Obituaries for February 2009

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Ernest "Ernie" Fred Lombardi

Oak Creek

Ernest Fred Lombardi was born in Denver on July 14, 1926, to Propser and Pauline Lombardi. His family relocated from Denver to Phippsburg in 1939. He graduated from Yampa High School in 1945 and then moved to Oak Creek. He ...

Curtis Pingleton

Curtis Pingleton, a longtime resident of Routt County, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. He is survived by his wife Judy Pingleton, of Palisade; sons Tony Pingleton and his wife, Joyce, of Palisade; Tim ...

Kevin Michael McCoy

Yampa resident Kevin Michael McCoy died Jan. 23, 2009. He was 25. To in any way contain the life, love, humor and spirit of Kevin McCoy in words is impossible and not necessary. Without exception, everyone who knows Kevin holds ...

Wayne Kakela

Routt County resident Wayne Kakela, 73, passed away Jan. 10, 2009. A celebration of his life is at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in The Lowell Whiteman School gymnasium. A potluck dinner at the school follows the ceremony. Take your favorite ...

Bob Kratky

Bob Kratky, former resident of Steamboat Springs, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 30, 2009, in Carson City, Nev. He was 49. A memorial service is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Concordia Lutheran Church. A gathering of friends at the Old Town ...

Adan Leonirez Gonzalez

Adan Leonirez Gonzalez, the infant son of Bridget Moncada and Christopher Gonzalez, was born Oct. 9, 2008 at 28 weeks. He weighed 3 pounds and was 15 1/2 inches long. His family wrote the following: "We knew he was a ...

Helen Louise Pierce

Helen Louise Pierce, a longtime Oak Creek resident, died Feb. 4, 2009, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 86. Helen was born March 7, 1922, in Whitewater, the daughter of Floyd and Sylvia (Smith) Pierce. ...

Clara Ann Skwarczynski

Clara Ann Kuchler Skwarczynski Borick, 79, passed away Jan. 31, 2009, after a long illness. A memorial service was held at the Catholic church in Congress, Ariz. Clara and her siblings attended school in Hayden and greatly enjoyed attending HUHS ...

LeRoy Graves

Hygiene

Former Steamboat Springs resident LeRoy Graves, of Hygiene, died Feb. 2, 2009, at Longmont United Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Graves was born in Longmont to Charles Roscoe and Mabel Meta (Molsberry) Graves, on April 28, 1916. He grew up ...

Lyle "Bud" Stanley Hitchens

Arvada

Lyle "Bud" Stanley Hitchens passed away Jan. 29, 2009, at the Oberon House in Arvada. He was 80. He was born March 23, 1928, the son of the late Stanley and Mary Hitchens. They had a ranch on the lower ...

Evelyn Jean "Jeanie" Northrop

Former Toponas resident Evelyn Jean "Jeannie" Northrop died Feb. 8, 2009, at her home in Fallon, Nev., after a long battle with cancer. She was 72. Jean was born in Oakley, Kan., on March 31, 1936, to James "Bud" and ...

James Wood Temple

James Wood Temple passed away at the Doak Walker Care Center on Feb. 8, 2009. He was 82. Jim was born on Jan. 10, 1927, to Lucy and Shorty Temple, of Slater. He grew up in Colorado, a third-generation Colorado ...

Craig Matthew LaSovage

Craig Matthew LaSovage, 17, of Steamboat Springs passed away on Feb. 7, 2009, in Terre Haute, Ind. The family receives friends at 2 p.m. today at the Christian Heritage School cafeteria. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made ...

Charles Milavec

Arvada resident Charles Milavec, formerly of Oak Creek, died Jan. 10, 2009. He was 90. Charles was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Delagua. He graduated from North High School and Colorado State University. He served in the Army and worked ...

Trina Cole Wyllie

Trina Cole Wyllie passed away Feb. 6, 2009, in East Haven, Conn. She was 38. She was born July 16, 1971, in Kremmling, to Tom and Darlene Cole. Trina graduated from Soroco High School in 1989. Trina met Eddie Sales ...

Willard D. Graves

Willard D. Graves, of Berthoud, died Feb. 2, 2009, at hospice care in Louisville. He was 100. Willard was born Oct. 15, 1908, in Spring Valley, Minn., to Charles Roscoe and Mabel Meta (Molsberry) Graves. The family moved to Colorado ...

Alice J. Balvanz

Alice J. Balvanz, of Waverly, Iowa, formerly of Plainfield, Iowa, died Feb. 15, 2009, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Among survivors are her son Elmer Balvanz and his wife, Deb, of Steamboat Springs. A funeral was held ...

William 'Billy' Cody Mack

William "Billy" Cody Mack died Feb. 1, 2009, in Hayden. He was 74. He was born June 4, 1934, in Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Alfred J. Mack and Edith M. (Thompson) Mack. Below are memories, as shared by his granddaughter: ...

Wilma Jean Stark

Wilma Jean Stark, of Hayden, died Feb. 5, 2009, at her daughter's home in Craig. She was 92. Wilma was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Roane, Tenn., the daughter of Jasper D. and Emma (Stevens) Phillips. She was raised and ...

Joyce Williams

Hayden

Joyce Williams, a former resident of Hayden and Craig, passed away Jan. 23, 2009, at The Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, after complications to correct a rare malady. She was 61. Joyce was born March 1, 1947, ...