Obituaries for July 2009

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Brett Michael Stearns

Brett Michael Stearns was born in Craig, the son of Michael R. and Julie K. Stearns. He attended schools in Craig, and in high school played football and competed in track. His specialties were the shot put and discus. He ...

Henry Aristide Boucher

Henry Aristide "Red" Boucher, fondly known by many as just "Red," at the age of 88, left this world behind to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 19, 2009. His favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31, ...

Alice Marie Hanson-Vigil

It is with deepest sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of our beloved, Alice Marie Hanson-Vigil (Nicholson). She passed on June 28, 2009. She was 58. Behind, she left her legacy, passion and intuitive strength for helping others. ...

Franklin L. "Pud" Stetson

Longtime Routt and Moffat County resident Franklin L. "Pud" Stetson died July 6, 2009. He was 49. Pud grew up in Steamboat Springs, graduating from Steamboat Springs High School in 1978. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1982 with ...

Rebecca A. Green

Steamboat Springs

Rebecca Ann (Adams) Green, 40, of Steamboat Springs, died June 13, 2009, just below upper Fish Creek Falls. She drowned while trying to rescue her son, who had fallen in the creek. Rebecca was born March 20, 1969, in Grand ...

Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth "Liz" Boyle died June 28, 2009. She was 55. Liz was born July 9, 1953, in Chicago. She moved to Steamboat Springs with her new husband, Mike, in 1979, where they started a family with their two children, William ...

Taelyn Jade Skufca

A memorial service for Taelyn Jade Skufca is at 3 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Hayden. Memorial donations may be made to the Taelyn Skufca Memorial Fund, in care of First National Bank of the Rockies. An online ...

John Stafford Frichtel

Former Hayden resident John "Jack" Stafford Frichtel passed away June 17, 2009, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 77. Jack was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Hayden to Harry and Mary Lee Frichtel. Jack spent his boyhood on ...

Irene H. Roussin

Irene H. Roussin, of Paonia, passed away at her residence July 13, 2009. She was 63. Irene H. Blaich was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 29, 1946, to Bernhard and Lotte (Wierderkind) Blaich. She attended school and spent her ...

Elizabeth Marie Pedersen

Former South Routt County resident Elizabeth "Liz" Marie Pedersen passed away July 11, 2009, of complications from Alzheimer's at Family Health West in Fruita. She was 83. Liz was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Johnson, Neb., to Tom and Minnie ...

Leon Martin Heiman

Leon Martin Heiman passed away July 11, 2009, at Columbine West Hospice in Fort Collins. He was 85. He was born March 7, 1924, in Gloversville, N.Y., and attended Ohio State University where he met Jewell Garson, of Akron, Ohio. ...

Phillip Richard Latham

Phillip Richard "Dick" Latham passed away at his home in North Park on July 11, 2009. He was 79. He was born Dec. 31, 1929, to Charles Homer and Marie Florence (Roth) Latham in Walden. Dick attended grade school at ...

Bill Hill

Bill Hill, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully June 25, 2009, in Grand Junction, at his retirement home since 1998. He was 75. Bill was born April 20, 1934, in Hebron, Neb., to William (Bud) and Ruth ...

Greg Scott

Hayden

A celebration of life for Hayden resident and longtime local musician Greg Scott is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Run Ranch, 39880 Routt County Road 33. Bring your own beverages and a lawn chair. Call 879-2378 for details.

James Leo Mayer

James Leo Mayer, 56, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, died at his residence July 13, 2009. He was 56. He was born in Detroit on May 29, 1953. Jim, an entrepreneur and educator, moved to Hawaii in 2006, settling in Kailua-Kona. Jim ...

Candice Christine Jeckel

Candice Christine Jeckel passed away July 4, 2009, after a tragic car accident. She was 38. Candice was born and raised in Routt County. She is deeply, sadly missed by her family and the many friends whose lives she touched. ...

Ann Copeland

Hayden

Ann Copeland, a well-known Hayden resident, died July 9, 2009, at her home south of Hayden after a four-wheeler accident. She was 52. Ann was born May 14, 1957, in Hayden to Wesley and Patricia (Holderness) Signs. She was raised ...

Janet Lynne McElroy

Janet Lynne McElroy, 49, of Hayden, peacefully left this world July 13, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. She was surrounded by family and friends. Janet was born and raised in Denver by her parents, Richard Olin ...

Vera M. George

Lifetime South Routt resident Vera M. George died July 11, 2009, at her home near Phippsburg after a brief illness. She was 82. Vera was born July 22, 1926, in Oak Creek, the daughter of William D. and Garnett (Fitzhugh) ...

Lila Viola Millsap Stonebrink

Steamboat Springs

Lila Viola Millsap Stonebrink passed away June 23, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 95. Lila was born in Julesburg at her parents' ranch March 21, 1914. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class of 1932. ...

David James Bedell

David James Bedell, a lifetime resident of Routt County, passed away at his home in Clark on July 14. A celebration of his life is at 5 p.m. Saturday at 55005 Routt County Road 62 (Indian Rocks). For more information, ...

Eleanor Patricia 'Patti' Yung

Patti Yung passed away at home June 23, 2009, with her partner Jim by her side. She was 52. Patti moved to Steamboat Springs in 1983 from Rochester, N.Y., and photographed the heart, soul and people of this beautiful mountain ...

Brian Stothart

Brian Stothart passed away June 13, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Valerie, his son, Samuel, and his daughter, Sophia, all of Steamboat Springs; his father Robert Stothart and his wife, Kitty Stothart, and their son, Cary Stothart, all ...