Obituaries for August 2011

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Donna “DJ” Elaine Chotvacs

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Donna “DJ” Chotvacs died May 9. A memorial service is at 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Ninth and Oak streets. Memorial donations may be made to the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness ...

John Metz

Steamboat Springs

John Joseph Metz had a contagious smile, an uplifting spirit and a full heart. The father of two loved his children, nature, being with friends and family, and the Denver Broncos. John died suddenly July 22, 2011, in Steamboat Springs, ...

Rick A. Stevenson

Former Oak Creek resident Rick A. Stevenson died July 24, 2011, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 56. Mr. Stevenson was self-employed in the printing business. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Clifton; parents Bob and Edna Stevenson, ...

Leslie W. Gibson Jr.

Steamboat Springs

Leslie W. Gibson Jr., a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs, passed away peacefully in his home July 29, 2011. He was 86. Les was born in Bridgeton, N.J., in 1925. He graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1942. Following his ...

John Maynarich

Oak Creek

John Edward Maynarich was born May 19, 1927, in Gallup, N.M., to Joseph and Donna (Stieduhar) Maynarich. John was raised and attended school in Oak Creek and graduated from high school in 1947. He then attended the University of Colorado ...

Stephen Watood

Steve’s soul passed unexpectedly July 31, 2011, after a peaceful day on his ranch on Trout Creek. His 22 years in the Yampa Valley were spent building houses, coaching girls softball and boys baseball, and founding a successful satellite monitoring ...

Derek H. Heins

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Derek H. Heins died Aug. 4. A celebration of life is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The location has been changed to Yampa River Botanic Park. For more information, call Gail at 719-433-1505.

Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson died Jan. 6 in Oak Creek. A gathering is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the storage units on the hill in Oak Creek, where there will be music from a DJ. The gathering continues at ...

Carla Steele

Longtime Hayden resident Carla Jean Steele died July 29, 2011, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. She was 48. Carla was born Aug. 23, 1962, in Craig, the daughter ...

Charles J. Kier

Charles J. “Bud” Kier went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 2011, at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado in Grand Junction. He was 99, but in his mind he was 100 just the day ...

Harold Frank Rubinstein

Everybody loved Harry. You probably saw him around town. He was the tall silver fox in his uniform of black T-shirt, jeans and Merrells. He may have even flashed you his winning smile while calling you by name. He won ...

Ferris Roland Kirby

Ferris Roland Kirby passed away Aug. 18, 2011. He was 88. He was born Aug. 9, 1923, to Leon Earl Kirby and Ethel Walker Kirby. Ferris was the sixth child in a family of seven. He spent his childhood in ...

Buddy Moberly

Buddy Moberly, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, passed away Aug. 21, 2011, at Penrose Hospital. Raymond Leroy Moberly was born March 31, 1943, in Colorado Springs. He was a 1961 graduate of Wasson High School and the University of ...

Ligita Gina Berzina-Moettus

Ligita Gina “Kiki” Berzina-Moettus died Aug. 18, 2011, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was 81. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Armand. She is survived by daughters Alda Moettus (Peter Hedberg), of ...

David Dykaar

Steamboat Springs resident David Dykaar died Aug. 16, 2011. A celebration of life is from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Tread of Pioneers Museum. For more information, call Yampa Valley Funeral Home at 970-879-1494.

Jack Finney

Local artist and business owner Jack Finney passed away Aug. 27, 2011, at his home in Steamboat Springs. He was born June 23, 1933, in Salem, Ill., the oldest of four children. He was a graduate of Salem Community High ...