Barbara Mae West
Barbara Mae West of Lafayette died on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Westminster.
She was 64 years old.
Ms. West was born on Aug. 25, 1940, to Edwine H. and Rosa Mae Fields Keigley in Bartlesville, Okla.
In 1963, she married Frank Borges.
The couple later divorced.
In October 1995, she married Manuel West in Las Vegas.
Ms. West moved to Lafayette in 2000.
She is survived by her daughter, Rose Covington of Westminster; her two sons, David and Steve Borges, both of San Jose, Calif.; her sister, Trudy Bruce of Westminster; her brother, Bob Stacy of Sacramento, Calif.; and, one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel.
Services have already taken place.
Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette handled the arrangements.
Carole Hallock Taylor Ready
Carole Hallock Taylor Ready of Lafayette died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005.
She was 73 years old.
Ms. Ready was born on Oct. 3, 1931, to Henry Lewis and Marion Lois Rohlfing Taylor in Orange, N.J.
In 1949, she graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.
In 1951, she graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, N.H.
In 1953, she received a music degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
On Dec. 29, 1953, she married Joseph Leo Ready.
The couple later divorced.
Ms. Ready enjoyed gardening and music.
She was an avid tennis player and taught tennis lessons for many years in southern New Jersey, where she resided for 38 years.
She moved to Lafayette in June 2004.
Ms. Ready is survived by her son, J. David (Chrysie) Ready of Lone Tree; her three daughters, Lynda D. Bradt of Lafayette, Lois J. Streckenbein of Petersburg, N.J., and Lauren C. Ready of Erie; her six grandchildren, John and Sarah Streckenbein, Vanessa and Vaughan Ready, and, Christopher Bradt and Taylor Ready; her four brothers, Robert H. Taylor of Basking Ridge, N.J., Charles T. Taylor of Highlands Ranch, George E. Taylor of Takoma Park, Md., and Gordon R. Taylor of Summit, N.J.
A visitation took place on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Avalon Funeral Home in Lafayette.
Memorial services will take place on Monday, March 14, in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y.
Regina Marie O’Rourke
Sister Regina Marie O’Rourke of Erie died on Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Louisville.
She was 55 years old.
Sister Regina was born on Jan. 17, 1950, to William and Marie (Fortarell) O’Rourke in Walsenburg.
She attended schools in Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary’s School in 1968.
She was employed for many years at the Otero Savings and Loan in Walsenburg.
On March 19, 1988, she entered the Holy Order of Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, Kan.
On Aug. 4, 1995, she made her final vows to God.
Sister Regina spent most of her life volunteering and helping others.
She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her brother, William P. (Irene) O’Rourke Jr. of Pueblo; her sisters, Kimberly (Randy) Lessar and Kathleen (Simon) Sierra, both of Walsenburg; her aunt and uncle, Lillian O’Rourke and James Fortarell of Walsenburg; her nieces and nephews, Jerad, Shawn, Karina, Symone, Patrick, Brandy and Christopher; her great-niece, Shelby; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marie.
A vigil service took place on Sunday, Feb. 20, at St. Scholastica’s Catholic Church in Erie.
Funeral services took place Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Frederick.
Further services and interment will follow at the Dominican Mother House and Sisters’ Resurrection Cemetery in Great Bend, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sister Regina’s name to the Dominican Mother House, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, Kan., 67530.
Howe Mortuary & Crematory of Longmont handled the arrangements.
Jeremy John Guida
Jeremy John Guida of Omaha, Neb., died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2005.
He was 27 years old.
Mr. Guida graduated from Hueneme High School in Oxnard, Calif., in 1996.
An honor student, he was listed in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” for three straight years.
Born with Spina Bifida, Mr. Guida participated in wheelchair athletics in his early teens, winning numerous trophies and medals in various swimming and track & field events.
His favorite and most successful event was swimming, and he consistently set new national time records and won several gold medals.
Mr. Guida attended both the University of Texas at Arlington and University of Nebraska at Omaha.
He enjoyed football, basketball and professional wrestling.
His favorite football teams were the Nebraska Cornhuskers and San Diego Chargers. His favorite basketball team was the Detroit Pistons.
Mr. Guida worked for Securities America, Inc. of Omaha, Neb., for more than six years.
He is survived by his mother, Judith Alkonis Waligorski of Broomfield; his father, Louis Guida Jr. of Oxnard, Calif.; his brothers, Louis Guida III of Highlands Ranch and Mark Guida of Fayetteville, N.C.; his grandparents, Darlene Guida of Omaha, Neb., and Stanley Alkonis of Louisville; his nephew, Jack Guida; and, many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Funeral services took place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Papillion, Neb.
Interment followed at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Omaha, Neb.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of America, 4590 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Suite 250, Washington, D.C., 20007-4226.
Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries of Omaha, Neb., handled the arrangements.
Dorothy B. Nordstrom
Dorothy B. Nordstrom of Longmont died on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Louisville. She was 89 years old. Mrs. Nordstrom was born on Nov. 23, 1915, to Harley and Hazel Hathaway Johnson in Greeley. On Nov. 21, 1938, she married Paul “Pete” L. Nordstrom in Denver. On her family’s farm northeast of Broomfield, Mrs. Nordstrom often helped with chores and cooked for the work crews. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Nordstrom enjoyed cooking, knitting and sewing. She was a member of the Neighborhood Club, the Eastlake Congregational Church and served as a delegate with the Adams County Democrats. Mrs. Nordstrom also participated in 4-H programs in Adams County and won numerous leadership awards for her service. Mrs. Nordstrom is survived by her nephew, nieces and their family members. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, Floyd and Gayle; and, her sisters Margie, Virginia and Jerri. Services took place on Monday, March 7, at the Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette. Pastor Jon Almgren officiated. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Eastlake Congregational Church, 12630 2nd Ave., Eastlake, Colo. Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette handled the arrangements.
Joe I. Maes Jr.
Joe I. Maes Jr. of Louisville died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, in Louisville.
He was 73 years old.
Mr. Maes was born on May 6, 1931, to Joseph I. Maes Sr. and Esther Montoya Maes in Delta.
On May 29, 1965, he married Virginia Lorenzi Maes in Boulder.
He lived in Boulder from 1949-1997 before moving to Louisville.
Mr. Maes was a member of American Legion Post No. 111.
He enjoyed golfing and gardening. He also was an avid reader.
Mr. Maes is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son, Carl Jon Aragon; his four daughters, Nicole Garcia, Linda Getman, Star Howes and Karen Young; a brother, Charles Maes; a sister, Jeanne Witte; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Esther; four sisters, Madeleine Maes, Elise Vera, Carmen Collins and Stella Maes; and, two brothers, Reuben and Johnny Maes.
A visitation followed by recitation of the Rosary will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at the St. Louis Catholic Church, 902 Grant Ave., Louisville.
The Rev. Henri Tshibambe will officiate.
Interment will follow at the Louisville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, Colo., 80026, or the St. Louis Catholic Church Building Fund.
Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.
John Leonard Zweck
John Leonard “Jack” Zweck of Erie died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004.
He was 69 years old.
Mr. Zweck was born Nov. 10, 1935, to Leonard and Eleanor (McLaughlin) Zweck in Dougherty, Iowa.
On May 21, 1960, he married Gwendolyn Campbell in Dougherty, Iowa. The couple later divorced.
On Jan. 26, 1991, he married Kathy Kay Kitzman.
In 1954, Mr. Zweck graduated from St. Patrick’s School in Dougherty, Iowa.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and served as a jet aircraft mechanic.
He also was a jazz saxophone musician in the Air Force with “The Blue Notes” band.
In 1961, he graduated from Lewis College in Joliet, Ill.
Mr. Zweck was one of the first members of the Experimental Aviation Association.
In 1975, he started his own company, Aircraft Steel.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Zweck and his wife formed Long’s Peak Alpacas Farm in Erie.
He previously worked for Pacific Aeromotive, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Branson Aircraft until his retirement.
Mr. Zweck is survived by his wife, Kathy; a sister, Darlene; two brothers, Bob and Joe; four daughters, Laura Ann, Kathryn Jolene, Julie Rae and Shari Lynn; a son, John Daniel; and two stepsons, Shane and Wade Durben.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret; and a brother, Don.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22, in Fort Lupton.
Condolences may be made to Kathy Zweck, 923 Weld County Road 7, Erie, Colo., 80516.
Robert Francis Stockwell
Robert Francis “Bob” Stockwell of Broomfield died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, at his home.
He was 77 years old.
Mr. Stockwell was born Sept. 7, 1927, to Harold Stockwell and Dell Baker in Utica, N.Y.
On Feb. 2, 1952, he married Mary Nell Boone in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mr. Stockwell graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1955.
He spent his career working as a consultant for General Electric (GE) and TRW Automotive in various cities.
He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of Boulder, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a pilot in Texas, Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines and China.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and exploring national parks.
Mr. Stockwell is survived by his wife, Mary of Broomfield; three sons, William H. Stockwell of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joseph M. Stockwell of Emerald Hills, Calif., and Robert F. Stockwell Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif.; four daughters, Maggie S. Davis of Farmington, Maine, Betsy S. Pal of Surry, Maine, Terri M. O’Shea of West Swanton, Vt., and Amy Houlihan of Lafayette; and, 22 grandchildren and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, John B. Stockwell, in 1972.
A Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life service were held Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Boulder.
The Rev. Paul Huesing officiated.
A reception followed at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, Minn., 55416.
M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors of Boulder handled the arrangements.
Wilma L. Scoby
Wilma L. Scoby of Boulder died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in Louisville.
She was 81 years old.
Ms. Scoby was born Oct. 10, 1923, to Edgar Farnsworth and Etta Cain in Simla.
On April 10, 1943, she married Ward O. Scoby in Simla. He preceded her in death in 1980.
Ms. Scoby graduated from Simla High School in Simla.
She moved to Boulder in 1968.
She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and the Buffalo Belles, both of Boulder.
She was a former member of Flatirons Country Club of Boulder.
She enjoyed University of Colorado at Boulder athletics, golf, bridge, cooking, knitting and sewing.
Ms. Scoby is survived by a son, Terry (Cindie) Scoby of Erie; and, three grandchildren, Erin (Brent) Woodd of Thornton, Lindsay Scoby of Erie and Kelly (Brian) Dietzen of Glendale, Calif.
A private family graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 27, at Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery in Boulder.
A Celebration of Life service followed at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Boulder.
Pastors Larry and Linda Daniels-Block officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Athletics’ Fund, 4740 Walnut St., Boulder, Colo., 80301, or Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7077 Harvest Road, Boulder, Colo., 80301.
M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors of Boulder handled the arrangements.