From Garfield County, Colorado:
Felix Steven Sefcovic
May 10, 1911-August 2, 2000
Felix S. Sefcovic, age 89 of Grand Junction, died Aug. 2, 2000 at Community Hospital.
A rosary service was recited Friday at 7:00 p.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Palisade and a Memorial Mass was held Saturday at 10:00 a.m., also at St. Ann's with Reverend James Plough officiating. Cremation has been held.
Mr. Sefcovic was born May 10, 1911 in Pueblo to Sebesta and Mary Sipold Sefcovic. He married Elna G. McFarland on Sept. 19, 1939 in Globe, Ariz. Mr. Sefcovic was a rancher and farmed most all of his life.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Palisade and St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle. He was very active in politics, served on the town council in DeBeque, served as a Democratic precinct committeeman in Garfield County and belonged to the farmers union. He enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.
Survivors include his wife Elna G., sons Fred of Carbondale; Bob of Socorro, New Mexico; Valent and Loretta of West Jordan, Utah; Felix Allen and Tammi of Parachute; daughters Debra and Kevin Anderson of Colorado Springs; Maggie Burns of Denver; Wynona Mahaffey of Grand Junction; Cathy and Ron Chase of Glenwood Springs; sisters Rose Hopper and Cecelia Clapp of Pueblo. Seventeen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Albert, and brothers Tony, Andy and Johnny.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ruth M. and John Heelan Scholarship Fund for first generation college students established by the CMC Foundation in care of the CMC Foundation and Ruth Heelan Fund, P.O. Box 1763, Glenwood Springs, Colo. 81602.
Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Lenard Alan McAlary
June 27, 1916 - August 7, 2000
Lenard Allen McAlary of Rifle passed away last Monday in Steamboat Springs of natural causes. He was 84. A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 11 at the Rifle Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Moose Section of Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. McAlary was born in Akron, Colo. to Thomas and Ethel Speck McAlary. He attended school in Collbran, where he graduated high school. Mr. McAlary married Agnus Vadie Cain on April 29, 1946 in Canadian, Texas; she survives.
Mr. McAlary was a farmer and rancher. He loved working with wood, especially making toys. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. McAlary was a Life Member of American Legion Post 78, Life Member of Moose Lodge #1345, member of the VFW, past North Moose Legion member, and member of Pikes Peak Moose Legion #156, where he held the Fellowship Degree.
Mr. McAlary is survived by four children: Mary Vote and husband Ron of Elbert, Colo., Helen Woodring and husband Malton of Rifle, Everett McAlary and wife Tracy of Parachute, and Ken McAlary of Rifle; one brother, Charles McAlary and wife Iona of Baker, Ore.; two sisters, Leta Malm of Bakersfield, Calif. and Lena Maddux of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; grandchildren, Michael Vote and wife Sharon, Sheila Woodring of Rifle and Kayla Vote; a great-grandson, Caleb of Elbert, Colo.; many nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wells Fargo Banks where an account has been set up in Mr. McAlary's name. Funds will be distributed between Hospices in Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs.
Arrangements were handled by Rifle Funeral Home and Peterson Funeral Home in Steamboat Springs.
Geneva R. Rogers
October 15, 1911 - March 29, 2000
Geneva Rose Rogers of Grand Junction, Colorado, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was 88.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be in Coeur d Alene, Idaho in August.
Geneva was a license practical nurse.
She was born October 15, 1911 to John Elmer Edwards and Addie Pearl Brittenham Edwards in Sumas, Washington.
She and her husband, Jack (Dick) Rogers lived in the Silt and Rifle area prior to moving to Coeur d Alene. In 1992, she moved to Grand Junction.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Hancock of Grand Junction and Jane Foster of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a son, Richard Rogers of Woodinville, Washington, 18 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Two sons, Marvin and Donald Rogers, preceded her in death.
Jimmy Lee Bruce
July 15, 1932 - April 1, 2000
Jimmy L. Bruce of Rifle, Colorado died April 1, 2000 at the Colorado Veterans Nursing Home. He was 67 years old.
Jimmy was born the son of Clyde and Edna (Stinette) Bruce on July 15, 1932 in Imperial, Nebraska. Before moving to Rifle he had resided in Greeley, Denver, and Grand Junction. He owned and operated his own heating and air conditioning business in Denver and Grand Junction. He was also a sheet metal worker all over Colorado. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW in Evans, CO. A member of the Assembly of God Church in Grand Junction, CO. and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle, Colorado. He enjoyed reading, fishing, ceramics, and raising purebred dogs.
He will be missed and always remembered by his family and friends.
He is survived by: Daughter, Vicky & (Jim) Martinez of Rifle, CO., Sons: Jimmy Bruce of Denver, CO., Michael & (Kristi) Bruce of Graig, CO. One sister: Virginia Oblander of Greeley, CO. Six brothers: Roy & (Shirley) Bruce of Roseville, CA., Harvey & (Ilene) Bruce of CA., Dick & (Pat) of Roseaville., CA., Marvine & (Jane) Bruce of Evans., CO. Paul & (Patty) Bruce of Thorton, CO., and Bill & (Maria) Bruce of Castle Rock, CO. Six grandchildren, several nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father and two sisters.
A memorial service was held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle, CO. on Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at 10:00 am. Pastor Dale Heinlein officiated the service. A graveside service will be held at the Lingrove Cemetery in Greeley, Colorado on Colorado on Thursday April 6, 2000 at 2:00 PM, with Military Honors given by the VFW of Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Bruce memorial fund, Norwest Bank in Rifle, P.O. Box 752, Rifle, CO. 81650
Rifle Funeral home is in charge of arrangements at their new location, 1400 Access Road.
Fred Richard Bruckner
October 7, 1932-April 6, 2000
Fred Richard Bruckner passed away April 6, 2000 at Clagett Memorial Hospital. Fred was born in Rifle, Co. October 7, 1932, and resided in Parachute, Co.
Fred a retired truck driver enjoyed snowmobiling and collecting toy cars. Fred is survived by his wife Mary Lee Bruckner of Parachute, Co.; brother Bill Bruckner of Rangely, Co.; sister Sally Jo McNeal of Phoenix, AZ. Brother Walter Bruckner proceeded Fred in death. Visitation was at 2:00 on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at the Rifle Funeral Home. Burial immediately followed visitation at Russy Hulbert Cemetery in Parachute, Co.