Obituaries for May 2009

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Darango L. Gardner

Darango L. Gardner, 59, of Steamboat Springs, died April 29, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Services will be held out of state at a later date. Yampa Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Gonzales Smith

Lakewood

Elsie Gonzales Smith passed away April 25, 2009, in Lakewood. She was 74. Elsie was born in Mount Harris on Jan. 21, 1935, to Phillip and Juanita Gonzales. She attended school in Hayden. On May 26, 1957, she married Larry ...

John (Bill) Jeep

John "Bill" A. Jeep, a longtime Oak Creek resident recently living in Pueblo West, died April 27, 2009, in Pueblo after a short battle with cancer. He was 80. Bill was born May 28, 1928, in Salida and moved to ...

Cora Lee McAtee

Steamboat Springs resident Cora Lee McAtee, 69, died May 5, 2009, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. A funeral liturgy is at 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church. Call the Yampa Valley Funeral Home at 879-1494 with questions.

Lucille Senkel

Lucille Senkel, of Springfield, Ore., died April 27, 2009, of causes related to cancer. She was 83. A funeral took place May 1, 2009, at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene, Ore. She was born Dec. 29, ...

Gwendolyn Marie (Turner) Cary

Saratoga, Wyo.

Gwendolyn Marie (Turner) Cary passed away May 5, 2009, at the Valley View Care Center in Saratoga, Wyo. She was 88. Marie was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Steamboat Springs to Inez and James Arthur Turner. She attended various schools ...

Virginia "Gynnie" Patrick

Berthoud

Virginia "Gynnie" Patrick, of Berthoud, passed away May 5, 2009. She was 74. Gynnie was born Oct. 5, 1934, to Santos and Marie Antonia (Moreno) Avila, in Corona, Calif. She was the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. On Jan. ...

Mark A. Thielen

Steamboat Springs

Mark A. Thielen, 52, of Steamboat Springs, died May 8, 2009, surrounded by his family. A funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church, with Father Ernest Bayer as celebrant. Interment is at Steamboat Springs Cemetery ...

Joseph "Brian" Lewis

Craig

Joseph "Brian" Lewis, 40, a Craig resident who grew up in South Routt County and also lived in Steamboat Springs, passed away May 13, 2009. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Christian Center. A ...

Harold Edwin Baldwin

Former Steamboat Springs resident Harold Edwin Baldwin died Dec. 15, 2007, from complications related to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in Denver. He was 71. Harold was born April 3, 1936, to William and Emily Baldwin in Fort Collins. A few ...

Julia Ellen Johnson

Julia (Judy) Ellen Roberts Johnson lost her battle with cancer and died Feb. 9, 2009, in Las Vegas. Judy was born to Maybell residents Irene (Gibbs) and Jerry Roberts on Nov. 23, 1944. Her brothers are Dennis Roberts, of Florida; ...

Jason David Sear

Steamboat Springs

Jason David Sear, 41, of Steamboat Springs passed away May 11, 2009, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center with his wife, Stacey, at his side and his family and friends nearby. He was buried in a family ceremony May 14 ...

Roger Gene White

Roger Gene White, 79, of Steamboat Springs and Fort Collins, passed away May 12, 2009, at his home in Steamboat Springs. Roger was born at home Feb. 3, 1930, to Dorothy Chapman White in Faribault, Minn. He married Alfreda Ruething ...

John Joseph Ahearn J.

John Joseph Ahearn Jr., of San Marcos, Calif., passed away in the early morning hours of May 7, 2009, at Palomar Medical Center, with his family at his side. Born on May 11, 1939, in Schenectady, N.Y., John grew up ...

Merrilee Dorinda "Diddy" Meyer

Steamboat Springs

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Merrilee Dorinda "Diddy" Meyer passed away May 5, 2009, of complications from lung cancer. She was 59. Per her request, no funeral is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Born Free Wildlife ...

Col. Robert Bruce Osborn

"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." - Douglas MacArthur Col. Robert Bruce Osborn's life was marked with determination, courage, optimism and enthusiasm for everything he touched. He approached cancer as he had life, as just another battle along ...

Ellen Arlene Bullard

Kalispell, Mont.

Ellen Arlene Bullard, 89, passed away May 16, 2009, at the Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell, Mont. She was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Pleasanton, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Ethel (Troy) Davison. She attended schools in Kansas and ...

Lila May Craig

Lila May Craig died May 9, 2009, in Yuma, Ariz. She was 90. Lila was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Colorado Springs, to Robert Reid and Florence Carol Crossan, of Yampa. She married Leonard Craig on Oct. 12, 1936, then ...

Chris Corna

Christian Corna passed into the hands of God on May 18, 2009, in Port Chester, N.Y., while visiting his fiancee, Lisette Coen, of Greenwich, Conn. Chris was the beloved son of Barbara J. Corna, of Los Angeles, and Richard R. ...

Joan Boyle

Former Steamboat Springs resident Joan Sorensen Boyle passed away May 10, 2009. She was 81. Jo was born in Red Wing, Minn., on Oct. 17, 1927, and was raised on the family farm. She graduated from Bethesda Nursing School and ...

Mildred A. Silva

Mildred A. "Millie" Silva, 92, passed away March 28, 2009, at home in Blanca under Hospice care. She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Pasadena, Calif., to Roy and Bessie Bartlett McKibben. Millie married Carden H. Silva in 1939 in ...

Sharon Rogers

Sharon Rogers, a longtime resident of Hayden, died May 15, 2009, at her home in Hayden following a lengthy illness. She was 65. Sharon was born Aug. 28, 1943, in Ely, Nev., the daughter of Allan J. and Frances L. ...

Gary L. Whitmer

Gary L. Whitmer, of Greeley passed away April 12, 2009, at Northern Colorado Medical Center. He was 67. He was born in Clark to Russell L. and Thelma (Wallis) Whitmer. Gary served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in ...

Kenneth Earl Shelton

Former Steamboat Springs resident Kenneth Earl Shelton passed away May 5, 2009, while vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He and his wife, Sherri, and daughter Delaney Regan enjoyed the "'Boat" lifestyle for four years before returning to their hometown ...

Daniel Ryan Krajewski

Daniel Ryan Krajewski, of Crested Butte, formerly of Manchester, Conn., died May 9, 2009, in Gunnison as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident. He was 29. Dan was born July 8, 1979, in Rockville, Conn., the son of ...

Benita Bristol

A memorial service in honor of Benita Bristol is at 2 p.m. June 5 at Colorado Mountain College at the Alpine Campus's soccer field. The service is open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

Larry J. Kelly

A memorial service for longtime Routt County resident Larry J. Kelly is at 2 p.m. today at the home of Daniel Kelly, 136 Moffat Ave. in Yampa. For more information, call 970-638-0418 or send mail to P.O. Box 150, Yampa, ...

Richard Derby Smith

Richard Derby Smith died May 16, 2009, in Fort Collins. He was 84. He was born Oct. 24, 1924, in St. Louis. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served three years in the armored division. After returning ...

Kenneth R. Hunsinger

Kenneth Russell Hunsinger passed away May 16, 2009. He was 53. Ken was born Feb. 8, 1956, in Seoul, South Korea. He was adopted by Eugene and Marie Hunsinger through the Holt International Adoption Agency. At eight months old, Ken ...

William Minelli

William "Bill" Minelli, 81, passed away suddenly at his home in Grand Junction May 22, 2009. Bill was born on Nov. 21, 1927, in Virginia, Minn., to Leonard Minelli, of Montefalcone Valfotore, Italy, and Carmella (Scinto) Minelli. Bill worked in ...