From Larimer County, Colorado:
Dale Eugene Beach
Dale Eugene Beach, 65, died June 17, 2004, in Boulder, Colo.
He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Chanute, Kan., to Glenn Alfred Beach and Anna Marie Renken Beach. He married Lillian Lenora Young on August 31, 1986 in San Antonio, Texas.
Beach served in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Vietnam. He received two Purple Hearts and various other awards while making the military his career for 23 years. He later worked with the U.S. Postal Service for 18 years. He formerly resided in San Antonio, Texas and was a resident of Estes Park for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife Lillian ďRustyĒ Beach of Estes Park; brother Donald Beach of Ridgeway, Calif.; sisters Mary Anne Smith and Linda Beach, of Ridgeway, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
A graveside service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C, in Denver on Wednesday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m.
Former Estes Park resident dies in Arizona
Posted August 23, 2000
Mary Hutchinson Minneman, former Estes Park resident, died on Monday in Tucson, Ariz.
Mrs. Minneman was born on Dec. 6, 1930, in McAlister, Okla., to Robert and Helen Cornish Hutchinson, founders of Wind River Guest Ranch in Estes Park.
She married John Henry Minneman and the couple moved to Tucson in 1994 after seven years spent living either on their sailboat, the Mary Carroll, in the West Indies and their Lambs Pass cabin in Estes Park.
Survivors include: her husband, John Henry Minneman; two daughters, Martha Sullivan, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Molly Minneman, of Crested Butte; and one grandson, Trevor Reep, of Crested Butte.
Donations may be sent to Hospice Family Care by calling (800) 839-3288 or the Northwest Cancer Foundation, 1845 W. Orange Grove Road, Building 2, Tucson, AZ 85704.
Vera S. Barron
Vera S. Barron, 95, of Loveland died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at North Shore Manor in Loveland after an illness of several months.
Barron was born Jan. 12, 1907, in La Junta, Colo. After graduating from La Junta, she attended Cotner College in Lincoln, Neb., graduating with a bachelor of science degree in 1929.
She then taught school in La Junta from 1930 to 1933.
Barron married J. Russell Barron on Jan. 22, 1933 in La Junta. The couple moved to Colorado Springs in 1941, where Vera returned to teaching in 1951. She taught a second-grade class for 15 years and was recipient of the "Teacher of the Year" award. She and her husband moved to Loveland in 1967.
She was a member of the First Christian Church for many years and was past member of the Eastern Star and the National Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed many types of handwork, music, reading, bird watching and was an avid Broncos fan. Her time with her family and friends was her greatest enjoyment.
Barron was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 25, 1996, two brothers, Floyd and Waldo Snyder, and sister Mae Clore.
She is survived by her two daughters, Daphne Farnham and her husband Larry of Glen Haven and Donna Hawthorne and her husband Roy of Loveland. She is also survived by five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three great-great granddaughters all of Loveland and Fort Collins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service Hunter Chapel.
Rev. Ritchie Bibelheimer of Crossroads Covenant Church will be officiating.
Cremation has been conducted.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or the First Christian Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.
Harry C. Schwilke
Harry C. Schwilke, 78, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at his home in Whittier, Calif. He was born Dec. 1923 in Longmont, Colo. to Florence and Albert Schwilke.
Schwilke grew up in Estes Park and worked on his fatherís truck line until he graduated from Estes Park High School.
The Schwilke family has lived in Estes Park since 1910 and the family still uses the family home as a summer residence.
Schwilke entered the Navy V-5 program in 1942 after World War II had started.
After the war he enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado where he received a bachelorís degree and masterís degree in education. He moved to California to teach and married Emily Toste, an art teacher, in 1954.
He attended Stanford University where he received an advanced degree in education.
With his wife Emily, he moved to the Los Angeles area and he attended UCLA where he graduated with a Ph.D. in education. He was employed by the State of California as a school planning adviser, a position he held for many years.
After he retired from the State he was a private consultant assisting various school districts in school planning for several years. In the years following, he and his wife traveled extensively. Schwilke loved swimming, hiking, skiing and art. They were very interested in environmental causes and contributed to various organizations.
He is survived by his wife Emily and two sisters, Mary L. Fogg of Fallbrook, Calif. and Teresa R. Shaner of Lakewood, Colo. and many nieces and nephews.
There were no funeral services and the body was cremated. Interment of his ashes will be in Estes Park during a private family memorial later this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain National Park Associates, the UNC Foundation at Greeley, or the American Heart Association.
Florence E. Gravem
Florence E. Gravem, 95, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002.
Gravem was born in Denver, Colo. on June 21, 1906 to Pearl Kipfer and James Banta.
She graduated from high school in 1924 and was a member of the Honorary Society. She attended Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley for two years and received her Teacherís Certificate. She taught school in Rouse, Lester County for two years, Golden, Colo. for five years, Oklahoma City for six years and Jefferson County Schools for 17 years. She retired in 1965.
She continued her education while working and received her bachelorís degree in 1952 from University of Northern Colorado.
On Feb. 14, 1932, she married Alvin C. Gravem, who passed away on July 19, 1952.
Gravem moved to Estes Park in August of 1984.
She loved to travel, read, play bridge and tell stories. She was a member of the Eastern Star, NEA and CEA.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and John Marks; grandson, John Marks Jr.; granddaughter Julie Soricelli; and three other grandchildren, Chris and Bonnie Soricelli and Aubrie Marks.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Allenspark Community Church.
She will be buried in the Golden Cemetery, in Golden, Colo.
Contributions may be made to World Vision in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive Street, Fort Collins, Co. 80524.
Single-engine airplane crash in Texas kills Drake couple
Thomas C. "Tom" Bein, 77, and his wife Phyllis Davis Bein, 76, who lived in the Big Thompson Canyon near Drake, were killed Friday, April 12, 2002 in Amarillo, Texas when their single-engine plane crashed into a power plant in fog.
Tom was born on Oct. 31, 1924 in Berthoud, Colo. to Louis F. and Ellen Bunyan Bein. He graduated from Berthoud High School and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and Barnes Business College in Denver. He served in the U.S. Navy as an electricianís mate.
Following service, he returned to Berthoud. He had been associated with the family-owned bank, Bethoud National Bank, established in 1892; administered several farms; sold insurance and farm equipment and was superintendent of the Longmont Turkey Processors.
He served as Mayor of Berthoud from 1958 to 1964 and from 1970 to 1972. He was also bank president, secretary of the Loveland Lake and Ditch company and had been a member of the Berthoud Town Board. He served as a Berthoud volunteer fireman for more than 30 years.
Tom married Louise Ismay in Mancos, Colo. on Sept. 6, 1948 and she predceased him on April 18. 1986. He married Phyllis Rice Davis, a former high school sweetheart on Oct. 25, 2001.
The couple had a passion for flying and were active members of International and Colorado Flying Farmers, Colorado Pilotsí Association, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. They participated in many fly-ins and traveled on their own to such diverse places as the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Canada.
On April 6, 2002, they were named the Colorado Flying Farmerís Man and Woman of the Year.
Phyllis is survived by her three children Ed, Kathy, and Rick; five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Her former husband, Paul, preceded her in death in 1995.
Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, his brother Louis Bein, and two sisters Eleanor Bein and Elizabeth "Betty" Keto.
Survivors include two daughters Laura Jane Emerson and her husband Gary S. of Littleton, Colo. and Margaret Irene Prochaska and her husband William of Evanston, Wyo.; and sister Jane Hendon and her husband Rufus of Hamden, Ct.
Cremation has been conducted and a memorial service will be held Friday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Berthoud First United Methodist Church.
Contributions may be made to the Colorado Civil Air Patrol, 19210 E. Breckenridge Ave., Stop 33, Buckley AFB, Co. 80011-9525, or The American Cancer Society, Colo. Division, Inc., Larimer County Unit, 344 E. Foothills Parkway, #2E, Fort Collins, Co. 80525.