Elsie L. Henry, 84, of Craig, formerly of Loveland, died June 21, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Craig.
She was born Dec. 26, 1919, in New Raymer, to Leve E. Workman and Lily May Ducker Workman. She married Roy W. Henry on Sept. 1, 1945, in Enid, Okla. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
She moved to Craig in 2000 from Loveland.
She enjoyed being with her family, the outdoors and the beauty of the mountains.
She is survived by a son, Richard L. Henry of Henderson, Nev.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd Workman and Clyde Workman, one sister, Edith Snowden, and one great-grandson.
Cremation has been conducted.
There are no services scheduled.
Burial will be in Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont.
Grant Mortuary in Craig is in charge of arrangements.
Doris N. Hughey of Berthoud. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud. Cremation has been completed.
Doris N. Hughey, 78, of Berthoud, died May 18, 2004, at the McKee Hospice Care Center.
She was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Avon, N.Y., to Chester and Marjorie Scott Footer.
She married Charles Garling March 25, 1948, in Rochester, N.Y. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1980.
She married George Hughey May 23, 1992, in Berthoud.
She moved to Berthoud in 1973 from New York.
She worked at Berthoud National Bank and was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hughey is survived by her husband, George Hughey of Berthoud; three sons, Tom Garling and wife Jane of Churchville, N.Y., Roger Garling and wife Cindy of Fort Collins, and Stephen Garling and wife DaVada of Berthoud; one daughter, Susan Rodas and husband Fred of North Chili, N.Y.; four stepsons, John Dilka of Evans, Pal Prazma of Ault, Boyd Grafel and wife Kathleen of Evans, and Tim Hughey and wife Lori of Greeley; three half-brothers, Lewis Rhinehardt and wife Betty of East Bethany, N.Y., Ron Rhinehardt and wife Debbie of Albuquerque, N.M., and William Rhinehardt and wife Bettey of Albuquerque; a half-sister, Ruth Parnell and husband Jim of Le Roy, N.Y., several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 531 Eighth St., Berthoud, with the Rev. Pete Seiferth officiating.
Cremation has been conducted.
Janna B. Klussmann of Fort Collins. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, Zion Lutheran Church, Pastor Cindy Wolf officiating. Viewing at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions to the Janna Klussmann Memorial Fund in care of First National Bank, 205 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO 80521.
Janna Berg Klussmann, 41, of Fort Collins died in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Sunday, June 20, 2004.
Janna was born Aug. 12, 1962, to Kenneth and Joyce Farbo Berg in McVille, N.D. She was the youngest of six children. Janna moved with her family to Cheyenne in 1966. She graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1980 and attended the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College, and received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University.
Janna moved to Colorado in 1983. She began working for Larimer County Social Services in 1990 as a youth counselor and later was promoted to social case worker. While working for Larimer County, Janna was a youth-in-conflict caseworker, worked with adolescents, was a mediator for families in conflict, a child protection investigator and worked extensively with delinquent youths. Janna was very good in all these roles and never lost her compassion or her desire to help families in conflict.
While employed with the county, she met her husband, Andy, who also worked for the county. Janna and Andy were married in the Poudre Canyon in 1999.
Janna and Andy shared a love of fishing, float trips, camping, family activities, “the garage” and the outdoors and were great hosts to their family and friends.
Janna was a wonderful, doting mother to her four children, Sarah, 18, and Seth Anderson, 17, from her first marriage, and Drew, 21/2, and Jackson, 1.
Janna was never too busy to do things for her family and friends. She was especially fond of family gatherings and celebrations.
Janna will be sorely missed by her husband, Andy, and her children, Sarah, Seth, Drew and Jackson of Fort Collins; her father and mother, Ken and Joyce Berg of Cheyenne; her mother-in-law, Helen Klussmann of South Dakota; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Martin and Sonya Berg, Kelly and Karla Berg, Kyle and Loretta Berg and Jon and Melody Berg, all of Cheyenne; her sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Bill Blanton of Loveland; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of wonderful friends and extended family.
A memorial service for Janna will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 815 E. 16th St., Loveland. Viewing will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.
Memorial contributions can be made in Janna’s name to the Janna Kluss-mann Memorial Fund in care of First National Bank, 205 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, 80521.
Opal I. Nicolls, 91, of Loveland, died June 24, 2004, at the Sierra Vista Health Care Center in Loveland.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1913, in Union Township of Cumberland County, Ill., to Calvin and Lilly (Rogers) Brandenburg. She attended and graduated from schools in Casey, Ill. She married Secretes Berdet “Bud” Nicolls on Jan. 15, 1935, in Vandalia, Ill. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1993.
She was a retired clerk and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, crochet and needlepoint.
She had been a resident of Loveland since 1989, and was formerly of Wild Horse.
She is survived by her daughter Dena L. Rainwater and husband, Don of Loveland; her son, Ken E. Nicolls of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two sisters, Ellen Mae Curley of Casey, Ill., and Clorean Finney of Oblong, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ellis, three brothers, three sisters and a great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday.
Private burial will take place at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
Memorials in Opal’s memory may be made to the Sierra Vista Health Care Center, 812 Duffield Court, Loveland, 80537.
Bonnie June Porcella, 80, formerly of Loveland, died June 24, 2004, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, following a brief illness.
She was born June 2, 1924, in St. Mary’s, Idaho, to Jehu and Ethel Long Price. She attended high school in Longview, Wash., and graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, N.J. She married Brewster Porcella on June 9, 1946, in Longview.
She studied nursing at the Seattle Pacific College under the auspices of the Cadet Nurse Corps, a World War II training program.
She and her husband lived in New Jersey, Illinois and Iowa. She served as co-laborer with her minister husband in many churches and for 20 years at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill. From 1964 to 1973, she was a research assistant in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics under Dr. Frederick Blodi.
In retirement, she and her husband moved to Loveland to enjoy the large skies and beautiful mountains she loved. From 1994 to 1998, they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States in their recreational vehicle.
She played piano and autoharp and was an avid bluegrass music fan. She was gifted in hospitality, in mentoring seminary wives, and in sewing and quilting. She became a master needle woman and created heirloom quilts for her female descendants.
She is survived by her husband, Brewster; seven children, Brewster Joel Porcella and wife Pam of Simi Valley, Calif., Aleta Porcella and husband Alan Murphy of Iowa City, Bonita Cartoun and husband Andrew of Newtown, Conn., Meta Nelson and husband Jon of Denver, Guy Porcella and wife Michelle of Philadelphia, Margherita Porcella and husband Joe Blomberg of Boulder, and Angelita Porcella and Bill Schmidt of Silver Springs, Md.; two sisters, Betty Leikhus of Sammamish, Wash., and Dee Etta Sethre of Medford, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services to celebrate her life will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2004, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City. Joe Blomberg will officiate. The family will greet friends after 9 a.m.
A reception will follow the memorial service at Melrose Meadows, 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City.
Committal services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Rock Island National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Gary L. Reynolds of Estes Park, formerly of Berthoud. Memorial service Thursday, July 1, 2 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Cremation has been completed. Memorials to the Church of the Good Shepherd in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Gary L. Reynolds, 65, of Estes Park, formerly of Berthoud, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 23, 2004, while in Guatemala City, Guatemala, due to congestive heart failure.
He was born March 23, 1939, in Dallas Center, Iowa, to Vern and Arlene Spencer Reynolds.
He graduated from Redfield High School in 1957. He graduated from printing school in Iowa City and worked for the Dallas County News in Adel, Iowa, where he later met his wife.
He served our country in the Army from 1961 to 1963.
He married Joyce A. Bennett on May 22, 1968, in Perry, Iowa.
In 1971, Gary moved to Berthoud, where he raised his family and served our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in his faithful, quiet ways.
His parents and his daughter Rochelle Rae preceded him in death.
Gary is survived by his wife of 38 years, Joyce; daughters Sheila Hunt and husband Robert of Loveland, Kamala Anderson and husband Jeff of Centennial; son Troy and wife Jennifer of Denver; grandchildren Brandon, Jacob, Brian and Conner Hunt of Loveland, Spencer and Mikaley Anderson of Centennial; brothers Marvin, Richard, Robert and Randy and sisters Shirley and Patty, all of Iowa. He will be desperately missed by all.
Memorial services will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1. Pastor Kent Hummel is officiating.
Instead of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at the Church of the Good Shepherd to be used to spread God’s love throughout the world.
Viegut Funeral Home of Loveland, 679-4669, is handling arrangements.
Raymond L. Rider, 92, of Wakefield, Kan., formerly of Loveland, died June 24, 2004, at the Wakefield Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield, Kan.
He was born Feb. 9, 1912, on a farm near Junction City, Kan., to John and Daisy Keys Rider. He married Margaret Schneider on July 29, 1971. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 1990.
He was a mechanic and service manager with Skinner Motor Co. until 1955, when he moved to Colorado. He was involved with several different business in Kittredge, Colo., and had owned and operated D&R Furniture and the Rosebud Motel in Loveland before retiring in 1977.
He and his wife moved to Riley, Kan., in 1982 and to Wakefield four years ago.
He was a member of the Riley United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Clay Center Elks, the Clay Center Masonic Lodge No. 134, the Salina ISIS Shrine Temple and the Kansas York Rite.
He is survived by one son, Gene Rider and wife Norma of Windsor; one daughter, Rita Jeffryes and husband Doug of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, Richard Rider and wife Delores of Abilene, Kan.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Vernon Rider, and one sister, Helen Yarrow.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Alpine Cemetery, south of Osage City, Kan., with the Rev. Barbara Laflin officiating.
Visitation will be any time Saturday and Sunday at the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home, 303 S. Broadway, Riley, Kan. The family will greet friends 3-4 p.m. Sunday, followed by Masonic services.
A memorial has been established for the Riley United Methodist Church.
Earl Ray Spirek, 80, of Loveland died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, in Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Hugo, to Ray and Nettie June Daugherty Spirek.
He grew up in Hugo and graduated from Hugo High School in 1941.
Mr. Spirek married Lucile Hawkins in September 1942. They had four children.
He entered the U.S. Army Air Forces on June 19, 1943, and was honorably discharged in 1945. During his time in the Army, he flew 43 missions over Germany as a flight maintenance gunner and was awarded several medals.
Following his service in the military, he returned home to Hugo, where he opened an auto-body shop and Chevrolet franchise. In 1954, he sold his dealership and started a new Chevrolet dealership in Strasburg. In 1960, he sold the dealership and managed several other car dealerships in the Denver-metro area for several years.
In 1970, Mr. Spirek joined Tri-State Trucking and began trucking freight for a number of years.
On April 13, 1989, in Joplin, Mo., he married Gloria M. Spillbrink.
He enjoyed the outdoors, photography, reading, collecting old cars and telling stories to his grandchildren. He was a sponsor and supporter of A.A. in Colorado and Missouri. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4343 in Cheyenne as well as a member of the Joe Will Post No. 6612 in Hugo. He was a fire chief on the volunteer fire department in both Hugo and Strasburg. He was a Master Mason and a 32nd-degree Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Spirek, of Loveland; two sons, Tom Spirek and wife Nancy of Deer Trail, and Ray Spirek and wife Susan of Fort Collins; two daughters, Linda Fouts and husband Richard of Westminster, and Maria Cacciatore and husband Don of Loveland; a brother, Robert Spirek of Windsor; a sister, Lorene Sullivan of Loveland; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Allan Spirek.
Visitation is today at Love Funeral Home in Limon.
Services are Monday at the Love Funeral Home in Limon, with the Rev. Jim Ruetsch officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hugo.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled Veterans Fund.
Robert Lewis Allen Sr., 79, of Fulton, Mo., formerly of Loveland, died Feb. 22, 2004, at Columbia University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Mo.
Cremation has been conducted. Burial will be today in Loveland Burial Park next to his wife, Marjorie.
He was born July 20, 1924, to Lula Comingore and Robert E Allen in Peoria, Ill. He married Marjorie McGarvey on May 31, 1946. They moved to Loveland in 1949. He worked as a union ironworker from 1945 until his retirement. He also worked many campaigns at local Great Western Sugar factories.
He was a paratrooper in World War II and served 11 months in the Pacific. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by a son, Robert Allen Jr. of Fulton; a daughter, Toni Knudson of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, John J Allen of Fulton, Julian Allen of Port Orchard, Wash., Harry Wilkinson of Blue Springs, Mo., Wesley Wilkinson of Moore, Okla., and Sherman Wilkinson of Metarie, La.; sisters, Jenness Griffin of Lincoln, Ill., Alice Capps of Columbia, Margie Wilkinson and Minnie Simms, both of Fulton; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Parker Funeral Service and Crematory in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
LaVerne K. Anthony of Loveland. Widow of Donald. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, Pastor Darren Fred officiating. Inurnment at Resthaven Memory Gardens will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions to LaVerne K. Anthony memorial fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
LaVerne K. Anthony, 82, of Loveland died July 9, 2004, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
She was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Brooklyn, Iowa, to Quinton Otto Montgomery and Agnes Evelyn Norris. She graduated from high school in 1940 in Fort Collins.
She married Donald Anthony Jan. 4, 1942, in Brooklyn. She moved to Loveland in 1957.
Mrs. Anthony was employed as a retail salesperson at J.C. Penney’s for many years, then was employed as a hardware sales specialist for Ferguson Hardware for many years.
She will be greatly missed by her great-grandson, Steve Parsons, and the special times they spent together.
She was a member of the Prime Timers Club at Timberline Church. She enjoyed playing bridge and a game called “hand and foot.”
She is survived by daughters Susan Parsons of Loveland and Carol Ann Casey and husband Steve of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Donna Kay Byrd and husband Bob of Chehalis, Wash., Shelly Shoup of Loveland, Laura L. Hettrick and husband Jason of Greeley, Erin Montgomery and husband Duane of Boise, Amber Gilbertson and husband Chris of Norfolk, Va., Brian McDaniel and wife Lori of Boise, and Scott McDaniel of Boise; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Don E. Montgomery and wife Marilyn of Alamosa; and sister-in-law Opal Septer and husband Paul of Montezuma, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Anthony, on April 16, 1992, in Loveland. They were married 50 years. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Parsons, Aug. 29, 1964.
A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Darren Fred of Timberline Church of Fort Collins officiating.
Inurnment will be conducted at a later date at Rest-haven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LaVerne K. Anthony Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.