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Kathryn L. PROPP

Kathryn L. PROPP, 90, of Loveland, died Jan. 20, 2007.

She was born June 4, 1916, to Clarence George and Leah Mae Closser Willard in Lead, S.D. She moved to Denver at the age of 3 and graduated in

1934 from East High School. She attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo., for one year, then graduated from Colorado A & M, now Colorado State University, in 1938, with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She married H. William 'Bill' Propp on June 23, 1939. They later divorced.

Kathryn began teaching in Loveland in 1953, one year of first grade at the old Lincoln School, then, kindergarten at the old Washington School and Winona School. She retired in 1983. She received her master's degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1965.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Loveland's Retired School Employees Association and National Retired Teachers Association. She was a volunteer at McKee Medical Center since 1984. She loved being with family and friends. She enjoyed using the Chilson Recreation Center and gardening.

She is survived by sons, Gary Propp of Longmont, and Alan Propp and wife Pam of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister, Janet Claire Royce of Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother C. George Willard, and sisters, June Willard and Elizabeth May Lewis.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at Loveland Good Samaritan Spiritual Life Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McKee Medical Center or Loveland Good Samaritan in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.


Mary Lou RADMACHER, 75, of Loveland and formerly of Berthoud, died Jan. 19, 2007, at the Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield.

She was born April 11, 1931, in Hays, Kan., to Paul S. and Wilma E. (Sechler) Alexander. Mrs. Radmacher lived in Hiawatha, Kan., and graduated from Hiawatha High School.

She married Kenneth E. Radmacher in Hiawatha, Kan., on Sept. 4, 1949. They moved to Colorado from Auburn, Neb., having lived in Longmont, Brighton and then Berthoud for 40 years, where Kenneth owned and managed Ken's Nu-Way Cleaners. They moved to Loveland in 1975 where she had lived ever since.

Kenneth predeceased on May 20, 1999.

She loved dolls and collected and made porcelain dolls. People often related that Mrs. Radmacher resembled Shirley Temple, which led her to watch Shirley Temple films. She also had a Shirley Temple collection and performed as a Shirley Temple look-alike.

Mrs. Radmacher especially loved her family and was interested in all their activities and family life. She also had a fond caring for small children and babies.

She is survived by three sons, P. David Radmacher and wife Siony of Berthoud, Douglas A. Radmacher and wife Yvette of Beaverton, Ore., Rob D. Radmacher and wife Deni of Loveland; one daughter, Sue A. Timmons and life partner Joy L. Timmons of Keenesburg; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Lou Radmacher, and a grandson, Aaron Michael Godfrey.

Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St., in Longmont with Tom Hovestol officiating. Interment will be in the Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary Lou Radmacher to the Calvary Church, 2101 Gay St., Longmont, CO 80501.

Mary Agnes SOTHMAN

SOTHMAN, Mary Agnes, 102, of Fort Collins. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at Allnutt Macy Chapel in Greeley. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ault. Interment at Ault Cemetery.

Bonnie Kay SPICER

Bonnie Kay SPICER, 59, of Wellington, formerly of Loveland, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

She was born July 12, 1947, in Afton, Wyo., to Sol and Melba Baldwin. She married William A. Spicer Jr. on Aug. 19, 1966, in Rawlins, Wyo.

They lived in Loveland from 1972 to 1978 and lived in Wellington for the past 31 years.

She took great pride and joy in her work as a librarian at Eyestone Elementary School for 24 years, as a volunteer for many organizations including 21 years of physical therapy for a friend with cerebral palsy, and the Latter-day Saints church service.

She was a caring family matriarch who loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, traveling and putting together photo albums. She lived her life caring for others and always gave more then she took.

She is survived by her husband, William A. Spicer Jr. of Wellington; two sons, Les Spicer of Portland, Ore., and Robert Spicer of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three daughters, Gwen Bartran of Fort Collins, Jamie Anderson of Highlands Ranch, and Kathryn Beavers of Fort Collins; six brothers, Roland Baldwin of Wisconsin, Bernel Baldwin of Wisconsin, Elwin Baldwin of Wyoming, Fred Baldwin of Wyoming, Tom Gardner of Wyoming and Ken Gardner of Utah; a sister, Dauna McBride of Laramie, Wyo.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Melba, and father, Sol.

A visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Bohlender Funeral Chapel.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Riverside Ward, 600 E. Swallow, Fort Collins, with Bishop Jack Whittier officiating.

Burial will follow at Wellington Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation or Eyestone Elementary Media Center memorial fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.


Dale L. STEWART, 52, retired chief warrant officer 4, Civil Engineer Corps, USN, of Loveland, died Jan. 22, 2007, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

He was born May 13, 1954, in Indianapolis, Ind. He grew up on a small farm in Penryn, Calif., and graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif., in 1972. Soon after, he joined the Navy and served his first tour of duty in Iceland as a Seabee steelworker.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Stewart was discharged from active duty on Oct. 13, 1980, and immediately joined the Navy Reserve. He served his country in uniform for 30 years. He retired from the Navy as a chief warrant officer 4 on Sept. 21, 2002.

While in the Navy, he graduated from St. Leo College in St. Leo, Fla. In 1983, he earned his master of business administration from Western International University in Phoenix, Ariz.

He married Joy Anne Jenness on June 14, 1984, in Chrisman, Ill.

He had more than 28 years of business experience. He was a self-employed project manager. He was the president of his own consulting firm with as many as 42 employees working with the Department of Energy. There are many project management professionals who were trained in project management through his tutelage at the University of Colorado at Denver and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

One of his hobbies was construction on his own home. He had just completed building a log structure, which was his dream home, in December 2004.

He was very proud of the accomplishments he attained in the Navy, in his professional life and in his leisure time. One of his joys was keeping in touch with all the wonderful shipmates with whom he had the opportunity to work. He supported, mentored and encouraged almost all personnel with whom he came in contact. He experienced life with gusto, morals and courage, continuing through his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Anne Jenness Stewart; his mother, Delores Loretta Summers and husband Wayne J.; his brother, Daniel L. Stewart and wife Caroline; his son, Nicholas Allen Stewart; four nephews; four nieces; and one uncle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul John Stewart.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. All active and retired Seabees are encouraged to wear their dress blues.

His wishes were to be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County, the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Fund or the McKee Foundation for the Cancer Center.


Glenda Marie WEBSTER-CLAYCAMP, 49, of Fort Collins died Jan. 21, 2007, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.

She was born May 24, 1957, in Holton, Kan., to Lester and Lena (Marie) Gilliland.

She was the common-law wife of Joe 'Bobby' DeHerrera for more than 25 years.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant at nursing homes in Berthoud and Loveland. She had lived in the Loveland and Fort Collins area for more than 25 years.

She enjoyed going for drives in the mountains. She also enjoyed reading medical journals and loved spending time with her dog.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby DeHerrera of Fort Collins; one son, Chris Webster of Fort Collins; one daughter, Misty Webster of Lebanon, Ore.; one stepson, Little Joe DeHerrera of Loveland; a sister, Helen Freeborn of Valley Falls, Kan.; a brother, Ray Webster of Ohio; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lester Webster.

Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Salazar officiat-

ing. Viewing will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens north of Loveland.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Glenda M. Webster-Claycamp memorial fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.

ANDERSON, Clarence V.

Clarence V. ANDERSON, 79, of Loveland, died Jan. 13, 2007.

He was born in Port Wing, Wis., on Feb. 27, 1927, to Edwin and Anna Anderson. He was raised on his parents' dairy farm and attended schools in Port Wing. He later joined the U.S. Army. Upon discharge from the army he met and later married Elizabeth E. Vangsness. They divorced after several years of marriage.

After his move to Colorado he was employed by the Union Pacific

Railroad, Ideal Market, Monfort of Colorado, Agland, and after retirement he worked on lawn mowers at his residence in Loveland.

He is survived by his sons, Kensley Anderson, Kevin L. Anderson (Linda), and Robert Anderson; daughters: Jerilyn Everett (Stu), Joyann Swanson (Albert), and Kim Cross (Alan); brother and sisters, Doss An-

derson (Joan) of Wisconsin, Delmer Anderson (Lorraine) of Minnesota, Wally Anderson (Karen), Margaret Illanardo of Wisconsin, and Elizabeth Anderson; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dean A. Anderson, and two sisters, Helen and Vivian.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, with funeral service to celebrate his life following at 2 p.m.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, in his name, in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S. U.S. 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.


Robert BARNETT, 87, of Loveland died Jan. 10, 2007, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

He was born March 27, 1919, in Colony, Kan., to Leslie and Kathryn York Barnett. He married Mildred L. Merryman on March 25, 1939, in Iola, Kan.

He farmed in the Kansas area for many years. He moved from the Kansas area to Denver and then to Loveland in 1963.

Mr. Barnett owned the River Court Motel from 1963-1979. He retired in 1979 and moved into town.

He was a member of Operating Engineers Union for 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating. His highlight of fishing was when he fished in Canada. He loved to help other people at their times of need.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Barnett of Loveland; son Barry Barnett and wife Mary of Loveland; daughter Freda Riley and husband Rex of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandsons, Brent Barnett, Mike Riley and Rob Riley; and three great-grandchildren, Lindsey Barnett, Alyssa Riley and Tristan Riley.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Viegut Funeral Home. Viewing will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Viegut Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1440 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

V. Virginia BELL

V. Virginia BELL, 94, formerly a Loveland resident, died Jan. 14, 2007, at Goshen Care Center in Torrington, Wyo.

She was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Loveland, to Waldo L. Abbott and Minnie B. Holton Abbott. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1931. She met Fred E. Bell in Loveland and they were married on March 11, 1938, in Clarinda, Iowa. They lived in Loveland where Fred worked at Leslie Dry Cleaners until his death in 1964.

Thereafter, Virginia worked at Garfield Elementary School and Loveland High School in food services for 20 years for the Thompson School District.

She was a member of the Grace Rebekah Lodge and Galilee Baptist Church in Loveland. In her younger years, she enjoyed traveling, hiking, horseback riding, entertaining family and friends, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and was involved with the Cornerstone and Serendipity senior citizen Christian fellowship groups, and regularly watched several soap operas. She climbed Longs Peak at the age of 21, and was a member of a hiking club that included historian Harold Dunning.

She is survived by her daughters, Colleen Birkley (Wayne), of Hawks Springs, Wyo., and Nancy Rendoff (Guy), of Kechi, Kan.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four nieces, and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, Lowell and Warren Abbott, and sister Betty Coon.

Services will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Allnutt Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorials will be to the future Goshen Alzheimer unit in Torrington.

Glenn L. BURCH

Glenn L. BURCH, 77, of Loveland died Jan. 8, 2007, at Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.

He was born Aug. 31, 1929, in North Platte, Neb., to Charles W. and Cecil M. (Owen) Burch. He attended school in North Platte and farmed before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.

Following the service, he returned to Nebraska and married Viola May Refior in Lexington, Neb., on Dec. 13, 1950.

He farmed and then went to work for Union Pacific Railroad, where he later became a plumber for the railroad. He moved from North Platte, Neb., in 1960 to Greeley and then to Milliken and Johnstown, where he established his business as Burch Plumbing and Heating. He moved to Loveland in November 1969, where he continued the plumbing and heating business and retired in 1986.

He loved his family and enjoyed being involved with their lives. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a very outgoing and caring individual. He and his wife loved to go to the local Saturday night dances. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 41 and American Legion Post No. 15.

He is survived by his wife, Viola M. Burch of Loveland; two sons, Dwight Burch and wife Jill of Hill City, S.D., and Ivan Burch and wife Brenda of Fort Collins; one brother, Herbert Burch of Ogallala, Neb.; three sisters, Effie Schneider and husband Reuben of Greeley, Alice Lamberson and husband Chuck of Nebraska, and Shirley Schaeffer and husband Robert of Loveland; two sisters-in-law, Frances Burch of North Platte, and Karen Burch of Wahoo, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Diana Lee (Burch) Jewett in 2006, and Glenda Faye (Burch) Jewett in 2004; and three brothers, Dale, Lowell and Ervin.

Cremation has been conducted.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County.

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