Sheree Ann Ogrodnik
Sheree Ann Ogrodnik, 47, Buena Vista, died May 8, 2003, at her home in Buena Vista.
Ms. Ogrodnik was born Aug. 22, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Charles Garrett and Amanda Alene (Talley) Kosler.
She enjoyed crafts and gardening. She also enjoyed doing missionary work with the 700 Club and the Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.
Ms. Ogrodnik was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her fiancé, Mike Pitcock, Buena Vista; son, Brandon Ogrodnik, Houston, Texas and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Heights Baptist Church, Buena Vista.
Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the Sheree Ogrodnik Memorial Fund through High Country Bank, PO Box 1882, Buena Vista, CO 81211.
Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Helen Ora Davey
Helen Ora Davey, 81, died May 9, 2003, in Salida.
She was born west of Saguache at Spruce Springs on Dec. 2, 1921, to Wilbur Herman Johnson and Margaret Jane Keller Johnson.
She was married to John Lester Davey on Sept. 29, 1946, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Alamosa.
Her passions were caring for her family, cooking breads on her wood burning stove, gathering wood in the mountains and visiting with neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Davey grew up northwest of Saguache on Jacks Creek, with her parents who were in the lumber business.
She was educated in Sag-uache schools and attended Adams State College. She visited their Jacks Creek property at nearly every opportunity throughout her life, where she received great comfort.
During her life with Mr. Davey she provided loving care and support while he operated the family ranch located approximately 8 miles south of Saguache.
Mrs. Davey was involved in public and community organizations including Columbine Girl Scouts, Friday Evening Club, Saguache Study Club and Manitou Foundation.
From 1960-1977, Mr. and Mrs. Davey cared for a total of 72 foster children. Sharon Tweedy, a foster daughter, has remained very close to Mrs. Davey.
She is survived by her children, Allen (Marilyn) Davey, Del Norte, Eric (Faye) Davey, Saguache, Jane Whitten, Center; Everett Davey, Saguache, Sandra (Karl) Foerster, Colorado Springs, Carol (Brian) Saeugling, Littleton and Douglas (Cindy) Davey, Saguache; sisters, Marjorie Pier, Constance Schmittel and Merelyn Schmittel as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, parents and two brothers preceded her in death.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillside Cemetery, Saguache.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Saguache County Ambulance Service.
Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Harry Clyde Walker Jr.
Harry Clyde Walker, Jr., 81, Buena Vista, died May 13, 2003, in his home in Buena Vista, among family members.
Mr. Walker was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Ulysses, Kan., to Harrison (Harry) Walker and Anna Myrtle Josanna Jarvis.
He grew up in Grant County, Kan., where he graduated from the Ulysses school system and attended Garden City Junior College.
Mr. Walker married his high school sweetheart, E. Virginia Hampton, Aug. 5, 1945. They began their family and enjoyed many productive years working in agriculture.
Retaining their farmland in Kansas, the Walker family moved to Coaldale in 1961, where they bought a ranch on Cottonwood Creek. As his family grew, Mr. Walker worked for Ryan & Sons Construction Co. at Climax Mine, Leadville.
After neck and back surgeries, he devoted many years to the development and management of Hidden Valley & Campground, Coaldale.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker re-turned to Ulysses, Kan. in 1985 after selling their home and business to pursue family and farming interests. He returned to Colorado in 1995, after Mrs. Walker’s death, living in Buena Vista his remaining years.
In Buena Vista, he enjoyed special luncheon friends at Jan’s Restaurant and frequent visits to Cripple Creek casinos with his friends.
Mr. Walker loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, farming and ranching; but above all else, spending time with his family.
He was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kan. He was a 4-H leader in Kansas and Coaldale.
Mr. Walker is survived by son, Terry P. Walker, Manhattan, Kan.; daughter, Marcia L. Walker, Montrose; son, Mark (Charlotte) Walker, Fairplay; daughters, Tonya (James L.) Heiny, Montrose; Beth L. (Roger) Short, Torrington, Wyo. and Brenda K. Walker, Ulysses, Kan.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; daughter-in-law and five brothers.
Private cremation was held. Graveside service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses, Kan.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Runyan Mortuary.
Edward Lee Sigmier
Edward Lee Sigmier, 84, formerly of Poncha Springs, died May 20, 2003, in The Woodlands, Texas.
He was born Oct. 11, 1918, in Tulsa, Okla.
Mr. Sigmier was a retired American Airlines captain with 35 years service and was an accomplished chromatic harmonica player.
His first wife, Jimmie, preceded him in death.
Mr. Sigmier is survived by his second wife, Joan of The Woodlands, Texas; daughters, Cheryl Sigmier, Susan O’Quinn and husband, Dale and Ashley Wolf and husband, Rick; step-children, Valerie and Jeff Bohl and Russell Phifer; brother, Robert Sigmier and wife, Pat; grandchildren, Brad Burnett, Tracey Bailey, Brooke Rhodes, Tiffany O’Quinn, Lindsey O’Quinn, Jamie Swei-gart, Aaron Wolf, Jared Wolf, Kalian Sweigart, Leah Wolf, Joel Wolf, Mark Wolf, Hannah Wolf, and Brad Wolf; step-grandchildren, Kelle Bohl, Cassi Bohl and Jessica Phifer and great-grandchildren, Kira Burnett and Marissa Burnett.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. today at Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, Texas, and from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis, Arlington, Texas. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Arl-ington, Texas.
People are invited to leave a written tribute for the family on the website at www.cash nerfunerals.com.
William ‘Bill’ Keith Jr.
William “Bill” Keith Jr., 43, died May 7, 2003.
He was born in Denver in 1959.
He is survived by his mother, Jeannine Chelf (Frank), Salida; father, Bill Keith, Sr., (A.J.), Denver; brother, Jeff Keith (Denise) and nephews of Lakewood.
Private services were held.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Wishing Well, 456 Bannock, Denver, CO 80204.
Ruth Elizabeth Wareham
Ruth Elizabeth Wareham, 99, Salida, died May 20, 2003, at Anna Marie’s Personal Care Boarding Home.
Mrs. Wareham was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, to John and Linnie (Todd) Cooper.
She married Frank Wareham July 10, 1935, in Price, Utah.
Mrs. Wareham was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her step-son, Harry (Ruth) Wareham, Colorado Springs; step-daughter, Clara (Kenneth) Devlin, Bloomer, Wisc.; brothers, Coleman (Mollie) Cooper, Coaldale and Noel Cooper, Salida; sisters, Cora (Paul) Van Dyke, Coaldale; Catherine Smith, Evansville, Wyo. and Margory Broome, Coaldale and four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wareham was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wareham; brother, Main Cooper and sister, Bertha Campbell.
It was Mrs. Wareham’s request that cremation take place and no services be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Brian Elwood Heister
Brian Elwood Heister, Romeo, died at home May 19, 2003.
He was born July 21, 1945.
Mr. Heister lived in Salida until the late 1950s. He moved to Grand Junction and later to Romeo.
He was involved in the construction business and for the last years he had Valley Feed and Hardware in Romeo.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie, Romeo; daughters, Carmen Taylor and Chantel Heister; son, Kurt Heister, all of Grand Junction; sister, Judy Martinez, Trinidad; sister, Karen Binkley, Grand Junction and numerous relatives in Salida.
No services are planned at this time.
Wyvne Z. Kennedy
Wyvne Z. Kennedy, 80, died May 25, 2003, in Amarillo, Texas.
Mrs. Kennedy was born Dec. 27, 1922, to Albert and Mary (Parker) Brewer in Grayburg, Texas.
She married Cletus Kenn-edy Sr., in Beaumont, Texas, in 1945 and moved to Salida in 1955 from Dumas, Texas.
Mrs. Kennedy was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She loved crocheting, knitting, movies, reading and all sports. She was a member of the Salida Women’s Softball League.
Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletus and brothers, Henry, Malcom, Charlie and Albert Brewer.
She is survived by sons, Cletus (Faye) Kennedy Jr., Cañon City and Robert (Nita) Kennedy, Amarillo, Texas; daughter, Sharon Rust, Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, John Kennedy, Wyvne Post, Chris Rust, Shawna Rust, Amy Rust, Chris Kennedy, Stephen Kennedy, Chris Pilgrim, Shera Pitt and Holly Vanderbush and great-grandchildren, Tyler Kennedy, Sammuel Pitt, Marshal Pitt, Aden Vanderbush, Abigail Vanderbush, Dean Vanderbush, Cole Pilgrim and Drake Pilgrim.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Services are set for 9 a.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Eleanor Mitchell Tuttle
Eleanor Mitchell Tuttle, 100, died May 20, 2003.
She was born Nov. 28, 1902, in Birdseye (Clinton), Utah, to James Archibald and Lillie Fillmore Mitchell.
She married Lawrence Elliott Tuttle May 24, 1927, in Payson, Utah. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1981.
As a child, her family moved to Payson, where she attended elementary, junior high and high school, where she was on the debate team.
She worked as an operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Co., where she retired as a supervisor.
Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Tuttle was active in community affairs. She enjoyed several women’s clubs and was a master bridge player.
Her beautiful gardens were a great source of pride and enjoyment. She was always a gracious hostess, a good cook, and loved to entertain. She was a member of the LDS Church.
Mrs. Tuttle is survived by her children; Mrs. Rex (Joan) Lewis, Provo, Utah and Gene (Diane) Tuttle, Salida; five grandchildren, six more grandchildren in her extended family and numerous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 E. Center Street, Provo, Utah. Interment was in East Lawn Memorial Hills.
Gloria E. Chance (DeLuca)
Gloria E. Chance (DeLuca), 71, died May 20, 2003, at her home in Watauga, Texas.
She was born in Salida April 11, 1932.
She married Gorman Chance Jr. June 12, 1954. In June 1967, they moved to Fort Worth, where they raised their four children.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gorman Chance, Jr.; children, Gorman Chance III, Ginger Witt, Geri Honeycutt and Gay Chance; grandchildren, Steven Rey-nolds, Gorman Chance IV, April Witt and Jacqueline Honeycutt; great-grandchild, Nadja Hathcoat Chance and sisters, Ruth DeLuca, Donna DeLuca and Janet DeLuca.
No services were held.
Arrangements were with Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel, Watauga, Texas.
Wayne A. Young
Wayne A. Young, 79, lifetime Salida resident, died May 28, 2003, at Columbine Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Young was born April 27, 1924, in Salida, to Dale and Clara (Goddard) Young.
He was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 808. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ascension Episcopal Church.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Young served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II from June 1943 until April 1946.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Geraldine Young.
Mr. Young is survived by his brother, Robert (Elizabeth) Young, Pueblo; nephews, Bob (Cynthia) Young, Berthoud and Steve Young, Greeley and great nieces, Tia Young and Tiffany Hartley.
Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Fair-view Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Kenneth Lee Nance
Kenneth Lee Nance died Oct. 30, 2003, in his home in Badger Creek Ranch near Hartsel from lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 11, 1930, to parents Bob and Marion Nance and he was raised in Pueblo.
Mr. Nance served in the Marines during the Korean War.
He worked and retired in the communications field as a technician for Mountain Bell and AT&T.
He married Shirley Mae Anderson May 29, 1980.
Mr. Nance was a member of the Jaycees in Leadville and a student teacher with the Congregational United Church of Christ, Buena Vista.
They have lived in the Buena Vista area for the last 18 years.
Mr. Nance is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Chris Bettendorf, Colorado Springs; sons, Bob Nance, Monument and David Nance, Portland, Ore.; daughter, Sue Sawyer, Falcon; stepdaughter, Johanna Thompson, Brockton, Mass.; stepson, Paul Nason, Council Bluffs, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Runyan Mortuary, Buena Vista.
Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Buena Vista.
Joyce J. DeLuca
Joyce J. DeLuca, 84, a Salida resident since 1969, died Nov. 3, 2003, at Columbine Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Ardmore, Okla., to John and Georgie (O’Mullens) Murphy.
Mrs. DeLuca married Gregory DeLuca in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1965.
During World War II she worked for the Douglas Aircraft Defense Plant in Oklahoma City.
She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, American Association of Retired Persons, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society and Helping Hands.
Mrs. DeLuca is survived by her sons, Jack DeLuca, Salida and Ronnie Murphy, Fort Collins; nephew, John (Roberta) Ingram, Guthrie, Okla. and special friends, Tom and Linda Naccarato, Grand Junction.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gregory DeLuca and sister, Leah Ingram.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Developmental Opportunities through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Funeral notice: Joyce J. DeLuca
Mass of the Christian Burial for Joyce J. DeLuca was held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Fr. Henry Grodecki, C.M., officiated. Organist was Georgianna Smith and musical selections were “On Eagles’ Wings,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Joyful, Joyful.”
Pallbearers were Tom Naccarato, Josh Zortman, Rick Papp, Dave DeLuca, Vince Marchase and Mike Bowers.
Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Murphy, Jack DeLuca, Alvin Worden and Leonard Post.
Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Nora Elizabeth Arevalo
Nora Elizabeth Arevalo died Oct. 24, 2003, at her home in Vancouver, Wash., after a long illness.
She lived with her daughter, Frances Robinette, who cared for her the last several years of her life.
She was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Arizona to William F. Owens and Belle Owens.
Ms. Arevalo was of the Catholic faith. She was an honorary member of the Monarch Quilters and was a seamstress.
Survivors include son, William L. Pruitt (Marlene), Crestone; daughter, Frances Robinette (William), Vancouver; stepmother, Mary E. Owens, Salida; sister, Mary A. Moore (Jim), Villa Grove; grandchildren, Cindy, Dorinda, Holly and Frankie and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Minnie; ex-husband, Frank Arevalo and niece, Barscha Richey.
Cremation was chosen and her ashes will rest in Villa Grove Cemetery.
Elmer Richard Fowler
Elmer Richard Fowler, 89, Salida, died Nov. 9, 2003, at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Fowler was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Lamar, to Harvey and Laura Bell (Amrine) Fowler.
He has been a resident of Salida since 1957 and a resident of Chaffee County most of his life.
Mr. Fowler married Florence Marie Webb Jan. 29, 1941, in Kansas.
He served from 1942-45 during World War II and earned the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal while serving in North Africa and Europe.
Mr. Fowler was a heavy equipment operator most of his life and retired in 1977. He was instrumental in the development of the county including the airport, fairgrounds and forest service access roads.
He was involved in building Sky Valley Ranch and numerous log homes in the area.
Mr. Fowler was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for more than 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, four-wheeling and traveling.
Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chester Fowler and sisters, Crystal Rabben and Rosemary Fowler.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Fowler, Salida; sons, Richard Fowler, Ouray; Leo-nard (Anna Lee) Fowler, Loveland; Jim Fowler, Salida; Marty Fowler, Denver and Harry (Sue) Fowler, Loveland; daughters, Marie (Larry) LaVassauer, Southgate, Mich.; Maurine Irwin, Salida and Linda (Rick) Martinez, Loveland; brothers, Clarence (Bonnie) Fowler, Salida; George (Mary) Fowler, Craig; Don (Mary) Fowler, Pueblo and Kenneth (Nola) Fowler, Pueblo; sisters, Ellen Hoffman, Denver; Agnes Gingery, Kalispell, Mont.; Ada Bell Manpel, Grand Junction and Margaret Nolan, Littleton; sister-in-law, Donna Fowler, Poncha Springs; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.
Funeral Notice: Funeral services for Elmer Richard Fowler were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Rev. Rick Casteel officiated.
Several selections from a Michael Martin Murphey CD were played.
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held their flag presentation ceremonies.
Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.