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Colorado Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 228

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Date: Thursday, 7 November 2013, at 7:27 a.m.

Maxwell Hatch

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Columba Catholic Church for Maxwell Hatch, who died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in Durango. He was 48.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

The Rev. Mike McCleary will officiate. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery.

Mr. Hatch was born Aug. 11, 1951, in Fort Duchesne, Utah. He was a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Mr. Hatch was raised in Durango by C.C. and Myrta Chaney and stepsister, Doris Chaney. He was a graduate of Durango High School. He enjoyed being a cowboy and competed in rodeos in his younger years. He enjoyed spending time and playing sports with his stepson, Tommy.

Survivors include his wife, Jamee; his stepson, Tommy Poole of Durango; his mother, Pearl Arkansas of Fort Duchesne, Utah; four sons, Rodney Hatch and Billy Hatch, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; Randy Fisher of Kodiak, Alaska; and Travis White of Vernal, Utah; two daughters, Jackie Hatch and Connie Lopez, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; four brothers; five sisters; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, 234 Columbine Street, Suite 333, Denver, CO 80206.

Opal ‘Cal’ Miller

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bayfield Cemetery for Opal "Cal" Miller, a longtime Bayfield resident who died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Crane’s Roost Care Home in Aztec, N.M., after a short battle with cancer. She was 71.

Mrs. Miller was born in Gaston, Ore. She married George E. Miller in September 1953, and they lived in Montana, Arizona and Oregon, before moving to Bayfield in the early 1970s. She later returned to Arizona in the early 1990s when her health failed.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband in February 1997.

She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Lee Wiebe of Ignacio, Linda Jean Moore of Bayfield and Donna Jo Sellers of Blanco, N.M.; and a sister, Jewell Smalley of McMinnville, Ore.

George Irwin Purdy

George Irwin Purdy died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Sato Hospital in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. He was 92.

The cause of death was renal failure.

Mr. Purdy was born in 1907 in Durango and was raised in San Diego, Calif., where his family moved when he was a small boy.

Mr. Purdy served in the Navy during World War II. On leaving the Navy in 1945 as a lieutenant commander, he became chief of the metallurgy branch of the Mining and Geology division of the Occupation Government (SCAP). His primary duty was to rebuild Japan’s metals industry. Leaving SCAP in 1948, he started his own trading company in Japan, selling it in 1965 to Dresser Industries.

Throughout his 55 years in Japan, Mr. Purdy was a leading figure in Tokyo’s expatriate community. He was the first post-war commissioner in Japan of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts; in 1972 was president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; founded the local Navy League chapter; and co-founded the Tokyo Power Squadron of private boats (part of the U.S. Power Squadron). He was a long-time member of the Tokyo American Club, Tokyo Club and Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Midori; his son, William; two grandchildren, Mary Hunter Purdy and John William Purdy; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 1 in Tokyo. A memorial service was held at the U.S. Naval base at Yokosuka. His cremated remains were scattered at sea by a U.S. warship.

Howard L. Pope

Howard L. Pope died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his home in Hesperus. He was 51.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. Pope was born July 18, 1948, in Santa Monica, Calif. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era.

Mr. Pope was a gardener and landscaper and worked on the Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School nature walk.

He is survived by his brother, Greg Pope of Kline, Colo.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation will be at Hood Mortuary Crematory.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fort Lewis Mesa School Nature Walk, Attn: Sue Ullom, 11274 Highway 140, Hesperus, CO 81326.

Catherine Sue Orrison Bradford

Catherine Sue Orrison Bradford, formerly of Durango, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Laramie, Wyo. She was 81.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mrs. Bradford was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Victor, Colo. She grew up in the Denver area and attended the University of Colorado and Colorado State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Colorado.

Mrs. Bradford’s interests were politics, all sporting events and the weather.

She was married to District Court Judge Byron V. Bradford of Durango. He preceded her in death in 1985.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Kaufman of Orinda, Calif., Sara Duncan of Granby and Denver, and Sandra Morrison of Laramie, Wyo.; a son, Sam Morrison of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the University of Wyoming Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Clotilde Juanita Medina

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Clotilde Juanita Medina, who died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was 80.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

The Rev. Joseph Gallegos will officiate. Burial will be at La Posta Cemetery. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hood Mortuary.

Mrs. Medina was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Gallina, N.M., and grew up in Gallina in a farming community. Her family moved to La Posta when she was 10. She married Presention Medina on April 21, 1937, in La Posta.

Mrs. Medina lived in La Posta until 1964 when she moved to Durango. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1990.

Mrs. Medina was a long-time seamstress and quilter and enjoyed canning food, gardening and raising her grandchildren. For much of her life, she was a communicator for deaf friends and family members. She was a member of the La Posta Catholic Church before its closing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Presention Medina, on June 17, 1966; a daughter, Bernice Albo; and a son, Donald Medina.

Survivors include her daughters, Genivive Quintana of Montrose, Colo., Sally Martinez, Frances Martinez, Angie Mestas and Vangie Maes, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, two sons, Johnny Medina and Philbert Medina, both of Durango; 42 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Martinez of Montrose, Colo.; five sisters, Augustina Rael of Durango, Lila Jaramillo and Ruby Medina, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, Josie Gearhardt of California and Rita Medina of Fruita, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brad ‘Duff’ McCarty

Brad "Duff" McCarty died suddenly in his home in Arboles on Monday, April 3, 2000. He was 52.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. McCarty was formerly of West Branch, Iowa.

Memorial services with full military rites were held at 10:30 a.m. April 10 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to charities listed at Durango Funeral Options, 247-8555.

Robert Samuel Taylor, II

A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church for Robert Samuel Taylor, II, a Special Olympics gold medal winner, who died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his home in Durango from natural causes. He was 49.

He was born with a congenital heart disease and lived with Down’s Syndrome.

The Rev. Rick Calhoun will officiate at services. Burial will be 3 p.m. April 15 at Waxahachie City Cemetery in Waxahachie, Texas.

Mr. Taylor was born May 25, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He was a charter student at Children’s Development Center in Dallas, starting school there at age 7. While at school and throughout his life, he was looked up to by his peers as a role model.

Following the death of his parents, Mr. Taylor moved to Durango in 1968. In Durango he worked at the Four Corners Sheltered Workshop. He moved to Boulder in 1974 where he worked at the University of Colorado at the student union. He returned to live in Durango four years ago.

Mr. Taylor competed in Special Olympics where he won many medals, including a gold for downhill skiing. He enjoyed bowling with his friends, and road horses when he was younger.

He is survived by two sisters, Pat McNeill of Durango, and Christine P. "Penny" Gomez of Santa Fe, N.M.; and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Adaptive Sports Association, 125 East 32nd Street, Durango, CO. 81301.

Horace Andrew Bryant

A private memorial service was held on April 1 in Ventura, Calif., for Horace Andrew Bryant, a Bayfield resident from 1981 to 1998, who died March 23, 2000, at his home in Ventura after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

A local memorial service is planned this summer at Vallecito.

Mr. Bryant was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Brentwood, Calif., and had lived in San Bernardino and Redlands, Calif., before moving to Colorado.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Roundy Bryant; three children from a previous marriage, Greg and Marti of Arizona, and Susic Lescizka of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Cochran of Ione, Calif., and Betty McAlpine of Mona, Utah; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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