Obituaries for May 11, 2003


Arvada resident Jerry Litzau Sr., died May 3, 2003, after a long battle with an illness. He was 80.
Jerome Frederick Litzau was born Oct. 5, 1922, in St. Louis to Albert and Josephine Litzau.
Jerry graduated from St. Louis University and received a master's of business administration from the University of Denver.
Jerry married the love of his life, Ellen Feely, Nov. 22, 1944. The couple spent their life together in the Denver area.
He proudly served in the Army during World War II.
Jerry's business career included time with the Gates Rubber Company, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado and US West. He retired in 1989.
Jerry was active in the Holy Name Society and received numerous awards, including the St. George Medal as a Boy Scout leader.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Anne Marie Carpenter of Arvada; five sons, Al of Fort Collins, Mike of Westminster, Brother Richard O.P. of St. Louis, Rob of Steamboat Springs and Jerry, Jr., of Kent, Wash., and numerous grandchildren.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held Wednesday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church with private interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dominican Sisters of Hope or to Lutheran Care Home, both of which assisted greatly in his care and treatmentduring his illness, in care of Newcomer Family Mortuary, 7277 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, 80215.
Craig resident Donald Pearson passed away May 2, 2003. He was 68.
Don was born March 7, 1935, in Naples, Utah, to Charles Thomas and Anna Marie Pearson.
He was raised in Naples and Rifle before moving to Craig, where he graduated high school in 1953.
Don married Myrna Stagner on Oct. 29, 1955, in Clayton, N.M.
Don was a carpenter. He and his wife lived in Craig most of their married life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and breaking and riding horses. He also enjoyed being in the mountains.
Don spent a lot of his time building furniture, and he was a former member of the National Rifle Association.
His parents preceded him in death.
Don is survived by his wife; two daughters, Kim Kavanagh of Herriman, Utah, and Melissa Werth of Gillette, Wyo.; two sons, Brett Pearson of Gillette, and Terry Pearson of West Jordan, Utah; a brother, Tom Pearson of Salt Lake City; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services were held May 6, 2003, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
Memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, 81625.


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