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Date: Sunday, 28 May 2017, at 10:20 a.m.

Sharon Eileen Klen
Date of Birth: February 23, 1958
Date of Death: November 10, 2006

Family: Survivors include her daughters: Saddie (Jeremy) Norris and Katie Boone (Jason Encineas) all of Loveland sons: Austin Klen of Greeley, and Dominick Klen of Berthoud. Mother Marge Klen of Loveland and grandmother Valerie Komanich of Greeley. Grandchildren Jordin and Haven Encinias of Loveland and Kylie Klen of Greeley. Sisters: Linda (Scott) Wray, Kathleen Klen, Patricia Zeller, and Stephanie (Clayton) Mielke all of Loveland; brothers: Edward (Debbie) Klen, Jr., David (Michelle) Klen both of Loveland, and Stephen (Lori) Klen of Fort Lupton. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Edward Klen Sr., and her granddaughter Kenadee Kae Boone, both of Loveland.
Service Information: Viewing will be on Wednesday, November 15 at Viegut Funeral Home, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to services at the church. Services will be at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Loveland Burial Park.
Memorial Contributions: Donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Loving Dedication Provided By: Viegut Funeral Home

Ashley Marie Doolittle
May 20, 1998 - June 09, 2016

Ashley Marie Doolittle, 18, of Loveland, Colorado, loving daughter, sister, and friend, died on June 9, 2016. She was born on May 20, 1998 in Louisville, Colorado.
Ashley, who graduated this spring from Berthoud High School, had been a member of Boulder County 4-H for 8 years where her love of horses showed with her involvement in the horse project, horse judging, horse bowl and hippology teams. She also served as Vice President of Thompson FFA. Her accolades included competing on numerous national horse judging teams and was named the champion high individual overall in the National 4-H Western Roundup and the State FFA competitions. She learned to ride when she was five years old and was an accomplished rider and competitor. In addition to her love of horses, she was passionate about agriculture and used her experiences and role as Boulder County Fair and Rodeo Lady-in-Waiting to educate others about agriculture and the western lifestyle. She was looking forward to pursuing this passion as a freshman at Colorado State University in the fall.
Ashley had a smile that made everyone feel special. She truly reflected God’s love to all she came in contact with and she was an inspiration and role model to each person she encountered. She lived life to the fullest and lit up the world with her enthusiasm for life. Ashley will continue to live in the hearts of everyone that knew her.
She is survived by her parents Jeff and Ann Marie Doolittle; her brothers Michael Doolittle and Branden Kratochvil; her grandparents Jerry and Charlotte Hopf; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ashley was preceded in death by her grandparents Verne and Pat Doolittle.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that donations be made to support the Ashley Doolittle Princess Program. This program is to help foster the love of rodeo in young girls who show an interest in the royalty community. This was Ashley's dream when she was crowned Lady-in-Waiting and the royalty committee plans to continue her legacy. Her compassion and love of the rodeo will shine through this program and will influence future leaders in our fair, rodeo, and royalty communities. Donations can be made to Boulder County Fair Royalty and sent to the Treasurer, Katie Richardson, at 758 S. Juniper Ct, Milliken, CO 80543.
Service Information: Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, 1730 W. 12th Street, Loveland, CO with interment following at Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud.
Loving Dedication provided by Viegut Funeral Home

Bobby Woods Craig, Sr.

Bobby Woods Craig, Sr. was a wonderful, extraordinary man born on December 17, 1938 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Merido and Orene Craig. His family lived on "The Dry" land outside of Manzanola until Bob started school. They moved to La Junta, but continued to spend a lot of time with their family and friends in Manzanola. After high school, Bob enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at many different places around the world. In the early 1980's, Bob returned to the Arkansas Valley to help his aging parents. He was a selfless man who always thought of other's needs before his own.
During Bob's Air Force years, the military determined Bob had a strong aptitude for learning different languages. He was stationed in France and sent to college at the University of Paris to learn French. During the Vietnam War, Bob was a paratrooper and interpreter. While stationed in Japan, he learned to speak Japanese. Bob enjoyed the state of the art technology he was exposed to in the Air Force. He learned many skills while he was enlisted including airplane mechanics. Bob was able to use the GI Bill to complete his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Maryland.
Bob had many talents and skills. Not many people have the knowledge and abilities that he had. He was a hardworking man starting at a very young age. Bob began working when he was only 6 years old. He worked with Joe Jordan in his cleaning business sweeping floors and emptying trash or doing whatever Joe taught him to do. Bob was always very driven. As an adult, he often worked more than one job. In Las Vegas, he had been both an accountant and the sous chef at Caesar's Palace. Bob owned and managed his own cleaning business called Consolidated Maintenance. After returning to Colorado, he worked at Colorado Boys Ranch. Bob taught many of the boys work skills and ethics. He was in charge of support services and he was a positive public face in the community representing the Boys Ranch in many events. During Bob's last years of work, he drove the special needs bus for East Otero School District, he sold and set up manufactured homes, and he drove a bus for Child Development Services.
Bob earned many awards in his lifetime. He was a decorated veteran earning a purple heart for his military service. He also earned the Sunshine Award at the La Junta Wake Up Breakfast in 1990. Bob was and is respected by many.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, but he especially enjoyed fishing. He found it calming to sit outside and listen to the wind blow. Bob was a dedicated Broncos fan cheering them on in good times and bad. He enjoyed boxing and even had the opportunity to try and hit Muhammad Ali at a promotional event in Las Vegas.
No words can describe the loss that is felt by his family and friends. Bob is survived by his wife Rebecca and children Rachel Craig, Chloe Craig, Briggette (Roger) Seafus, Bobby Craig Jr., Monette Davis, Serena Jefferson, Jennifer Craig, Candace Craig, and William Craig. He is also survived by his sisters Janis Sproles, Edith Brown, Darlene (Arthur) Derbigny, and Sandra Johnson. He leaves behind grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Merido and Orene Craig, brothers Gail, Gilbert, and Wardell.
A memorial service will be Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Evangelist Terry Smalling of the Church of Christ officiating. Concluding services with Military honors will be Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Ft. Lyon National Cemetery.
Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Wilbern Baker

Larry Wilbern Baker, was born on January 31, 1955 in La Junta to Elvis & Doris (States) Baker, he was the second of three children and the first son. As told by Elvis he was always fearless and never cried. Elvis often states "Larry was always my little man."
Growing up Larry enjoyed visiting his grandparents and uncles in Olney Springs. Larry often spoke of playing with cousins, hunting, farming and riding horses during these visits.
Larry attended school and graduated from Rocky Ford High School, Class of 1973. He met his future wife Kim at the La Junta Church of Christ and on December 14th 1975 married the love of his live. They made their home in La Junta and there they raised their two children Lanette and Shane.
He was employed for 17 years at the Otero County Road and Bridge and 5 years for Tri County Housing. He owned Baker's Pawn in Rocky Ford for 10 years and Baker's Construction for over 30 years.
He was deeply loved by his family and has left them with many happy memories of their time together. Memories of camping, fishing, shooting, hunting, riding horses and carnival rides at the fair.
He was a very talented carpenter and all around handyman. There was nothing he couldn't fix or build. He and Lanette worked many days and nights on her first car, a 1964 Mercury Comet. After buying the car they discovered it was a rare model and parts for it were nearly impossible to find. The time they spent working together on the car made it special to them both.
Larry was a quiet man but he also was a practical joker and loved to joke and play with his kids, nieces, nephews and of course his grandchildren. He was often called the "baby whisperer" and sometimes a "baby hog or thief." He was often one of the first to hold his new grandbabies and would sit and stare at them in wonder for what seemed like an eternity.
For all that knew Larry they knew he had a passion for motorcycles. Shane remembers riding on the gas tank in front of his dad and his sister riding behind dad when they were children.
Larry had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago and after a long fight he found peace on October 26, 2015 at Parkview Medical Center, he was surrounded by his family and was fearless to the end.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kim of the La Junta home; daughter, Lanette (Monty) White of Sayre, PK; son, Shane (Amanda) Baker of La Junta; father, Elvis Baker of La Junta; eight grandchildren, Clay, Kasandra, Kaylyn, Colin, Kaycee, Karsen, Mattie and Kate; and special friend and caretaker, Lexi Dawson and many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Baker; sister, Sherry Pieper; granddaughter, Dakota Rose Baker and many aunts, uncles and grandparents.
A memorial service will be Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ with Evangelist Terry Smalling officiating.
Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

George B. Nelson

George B. Nelson, 44, of La Junta, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on Oct. 21, 2015. He was born on Jan. 12, 1971 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Lloyd E. & Devilia "Billie" (Martinez) Nelson. George married Michelle D. Rogers on July 4, 1997 in New Hampshire.
George graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1989 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving four years during Desert Storm & Desert Shield. Following his military service he worked at Lewis Nut & Bolt, Rubens Auto and the Bent County Correctional Facility. In 2002 he went to work for the Department of Corrections at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility as a Sergeant and for the last seven years was on the Emergency Response Team.
George is survived by his wife, Michelle and their children, Whitney & Brandon of the La Junta family home; his parents, Devilia "Billie" & Lloyd Nelson of Rocky Ford; his sister, Ernestine (Leonard) Burlazzi of Galloway, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George P. & Lela Nelson and Benjamin & Bibianita Martinez.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.; both services at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta with Father Paul Ekeh of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Rocky Ford officiating. Military honors will follow the Mass at the Rocky Ford Cemetery.
Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

ALBRIGHT, Michaelj

ALBRIGHT, Michaelj Doyle, of Frederick, formerly of Longmont, passed away Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michaelj Albright Fund for his grandchildren and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.

William Lee Richardson

William Lee Richardson of Lafayette died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, in Lafayette.
He was 60 years old.
Mr. Richardson was born Sept. 24, 1944, to Ellis Lee and Rita Alioto Richardson in Denver.
On June 12, 1983, he married Catherine Turner Richardson in Lafayette.
Mr. Richardson was the owner of the Lafayette Elevator Co. since 1971.
He was past president of the Colorado Gem & Mineral Society.
He also was a former volunteer firefighter for the Wheat Ridge Fire Department.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Catherine of Lafayette; his daughters, Brandie (Lonnie) Chesser of Aurora and Michelle (Ron) Smith of Evans; his mother, Rita of Wheat Ridge; his brother, David (Meleanie) of Broomfield; his grandsons, Jeff, Michael and Jesse; and his granddaughter, Torrie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, at Avalon Funeral Home, 1320 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette.
Per Mr. Richardson’s request, his body will be cremated and the ashes will be scattered later.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8605 Cameron St., Suite 400, Silver Spring, Md., 20910.
Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.

Henry Rosales

Henry Rosales of Lafayette died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Louisville.
He was 81 years old.
Mr. Rosales was born July 15, 1923, to Francisco Rosales and Maria Ontevetos in Aguilar.
On Nov. 9, 1946, he married Alice A. Mestas in Lafayette.
Mr. Rosales was a coal miner for 15 years with Imperial Coal Co. in Erie.
He also worked as a farmer, construction worker, foreman, mechanic and barber.
He enjoyed drawing, working with his hands, sweets and drinking milk.
Mr. Rosales is survived by his wife, Alice of Lafayette; his children, Larry and Leonard Rosales of Lafayette and Lorraine Pacheco of Denver; his brother, Thomas Rosales of El Paso, Texas; his stepbrother, Manual Baltierrez of Lafayette; and, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Herlinda Duran.
Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at Darrell Howe Mortuary Chapel in Lafayette.
Pastor Don Roybol officiated.
Interment followed at Lafayette Cemetery.
Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.

Phyllis Joanne Calvo

Phyllis Joanne Calvo of Lafayette died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in Boulder.
She was 56 years old.
Ms. Calvo was born May 24, 1948, to James Vallery and Margaret Mitchell in Lafayette.
She lived in Lafayette her whole life.
On Feb. 20, 1991, she married Ross Calvo in Boulder.
Previously, she was married to Harold Manzanares. The couple divorced in 1971.
Ms. Calvo worked as a quality inspector at Emerson Dietrich Standard in Boulder for 20 years.
She was a member of VFW Post No. 1771 Ladies Auxiliary of Lafayette.
She enjoyed bingo and spending time with her family.
Ms. Calvo is survived by her husband, Ross of Lafayette; her sons, Adrian Manzanares of Colorado Springs and Eric Calvo of Kansas; her sister, Marilyn Minor of Lafayette; her brother, Jim Vallery of Longmont; and, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A recitation of the Rosary and memorial service were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Darrell Howe Mortuary Chapel in Lafayette.
Father Bob Amundsen officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, Colo., 80224 or Archdiocese of Denver, 1300 S. Steel St., Denver, Colo., 80210.
Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette is handling the arrangements.

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