Wilbert "Chuck" Firestien, 75, of Greeley died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
He was born Aug. 6, 1928, to Conrad and Mable (Sitzman) Firestien on the family farm west of Greeley, where he lived all his life.
On Aug. 17, 1952, he married Miriam Ruth Brug at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greeley. They were married by the Rev. Max Schoenhaar.
Mr. Firestien served in the Army in the 6th Armored Division from 1953-55 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as a heavy-equipment instructor. He loved the farm, family and his animals. After retiring, he helped a friend in the oilfields. He grew a garden that was outstanding, especially the watermelons and cantaloupes that he gave to friends.
A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, he was a member of the Danish Gang, a group of men that do lawn and maintenance at the church; served as an elder and financial secretary; and at the time of his death, was a trustee of the church. He also was president of the Sharkstooth Pipeline Co. and a director of the Whitney Ditch for 25 years.
Survivors are his wife, Ruth Firestien of Greeley; a daughter, Judy Firestien of Fort Collins; a son, Roger Firestien of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Wynona Herbst of Greeley and Shirley Magnuson of Northglenn; a brother, Gerald Firestien, also of Greeley; a granddaughter, Maria Elizabeth Anderson; his mother-in-law, Mollie Brug of Windsor; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents and two brothers, Wallace and David Firestien, are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Greeley. Interment will be in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. John's UCC Maintenance Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Richard Ralph McDonald, 61, of Fort Collins died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 in Loveland.
He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Greeley to Edward Ralph and Freda Alice (Weber) McDonald.
Mr. McDonald had lived in Fort Collins since 1987 with his Martin Luther Homes and Mosaic families. He had worked at Foothills Gateway since 1987.
He enjoyed art and collecting coins. He touched the hearts of those who had the opportunity to be part of his life. He will be missed by his friends and roommates.
Survivors are two sisters, Patricia Whitledge and Louanne Dontanville, and his stepmother, Lois McDonald.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Eaton Cemetery, 223 1st St., Eaton. Maria McLain-Cox, chaplain for Hospice of Larimer County, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mosaic or Foothills Gateway in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
Joseph Uriah Lopez, 19, of Greeley died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 in Cheyenne.
He was born July 1, 1984, in Longview, Wash., to Marilyn Lopez and Robert Lopez Jr.
Mr. Lopez graduated from Greeley Central High School in 2002. He spent the last year of his life in Biloxi, Miss., where he attended college and aspired to be a pharmacist. He volunteered in the pharmacy department at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs hospital and worked full-time as a cashier at a check-cashing facility.
Mr. Lopez returned to Greeley on Dec. 29, 2003, to be closer to his 18 month-old son. A past time of Joseph's was keeping a journal to log thoughts and dreams.
Survivors are a son, Josiah Lopez of Greeley; his parents, Marilyn Lopez of Greeley and Robert Lopez Jr. of Evans; a sister, Leticia Lopez, and three brothers, Robert, Anthony "Tony" and Isaiah Lopez, all of Greeley; and two stepbrothers, Brandyn and Kristopher Channel. His grandfather, Ramon Moreno, and his grandmother, Lilly Palato, and his older brother, Anthony Lopez, are deceased.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Greeley Assembly of God. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.
Contributions may be made to the Joseph Uriah Lopez Memorial Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.
Gael Marie Oldfield, 62, of La Salle died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 near Evans.
She was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Ottawa, Ill., to John and Eileen (Funk) Pluta.
In 1963, she married Thomas Leonard Oldfield in Steamboat Springs. They later divorced.
Mrs. Oldfield came to Greeley in 1989 and moved to La Salle in 2000. She worked in accounting at StarTek in Greeley.
A great mother and grandmother, she loved to care of her grandchildren and her dog, "Maggie."
Survivors are two daughters, Cara Willenbrecht of La Salle and Christy Thomson of Greeley; two sons, Sean Oldfield of Craig and Joe Oldfield of La Salle; six sister, Connie Harbit of Lakewood, Kathy Soash of Broomfield, Mikki Bedell of Hayden, Terri Dunlap of California, Julie Anderson of Arvada and Geralyn Beahm, also of Broomfield; a brother, Jack Pluta of Arvada; and six grandchildren. Her parents and a brother, Billy Pluta, are deceased.
Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Greeley. Cremation.
Contributions may be made to the La Salle Recreation Scholarship Fund, 128 N. 2nd St., La Salle, CO 80645.
Adamson Memorial West Chapel in Greeley is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Stroh, 97, of Johnstown died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004 at Centennial Health Care Center in Greeley.
She was born May 17, 1906, in Loveland to Henry and Magdalene (Gall) Bachman.
On Feb. 19, 1926, she married Henry Stroh in Denver. He died Jan. 29, 1972.
Mrs. Stroh lived in Johnstown for a number of years before moving to the care center.
A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing and being with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors are a son, Robert Stroh of Johnstown; a sister, Flora Stobbe of Loveland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her parents, a sister, Lydia Ackerman, and three brothers, Carl, Fred and Paul Bachman, are deceased.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Allnutt Funeral Service Macy Chapel. Interment will be in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley.
Friends may visit from noon-8 p.m. Friday at the Macy Chapel.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.
Andrea Lynne "Andi" Whitlock, 20, of Stoneham died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 of injuries she suffered in a one-car rollover north of Stoneham.
She was born April 26, 1983, in Casper, Wyo., to Guy and Sandi (Tappy) Whitlock.
Miss Whitlock graduated from Prairie High School in 2001 and attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. At Prairie, she was very involved, especially in sports. At the time of her death, she was an emergency medical technician for the Life Care Ambulance Service in Sterling. She also was a volunteer with the New Raymer-Stoneham Volunteer Fire Department.
She enjoyed working with horses and roping, riding motorcycles, watching football and participating in many sports. She attended the Chapel of the Plains in Stoneham.
Survivors are her parents, Guy and Sandi Whitlock of Stoneham; her twin sister, Amber, and brother, Seth, both of Stoneham; her fiancÚ, Christopher Monahan of Sterling; her grandparents, Clinton and Sharon Tappy of Stoneham and Lucille Whitlock of Casper; and her great-grandfather, Bud Bartram of Sterling.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Prairie School in New Raymer. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham.
Contributions may be made to the Andi Whitlock Memorial Fund in care of Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary, 225 E. Platte Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701.
Margaret Jane Barnes, 96, of Greeley, formerly of Nunn, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at Garden Square Assisted Living, Greeley.
She was born Jan. 7, 1908, in Colwich, Kan., to George Nathaniel and Margaret McConchie (Lauchland) Collier.
On Aug. 20, 1931, she married Wesley Alexander Thompson in Kansas. He died May 1, 1965. On Dec. 23, 1965, she married Oscar A. Barnes in Overland Park, Kan. He died June 2, 1987.
Mrs. Barnes was reared and educated in Mount Hope, Kan. She graduated from Mount Hope High School. She then attended Kansas State College, now Kansas State University. She taught school for two years in a one-room school house near Mount Hope. After her marriage to Mr. Thompson, they lived in Kansas, where her husband worked for Kansas City Power and Light Co. After her marriage to Mr. Barnes, they lived in Nunn, where her husband served as mayor. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed genealogy and wrote several books on the subject. She also enjoyed collecting antiques and had a box collection that she had given several lectures about.
Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Nunn Presbyterian Church. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, Republican Women and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors are two daughters, Sandra Williams of Greeley and Mary Margaret Riney of Centennial; two stepsons, Richard Barnes of Fort Collins and Robert Barnes of Cheyenne; four grandchildren, Pamela Riney-Kehrberg of Ames, Iowa, Chris Williams of Fruita, Scott Riney of Highlands Ranch and Thomas Williams of Tumwater, Wash.; and five great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and four brothers are deceased.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Adamson Memorial West Chapel. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends may visit from noon until the time of the service Sunday at the West Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado Inc., in care of Adamson Memorial West Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Delores L. Coseo, 69, of Torrington, Wyo., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at the Torrington Community Hospital.
Mrs. Coseo was born April 16, 1934, in Greeley to Deloss "Bud" and Eva (Wykert) Bosworth. She grew up and was educated in Ault and graduated from Ault High School. She married Bill Johnson, and the couple later divorced. She then moved to Loveland where she met and married Bob Coseo. They lived in Colorado until Mr. Coseo's death, and Mrs. Coseo moved to Lusk, Wyo. She managed the Trail Side convenience store in Lusk until May 2000, when she moved to the Golden Manor in Torrington.
Mrs. Coseo enjoyed playing dominoes and cards with her friends at the Golden Manor. She especially enjoyed trips to Deadwood, S.D. She also like to snorkel in Mexico. She was a loving mother and found great enjoyment in mother-in-law jokes from her son-in-law, John.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Yeargan of Torrington; two grandsons, Joey Yeargan of Laramie and Ben Yeargan of Greeley; three stepsons, Bill Coseo, Allan Coseo and Marc Coseo; and two stepgrandchildren, Jeff and Chantel. Her parents and both husbands are deceased.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Golden Manor Social Hall in Torrington. The Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington was in charge of cremation. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to Golden Manor or the family.
Jeanine S. Dryden, 93, formerly of Greeley and Trinidad, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at her home in Denver after a short illness.
Mrs. Dryden was born March 9, 1910, in Devonport, England. She returned to her homeland in Scotland and then moved to Trinidad with her mother and two sisters after the death of her father in 1917.
She graduated from Trinidad High School and worked as a bookkeeper for a laundry in Trinidad.
On Aug. 21, 1931, she married Forrest T. Dryden, a Linotype operator at the Trinidad Chronicle News, in Raton, N.M. The couple later move to Shawnee, Okla., where their son, Jack, was born in 1935.
During World War II, Mrs. Dryden passed the examination to become a volunteer Red Cross nurse's aide and worked in the ACH Hospital in Shawnee until the family moved to Greeley in 1948. In Greeley Mrs. Dryden worked as a bookkeeper for the Northern Colorado Savings and Loan Association and later as a deputy county clerk in the Weld County Clerk and Recorder's Office.
In 1972, Mr. Dryden retired from the Tribune, and the couple returned to Trinidad, where Mrs. Dryden became involved with Mount San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary volunteers and the Trinidad Welcome Center. She continued to live in Trinidad after the death of Mr. Dryden in September 1980 and moved to Denver in September 1991 to be close to Jack and his wife, Mary.
In addition to Jack, Mrs. Dryden is survived by her sister, Mima Cummings of Trinidad. Her sister, Ann, died in 1973. Other survivors include Don, Vonnie and Cameron Cummings of Trinidad, Sue Cummings of Fort Collins, and a sister-in-law, Edna Dryden of Casa Grande, Ariz.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad.
Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Trinidad.
Pauline Weitzel, 80, a longtime resident of Fort Morgan, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at the Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan.
She was born March 12, 1923, in Wilna, Russia, to Herman and Katherine (Eckhardt) Albrandt. She came to Fort Morgan from Russia nearly 78 years ago.
In March 1946, she married Harold Weitzel in Fort Morgan. He died in 1984.
Mrs. Weitzel did bookkeeping for the Alco store for several years before her retirement. She was a member of Christ Congregational Church in Fort Morgan. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid reader.
Survivors are a brother, Arthur Uhrich of Greeley, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Congregational Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will be at Memory Gardens, Fort Morgan.
Friends may visit from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan.
Kim E. Boos
Kim E. Boos, 46, of Greeley died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland after a battle with breast cancer.
She was born Jan. 26, 1957, in Savannah, Ga., to Claude "Tod" and Norma J. (Klecz) Baglien.
On May 30, 1993, she married Tom Boos in Greeley.
She grew up in the Twin Cities, Minn., area. In 1975, she graduated from Burnsville (Minn.) High School.
In 1976, she married Ronald Boone in Eagan, Minn., and they moved to Loveland. She later moved to Greeley, where she met and married Tom Boos.
Mrs. Boos received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado. She loved her children and enjoyed skiing, traveling, especially to tropical destinations, and the northwest Wisconsin woods.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors are her husband, Tom Boos of Greeley; a daughter, Shannon Boone of Greeley; two sons, Ryan Boone of Evans and Jonathan Boos of Greeley; her parents, Claude "Tod" and Norma Baglien of Burnsville; a sister, Brenda Spencer of Rosemount, Minn.; two brothers, Michael Baglien of Burnsville and Steven Baglien of Cumming, Ga.; a grandchild on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her grandparents are deceased.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Adamson Memorial West Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Daniel "Dan" Boyle
Daniel "Dan" Boyle, 71, of Greeley died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 at the North Colorado Medical Center of complications after a heart attack.
He was born Feb. 29, 1932, to Clement and Bertha Boyle in Hershey, Neb.
On June 2, 1956, he married Kathryn Rennemo at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, Neb.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture, Mr. Boyle served in the Air Force from 1951-1955 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas as a specialist in aircraft engines. After receiving an honorable discharge, he was employed by Armour and Co. and ranched from 1956-1960 in the North Platte, Neb., area.
Mr. Boyle and his family moved to Hastings, Neb., in 1960 after purchasing a motel and farm. He attended flight school and acquired a multi- engine and instrument license and worked for West Central Airlines.
In 1967, Mr. Boyle and his family moved to Greeley, where he was the manager of DeBrown Chrysler-Plymouth dealership from 1967-1974. He owned Dan's Auto Land and Longhorn Liquor store in La Salle and operated a cow-calf business, Boyle and Son's, and had reserve grand champion at the National Western Stock Show.
He enjoyed flying, crop spraying and the challenge of building his own Piper Cub airplane, raising horses and cattle and time with his grandchildren.
Survivors are his wife, Kathy Boyle of Greeley; a daughter, Janet Cardew, also of Greeley; a son, Dan T. Boyle of Evans; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Boyle of Evans; five grandchildren, Shaun Boyle of Evans, Joe and Kayce Cardew of Greeley and Sara and Tanner Boyle of Evans; two brothers, Bernard Boyle and John Boyle, both of Nebraska; numerous nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends. His parents and a son, Patrick Boyle, are deceased.
Memorial services to celebrate Mr. Boyle's life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, Evans. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in care of Moser, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, CO 80620.