active member at the time of his death. He participated in numerous marathons and triathlons, winning many medals. He was a member of the Army National Guard Marathon Team for three years.
On Dec. 19, 1999, he married Michele Corp in Tacoma, Wash.
He was a loving, dedicated father and could often be seen pushing his son, Sam in his baby jogger around town and in many races.
He is survived by his son, Samuel and his mother, Michele of Scottsbluff; mother, Jolene Lingwall of Loveland; father, Allen (Debi) Lingwall of Ashland; sister, Glenda (Shawn) Bruce of Tennessee; grandmother, Anna Doremus of Aurora; grandparents, Don and Verna Lingwall of Seward; former wife, Lisa Lingwall of San Diego, Calif.; 11 nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friend, Pam Phifer of Loveland.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at the Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. The Rev. Ron Nuss-Warren will officiate.
Burail will be in the Fairview Cemetery with military honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard.
Friends may call from 9 a..m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established for his son, Sam.
Lucette WILSON, 82, of Loveland died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Loveland.
She was born July 12, 1923, in Dijon, France, to Pierre and Lucy Dredillet. She married Ralph S. Wilson on July 21, 1945, in Gerlis, France. He preceded her in death.
She was a factory worker at Mountain States Bean Co. in Denver for 20 years. She also wove baskets for wine bottles while living in France.
She moved to Loveland in 1987 from Cascade, Idaho.
She enjoyed knitting, bird-watching, bicycling, being a mom and being with her family.
She is survived by a son, Ralph S. Wilson Jr. and wife Sara of Basin, Wyo.; two daughters, Carol Deaner and husband Jeff of Centennial, and Michelle Hastings and husband Don of Cotopaxi, Colo.; a sister, Anne Raatz of Royalton, Minn.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Viegut Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Bartholomew “Bart” Thomas Betow
John Bartholomew “Bart” Thomas Betow, 18, died Sept. 15, 2005, following a tragic car accident.
He was born May 13, 1987, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Gary Betow and Kathleen McKeown. He was a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a University Scholar and a journalism major.
A 2005 graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, he was involved in numerous school
activities, including the Cascia Pep Band and the baseball team. He served as a Kairos retreat leader, a counselor at Camp Loughridge and an intern at Youth Services.
He will be remembered by all for his kindness, warmth and wonderful sense of humor. An accomplished musician and singer, he also was a contributing writer for the Tulsa World Satellite. He was a friend to all with his gentle spirit and infectious laugh. In the short time he attended the University of Oklahoma, he touched the hearts of everyone he met.
In addition to his parents and sister, Faith Betow, he is also survived by his grandparents, John and Mary Belle McKeown of Loveland and Lowell and Wanda Betow of Ponca City, Okla.; his mother’s siblings, Timothy and Rosanna McKeown of Westminster, Michael and Margaret McKeown Kelley of Greeley and Joseph and Patricia McKeown Lovato of Loveland; and many other relatives.
Bart had chosen at age 16 to become an organ donor, and the family has been notified that his donations were successfully matched to save the lives of many others.
A wake was held Sept. 18 at St. Rita’s of Cascia Chapel, and a Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Sept. 19 at the Church of St. Mary in Tulsa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bart Betow Memorial Fund at Camp Loughridge, 4900 W. 71st St., Tulsa, OK 74131 or to Youth Services of Tulsa, 311 S. Madison, Tulsa, OK 74120.
Mildred C. ROTHMAN
Mildred C. ROTHMAN, 88, of Loveland died Oct. 6, 2005, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland.
She was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Englevale, N.D., to Conrad and Louise C. Reisbick Kness. She moved to Loveland in 1926 from Sutton, Neb. She married Arthur Rothman on April 2, 1938, in Loveland.
Mrs. Rothman worked in food services for the Thompson School District for 31 years and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 70 years.
She loved to cook, bake and be with her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and was a Broncos and Rockies fan.
She is survived by a son, Larry Rothman of Loveland; a daughter, Vonda Whittaker and husband Ronald of Surprise, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Rodney Weinland, Todd Whittaker, Troy Whittaker, Mendy Greenberg, Jamie Willis, Jennifer Jones, Jason Jones, Amy Fahrenbruch and Chad Rothman; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Myron Kness of California; and a sister, Lucille Kelley of Loveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Rothman, on Feb. 23, 1974; a daughter, Jerolyn Jones; and a brother, John Kness.
Public viewing will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stephanie Muñoz of Berthoud First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Joy S. Cole
Joy S. Cole of Berthoud died Oct. 5, 2005, at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Louisville. She was 61.
Joy was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Evansville, Ind., to William Lavalton Brown and Eva Rose (Hardin) Brown. The family moved to Arizona when Joy was a young girl and later to Northern Colorado while she was in her teens.
Joy attended cosmetology school and worked briefly as a beautician. On July 2, 1978, she married Gerald Cole in Longmont. For a number of years she worked in local restaurants in the area, in particular the Wayside Inn of Berthoud. Most recently she worked as a florist with Toddy’s and later Hays Markets of Berthoud. She loved working the floral and plant area and also loved her close relationship with her many return customers.
Joy’s family was first and foremost, loving to cook; her home frequently was the center of many family gatherings. She was known as the ultimate hostess and one whose doors were always open to her sisters, nieces and nephews. In addition, she spent many hours in her lawn and garden, enjoying her time in the outdoors and nurturing her grounds.
Preceding her in death are her parents and her brother, William “Billy” Brown.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry of Berthoud; her stepdaughter, Christy Cole of Thornton; her stepson, Rick Cole and his wife, Cheryl, of Winter Haven, Fla.; five sisters, Dodie Berry of Loveland, Carolyn Donaldson of Loveland, Linda Grenemyer and husband Edward of Dacono, Debra Brown of Loveland, and Robin Robbs of Prescott Valley, Ariz. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews, who were like her children, Lance and Scott, Susie and Tara, Jeremy and Travis, Stephen, Aaron and Baby Joy.
Cremation has been entrusted to the Howe Mortuary and Crematory-Longmont.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Berthoud Ward, 550 Spartan Ave., Berthoud.
Memorial contributions can be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026.
For all of us who loved Ray A. Howard and his wonderful wit and humor there will be a “Celebration of Life Ceremony” potluck for him 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9201 Four Wheel Drive, Carter Lake. To get there, turn at Dam 3 on Rockhill Road, follow signs to Larry and Jill McGill’s home. Bring your pictures and/or memories to share stories about his life.
He was born May 21, 1936, and died Oct. 8, 2005.
Ray was currently married to Martha (Marty) Howard, his devoted and wonderful wife for 24 years. On June 8, 1957, Ray married Kay Shook (Disner.) They have three children, Kim Sybrandts and husband Terry, Jill McGill and husband Larry, and Randy Howard and wife Brenda, all of Loveland. They have six grandchildren, Justin Buxbaum and wife Kimberly, Chad Buxbaum, Shelby and Shelsey Sybrandts, Rachael and Kyle Howard. He also has six step-children and 15 step-grandchildren and four great-step-grandchildren with Martha.
Ray’s love and passion for music and laughter made him the life of any party. He played guitar and sang all over Loveland for many occasions. He also entertained in Independence, Mo., for many years on country shows, where his brothers and sisters with their families live.
He worked security for Hewlett-Packard in Greeley.
Ray became ill while working for McKee Medical Center emergency room security. A blood test there found his cancer.
If you did not know Ray for his love of music you may have known him for his love of
people and orneriness or his ability to make you laugh. Either way he made a deep impression on you when he left.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Elizabeth Howard, brothers, Nelson, Estel, Freddy and Lawrence, sisters, Lucille and Loula Belle.
Kim Gill and Randy want to give special thanks to all who embraced their father and offered their love, friendship and services to him. God is good and so are you. It seemed a long road of our two years he fought his cancer. Thanks to all for loving him. Please keep his wife Martha Howard (Marty) in your prayers, the road ahead is bumpy. Kim Sybrandts.
Contributions may be made to “The Bank of West” Berthoud Ray Howard Memorial Fund. Attn: Kim Bauxbaum.
Viegut Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.