Henry “Corky” Miller
Henry “Corky” Miller passed away Feb. 8 at Penrose Hospital
in Colorado Springs. Mr. Miller was born in Como on Dec.
14, 1926 He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Francis. He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Gary
(Charlene) and Dan (Debbie); two grandsons, Garret and
Zach; sister, Ethel, and brother, Ralph. He has numerous
nieces and nephews and many friends. He was loved by all.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at
the chapel of the grounds at the Royal Gorge Manor, 1020
15th Street, Cañon City. Following the memorial service
friends will be received at Royal Gorge Manor reception
area, 1122 15th Street reception room.
Katherine Sue Bauer
Kathy Bauer, beloved wife and amazing mother, was taken to
heaven from her home in Bailey on March 1. She was born Sept.
2, 1952, in Gibbon, Neb. Her beautiful smile, amazing
strength and courage will be missed by her family and friends
too numerous to count. She is survived by her husband, Mike
Bauer; her children, Susie, Tim, Kasey and Bailey; her
grandchildren, Trevor, Kamryn, Jasmine and Joslin. A memorial
service and Celebration of Life will be held at Platte Canyon
High School in the Canyon Room on Mar. 6 at 2 p.m.
Barbara Jean Hall was well-known as Jean Hall in Bailey for
17 years. She has been a friendly and familiar face in the
local restaurant trade as well as other businesses. She was a
member of the local Lions Club and kept her Eastern Star
membership in Illinois where she was born. Jean passed away
March 9, 2004 in Aurora following a heart attack.
Hall was born on Aug. 23, 1952, in Ottawa, Ill. She graduated
from Ottawa Township High School. She married and started
a family in Illinois before moving to Bailey in 1986. She
moved to Aurora six months ago to be close to her
daughter. In Colorado Jean is survived by her daughter and
light of her life, Jamie Ruth. She is also survived by her
mother, Dorothy Watson; sister, Rhitta Bell and husband,
Kenneth; and sister Patricia Smith all of Ottawa, Ill.
Over the years, Jean worked at the Crow’s Foot Restaurant,
the former Bailey Station, Pizza Etc., the Bailey Country
Store, Bailey Liquors and the Farmer’s Union. She always
had a warm smile and a good word for each person she
touched. She also co-founded the Dash ‘n’ Dine Restaurant
in west Bailey.
A benefit will be held in her honor on Sunday, March 21
from 3-6 p.m. at the Farmer’s Union on CR 68 in Bailey. The
benefit will be a pot luck with the main dish provided.
Attendees are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or
dessert. An extensive silent auction will be held to help with
the expenses associated with Jean’s passing. A premium
open bar will be available and donations will be accepted.
Glover Leigh Campbell
Leigh Campbell, a 22-year resident of Bailey, died peacefully
in his home on Friday, March 12, 2004 after a long illness. Leigh
was born in Hartford, Conn. on July 2, 1924.
He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine from 1944-1947,
largely transporting munitions and explosives as part of the
war effort. On June 5, 1948, he married the love of his life,
Nancy Goodwin Martin, and shortly thereafter, completed his
B.S. Degree in chemistry and graduated from the University
of North Carolina in August of that same year. He was a
member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. Leigh began a 34-year
career working for E.I. Dupont. Because they loved the
mountains they decided to make it their home when he
retired in 1982.
They both became quickly involved with this community and
active in scores of projects. Leigh acted as Temporary
Chairman for the local Salvation Army Chapter and was seen
for years as a Bell Ringer during the Christmas Season. He
was also active as both secretary and president of the
Conifer Kiwanis Club. He was voted Kiwanian of the Year in
1989-1990. He was a member of the Lions Club and
volunteered as a driver for Mt. Evans Hospice. Leigh served
on the Vestry, acted as Bishop’s Warden and was
instrumental in the fund raising as well as planning for the
Building Committee at St. Laurence Episcopal Church.
Leigh lost his wife to cancer only three months ago. He was
also preceded in death by a brother, and his youngest son,
Greg. He is survived by a daughter, Lucy Leuchtenburg and
husband, Tom, of Maryland; son, Stuart Campbell, and wife,
Sandy, of Bailey; widowed daughter-in-law, Kathy Campbell,
of Ohio; sister, Phyllis Barrett, of North Carolina; and six
grandchildren: Cynthia, Brian, Nathaniel, Evan, Christopher
The family wishes to thank Mt. Evans Hospice for its
compassionate and steadfast care during these last difficult
months. Also, the love and concern of their many friends
has been a immeasurable source of support. A memorial
service with interment of cremations was held at St.
Laurence on Tuesday, March 16.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Heifer
International, 1-800-422-0474, or St. Laurence Episcopal
Church, P. O. Box 361, Conifer, CO 80433.
Susan Fay Poe
Pine resident Susan Fay Poe died March 23, 2004 at Littleton
Adventist Hospital. She was 54.
Mrs. Poe was born Sept. 1, 1949, in Johnstown, Penn. and
moved to Pine in 1998. She attended Loraine Community
College in Loraine, Ohio. On May 2, 1992, she married Billy
“BJ” Poe at Wright Patterson AFB. Her interests were in
cooking, hiking and nature. She was a volunteer with
Comfort Quilters, a Park Host for Jefferson County Open
Space and an active member of the Volksmarching
A funeral service and burial were held at Evergreen
Memorial Park on Sunday, March 28.
Survivors include her husband; children Lewis of Ohio,
Bruce of South Carolina and Tiffany, serving in the US Air
Force; her dog Hunter; brother Alvin and wife Nancy
Rummel of Ohio; mother-in-law Virginia Poe; and sisters-in-law
Nancy and husband James Caress and April and
husband Rick Tischer, all of Florida.
Memorials may be sent in Susan’s name to the American
Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver 80224.
Terry Bladecki of Fairplay, formerly of Aspen, lost his life
while skiing Monday, April 12, 2004 in Breckenridge.
Born in Bay City, Mich., to Chester and Arlene Bladecki,
Terry developed a love of the outdoors at an early age.
Interests of ice skating and baseball were soon replaced by
his life-long passion for skiing. A PSIA certified instructor at
the age of 22, the love of the mountains took him to
Traverse City, Mich., then, in 1978, to Aspen. With Ajax as
his playground, Terry became a member of the “legendary”
Flyers, a group of Aspen friends sharing and expressing
their enthusiasm for all things skiing.
Always appreciating the wide open vistas and majestic
“shining” mountains, in 1998 Fairplay and South Park
became his home; Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Vail
his new skiing playground; the Mosquitos and Collegiates
his tromping grounds.
In addition to skiing, Terry was an accomplished musician,
bicyclist, motorcyclist and backcountry hiker/explorer; a
voracious reader, a seeker of knowledge and master of
Terry leaves a loving family: two sons, Justin Bladecki of
Snowmass, Colo. and Dylan Bladecki of Tecumseh, Mich;
two stepsons, Jason Goodrich and wife, Tracey, of
Minneapolis, Minn. and Colin Goodrich of Glenwood Springs,
Colo.; sister, Brenda Bladecki Johnson, brother-in-law, Bill,
a niece and three nephews of Spring Hill, Fla.; an extended
family of relatives and friends; and devoted wife Diane of
Memorial contributions may be made to: Challenge Aspen,
P. O. Box M, Aspen, CO 81612 or Breckenridge Outdoor
Education Center, P. O. Box 697, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
These programs benefit the physically challenged.
Arrangements were entrusted to Rocky Mountain Funeral