Rev. Wayne V. HOUSER
HOUSER, Rev. Wayne V., 76, of Loveland. Husband of Wendy M. Houser. Cremation has been conducted. Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions to Mountain View Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Wayne V. HOUSER, 76, of Loveland, died of a heart attack in Springfield, Ore., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005.
Wayne was born on June 1, 1929, in Liberty, Ore., to Elzia and Florence (Barham) Houser. Wayne had been raised in the Free Methodist Church and graduated from Academy High School in Salem, Ore., in 1948. He attended and graduated from Seattle Pacific University, 1952, in Seattle, Wash., and Columbia Seminary, 1964, in Decatur, Ga.
Wayne worked as a Christian book salesman, traveling to various states, then worked as a Christian radio program announcer before going in to the Presbyterian Church ministry.
Wayne serves Presbyterian churches in Hendersonville, N.C., Otis, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Scottsbluff, Neb. He retired in 1993 but served the Pinewood Church in Pinewood Springs from 1993 to 1996. Wayne served as an assistant chaplain and conducted chapel services at Bonell-Good Samaritan in Greeley, Colo.
Wayne married Esther Pearson in 1952, and they divorced in 1978. He married Wendy Hembrow Lemberg in Longmont on June 14, 1980, and they moved to Loveland in 1998 from Estes Park.
Wayne was a member of the Plains and Peaks Presbytery (USA) and attended and sang in the choir at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Loveland. Wayne was an oratorio tenor, having sung many tenor solos in various churches in California, Georgia, and Boulder. He had country properties with cattle and horses before retirement and started horse camps at Highlands Presbyterian Camp in Allenspark in 1970. Wayne had been a member of Kiwanis Club and other church-related organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy Houser of Loveland; stepsons Gregory Lemberg and wife Cheryl of Boulder, Bruce Lemberg of Boulder and Christopher Lemberg of Wheat Ridge; daughters Victoria Jones of Burbank, Calif., and Kathleen Houser of Osage Beach, Mo.; stepdaughter Catherine Lemberg of Loveland; brothers Till-man Houser and wife Gwen of Warm Beach, Wash., and Clark Houser and wife Martha Jean of Tullahoma, Tenn.; sister Mary Lou Molle and husband John of Pueblo; and two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation was conducted in Oregon. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church in Loveland with the Rev. Robert D. Dooling officiating. Burial of remains will be in Newberg, Ore., at Friends Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2500 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
Vera L. JURGENS
JURGENS, Vera L., of Loveland. Visitation from 5-7 p.m., today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Allnut-Hunter Chapel. Funeral services 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
Vera L. JURGENS, 90, of Loveland died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005.
She was born on Feb. 2, 1915, in Valentine, Neb., to Cash Clay Cary and Emma Larena Wineger.
She married Adam B. Jurgens on Sept. 7, 1932, in Bridgeport, Neb. Vera lived in Scottsbluff, Neb., until 1954, and then in various places in Adams and Weld counties. She had lived in Loveland since 1973.
Mrs. Jurgens was a homemaker until her husband died in 1971, when she became a cook for the North Shore and Village Inn. She then became a caregiver. She helped many families until she retired in 1988. Mrs. Jurgens loved to cook, read and watch Lawrence Welk shows.
She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons Donald Jurgens and wife Marge of Loveland and Larry Jurgens and wife Audrey of Warren, Wis.; daughters Betty Barrita of Loveland, Patricia Adkison of Buena Vista and Ella May Felzien and husband Ron of Elko, Nev.; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, six brothers, two sisters, two grandsons, and one son-in-law.
Memorial contributions can be made to your charity of choice in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.
Viewing will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel, 2100 Lincoln Ave. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 28th St. in Greeley.
Adam H. LOFING
LOFING, Adam H., of Kirk, Colo. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 7 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Inurnment at Loveland Burial Park.
Adam H. LOFING, 84, of Kirk, Colo., died at home Sept. 2, 2005, with family beside him.
He was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Windsor, to Henry and Mary (Stroman) Lofing.
When he was 8 years old, the family moved to Wheatland, Wyo., for a short period, then moved to the Sheridan, Wyo., area where he attended a country school through the eighth grade. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and was most recently a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland, were he served as a deacon for many years.
He married Elizabeth Hauf on Nov. 23, 1941, in Sheridan. During the first three years of marriage, he farmed in the spring, summer and fall and worked in the coal mine at Sheridan in the winter. In 1949, he moved his family to Wheatland, where he farmed beets, corn, hay and wheat and raised hogs, sheep, chickens, milk cows and beef cattle.
In February 1971 they moved to Joes, Colo., and leased part of the Gates farming operation. In 1973, they purchased a portion of the Gates operation and farmed that land until 1984 when they retired and moved to Loveland. In December 2004 they moved back to eastern Colorado to be near family.
Mr. Lofing loved life, laughter and telling jokes or stories. He and his wife traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing vegetables and giving his produce to neighbors and friends. He enjoyed polka music and polka dance, made beautiful stained glass, went to farm shows and garage sales and even restored an old John Deere tractor.
Mr. Lofing is survived by his wife Elizabeth; three daughters, Elaine Lewis and husband Les of Kirk, Nancy O’Neil and husband Joe of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Joan Williams and husband Leo of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother Robert Lofing of Worland, Wyo.; sister Dorothy Hanks and husband Kenneth of Wheatland; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother Raymond Lofing.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3411 S. Taft Ave. Loveland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church, or Hospice of the Plains in Wray, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO. 80538.
DonLynch, born on June 30, 1918, in Boulder, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
Some will remember Don as the manager of the downtown Safeway (in Loveland and Greeley). Then, after his retirement from Safeway, many benefited from Don’s fairness and knowledge as a car salesman at a couple of the local car dealerships in the Greeley area. But everyone who knew Don will remember him as being outgoing and friendly. He was loved and respected by those closest to him.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Lynch of Greeley; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Don Baskins of Osceola, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Kerry and Gary Lowderman of Auburn, Wash.; granddaughter and husband, Michelle and Dan Burkhart of Peyton; granddaughter and husband, Melissa and Mike Floyd of Lowry City, Mo.; granddaughter and husband, Brandy and Kris Strickland of Auburn, Wash., grandson Danny Lowderman of Auburn, Wash., sister and husband Betty and George Volk of Eckert; sister and husband Shirley and Joe Hammond of Davis, Calif., and four great-granddaughters.
There will be no service or memorial.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3001 Eighth Ave. Suite 100, Evans, CO 80620.
Mary T. MEACHAM
MEACHAM, Mary T., of Loveland. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 7 at First Christian Church. Inurnment at Loveland Burial Park.
Mary T. MEACHAM, 93, of Loveland died Sept. 4, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center of Larimer County, following a short illness. She was born May 18, 1912, in Nance County, Neb., to Hubert Earl and Myra (Collins) Taylor. She attended public schools in Bethany, Neb., and graduated in 1933 from Cotner College in Lincoln, Neb.
She married Glenn E. Meacham on March 28, 1936, at Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland. They lived in Torrington, Wyo., Scottsbluff, Neb., and Rifle, where Glenn worked as a printer, before they settled permanently on West Fifth Street in Loveland in 1945.
Mrs. Meacham was a homemaker and later a proofreader and office manager for the Loveland Reporter-Herald, from which she and Glenn retired together in 1975. Glenn preceded her in death in 1988.
Mary’s lifelong interest was in sewing. She started a sewing group at the First Christian Church and supervised it for 25 years. The group made children’s clothing from donated scraps of material and gave them to Head Start, House of Neighborly Service and Colorado Christian Home.
After their retirement in 1975, she and her husband made several trips to Alaska and other scenic destinations. Mrs. Meacham was also a 17-year cancer survivor, and was her husband’s caregiver during his six years of disability preceding his death.
She is survived by two children, Thomas and wife Jane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Barbara Christofferson and husband Bruce of Melbeta, Neb., eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Hospice Care Center of Lari-mer County, Colorado Christian Home, or the American Cancer Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave. Loveland, 80538.
Doyle D. Selix
Doyle D. Selix, 78, of Loveland died Aug. 29, 2005, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
He was born May 17, 1927, in Unionville, Iowa, to Elmer and Floy Brook Selix. He received an associate’s degree.
He married Annie Smith on Dec. 5, 1953. He was a calibration specialist for the government.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force on March 31, 1972, as a technical sergeant.
He moved to Loveland in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Selix of Loveland; a son, Raymond Selix and wife Carla of Westminster; a daughter, Karen Gowdy and husband John of Arvada; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fairmount Mortuary Chapel, 430 S. Quebec, Denver. The Rev. Gary Glover will officiate.
Burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery Staging Area B in Denver.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Valerie J. Sweet
Valerie J. Sweet of Berthoud died Sept. 1, 2005, at Longmont United Hospital after battling cancer for a number of years.
She was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Cambridge, England, to Cyril Frederick Duce and Olive (Woodman) Duce. She grew up in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, England, and came to the United States in 1985.
She married Shawn M. Sweet in Sacramento, Calif., on June 8, 1985. The Sweets have lived in Berthoud since 1998, when they moved from Santa Cruz, Calif.
While living in England, Mrs. Sweet was a nanny and also a seamstress for a sheepskin coat manufacturer. Recently she was a homemaker.
She was an avid dog walker, going out two or more times a day with dogs, where she was able to meet many people. She also enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Shawn; a son, Oliver of Berthoud; one brother, Brian Duce of Norwich, England; three sisters, Sheila Flack, Vivian South and Jean Turner, all of Whittlesford, England; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held Friday in Whittlesford.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Crematory in Longmont. Her ashes will be scattered in California near the ocean, according to her wishes.
Charles A. Workman
Charles A. Workman, 89, of Loveland, died Sept. 4, 2005, in Fort Collins.
He was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo., to William A. and Charolette Greenwood Workman.
He married Farrell Marie Hurst on Dec. 6, 1947, in Grand Junction.
He served during World War II in the South Pacific as a meteorologist.
He was a loving gentleman. “He was the biggest, little man they ever knew.” His sole purpose was to take care of his family.
He is survived by his wife, Farrell Marie Hurst-Workman of Loveland; a son, Richard C. Workman of Big Sandy, Texas; two daughters, Charlene Melzer and husband Tom of Stur-tevant, Wis., and Ronata Gray and husband David of Loveland; six grandchildren including Eric and Chip Gray and Richard Workman, all of Loveland; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters and one daughter, Jean Marie Workman.
Graveside memorial services will be 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Littleton.
Resthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Julia Olivas Chavez
Chavez, Julia Olivas, 74, of Loveland. Memorial Mass 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Julia Olivas Chavez Memorial Fund in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S. U.S. 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Julia Olivas Chavez, 74, of Loveland died Dec. 6, 2005, in Denver.
She was born April 23, 1931, in Johnstown to Joe F. and Bernice Benevi Olivas. She married Joe T. Chavez on April 22, 1960, in Berthoud.
Mrs. Chavez was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Loveland and of the Disabled American Veterans in Loveland. She loved her family and loved to cook with them. She enjoyed holiday family gatherings, fishing, bingo and going to Central City with her children.
She is survived by four sons, Charlie Olivas of Greeley, Tom Chavez of Denver, and Alan Chavez and Derek Chavez of Loveland; four daughters, Benita Olivas and Vonnie Chavez of Loveland, Ruth Peterson of Glenrock, Wyo., and Holly Rannaker of Stanton, Mich.; brothers John Olivas of Greeley, Stanley Olivas and Jerry Olivas of Loveland, and Toby Olivas of Berthoud; sisters Lydia Gonzales of Loveland, Margie Rodriquez of Greeley, and JoAnn Perea of Loveland; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Olivas; her husband, Joe T. Chavez, in 1989; and a sister, Charlene Chavez, in 1988.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Julia Olivas Chavez Memorial Fund in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S. U.S. 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Jack D. EIGHMY
EIGHMY, Jack D., of Loveland. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, December 12 at Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Interment Resthaven. Memorials to the Jack Eighmy Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Jack D.EIGHMY, 74, of Loveland died Dec. 7, 2005, at his home in Loveland.
He was born Feb. 8, 1931, to John D. and Gladys Heller Eighmy of Clarinda, Iowa. He graduated from Clarinda High School and a two-year college in Clarinda. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War.
He married Phyllis Charlene Britt on Dec. 18, 1955, in Clarinda. They moved from Clarinda to Loveland in 1967.
Jack delivered mail for the post office in Clarinda and Loveland for 26 years. For 16 years he worked in the Media Center for the Thompson R2-J School District.
After retiring, Jack enjoyed bronzing various memorabilia items. Jack was approached by Hollywood to bronze a pair of cowboy boots worn by Herb Jefferies in the old Western movies. Other hobbies included fishing, camping and the outdoors, and spending time at his summer place up the Big Thompson Canyon.
Jack loved sports. He was thrilled to see his boys compete in sports as he himself did. Jack joined the Denver Track Club, with son Rod, where he threw the shot put and discus for many years.
One of the many things Jack Eighmy is infamous for is his kind, giving and loving soul. One example of this is the founding of the Little League Baseball program in Loveland. He, among three others, created the first Little League playing field near First Christian Church. The team was known as “The Babe Ruths.”
His impact, guidance and dedication were extended to the community and his family.
The gentle man is survived by his wife, Phyllis Charlene Eighmy; five sons, Jay, Ric, Jon and his wife Karri, Joel and Rod and his wife Shannon, all of Loveland. He has six grandchildren: Julian, Colin, Lindsey, Jacob, Kelsey and Wesley Eighmy.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Duane Eighmy, and mother, Gladys Heller.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Mountain View Presbyterian Church.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens north of Loveland. Viewing will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Viegut Funeral Home, 1440 N. Boise Ave., Loveland.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jack Eighmy Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
FAHNENSTIEL, Gertrude, of Loveland. Cremation has been completed, with no services scheduled.
Gertrude FAHNENSTIEL, 85, of Loveland died Dec. 6, 2005, at Loveland Good Samaritan Village.
She was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Hartford, Conn., to Henry and Martha Rundecker. She moved to Loveland from Kersey in 1982. She worked as a homemaker.
Mrs. Fahnenstiel enjoyed crocheting and baking. She loved to give to other people, and she enjoyed everyone’s company. Gertrude was a very easygoing and pleasant person to be around and always had a smile on her face.
She is survived by a son, Robert Fahnenstiel of Loveland; three grandchildren, Christy and husband Billy, Scott and Kim; and three great-grandchildren, Tiana, Dametrious and Isaiah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Fahnenstiel; a son, Richard Fahnenstiel; and a daughter, Susan Metcalf.
No services are scheduled.