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Michael Earl Eldridge, Chicago, IL

1963 - 2009

Michael Earl Eldridge, of Chicago, IL, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009. He was 45.

He was born on October 23, 1963 to Thomas E. Eldridge and Betty L. (Polite) Eldridge in Boulder, CO.

Michael married Kathrine J. Krueger on August 21, 1999 in Chicago, IL.

Michael graduated from Boulder High School in 1982 and received a BA in Crimal Justice in 1992 from Metro State of Denver.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1985-1991.

Michael was indoctrinated into the work force by his late father, Tom Eldridge.

He, like all the others, started at the top in janitorial.

After moving to Chicago, he worked for The Field of Dreams in the Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago.

Later he worked as a sales and event coordinator, which eventually lead him to own and operate his own company, One2One Marketing of Chicago.

He was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed football.

He enjoyed watching the Broncos play but after moving to Chicago, he came to love the Chicago Bears. “We are going to miss Mike's joking manner and his vibrant personality.

He loved taking care of his two young sons.

We are so happy to know Michael is with his dad” his family said.

Survivors include his wife Kathrine Eldridge of Chicago, IL; sons, Evan Eldridge and Austin Eldridge both of Chicago, IL; mother, Betty L. Eldridge of Boulder, CO; brother, Daniel R. Eldridge of Boulder, CO; and two sisters, Jody L. Robinson (Doug) of Erie, CO and Kimberly A. Cunningham (Christopher) of Longmont, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Eldridge.

Services were held in Chicago, IL.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at

Frank J. Crouch

Frank J. Crouch born April 10th, 1953 in Harlingen T.X. Beloved son of Roy and Nena Crouch, grew up in Albuquerque N.M. with three loving siblings Colleen, Kelly, and Bryan Crouch.

Married to Zoanne Kabriel in 1977, they raised three handsome sons, Helmut, Jason, and Lucas.

Married to cherished wife Amy Blythe Crouch in 1996, and they had a daughter Sedona Joy in 1997.

All the family honored Frank and his shared wisdom throughout his illuminating life.

Frank was an avid photographer of nature and found joy in taking pictures of his family.

He and his children often had adventures in the outdoors, biking, hiking and camping.

He always had wisdom to share with humorous stories that kept you on your toes.

He recently had the opportunity to travel across the western states in an RV with his family and cat “Luna”.

He had great respect for nature and taught his children to honor all life.

He embodied an eagles vision of truth and freedom for mankind.

He instilled a strong sense of spirituality balanced with critical thinking with those that were closest to him.

Frank, Amy, and Sedona are members of Unity Church.

Frank’s health declined around the end of 2007.

Frank needed a heart valve replacement surgery and was also dealing with a severe case of pneumonia in early 2009.

Such hardships took a toll on the Crouch family financially, as well as the immediate Crouch families morale.

On Monday June 29th, 2009, Frank Crouch went to take a nap in the morning around 10 am and peacefully transcended from his body to the Oneness of the Universe.

Family and friends invite those who would like to share in the memory of this incredible man that touched so many lives.

Frank Crouch Ascension Ceremony
July 5, 2009
11:11 am
Crouch Family residence:
4352 Sunshine Canyon
Boulder, CO. 80304
An intimate potluck reception will immediately follow the Ascension Ceremony.

A donation account was created at ALL Key Bank locations in and around the Boulder Colorado area.

Those individuals that find it in their Heart of Hearts to assist the Crouch family with any amount, large or small, please call or make checks payable to:
Sedona Joy Crouch Education Guarantee
Key Bank, 2590 Pearl St # 100, Boulder CO. (720) 406-6900

Robert D. Sharbonda, Boulder, CO

Robert D. Sharbonda, of Boulder, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009. He was 68.

Darrell Howe Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Darrell Howe Mortuary

Timothy Avery Whalen, Longmont, CO

1983 - 2009

At the young age of 26, Tim Whalen tragically passed away in his sleep on the morning of June 17, 2009 in Longmont, CO.

Tim was loved by many and a friend to all, and was noteworthy for his gentle nature and kind heart.

Anger seemed to be an emotion he didn't really know, while compassion, kindness, honesty, and the willingness to forgive were his trademarks.

Those who knew him enjoyed his love of life, his delightful sense of humor, his frequent laughter, and his predictable launching into dance upon hearing the music of Michael Jackson.

Tim had a number of treasured long-term friends, yet never failed to make new friends wherever he went.

It seems he never made an enemy -- maybe he didn't know how. He certainly never wanted to.

He loved golf and the music of the '80s, and was a dedicated movie buff.

He might have been an excellent film critic.

He was curious about the world, and loved to travel.

Just hours before his death, he had returned from a very enjoyable car trip to California with his mother, Sarah Moyer, and his nephew, Aidan Whalen. On that trip they visited his uncle, John Haenselman, and spent a few days at Disneyland.

He was beloved by his parents Sarah and Todd Moyer, his sister and brother-in-law Autumn and Hugo Arceo, his brother John Whalen, His uncle John Haenselman, his aunt and uncle Peggy and Richard Neenan, nephews Aidan Whalen, Brando Arceo, and Gianno Arceo, and grandparents Mary and Dick Montague, Carol and the late Dick Whalen, and Connie and the late Jack Moyer.

Services will be at St. Aiden's Church in Boulder at 10 AM Monday, June 22.

Tim will then be interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, next to his father, Timothy David Whalen, and his uncles Bobby and Richard Whalen. A reception at his parents' home at 3661 Sunflower Circle, Longmont, will follow.

Tim will be sorely missed by his family and friends, and his death will be a loss to the many potential friends he hadn't yet met.

Arrangement are entrusted to Crist Mortuary Boulder, Colorado.

Crist Mortuary & Crematory

James A. Sible, Broomfield, CO

James A. Sible, of Broomfield, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at his residence. He was 85. Arrangements are pending under the direction of M. P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors.

M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral

Marvin "Henchi" Graves, Boulder, CO

1944 - 2009

Longtime Boulder resident Marvin “Henchi” Graves, 64, died Monday June 8, 2009 at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Henchi was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Marvin and Henrietta Graves on September 18, 1944. Henchi was an accomplished high school athlete, lettering in baseball, track and earning state wrestling championship honors as a member of the South Mountain High class of 1962.

He continued his education, attending Phoenix College, where he earned National Junior College championship honors in wrestling.

Henchi completed his college wrestling career at Arizona State University where he earned the privilege of competing in the 1964 Olympic Trials.

Henchi was best known as one of the lead singers in the popular R&B; group, the Freddi-Henchi Band.

Henchi and his friend Fred Gowdy started in the band “The Soulsetters”, a multi-cultural R&B; group, in Phoenix in 1968.

After touring across the country they settled in Colorado, became The Freddi-Henchi Band and proceeded to take the Front Range by storm, recording numerous cd’s. One thing Henchi taught Freddy and The Band was to always be professional on and off the stage.

Freddy and Henchi were one when it came to performing. Henchi would always say “have fun, keep it funky, and let’s kick butt”. Henchi was one of the first entertainers in Colorado to own a nightclub, the Good Earth in Boulder.

He devoted his life to an entertainment career which spanned an incredible forty years.

Survivors include his mother Henrietta Graves of Phoenix, Arizona, longtime companion Cheryl Cruickshank of Boulder Colorado, two brothers Michael Graves, Richard Graves and his wife Lou of Phoenix, Arizona.

Marvin was preceded in death by his father Marvin Graves, sister Beverly Graves, grandparents Earl and Mille Watson, Sally Chenault and Mike Graves,

He also leaves to cherish his memory two nieces Traci Payne and Deloris Tapia, two (2) nephews Fred Graves and Richard Graves Jr., and a host of close family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 15, 3 p.m. at Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette, Colorado.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and request that donations be made to them in Henchi’s memory. Donations may be mailed to 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026.

John A. Eddy

John A. Eddy, a long-time employee of NCAR and UCAR, whose pioneering research into the history of the Sun challenged earlier concepts of solar behavior, died on June 10, 2009 at his home in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. He was 78, and for the last 6 years was employed at the National Solar Observatory in Tucson.

Dr. Eddy’s 1976 paper confirming the reality of a 70 year period in the life of the Sun in which sunspots all but disappeared from its face came as a surprise in solar physics, which had long viewed the Sun as a more constant star whose variations were limited to a regular eleven-year cycle in the number of sunspots and other signs of solar activity. In making the case for the anomaly—which he called the Maunder Minimum—he gathered and interpreted data from a wide variety of sources, including first-hand accounts from extant historical observations of the Sun going back to the telescopic observations of Galileo and other contemporary scientists of the 17th and early 18th centuries; from historical reports of the aurora borealis observed in past centuries in Europe and the New World; from visual observations of sunspots seen with the unaided eye at sunrise and sunset in dynastic records from the Orient; from existing descriptions of the eclipsed Sun; and from measurements of carbon-14 in dated tree-rings. In the last of these, which can be used as a proxy indicator of solar activity, he found evidence of other similar periods of solar quiescence in the distant past, the most recent an even longer span, from about 1450 until 1540, which he named the Spörer Minimum. Both the Maunder and Spörer minima fell during the coldest parts of the Little Ice Age, which suggested a meaningful connection between the longer term behavior of the Sun and of the Earth’s mean surface temperature.

Dr. Eddy came also to be known for his work in the astronomy of the early Indians of the American plains, and particularly the astronomical alignments of the Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming and the Moose River wheel in southern Saskatchewan. He was as well a pioneer and champion of the application of historical data in the solution of modern problems in astronomy, and served as President of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society and of the Commission on Historical Astronomy of the International Astronomical Union.

Later in his career he left astronomy to work for twenty years on behalf of national and global efforts to understand global environmental changes of the present and the distant past.

He chaired many national and international scientific committees, was a respected teacher, a sought-after speaker and popularizer of science, and the author or editor of six books and more than 150 scientific papers.

Dr. Eddy received the Arctowski Prize for Solar-Terrestrial Physics from the National Academy of Sciences, the James Arthur Prize in Solar and Solar Terrestrial Physics of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

John Allen Eddy was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska in 1931 and in 1949 admitted as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation in 1953 he served for four years at sea as a line officer on aircraft carriers during the Korean War and later in the Persian Gulf as navigator and operations officer on a destroyer in the Atlantic Fleet. In 1957 he left active service in the Navy to enter graduate school at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where in 1962 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Astro-Geophysics.

Dr. Eddy worked for 28 years as a teacher and research scientist at the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder and as a scientific visitor at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts; later as the founder and Director of the Office for Interdisciplinary Earth Studies at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; as Chief Scientist and Vice President for Research at a consortium of universities and research institutions in Michigan; and as a founder and Editor, with his wife Barbara, of CONSEQUENCES, a scientific journal supported by five federal agencies to explain in popular terms the nature and eventual impacts of global environmental changes of all kinds. Upon moving to Tucson and until the time of his death, he worked as a full-time employee of NASA at the National Solar Observatory there.

Dr. Eddy is survived by Barbara, his beloved wife of 17 years; four children from an earlier marriage to Marjorie Bratt Eddy: Alexandra Eddy of Longmont; Amy Gale of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Jack Jr. of Laguna Beach, California; and Elisabeth Walker of Kirkland, Washington; a brother Robert, of Longmont, Colorado and a sister, Lucille Hunzeker, of Humboldt, Nebraska.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 11:00 am at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona.

Rosemary "Beverly" Brown, Boulder, CO

1950 - 2009

Rosemary “Beverly” Brown passed away on May 4th, 2009, at the age of 58.

She was born July 2, 1950, the daughter of the late William Avon Brown and Rose Godwin Brown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Rosemary was a graduate from Harpeth Hall in Nashville, received a B.A. from the University of Arizona (Delta Gamma) and earned a Law degree from Vanderbilt University.

She practiced Law as a securities attorney in both Nashville and Dallas.

Later she worked as a Real Estate Agent in Boulder, CO and a Chaplin for the Boulder Community Hospital Pastoral Service.

Rosemary spent much of her adult life battling an aggressive cancer.

Though it changed her plans, ending career paths prematurely, it never defined her dreams.

She had a bright mind and insatiable curiosity, which lent themselves well to the adventurous life she sought and shared with those around her.

Among her many interests she especially enjoyed traveling, art, remodeling, backpacking and a good whodunit.

Rosemary spoke three languages, and liked conversations and correspondence. All were enhanced by her wry sense of humor.

To know her, was to understand also how much she was adored by her husband, friends and dogs.

She loved life; living it fully; with a deep appreciation of its beauty.

She is survived by Bill Briggs of Boulder, Colorado, her husband of 19 years, her husband’s children, Heather and Willard and her sister, Barbara Lyons and her husband Kenny, and their children Avon and Kenny Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation designated for cancer care. P.O. Box 9019, Boulder, CO 80301. 303-440-2167

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