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George H. Clark

George H. Clark, 66, of Loveland, died July 2, 2004, at his home.

A former resident of Estes Park, Clark was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Sodus, N.Y. to Marion and Rose (Burgess) Clark. He married Shirley Tuttle Finch on Nov. 19, 1999 in Loveland.

A cabinet carpenter, Clark also did general carpenter work, including building homes in New York and Colorado. He was a member of Carpenter’s Union #85. He moved to Loveland in 1999 from Lyons, N.Y. He loved fishing, puzzles, cooking and spending time with family. He was a member of the Valley Assembly of God Church in Loveland.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Clark of the family home, sons Daniel Clark and his wife Varvara of Doylestown, Penn., Gary Clark and his wife Heather of Estes Park, Brian Clark of Mesa, Ariz., and Chris Clark and his wife Shannon of Fort Collins; stepsons Dale Mitchell and his wife Gwen of Evans, Paul Finch and his wife Pam of Oneida, N.Y., Allen Finch and his wife Terri of Margaretville, and Jim Finch and his wife Rose of Lyons, N.Y.; stepdaughter Sandy Zarcone and her husband Matt of Arkville, N.Y.; sisters, Louise Davenport and her husband Don of North Rose, N.Y., Ruth Mourey and her husband Curly of Lyons, N.Y., Ellen Mourey and her husband Bud of Alton, N.Y., and Dorothy Morrjie and her husband Frank of Wolcott, N.Y.; brother Robert Clark and his wife Cindy of Lithia, Fla. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held July 6 at Valley Assembly of God Church. Viegut Funeral Home of Loveland was in charge of arrangements and cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McKee Medical Center (for the cancer center) in care of the Viegut Funeral Home.

James F. Pickens

James F. Pickens, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died on Aug. 22 in Estes Park. His body has been given to the University of Iowa.

Pickens was from Red Oak, Iowa. He received his BA and JD degrees at the University of Iowa. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity and Phi Delta Pha legal fraternity. He served state side during the Korean War in the army.

His last year in law school he was on the board of editors of the Iowa Law Review. The first year after graduating from law school, he served as law clerk to United States District Judge Henry N. Graven. Pickens began the practice of law in Cedar Rapids in 1956 and continued with the same law firm, which is known to this day as Pickens, Barnes, and Abernathy.

He was a member of the Linn County Bar Association of which he was past president, the Iowa State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He served as a member and later chairman of the grievance commission of the Iowa Supreme Court, and served on the commission for nominating the appointment of judges for the appellate courts of Iowa. He simply enjoyed practicing law.

He was devoted to his family and they to him. He enjoyed many family gatherings in Cedar Rapids and Colorado where he and his wife were members of the Summer Residents Association in Estes Park. He was a long time member of the First Congregational Church, active in various administrative lay positions.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn of 48 years, a daughter Ayn Scott and her husband Bruce of Sedalia, Colo., and a son Andrew Pickens and his wife Denise of Akron Colo., and four grandchildren, Courtney and Tyler Pickens, Cliff and Matt Scott. He was predeceased by his parents, Bertha Thomsen of Red Oak, Iowa and Thomas A. Pickens of Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27 at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cedar Rapids.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Cedar Rapids, 361 17th St. S. E, the American Cancer Society, 710 10th Street, S.E. or the Estes Valley Land Trust, PO Box 663 Estes Park, CO 80517-0663.

Anne L. Reed

Anne L. Reed, 94, of Estes Park, died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Estes Park Medical Center.

Anne Gann was born Sept. 11, 1909, in Athens, Tennessee. Her parents were James Harold Gann and Mary Elizabeth Shoffiette. In 1932, she married Frank Reed in Athens, Tenn. He preceded her in death in 1970.

Anne was a buyer for bridal retailers. She worked at Stewart’s Dept. Store in Louisville, Ky., and was manager of Selman’s Ladies’ Department Store in Louisville. She was a member of the Highland Women’s Club in Louisville and sang in her church choir. In 1991 she moved to Estes Park from Lakeland, Fla., where she was active in the Presbyterian Apartments Retirement Community.

She is survived by her daughter Diane Penn and her husband, Bennett of Estes Park; a granddaughter Keri Kelsey-Gaona and her husband Richie; a great-grandson Alexander Reed Gaona and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the EPMCF for Prospect Park Living Center, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. To sign online guest register see

Myron Fuller

Myron A. Fuller, 86, of Loveland, died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Loveland Good Samaritan Village.

He was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Piqua, Ohio, to Cloyd A and Florence (Brennan) Fuller. After attending high school in Piqua, he married Virginia Mae Place in Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 28, 1944. Myron operated Fuller Brothers’ Body Shop in Piqua for 25 years. He also worked for Harry Bell Chevrolet, Olds, and Cadillac in Piqua. Myron and Virginia then owned and operated motels in Glenwood Springs, Colo., New Mexico and Estes Park before retiring in 1974.

He served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. During his service he received two Bronze Stars. Fuller was a member of the Piqua Elks lodge for 22 years. He moved to Loveland in 2000 after living in Estes Park for 28 years.

He loved putting together photo albums, spending time with family and picnics. He also loved music, especially Big Band Music.

Son, Doug Fuller, sister, Evelyn Cox and two grandchildren preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Virginia “Ginny” Fuller of Loveland; sons Joe Fuller and his wife Alice of Piqua, Michael Fuller and his wife Kathy of Loveland and Dick Fuller and his wife Dawnette of Longmont; daughter Connie Whitson and her husband Dan of Piqua; brother Bernard Fuller and his wife Virginia of Montezuma, Ohio; sister Eileen Ford and her husband Walter of Clearwater, Fla. Eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren also survive him.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Spiritual Life Center in Loveland with Pastor George Huber officiating. Following cremation, interment will take place at the Estes Valley Memorial Gardens in Estes Park. Kibby-Fishburn Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kibby-Fishburn Funeral Home and Crematory, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

Lucile Parker

Lucile Parker, 94, of Aurora, Neb., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Memorial Community Care.

Lucile Margaret Parker, the daughter of Frank L. and Mabel (Cavanaugh) Gleich, was born in Platte, S. D. on July 7, 1910. She was raised in Gayville and Yankton, S. D. where she graduated from high school.

She married Gerald L. (Jerry) Parker on Aug. 17, 1930, in Yankton. Jerry worked for the J.C. Penney Company in Yankton, Sioux Falls, and Huron, S. D. He became manager of the Penney’s store in Superior, Neb., and Lucile worked for the Superior Express newspaper. They lived in Superior for 21 years, where they raised their family. In 1965, they moved to Aurora and opened Parkers of Aurora. In 1973, they retired and moved to Estes Park, where they lived for 18 years. In 1991, they returned to Aurora.

Lucile was a member of Aurora Presbyterian United Church of Christ, where over the years she served on many committees. She was a member of the PEO and DAR, the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Women’s Club, both in Superior and Aurora.

Her husband Jerry, who died on Oct. 2, 1997, preceded her in death. Her parents and a sister, Marjorie Gordon and a great-granddaughter, Abby McMinn also preceded her.

Survivors include her three children, Joanne Howard of Edwards, Colo., and Bonita Springs, Fla., David Parker of Lincoln, Neb., and Dr. Richard Parker of Denver; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. A sister, Helen Kost of Aurora and a brother, Robert Gleich of Beneta, Ore., also survives her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Rev. James Keyser will officiate. A private family burial will follow the service at the Aurora Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1423 Seventh Street, Aurora, NE 68818. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at

Dev Halter

Dev Halter, 74, of Eugene, Ore., died Aug. 23, 2004.

She was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to Phil and True Colbert. She attended the University of Nebraska, earning a degree in fine arts. She married Jack Halter in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 2, 1956. A homemaker, she enjoyed needlepoint, hiking and cross country skiing.

Dev spent the last nine summers volunteering in Rocky Mountain National Park where she was a member of the Road Hogs and the 2,000-hour club. She was also a member of the Hilltop Guild. In Oregon, she was a member of the Tri-Delta Society, the Oregon Horsemans Association and the Eugene Hunt Club.

Her husband Jack preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1993.

Survivors include daughters, Nancy Halter of Eugene and Jackie Hale of Portland, Ore. A sister, Phyllis Hunley of Denver and two grandchildren also survive her.

A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at the Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain National Park Association.

Sharon Wiese

Sharon Wiese, 65, of Estes Park, died Saturday Oct. 2, 2004, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

Sharon Ann Biester was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Geneva, Neb., to Alvin and Clara Ann (Jansen) Biester. Sharon was raised on a farm in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. She attended Reese’s School of Cosmetology in Lincoln, and then worked as a beautician as well as an instructor. She married Leon Wiese at Grace Lutheran Church in Geneva on Oct. 7, 1962.

The couple lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho for three years, Bountiful, Utah for nine years, Overland Park, Kan., for three years and Bartlesville, Okla., for 11 years. During 1989 and 1990, they joined with Laborers For Christ, traveling through several states in their RV helping to build churches. In 1990, they moved to Estes Park and purchased The Estes Park Campground, which they operated until 2001.

Sharon was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Estes Park, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and The Estes Park Christian Women’s Club. She was a Sunday school teacher, had been active in 4-H and Brownies. Her hobbies included bowling, baking, photography, camping, vacationing with family, quilt making, and furniture refinishing.

Her parents, a sister JoAnn Chapman and premature twin boys preceded Sharon in death.

She is survived by her husband, Leon of Estes Park, a son Jeff and his wife Kerrie, of Beavercreek, Ohio, a daughter Julie Wiese of Colorado Springs, three grandchildren Elizabeth Anne, Rebecca Elena, and Rachel Sharon, a brother Larry Biester of Geneva, sisters Anita Williams of Lincoln and Patti Kirkwood of Elbert, Colo., and a brother-in-law Tom Chapman of Lincoln, Neb.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Estes Park. Visitation was held earlier at Allnutt Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will take place Friday at the Geneva Cemetery at 2 p.m. Visitation will take place at Farmer & Sons Funeral Home in Geneva Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Ave Estes Park, CO 80517.

To view obituary and sign online guest register see

Edward J. Zadina

Edward J. Zadina, 86, of Fort Collins, formerly of Eden Valley, died Sept. 30, 2004, at Columbine Care Center East, his home for the past three and a half years.

Edward Joseph Zadina was born March 23, 1918, in Rural Valley County, Nebraska to Joseph and Anna Rejda Zadina. He grew up in Colorado Springs and formerly lived in New Mexico, California, Washington State, and Estes Park. He graduated from Yale University and worked as a Nuclear Physicist throughout his career. He worked with Boeing and Lockheed testing weapons systems. He worked on Hydrogen bombs in design and testing and worked out a series of calculations to determine nuclear explosion effects in the upper atmosphere and outer space.

Zadina enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, horseback riding, tennis and swimming.

A service was held at Columbine East on Oct. 5. Per his request, his cremated remains will be buried in his family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Philip Arbuckle

Philip Arbuckle, 92, a resident of Loveland since 1999, and a former resident of Estes Park, died Oct. 2, 2004.

Philip Arbuckle was born in 1912, in Newark, N. J. He attended New York University and married Florence Hinton on June 8, 1940, in Broomfield, N. J. He had been a resident of both New Jersey and New York before moving to Colorado. Philip and Florence wintered in Green Valley, Ariz., for 20 years.

During World War II, he built airplane engines for Wright Aero in Patterson, N. J., and later for General Electric.

After World War II, he and Florence moved to Schenectady, N. Y. where he worked on jet engines. In 1953, he went to work for Martin Marietta and worked there for 22 years until his retirement in 1973. He worked as an engineer on Titan I and Titan II missiles.

Philip’s greatest career accomplishment was to participate in the early stages of the space program and to collaborate with NASA engineers.

He was a member of Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, and a member of All Saints Episcopal church in Loveland.

Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his son, Don Arbuckle of Denver, daughters Laurie Kearns of Denver and Perry Park, and Elaine Downing of Boulder, sisters Helen Richards of San Diego, California, and Edythe Wadsten of Bonita Springs, Fla., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado. Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Bartholomew’s at 880 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Marshall L. Frasier, Woodrow

1926 - 2008

Marshall L. Frasier, 81, well known rancher in the Woodrow community, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2008, at the Valley View Villa Nursing Home in Fort Morgan from complications with cancer.
He served as a leader in his church, community, and Colorado’s cattle industry.
He was born October 11, 1926, on the family farm in Wallace County, KS. The youngest of six children, by age eight Marshall was busy operating tractors and herding cattle.
After graduating from Sharon Springs High School, he served in the U.S. Navy as a radar operator on the USS Elkhorn, an oil tanker bound for the China Sea.
By the time Marshall returned from his military service in 1947, his father had purchased the Hashknife Ranch south of Last Chance, CO.
Over the next 60 years Marshall rebuilt the ranch into a model yearling operation. He also acquired a sand hills ranch north of Wray that he developed into an irrigated farm and later traded for River Bend Ranch west of Limon. The family’s management of these ranches has been recognized with conservation awards from the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
Marshall took great pride in his community. He held many leadership posts in the local Methodist Church and the Woodlin Lions Club. He served for 16 years on the Woodlin School Board and was past president of the Colorado Association of School Boards.
A lifelong member of state and national cattlemen’s organization, Marshall was the first to serve as President of both the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Livestock Association. He was Region V Vice President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
In 2004, Marshall was inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame.
While he never retired from the ranch, in his later years, Marshall spent time rebuilding antique wooden windmills. His proudest accomplishment was inspiring his three sons to join him in the cattle business.
Marshall is survived by his wife, LaRue, of Woodrow; sons, Joe (Cindy) Frasier of Limon, Mark Frasier of Fort Morgan, and Chris (Leanna) Frasier of Denver; brothers, Harold Frasier of Sharon Springs, KS, and Melvin Frasier of Boulder; grandson Ryan (Lindsay) Frasier of Newton, KS; granddaughters, Kelsey Frasier of Manhattan, KS, Emily Frasier of Limon, and Katie Frasier of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Eicher; Brother Donald Frasier; and his parents, Elmer and Mayme Frasier.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Howard United Methodist Church in Last Chance.
Interment will be at the Walk’s Camp Methodist Cemetery north of Limon.
The Heer Mortuary in Brush-Fort Morgan are entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Woodlin Lions Club Scholarship Fund or to the Howard United Methodist Church, c/o Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron Street, Brush, CO 80723.

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