From Larimer County, Colorado:
Memorial for Weldon set for Thursday
Robert K. Weldon, of Loveland, died on Sunday, at the Sierra Vista Health Care Center. He was 90 years old.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 , at the Allnutt Hunter Chapel. Rev. Harvey Ruegsegger of First Christian Church will officiate. Cremation will be conducted.
Mr. Weldon was born on Jan. 22, 1911, in Loveland, to John Hasler and Bessie (Keeler) Weldon. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1929 and from CSU in 1933.
Mr. Weldon began his career with the Park Service in Arkansas at Hot Springs National Park in 1934. From 1935 until 1938, he was a forester in the Soil Conservation Service in Kentucky and Tennessee. He then served again with the Park Service at Mammoth Cave, Yellowstone and Mount Rainier National Park.
During World War II, he was an officer in the 10th Mountain Division and served two years in Italy with a special mountain warfare detachment attached to the British 8th Army.
A former resident of Estes Park, in 1966 Mr. Weldon moved back to the ranch which was homesteaded by his family in 1872 in Loveland.
He loved fly fishing, gardening, hiking, photography and spending time outdoors.
Mr. Weldon was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Mr. Weldon was preceded in death by two brothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Bernice, of Loveland; his son, Forrest H. Weldon, of Gustavus, Alaska.; his daughter and son-in-law, Caron and Garland Young, of Helena, Mont.; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dan Hutcherson, of Loveland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Association or the National Parks Conservation Association, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.
Clayton King, 63, of Estes Park and Ste. Genevieve, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
King was born on Dec. 24, 1938, in St. Louis, Mo.
He had been employed at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., prior to his retirement.
Survivors include one sister, Ruth, and his best friend, Rhoades Schroeder.
A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, located at Valley Rd. and West Elkhorn Ave. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo.
Robert C. Thomas
Robert C. Thomas, 75, of Glen Haven died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Poudre Valley Hospital.
Thomas was born on Nov. 29, 1926 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Clair Cline Thomas and Velma (Bennett) Thomas.
Thomas received his master’s degree in industrial arts from Colorado State College in 1962. He married Ruth Harrington in Henderson, Nev., on Oct. 12, 1963.
He was a high school teacher, teaching industrial arts classes as well as anthropology. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Thomas built his cabin in Glen Haven in 1956 and, after retiring in 1976, lived there full time. He loved woodworking and boating.
He was a member of the V.F.W., the National Rifle Association and the Glen Haven Association Board.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Alice Haas.
Survivors include his wife Ruth of Glen Haven; sons Steven Thomas of Henderson, Nev., David Harrington of Las Vegas, Nev., and Timothy Harrington of Henderson, Nev.; daughter Rebecca Lorenz of Glen Haven; sister Barbara Thomas-Hunter of Henderson, Nev.; nephews Craig Burgwardt and Kent Burgwardt of Estes Park and Rocky Hill, Conn., respectively; niece Connie Odgers of Henderson, Nev.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Glen Haven Community Building with Rev. Scott Weber officiating.
Contributions may be made to the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.
Sarah "Scat" Winter, a former resident of Estes Park, died in Florida on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002.
Winter was born on April 15, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Thomas Levitt and Jennie Davidson Levitt. On Feb. 1, 1954, she married Philip Winter in Minneapolis, Minn.
She and her husband owned and operated the M.C.C.A Mail Forwarding Service in Estes Park. She was a member of the Estes Park Summer Residents Association.
Winter was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Jane Winter-Lawson, and by her two brothers.
Services will take place on Friday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of the Rockies. Burial will follow at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow at the Timberline Restaurant.
Contributions may be made to the Friends of the Estes Park Library in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, Colo., 80517.
Helen R. Lasson
Helen R. Lasson, 87, died Feb. 12, 2004, at a Loveland nursing home.
Helen R. Dufty was born July 5, 1916, in Tingley, Iowa to Herbert and Julia C. (Ambrosier) Dufty. She graduated from Deaconess Evangelical School of Nursing in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1937. She had a career as a private duty nurse.
She married Leon “Duke” Lasson on Feb. 3, 1940, in Marshalltown. She moved to Loveland in 1991 from Chiefland, Fla. While in Loveland, she was a member of the United Methodist Church and she enjoyed crafts, playing bingo and cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading.
Her husband preceded her in death in August of 1991. Sisters Florence Demling and Loretta Cheney and brother Horton Dufty also preceded her in death.
A son, Lee Lasson and his wife Sandy of Glen Haven and grandchildren Tony and Cassie Lasson of Glen Haven survive her.
A memorial service was held Feb. 16 in the Loveland Good Samaritan Village Chapel with pastor Wes Pixler officiating. Graveside services and interment are Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Chiefland Cemetery.
Kibby-Fishburn Funeral Home of Loveland is in charge of the arrangements.
Jack Seybold, 86, of Estes Park died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Prospect Park Living Center.
John R. Seybold was born March 4, 1917, in Fort Morgan, Colo., to John R. Seybold, Sr. and Loua Steinmetz Seybold. At age three his family moved to Estes Park. He grew up in the Beaver Point area of town and graduated from Estes Park High School. He served in the United States Navy for four years during World War II and was stationed at Norfolk, Va. He was active in constructing the canyon roads and blasting and securing the walls on Highways 34 and 36. He married Jeanne Gray of Estes Park on Dec. 31, 1937. He owned the Texaco service station on Elkhorn Avenue for about 20 years. He especially enjoyed visiting with the young men who visited the station, which was next to the old high school. Some of those young men worked at the station and were guests in the Seybold home. The Estes Park Library is now located on the site of the station. Seybold then went to work at Rocky Mountain National Park and was maintenance director at Hidden Valley. During his earlier years, he was active in American Legion Post 119 and was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. He was a volunteer fireman in Estes Park for 25 years. He loved Estes Park, the wildlife, and discovering Indian artifacts near his family’s home by Old Man Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jeanne, a son James, granddaughter Marcie, and sister Eileen Rockwell.
His daughter Lynne Braun of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Dianne Seybold of Estes Park; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him.
A graveside funeral took place at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens on Feb. 17. Memorial contributions may be made to The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
To view the online obituary and sign the guest book, see www.allnutt.com
Erma Nell Crowley
Erma Nell Crowley, 90, died Feb. 4, 2004, in Mesa, Ariz.
Erma Crowley was born Oct. 16, 1913, on a farm near Lawson, Mo., to Charles and Effie (Mellon) Crowley. She was the fourth of seven children.
After high school, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she attended the McGregor School of Cosmetology. She worked as a beautician for several years in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and the Kansas City area before going to work in Tucson, Ariz., in 1944.
From there, she moved to Torrington and Casper, Wyo., and Johnstown, Colo., where she owned beauty salons. She moved to Estes Park in 1946 where she owned several salons, including For Beauty’s Sake. All told, Crowley had been a beautician for over 67 years. As a hairstylist, she devoted her life to creating beauty. She will be missed by her many friends and family.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel D. Trout and Leta P. McCullough, and one brother, Joseph W. Crowley.
She is survived by two sisters, E. Blanche Vermillion of Mesa, Ariz., and Dorothy Jean Collins of Tigard, Ore., a brother, J. Harold Crowley of Mesa; nieces, Joyce E. Crowley of Denver and Rebecca (Collins) Stacey of Round Rock, Texas; nephews Donald J. Crowley of Warren, R.I.; Ed McCullough of Excelsior Springs, David C. Vermillion of Mesa and Bruce Crowley of Estes Park.
Graveside services were held Feb. 10, at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens in Estes Park. Allnutt Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Rebecca “Reba” Hull Estes
Rebecca “Reba” Hull Estes, 92, died Jan. 19, 2004, in Emeryville, Calif.
Rebecca Hull was born in Neck City, Mo., on Oct. 12, 1911. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Central State Teachers’ College in Edmond, Okla., and she taught in the Oklahoma City school system for 30 years.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority, and a past president of the Oklahoma Poetry Society. Her interest was teaching young children and instilling in them a love of learning.
She also loved nature, especially the mountains. She first came to Estes Park in 1946 as the summer director of the young children’s program at the YMCA of the Rockies. She fell in love with the area. The family has maintained a summer home in Estes Park for over 30 years.
Following her retirement from teaching in 1972, she enjoyed working at the Macdonald Book Shop where she was in charge of the children’s section.
Her husband of 72 years, Lloyd, preceded her in death in 2001. Her sister, Gail Crosby and brother Barton Hull also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Beverly Estes of Emeryville; a sister Ann Gross of Tulsa, Okla., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Jan. 24, in Oklahoma City with interment in the Moore City Cemetery. A memorial service was held Feb. 12 at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to the Estes Park Public Library Children’s Program or the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation.