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Plaut, Owen, Stanford, Kurrle, Robertson, Kaufman

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2008, at 12:24 p.m.

From Larimer County, Colorado:

Summer resident died in California
Lois Ellen Plaut, a longtime summer resident of Estes Park, died on Thursday, June 21 [2001], at her home in La Jolla, Calif.
Born in Rome, N.Y., in 1912, she graduated from Syracuse University and later from Yale with a degree in nursing.
In 1938, she married Dr. Jules Plaut. After World War II, the couple moved to Claremont, Calif., where they lived until 1970. Mrs. Plaut spent her summers in Estes Park for the past 40 years and loved to entertain. She was also a member of the Summer Residentís Association.
Survivors include: her son, Peter, from Dallas; her daughter, Alison, from Sacramento, Calif.; her daughter, Margaret, of Encinitas, Calif.; along with five grandchildren and her cat.
Memorial contributions may be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
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Virginia Owen
Virginia Owen, 87, died in her Allenspark home on Dec. 8, 2001.
Born in Topeka, Kan. Oct. 23, 1914 to August Wahl and Josephine (Clarke) Wahl, Owen worked at Southwestern Bell in Topeka for over 34 years as a secretary to the vice president and general manager.
After she moved to Allenspark in 1974, she worked at the Wild Basin Lodge and Rothís Family Restaurant gift shop. She also volunteered at Prospect Park Living Center.
Owen graduated from Topeka High School and went on to marry Bernard Lee Owen on Nov. 25, 1937 in Ottawa, Kan. He died Sept. 11, 1944.
She was a member of St. James on the Mount Episcopal Church and the Hilltop Guild where she served several years as president. She was also a member of the Allenspark Community Church where she had served on the church board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister.
Survivors include her daughter Carol Ann Willis and her husband Warren of Lynchburg, Va.; daughter Kathy Smerchek and her husband Gene of Allenspark; sister Betty Nixon and her husband Nick of Monument, Colo.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A service will be held Monday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Allenspark Community Church. Rev. Rex Roth will officiate.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Estes Valley in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, Co. 80517.

Cornelia Stanford
Cornelia Edwards Stanford of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Estes Park, Colo. passed away Dec. 6, 2001 in Scottsdale.
Stanford was born on January 11, 1902 to A.D. and Mary Washburn in Topeka, Kan. She moved to Kansas City, Kan. where she married J. Renz Edwards in 1921. They owned the F. S. Edwards Tobacco Co.
She was the founder and first president of the Service League which became the Junior League of Kansas City, Kan. During World War II she was Captain of the Red Cross Motor Corps and was active in many charitable activities. She began spending the summers in Estes Park in the 1930s, staying at the Elkhorn Lodge. She was a member of the Summer Residentís Association in the 1950s.
She spent the winters in Arizona for the past 20 years and eventually made that her permanent home.
J. Renz Edwards preceded her in death in 1949. She married Vernon "Bing" Smith, who also preceded her in death. And, she married Dave Stanford who also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son Renz Edwards and daughter-in-law Mary Edwards, both of Estes Park and Scottsdale; her daughter, Phyllis Edwards of Scottsdale; son, Frank Edwards, and daughter-in-law, Mary, of Scottsdale; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including locally: granddaughter, Shauna Duell and her husband Craig and their children Taylor and Jordan; her step-son Gad Smith his wife Jean, and their daughter Katherine Kross and husband Kevin; and step-daughter-in-law Beverly Stanford.
A service will be held Jan.12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale. She will be interred in Kansas City, Kan. at a later date.
Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Thana Lane Kurrle
Thana Lane Kurrle of Pinewood Springs died Nov. 24, 2001 in Tucson, Ariz.
A long-time resident of Estes Park and Pinewoods Springs, she and her husband Charles "Buzz" Kurrle operated the Taffy Shop with her parents for many years.
Kurrle attended school in Dallas, Texas, Estes Park and Boulder, Colo. She also spent several winters studying Spanish at the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
She married Charles "Buzz" Kurrle of Boulder in 1967 in Estes Park.
Kurrle is survived by her husband, Charles "Buzz" Kurrle" of Pinewood Springs and her mother, Lavona Slack of Estes Park.
As she wished, no services will be held, but the family asks that you "remember her indomitable spirit."

Julie Robertson
Julie Robertson, 54, died at her Estes Park home Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, surrounded by her family. Julie Ann Hansberger was born April 13, 1952, in Worthington, Minn. to Dale and Agnes (Hovland) Hansberger.
She graduated from Worthington High School in 1970, and attended Worthington Community College, Moorehead Area Technical School and graduated from the University of Minnesota at Saint Paul with a Bachelorís of Arts degree in Interior Design. She was a self-employed designer and consultant, and most recently had owned and operated Light Your Fire an electric fireplace store in Estes Park. She married her high school sweetheart, William Stam Robertson, on the family farm in Worthington on Sept. 2, 1973. The couple lived in several communities, notably St. Paul and Jackson, Minn. She always considered Worthington her home. In November of 2001 Julie and Bill moved to Estes Park where Bill is pastor of Mountain View Bible Fellowship. Julie was a member of Mountain View and served the church in many ways, including offering her decorating talents. She was also a member of IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Spe#####ts), and enjoyed garage sales and spending time with her family.
Julie is survived by her husband, Bill; a son Zach of Estes Park; two daughters, Hannah Pankratz and her husband Chris of Minneapolis, Minn. and Leah Robertson of Philadelphia, Penn.; a brother Paul Hansberger and his wife Beverly of Worthington; and a sister Dolores Ratsch and her husband Hilman of Corvallis, Ore. She is also survived by six nieces, three nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews.
A service celebrating her life is planned for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Mountain View Bible Fellowship. Pastor Byron Emmert of Youth For Christ International will officiate. In Worthington, there will be a memorial service, Saturday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Burial will take place in Worthington.
Memorial contributions may be made to HCCA (Hereditary Colon Cancer Association) in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Av. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to view Julieís obituary and sign the on-line register.

Don Kaufman
Don Kaufman, 62, of Estes Park, died at home Monday, Nov. 6, 2006. Donald Julius Kaufman was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Richardton, N.D. to John and Kathryn (Fleck) Kaufman. He spent most of his life in North Dakota where he attended the Assumption Abbey High School.
Don was a surveyor and engineer and had owned Olson and Kaufman Engineering and later Kaufman & Associates, both in Devilís Lake, N.D. He moved to Estes Park in 1991. He married Nan Belknap in Estes Park on Jan. 13, 1996. Don was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of Lodge # 1216 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Devilís Lake and past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He was a member of the Devilís Lake Yacht Club and was an avid sailor. He also enjoyed woodworking and writing historical articles. He had written a number of books on such topics as weight loss and diabetes. In Estes Park, Don was a volunteer at MedX Fitness Center and a lifelong devotee of health and fitness issues.
Survivors include his wife Nan Belknap of Estes Park; a son Bradley Kaufman and his wife Ann of Loveland; a daughter Stacey Rice and her husband Nathan of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepson Evan Belknap of Estes Park; grandchildren Nick and Katie Kaufman of Loveland and Chet Rice of Phoenix; a brother Clayton Kaufman and his wife Kathy of Elora, Tenn.
His parents preceded him in death.
A celebration of Donís life will take place Friday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Aspen Lodge, 6120 Highway 7, south of Estes Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center of Montgomery, Ala. in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517. See to send condolences to Donís family.

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