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Larimer County, Colorado Obituary Collection

Larimer County, Colorado Obituary Collection - 67

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Date: Sunday, 10 January 2010, at 3:32 a.m.

Winston W. Wolvington, 81, Jefferson County district judge, died Jan. 14, 2005, in Littleton.
He was born July 10, 1923, in Denver. He married Shirley A. Vail Sept. 9, 1944, in Denver.
He was the father of Loveland resident Glenn Wolvington and wife Diana and grandfather of Janna, Lindsay, Seth and Sean. He also is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley A. Wolvington; three other children; and many other relatives.
Cremation has been conducted and a memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Mile High Church, Alameda and Garrison, Littleton.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Geneva Glen Camp, P.O. Box 248, Indian Hills, CO 80454.

Ruth M. Yarnell, 63, of Greeley and formerly of Loveland, died Jan. 7, 2005.
She was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Timnath, Colo., to Thomas and Gladys Workman. She lived in Northern Colorado all her life.
She married Gary Yarnell on Dec. 30, 1961, in Raton N.M. The couple lived in Loveland for 25 years.
Mrs. Yarnell worked for Advanced Energy in Fort Collins for 15 years before becoming ill in 1998.
She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the “Triumphant Kingdom” Assembly in Dallas, Texas, on July 15, 1955. During the past 49 years she became a devoted Bible reader and held a deep love for God’s work in which she also shared and studied with others in the ministry.
She is survived by two sons, Rick Yarnell and wife Jolene of Beaverton, Ore., and Keith Yarnell and wife Stephanie of
Greeley; two daughters, Deniece M. Gaschler of Loveland and Julie Lockwood-Dalling and husband Ryan of Beaverton; two grandchildren; sisters Loene Robinson of Kennewick, Wash., Bonnie Dietz of Fort Collins, and LaVona Wentz of Casper, Wyo.; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gladys Workman, and three brothers, Eldon, Robert and Jack.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Greeley South English Congregation, 3408 34th St. Road, Greeley, 80634.

Kathryn “Kit” M. Buggle of Loveland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday, at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel. Please see the online obituary and sign the family guest book at
Kathryn “Kit” M. Buggle, 82, of Loveland, passed away Jan. 20, 2005, at McKee Medical Center Hospice Unit in Loveland.
Kit was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Troutdale, Ore., to Frank Richardson and Susan Benoy. She graduated from high school in Portland, Ore., and attended Oregon State University. She married John Allan in Oakland, Fla. He was killed while on active duty during World War II. She later married John Joseph Buggle on June 7, 1972, in Clearwater, Fla. He passed away Jan. 10, 1980.
Kit worked as a chef in the Sarasota, Fla., area for 25 years, retiring in 1970.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Women’s Veterans Group of Northern Colorado. She was also a member of Congregations of Building Community. She was a good friend of the Namaqua Daughters of the American Revolution.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing, traveling and cooking.
Kit is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sylvia Buggle of Loveland; a grandson, McClain Buggle and wife Victoria of Loveland; a stepson, Richard N. Buggle of Dade City, Fla.; a nephew, Mike Bohl of Fort Worth, Texas; and a niece, Michelle Pentz of Windfield, Kan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregations Building Community, the Rehabilitation Visiting Nurse Association, or the Namaqua Daughters of the American Revolution in care of Allnutt Funeral Service. Please see the online obituary and sign the family guest book at www.allnutt .com.

Emma E. Kruckenberg of Loveland. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 21 at Allnutt Funeral Chapel 2100 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery. Please see the online obituary and sign the family guest book at
Emma Elizabeth Kruckenberg, 96, of Loveland died Jan. 18, 2005, at her home.
She was born Sept. 26, 1908, in Loveland to Henry and Elizabeth Kitzman.
She married Ralph Kruckenberg on Dec. 19, 1928, in Loveland.
She was a resident of Denver for 44 years and of Greeley for six years and had been a resident of Loveland since 1985.
Mrs. Kruckenberg had the full-time job of homemaker. She raised two children and baby-sat for the children of many family members and friends.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Denver. She enjoyed keeping the house, caring for children, gardening, listening to music, traveling and visiting with relatives, and she loved making mosaics at Stepping Stones Adult Day Care Center.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Lou Scorby and Gloria Ann Medo and husband Harold, all of Loveland; three brothers, August Kitzman and wife Evelyn of Brighton, Elmer Kitzman and wife Martha of La Salle, and Edwin Kitzman and wife Wanda of Greeley; three sisters, Elsie Sitzman of Greeley, Esther Messman of Lakewood, and Lilian DeCarolis and husband Bob of Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Kitzman of Denver and Edith Kitzman of Tacoma, Wash.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Arthur Kitzman, Reuben Kitzman and Alvin Kitzman; and a sister, Olinda Sweeny.
A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Allnutt Hunter Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stepping Stones Adult Day Care Center in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, 80538.

Lenore F. Matheny of Loveland. Wife of James B. Matheny. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, January 21, Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, Dr. James Murphy officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, January 23 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier, Calif.
Lenore “Nonie” Frances Matheny, 66, of Loveland died Jan. 17, 2005, at North Shore Health Care Facility in Loveland.
She was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Los Angeles to John W. and Catherine Sullivan Lapointe.
She married James B. Matheny on Nov. 5, 1954, in Morelos, Mexico.
Mrs. Matheny worked as a banker, then owned Riverton Title Service in Wyoming with her husband until she retired in 1999. She moved to Loveland in November 2001 from Riverton.
She was a member of the Elk Does, Soroptimists and Girl Scouts. She was music director for Job’s Daughters and past president of the PTA and Wyoming Land Title Association. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 50 years.
She loved all her pets — dogs, cats and llamas. She raised German shepherds and enjoyed bird hunting, trap and skeet shooting, golf, boat racing, water skiing, sailing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” B. Matheny of Loveland; three daughters, Teresa Bay and husband Dennis of Casper, Wyo., Suzanne Matheny of Loveland, and Karen Meyer of Lander, Wyo.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Lapointe of Chandler, Ariz.
A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Murphy of Faith Evangelical Church officiating.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Sequoia Lawn, in Whittier, Calif.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.

Betty Jo Culver, of Nerstrand, Minn., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Three Links Retirement Center in Northfield, Minn. Betty passed away after a long illness caused by vascular dementia.
She was the devoted wife of Donald Culver, mother of children, Dona and Dale, and grandmother of her grandson, Samuel.
Betty Jo was born on Oct. 6, 1928, to Harold and Margaret Machmer in Abilene, Kan. She was the second oldest of five children. Betty attended school outside of Wakefield, Kan., at the Machmer School until the eighth grade. From there Betty Jo and her family lived in Phoenix for a year, and finally settled in Loveland, Colo.
In January, 1946, Betty Jo married Donald Warden Culver, with whom she lived with at both Masonville and Brush. In later years Betty and her husband Don raised cattle near Masonville.
Betty was an avid reader, publishing several articles in both the Reporter-Herald and Cappers Weekly. She loved to garden both vegetables and flowers.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Don and her brother, Wayne.
She is survived by her sisters, June, Doris and Leora; her son, Dale (Jill) and grandson, Sam and her daughter Dona and husband Marc.
Betty Jo will be laid to rest in Wakefield, Kan. A remembrance memorial will be held later in the spring.

Gene “Red” C. Jackson of Loveland. Cremation has taken place.
Gene “Red” C. Jackson, 82, of Loveland, died Jan. 30, 2005, in Loveland.
He was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Smith Center, Kan., and was raised in Loveland. He married Mary Ricci, March 1, 1969, in Phoenix, Ariz.
He is a World War II veteran and served in France, Germany, and Belgium.
He has spent the last 57 years in Anchorage, Alaska, as a bush pilot and heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Union 302 and recently relocated back to Loveland.
Red is survived by his wife Mary of Loveland; two daughters, Sharon of Cibolo, Texas, and Karen of New Castle; six grandchildren, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Nodine of Spokane, Wash., May Mahoney of Goodyear, Ariz., Timothy Gilliam of Flower Mound, Texas, Stacy Long of Cibolo, Texas, James Gilliam of Arlington, Texas, and Mark Huffman of Colorado Springs; and 11 great-grandchildren; many cousins and dear friends that he has made over his lifetime. He will be greatly missed and loved by his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. Please see the online obituary and sign the family guest book at

Dorothy Kane of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Loveland. Graveside service 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2 at Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins. Viewing at the Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday.
Dorothy May Kane of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Loveland, died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the McKinney Healthcare Center.
Lovingly known by many as “Dot,” Dorothy was born May 14, 1923, in Fort Collins. She moved to Texas in 2000.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elsie Robertson, once farmers in the Fort Collins area, her husband, William Kane, her sister, Helen Hendrix, and her brother, Edwin Robertson.
Dorothy was born and raised in Fort Collins and attended Barnes Business College. She was a homemaker and was in the mining business with her husband in Lander, Wyo., for many years.
She was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Loveland and enjoyed the senior activities. She loved playing bingo and will always be remembered for never being without her pearls, rings and bracelets. She deeply loved her daughter and will always be remembered for her generosity and kindness.
She is survived by her brother, Alvin Robertson, and his wife Betty of Loveland; her only daughter, JoAnn Austin and her husband Wally of McKinney, Texas, former Loveland residents for many years; two granddaughters, Debi Jenkins and her husband Blake, Missy Crump and her husband David, both of Frisco, Texas. She will be deeply missed by all including her four great-grandchildren, Emily Jenkins, Molly Jenkins, Michael Crump and Will Crump, who loved visiting their “Grandma Dot.”
Visitation will take place at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home on Wednesday Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. through noon at 1102 N. Lincoln Ave. in Loveland.
A graveside service will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to The Church of the Good Shepherd Missions, 3429 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland, 80538.

Ricky Dean Lesser, 55, of Fort Collins passed away quietly on Jan. 27, 2005. He was at home surrounded by his family. He had battled cancer for three months.
Ricky was a gentle spirit and was an inspiration to those around him. After being diagnosed with cancer, he awoke every morning to see the sun rise and thanked God for giving him one more day. He had dedicated his life to Christ earlier.
He was employed by Eastman Kodak for 311/2 years.
Rick was an avid outdoorsman and ecologist. He loved to hunt, fish, repair roads, chop wood and work on his beloved cabin. Many of his grandchildren would say, “Grandpa Ricky helped me catch my first fish.”
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Yvonne Lesser; daughters Shari Lesser, Le Anne Rizo and Tara Lesser; stepson Richard Elliott; and stepdaughter Sherri Rodriguez. He had a brother, Bob Hafelfinger, and two sisters, Jan Stephens and her husband, Dean, and Judy Crabb and her husband, Dale. Rick had 13 grandchildren and many friends and relatives who will miss him.
Rick’s remains will be cremated and spread near his cabin in the spring. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Abyssinian Christian Church, 516 Crestmore Place, Fort Collins.

Randy Mayfield, 42, of Norwood, Mo., and formerly of Loveland died Jan. 23, 2005, in Norwood.
He was the son of the late Francis and Effie (Barnett) Mayfield. He grew up in Missouri, Colorado and California and attended high school in Loveland. He had moved to Missouri from Loveland a year ago.
Mr. Mayfield was an avid outdoorsman, especially when fishing, hunting and horseback riding. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was a loving son, brother, father and uncle who will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his two children, Sean Mayfield and Logan Mayfield of Loveland; two stepchildren, Ryan Keck and Amanda Montgomery of Loveland; two brothers, Donnie Mayfield of Stillwell, Kan., and Lonnie Mayfield of Norwood; six sisters, Mary Baney of Wright City, Mo., Lori Bidwell of Ava, Mo., Anna Seim and Glinda Kelley, both of Norwood, and Betty Grubbs and Debbie Hoffschneider, both of Loveland; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces; and a host of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronnie and Terry.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday at Friendship Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Curtis officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home, Mountain Grove, Mo.

E. Lee Mitchell of Loveland. Husband of Shirley Mitchell. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at First Christian Church, the Rev. Tom Webster officiating. Viewing 3-5 p.m., Friday, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Lee Mitchell, 77, of Loveland died Feb. 1, 2005, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
He was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Loveland to Eddie Franklin
Mitchell and Agnes Clarkson Mitchell. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during World War II in the Pacific Theater. On returning from service, he graduated from Loveland High School, where he met Shirley Moskal. They married three years later on July 3, 1949, at First Christian Church in Loveland.
He graduated from the Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He went on to coach in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. He returned to the university to obtain a master’s degree in counseling and a specialist degree in school psychology.
In West Des Moines, Iowa, he worked for the Heartland Educational Agency as an educational psychologist for 24 years. He retired in 1984 and returned to Loveland.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Psychological Association and the Loveland Elks.
He was a loving, caring husband and dad who will be remembered for his smile. He enjoyed being with his family, traveling with his wife, visiting with people, reading, playing cards, watching sports and working on the computer.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mitchell; two sons, Gary Mitchell (Faith) and Dale
Mitchell (Becky), all of Loveland; a daughter, Pamela Mitchell, O.P., of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Estes.
Viewing will be 3-5 p.m. Friday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. The Rev. Tom Webster will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens north of Loveland.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

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