From Larimer County, Colorado:
Edward A. Lundberg
Edward A. Lundberg, 80, of Estes Park died at his Estes Park home Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.
He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio to Sylvester and Alma (Dister) Lundberg. He graduated from St Ignatius High School, John Carroll University, and Case Western Reserve Medical School in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He married Virginia Nock in Berea, Ohio on Oct. 16, 1948. He maintained a private internal medicine practice, and taught at Case Western Reserve, retiring from there as Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. Lundberg was a Captain in the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. He and his family visited Estes Park for 25 years before retiring here in July of 1986. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Church in Estes Park, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Lundberg is survived by his wife, Virginia of Estes Park; children: James (Ceil) of Mason, Ohio, Thomas (Patricia) of Portland, Ore., John of Fort Collins, Colo., Mark of St. Louis, Mo., Joan Smith (Tim) of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Judith Melick (Michael) of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Mary Rose (Robert) of Basalt, Colo., Martha Lundberg-Cooper (David) of Portland, Ore., Ann Lundberg of Denver, Colo., and Marjorie Lundberg of La Jolla, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister Betty Cassidy of Naples, Fla., and a sister-in-law Rita Lundberg of Jackson, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday Aug. 21, 2003. at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in Estes Park . Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Estes Valley in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517.
Edgar M. Stopher
Edgar M. Stopher, 93, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sept. 22, 2003.
He was born Sept. 25, 1909 to Mabel and John Stopher in Loveland. He was a nephew of noted pioneer and Rocky Mountain National Park homesteader, Abner Sprague.
Stopher was raised in Loveland, graduating from Loveland High School in 1929. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado in 1932. He was a member of SAE fraternity. He also attended several other universities, studying hotel management. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a major, stationed primarily at Buckley Field.
In the early 1940s he took over the summer operation of Sprague’s Lodge from his uncle. He ran a guest ranch in Arizona during the winter months. When Sprague’s original homestead in Moraine Park became available, Stopher purchased Steads Ranch and Hotel and sold his Arizona property. He operated Sprague’s Lodge and Steads Ranch concurrently until the government lease for Sprague’s ran out in 1957. He continued operating Steads until 1962 when the government purchased the property.
Stopher then went to work with the Del Webb Corporation in its hotel division in Arizona. He was later the general manager of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. In 1970, he joined the Sheraton Corporation as general manager of the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. After nine years, he became the general manager for the Sheraton in Steamboat Springs, Colo. He rose to area manager for the North America Division and in successive years, was named vice president and area director of development. He retired in 1985.
Stopher was active in the Estes Park Community as a member of the chamber of commerce and as president of the board of education for Estes Park schools. A 32nd Degree Mason, he helped found the Estes Park Masonic Lodge. Professionally, he was instrumental in establishing the Colorado Dude Ranch Association and was active in the Colorado Hotel Association.
Following his retirement, out of respect and affection for his uncle, he worked with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association in publishing Sprague’s autobiography “My Pioneer Life – the Memoirs of Abner E. Sprague.”
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth ‘Libby” Stopher.
He is survived by daughters Karen Stopher Stapleton of Loveland; Lee Stopher and her husband Doug Mitchell of Tempe, Ariz., and Dana Stopher and her husband Dick Griffen of Steamboat Springs; son Robert Stopher and his wife Teresa of Gainesville, Texas and formerly of Estes Park; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Estes Park Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 183 on Nov. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the service. Interment will be in the Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edgar M. Stopher Memorial, Rocky Mountain National Park Association, P.O. Box 3100, Estes Park, CO 80517.
John I. Miller
John I. Miller, 86, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Oct. 10, 2003, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Gering.
He was born in Kinder, La., on Nov. 30, 1916, to Abraham N. and Mabel Olive (Keys) Miller. He married Elizabeth Eubanks in Jennings, La., on Jan. 21, 1946. The couple lived in Reeves from 1946 to 1967 when they moved to Colorado. They moved to Kimball, Neb., in 1983, moving from there to Scottsbluff in 2001.
Miller served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served overseas for four years in North Africa, Italy and Germany. While living in Louisiana, he owned and operated a rice farm and raised cattle. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Estes Park where he served as a deacon.
His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Scottsbluff, a son, John Miller and his wife Jaclyn of Dix, La.; daughters Marie Searcy and her husband Charles of Silver Springs, Nev., and Sherry Strasburger and her husband Sid of Ellsworth, Neb. A brother, Alfred Ray Miller and his wife Jo Helen of Reeves and five grandchildren also survive him.
Graveside services were held Oct. 13, at the Dix Rural Cemetery. Pastor Mel Davis of First Baptist Church of Kimball. Memorials to the John Miller Memorial Fund can be made in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517.
Ann Budo, 75, died on Dec. 1, 2003, at her home in Estes Park.
She was born May 23, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah to, Gilbert Vermont and Leona (Millard) Miller. She graduated from Spring Glen High School in Halper, Utah in 1947. She married Yoshiro Budo on May 8, 1948, in Grand Junction, Colo.
Prior to coming to Estes Park, she lived in New York, Florida, and Michigan. She also lived in Boulder for six years before moving to Estes Park in 1991. She worked her whole life as a waitress, but in Estes Park she was a homemaker. She liked spending time with friends and family, and enjoyed painting. After discovering her talent for painting, she created many works of art.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband who passed away in October 2002.
She is survived by a son, Tom and his wife Val Budo of Mesa Ariz.; a daughter Wendy and her husband Chester Sniegowski of Fairbanks, AK; and a brother Gilbert Miller of Price, Utah. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Gathering for friends and family will be held at the family residence, 2330 Pine Meadow Drive in Estes Park, on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at 12 noon.
Visit www.allnutt.com to view the on-line obituary and sign the guest book.
Charlotte “Lucretia” Menard, 87, died November 28, 2003 at her Pine Valley Home in Estes Park. A Memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at 2 p.m.
Terry Fisher, 62, of Estes Park, formerly of Greeley, died at his home Nov. 26, 2003.
He was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Fort Morgan to Carl and Helen (Rahmon) Fisher.
He graduated from Greeley High School, and received a B.A. in Business from the University of Northern Colorado. He married Susan “Suzi” J. Wolfe on Nov. 26, 1971, in Greeley. Fisher worked at Berryhill Insurance Company in Fort Morgan, then at Flood and Peterson Insurance Company in Greeley for 29 years. He retired to Estes Park five years ago and attended the Northern Colorado College of Real Estate in Loveland and had recently joined Prudential Team Realty of Estes Park. He enjoyed golf, fishing, reading, activities with the Estes Park Newcomers, and being a Chamber Ambassador.
His father preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Suzi of Estes Park; two sons, Jeff and his wife Tammy of Loveland, Bill and his wife Sara of Fort Collins; a brother Bill Fisher and his wife Jan of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, Hannah and Madison of Loveland, and Marisa of Fort Collins, and one grandchild, Sunny, due in February; and his mother Helen of Fort Morgan.
A memorial service was held Nov. 28, 2003 at the Allnutt Funeral Chapel, 2100 N. Lincoln Avenue in Loveland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. To view the on-line obituary and sign the guest book, visit www.allnutt.com.
Patricia Nash Cushing
Patricia “Pat” Nash Cushing, 73, of Estes Park died at the Estes Park Medical Center Nov. 28, 2003.
She was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Bangor, Me. to Austin W. and Carolyn (Bartlett) Nash. She graduated from Bangor High School and the University of Maine, Phi Beta Kappa at Orono with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Medical Technology. She married Raymond E. Cushing on Aug. 10, 1952, in Bangor. She was a Microbiologist for the Food and Drug Administration Hospital in Washington D.C. and The Center for Antibiotic Certification. She was later a civilian employee at U. S. Army Foreign Intelligence Technology Center. She later returned to the F. D. A. Bureau of Veterinary Medicine as a Consumer Safety Officer for Antibiotic Drug Applications.
After retiring, she worked a while at the Estes Park Medical Center lab, later she became active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, working up to President of the Colo. Federation of Chapters of the 7,000 member State Federation. She chaired two State Conventions and a Regional Conference at the Estes Park Convention Center in 1993, 1995 and 1999. She has several service awards and the NARFE Colo. Hall of Fame Award. She was a volunteer at the Estes Park Library and received the volunteer of the year award in 2002 at the convention center banquet. She was editor of the Colo. Federation Color Newsletter and had a HONORS award from Retired Senior Volunteers. She was a member of the Estes Park Internet Computer Users Group.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Her husband Ray of Estes Park and several cousins survive her.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Avenue, in Estes Park. Rev. Frank Johnke will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Estes Park Library or the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.