Rev. Dr. Carleton Whitehead
The Rev. Dr. Carleton Whitehead, 87, of Estes Park, died at home Sept. 9.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m., at Mile Hi Church of Religious Science, in Denver, with Dr. Roger W. Teel officiating.
He was born April 20, 1913, to Carl Whitehead and Mabel (Kennedy) Whitehead in Denver.
The Rev. Whitehead attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He received a doctorate of religious science and a doctorate of divinity at the Institute of Religious Science.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II as a civil engineer.
In his church ministry, the Rev. Whitehead trained with Dr. Harvey Hardman, former dean of the College of Divine Science in Denver. He served for 20 years as pastor of Monterey Church of Religious Science in Monterey, Calif.
Also, he served for 20 years as pastor of First Church of Religious Science in Chicago, and he was president of Religious Science International for seven years.
He was chairman for the Board of Education for RSI for 24 years. He trained more than 30 ministers and lectured extensively throughout the world, including South Africa, England and Canada.
The reverend authored four books: "Creative Mediation," "Can You Keep a Secret," "Mind-Body Connection" and "Financial Freedom."
His grandfather visited Estes Park in 1855. His father, Carl Whitehead, was recently named one of the 10 most influential lawyers in the history of Colorado.
The Rev. Whitehead built a home in Estes Park in 1975 and retired here in 1989. He was president of the Windcliff Home Owner’s Association in Estes Park for three years.
He was married to Elena Goforth Whitehead for 20 years.
Survivors include two brothers, Leigh Whitehead of Colorado Springs, and Kenneth Whitehead of Overland Park, Kansas; and 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded death by his former wife, Elena Goforth Whitehead.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Religious Science Church of the donor’s choice.
Anna Marie Payne
Anna Marie Payne, former Estes Park resident, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26. She was 80.
Her final resting place will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery
in Kansas City, Kan.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1920.
Mrs. Payne and her husband were long-time members of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. She was also a Red Cross volunteer, a Hospice volunteer, and a member of the Chapter F.J. PEO Sisterhood.
She was an avid hiker, as evidenced by being a member of the Over-the-Hill-Gang Hiking Club, and had a great love of the mountains and Estes Park in particular.
Survivors include: a daughter, Roberta Garner, of Kansas City, Kan.; a son, James Weaver, of Kemah, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ross Campbell Foltz
Ross Campbell Foltz, 79, died at his home in Estes Park on Sunday, Dec. 31.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Rev. M. Paul Garrett will officiate. Interment will be at St. Bartholomew’s Churchyard Columbarium.
Mr. Foltz was born on June 4, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Ross Milton and Ida Louise (Campbell) Foltz.
He attended the Citadel and then received a bachelor’s in metallurgy from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity. During World War II, he served as a Navy lieutenant on the Pensacola. He also received a purple heart for the Battle of Midway.
Mr. Foltz formed the R.C. Foltz Company in Houston. He was experienced in engineering applications of liquid and solids separation, liquid and solids processing, controls, corrosion and pollution abatement. His company served the processing industry, oil fields, municipalities and utilities. He also taught appropriate technologies at the college level.
Moving to Denver, Mr. Foltz became vice president of the Prime Energy Corporation. He then moved to Estes Park after marrying his wife, Anne, on Feb. 25, 1984. He then established Foltz Engineering, specializing in advanced thermal technologies. He received four national recognitions for his thermal technology designs for commercial buildings and airplane hangers.
He was proud of being a registered metallurgical engineer in both Texas and Colorado. He also owned two airplanes and flew often from coast to coast conducting his business.
Mr. Foltz helped establish the first Christian radio station in Houston, as well as serving on the board of directors for the Campus Crusade for Christ. While still in Texas, he flew missionaries to Mexico, Central America and South America as an outreach ministry. Later, he joined the mission field in Africa.
Mr. Foltz was active in St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, the Wednesday morning Men’s Bible Study, and the Kairos of Colorado Prison Ministry.
Survivors include: his wife, Anne Foltz, of Estes Park; his daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Randy Sumrall, of Houston; his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Karen Foltz, of Houston; his son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Yvonne Foltz, of Houston; his stepson, Craig McCarthy, of Brian Head, Utah; his stepdaughter, Mary Garrison, and her husband, Tom, of Eagan, Minn.; his stepdaughter, Sarah Belleau, and her husband, Jerry, of Fort Collins; his stepdaughter, Louise Belleau, and her husband, Roger, of Fort Collins; his stepdaughter, Amy Stevens, and her husband, John, of Colorado Springs; his brother and sister-in-law, Rodger and Ruth Foltz, of Salt Lake City; his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Vicki Foltz, of Monroe, Wash.; his stepbrother, William P. Beanblossom, and his wife, Sue, of Lincolnshire, Ill.; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kairos of Colorado Prison Ministry, in care St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1559, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Theresa Veronica Feldbusch
Theresa Veronica Feldbusch died on Thursday, Dec. 28, in her Estes Park home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Francis of Assisi in Little Valley.
Mrs. Feldbusch loved the mountains and cared deeply about animals.
Survivors include: her husband, Arthur Feldbusch; a daughter, Lynn Ackerman; a son, George Ackerman; a daughter, Lisa Ackerman; a grandson, Shawn Ackerman; a granddaughter, Chelsea Ackerman; a grandson, Joshua Ackerman; a granddaughter, Rainia Anderson; and two great-grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to the Cancer Society and to the Dumb Friends League.
Robert K. Weldon
Robert K. Weldon, of Loveland, died on Sunday, at the Sierra Vista Health Care Center. He was 90 years old.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Allnutt Hunter Chapel. Rev. Harvey Ruegsegger of First Christian Church will officiate. Cremation will be conducted.
Mr. Weldon was born on Jan. 22, 1911, in Loveland, to John Hasler and Bessie (Keeler) Weldon. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1929 and from CSU in 1933.
Mr. Weldon began his career with the Park Service in Arkansas at Hot Springs National Park in 1934. From 1935 until 1938, he was a forester in the Soil Conservation Service in Kentucky and Tennessee. He then served again with the Park Service at Mammoth Cave, Yellowstone and Mount Rainier National Park.
During World War II, he was an officer in the 10th Mountain Division and served two years in Italy with a special mountain warfare detachment attached to the British 8th Army.
A former resident of Estes Park, in 1966 Mr. Weldon moved back to the ranch which was homesteaded by his family in 1872 in Loveland.
He loved fly fishing, gardening, hiking, photography and spending time outdoors.
Mr. Weldon was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Mr. Weldon was preceded in death by two brothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Bernice, of Loveland; his son, Forrest H. Weldon, of Gustavus, Alaska.; his daughter and son-in-law, Caron and Garland Young, of Helena, Mont.; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Dan Hutcherson, of Loveland; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Association or the National Parks Conservation Association, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.
Dr. Lois W. Bennett
Dr. Lois W. Bennett died last week (April 11, 2001) in Loveland at the age of 69.
Memorial services are still pending.
Dr. Bennett was born on Dec. 16, 1931, in Alba, Mo., but has lived in Colorado since the 1950s.
Additional information will be available in the near future. To contact Allnutt Funeral Service, who will be handling some of the arrangements, call (970) 586-3101.
Harriet "Dee" Burr
Harriet "Dee" Burr died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at the place she loved the most — her Estes Park ranch high above Dry Gulch Road. She was surrounded by her family, as well as her beloved pets.
Born Aug. 22, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. to Maurice and Freda (Abelson) Burr, she graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. and Principia College in Elsah, Ill. As a teenager she visited Hazel Schmoll’s guest ranch in Ward, fell in love with Colorado and determined to make it her home some day.
In 1964 Burr and her family moved to Allenspark where they owned and operated Triple Creek Ranch. In 1967 they moved to Estes Park where she met Ruth Nelson, one of the earliest botanists to study the plants of Rocky Mountain National Park. Burr and Nelson became fast friends, riding their horses, camping and hiking throughout the Rocky Mountain region for years.
In 1968 Burr built a small cabin on Nelson’s Skyland Ranch. Over the years she added on to the cabin several times and built a barn for her horses.
Burr lived life to the fullest. She was an avid horsewoman who rode the Colorado Trail and served for many years on the Estes Valley Trails Committee, helping to keep area trails open for riders and hikers. She loved cross country and downhill skiing, playing her guitar and reciting cowboy poetry. She was also active in the local chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
She earned a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado. Before her retirement she was a classroom teacher and assistant principal in Niwot and a guidance counselor and substitute teacher in Estes Park.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Goodrich; her daughter, Daryl Fischer; son-in-law, Dan Gleason, and grandchildren, Alexa Fischer and Jordan Fischer all of Spring Lake, Mich.; son, Randall Koropp of Miami, Fla.; brother, Ralph Burr of Washington, DC.; her dog, Mac; and her horse, Smokey.
A memorial celebration for her family and many friends will be held at Burr’s ranch in early June.
Contributions may be made to the Estes Valley Trails Committee, P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Sheldon Edsall Southwick
Sheldon Edsall Southwick, 82, a Denver native and resident of Estes Park, died Feb. 3, 2002 in Estes Park.
He was born Feb. 2, 1920 in Denver. He attended the University of Denver and served four years in the Navy on the USS Saratoga in World War II. He was honored with the purple heart.
He married Ruth Ann Whiteside on Nov. 25, 1975 in Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Ann and three children, Robert, Stephen and Seerie; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Park Living Center or the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of Allnutt Funeral Home, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, Colo., 80517.
Arlin B. Ward
Arlin B. Ward, 82, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, in Sun City, Ariz. He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Fargo, N.D., to Walter and Iva Mae Ward. He married Shirley Kilmer, Feb. 13, 1943, in Orangeburg, S.C. He served in the U.S. Air Corps as a pilot in 1942. He received a master’s degree in milling from Kansas State University in 1951. He worked for Pillsbury Mills in Minneapolis, Minn., and Springfield, Ill., until he returned to the Department of Grain Science and Industry at KSU in 1961. Ward traveled worldwide to bring technical training to overseas audiences of flour millers and grain processors. He encouraged flour millers abroad to come to KSU for regular academic programs as well as special short courses. He was the initiator of the International Grains Program. He was one of the earliest promoters of hard white wheat for Kansas, and in 1992, the nation’s first publicly released hard white wheat variety was named "Arlin."
He was presented the Ernst-Ammer Medallion for outstanding contributions to cereal milling technology by the German Association of Cereal Research. The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers named him Wheat Man of the Year in 1976. He received the Association of Operative Millers Gold Medal award for outstanding contributions in milling in 1969. Watching students’ skills mature gave him great enjoyment. He was known throughout the world as a teacher, counselor, miller and trainer. He believed the most important people to walk through his door were his students. He was one of two patent holders on the air classification method of separating high protein flour particles from high-starch particles. This was a big technical advance in the milling industry. In 1976, he received the Teaching Award of Merit from the Society of Gamma Sigma Delta, an international agricultural honorary, for his demonstrated interest and concern for his students and for maximizing their learning potentials.
Ward retired in 1984 and traveled with his wife to Estes Park and finally settled in Sun City, Ariz. Much of his time was spent developing plans for an International Grain Center. His parents and a brother, Leland C. Ward, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; one son, Kenneth Ward and wife Robin of Fruita, Colo.; three daughters, Linda Ward Mosier and husband Steve of Hays, Kan., Kay Ward Taylor and husband Chris of Fort Collins, and Barbara Ward Pratt of Estes Park; eight grandchildren, Karyn Nicholson and husband Blake of Kansas City, Kristen Hill and husband Chris of Estes Park, Karla Mosier of Estes Park, Kayleen Geist and husband Garrett of Hays, Kan., Matt Taylor of Lakewood, Colo., Jena Taylor of Fort Collins, Brian Ward and Katie Ward both of Fruita, Colo., and one sister, Wilma Taylor of Denver.
Ward truly walked with God. His personal relationship with Jesus Christ radiated throughout every aspect of his life. Interment will be in Estes Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Arlin Ward Memorial Fund at Kansas State University or the Parkinson’s Association and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home at Box 235, Hoxie, Kan., 67740.
Former Estes Park resident Catherine Gartner, 89, died Wednesday, June 5, at her home in Sun City West, Ariz.
Gartner was born March 22, 1913, in Europe. She met her lifetime partner Hans Gartner in Chicago, and they were married on Nov. 12, 1933. The couple ran a butcher shop, and she worked as a window designer for the Woolworth store.
The couple moved to Estes Park in 1952.
They built a motel, the Three G’s, then built the Tyrol, next to it. Between the motels, they built the award-winning restaurant the Gartner Haus. They also owned a gift shop in Estes Park.
By the mid-1970s, they had sold the businesses and began to enjoy their retirement in the Estes Valley.
They moved to Sun City West in 1990 for health reasons.
Gartner was an active member in the Quota Club of Estes Park.
She is survived by her son Jack Gartner of Estes Park; granddaughters Joedy O’Dell and her husband Rick of Estes Park, and Jackie Johnson and her husband Gary of Blair, Okla.; and great grandchildren Jake and Jesse O’Dell of Estes Park.
A service will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at noon, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower St. Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.