June 27, 1942 - April 5, 2005
Steve Green of Longmont died April 5, 2005 at Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville. He was 62.
He was born June 27, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Richard Harland and Isabelle Helen (Dieleman) Green. He moved to Longmont in 1944 from Nebraska.
Mr. Green graduated from Longmont High School and then attended Lamar Junior College for 2 years.
He worked as a salesman in office supplies and at Green’s Hallmark Stationery Store. He also owned and operated “Dancing Eagle," a rental property management company, with his sister. He took an early retirement in 1994.
Mr. Green was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church where he was an usher and a member of the Masons. He loved to work with the Boulder County Fair and Rodeo in Longmont where he handled most of the radio advertising and enjoyed escorting the current Miss Colorado to the center ring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Isabelle Green.
He is survived by his sister, Carol Dineen and her husband Jim of Lakewood and Tucson, AZ; two nephews, Tim Hiatt and Jon Hiatt; four nieces, Lon a lee Hoogland, Sherri Havell, Janette Watson and Caren Hiatt; 15 great nieces and nephews; 6 1/2 great-great-nephews and niece; an aunt, Ruth Dorr of Longmont; an uncle, Frank McLean of Sun Lakes, AZ and a cousin, Helen Ludvik and her husband George of Omaha.
Visitation 4-6 PM Mon. Apr. 11 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends. Funeral Service 1 PM Tues April 12 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Max Bailey officiating. A reception will follow services at the church. Interment Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Neurofibromatosis Foundation and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501.
Dema G. Forsyth
November 30, 1917 - June 24, 2007
Dema Gregory Forsyth, 89, was welcomed into Heaven on June 24, 2007.
She was born November 30, 1917, in Steelville, Missouri, to Clark and Rilla Gregory. When she was four, the family moved to southeastern Colorado and she graduated from Fountain HS in 1935. While attending Colorado A&M (now CSU) in Ft. Collins, Colorado, she met and married Dean Forsyth on May 19, 1939. In 1941, they moved to LaJunta, Colorado, where Dean managed the Wiswell Creamery for 10 years. They moved to the Longmont area in 1952, began their dairy business, the Guerndean Guernsey Farm, and operated it for the next 37 years. In 1988, they retired and moved to Windsor, Colorado.
Dema was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a 4-H leader for 20 years, and a member of the Burlington Cemetery Association, Colorado Dairyettes, the St. Vrain Pioneers Association, and the Volunteers Home Extension Club. She was active in the women’s groups of the Longmont United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church of Windsor. She was also active in the community of Windsor as a member of the committee to build the new recreation center. During her activities with the seniors’ group she loved sharing good jokes with her friends.
Dema will be remembered for her quick smile, sunny disposition and devotion to helping everyone around her. Her positive attitude touched everyone who met her. She taught by example through attending college classes into her 80s, and passed on her passion for reading and poetry to her grandchildren. To her family she leaves a legacy of progressive and forward thinking with continual learning and personal growth. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Dema was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, a son, a sister, and 4 brothers.
She is survived by 4 daughters: Kathie and Frank Platt of Bern, Kansas, Kay and Gordon Hills of Longmont, Beth and Alex August of Aptos, California, Janet Zweegman of Brighton; and 1 son, Lyle and Pat of Lake Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2007 at First United Methodist of Windsor, 11:00 a.m. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Donations may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, the Windsor United Methodist Church, or the Windsor Senior Center, in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
April 11, 1937 - June 8, 2007
Dianna Harris of Boulder passed away June 8, 2007 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties Care Center. She was 70.
She was born April 11, 1937 in Endicott, NY to James T. and Helen (Novitski) Eckenrode.
She worked for 38 years in the business office of Boulder Community Hospital.
She enjoyed wood-working and carpentry. She will be remembered as a loving mother and excellent grand-mother.
She is survived by one son Michael Kocik of Boulder; one daughter Christine Harris and her fiancé Luke Beam of Boulder; one brother Dennis Eckenrode of Endicott, NY; two grand-children Tyler and Dianna; and one niece Jodi Eckenrode of Loveland.
Memorial service will be held Thursday June 14, 2007 3 PM at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jackie Hibbard officiating. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Memorial Contributions can be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and sent c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Edward J. Befus
December 12, 1926 - June 11, 2007
Edward J. Befus of Longmont, Colorado died June 11, 2007. He was 80.
He was born December 12, 1926 in Longmont, Colorado to Pete R. Befus and Amelia Befus (Litzenberger).
He moved around a lot as a child with his parents who started and participated in several business adventures. Which included farming, four different restaurants, auto repair shop, a liquor store and a bowling alley. When Ed was old enough he helped in the running of the Longmont liquor store and bowling alley on 3rd and Main.
He was an excellent bowler and fisherman. He held the high average of 300 for five years and was on a number of winning teams for several years. He could have been a professional golfer, according to several local golf instructors, but he only wanted to play for fun.
He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and severed two-tour duties during World War II. He served on the S.S.S. Suisun a refueling ship for seaplanes along with carrying ammunitions and torpedoes, which made for a good target for the Japanese. While in the Navy he also became a good boxer.
Upon returning from the Navy he married Beverly Woolley on December 23, 1946 in Denver, Colo., moved to their home in Longmont on 2nd and Sherman. Giving birth to three children. In 1957 he got divorced and moved to 3rd and Francis where he lived for 37 years.
He enjoyed working on the yard and liked to grow vegetables in his little garden when his health would allow it. He was always upset when the raccoons would eat all his corn. But determined every year to grow corn, he’d come up with different ways to keep the raccoons out, but they were always one step ahead of him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one younger sister, Evelyn Mae Befus who died in infancy.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Befus and wife P.J. of Longmont and Kent Befus of Longmont; a daughter-in-law, Jan Befus; a daughter, Marsha Williams and husband Sandy Williams of Lyons, CO; four grandchildren, Callie Schimmel and husband Jay of Delphi, Indiana, Aimie Mroz and husband Jeff of Indianapolis, Indiana, Karrie Conilogue and husband John of Niwot, Rusty Befus and wife Tracy of Longmont, eight great-grandchildren, Anna, Alec, Noah, Jordan, April, John, Max and Sam and one great-great- grandchild, Jamie.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at the grave site at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 14, 2007. Interment Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel
Elwood 'Ed' Steiner
May 22, 1938 - June 24, 2007
Elwood "Ed" Steiner of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., formerly of Longmont, died June 24, 2007 at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was 69.
Ed was born May 22, 1938 in Ft. Collins, CO to Elwood and Verdie Viola (Johnson) Steiner.
He graduated from Longmont High School in 1957.
Ed joined the Colorado National Guard in Longmont in 1955. He enlisted in the United States Navy in1958 and was honorably discharged on May 31, 1962.
On May 20, 1961 he married Anetta Parker in Longmont, living here until 1993 when they moved to Lovell, Wyoming and then to Pine Bluffs in 2000.
Ed had a 20-plus year career as a maintenance machinist at Rocky Flats retiring in 1992. He worked five years for Hawkins and Powers Aviation in Greybull, Wyoming, and recently summers for the Town of Pine Bluffs.
He attended Pine Bluffs Baptist Church and was a member of American Legion Post 0017.
He was active with his son’s in the Boy Scouts and with the Skyline High School Booster Club. Ed enjoyed tinkering with cars and fixing things.
He was preceded in death by his Father, a son Terry Wayne Steiner in 1988 and a grandson Steven John Steiner in 1990.
Ed is survived by his wife Anetta of Pine Bluffs, two sons Rocky Steiner and his wife Elizabeth of Denver and Scott Steiner of Lovell, Wyoming, his mother Vie Steiner Boatsman of Grand Junction, CO, two brothers, Doug Steiner and his wife Jan of Grand Junction and Rev. Ted Boatsman and his wife Joyce of Anchorage, Alaska, three grandchildren Abi, Julia and Michael, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, family members will be present to greet friends. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Friday, June 29 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.
Erika Keyo Weaver
May 22, 1974 - June 18, 2007
Erika Keyo Weaver of Brighton, CO, died June 18, 2007. She was born to Bruce and Keyo Ross, May 22, 1974, and grew up in Lawrenceville, NJ. Erika graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Eckerd College. She moved to Nebraska to take her first position as a zookeeper at the Grand Island Heritage Zoo. There she fell in love with a fellow zookeeper, Tom Weaver, and they were married on May 7, 1999, in St. Petersburg, FL. She worked as a zookeeper in the aviary of Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay until they moved to Colorado. Erika joined the Denver Dumb Friends League, reflecting her love for animals. In 2004, Erika accepted a position at the Denver Zoo, where she worked as a zookeeper in the large mammals section.
Since childhood, Erika had felt a close bond with warm-blooded animals. Erika and Tom’s house was a domestic surrogate for their professional lives as a caring home for large animals (horses and large dogs), a way station for stray cats to be neutered and released, and a habitat for reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Erika’s first priority, whether it was at the zoo or at home, was for the well-being of the animals under her care. Every living being touched by Erika was blessed in a unique and loving way.
Erika is survived by her husband, Tom, her father and mother of Longmont, CO, her brother, Brian of New York City, her uncles, Ted Smith of Denver, and Robert Ross of Tura Beach, Australia, her mother-in-law, Bobbie Weaver of Grand Island, NE, her father-in-law, David Weaver of Shreveport, LA, and her grandmother, Topsy Evans. She will be sorely missed by those many family and friends, both human and animal, who shared her passion for life.
A celebration of her life will be held at 7 PM on Friday, June 22, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter St, Denver, CO. Informal and colorful attire is encouraged.
Floyd B. Baker
September 21, 1928 - June 27, 2007
Floyd B. Baker, 78, of Longmont died June 27, 2007 at Longmont United Hospital.
He was born September 21, 1928 in California.
Floyd graduated from University of Southern California and received his PhD from the University of New Mexico.
He served in the US Navy.
Floyd married Dixie Edwards on July 16, 1976 in Amarillo, TX.
He was a chemist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 26 years before moving to Colorado and working at Rocky Flats until his retirement in 1994.
Floyd was a member of Longs Peak United Methodist Church, the Elks Club and the American Legion. He was an avid golfer and a ranger at Twin Peaks Golf course.
He enjoyed camping and was an excellent gardener, especially raising wonderful roses.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Dixie; three children through his former marriage, Denise Baker of Phoenix, AZ, Pamela Gardner and husband Thad of Portland, OR, Kevin Baker and wife Marcia of Phoenix; three step-children Beverly Sears and husband Jim of Rosewell, GA, Roger Edwards and wife Bennie of Amarillo, TX and Teresa Britton and husband John of Amarillo, TX; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday June 30 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Longs Peak United Methodist Church Building Fund or to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
June 28, 2007
RODRIGUEZ-GONZALEZ, Hector, 23, of Longmont, passed away June 28, 2007 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties Care Center in Louisville. Mass of the Resurrection 11 AM Fri. Jul. 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Inez Selma Virginia Murphy
June 18, 1920 - June 6, 2007
Inez Selma Virginia Murphy passed away on June 6, 2007 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield counties in Louisville, Colorado. She was 86. She was born June 18, 1920 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Charles Johnson and Hilda (Hillstrom) Johnson.
She graduated from Litchfield High School Litchfield, Minnesota in 1936, and graduated from Abbott Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nursing Corps where she was stationed in the Philippines during WW II.
She married Robert E. Murphy on October 2, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1966 they moved to Boulder and to Longmont in 1982. She was a homemaker and mother.
She was a member First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Longmont, where she was a Stephen Minister, she was a member of several Church Choirs, a Sunday School teacher, and was active in the women’s organizations of the church.
She volunteered at Meals on Wheels, in the Boulder Valley School District as a tutor, and with Hospice, she was a Girl Scout leader, and Youth leader. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, cake decorating, flower arranging, and loved to be outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband Robert E. Murphy of Boulder; one son John Murphy and his wife Rose of Erie; two daughters Diane Foote and her husband Jim of Boulder, Sue Parten and her husband Craig of Larkspur Colorado; one sister Helena Germain of Minneapolis, Minnesota; seven grandchildren Darshaun, Jennifer, Kevin, Sean, Daniel, Katy, and Mark; two great-grandchildren Sapphira and Gavin..
Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Friday June 8, 2007 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday June 9, 2007 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church 803 3rd Ave Longmont, Interment Ryssby Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the ELCA: World Relief and HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.