Mary Louise Green, Boulder, CO
1931 - 2008
Mary Louise Green, born February 27, 1931 to Florence and Russell Holzlider, passed away September 4, 2008 at the age of 77.
Mary was an employee of University of Colorado for 27 years, and a Boulder resident for over 40 years.
Survivors include her four children, Andra Yoshioka, Bill Green, Cindy Foreman and Steve Green, and six grand children, Elena and Eugene Yoshioka, Sarah and Mike Green, Michelle and Tom Foreman.
Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, October 25, 2008 at the Boulderado Hotel in Boulder.
George A. Helton, Louisville, CO
George A. Helton, 84, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2008.
He was a WWII veteran, served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman aboard aircraft carriers USS Wake Island and USS Marcus Island.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; six children, John (Linda), Susan Thayer, George, Jr. (Gayle), Gary, Jeffrey (Karla) and James (Caryn); 13 grandchildren and 4 great grand children; sister, Kathryn and brother William.
Memorial services will be held Friday, October 24, 1 PM at Howe Mortuary, Lafayette, Colorado. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care of Louisville or charity of choice.
Christle Croghan-Dagger, Thornton, CO
Christle Croghan-Dagger, of Thornton passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008. She was 54. Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Avalon Funeral Home & Cemetery
Lyle Breckenridge, formerly of Longmont passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008 in Berthoud Living Center. He was 91. Erlinger Burial and Cremation of Longmont is handling arrangements.
Erlinger Creamation & Burial Service of Longmont
Loyd Ray Wollery, Allens Park, CO
Loyd Ray Wollery, of Allens Park, CO passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 in Loveland. He was 64. Erlinger Burial and Cremation of Longmont is handling arrangements.
Erlinger Creamation & Burial Service of Longmont
Joseph Charles Spinnato, Broomfield, CO
Joseph Charles Spinnato, of Broomfield passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008. He was 86. Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Darrell Howe Mortuary
Carroll Adams, Boulder, CO
1948 - 2008
Carroll Adams, of Boulder, born July 9, 1948, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.
She is survived by her mother, Joan Hamner; father, Arthur Tuthill; siblings, Peter, Ned, Bill and Sarah Tuthill; children, Chris, Jon and Jeremy DeHart, Finn Maryanne Thye, Sarah Conquest, and Kelson Adams; and 7 grandchildren.
Her family was precious to her, as was all the Earth.
Service to be held on Friday, October 24th, at 3:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church, Boulder.
Donations can be made to The Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.
Now the sunshine is her voice, and her flashing eyes the aspen-gold fluttering of leaves.
Carolyn R. Peck, Boulder, CO
1929 - 2008
Carolyn R. Peck has gone to be with her lord and savior. Passing away October 19th after a brave fight against cancer, Cary left this world enveloped in the love of family and many dear friends. Thanks to the compassionate care of the staff at Hospice Care of Boulder, she was comfortable and peaceful to the end.
After growing up in Illinois, Cary attended the University of Colorado and promptly declared Colorado home. Although she was President of the YWCA and Captain of the CU women’s basketball team, she gave up her degree to marry and raise six children.
Cary was very active in Boulder’s Christian community. She had a deep personal faith and shared her devotion to God and his Spirit with many who now remember her with gratitude. Her steadfast faith carried her during difficult times and was an example for all who knew her.
Cary had a passion for books. She earned her living as a master bookbinder and was an active member of the Antiquarian Book Society and long standing member of the Guild of Book workers. She also had many other creative interests and abilities, but above all she loved to learn and even more she loved sharing what she learned with others.
She had a talent for making lifelong friends in every phase of her life, and is remembered for her warm smile and the way she touched other people deeply without being aware of doing so.
Wealthy in friends and beloved activities; a gentle and warm spirit; she will be missed by many.
A Celebration of Life service, honoring her, will be held at Cornerstone Church, Sunday November 2nd at 3:00. All friends past and present are encouraged to come.
Leroy Lorenze Abila, Boulder, CO
1940 - 2008
Leroy Lorenze Abila of Boulder passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at his residence. Leroy was born on August 25, 1940 in Redwing, CO to George and Rose (Gallegos) Abila.
Leroy met Nancy (Sais) Abila and the two were married on December 30, 1961 in Gardner, CO. They had two children, Calvin and Karen. Leroy retired from Rocky Flats after many years of dedicated service. He was also the proud owner of Abila’s Trucking, Leroy’s Custom Fence and Leroy’s Christmas Trees. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, boating and golf. Leroy loved spending time with his family and friends and held a special place in his heart for all of his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Calvin and Karen; grandchildren Wesley, Tyler and Kelsey Abila; brothers Abe and Ed Abila; sister Leann Johnson; Letty Abila, Leo Rivera and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Rose Abila and brothers Gilbert and Tom Abila.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from 5 – 7 pm at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO. A Rosary will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 1318 Mapleton Ave, Boulder, CO. Father William Breslin will officiate. A reception will be held at Jubilee Hall located at Sacred Heart of Jesus after the Mass.
Memorial gifts may be made to Family Hospice Foundation, 1790 30th St., Ste. 306, Boulder, CO 80301 or to the Abila Grandchildren College Fund, c/o Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Pl., Boulder, CO 80301.
George A. Helton, Louisville, CO
George A. Helton, of Louisville passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008. He was 84. Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Darrell Howe Mortuary
Elsie L. Brown, Boulder, CO
Elsie L. Brown, of Boulder passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008. She was 90. Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Darrell Howe Mortuary
Arlo J. Velie, Boulder, CO
Arlo J. Velie, 68, a resident of Boulder, died Sunday, October 12th at the HospiceCare Center in Louisville. Arrangements are pending under the direction of M. P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors.
M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral
Leslie Laws Paddock, Garden Valley, CA
1955 - 2008
Leslie Laws Paddock, 53, of Garden Valley, CA died at her home on August 18, 2008, of complications from a horseback riding accident.
She was born May 22, 1955, in Boulder, CO to William and Ruth Paddock. She graduated from the Univ. of Colorado in 1977, and in 1981 received a BS in physical therapy from the Univ. of Texas. In 1986 she moved to Sacramento, CA, and in 1993 moved to Garden Valley, CA. At the time of her death she worked for the Univ. of California - Davis Home Health Care as a physical therapist.
She is survived by her partner Paula Kregel; sisters Allyson Kreimer of Reno, NV., and Lucia Schirard of Bayfield, CO; stepsister Marilyn McWilliams of Denver, CO; half-sister Jenny Paddock of Boulder, CO; brother William Paddock of Denver, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations in her memory can be made to the World Wildlife Fund or the Humane Society.
Conor Padraic McMahon, Boulder, CO
1981 - 2008
Conor Padraic McMahon was born in Boulder, CO on October 12, 1981.
His parents were Josephine Pierron Ruder and Kevin Michael McMahon
He passed away as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on October 19, 2008.
Conor was raised in Boulder, and was educated in the Boulder Valley Schools, and graduated in June 2000 from Boulder High School.
Conor then enlisted in the United Sates Marine Corps and served with distinction in several theaters of operation. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 2004 having attained the rank of Sargent.
In January of 2005 Conor enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated two and one half years later with Highest Distinction and was ranked number 2 academically in his class at The Leeds School of Business.
Conor then joined Hibernia Holdings, a real estate development company located in the Denver Tech Center where he had interned while at the University of Colorado.
In April 2008 he joined his father and cousin Michael Edward McMahon in the family business; McMahon & Co, a financial services and employee benefit consulting company in Boulder.
He is survived by his parents, sister Regan Marie Anderson of Albuquerque, NM, his half sister Kristine Marne Cullen of Lexington, KY, and his loving step parents, Rebecca Seney McMahon and Robert McKenzie as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the world.
He was a wonderful person, who undertook every challenge with a confident and cheerful attitude. All who knew him were blessed by the experience.
A memorial Mass will be hold at St Johns Episcopal Church in Boulder on Thursday October 23 at 2PM, followed by a reception in the parish hall.
All are welcome
Memorials should be directed to: Conor McMahon Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, C/O UMB Bank, 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 Attention; Jackie Ware
Iris Anne Ross-Swisher, Longmont, CO
Iris Anne Ross-Swisher, of Longmont, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008. She was 26. Crist Mortuary of Boulder is handling arrangements.
Crist Mortuary & Crematory
Joseph LoNigro, Boulder, CO
1924 - 2008
Joseph LoNigro, 84, of Boulder, died Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
He was born June 25, 1924 to Paul & Maria (Canova) LoNigro in Brooklyn, NY. He married Ann Lambroia in 1947 in Brooklyn, NY. He enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Normandy Invasion as well as four major battles in Europe and Africa. He is a recipient of a Purple Heart. Previously living in Staten Island, NY he had been living in Boulder since 1982.
He had worked for Brookfield Clothes in NY and was an Assistant Manager of NBI cafeteria in Boulder. He was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, and volunteered at the Volunteer Senior Center in Boulder.
He is survived by his son Paul LoNigro of Boulder and nine nieces & nephews.
Visitation 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with recitation of the Rosary at 4:30p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 5:00 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3300 Table Mesa Drive. A reception wilol follow the service. Entombment will be at 11:00 a.m. Mon. at Green Mountain Mausoleum, 290 20th St, Boulder, CO 80302.
Contributions: Frasier Meadows Manor Residence Assistance Fund, 350 Ponca Pl., Boulder, CO 80303 or HospiceCare of Boulder & Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026.
John G. Taussig Jr., Boulder, CO
1933 - 2008
Jack Taussig of Boulder died Sunday, September 7 at Boulder Community Hospital.
Mr. Taussig was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and moved to Boulder in 1943 at the age of 10. His father, John G. Taussig owned a ranch on North 19th street that he subdivided and is now known as Carolyn Heights named for his mother.
Jack Taussig graduated from Boulder High School, received a degree in economics from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School. He served as a second lieutenant with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a tax officer in 1958 and 1959.
He was an assistant Boulder City Attorney, and former president of the Boulder Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Taussig was a prominent trial lawyer in Boulder handling many high profile cases in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. He appeared on Good Morning America, Tomorrow with Tom Snyder and many radio shows. During his career he and dozens of his cases were featured in the Boulder Daily Camera, the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.
He was a mentor of young lawyers throughout his career and several of today’s top trial lawyers and judges consider him to be their most important influence.
He practiced in Boulder for almost 50 years, beginning in 1959 when he was hired by famed trial attorney Charles E. Williams. The firm grew and over the years it included nationally recognized trial lawyers some of whom became Boulder District Judges and Colorado Supreme Court Justices. In 1983 his son, John G. Taussig III joined his practice and the firm of Taussig and Taussig was formed. Throughout his career Mr. Taussig’s mission was to help the disabled, the disadvantaged and victims of large corporations and the Government.
Mr. Taussig is survived by his brothers: Bill Taussig of Seattle, WA; Donald Taussig of Sarasota, FL; and, his four children: John G. Taussig, III of Boulder; Deborah L. Taussig of Boulder; David C. Taussig of Albuquerque, NM; and, Michael D. Taussig of Boulder.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Colorado Law School, Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom (1st floor)
Please make memorial contributions in Jack Taussig’s memory to the Obama for President Campaign, the Boulder Democratic Party or the Boulder Humane Society.