William "Bill" Wright
Born in Unionville, MO on Jul. 4, 1926
Departed on Jan. 24, 2008 and resided in Loveland, CO.
Memorial Service: Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Cemetery: Fort Logan National Cemetery
William Luther Wright of Loveland, formerly Longmont, died January 24, at McKee Medical Center, Loveland. He was 81.
Bill was born on July 4. 1926 in Unionville, Missouri to Jesse Wright and Lola Boggs Wright. He was raised in Missouri, graduating from Unionville High School.
Bill joined the US Army in 1945 serving two years as a military policeman. This position held a special place with Bill his entire life.
Bill moved to Colorado in the late 1950s and joined the University of Colorado. He joined the department of Diagnostic Ultrasound, designing and building equipment with the university.
Bill married Nancy Jacobsen on March 20, 1965 in Longmont.
He later started his own company in Longmont, Physionic Engineering, Inc., specializing in medical instrumentation. This was pioneering equipment in the field of diagnostic ultrasound, developing a smarter and perfected way to implement ultrasound. He would later sell the company to Picker X-ray.
Bill always eager to learn and try new things entered the personal computer field. At an early stage, he was tinkering with both how to approach and improve personal computers, as well as, design software. He started and ran William L. Wright, Inc, a company constructing computer systems, creating a number of software programs for small businesses, specializing in accounting, billing and networking. He worked for Rocky Mountain Consultants, as their computer consultant for 25 years. He consulted with numerous northern Colorado businesses, including working with his brother and company, Poudre Plastics, Inc.
Preceding him in death are his parents, a sister Rachel Rasmussen, and two brothers Robert Wright and Jesse "Jack" Wright.
Surviving are his wife of Loveland, and nieces and nephews Jean Anne Cory of Loveland, Richard Rasmussen of Spokane, WA, Mike Rasmussen of Longmont, Susan Bartlett of Downer€™s Grove, IL, Dr. Jeffrey Squire of Golden and Chris Squire of Maplewood, NJ.
Interment services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 28 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
Services will follow at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 28, at the Howe Mortuary Chapel with Chaplain Sylvia Edwards officiating.
Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Larimer County, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Frances Louise Dorsey
Born in Sterling, Colorado on Jun. 16, 1928
Departed on Jan. 24, 2008 and resided in Westminster, CO.
Service: Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Frances Louise Dorsey, of Westminster, died January 24 at her residence. She was 79.
Frances was born in Sterling, Colorado, on June 16, 1928 t Leigh Rodney and Kathrene Mentgen Rodney. She was raised on the eastern plains, attending school at St. Patrick€™s in North Platte, Nebraska.
Frances married James Edward Dorsey on January 23, 1950 in North Platte. The Dorsey€™s spent their early marriage in Sterling, before moving to Pennsylvania and then to West Virginia. They returned to Colorado, moving to Longmont in 1974.
Frances had a varied and wide number of interests. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, and a proud grandmother. She enjoyed many card games and was an accomplished bridge player. She enjoyed traveling both in the states and abroad, musicals, and was a talented piano player. An avid football fan, she closely followed the Nebraska and Notre Dame programs and was a baseball fan, especially enjoying the Colorado Rockies and their World Series run this fall. She enjoyed entertaining and was the consummate hostess.
She was a long time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Active in the church, she was previously involved in Altar ad Rosary Society, and taught Catechism course for many years. She was also a member of the Red Hats.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and her sister Kay McMorris.
Surviving are her son Michael Dorsey of Miles City, Montana; two daughters Marilyn Quigley and her husband Bob of Idaho Springs, CO and Janet Pearson of Erie; two grandchildren Matthew Lord of Denver and Meaghan Quigley of Idaho Springs.
A cremation has been entrusted to the Howe Mortuary, Longmont.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, January 28 at the Covenant Village Place Chapel, 9153 Yarrow St., Westminster, with The Reverend Steven Voss officiating.
Contributions may be made to the HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026.
Bonnie Dee Darling
Born in Hygiene, Colorado on Jan. 18, 1935
Departed on Jan. 27, 2008 and resided in Longmont, CO.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 1, 2008
Reception: Friday, Feb. 1, 2008
Bonnie Dee Rehwoldt Darling of Longmont, Colorado, died Sunday, January 27, 2008 at her home following brief illness. She was 73 years old.
Born January 18, 1935 in Hygiene, Colorado, to Paul and Lola (Hawkins) Rehwoldt, Bonnie was raised on her family's farm near Niwot, Colorado. Her family later moved to Longmont and she graduated from Longmont High School in 1952.
On February 28, 1954, Bonnie married Ronald Gene Darling. The couple made their home in Longmont.
While primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Darling had worked at Country Buffet for 14 years before retiring in 2007. She enjoyed picnics in the mountains, bowling, and dancing.
She will be missed by her husband, Ron Darling of Longmont; her daughter, Diana Darling of Longmont; and her brothers, Duane Rehwoldt and his wife, Elaine, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Larry Rehwoldt and his wife, Nancy, of Satellite Beach, Florida.
Visitation will be held at Howe Mortuary from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2008, followed by a reception at the Longmont Elks Lodge. A cremation will follow, with interment at Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont.
Memorials may be made to the Bonnie Darling Memorial Fund, c/o Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO 80501.
James Arthur Cafferty
Born in Middletown, Ohio on Mar. 27, 1932
Departed on Jan. 17, 2008 and resided in Longmont, CO.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
James A. Cafferty, 75, of Longmont, Colorado, passed away January 17, 2008 at the HospiceCare Center in Louisville, Colorado.
Born March 27, 1932 in Middletown, Ohio, to Josiah B. and Mary M. (McCarthy) Cafferty, he was raised in Franklin, Ohio. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and trained with the Green Beret Special Forces, 77th Division. He was honorably discharged after an injury as a paratrooper in 1954.
On December 30, 1953, James married Betty Lea West.
Trained as a Tool & Die maker with Fridgidaire, he was then hired by IBM Lexington and transferred to Kentucky in 1958. The Caffertys moved to Winchester, Kentucky in 1964, transferred to Boulder, Colorado with IBM in 1974, then to Boca Raton, FL in 1983. He retired from IBM in 1991.
Was a member of the Scottish Rite Masons in Lexington, a member of the Lions Club Minstrel in Winchester, a member of the Kiwanis Club in Longmont, and a member of the Power Squadron Sailing Club in Boca Raton.
After suffering a paralyzing stroke in July of 1998, he was relocated to Longmont, CO to be near his daughter and grandsons. After intensive therapy at Life Care Center of Longmont, he moved to his home with his wife in January of 1999. He was frequently sighted around Longmont as he maneuvered himself along in his wheelchair. He pulled weeds as he rolled along, visited with people and was rescued by quite a few when he got into difficult predicaments.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Mary Jo Brandenburg.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Cafferty; daughter, M'Linda Maher-Venrick and her husband, John Venrick; son, Michael A. Cafferty and his wife, Pamela Garver; brother John David Cafferty and his wife, Dixie Jo, and family; brothers-in-law, Gene Brandenburg and family, and Gary West and wife, Marie, and family. He is further survived by grandsons, S. Cody Maher and Nathan J. Maher.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2009 at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont with Roger Manning officiating.
Contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112, 303-649-9299.
Myrna M. Michler
Born in Herington, Kansas on May 16, 1919
Departed on Jan. 14, 2008 and resided in Louisville, CO.
Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Service: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Myrna M. Michler, 88, of Louisville, Colorado, was called by her Lord and Saviour to her eternal reward on Monday, January 14, 2008. Service: Saturday, February 2, 2008, 11:00 a.m, Historic Ryssby Church, 9000 North 63rd St., Boulder County, Colorado. Visitation: Ryssby Church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Herington, Kansas. 1 Thess. 4:13, 14.
Eric Jude Frenette
Born in Colchester, Vermont on Feb. 7, 1951
Departed on Jan. 28, 2008 and resided in Longmont, CO.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Eric Jude Frenette of Longmont, Colorado died January 28, 2008 at Longmont United Hospital after an extended illness. He was 56.
Eric was born February 7, 1951 in Colchester, Vermont to Roland E. and Hortense M. (Bouffard) Frenette. He was raised in Winooski, Vermont where he graduated from Rice Memorial High School. Eric then attended Vermont Technical College for one year before joining the Army National Guard. He served in the Guard for five years as a radioman first class and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.
Eric married Daralene M. Rash on December 6, 1975 in San Jose, California. He worked for IBM in California from 1970 until 1989 when he was transferred to the Boulder location. He worked for EDS from 1991 to 2003, at Experian for four years and most recently worked at Wiland Direct. Eric was an active member of Grace Evangelical Free Church.
Eric enjoyed spending time in his garden taking care of his many roses and raising tomatoes and other vegetables. He enjoyed working with tools and doing home improvement projects, watching baseball and supporting the Colorado Rockies, spending time on the computer, and watching documentaries and programs related to World War II. He enjoyed his family dogs and spending time with his family who was everything to him. He was an amazing Christian, husband, and father.
His parents preceded Eric in death. He is survived by his wife; his son Robert "Rob" Frenette; and his daughter Christianna Frenette all of Longmont; his brother Eugene Frenette and his wife Dorothy of Jacksonville, Florida; his sister Caroline Harrison and her husband Blaine of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Free Church with Pastors Tom Beaman and Tim Johnson officiating. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary of Longmont.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in Eric's name to the American Cancer Society, Great West Division, Inc., Attn: Memorials, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Ronald V. Jensen, Jr.
Born in Logan, Utah on Sep. 10, 1938
Departed on Jan. 28, 2008 and resided in Erie, CO.
Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Service: Monday, Feb. 4, 2008
Cemetery: Foothills Gardens of Memory
Ronald V. Jensen, Jr., of Erie, Colorado, died Monday, January 28, 2008 at North Valley Hospital in Thornton, due to injuries sustained in an accident. He was 69.
Born September 10, 1938 in Logan, Utah, to Ronald Victor Jensen, Sr. and Delores Schiess Jensen, Ron grew up in Hyrum, Utah. He served in the US Air Force from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1959. After a visit to Colorado, he fell in love with the scenery and decided to make the Front Range his home in 1960.
On January 25, 1965, he married Sheryl Wilson in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The couple made their home in Northglenn until moving to Erie in 1976. He made a career in sales and service managing relationships with clients in both sporting goods and fire systems fields.
An avid outdoorsman, Ron enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and shooting sports. He was a lifetime member of the NRA Whittington Center of Raton, New Mexico, and area gun clubs in Golden and Estes Park. He found his life's work sharing his vast knowledge of firearms with family and his many friends. He was a loving husband; father and proud grandfather who cherished time spent teaching his grandsons how to fish.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sheryl; his sons, Ronald V. Jensen, III, of Dacono, and Ryan Jensen and his wife, Tiffany, of Broomfield; his daughter, Rhonda Meggers of Arvada; and three grandsons, Rhett, Riley, and Austin. He is survived by two brothers, Jon Jensen and his wife, Loretta, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jeffrey Jensen of Ogden, Utah; and three sisters, Joan Peterson and her husband, Wayne, of Salt Lake City; Rosemary White and her husband, Don, of Eden, Utah, and Maureen Anderson and her husband, Gary, of Providence, Utah.
Mr. Jensen was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Howe Mortuary in Longmont with the family present from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stake Center, 1721 Red Cloud Road, Longmont. Interment will follow at Foothills Gardens of Memory.
Flowers can be sent to the Howe Mortuary in Longmont, or donations can be made to The Denver Hospice, 501 South Cherry St., Denver, 80246.
Ruth Ann Murray
Born in Kingston, New York on Dec. 23, 1953
Departed on Jan. 29, 2008 and resided in Longmont, CO.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008
Ruth Ann Murray of Longmont died January 29, 2008 at Longmont United Hospital. She was 54.
Ruth was born December 23, 1953 in Kingston, New York to Edward R. Lane, Sr. and Velma A. (Personeus) Lane. The family, with her father and stepmother, Ann, moved to Longmont in 1965 from Poughkeepsie, New York.
Ruth graduated from Longmont High School in 1971 and went on to graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Preschool Education in 1975. Ruth taught preschool for a short period of time from June 1975 to December 1976 in Colorado Springs. Ruth also received a B.S. from Regis University in 1993 in Computer Information Systems.
Ruth followed in her father's footsteps by joining IBM in March of 1981. She enjoyed her career with IBM that spanned 27 years. Ruth most of all enjoyed the people she met and worked with during her IBM career. She remembered fondly the 1st Diskette Drive Alumni Picnic in the summer of 2003. While at IBM she worked at various jobs, as a plastics press operator, diskette drive builder, secretary, and most recently as an IMS systems programmer. Ruth received numerous awards during her many years at IBM.
Ruth married Douglas Keith Murray on January 26, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She enjoyed her family very much and her many friends. Ruth and Doug enjoyed getting away to the casinos in Black Hawk. Ruth loved crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles, and loved her counted cross-stitch and crafts. Her most blessed and notably rewarding accomplishment in life was to raise and watch her son, Jade, become the most wonderful person, of who she was so very proud.
Ruth passed away from complications from cancer, but not before she put up a four and a half year battle. In those years before she passed she helped so many people in so many ways and always kept a positive attitude, never giving up. We will miss her generosity the most.
Ruth is preceded in death by her father, Edward R. Lane, Sr.; a sister, Luanne Marie Lane; a brother, Edward Lane, Jr.; a son, Douglas Keith Murray, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Ron Wright.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas of Longmont; her sons: Jade Wilson and his wife Katie of Aurora, CO, Brian Murray and his wife Angie of Mead, CO, and Timothy Murray and his wife Becca of Longmont; her mother, Ann E. Lane of Longmont; her brother, Ray Lane of Westminster, CO; two granddaughters: Avery Jillian Wilson and Alexa Marie Murray; two grandsons: Michael Ricky and Jeffery Daniel Murray; two sister-in-laws: Barbara Blanton of Longmont and Laura Bocco of Debary, FL; brother-in-laws Ken Murray of Las Vega, NV and Tim Blanton of Longmont; and nephews-in-law, Chad and Phi Whitaker of Aurora, CO.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Howe Mortuary with Pastor W. Bruce McQueen of Westview Presbyterian Church officiating. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary of Longmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Longmont Clinic Cancer Department or the Hope Cancer Center.