Mabel Adel D'Angelo
Mabel Adel D'Angelo of Louisville died on Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Broomfield. She was 84 years old. She was born to John Winfelt and Rose Wertig on March 3, 1918, in Marshfield Wis. On Feb. 3, 1940, she married Leonard D’Angelo in New York City. Mr. D’Angelo preceded her in death. Mrs. D'Angelo lived in Louisville from 2000 until her death. Mrs. D’Angelo is survived by her son, Alan D'Angelo of Louisville; her daughter, Suzanne Shaughnessy of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; and, two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her sister, Velma Pryse; and, her son, Lenny D’Angelo. A private interment was arranged by Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette.
Joseph Domingo Fresquez
Joseph Domingo Fresquez of Dacono, formerly of Lafayette, died on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, in Dacono. He was 88 years old. Mr. Fresquez was born to Jose P. Fresquez and Isabel Gallegos on March 4, 1918, in Bingham. On April 26, 1939, he married Georgia Gonzales in Hygiene. Mr. Fresquez worked as a miner and logger, living in Boulder County from 1970-2006. Mr. Fresquez is survived by his sons, John Fresquez of Frederick, Paul Fresquez of Longmont, Alex Fresquez and Benjamin Fresquez both of Lafayette, Mike Fresquez of Thornton, and George Fresquez of Dacono; his daughters, Sophia Padilla of Albuquerque, N.M., Rosie Montoya of Louisville, Gloria Fresquez of Lafayette, Isabelle Manzanarez of Broomfield, and Ruby Lopez of Greeley; 34 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and, six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. A Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. Avalon Funeral Home of Lafayette handled the arrangements.
Fred Raymond Sorenson
Fred Raymond Sorenson of Louisville died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville. He was 87 years old. Mr. Sorensen was born to Sofus Julies Sorensen and Helen Ann Strube on June 24, 1919, in Lexington, Neb. On May 16, 1959, he married Dorothy Campbell in Colorado Springs. He moved to Broomfield in 1985 and to Louisville in 2005. Mr. Sorenson is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Louisville; his sons, Jon Sorensen of Broomfield, Stuart Sorensen of California, and Randal Sorensen of Gunnison; his stepson, Richard Minard; his brothers, Bob Sorensen of Albin, Wyo., and Earl Sorensen of Cheyenne, Wyo.; his sisters, Maxine Boyce of Albin, Wyo., and Clara Ann Nelson of Kimball, Neb.; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and, four great-grandchildren. A memorial service took place on Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at the Mountain View Southern Baptist Church in Lafayette. Pastor Mark Hensley served as the officiant. Interment was at the Arvada Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Sorensen's name may be made to the Mountain View Southern Baptist Church, 700 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, Colo. 80026.
Agneta Reider of Lafayette died on Sunday, July 2, 2006, in Lafayette. She was 63 years old. Mrs. Reider was born on June 26, 1943, in Denver. On Feb. 27, 1965, she married Byron Reider in Denver. Mrs. Reider enjoyed gardening, making crafts, laughing and antiques. Her family shared the following statement: “She taught us the true meaning of love and family.” Mrs. Reider is survived by her husband, Byron Reider; her sons, Joe (Allana) Reider of Erie, Greg Reider of Fort Lupton and Sean Reider of Erie; her daughters, Tracy (Matthew) Chavez of Erie and Jennifer Reider of Thornton; and, six grandchildren. Services took place on Wednesday, July 5, 2006.
Melissa Kay Bernal
Melissa Kay Bernal of Lafayette died on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. She was 46 years old. Ms. Bernal was born to Eddie Joe Torres Sr. and Angelena Montez on Feb. 13, 1960, in Boulder. She was a lifelong resident of Boulder County. Ms. Bernal is survived by her sons, Isaac Bernal of Hederson and Caleb Bernal of Lafayette; her father of Lafayette; her sister, Brenda Alexander of Northglenn; her brother, Eddie Torres Jr. of Arvada; and, two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and her brother, James Torres. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at the Avalon Funeral Home, 1320 Centaur Village Drive, Lafayette.
Kathleen Jerome Corliss
Kathleen Jerome Corliss died of leukemia of Dec. 12, 2002. She was 45
years old at the time of her death. She will be missed by all those
who loved her.
Kathy was a very talented young woman who enjoyed
brightening up events for family and friends. She was creative in
these endeavors, creating themes for parties for young and old
alike and making thoughtful handmade cards which became
treasures. Before she was diagnosed with leukemia, Kathy
decided to pursue her love of music. She wrote dozens of songs,
and recorded 11 of them on a compact disc shortly before she was
Kathy loved life, and this love is deeply reflected in her music.
Every minute was important to her, and she was able to express
herself fully through her music.
She is survived by her husband, John Corliss of Denver; sons,
Luke and Ely Corliss of Denver; sister, Barbara Jerome Behl of
Bailey; brothers, Don and Jerry Jerome of Denver; and parents,
Alma and Don Jerome. A celebration of her life was held at
Christ Episcopal Church in Denver on Dec. 30.
Muriel F. Crawford
Muriel Crawford passed away Monday, December 30, 2002 at
Family Health West in Fruita. Funeral services were held January
6 at Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel in Denver, Colo.
Muriel was born June 18, 1914 in Chicago, Ill. to Charles and
Minnie Stuhr. She spent her childhood in Milwaukee, Wisc. She
graduated from Olivet College in 1942 where she met John H.
Crawford. They married on June 12, 1942. After John got out of
the service, they moved to Denver to make their home and John
became a homebuilder. They lived and raised their family there
for the next 25 years. After their children were grown and left
home, Muriel and John purchased the Fairplay Hotel in Fairplay,
Colo. They owned and managed the hotel for 12 years until their
retirement in 1984 to Grand Junction, Colo. In 1982 they built the
Western Inn also in Fairplay, which they still own today.
Muriel and John loved to travel and together they went to Hawaii,
Florida, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and many other
destinations. They also lived briefly in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.
Muriel was a wonderful, devoted mother of four and homemaker.
Her number one interest was to love and cherish her family.
Muriel also loved to cook, sew and entertain with her family and
Muriel was survived by her husband, John H. Crawford; her son,
John Crawford Jr. of Grand Junction; two daughters, Kathy
Hofstra of Littleton, Colo. and Linda Sanderson of Fairplay; one
brother, Charles Stuhr of Milwaukee; six grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. She was preceeded in death by a daughter.
Barbara J. Swancara
Barbara Swancara, age 67, a resident of Montrose, died late
Friday night, Jan. 10, 2003 at Montrose Memorial Hospital after a
sudden and unexpected illness. Barbara Jean Tabb was born in
Denver, Colo. on Sept. 22, 1935, the daughter of Ruth and James
While she was a relative newcomer to Montrose, she was proud to
be a third-generation Coloradoan. Her ancestors were miners in
the Blackhawk-Central City region. Her father was born in
Blackhawk, but moved to Denver when his mother said she did
not want to lose any more relatives to accidents in the mines.
Barbara grew up in Denver. After graduation from South High
School, she enrolled at Colorado A. & M. College (now Colorado
State University) to study forestry. But that was not the time for
women in the field. In the Freshmen Forestry class there were
about 150 students, only three of them were women. Barbara left
the college, and attended business school in Denver. She was, for
awhile, employed by the University of Denver. She married Frank
Swancara Jr. on Dec. 23, 1960 and raised two children. She was a
stay-at-home mom. She was active as a scout leader and as a 4-H
leader. After the children grew up she worked at Windy Peak
outdoor Education School in Jefferson County, and was one of
the founders of the Park County Crisis Center. Barbara and Frank
lived in Park County, southeast of Bailey for about 23 years
where Frank worked for the U.S. Forest Service. Before retiring
and coming to Montrose they resided in Pennsylvania for eight
Upon arrival in Montrose she became an active member and also
was an officer of the Montrose newcomers club. She became
involved as a family partner with Montrose Habitat for Humanity,
and was most active as a volunteer and Board Member of The
Montrose County Historical Society. She had been elected as
President of the Historical Society and presided over her first
meeting on January 2.
Surviving family members are her husband of 42 years, Frank
Swancara Jr., of their Montrose home; one son Mark Swancara
and wife Sally of Bailey, Colo.; one daughter Kathy SwancaraStuerke
and her husband Logan also of Bailey, Colo.; and three
grandchildren Heath Stuerke, Matthew and Teri Swancara.
In lieu of flowers, her friends are invited to make a memorial
contribution to the Montrose County Historical Society Museum,
P.O. Box 1882, Montrose, Colo. 81402
Cremation has taken place and no service is planned.
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Crippen
Janice Maxine Nettleman
Janice Maxine Nettleman, 90, of Loveland, Colo., died January
11, 2003 at McKee Medical Center’s Hospice Care Center in
She was born August 17, 1912 in Lawrence, Kan., to Guy Joseph
and Grace Swisher Hulsizer. Her family moved from Kansas in
1913 and settled in Long Beach, Calif. She wed John Benjamin
Nettleman on October 11, 1935 and so began her adult life’s
journey with her husband and three loving children. Early in her
marriage, she lived on their dairy farm in Hines/Paramount, Calif.
During WWII, they sold the dairy and moved to Long Beach
where Mr. Nettleman worked at McDonald Douglas. After the
war, they looked to a new venture called Dowman Products and
still later, they owned and operated Crawford Press, a print shop
in Long Beach.
When Mr. Nettleman retired, they had an opportunity to move to
Fairplay, Colo. where they would appraise mountain properties
for the Park County Assessor’s Office and enjoy five years in a
small mountain community on top of the Continental Divide.
When her husband of 38 years passed away in 1973, she moved
to Seal Beach, Calif. and lived in Seal Beach Leisure World
Retirement Community. After 23 years there a decision to come
back to Colorado was made, and she found her way to The Good
Samaritan Retirement Village in Loveland in 1996. She moved to
North Shore Manor in Loveland in April of 2002.
First and foremost, she loved her family and friends. She
performed volunteer work for her community and her church. She
was an avid Bridge player. She belonged to P.E.O. Chapter IM in
Loveland and P.E.O. Chapter RT in Seal Beach. P.E.O.
fellowship and sisterhood was a comfort and joy in her life. She
enjoyed gardening and was always ready to go — whether a short
drive across town or a trip across the country. Her earthly journey
has ended. Her family and many friends will truly miss her
beautiful smile, her humor and her love of life.
She is survived by her son, George Henry Nettleman and his wife
Barbara of Canyon Lake, Calif.; two daughters, Nancy Ann
Stimson and Valerie Jean Tilley and her husband Doug, all of
Fairplay, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; nieces
and a nephew. After cremation, a family memorial service will be
held in Fairplay to celebrate her life.