Obituaries for May 2008

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Chuck Bell

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Chuck Bell died suddenly April 28, 2008, in his home. Chuck was born Dec. 17, 1953, in Denver and later grew up in Glenwood Springs. He came to Steamboat in 1991. Chuck is survived by Irene, ...

Muriel Zimmerman Bowen

A memorial service for Muriel Bowen was May 6, 2008, at the Blanche Beck Memorial Chapel, in Pioneer Manor, Gillette, Wyo., with Sister Carol Mechtenberg officiating. Muriel Zimmerman Bowen was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Steamboat Springs and died April ...

Laura Handloff Friedenberg

Laura Handloff Friedenberg, mother of Steamboat Springs residents Susan and Stuart Handloff, died April 24, 2008, just four weeks before her 96th birthday, in Palm Beach, Fla. Born in Hinsdale, Ill., on May 19, 1912, she was the daughter of ...

Steve P. Welsh

Steven Patrick Welsh passed away April 27, 2008, at his home in Steamboat Springs. He was 36. Steve grew up in Half Moon Bay, Calif., where he learned to surf in the Pacific. He moved to Colorado in 1996 and ...

Gwendolyn Cleary

Gwendolyn Cleary of Phippsburg died May 8, 2008, at the Doak Walker Care Center. Services are pending.

Peter Brewster

Peter Brewster of Steamboat Springs passed away May 6, 2008. He was 55. Peter Brewster was born June 4, 1952, in Denver. He grew up there and graduated from George Washington High School. He attended Western State College in Gunnison. ...

Roberta Arnett Klimas

Roberta Arnett Klimas died May 2, 2008, in Fort Collins. She was 94. Roberta Arnett was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Denver. She married Paul Klimas in 1932, and they owned and operated several restaurants in the Denver area, retiring ...

Gina Meyer

Gina Meyer, formerly of the Flasher area in N.D., died April 20, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Erie, Pa. She was 38. Gina Mima Cryderman was born Feb. 6, 1970, the daughter of Eugene and Mae (Aikens) Cryderman. ...

Helen Marie Turner

Marie Turner, formerly of Mount Harris and Hayden, passed away May 3, 2008, at Sand Rock Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center in Craig. She was 88. Marie was born Sept. 21, 1919, at Curtis Gulch, south of Milner. She was ...

Merrill G. Hastings

Publisher, Rancher, Conservationist and Wilderness Preservationist, 10th Mountain Division member, Ski Instructor. Merrill G. Hastings Jr. passed away at his ranch in McCoy on April 30, 2008. He was 85. Hastings first came to Colorado in 1942 as a 10th ...

Cathy Miles

Cathy Miles of Steamboat Springs died at her home May 5, 2008, following a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was 55. Cathy was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Redding, Iowa, to Phyllis Norris. She spent her early childhood ...

Charles E. Fulton

Hayden resident Charles Fulton died May 9, 2008. Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Charles Fulton Memorial Fund, care of the First National Bank of the Rockies, ...

Helen Rose Bowden

Former Steamboat Springs resident Helen Rose Bowden passed away May 9, 2008, at the Sommerset Assisted Living Facility in Longview, Wash. She was 91. Helen was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Steamboat Springs, the youngest daughter of Lester and Rose ...

Frances Light Frank Sanford

Steamboat Springs native Frances Light Frank Sanford passed away April 2, 2008. She was 92. She was born Frances Light on March 8, 1916, in Steamboat Springs. The eldest child of Clarence and Anna Light, she spent a happy childhood ...

Bertha May Trantham

Bertha May Montgomery Trantham passed away March 8, 2008. She was 93. Carey William Trantham passed away April 13, 2008. He was 97. Bertha May Montgomery Trantham was born in Yampa to Merrill I. Montgomery and Lulu E. Orr Montgomery ...

Sara Shelby Paulk

Sara Shelby Paulk passed away April 22, 2008, in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas. She was 89. Sara was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Arkadelphia, Ark., to William Carter and Etta Bernice Ware. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and ...

Ronald Louis O'Dell

Former Steamboat Springs resident Ronald Louis O'Dell passed away May 14, 2008, in Longmont. He was 66. He is survived by his wife, Peg; children Dawn Drummand, Jessica Edwards, Jason O'Dell and Casey O'Dell; five grandchildren, brothers and sisters and ...

Carey Trantham

Bertha May Montgomery Trantham passed away March 8, 2008. She was 93. Carey William Trantham passed away April 13, 2008. He was 97. Bertha May Montgomery Trantham was born in Yampa to Merrill I. Montgomery and Lulu E. Orr Montgomery ...

Wolmer Mariani

Former Steamboat Springs resident Wolmer Mariani died May 10, 2008, in Los Angeles after a short illness. He was 95. He lived with his son in Steamboat for a number of years.

William Kuntz

Oak Creek resident William "Bill" Kuntz died May 17, 2008. A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oak Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa ...

Steven R. Ivers

Steven R. Ivers, a long-time Craig resident, died Sunday, May 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction following a 23-month courageous battle against lung cancer. He was 37 years old. Steve was born Sept. 6, 1970, in Belle ...

Robert Fred Orr

Longtime Yampa resident Robert Fred Orr died May 16, 2008, at his home in Yampa. A graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yampa Cemetery. For more information, call the Yampa Valley Funeral Home at 879-1494.

Candace J. King

Steamboat Springs resident Candace J. King died May 12, 2008. A memorial service was held at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery on May 21. Yampa Valley Funeral Home made arrangements. For more information, please call (970) 879-1494.

Hazel M. Ferguson

Steamboat Springs resident Hazel M. Ferguson died April 18, 2008, at the Doak Walker Care Center. A memorial service is at 3 p.m. Sunday at 37505 Saddle Mountain Drive in Steamboat. For directions and more information, call 879-7950.

Douglas Ronald Campos

Steamboat Springs

Ron Campos died in his home surrounded by family April 17, 2008, at the age of 63, following a short battle with cancer. A memorial service will take place at a later date. He was preceded in death by his ...

Alice Ida Lewis

Former Oak Creek and Mount Harris resident Alice Ida Lewis died May 17, 2008, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit in Greeley. She was 89. Alice was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Canon City. While in ...

Paul Michele

A celebration of life for former Steamboat Springs resident Paul Michele is tonight at Lupo's in Ski Time Square.

Billy Rhodes

Routt County rancher Billy Marian Rhodes died recently at the age of 79. Billy was born Aug. 25, 1928, to Irl and Lola (Holland) Rhodes in Springfield, Mo. Billy was the fourth son born in a family of five boys. ...

Patti Ray

A graveside service for former McCoy resident Patti Ray, wife of Duane Ray, is at 1 p.m. today at the Yampa Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at 2 p.m. at the Yampa Ladies Aid Hall. In lieu of flowers, a ...

William "Bill" Kuntz

Oak Creek

Oak Creek resident Bill Kuntz died May 16, 2008, at his home. He was 79. William Donald Kuntz was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Oak Creek, to Michael and Nona (Whitecotton) Kuntz. Bill grew up in Routt County, where he ...