Richard Allen “Bubba” Buckley, 51, of Lyons died Sept. 27, 2003, in an all-terrain vehicle accident at his home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1951, in New York City to Elizabeth (Gohmann) Buckley and her husband. He moved to Lakewood in 1992 and to Lyons in 1999.
Mr. Buckley was a delivery and over-the-road truck driver his entire life. In the last few years, he owned the Dacono and Loveland U-Pump-It locations.
He was a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Buckley will be remembered as a devoted father who enjoyed his animals, the mountains, camping, RVing and old cars. He was a good fixer-upper and handyman.
He is survived by fiancée Judy Self and son Robert Buckley, both of Lyons, and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Patti Buckley.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Buckley Educational Fund in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, 80501.
Galicia Ashle Carrasco. Infant daughter of Napoleon Carrasco and Brandi Lee Kenders of Loveland. Graveside services 1 p.m. Monday, October 6, at Loveland Burial Park. At the family’s request, there will be no viewing.
Infant Galicia Ashle Carrasco of Loveland died Oct. 2, 2003, at University Hospital in Denver.
She was born Sept. 30, 2003, in Denver to Napoleon Carrasco and Brandi Lee Kenders.
She is survived by her parents of Loveland; her grandparents, Karri Kenders, David Kenders Jr., and Alfredo and Frances Carrasco, all of Loveland; her great-grandparents, Charles Willage, Elizabeth Ehlers and David Kenders Sr. of Loveland and Elsie McCloughin of New Jersey; and uncle and aunt Brett and Jennifer Kenders of Loveland.
Burial will be at Loveland Burial Park.
Viegut Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Ramon G. Carrasco, 71, of Milliken died Sept. 28, 2003, at North Colorado Medical Center Hospice Unit in Greeley.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Carlsbad, N.M. to Manuel Carrasco and SinForosa Gonzales. He married Antonia Valdez in 1953 in Mexico.
Mr. Carrasco moved with his family to Milliken in the early 1970s. He worked as a farmer in the Berthoud and Platteville areas. He enjoyed doing mechanic work and liked dancing and music.
He is survived by his wife, Antonia Carrasco of Milliken; son Alfredo Carrasco of Fort Collins; daughters CruzAna Calvillo of Loveland and Alma Lorena Tovar of Milliken; sister Cruz Marquez of Presidio, Texas; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jesus Ramon Carrasco, and two brothers.
Visitation will be noon-7 p.m. Wednesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary will follow at 7 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday at St. John Catholic Church, 809 Charlotte, Johnstown.
Interment will be at Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allegres Ancianos Mexicanos in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, 80634.
Betty Sue DeGabain of Loveland. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, October 6, Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Betty Sue DeGabain, 72, died Sept. 30, 2003, at her home in Loveland after a long battle with ALS.
She was born March 19, 1931, in Rapid City, S.D., to George and Ruth Meyers. The family moved to Arvada, Colo., when she was a child.
She married Howard DeGabain on Oct. 10, 1952, in Denver. They moved to Loveland in 1968.
After graduating in 1953 from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she was a caseworker for the Larimer County Department of Social Services. She went on to receive a master’s degree in social work in 1962 from the University of Denver. She then worked as field supervisor of eight northeastern counties for the Colorado State Department of Social Services until her retirement in 1986.
Mrs. DeGabain loved spending time with her grandchildren, travel, books, golf, fishing and her ranch in Red Feather.
She is survived by her husband, Howard, of Loveland; three daughters, Kathy and husband Doug Harris of Moscow, Russia, Debby and husband Steve Hepler of Loveland, and Sandy and husband Jack Jennings of Fort Collins; four grandchildren, Brenton Harris of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Emily Jennings of Fort Collins, Mathew Hepler of Loveland, and Jennifer and husband David Dolak of Thousand Oaks; a sister, Norma Bingel of Greeley; and three brothers, George “Buck” Meyers of Dallas, Donald Meyers of Roseberg, Ore., and Richard Meyers of Seattle.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens north of Loveland.
Grace M. Edinger of Loveland. Widow of Lloyd F. Edinger. Private family services with interment in Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont. Memorial contributions to Loveland Good Samaritan Village in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Grace Mae Edinger, 94, of Loveland died Sept. 29, 2003, in a local nursing home.
She was born July 10, 1909, in Chicago, to John and Eva Birdsell Fares.
She married Lloyd F. Edinger on March 24, 1934, in Crown Point, Ind. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1997.
She was a homemaker. She moved to Loveland in March 1996 from South Bend, Ind.
She enjoyed reading.
Mrs. Edinger is survived by two sons, George Edinger and wife Jo of Loveland, and Richard Edinger and wife Judy of Gilbert, Ariz.; a daughter, Carolyn Reason and husband Charles of La Porte, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held.
Burial will be in Foothills Gardens of Memory in Longmont.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Loveland Good Samaritan Village in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80537.
Infant Claudia Rena Ferguson of Berthoud. Daughter of Wesley Ray Ferguson and Amanda Jean Blevins. Viewing at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, with services beginning at 11 a.m., Pastor Doug Zerbst officiating. Interment Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions to Claudia Rena Ferguson Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Claudia Rena Ferguson, 15 months, of Berthoud died Sept. 29, 2003, at the University of Nebraska-Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb. She died as a result of complications of a liver, intestine and pancreas transplant.
Claudia was born May 16, 2002, to Wesley Ray Ferguson and Amanda Jean Blevins of Berthoud.
She is survived by her parents of Berthoud; her maternal grandparents, Deborah A. O’Conner of Omaha and Harold R. O’Conner of Corpus Christi, Texas; her paternal grandparents, Carole Moya of Las Vegas, N.M., and Tony Moya of Albuquerque, N.M.; aunts Tabitha O’Conner of Omaha and Rebecca Moya of Albuquerque; uncles Douglas Blevins of Omaha, Mark Moya of Albuquerque, and Brian Smith of Gillette, N.M.; and cousin Ethan Moya of Albuquerque.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Zerbst officiating. Viewing will be prior to the services, beginning at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Loveland Burial Park Babyland.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Claudia Rena Ferguson Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80537.
Frederick G. Hoffman of Loveland. Widower of Pauline Hoffman. Father of Paul F. Hoffman and wife Donna. Private cremation and family services have been conducted. No further arrangements.
Frederick George Hoffman, 93, of Loveland died Sept. 19, 2003, at Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland.
He was born June 14, 1910, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Edward William Hoffman and Elizabeth Ealey Hoffman.
He moved to Janesville, Wis., as a young man and married Pauline Lockart there Jan. 25, 1935.
Mr. Hoffman was employed by Wisconsin Power and Light in Janesville, Fond du Lac and Baraboo, Wis., for many years. He later owned and operated a vending business in Baraboo and a retail paint store in Merrill, Wis., retiring in 1975.
He moved to Loveland in 1978 and was a greeter at the Loveland Wal-Mart store.
He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
He is survived by a son, Paul F. Hoffman and wife Donna of Loveland; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Hoffman, on Aug. 14, 1995; brothers Carl and William; and a sister, Delores.
Cremation with private family services was held.
Esther Lee Langford of Loveland. Widow of Earl P. Langford. Cremation has been conducted. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, All Saints Episcopal Church. Inurnment All Saints Episcopal Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft Ave., Loveland, 80538.
Esther Lee (Bonnell) Langford, 86, of Loveland, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2003.
She was born July 23, 1917, in Loveland to Herbert Foreman Bonnell and Ruth Wood Bonnell. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1935, and from the University of Nebraska in 1939.
She married Earl Preston Langford on July 24, 1939, in Loveland. He preceded her in death in 1996.
After a 35-year absence, during which time she lived in Lincoln, Neb., Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Marble Falls, Texas, she returned to Loveland for her last years.
She is survived by two sons, David and wife Janet of Steilacoom, Wash., and Bill and wife Ondine of Paris, France; two grandchildren, Aurelia of Paris, and Bradley and wife Laurie Ann of Chatham, Ontario; and two great-grandchildren, Monty and Charles of Chatham.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Esther Lee found a great deal of support from her over 50 years’ affiliation with the Episcopal Church, where she spent many hours as an indispensable volunteer.
The family wants to give special thanks to Father Sathi Bunyan and to Mom’s special friends, Adele De-
Ryk and Dan and Karen Muma, for their many years of support and also to the staffs of The Wexford, Lakeview Commons, Alterra Sterling House, North Shore and Hospice of Larimer County.
Cremation has been conducted.
There will be a Requiem Eucharist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Loveland, 2 p.m. Sunday followed by inurnment at the All Saints’ Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 3448 N. Taft Ave., Loveland, 80538.
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pearl B. Lee, 79, of Loveland, died Sept. 28, 2003, at her home in Loveland.
She was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Alliance, Neb. She graduated from Alliance High School. She was a homemaker.
She and her husband moved to Loveland in 1972 from Alliance.
Mrs. Lee volunteered at McKee Medical Center in the 1990s. She enjoyed making cookies and candy with her family. Her family was a source of joy and pride. She will be deeply missed by them all.
She is survived by two daughters, Terrel Flowerdew of Loveland, and Teara Armstrong and husband Leonard of Cheyenne; four grandchildren, Kurt Flowerdew and Kevin Armstrong and wife Sara, all of Loveland, Davin Armstrong and wife Kerry of Fort Collins, and Kirsty Elbert-Armstrong and husband Mark of Cheyenne; and four great-grandchildren, Alena Armstrong, Cody and Mary Armstrong, all of Loveland, and Trowa Elbert-Armstrong of Chey-enne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her beloved husband, Lee, with whom she has longed to be united.
Cremation has been conducted. No further services are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Larimer County. In addition, the family wishes to thank all the special “angels” who work at Hospice for their tremendous support.
Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Maxine D. Martinez, 81, of Loveland, died Sept. 23, 2003 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
She was born on March 14, 1922, in LeDoux, N.M. She and her husband, the Rev. Marvin Martinez, founded the Spanish Assembly of God church in Loveland.
She was a very loving person and Sunday school teacher to many preschool children.
Both she and her husband had contracted West Nile virus.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Marvin Martinez of Loveland; a son, Jerry Martinez, J.D. of Westminster; a daughter, Marilyn Martinez of Loveland; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 30, at the Bilingual Christian Center, 12th Street and Garfield Avenue in Loveland.
Norman F. Rux of Loveland. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley.
Norman F. Rux, 84, of Loveland died Sept. 30, 2003, in Loveland.
He was born May 17, 1919, in Montana to August and Lydia Rux. He was married to Jean Lindeburg for more than 30 years. She preceded him in death.
He was retired from the military.
He enjoyed playing the piano and the clarinet. He was very musical and enjoyed collecting various musical instruments.
Mr. Rux is survived by one niece; one great-nephew; and one great-niece.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley.
Allnutt Funeral Service-Hunter Chapel is in charge of arrangements.