Michaelj Doyle ALBRIGHT
ALBRIGHT, Michaelj Doyle, of Frederick, formerly of Longmont, passed away Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michaelj Albright Fund for his grandchildren and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Albert Eugene Parson
January 20, 1924 - March 23, 2005
Albert Eugene Parson of Loveland, formerly of Longmont, died March 23, 2005 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 81.
He was born January 20, 1924 in Wakita, Oklahoma to Albert and Clara (Blaksley) Parson.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married JoAnn Ridgeway on May 25, 1946 in Wellington, Kansas.
Mr. Parson moved from Oklahoma to Yuma in 1947, to Haxton in 1950, to Longmont in April 1953 from Haxton and then to Loveland in 2002.
He was a 27 year employee of Rocky Flats, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Parson was a member of Longs Peak United Methodist Church, a member of the Red Dale Drifter Travel Club since 1964 and a life member of Longs Peak Post 2601, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is preceded in death by his parents and thirteen siblings.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of Loveland; a son, Gary Parson and his wife Judi of Westminster; a daughter, Debbie Bell and her husband Doug of Johnstown; and 4 grandchildren, Becky Parson, Jason Parson, Greg Bell and wife Misha, and Coleen Campbell and husband Matt; and two great grandchildren Mackenzie and Trevor Bell.
Memorial Service will take place 10:00 AM Monday, March 28 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel 326 Terry St. Longmont, CO.Reverend John Turnage of First Baptist Church of Loveland Officiating. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Inurnment will take place immediately following at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
Anna E. Staley
January 7, 1912 - March 16, 2005
Anna E. Staley of Longmont died March 16, 2005 at Applewood Living Center. She was 93.
She was born January 7, 1912 in Kana, Russia to Henry and Olga (Hiltz) Schmidt.
Mrs. Staley immigrated to the Milliken-Johnstown area at age 1.
She married Fred Staley on February 11, 1934 in Brighton, Colorado.
She moved to a farm east of Longmont in December 1942, then from Dacono to the Rinn area in 1945 and finally to Longmont in 1962.
She was employed in Housekeeping at Longmont United Hospital and retired in 1976.
Mrs. Staley has been a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church since 1957. She enjoyed quilting and belonged to the quilting group at her church. She also enjoyed gardening and polka music, listening to polka music every Sunday afternoon.
She was preceded in death by her husband on November 6, 1971; a son, Richard Lee Staley; 7 brothers and one sister.
She is survived by a son, Robert Staley and his wife Ramona of Longmont; a daughter, Darlene Borgmann of Longmont; a brother, Donald Schmidt of Windsor; two sisters, Mary Wagner of Denver and Wilma Wagner of Brighton; two sisters-in-law, Esther Schmidt and Bonnie Schmidt; 7 grandchildren, Robin Flores, Royce Staley, Kori Gonzales, DeEtte Eikenberg, Dion Borgmann, Dayn Borgmann and Darla Griffiths; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Visitation 1-3 PM Sun. Mar. 20 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends 1-2 PM. Funeral Service 10:30 AM Mon. Mar. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Rev. Matthew Bolz-Weber of the church officiating. Interment Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or to Alzheimer’s Association and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501.
Arthur M. Turpin
September 18, 1925 - October 8, 2007
Arthur M. Turpin, 82, of Longmont, died October 8, 2007 at Applewood Living Center.
He was born September 18, 1925 in Patoka, Indiana to Fred and Ethel (Phillips) Turpin.
Arthur served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1962.
He married Ila Gladys Rice on December 5, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Arthur was a career U.S. Navy man for 20 years as an aircraft mechanic, and retired at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He then worked for the civil service as a budget analyst for the Navy from 1964 until his retirement in 1973.
Arthur moved to Longmont from Hemet, California in 1986.
He was a handyman around the house and enjoyed meteorology, astronomy, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife Ila of Longmont; a son, Ted and his wife Debbie of Longmont; three grandsons, Michael and his wife Jennifer of Longmont, Gregory of Fort Collins, and Timothy of Fort Collins; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Zachary; sister Helen of Indiana and sister Leona of Arizona.
Private services to be held, Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Beryl L. (Crowell) Hock Bielins
June 12, 1911 - October 1, 2007
Beryl Hock Bielins died October 1, 2007 at Peaks Care Center. She was 96.
She was born June 12, 1911 at her Grandmother Crowells in Enders, Nebraska to Leo Crowell and Iva McMullen Crowell.
Her family moved from the North Divide to Wauneta, Nebraska when Beryl was 3 years old; she lived there until she married and moved to Colorado in 1938.
She graduated from Wauneta Rural High School in 1929 with a scholarship to Nebraska Teachers Colleges. She started teaching a Rural School in 1929, attending college in the summertime. She taught 9 terms in Hayes and Chase County Schools, Enders Grade School and one term in Wauneta, Nebraska.
She married Henry Hock of Denver June 12, 1938. Henry died in 1971. They had moved to a farm Southwest of Longmont in 1948.
Beryl continued her college education, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1959 with a Life Certificate to teach in Colorado. She taught in rural schools in the Longmont area. She also received a Master of Arts in 1965 in Special Education from Colorado State College of Education in Greeley (now known as University of Northern Colorado). She taught the last 14 years of her career in Special Education at Columbine School in Longmont. Beryl taught for a total of 34 years. She retired from St. Vrain Valley Schools in 1974.
She had played piano since she was 5 years old and enjoyed playing and teaching piano when ever there was time throughout her teaching career. When she retired, Beryl enjoyed gardening, painting, quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafts.
In 1988, she married John Bielins and enjoyed traveling by train and motor home, spending her winters near Casa Grande, Arizona and Oceanside, California.
Beryl was a member of the Niwot United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years. She helped raise six children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands; a daughter, Elva Joanne Hock on May 2, 1993; two stepsons, Robert D. and Richard S. Hock and a stepdaughter, Winona Bitter on August 19, 1994.
Survivors include her son, Harold C. Hock; a daughter, Wanda Gourley; 10 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and two stepsons, Donald J. Bielins and his wife Joan and Frank A. Bielins and his wife Marriane.
Visitation will be 12-1 PM Friday, October 5, 2007 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service 1 PM Friday, October 5 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Niwot United Methodist Church and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Ramona 'Mama' Gonzalez
May 16, 1914 - April 3, 2005
Ramona “Mama” Gonzalez of Longmont died April 3, 2005 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties Care Center in Louisville. She was 90.
She was born May 16, 1914 in Morovis, Puerto Rico to Isaac and Aqueda (Colon) Vasquez .
She married Marcello Gonzalez in 1939 in New York City.
She was a Practical Nurse for McMahon Children’s Shelter in New York City, retiring in 1976. She came to Longmont in 1989 from New York.
A member of Spirit of Peace Catholic Community in Longmont, Mrs. Gonzalez was also active in many church organizations in New York.
She will be remembered as a giving and loving person who was attentive to her family. She enjoyed traveling, cooking in the Puerto Rican tradition and playing dominos.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 17, 1991, three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Marc Gonzalez of Bloomfield, New Jersey; a daughter, Millie Mourino and her husband John of Longmont; two sisters Cruz Maria and Estel Vasquez both of Puerto Rico and 6 grandchildren, Jane Gonzalez and Jason Gonzalez both of New Jersey, David Mourino of Longmont, Danny Mourino of Denver, Maria Reseigh and her husband Jay of Denver and Marlena Maurino of Kansas City, MO.
Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 PM Tuesday, April 5 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends. Rosary Prayers will be said 7:00 PM Tues. Apr. 5 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection 10:00 AM Wed. Apr. 6 at Spirit of Peace Catholic Community, 1500 Hover Road with Rev. Frank Maroney officiating. Interment Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties or to Homestead Adult Day Care and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501.
Donald Ira Sweany
January 12, 1929 - October 14, 2007
Donald Ira Sweany, 78, of Longmont, died October 14, 2007 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties Care Center in Louisville.
He was born January 12, 1929 in Kidder, Missouri. Donald graduated from Kidder High School and Chillicothe Business School, both in Missouri. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Bonnie Clark in July of 1950. They raised their family in Kansas City, Missouri until 1968 at which time they moved to Boulder, Colorado. They moved from Boulder to Longmont in 2006.
Donald worked for Foster Lumber Company and served as President of the company until he retired in 1983. He then, along with some business partners, built and ran County Line Lumber in Erie.
Don was a member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church. He enjoyed golf, gardening and piloting his Beech Bonanza. He was very much a people person and liked visiting and keeping in touch with old friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Belle (Scott) Sweany; a son, Steven Gregg Sweany and a brother, Lowell Dean Sweany.
Don is survived by his wife Bonnie of Longmont; a son Brian Sweany and his wife Karla of Arvada; granddaughters, Erica Sweany of Astoria, NY, Megan Sweany of Flagstaff, AZ, and Margo Sweany of Boulder, CO; granddaughters, Caitlin Sweany of San Francisco, CA and Lauren Sweany of Denver, CO; niece Susan Sweany and nephew David Sweany both of Kansas City, MO.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 18 at 2:30pm at Rocky Mountain Christian Church with Alan Ahlgrim officiating. Services are provided by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions can be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties or to Rocky Mountain Christian Church and should be sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501.
Donald 'Don' Stalder
October 15, 1907 - September 30, 2007
Donald (Don) Stalder died September 30th at his home in Longmont, CO, fifteen days shy of his 100th birthday. Born October 15th 1907, Don was raised in Humboldt, NE,where he and his bride Betty of nearly 63 years had a thriving farming operation until retiring and moving to Longmont in 1977. He enjoyed sharing coffee and stories with local friends, watching game shows on television which kept his mind sharp, as well as watching many televised sports with his favorite teams being the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, and always a University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan. He will be dearly missed by family and friends who have shared memories about his compassion and how he made a difference in their lives.
Don is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Judith Hamilton, grandson Russ Hamilton, great-grandchildren Ryan and Tonya, daughter-in-law Deatra, two brothers Harry and Charles Stalder, as well as a multitude of extended family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Ulrich and Catherine Stalder, and six brothers (Earl, Floyd, Raymond, Glen, Herald and Gerald Stalder).
Private inurnment Humboldt Cemetery in Humboldt, Nebraska. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to Hospice Care of Boulder & Broomfield Counties (http://hospicecareonline.org/) telephone 303-449-7740.
Donald Victor Frysig
November 14, 1936 - March 17, 2005
Donald Victor Frysig of Longmont, formerly of Lyons died March 17, 2005 at Longmont United Hospital. He was 68.
He was born November 14, 1936 in Wolf Point, Montana to Carl V. and Mary (Donahue) Frysig.
He moved to Lyons in the early 1950s and has resided there since. He graduated from Lyons High School and served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Frysig was active in the stone industry as a quarryman. He left the stone industry and owned and operated a carpet business selling and installing carpet. After he closed down his business, he returned to work in the stone industry.
He will be remembered as an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by three sons, Paul Frysig and his wife Amy of Lyons, Mike Frysig of Indianapolis, Indiana and Chris Stansberry of Longmont; three daughters, Donna Frysig and her children and Peggy Frysig and her children both of Indianapolis, Indiana and Stacy Shell of Longmont; two brothers, John Frysig and Carl Frysig both of Lyons; a sister, Millie Smith of Loveland; a granddaughter, Lillian Frysig and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Sat. Mar. 19 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation will take place at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.