Gage Dakota Richardson, infant son of Melissa Harnden and Travis Richardson of Laramie, Wyo., formerly of Loveland. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.
Infant Gage Dakota Richardson, 4 months, of Laramie, Wyo., died Sept. 8, 2004, at Children’s Hospital in Denver.
He was born April 13, 2004, in Laramie, to Travis D. Richardson and Melissa (Sanchez) Harnden.
He is survived by his parents, Travis D. Richardson and Melissa A. Harnden of Laramie, formerly of Loveland; two brothers, Jeremy Harnden and Travis Harnden, both of Laramie; grandparents, Darlene Criswell of Loveland, Carol Sanchez and Mark Neckel of Fort Collins, Lance Richardson of Sterling, and Anthony Sanchez of Fort Collins; an aunt, Tiffany Richardson of Loveland; uncles, Mark Sanchez of Laramie, and Jacob Cooper of Loveland; and numerous cousins.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Hartmann of St. John’s Catholic Church will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Gage D. Richardson Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home and Crematory, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80537.
James E. “Ed” Smith of Loveland. A rosary will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel with a funeral service to immediately follow at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will take place from noon to 2 p.m., prior to the rosary. Final services and interment will take place in Ephrata, Wash.
James E. “Ed” Smith, 88, of Loveland, died Sept. 7, 2004, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland.
He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Millboro, S.D., to Arthur Edwin and Ellen Mortimer Smith. He married Florence Adams. She preceded him in death. He worked for Boeing Industries in Seattle as a millwright. He retired in 1972.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the 1st Engineer Special Brigade, 531st Engineer Shore Regiment.
He moved to Loveland in 1992, from Ephrata, Wash.
He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans.) He liked to play the horses and enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and loved animals. He also was an avid reader.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hart of Tacoma, Wash.; two nephews, Daniel L. Smith and David A. Smith, both of Loveland; a niece, Nancy K. Smith of Loveland.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel with a funeral service to immediately follow at 2;30 p.m. Deacon John McKeown, of St. John’s Catholic Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park in Ephrata, Wash.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home and Crematory, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Martha Thomas of Loveland. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, September 13, Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel. Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery. Viewing at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home following the service on Monday.
Martha V. Thomas, 89, of Loveland, died Sept. 8, 2004, in a local nursing home.
She was born July 30, 1915, in Lincoln, Neb., to William Clayton and Mary Leola Halterman Wagner. She married Herby H. Thomas on April 8, 1951, in York, S.C. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2000. She was a homemaker.
She moved to Loveland in March 1981 from Boone, N.C.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, baking, walking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Arlie Ferguson and wife Josie of San Jose, Calif., Jim Ferguson and wife Linda of Omaha, Neb., and Bill Ferguson and wife Jean of Alliance, Neb.; two daughters, Selma Stolebarger and husband Roger of Loveland, and Arlene Taylor of San Antonio, Texas; a stepson, Ron Thomas and wife Elaine of Modesto, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Verna Lee Burback, sisters Ione Frink and Leona Bosworth, and a brother, Owen Wagner.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.
Viewing will be at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home following the service on Monday.
Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Jerry Turner, 76, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Loveland, died Sept. 2, 2004, in Olympia.
He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Loveland. He was artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from 1971 to 1991.
He graduated from the University of Colorado, and received a doctorate in theater from the University of Illinois. He began his career at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as an actor in 1957 and director in 1959. During the academic year he was associate professor of drama and department chairman at Humboldt State College at Arcata, Calif., from 1957 to 1964. He was chairman of the department of drama at the University of California at Riverside from 1964 to 1970, and professor of drama. In 1970 he was elected the first chairman of the faculty of the college of humanities and received a UC Humanities Institute Fellowship to study theater in Sweden. He learned the language, discovered Strindberg, saw Ingmar Bergman’s stage work at the Malmo Civic Theatre and returned to the states with a new vision for theatrical work. When he returned to OSF in 1971, it was to take up the post of producing director. He became artistic director in 1981 (a title change only), retiring in 1991. During his tenure he directed more than 40 productions, and a number of his own translations.
He is survived by Mary Turner, his wife of 36 years; his daughter and son, Erika Turner Britton and Michael Turner of Riverside, Calif.; his stepson, Ralph Young of Olympia; his brother, Robert of Loveland; his sister, Dorothy Prewitt of Ruidoso, N.M.
Remembrances should be sent to the Jerry Turner Actors’ Fund at OSF, P.O. Box 158, Ashland, OR 97520.
Herbert Ray Warner, 58, of Modesto, Calif., formerly of Loveland, died Sept. 6, 2004, at Colony Park Convalescent Home in Modesto.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946, in Greeley. He lived in Loveland from 1946 to 1976, when he moved to California. He moved back to Loveland in 1987 and lived here until the summer of 2002, when he moved to California. While in Loveland he owned HR Warner House Moving and Larimer County House Moving until 1976.
He is survived by two daughters, Michelle McNab of Lake Zurich, Ill., and Tiffiny Bardonner of Modesto, Calif.; three brothers, Vernest Warner Jr. and John M. Warner, both of Modesto, and Jim Warner of Baxter Springs, Kan.; a sister, Edith “Kas” Turner of Pitcher, Colo.; four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, Calif.
Dean W. Beitler, 79, of Loveland, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer of the pancreas at his home, surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004.
Dean was born unto Fred Beitler and Ruth Jackson Beitler on July 9, 1925, in Coldwater, Kan. He was a Gunner’s Mate in the Navy during WWII while serving in the Pacific aboard the USS Stribling, the USS Regulus, and the LST 666 from 1942 to 1946. On Oct. 3, 1948, he married Donna M. Uhrich in Strasburg, Colo.
They moved to Loveland in 1962 and after retirement, lived in St. George, Utah, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Loveland, Colo. Dean worked for numerous construction companies and retired as a Union Equipment Operator.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Beitler of Loveland; two daughters, Lyn Volz and husband Eddie of Everitt, Wash., and Tina Harrison of Louisville, Colo.; two sons, Gerry Beitler and wife Diana of Gillette, Wyo., and Cass Beitler and wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister, Rosemary Rogers of Broomfield, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daughter Jody Beitler; two sisters; one brother and parents preceded Dean in death.
A memorial service will be held at Good Samaritan Chapel, 508 W. Trilby Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Larimer County 7604 Colland Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
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Corinna Cormier and daughter, Rachel Lopez of Loveland. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, September 17 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Hartmann, celebrant. Cremation has been conducted. Memorial contributions to the Corinna Cormier and Rachel Lopez Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Corinna R. Cormier, 44, of Loveland died Sept. 11, 2004, in a head-on collision on Colorado 7 just west of Brighton.
She was born Feb. 16, 1960, in Loveland to Alfonso Lopez and Ramona Trinidad Lopez. She attended Loveland elementary schools and received her General Equivalency Diploma.
She was employed as a distribution clerk at the Group Publishing Co. in Loveland for nine years, working alongside her daughter, Rochelle Cormier.
She was a 44-year member of St. John’s Catholic Church. Raising her daughters was her passion, and she introduced them to camping in the mountains, which they all enjoyed together. She also passed on her love of music and reading.
She is survived by daughters Rochelle Cormier and Roxanne Cormier, both of Loveland; her mother, Ramona Trinidad Lopez of Loveland; sisters Kathy Encinias and husband Santos of Loveland and Karen Lopez and husband Alfonso of Denver; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Cremation has been conducted. The rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Catholic Church with Deacon Paul Salas.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s by the Rev. Joseph Hartmann.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinna Cormier and Rachel Lopez Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Marcia Ann Dudfield of Loveland. Graveside service for cremated remains 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Marcia Ann Dudfield passed away Sept. 11, 2004, at the age of 57.
She lived in Loveland from 1974 until 2003, when she moved to Fort Collins. She was a devoted and wonderful mother and friend. She loved gardening, animals and sports.
She is survived by her daughter, Anne Dudfield; sister, Ruth Wright; brother, the Rev. James Hinkhouse; aunt, Lorrayne Livingston; many cousins; and cats, Smokey and Otis.
She always adopted animals that were in the most need of loving permanent homes.
Most recently, Marcia worked at Direct Energy, and in prior years, at Hach, Ion Tech and Colorado Memory Systems (HP). She also attended both the University of Colorado and Colorado State University before starting her family.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Resthaven Memory Gardens between Fort Collins and Loveland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Larimer Humane Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80538.
Randy Gardner, 42, of Hampton, Va., and formerly of Loveland died Sept. 4, 2004, in Hampton.
He was born Feb. 1, 1962, in Greeley. He attended Loveland schools before moving to California with his family in 1972.
He joined the Air Force on Feb. 1, 1980, and retired after 20 years of service to his country. During his career he served as a crew chief with the Thunderbirds, which allowed him to travel extensively. He spent time at various bases in the United States and overseas and served during Operation Desert Storm.
After his retirement, he continued to work for BAE Systems/ESI at Langley AFB as a contractor providing Web site design support. He also volunteered his skills to create and maintain the original Web site for the Thunderbirds’ 50th anniversary celebration.
He married Lori Tuttle on Nov. 2, 1985, and was proud of their two sons. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Web site development and woodworking. He was a member of American Legion Post 31 in Hampton.
He is survived by his wife Lori and sons Justin and Jason, all of Hampton; mother Margaret Walker of Loveland; father and stepmother Gene and Joyce Gardner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brothers Dan and wife Vera of Keenesburg, Colo., Tim and wife Robin of Holiday, Fla., and Stan and wife Kathy of Covington, Wash.; sisters Kathy Gardner of Loveland, Cindy Tyrrell of Denver and Sherry Fleming of Douglas; stepbrother David Christy and wife Kelly of Cheyenne; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles and aunts.
Cremation has been conducted and services were held in Hampton. A memorial service will also be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2500 N. Garfield, Loveland.
R. Hayden-Smith Funeral Home of Hampton handled arrangements.
Mrs. Jo Ann Hinson of Maryville, Mo., formerly of Loveland, died Sept. 12, 2004, at the age of 78.
Jo Ann was born on April 23, 1926, in Casper, Wyo., to Robert Roy Waggener and Lula Crow Waggener. She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1944, and entered Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo., as a Cadet Nurse for the U.S. Army. After graduation, she worked at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Jo Ann returned to Casper in 1949, where she met Milton Hinson at the local Girl Scout camp. They were married on Dec. 4, 1949, and she subsequently adopted his two daughters, Jean and Virginia, whose mother had died some years earlier.
Jo Ann continued her nursing career over many years in several states and in Canada. In addition to her dedication to nursing, Jo Ann joined her husband in the management of their restaurant, “Rex’s In and Out” in Casper, Wyo., and then of their cattle ranch in East Texas.
Jo Ann and Milton lived for a number of years in Loveland, where Jo Ann was active in the Art League. In 2003, they moved to Maryville, Mo., where Milton continues to reside.
In addition to her husband, Jo Ann is survived by her daughters, Jean Lall and her husband Abner of Baltimore, and their daughter and son-in-law, Sarojini and Paul Westacott; and, Virginia Murr of Maryville and her children, Caroline, Jonathan and Emily, and her eldest daughter, Lisa Christian, husband Randy and sons, Spencer and Jackson. Also surviving are Jo Ann’s sister, Janet Waggener of New York, N.Y., and her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Shirley Waggener, as well as other beloved family members.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 19, 2004, at Price Funeral Home, 120 E. First St., Maryville, Mo.
Baby Micah David Jantz of Loveland. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, September 17, Loveland Burial Park.
Infant Micah David Jantz, 2 weeks old, of Loveland, died Sept. 15, 2004.
He was born Aug. 29, 2004. Micah’s family are members of Resurrection Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his parents, Andy and Jill Jantz of Loveland; brothers, Joshua Andrew Jantz and Matthew Paul Jantz, both of Loveland; grandparents, John and Connie Cherrybone, Odessa, Texas, Garth and Shirley Cook, Houston, Barbara Jantz, Longmont, Al and Betty Jantz, Prescott, Ariz.; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson and Ervine Jantz, all of Kansas.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 17, 2004, in Loveland Burial Park.
Allnutt-Hunter Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lenora Catherine Jones of Fort Collins. Died Sept. 13, 2004. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Lenora Catherine Jones, 93, of Fort Collins, formerly of Estes Park, died Sept. 13, 2004, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
She was born Aug. 13, 1911, in Henderson, Iowa, to William and Ida (Wilson) Simmonds. She graduated from Henderson High School in Henderson, Iowa, and Jenny Edmundson Nursing School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was a registered nurse for 57 years, working for various private and public health agencies in Missouri, then later worked in various doctor’s offices. She was a supervisor in the surgical ward in Omaha, Neb., at the local hospital.
She married Walter Darby in Rockport, Mo. He preceded her in death.
She lived in Omaha for 40 years, then moved to Estes Park in 1992, living there until 1997, when she moved to Fort Collins.
She was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, enjoyed bowling, reading and watching sports on television.
She is survived by a son, Donald Darby and wife Shirley of Fort Collins; a daughter, Fran Shelley and husband Gary of Fort Collins; a sister, Pauline Whitmere of Rifle; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, six sisters, and one great-grandson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 S. Lemay in Fort Collins. The Rev. Joyce Dennison will officiate.
Burial will be in Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1440 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.