Edward C. Sanchez
April 14, 1964 - April 28, 2012
Edward Christopher Sanchez, 48, of Loveland died April 28, 2012 at his home. He was born April 14, 1964 in Denver, Colorado to Robert H. Sanchez Jr. and Lorraine (Brewer) Sanchez. Edward lived in the North Dakota Area for many years before moving to Loveland 7 year ago. In 2002 he married Julie Power in Pekin, Illinois.
He was a dent technician and a self employed auto body repair man. Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and golfing. Edward had a huge heart he loved being with his children at all times, loved his family very much, and was always willing to help people.
Edward is survived by his wife Julie Sanchez of Loveland; father Bob Sanchez Jr. of Westminster, CO; mother Lorraine Roberts of Loveland; step-mother Debbie Sanchez and step-father Ken Roberts; sons Donald Sanchez and Christopher Edward Sanchez both of Loveland; daughters Anna May Sanchez and DeAnn Sanchez both of Loveland; step-daughter Jazmine Power of Minot, ND; brothers Robert W. Sanchez of Aurora, CO and Chris Roberts of New Jersey; sisters Lisa Marie Beam of New Jersey, Deanna Seery of Las Vegas, NV, Crystal Zima of Indian Hills, CO, and Erica Shine of Westminster, CO; 12 nieces and nephews and 1 great niece.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at Viegut Funeral Home. Viewing will be held 2 hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Cremation will take place after the services. Memorials may be sent to the Edward Sanchez Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home.
Roger Lee Schuck
7 August 1940 ~ 29 April 2012
With his eyes facing westward toward the mountains and the sea, Roger Lee Schuck completed his journey through hospice on 29 April 2012. Born 7 August 1940 to Miki Rebecca (Johnson) and Lynn John Schuck in Spokane, Washington, Roger spent his childhood in Spokane, WA; Portland, OR; and Kalispell, MT and considered all three cities his 'home town'. Eventually settling on Mercer Island, WA when his father left Northwest Airlines to work at Boeing, he graduated with the first graduating class from Mercer Island High School in 1958. He attended both Washington State University and the University of Washington before graduating from the UW with a degree in Mathematics, and would later earn an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.
During college, he joined the Navy Reserve, serving on USS Porterfield and USS DuPont. As a naval officer, Roger was hand selected for diplomatic duties. A gifted navigator and engineer, Roger was selected for the Reserve Officer Commissioning program; he was an exceptional naval officer. During his second deployment to Vietnam, in 1967 while Weapons Officer aboard DuPont, he received the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" for valor after successfully engaging North Vietnamese coastal artillery batteries at close range and in shallow water. Countless Marines are alive today because of him.
However, the most important event in his naval career did not come at sea, for it was through the Navy that he met Ensign Laura Lee Wilkerson in 1965. She became the love of his life, and they were married in 1966. They welcomed three children into the world; their daughter, Laura Christine ("Larisa"), and twin sons, Eric Christian and Jonathan Leard.
Leaving the Navy in 1968, Roger worked shortly for Boeing before taking a position at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Rising to the position of Branch Head for Non-Nuclear Test Engineering, Roger retired from the Shipyard in 1993 with nearly 30 years of total federal service. Not content with an idle retirement, he started a second career managing the Kitsap Soil and Water Conservation District and volunteering as a Livestock Master for the Washington State Cooperative Extension Service. He was an avid volunteer, believing in social and community service, continuing his work in Colorado.
Following Laura Lee's retirement from South Kitsap High School, Roger and Laura Lee moved to Loveland, CO to be closer to their grandchildren. Roger was a much beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle. He was a "salt of the earth" man with uncomplicated tastes - he loved watching baseball games, keeping score and eating peanuts - and a magnificent honorable and loving spirit. He was an "engineer's engineer" who could see, understand, and explain how everything around him worked and who liked solutions that were simple, elegant, and strong - in short, just like he was. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Laura Lee, of Loveland, CO; his brother, Robert Schuck (Leslie Brougham) of Seattle, WA; his daughter, Laura, of Loveland, CO; his son, Eric (Cally Turner; Skyler, Zoe, and Isaak) of McMinnville, OR; his son Jon (Stacy Thompson; Addison and Elizabeth) of Frederick, CO; and many nieces and nephews and beloved extended family.
Cremation has been completed and private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association of Ft. Collins or Heifer International, in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537
Aaron Ross Fagler
July 28, 1967 - April 30, 2012
Aaron Ross Fagler was born in Longmont, Colorado on July 28, 1967 to William and Agnes Fagler. He became an Angel on April 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas from a pulmonary embolism. Aaron received his elementary and secondary education at Berthoud, CO, graduating in 1985. He worked for Brewer Tires for five years before moving to Houston to attend Houston Bible Institute. There he met Dana Marie Seymour who became his wife on July 18, 1992. In September of 2011, Aaron became Daddy to his son, Levi Aaron Fagler. Aaron is survived by his wife, son, parents, five brothers Phil (Kathy), Willie, Jay, Andy (Paty), Benny (Denise) and sister Karleen (Bruce) Reed. Also surviving are nine nieces, two great nieces, and two great nephews, with Caleb expected in July; Father and Mother in law David and Gloria Seymour; Brother in law Darel (Marlo) Seymour, and Dana's grandmother Elna Sciba; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. In Houston, Aaron was employed by the Pasadena Independent School District for twenty one years. He was a member of HGCA, life member of NRA, life member of TSRA, TGCA, CCA, San Jacinto Arms, and the League City Church of Christ. The Family will receive friends on Friday, May 4, 2012 from 4-6:45pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. The Memorial Service will be at 7:00pm on Friday at League City Church of Christ, 1801 East Main Street, next to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to League City Church of Christ, C/O The Aaron Fagler Memorial Fund, 1801 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573 for the benefit of Levi Fagler.
Stephanie Gayle Gustafson
December 11, 1974 ~ April 29, 2012
Stephanie Gayle (Anderson) Gustafson, 37, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Those who knew Stephanie were blessed to have her in their lives. She was born December 11, 1974 in North Platte, Nebraska to Gayle and Richard Anderson. She moved to Fort Collins, Colorado from Nebraska in 1983. She graduated from Poudre High School in 1993. She was employed by Foothills Gateway for 17 years and had a unique gift for working with people with special needs. Stephanie was married a month ago on March 31st to the love of her life, Andy Gustafson of Carpenter, Wyoming and was never happier. Stephanie moved to Carpenter with Andy at that time where she was so excited to start a new chapter in her life as a wife and farmer. Stephanie loved bargain shopping, antiquing, collecting cow figurines, drawing, painting, old hymns, the mountains, travelling, and other crafts. Stephanie had a huge heart and especially loved being with her nephews and nieces. She loved her family and friends very much and was always willing to help people. Stephanie is survived by her husband, Andy Gustafson; mother, Gayle Anderson; mother-in-law, Nancy Gustafson; siblings, Brenda and Warren Laughlin, Lisa and Chris Quint, Tessa Anderson, Joey Gustafson, John and Teresa Gustafson; sister-in-law, Cindy and Dave Lawley; nieces, Lisa Whitcomb, Amy Laughlin, Amanda Gustafson, Haailee Lawley; nephews, Rily Quint, Mike Fisher, Jack and Nathan Gustafson, Austin Lawley; her grandfather, Dallas White and many other treasured family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Anderson; and grandparents, Rosemary and Gaylord Towne, and John and Katy Anderson. A memorial and medical fund has been established in Stephanie and Andy's name at The Wyoming Bank and Trust. PO Box 21000 Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007 and Wyoming Bank and Trust PO Box 100 Burns, Wyoming 82053. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com. A Funeral Service will be held at Timberline Church, South Auditorium, 2908 S. Timberline Rd. in Fort Collins, Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish may view Stephanie on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bohlender Fuenral Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date.
Albert "AL" Sheahan
May 2, 1930 to May 19, 2012
Albert 'Al' August Sheahan, 82, of Loveland, CO passed away peacefully on May 19, 2012 at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. He was born on May 2, 1930 in Wichita, KS to Leo and Elizabeth Sheahan where he grew up on a farm near Kingman, KS, one of 8 sons and 4 daughters. The family moved near Formoso, KS in February 1946 where Al graduated from high school in May of 1948. Following a long time dream, he moved to CO where he lived at various times in Longmont, Estes Park, Fort Collins and Loveland, all in CO. He served active duty with the US Marine Corps from September 6, 1951 to September 5, 1953. He married Mary Goehringer in Longmont in 1957. To this union were born 4 children, Donna, Mark, Greg and Darin. He worked as a lineman and installer for Bell Telephone Company for many years, the last few installing connections at the rapidly growing IBM plant in Niwot, CO until 1972. In 1973 the family lived in Libby, Montana where Al owned a glass business. In Montana he learned to love skiing and fly fishing. After returning to CO, Al and Mary divorced. He married Kay Wenninger on August 6, 1994. He worked for several years for Mountain 'n' Plains Property Management Company. After Al retired from Mountain 'n' Plains, he and Kay enjoyed traveling to see children and grandchildren as well as big trips to New Zealand, a train trip from Vancouver to Toronto, Canada, and to his ancestor's birthplace in Ireland.
After having diabetes for many years, Al was legally blind but "read" hundreds of books provided through CO Talking Books. He also enjoyed weekends at his brothers property north of Red Feather Lakes via motor home. Al and Kay also enjoyed Friendship Force of Northern CO, hosting guests from Canada, Australia, Raleigh, NC and Dallas, TX in their home. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Delores "Dee" Smith; brother, Bernard Sheahan. He is mourned by his brothers and sisters, Charlie (Faye) Sheahan of Ft. Collins, Richard (Lynell) Sheahan of Sabetha, KS, Walt (Bev) Sheahan of Ft. Collins, CO, Rosalie (Vel) Webster of Ft. Collins, CO, Dan (Beth) Sheahan of Loveland, CO, George (Gail) Sheahan of Centertown, MO, Clarice (Mahlon) Powell of Kansas City, KS and Joan Kimminau of Grand Island, NE. Albert will be greatly missed by his children Mark (Linda) Sheahan of Arvada, CO, Donna (Chuck) Hahn of Henderson, NV, Darin (Shelly) Sheahan of Erie, CO, and also his step children, Lee (Myra) Wenninger of Charlotte, NC and Ed (Kate) Wenninger of Wichita, KS. His grandsons are Josh Monear of AR, Conner Sheahan of Arvada, CO, and Morgan Sheahan of Erie, CO; and step granddaughters, Abby, Anna, and Cara Wenninger of Wichita, KS and Sophie Wenninger of Charlotte, NC. Recitation of the Rosary is at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Allnutt Funeral Service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loveland, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Talking Books or American Diabetes Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.
Tanya Elaine DeGEAL
Tanya Elaine DeGEAL, beloved daughter and sister of Jeff, Karen and Holly DeGeal, passed away a few months after her 26th birthday at McKee Medical Center. She loved God, family and friends. Leaving behind brother-in-law Josh DeGeal, grandmother Mary Anne Owens, grandfather William and grandmother Jane DeGeal and numerous relatives.
Memorial service will be held 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Gateway Baptist Church. Please wear bright colors, bring child-safe bear and helium balloons. Bears will be donated to McKee Medical Center and balloon release following service.
Jean Hart Black
February 18, 1926 - April 28, 2012
Barbara Jean Hart was born in Medford, OR on February 18, 1926 to John Franklin Hart & Margaret Mary McCoy. She was raised in Coronado, CA and was educated in Coronado Public Schools.
Jean married Fermor Tilden Black, II on March 6, 1944 in Kansas City, MO. She was a full-time housewife until her children were in high school and then co-owned and managed the Arapahoe Appraisal Company in Littleton, CO for approximately 25 years. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, knitting and needlework. She is survived by four sons: Fermor Tilden Black, III (Cindy) of Loveland, CO; Nicholas John Black (Ann) of Moriarity, NM; Allen Seaman Black (Sally) of Centennial, CO and Gregory Duncan Black (Ann) of Loveland, CO. She also had 12 grandchildren and 20 great grand children. Jean was predeceased by her parents, her husband, three sisters (Elizabeth, Marcy & Marion), one brother (John), her grandson, John. Jean was known for her kindness, her patience and her tenacity. A private family service will be held.
Dr. Jerold Robertson
Dr. Jerold C. “Robbie” Robertson of Fort Collins died on December 8, 2012 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. He was born on March 20, 1933 in Provo, Utah to Herbert Alden and Arthella (Carter) Robertson.
Robbie graduated from Chinook High School in Chinook, MT and received his PhD in Chemistry from Brigham Young University. He was a chemistry professor at Colorado State University and retired after 35 years of teaching. Following retirement, he worked an additional 5 years for the Environmental Services at Colorado State University.
He married Margaret Halliday in London, England. After completing his military service they moved to the states. They loved to travel and explore the world together. Robbie was a fun loving person who always enjoyed telling a good joke. He loved people, building model airplanes and going fishing. He and Margaret built their own home in 1962. He looked forward to visits from children and grandchildren and they loved to be around him. Robbie fought a spirited battle against the effects of Parkinson’s disease over the last 25 years and he never lost his humor and kindness. He was an example to all his family of endurance with grace.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, most recently of the Huntington Hills Ward, and enjoyed serving in many capacities over the years.
Robbie was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Arthella Robertson and is survived by his wife, Margaret Robertson; his children, Philip Robertson (Sharma) of Longmont, David Robertson (Tina) of Fort Collins, and Elizabeth Rae (Owen) of Gainesville, FL; a brother, Herbert Robertson (Elizabeth) of Kerns, UT; sisters, Kay Christenson (Steve) of Quincy, CA and Shirley Sarver (Tony) of Liberty, MO; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at the Huntington Hills Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 6521 Carmichael St., Ft. Collins, Co. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Ralph Pacella, 72, of Loveland passed away on January 16, 2013 at the Aspen House in Loveland. He was born December 25, 1940 in Watertown, NY, to Anthony and Carrie (Adsit) Pacella. In 1958, Ralph graduated from General Brown High School in Dexter, NY. He married Carol LaForty in Dexter on May 29, 1960.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1963 and then spent 2 years in the Reserves. Before moving to Colorado in 1971, he attended R.I.T. in Rochester, New York. He worked at Kodak from 1963-1991 as a Master Electrician and held a Contractor’s license. Ralph enjoyed bowling, playing horse shoes, cards, and pool, along with boating, camping, and playing softball for Kodak. He loved sports and working in the garage. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren as they participated in their various sports activities. He was a “hands on” kind of guy who enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of Loveland; sons, Ralph, Jr. “Zeke” (Loretta) of Windsor, Randy (Vickie) of Loveland and Ron of Loveland; a daughter, Robin (Matt) Wikum of Greeley; brothers, James (Sue) of Williamsburg, VA and Richard (Barb) of Scottsdale, AZ; sisters, Ann (Pete) Collette of DeFeriet, NY and Toni Roland of Watertown, NY; eleven grandchildren, Ian, Austin, Jay, Taylor, Kyla, Tyler, Dana, Josh, Sean, Devan, and Alec.; along with several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held 11 am Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home, followed by a reception in the Resthaven Reception Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ralph’s name to Pathways Hospice in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
Dr. Betty Broadhurst
Dr. Betty P. Broadhurst, 88, a Denver, Colorado native passed away peacefully December 31, 2007. Dr. Broadhurst practiced social work and was an educator for over 50 years. Her higher education began at Colorado College, graduating in1940. She then received her MS in Psychiatric Social Work from Smith College in 1942, and was a caseworker in one of the first child guidance clinics in the country. Betty served as an officer in the Women’s Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943-1946. Later, she wrote a collection of writings about her Coast Guard assignments and about different WWII social work experiences published by the Columbia University Press. After WWII, Dr. Broadhurst held several positions in clinical social work with the Veterans Administration, Yale Medical Center, Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Denver. Due to her extensive involvement in international social work, Betty received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1953. For two years she was an instructor and consultant at the University of Vienna School of Social Work. Dr. Broadhurst’s teaching positions included the University of Denver, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Colorado State University. She received her DSW from Columbia University in 1964. Dr. Broadhurst was a Professor Emeritus in the Social Work Department at Colorado State University. Throughout her teaching career Betty has maintained and developed international social work opportunities and learning experiences for her students and exchange scholars. This led to her extensive involvement with the Experiment in International Living. Leading groups to Europe and organizing the Experiment in Denver, making this one of her most unique accomplishments. Dr. Broadhurst led tours to Cuba, Mexico, and other Central and South American countries, as well as lecturing on subjects such as the accomplishments of East Indian women, mass communication, and social change. Betty was an avid traveler her entire adult life, photographing most of her adventures. She won awards for her photographs of native life, human interest, nature and countryside. Betty is survived by her sister (Sue) Mrs. Douw Fonda, 5 nieces and 1 nephew, and 14 grand nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado College- Attn: Development Office of Colorado College, P.O. Box 1117, Colorado Springs Co. 80901-9897, or charity of your choice. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 9 @11:00 a.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center with a reception to follow. A private family service will be held in Denver, date pending.
Joe "Nick" Mitotes
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, our Lord Jesus came for our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather and husband. We rejoice, for today we know that our Dad is in heaven.
Nick was born on Feb. 11, 1927, in Taos, N.M. He married Mary Polly Salazar on Feb. 25, 1954, at Holy Family Catholic Church. They have seven children, Virginia Mitotes, Eileen Mitotes-Avalos, Steve Mitotes, Linda Pundt (Roy), Eleanor Mondragon (Tom), David (Betty Aragon) and Roxanne Trujillo. There are nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Nick worshipped at Templo Betel Assembly of God Church, now Agua Viva on 9th Street in the Andersonville neighborhood. In his early life he served in the Army. After the Army he did crop farming and working hauling logs and hauling cattle. He also worked on the railroad. In his later life he worked for Forney's Industries. He then worked for CSU and retired after 21 years of service. After he retired he worked part time doing maintenance for Fort Collins Airport Express.
Nick enjoyed fishing, playing the guitar and his harmonica. He loved telling stories and joking with his family. He loved reading his Bible.
He will be remembered for his kind and loving way. He always had a big smile for everyone.
His legacy lives on in each one of his children, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nick was a simple man but a proud man who taught his children to love God's word. He gave them a strong foundation of values and morals and respect. He was a great caretaker of his family. His family is proud of the man Nick was. To see Nick, look into the eyes of his children, and you will find him there. For his wife Mary, he was the love of her life.
He will be greatly missed, but there is comfort in knowing God's promise that one day they will be reunited.
He is preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff on the 5th floor of Poudre Valley Hospital for all their help and support.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Templo Betel Assembly of God Church, 600 Ninth Street. Interment with military honors by the Fort Collins All Veterans Honor Guard will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pastor Danny Olivarez will officiate at the services.
Alvin J. Kruchten, long time resident and community leader passed away Wednesday Nov. 5.
He was born May 1, 1918, to Leo L. and Christine (Nett) Kruchten in Devils Lake, N. D. He graduated from Perth ND High School and continued his education at the University Of North Dakota at Grand Forks, graduating in 1941. He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and Army ROTC while at college.
He began his Public Accounting career at Lybrand, Ross and Montgomery in New York City in 1941. Alvin was called to active duty by the Army in 1942, and served in Africa and Italy during World War II. After receiving the Purple Heart for injuries received in Italy he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1946.
After his discharge, he continued his accounting career in New York City, and married Eleanor Gingras there on May 31, 1947. They moved to Fort Collins in 1951 where he joined Harold Gregor, the only other Certified Public Accountant in Fort Collins at that time. In 1952, he opened his own accounting practice. The firm grew to five offices serving Northern Colorado.
Avid bridge players, the Kruchtens played with many local bridge groups.
Al was active in numerous community and professional organizations. He was a member of the New York and Colorado Societies of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute Of CPAs. He was active on many committees for The Colorado Society and held several offices including Treasurer. Mr. Kruchten also was a member of the governing council for the American Society of CPAs 1979-1982.
He served on the Fort Collins City Council from 1965 to 1971, and was assistant mayor from 1968 to 1970. He also served on numerous other boards and committees including the Community Council, Housing Authority Board, Symphony Board and St. Joseph's Church Board. A long time member of the Fort Collins Kiwanis Club and Elks Lodge and Chamber of Commerce, he was awarded the Community Builder of the Year award in 1994.
Survivors include his sister, Dorothy Jelicich of Sacramento, Calif.; children, Mary (Maurice) Potter of Montrose, John (Rosemary) Kruchten of Post Falls, Idaho, Patricia Kruchten of Denver, Jane (Steve) MacGregor of Centennial; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eleanor; and brothers, Roy and Ernest.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 11 at St Joseph's Church. Private interment will be held at Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fort Collins Symphony, the National Kidney Foundation or the Alport Syndrome Foundation in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel.