Theodora "Dora" Martin, 96, of Greeley died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at her home.
She was born Oct. 29, 1907, in Tercio to Jose J. and Bersabel (Vallejo) Chalifeau.
On Aug. 30, 1932, she married Ben Martin in Walsenburg. He died Oct. 27, 1991.
Formerly of Walsenburg, Fruita and Longmont, Mrs. Martin had lived in Greeley since 1933. She graduated from Fruita Union High School in 1927 and attended Colorado Teacher's College, now the University of Northern Colorado, for two years and earned a teaching certificate. She taught in rural elementary schools in southern Colorado for five years and was the principal of a two-room school in Torres Public School District 29 for two years. She worked in food service at UNC for 15 years and then retired and worked with her husband at the Greeley Hat Shop.
Mrs. Martin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greeley Senior Activity Center, the Amico Club of Greeley and the Council of Women at St. Mary's. She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and playing with her great-granddaughter, Jordan.
Survivors are two sons, Don Martin of Greeley and Norbert Martin and wife Judee of Houston, Texas; a sister, Phyllis Vigil of Denver; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her parents, a sister and five brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Friends may visit from 2-8 p.m. today at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Maxine F. Sweetman, 82, of Greeley died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 at Fairacres Manor Health Care Center, Greeley.
She was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Sterling to Roy A. and Marvel (Stice) Law.
On Dec. 24, 1944, she married Jerome J. Sweetman in Holyoke. He died Feb. 9, 1972.
Mrs. Sweetman attended elementary school and high school in Haxtun and graduated from Haxtun High School in 1941.
In 1945, she came to Greeley. She worked in the dietary department of Weld County General Hospital, now North Colorado Medical Center, from 1962 until she retired in 1987.
Mrs. Sweetman was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Greeley.
Survivors are a daughter, Marvel Ann Pierson of Centennial; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley. Contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Denver.
Feb. 4, 1949-Dec. 18, 2007
Residence: Gothenburg, Neb.
Tribute: Ronald Morris Brockevelt was born to Ernest and Margaret (Timms) Brockevelt in David City, Neb. He grew up in Polk, Neb., where he attended the Polk public schools and graduated from Polk High School. After high school, he entered the Air Force and served from Dec. 9, 1968, until July 11, 1972.
Mr. Brockevelt worked as a truck driver for almost 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be fishing, camping or just enjoying the fresh air. He liked cars, mostly hot rods and stock car races.
Mr. Brockevelt's family and friends were the most important part of his life. He enjoyed spending as much time with his family as he could and morning coffee with his buddies was a must.
Mr. Brockevelt died Tuesday at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Survivors: Two sons, William and Nick, both of Gothenburg; a daughter, Shala Kello and husband Chuck of Greeley; three brothers, Rich Brockevelt and wife Pat of Polk, Robert Brockevelt and wife Barb of Vermillion, S.D., and Roger Brockevelt of Denver; and a grandson, Harlan Morris Brockevelt of Gothenburg.
Preceded in death by: His parents.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. today at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.
Notes: Memorial gifts are suggested to The Brockevelt Family, 912 22nd Ave., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Anna M. Cobb, 92, of Greeley died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at Garden Square at Westlake.
She was born April 29, 1911, to Robert and Katherine Oettershagen near Keystone, S.D., and attended schools in Hayward and Spokane, S.D.
On March 28, 1931, she married Harvie G. Cobb in Rapid City, S.D. They farmed in the Hermosa and Keystone areas from 1931-50. They then moved to Colorado where they farmed in the Kersey and La Salle areas until 1976, when they retired and moved to Greeley.
Mrs. Cobb was a homemaker, but she also worked in the Kersey school lunchroom for several years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and the Bible studies she held in her home for many years.
Survivors are two daughters, Margaret L. Williams and husband Hershel of La Salle, and Fern A. Koehler of Greeley; two sons, Alton L. Cobb and wife Joanne of Greeley, and Melvin D. Cobb and wife Billie of Greeley and Tavares, Fla.; two sisters, Irma Owen of Sublimity, Ore., and Freda Cobb and husband Fred of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greeley Christian Church, 3451 23rd Ave., Greeley. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Friends may visit from 1-5 p.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley.
Memorials gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 11th St. Road, Greeley, CO 80634.
Marjorie A. Kinzer, 80, of Boulder died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at her home.
She was born March 4, 1923, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Asa and Mabel (Maxon) Middaugh.
Mrs. Kinzer came to Colorado in 1938 from Scottsbluff. She lived in Johnstown from 1954-93 and then moved to Boulder, where she lived until her death. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder.
On June 8, 1944, she married Edward J. Kinzer in Denver.
Mrs. Kinzer was a homemaker and a medical administrator. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Johnstown, United Methodist Women and the Colorado Medical Auxiliary Society. A member of PEO, she began with Chapter BF in Denver, was a charter member of Chapter FG in Johnstown and, at the time of her death, a member of Chapter GB in Boulder. She was a past state president and also served in various state offices in PEO.
Mrs. Kinzer volunteered and worked in a mission hospital in Mozambique in Africa. She enjoyed baking bread, cooking, knitting, playing bridge, being with friends, singing and choir, traveling and was committed to women's rights and issues.
Survivors are her husband, Edward J. Kinzer of Boulder; a daughter, Gail Gordon and husband Robert of Boulder; two sons, Michael Kinzer and wife Christine Jobin of Denver, and Bruce Kinzer and wife Debra of Greeley; and two grandchildren, Bayne Kinzer and Bryce Kinzer, both of Greeley. Her parents and a brother are deceased.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at Johnstown United Methodist Church. Cremation. Graveside services and inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to PEO Foundation for the Marjorie Ann Kinzer Endowment for International Peace Scholarship Fund in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501.
Joseph P. "Tuna" Valdez, 63, of Fort Collins died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at his home.
He was born Oct. 3. 1940, in Fort Collins to Porfirio and May Lucinda Valdez. He attended Holy Family Catholic School and Fort Collins High School.
On July 11, 1964, he married Juanita Benavidez.
A lifelong resident of Fort Collins, Mr. Valdez worked at Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Power Plant in Platteville before retiring in 1994. He loved to hunt, fish and go to Black Hawk. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He belonged to the National Rifleman's Association and the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors are his wife, Juanita Valdez; two daughters, Shelly Benzor and husband Gerardo of Johnstown, and Celeste Valdez of Fort Collins; a son, Brian Valdez and partner Anne Moorehouse of Ault; and seven grandchildren, Adam and Tiana Valdez, both of Jamestown, Mo., Ashley, Lauren and Zachary Benzor, all of Johnstown, and Destiney and Joshua Rivas, both of Fort Collins.
Also surviving are his mother, Mary Lucinda Valdez-Cottle of Fort Collins; three sisters, Ernestine Rivera and Cecilia Espinosa, both of Fort Collins, and Phyllis Lucero of Commerce City; an adopted daughter, Lori Bieber; a cousin and best friend, John Olivas; and many nieces and nephews. His father; a brother, David Valdez; and granddaughter, Autumn Valdez, are deceased.
Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Fort Collins. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Holy Family. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Fort Collins.
Friends may visit from 2-6 p.m. today at the Resthaven Funeral Home, 100 E. County Road 30, Fort Collins.
Contributions may be made to the Holy Family Building Fund, 326 N. Whitcomb, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Muriel Fritch, 67, of Windsor died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Danville, Ark., to Frank and Dollie (Cardwell) Jones.
On Jan. 1, 1955, she married Lloyd Fritch in Joplin, Mo. She lived in Opolis, Kan., from 1955-83 before moving to Windsor.
She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She loved to cook and sew.
Mrs. Fritch would cook dinners for churches when there was a funeral or potluck. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband helped start the Windsor Church of Christ, where she was a member.
Survivors are her husband, Lloyd of Windsor; two sons, Tim and wife Leanna of Fort Collins and Randy and wife Tammy of Loveland; a sister, Moline Gilmore; two brothers, Buddy and Bob Jones; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her parents and one brother, Dick Jones, are deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Long DeVoe Chapel, 102 Elm St., Windsor. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Windsor.
Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Long DeVoe Chapel.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Muriel Fritch memorial fund in care of Long DeVoe Funeral Service, 102 Elm St., Windsor, C0 80550.
James Smith Sr.
James J. Smith Sr., 69, of Yuma, formerly of Greeley, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
He was born March 20, 1934, in Coldridge, Neb., to Chauncey V. and Gertrude (O'Connor) Smith.
On Feb. 27, 1954, he married Phyllis E. Powell in Lincoln, Neb. She died June 6, 1986.
Mr. Smith was raised in Lincoln and lived in Greeley from 1959-95 before moving to Yuma.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952.
Mr. Smith worked as a butcher at Monfort for 20 years, then as a machine operator at Teledyne Getz for 12 years, then owned and operated Jim's Small Engine Repair in Yuma.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
He enjoyed hunting and car restoration and also loved to read and study the Bible. He loved his dogs.
Survivors are a son, James Smith Jr. and wife Marilyn of Yuma; a daughter, April Lee Sandoval and husband Terry of Colorado Springs; four brothers, Jerry of Lincoln, Bill and wife Sandra of Longmont, Robert of Redway, Calif., and Danny and wife Cindy of Minneapolis; three sisters, Bonnie Cunningham and husband Vernon of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Whiteford of Norco, Calif., and Teri Kennedy of Simi Valley, Calif; and four grandchildren.
His parents, a son, Guy, a brother, Kenneth, and a sister, Linda Agena, are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, 3000 W. 16th St., Greeley. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.
Friends may visit from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Evelyn Huenerfauth, 95, of Windsor died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.
She was born Jan. 30, 1908, in Pearl River, N.Y., to William and Edith (Blauvelt) Edsall.
On Dec. 29, 1927, she married Jacob Huenerfauth.
After graduating from Pearl River High School in 1927, she started working in a credit department for a prestigious Wall Street bank. After leaving the banking business, she worked as a secretary for the Academy of Aeronautics of New York. Before moving to Windsor in April 1998, she lived in Englewood.
Mrs. Huenerfauth attended the First United Methodist Church in Windsor.
Survivors are a son, Robert Huenerfauth and wife Diane of Windsor; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, a son, Ronald, and four brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 503 Walnut St., Windsor.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative of Northern Colorado in care of Long DeVoe Funeral Service, 102 Elm St., Windsor, CO 80550.
Cecil "Cec" Staver
4-H leader dies at age 99
November 1, 2007
Cecil "Cec" Staver, a former Weld County Cooperative Extension agent who went on to become the state's 4-H program leader for 28 years, died Tuesday morning. He was 99 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Hotchkiss with interment at the Cedaredge Cemetery. The family plans to conduct a memorial service in Fort Collins sometime before Christmas.
Born in Boone, Staver earned a degree from Colorado A&M, now Colorado State University, in 1930, then got a graduate degree in 1953. He began his career managing a ranch in eastern Colorado, then taught vocational agriculture at Boone from 1932-35, coming to Eaton in 1935 to teach. He became the assistant county extension agent for Weld in 1936 and stayed in that position until 1941, when he became the extension agent in charge at Adams County.
In 1945, he became the state 4-H leader and moved to Fort Collins before retiring in 1973. In Weld, Staver assisted in organizing the Weld County Fair, an annual 4-H day and an annual achievement program. As the state 4-H leader, he provided leadership and support in developing the State 4-H Leader's Advisory Committee, the 4-H Senate, the Colorado 4-H Conference, and in 1952, he helped with the formation of the Colorado 4-H Foundation.
At one point in his career Staver said that "In 4-H, I was helping more kids than I ever could as a teacher." While State 4-H Leader, state 4-H participation increased from about 10,000 youth to more than 28,000.
His 4-H work in Weld and Adams counties earned him the Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1938 and 1944, respectively. He served as a director and superintendent of the National Western 4-H Club Roundup and presented awards at the National Western Stock Show's Catch-A-Calf show which he and the late Stow Witwer of Greeley were instrumental in getting started that show started more than 60 years ago.
Stow Witwer Jr., a Greeley attorney, said he remembers seeing Staver's name in 4-H material long before he met him.
"He was a gentleman and just one of the nicest individuals I've ever known," Witwer said. He and Staver spent 40 years giving awards to National Western Catch-A-Calf winners.
In 1967, Staver was presented the 50th Anniversary Medal by the Federal Land Bank Association and over the years was honored by several state and national organizations. He served as a trustee on the National 4-H Foundation from 1962-1964 and he and his late wife, Ruth, donated $28,000 for a 4-H endowment through the Colorado 4-H Foundation.
Nellie Maud Clymer Baker, 98, of Durango died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004 at The Valley Inn in Mancos.
She was born Aug. 28, 1905, in Loveland. After graduating from Gilcrest High School, she attended Barnes Business School in Denver. She then worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, was later assistant postmaster in Henderson, then was a bookkeeper at Mercy Medical Hospital for more than 15 years. She also kept books for family owned businesses that included a hotel, the first potato dock in Gilcrest, the family farm north of Brighton, a Piggly Wiggly store in Farmington, N.M., and Baker Distributing Co., a distributor of wholesale groceries, in Durango.
On Oct. 6, 1929, she married E. Adrian Baker in Gilcrest. They moved to Durango in 1940 when Adrian was a salesman for Kraft Cheese Co. After her retirement from Mercy Hospital, they traveled around the country and Mexico in their RV. He died in 1985. Mrs. Baker enjoyed their cabin at Vallecito Lake.
Mrs. Baker lived in Durango from 1940-44 and permanently since 1952. She was a life member of the Radiant Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Capt. Donald A. Baker, USN (ret), and Kay Holt Baker of Durango, three grandsons, Todd A. Baker of Clarendon, Texas, Brett M. Baker of Houston, Texas, and Grant A. Baker of Arlington, Va., two nieces; two nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Durango. Cremation. Interment will be in Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Community Foundation/Kiwanis Endowment Fund, in care of President, Kiwanis Club of Durango, P.O. Box 976, Durango, CO 81302.
Hood Mortuary Crematory in Durango is in charge of arrangements.