Barbara A. Gardner of Columbia Falls, Mont. Widow of Paul W. Gardner. Mother of W.A. “Pete” Gardner and wife Patricia. Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, July 30 at Johnstown Cemetery.
Barbara Alice Gardner, 83, of Columbia Falls, Mont., died July 23, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Jennings, Kan., to Caleb A. and Ethel G. Payne Braddy. The family moved to Walden, where she grew up and attended school.
She married Paul W. Gardner on April 8, 1939, in Fort Collins. He died July 16, 1994.
Mrs. Gardner lived in various towns in Northern Colorado, including rural Loveland. She worked for Hewlett-Packard in Loveland for 15 years in the components division, retiring in 1986.
She moved to Columbia Falls in 2001 to make her home near her son there.
She is survived by son Warren A. “Pete” Gardner and wife Patricia “Pat” of Columbia Falls; brother Lawrance G. Braddy and wife June of Bosque Farms, N.M.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Johnstown Cemetery.
Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Herbert “Bob” Hardin of Loveland. Husband of Barbara Hardin. Cremation has been conducted. Recitation of the rosary 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 2, St. John’s Catholic Church, with Mass of Christian Burial to immediately follow at 10 a.m. Inurnment Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions to St. John’s Catholic Church or Interfaith Hospitality Network in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Herbert “Bob” Hardin, 74, of Loveland died July 29, 2004, at the McKee Medical Center Hospice Care Unit.
He was born May 26, 1930, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to John Rolland Hardin and Mary Jane Burkhalter Hardin.
He married Barbara Begley on June 6, 1953, in Omak, Wash.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spo-kane, Wash.
He moved to Loveland in 1960 from Palo Alto, Calif. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for 40 years in printed circuits and quality assurance and retired as a process engineer in 1991.
Mr. Hardin enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly tying, playing bridge and other card games, tennis, cooking, traveling, shopping for bargains, helping people, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an inclement-weather volunteer driver for North Shore Health Care Facility.
He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hardin of Loveland; four sons, James Hardin and wife Janet of Loveland, Thomas Hardin of Arvada, Robert Hardin and wife Joan of Renton, Wash., and Michael Hardin and wife Beth of Fort Collins; a daughter, Pamela Hardin of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren; and a sister, Carmen John of Spokane, Wash.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Hardin.
Recitation of the rosary will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Hartmann officiating.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens north of Loveland.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or the Interfaith Hospitality Network in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80537.
Virginia B. Henderson of Loveland. Memorial services 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 2 at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park. Cremation has been completed. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525.
Virginia Belle King Henderson, 81, of Loveland went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 30, 2004.
She was born March 7, 1923, in Wiley, Colo.
Virginia married Leonard Andrew Henderson on June 6, 1943, in Las Animas, Colo., in a double wedding with her sister, Marilyn (to Merlin Keys).
Virginia and her husband, Leonard, arrived in Loveland on Jan. 3, 1970, in a major snowstorm. They opened their craft shop, Lhen Craft, in February 1970. They became members of the Loveland Church of the Nazarene shortly after arriving.
They moved to Denver in 1973, where Leonard worked in arts and crafts and Virginia was a homemaker and a supportive partner. Theirs has always been a home full of children and love. Virginia was most happy when fishing or cooking.
In March 1994, Virginia had a massive stroke, and they moved back to Loveland. Here God gave them a lovely home suited for their needs. Leonard took over the household chores and caring for Virginia, and the love that continued to flow between the two of them blessed their children and many who never even knew them.
She will be greatly missed, but we rejoice in her new life in heaven.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leonard Henderson of Loveland; her children, Marilyn Theleman and husband Ed of De Soto, Kan., Carolyn Rutledge and husband Larry of Morrison, Colo., Sandra Hicks and husband Stanley of Berthoud, Colo., and Allen Henderson and wife Linda of Loveland.
She also is survived by grandchildren, Barbara Holsapfel and husband Lynn and daughter Cora Marie, Carrie Matthews and husband Jeff, Catherine Castillo and husband Angel, Michael Theleman and wife Danae and daughter Arianna, Michelle Woods and husband Thane and son Ethan, Melissa Mitchell and husband Ian, Matthew Hicks and wife Kendra and children Floyd and Mary, Mary Hicks and wife Jessica, Joy Hicks, Mike Campbell and children Martin and Alyssa, Jennifer Sandvick and husband John and children Savannah and Joshua, and Steven Campbell and wife Veronica and children Dalton, Brittnee and Allen James.
She is survived by brother Cecil King of La Junta, Colo., and sister Carolyn Douglas of Lexington, Okla. Virginia was preceded in death by sister Marilyn Keys.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park west of Loveland.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, 80525.
Cremation has been completed. Viegut Funeral Home of Loveland, 679-4669, is in charge of local arrangements.
Dr. Joe A. Jabaily of Loveland. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, July 30 at Hammond Amphitheater, North Lake Park. School supplies may be purchased as donations and brought to the memorial service for distribution, or contributions may be made to the League of Women Voters of Larimer County, 305 W. Magnolia St., No. 106, Fort Collins, CO 80521.
Joseph Andrew Jabaily was born on June 2, 1952, in Boston, Mass.
He and Leslie Solether eloped to marry in 1978 while in New Orleans, La. Throughout their marriage, Joe and Leslie traveled to some of the most remote and extraordinary places in the world.
As a young man, Joe worked in a tulip factory in Holland, crossed the Sahara and hitchhiked to Afghanistan. After college, he finished a rigorous M.D./Ph. D. program in just six years. Joe wrapped up his medical residency at Duke University in North Carolina, and traveled west until he reached Loveland. He fell in love with this community and its combination of mountains, good schools, and small-town spirit, and knew he would have a niche as Loveland’s first neurologist.
Joe founded Loveland Neurosciences upon arrival and built the practice for the next several years. The practice became fully established by the late ’80s, and in 1989 Joe Schmitt joined him so he could make time for his other passions.
He worked for peace. He fought for open spaces. He and Leslie boosted education in the community, and this pursuit prompted him to run for the school board in 1995. He won by a landslide — unopposed.
He transitioned from gadfly to elected official with grace. In groups he spoke eloquently, championed big ideas, and built consensus. But he thrived at the one-on-one level, listening and engaging.
Aside from his full-time job as a doctor, and aside from his full-time activist life, he was a family man, quintessentially and on his own terms.
His family attended more than 25 Grateful Dead concerts together. They camped through Europe, explored jungles in Mexico, rafted countless rivers, saved a coyote in Yellowstone and played outdoors in a mountain town called Montezuma. All the while, Joe steered the conversation through Shakespeare, politics and the big ideas of the day.
Joe died July 26, 2004, at Denver Health Medical Center from injuries suffered when an automobile hit him on his bicycle.
He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his children Annalisa, 26, of Baltimore, Md.; Ni-cole, 24, of Somerville, Mass.; Matthew, 22, of Northfield, Minn.; and J. Buck, 20, of Boulder. He is also survived by his parents, Joseph G. Jabaily and Maria Afifi Malouf Jabaily; his brother Robert G. Jabaily and wife Marlynn; his sister Sandra Jabaily and husband Todd Scott; brother Peter Jabaily and wife Susan; mother-in-law Betty Solether; a devoted staff; and many friends.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Hammond Amphitheater. A reception will be held after the service at North Lake Park or in Loveland High School in case of rain. In lieu of flowers, please bring school supplies for the United Way and Namaqua Center collection drive to help underprivileged kids. Donations can also be made to The League of Women Voters, 305 W. Magnolia St., No. 106, Fort Collins, CO, 80521.
William L. “Bill” Neal, 58, a Fort Collins businessman and community leader, died July 24, 2004, in an airplane accident in Fort Collins.
He was born July 4, 1946, in Dodge City, Kan., to Willis and Harriet Neal. He was married to Carol Henderson on Aug. 27, 1967. He later served in U. S. Army Intelligence. Together, Bill and Carol were parents of Jennifer McCoy and Andrew “Andy” Neal, both of Fort Collins. In addition, Bill is survived by his mother, Harriet, brother, John, as well as many other family and friends.
Bill was a man of great vision and impact who believed in the town and community of Fort Collins. He fervently devoted his energy, his intellect and unique resourcefulness as a dynamic and highly visible businessman active throughout Colorado. The neighborhoods of Fairbrooke, Brown Farm, Rigden Farm and Miramont are a testimony to his labor. His vision will live in the legacy of growing families and fruitful businesses all over the region.
Bill was in love with life. He enjoyed every moment, knowing every day was a new adventure. His life was filled with biking, playing guitar, composing and performing music at Larimer County events. He was a deeply spiritual man who enjoyed solitude, and yet was passionate in his devotion to friends and family who enjoyed his company whether in a boardroom, on a bike trail or a concert. His family was a true source of pride, joy and love as he spent many adventures with his grandchildren, Elijah and Briery.
His memory will serve as a catalyst for great new adventures and endeavors, as his life work and undying passion live on in all those who knew him.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins. A reception will follow at the church.
The family requests that those who wish to do so, may donate to the Bill Neal Memorial Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
Scott A. Nelson of Fort Collins. Memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, at Timberline Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Scott A. Nelson Education Memorial Fund in care of First National Bank, 4603 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528.
Scott A. Nelson, 38, Fort Collins businessman and community leader, died tragically Saturday, July 24, 2004, in an airplane accident in Fort Collins.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. today, Friday, July 30, 2004, at Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Road in Fort Collins. The Rev. Mark Hanke will officiate.
Scott was born on Jan. 23, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Wayne B. and Ann Marie (Houchins) Nelson. A former resident of Chicago, he had resided in Fort Collins the past nine years. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University in 1989, and his master’s degree in business administration from Purdue in 1991. While at Purdue, Scott was a walk-on star running back and winner of the prestigious Red Mackey Award for excellence. This award is granted to only three individuals from all campus sports each year, and includes a scholarship award for post-graduate study. It is granted to a single individual player, voted most deserving by both the coaching staff and fellow team members, demonstrating outstanding competitive spirit, positive attitude, loyalty, self-discipline and hard work for the best interest of the team, and willingness to help others.
Since 1991, Scott has been involved in real estate in a variety of ways. As an Illinois-licensed Broker and Partner at Epic/Savage Realty Partners, Scott was involved in the brokerage, development, financing, and construction of commercial real estate assets throughout the Greater Chicago region. His brokerage production earned him “Rookie of the Year” honors from Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine in 1992, and the 1994 Frank Mahoney Award for Outstanding Brokerage Production from the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers. Since realizing his dream of moving to Colorado in 1996, Scott has been involved in commercial real estate development, brokerage, and financing. Current development projects include the 55-acre Windsor Commons Commercial Park in Windsor; a 350-unit multifamily apartment project in Fort Collins; and a single-family residential subdivision in Sidney, Neb. He was a Broker Associate with Wheeler Commercial.
Past affiliations include membership in the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers , the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors, and the Board of Directors of Neighbor to Neighbor.
Hobbies include racing motorcycles, bicycling, playing drums, fishing, philosophy, and enjoying music, the outdoors, and people. Most of all Scott truly enjoyed being a friend.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne B. and Ann M. Nelson of Naples, Fla.; his sister, Kim Mackay; and two nephews, Jack and Connor of Grand Haven, Mich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott A. Nelson Educational Memorial Fund at First National Bank, (Timberline and Harmony Road), 4603 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528.
Allnutt Funeral Service, Drake Road Chapel, in Fort Collins is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly “Bev” Faye Redden, 56, of Cheyenne, formerly of Fort Collins, died July 24, 2004, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla., after a long and brave battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 29, 1947, to Vernon and Luciell Elkins.
She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Ray Redden; daughter Michelle Redden and husband Vance of Wray, daughter Nadine Hutchens and husband Mark of Fort Collins; son Heath Redden and wife Julie of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Dakota, Trevor, Brett, Shelby, ShyAnn, Bailey, Bridgett, Grace, Larae and Levi; brother Dean Elkins and wife Pat of Wellington; sister Loree Steffen and husband Keith of Tulsa; nephews, Mal Elkins and Michael Steffen; and nieces, Vicky Murray and Susie Haley; and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Elkins in 1982, and mother, Luciell Elkins in 1993.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Resurrection Fellowship, 6502 Crossroads Blvd., Loveland.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Collins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Beverly Redden Memorial Fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 George Tilman Richardson, was born April 11, 1934, in Waldo, Ohio.
He passed away quietly Saturday, July 31, 2004. At 12:10 a.m., he succumbed to cancer at McKee Medical Center at the age of 70.
His parents were Tilman Ralph and Eveline M. Holdrieth Richardson.
On Oct. 8, 1955, Mr. Richardson married Ann Bertha Manuel in Washington, D.C.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and worked as an electronics engineer.
He won the silver cross serving two tours in Vietnam.
While in the service, he was a radar technician.
He moved to Loveland in 2000 from Colorado Springs.
He was an elder at Emanuel Lutheran Church. He loved life and enjoyed racquetball, Ping-Pong and motorcycles.
Mr. Richardson’s family will miss him.
He is survived by: his wife, Ann, who he cherished for 49 years; his two sons, Tilman and Steve; his grandson, Pvt. George T. Richardson, who was named after him and who is currently serving at Fort Carson; and his brother, Robert E. Richardson and wife Bonnie.
A service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, with Rev. Glen Schlecht officiating.
Karen Elaine McMillan Richardson of Arvada passed away Sunday, July 25, 2004, surrounded by family.
Born in San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1943, she was raised in Greeley. She attended Colorado University and was a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in marketing and business.
Mrs. Richardson spent a lifetime dedicated to educating young people. She spent 30 years teaching in Denver, La Junta and Pueblo and retired from the Jefferson County School District. She was a marketing education coordinator at Columbine and Arvada West high schools.
Karen had an active life with family and friends. Other interests included involvement in politics, reading, travel and foreign films.
Her recent passion was implementing youth programs for the JeffCo Foundation.
She is survived by her husband, David; her mother, Dorothy McMillan of Littleton, formerly of Greeley; Rebecca Zeiler of Loveland; Diana Dollaghan and husband Jim of Denver and granddaughter Addison; sisters Pam (Gary) Bress of Greeley, Judy (Bob) Hoehn of Highlands Ranch; sister-in-law Sheri (Wayne) Burch of Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law Paul (Laurie) Schoening of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; sister-in-law Sally (Ken) Lutz of Greeley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Karen E. Richardson Educational Fund, in care of The Jefferson Foundation, Attn.: Mona Sandoval, 809 Quail, Building No. 1, Lakewood, CO 80215.
Myron Joe Bird, 58, of Fort Collins, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, as a result of a sudden heart attack.
Myron was born Oct. 30, 1945, to Myron Bruce Bird and Georgia Warner Bird in Mankato, Kan. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1968, and began teaching at Fort Collins High School soon after. He taught briefly at Oakley Junior High in Kansas between 1968-69. In 1970, he began teaching mathematics at Cache la Poudre Junior High School and was planning to retire after 34 years of dedication to teaching and coaching.
During his tenure he coached football, softball, basketball, baseball and track. He also officiated volleyball, basketball and softball. He initiated and was actively involved in the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at Cache la Poudre.
He was an avid baseball fan and played semi-pro baseball. He loved playing softball on various teams in and around Fort Collins, loved fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle, teaching, coaching and mentoring kids. He was a very loving husband, father, grandpa, and loved spending time with family.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; children, Myron “Bruce” Bird and wife Nicole, Wynne Bird, Bryan Bird, and Jared Bird; stepchildren, Shana Lovato, Scott and Don Bruce; mother and stepfather, Georgia and Dale Frink; siblings, Don Bird, Deanna Wise and Laura Bird; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation 5 to 8 tonight, Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Goes Funeral Care.
Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, at Summitview West Church, 1601 W. Drake, Fort Collins (sport dress apparel welcome). Pastors Dary Northrop and Frank Estep, of Timberline Church, co-officiating.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or to the Poudre School District Athletics Program (for underprivileged youths) in care of Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Drive, Suite E, Fort Collins, CO 80524.