From Larimer County, Colorado:
Frances Joan (Jo) Ireland
Frances Joan (Jo) Ireland, 65, a former resident of Estes Park, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002.
Ireland was born on Feb. 3, 1937 in rural Toronto, Kan., to William Arthur Ireland and Ilene (Porter) Ireland.
She graduated from Toronto High School, Emporia State Teacherís College in Emporia, Kan., Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley, Colo., and Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Ore.
After teaching high school in Lane and Perry, Kan., she taught in Elizabeth, Falcon and Kiowa, Colo. In 1969 she began working summers in Estes Park, and in 1974 she moved to Estes Park year-round.
While in Estes Park she worked in resorts, and from 1977 to 1980 she co-owned the Sword and Scroll Bible Bookstore.
She was an active member of the Mountain View Bible Fellowship and served on their Mission Ministry Team.
In 1980, she moved to Portland, Ore., to complete a masterís degree in Bible and to teach at Portland Christian High School.
In the mid 1980s, she returned to Estes Park and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. During that time, she researched an early settlement near Estes Park referred to as Homestead Meadows. Her research is now a Forest Service publication.
In 1991, she moved to Augusta, Kan., to help her sister care for their mother.
In recent years, she had been on the adjunct faculties of Butler County Community College and Wichita State University teaching mathematics. She was a highly-respected instructor and at one point was selected the outstanding teacher of the year.
Survivors include her sister, Evelyn Richardson and her husband Hugh of Augusta, Kan.; nephew Mark Richardson and his wife Lisa of Witchita, Kan.; niece Melody and her husband David Hobson of Lincoln, Neb.; great-nieces Hannah Richardson and Crystal Hobson; great nephew Dashiell Hobson and several cousins.
Contributions may be made to the Butler County Community College BECHIN fund, 901 South Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67402; Gideons International, Augusta, Kansas Camp, Augusta, KS 67010; or Mountain View Bible Fellowship Argentine Mission Trip, 1575 South Saint Vrain, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Viola Maxine Hertzler
Viola Maxine Hertzler, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, in Oklahoma.
Hertzler was born on Feb. 23, 1915, in Aline, Okla., to Josiah and Nola Sackett. On Jan. 1, 1937, she married Jay Hertzler in Aline where they farmed and raised a family.
She served the Aline community many years as a leader in 4-H and Methodist church activities.
She completed her college education by joining her children at Northwestern State College and received a degree in English and home economics in 1961, followed by years of teaching in area high schools.
In 1972 she retired with her husband to Estes Park, where for the next 25 years they hiked numerous trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, traveled throughout the world, and enjoyed hosting friends and family in their home.
She was a founding member of the United Methodist Church of Estes Park and spent years as a volunteer in the Hospital Guild and other community organizations.
Hertzlerís life-long interests included gardening, bird-watching, ceramics, pottery, and books.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her sister Evelyn Shorter of Alamogordo, N.M.; four children, Donald Hertzler of Weatherford, Okla., Barbara Powell of Jackson, Miss., Phyllis Robertson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Linda Hertzler-Crum of Weatherford, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Diane Anderson of Ponca City, Okla., Donna Sylvester of Drumwright, Okla., Becky Powell of Santa Barbara, Calif., Chris Powell of Cleveland, Miss., Greg Powell of Jackson, Miss., Jennifer Bukralia of Spearfish S.D., and Michael McKinney of Stillwater, Okla.; four great-grandchildren; and three nephews. She was American mother to Salman Siddiqi of Glencoe, Md.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Contributions may be made to United Methodist Missions or the American Heart Association.
Elsie Margaret McFarland
Elsie Margaret (Laity) McFarland, 93, of San Antonio, Texas, a former resident of Pinewood Springs, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in San Antonio, Texas.
McFarland was born on Oct. 23, 1911, in Kewanee, Ill., to Richard Thomas Laity and Nellie Emalline (Schoonover) Laity.
On June 22, 1938, she married John Z. McFarland in Maryland.
She graduated from Temple University where she received her masterís degree. She worked as a biology professor at Colorado Womenís College in Denver, Centenary College of Shreveport, La., and Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.
She retired to Pinewood Springs in the 1960s where she enjoyed wildlife and the outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her daughter Marjorie McFarland of San Antonio, Texas; son, John McFarland IV, M.D. of Moran, Wyo.; sister Dorothy Ann McClure of Lewisburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeane, Janet, Eric and Paul; and six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Hannah, Jack, Katie, Olivia and Austin.
Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Pinewood Springs Community Church with Pastor Peter Vanderveen officiating. A reception will follow.
Inurnment will take place at 2 p.m. at the Longmont Foothills Garden of Memory in Longmont, Colo.
Contributions may be made to the Pinewood Springs Community Church, 260 Kiowa Road, Lyons, Colo. 80540.
Dr. Mark A. Lieder
Dr. Mark A. Lieder, a well known Estes Park realtor and classic car enthusiast, died Monday, June 23, 2003, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 13, 1949 in Boston, Mass., to Lyle and Betty (Leggett) Lieder.
Lieder graduated from high school in Spencer, Iowa. He received a Bachelorís of Arts Degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and a Masters of Divinity, Doctorate of Ministry from the School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. He joined the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served United Methodist Churches in New Hartford, Fayette, Parkersburg, Woodward, and Iowa Falls. He retired from professional ministry in 1995 and moved to Estes Park, a community he had been a visiting for 30 years. He worked at Coldwell Banker Realty and was a founding member of the Estes Park Car Club. He was passionate about restoring vintage automobiles and collecting antiques. He loved hiking, rock climbing and enjoys intellectual and physical challenges.
He is survived by partner Pam McCarthy and her daughter Natalie Long of Estes Park; son Chris Lieder with the U.S. Air Force in Abilene, Texas; daughter Emily Lieder of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother David Lieder of Stewartville, Minn.; sisters Becky Smith of Iowa City, Iowa; Deb Kiesey of Vinton, Iowa; and Rachel Lieder-Simeon of Eagle River, Alaska He is also survived by and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 27, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park, with Rev. Mark Evans officiating.
Dorothy Louise Seifert
Dorothy Louise Seifert, 85, of Estes Park, died June 24, 2003, at Estes Park Medical Center. She was born in Elvira, Iowa on Oct. 5, 1917, to Gustave and Anna Dohse. She married Gerald Patrick Seifert on May 16, 1938. He died on Dec. 18, 1979. She moved from Iowa to Littleton, Colo., in 1954, and had been a resident of Estes Park since 1992. She worked as a clerk at Safeway for 25 years.
She is survived by sons Robert Gene and his wife Mary Jo of Estes Park; James Alan and his wife Leona of Donahue, Iowa; daughter Janice Ann Johnson of Cody, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Park Living Center, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Service information is pending.
Ruth Elizabeth Williamson
Ruth Elizabeth Williamson, 82, of Portola Valley, Calif., and a summer resident of Estes Park for the past 54 years, died June 11, 2003.
She was born in Bloomsburg, Penn., in 1920. Among the communities she lived in during her life were Cleveland, Ohio; New York City; Albuquerque, N.M.; Wilmington, Del; Dallas, Texas and Portola Valley.
She attended Columbia University and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She and her husband, Thurmond, had lived in retirement in Portola Valley for the past 27 years.
Williamsonís lifetime interests included home, family, music, world travel, golf and duplicate bridge. She was twice golf club champion in Estes Park and had earned over 1,500 master points in bridge. She also participated in many national tournaments.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years; three married children and five grandchildren.
Memorial services were held June 16, 2003, at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley.