Obituaries for March 2009

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Patricia K Slepkow

Patricia K. Slepkow, of Steamboat Springs and Providence, R.I., died Feb. 23, 2009, after a long illness. She was 47. She was the wife of Milton S. Slepkow. Born in Wyandott, Mich., a daughter of Richard and Patricia Knisley of ...

Robert 'Sandy' Swinehart

Former Steamboat Springs resident Sandy Swinehart passed away Feb. 14, 2009, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 64. Sandy was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but spent his childhood being raised in Steamboat Springs by his parents, Bob ...

Donald Joseph Dominic Refka

Donald Joseph Dominic Refka passed away Feb. 24, 2009. He was 71. Don was born Dec. 7, 1937. Don left us a legacy of family love and our responsibility to teach, support and cherish each other. We feel so blessed. ...

David Ernest Meyring

Walden resident David Ernest Meyring died Feb. 25, 2009, at North Colorado Medical Center as the result of a horse accident. He was 67. Dave was born April 16, 1941, in North Park, to the Ruth (Coyte) and Oliver Meyring. ...

John Root Fetcher

John Fetcher died Feb. 6, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center following a brief illness. He was 97. John was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Winnetka, Ill., the third of five children of Edwin Stanton and Margaret Fechheimer. (The name ...

Vicki Jeanne Leatzow Rowland

Former Steamboat Springs resident Vicki Jeanne Leatzow Rowland passed away Feb. 21, 2009, at her home in St. George, Utah, surrounded by her devoted family after a most courageous and hard-fought battle with inflammatory breast cancer. She was 67. Vicki ...

Jane G. McDermott

Former Steamboat Springs resident Jane G. McDermott passed away in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2009, after a brief hospital stay. She was 87. Jane was born June 20, 1921, in Hibbing, Minn. She is survived by her husband of ...

Avis J. Self

Lifelong Craig resident Avis J. Self died Feb. 27, 2009, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 90. Avis was born March 10, 1918, in Craig, to Harry Durham, Sr., and Olive (Van Tassel) Durham. She was raised and ...

Joe Turon

Longtime Oak Creek resident Joe Turon passed away Feb. 24, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, after a brief illness. He was 87. Joe was born Sept. 26, 1921, in Monarch, Wyo., the fourth of seven children to ...

Rae Corrine Fisher

Former Steamboat Springs resident Rae Corrine Fisher passed away at home in Aurora on March 3, 2009. She was 89. She was born Jan. 12, 1920, the only child of Lillian Agnes (Egan) Miller and Ray Miller. She spent most ...

Florence Marion Hidy

Former Steamboat Springs resident Florence Marion Hidy passed away March 2, 2009. She was 104. Florence had been a resident of Colorado Springs for the past 27 years. She, her husband and family also previously resided in Colorado Springs in ...

Charles Franklin Gardenhire

Charles Franklin Gardenhire Jr. passed away March 10, 2009. He was 60. Charlie was born to Frances and C.F. Gardenhire in Tucumcari, N.M., on Aug. 1, 1948. He was raised in Tulsa, Okla., and in Oklahoma City, where he attended ...

Donald L. Hinkle

Don Hinkle, longtime Routt County rancher, passed away Feb. 23, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 86. Don was born in August of 1922 to Scott and Hattie (Darling) Hinkle on their ranch near Phippsburg. He graduated from ...

Stephen John Thomas

Our beloved son and brother, Stephen, passed away March 1, 2009. He passed from the arms of his loving family to be with his father and our heavenly Father. Stephen was born Dec. 22, 1987, to Jacqueline and John Thomas ...

Betsie Madsen

Betsie Elaine Madsen was born Dec. 27, 1981, at Kremmling Memorial Hospital to Pete and Connie (McLimore) Madsen. She passed away Feb. 17, 2009, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. Betsie was a most loving person. She loved almost everyone, ...

Alfred E. 'Gene' Camilletti

Craig

A lifetime Yampa Valley resident, Alfred Eugene Camilletti died at home Feb. 21, 2009, while peacefully surrounded by the ones who loved him, following a courageous battle with cancer. Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Juanita Camilletti, ...

Harvey Austin Begay

Harvey Austin Begay died in Steamboat Springs on March 2, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Harvey, a full-blooded Navajo, was born to Kenneth and Eleanor Begay in Tuba City, Ariz., on July 5, 1938. He attended Scottsdale High School in ...

Adrianna Balbuena-Montanez

A Mass of Christian burial for Adrianna Balbuena-Montanez, infant daughter of Adrian Balbuena and Gabriella Montanez, of Craig, is at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig. Interment follows in the Craig Cemetery.

Larry D. Hayes

Larry D. Hayes passed away March 23, 2009. He was 76. Larry was born Oct. 11, 1932, the third son of 11 children to William and Lily Hayes in Hayden. He also had four older stepbrothers and sisters. Larry spent ...

Norma Jean Pilkington

Norma Jean Pilkington, of Littleton, passed away March 12, 2009, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 80. She was born Sept. 14, 1928, as Norma Jean Ohlman, to George Phillip Ohlman and Estella Henrietta (Johnson) ...