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 enjoyed 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.
Nov. 30, 1920-Dec. 19, 2007
Tribute: Dorothy Mildred Gallon was born in Windsor to Waddie Thompson and Florence Jane (Dowding) Jones.
On July 28, 1941, she married Clarence Gallon in Woodland, Calif. They later divorced.
Mrs. Gallon lived on a farm near Windsor until the family moved to a farm near Pierce. During her school years at Pierce, she was active in sports. The family moved to Greeley when she was 13 years old. She attended Greeley High School and graduated in 1938. After graduation, she moved to Fort Collins, where she worked at the Woolworth store in management for four years. She later moved to California. After their marriage, Mrs. Gallon and her husband lived in California and later moved to Craig. They returned to Greeley, where she worked for Cook's Drug Store, at the Greeley Building on 8th Avenue. She worked for Great Western Sugar Co. during the campaigns for five years. She then went to work for J and H Electric Co., as a bookkeeper in 1965 and retired the company in 1974.
A longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Evans, She joined in January 1956. She was active in volunteer work and served as the recorder for the post.
Mrs. Gallon was an extremely hard worker, kept a clean home and was a good cook. She was an accomplished self-taught pianist. She was loved by all who knew her, especially the neighborhood children. She was a friend to everyone and never knew a stranger. She was a cheerful person and had a wonderful smile.
She enjoyed travel and collecting miniature seals. She loved animals, especially dogs and cats.
The last of seven children, Mrs. Gallon died Wednesday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
Survivors: A daughter, Sherrie Linker and husband Don of Greeley; a son, Lanny Gallon and wife Donna of Pine, Ariz.; four grandchildren, David McCarthy and wife Mary of Melbourne, Fla., Robin Kunkle and husband Douglas of Satellite, Fla., April Steffey and husband Chris of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Vernon Stone and wife Keshia of Long Beach, Calif., seven great-grandchildren, Catherine McCarthy, Madison Stone, Brooke Stone, Noah Stone, Lauren Steffey, Maxwell Steffey and Griffin Steffey; and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Shirley Brostrom of Greeley.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Stoddard Funeral Home.
Interment: Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to Weld County Humane Society in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.
Dec. 23, 1923-Dec. 18, 2007
Tribute: Roger John Peck was born to Charles L. and Margaret B. (Hagman) Peck in Sioux City, Iowa.
On Dec. 2, 1945, he married Leta Bethke in Hartley, Iowa. She died on May 8, 2004.
Mr. Peck served in the Navy from 1940-46. He then worked as a farmer, welder and machinist until 1973, when he moved from Iowa to Windsor and began working for Kodak as a welder and machinist. He retired from Kodak in 1989.
Mr. Peck He was a charter member of the Windsor Park Baptist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church of Windsor. He also was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed woodworking and made beautiful things for his family, friends, churches and the schools.
Mr. Peck died Tuesday at his home.
Survivors: His son, Joel Peck of Crosbyton, Texas; three daughters, Bunny Sterk and husband Denny of Windsor, Kathy Della Costa and husband Tony of Coral Springs, Fla., and Jill Hoftyzer and husband Harold of Orange City, Iowa; a brother, Archie Peck, and two sisters, June Young and Sugar Johnson, all of Sioux City; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His wife, Leta; his parents; two brothers, Albert and Loren Peck; and two sisters, Gen Hanna and Gladys Butler.
Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Windsor.
Notes: Contributions may be made to the Roger Peck memorial fund or Cornerstone Baptist Church, in care of Mark's Funeral and Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Drive, Windsor, CO 80550.
April 17, 1935-Dec. 15, 2007
Residence: Estes Park, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Kay Blanchard Kenny Fenton was born in St. Joseph, Mo. Her parents were Herbert Edward and Harriette (Blanchard) Kenny. She grew up in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
On Dec. 12, 1969, she married Thomas Fenton at the University of Kansas.
Mrs. Fenton graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in elementary education. She attended the University of Northern Colorado where she received multiple graduate degrees.
Mrs. Fenton worked as a special education teacher for a year for the Greeley-Evans School District 6. She then served the next 25 years as the special education coordinator for the District.
A resident of Greeley for 25 years, Mrs. Fenton and her husband, Tom, retired to Estes Park. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lyons.
Mrs. Fenton died Saturday at her home.
Survivors: Her husband of 38 years, Tom Fenton of Estes Park.
Preceded in death by: Her parents.
Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lyons.
Oct. 29, 1923-Dec. 15, 2007
Residence: Littleton, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Born in Denver, Eleanor N. Gangaware spent most of her adult life in Greeley. With her husband, Manny, she owned and operated Capitol Transfer and Storage. Upon retirement, she was active in the Assistance League of Greeley at the Bargain Box and was an avid needlepointer.
Mrs. Gangaware died Saturday in Littleton.
Survivors: Her brother, Kenneth Nelson; two sons, David Gangaware and Dixon Gangaware; a daughter, Debi Fender; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Her husband, Manny, and her sister Elizabeth.
Services: At her request, there will be no service.
Notes: Memorial contributions may be directed to the Assistance League of Greeley.
Sept. 2, 1924-Dec. 13, 2007
Tribute: Robert K. McEvoy was born and raised in Benkelman, Neb. His parents were Jack and Ann (Ewing) McEvoy.
On Feb. 9, 1947, he married Lodema "Dee" Lavell in Benkelman.
Mr. McEvoy served his country in the Navy and before that was a member of the Merchant Marines. He was a radio announcer in Goodland, Kan., and started his banking career at the First National Bank in Goodland. He was the president of the Bank of Brady in Brady, Neb., and the Bank of Burwell in Burwell, Neb. Before retiring, the McEvoys moved to Palisade, where Mr. McEvoy finished his financial career at the Palisade National Bank. He was active in the Methodist Church in Palisade.
In every community where he lived, Mr. McEvoy was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Masons and the Elks. He was a gentle, caring, family man who enjoyed reading, hunting, and golf. He and his wife moved to the Greeley community in 2006.
Mr. McEvoy died Thursday at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Survivors: His wife, Lodema "Dee" of Greeley; a son and his wife, Michael and Carolyn McEvoy of Palisade; a daughter and her husband, Ann and Charles Henderson of Greeley; two grandchildren, Adam McEvoy and wife Daisy and Paige McEvoy, all of Palisade; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Lilly McEvoy, both of Palisade.
Preceded in death by: His parents; two brothers, Jack and Pat McEvoy; and a sister-in-law, Jerry McEvoy.
Services: No local services.
Interment: A service of Christian burial will be in Benkelman.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to the Patty Darbonne Walter Nursing Scholarship Fund in care of the Colorado Nurse Foundation with a note explaining the donor's wishes. Send to: Corinne Koehler, Treasurer CNF, 7831 Lewis Court, Arvada, CO 80005.
Nov. 30, 1943-Dec. 16, 2007
Tribute: Norma Jean Mullins was born in Eaton to Hugh A. and Nadine L. (Hobbs) Langley. She grew up in Evans and moved with her family to Oregon. The family later moved back to Evans, where she graduated high school. She then attended Christian College in San Antonio, Texas.
On March 15, 1966, she married John Mullins in Fort Collins.
Mrs. Mullins worked as a scope technician at Burris Co. for 10 years. She loved nature, hunting, fishing and especially the mountains. She was a talented painter, artist, jewelry and craft maker.
Mrs. Mullins was very proud of her Native American heritage and was a devoted Christian who belonged to the Harvest Time Tabernacle. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Mullins died Sunday at Centennial Health Care Center in Greeley.
Survivors: Her husband, John Mullins of Evans; her children, Wade Mullins and wife Cindy of Estes Park, Barbara Snyder and husband Vincent of Greeley, Robert Mullins and wife Susie of Windsor, John Mullins of Windsor, Wayne Mullins and wife Cameron of Louisiana, and Steven Mullins and wife Lennie of Galeton; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dixie Willard and husband Jim of Milliken.
Preceded in death by: Her parents; a sister Shirley Ann Langley; two brothers, Jim Langley and Johnny Ray Langley; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Lanning and Daniel Lynn Mullins.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Harvest Time Tabernacle, Evans.
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Friday at Harvest Time Tabernacle.
Oct. 6, 1938-Dec. 17, 2007
Tribute: Larry Herman Stevens was born in Greeley to Chester H. and Agnes (Andersen) Stevens.
On Feb. 6, 1960, he married Myrna Reese.
On Sept. 4, 1997, he married Mildred Spencer in Greeley.
Mr. Stevens worked for Andersen Sales and Salvage for 24 years. He also owned car lots in Loveland and Cheyenne. He enjoyed buying, selling and restoring cars, travel and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Stevens died Monday at his home.
Survivors: His wife, Mildred of Greeley; five sons, Jimmy Stevens and wife Peggy of Greeley, Dennis Stevens and wife Faye of Detroit, Ala., Terry Stevens and wife Sandra of Greeley, Jason Stevens and wife Dawn of La Salle, and Steven Spencer and companion Jessica Arterburn of North Platte, Neb.; two daughters, Kathy Domesla and husband Randy of Eaton and Crystal Spencer of Greeley; a stepson, Larry Spencer of Greeley; a stepdaughter, Natlie Yeargain of Phoenix; two sisters, Clara Meyer and husband Ben of Loveland and Marilyn White and husband Orman of Berthoud; a brother, John Stevens and wife Beverly of Pleasantview, Utah; 23 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews.
Preceded in death by: His parents; a sister, Emma Stevens; and a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ball.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Centre Foursquare Church, 4754 31st St., Greeley.
Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Friday at Adamson West Chapel.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Notes: Memorial gifts may be made to charity of the donor's choice in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
July 18, 1938-Dec. 11, 2007
Residence: Denver, formerly of Greeley
Tribute: Jo-Ann Frances Trostel was born in Milliken to James Theodore and Eileen M. (Elliott) McKnight. She attended school at Hardin and Delta elementary schools, both in Weld County. She attended Meeker Junior High in Greeley and Greeley High School, now Greeley Central High School.
On Feb. 15, 1958, she married Ronald G. Trostel at First Christian Church in Brighton. They later divorced.
Mrs. Trostel was a member of Hillside Baptist Church. She was saved Nov. 9, 1952. She and her parents were baptized Jan. 11, 1953. In 1955, she moved to Denver, where she lived until her death.
Mrs. Trostel dedicated countless hours to assisting the development of young children and the care of animals.
She died Tuesday at her home.
Survivors: Her son, Gregg Trostel of Denver; a daughter, Kristi Trostel of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters and their husbands, Shirley (McKnight) John M. "Jack" Allison of Greeley and Verla (McKnight) and Kenneth Kingsley of Littleton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: Her parents; a brother, Theodore "Dice" McKnight; a special brother-in-law, Larry Trostel; and a nephew Darrel McKnight.
Services: 11 a.m. today at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.