Obituaries for February 2011

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Rosa DeVault

Longtime Routt County resident Rosa DeVault passed away Saturday. A funeral Mass is at noon Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church and will be followed by a graveside service. A visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yampa ...

Christine Gibson Rockhill

Christine Rockhill, 93, of Emmett, Idaho, passed away Jan. 27, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The second-oldest of 10 children, she was born July 25, 1917, in Eufaula, Okla., to Ebby Ariola and William Gibson. The family moved west ...

Irlan Neas

Irlan W. Neas was born in New Salem, N.D., on Oct. 1, 1928, and passed away Feb. 3, 2011. When he was in high school, his parents, August and Selma Neas, moved the family to Chetek, Wis., where his father ...

Marguerite Gladys Nelson

Marguerite Nelson passed away Jan. 22, 2011, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. Marguerite was the firstborn of Maurice and Louise Pidcock. She was born about 15 miles from Kremmling on Nov. 29, 1912. Marguerite and her ...

Douglas Vaughan

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Douglas Lloyd Vaughan started this adventure he called life March 9, 1960, in Boulder. Little did he know he was to become the older of two boys to Lloyd and Charolette Vaughan. He spent his youth with his younger brother, ...

Lela Nevielle Spencer

Lela Nevielle Spencer, 90, a retired federal employee, died Dec. 20, 2011, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was born June 4, 1920, in Walsenburg. She was active in Eastern Star, and in the community life of Hayden. She ...

Emily Reeve Ingram

Emily Reeve Ingram died Jan. 31, 2011, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was a daughter of Ralph and Edith Reeve, a pioneer family who homesteaded in Northwest Colorado and owned a ranch on the Williams Fork River east ...

Stephen Terry McDermott Jr.

Stephen Terry McDermott Jr., born May 18, 1930, of Greenville, S.C., died peacefully at his home Feb. 8, 2011. A pianist, composer and conductor, he taught courses in music theory and dance history at Stephens College. He studied piano independently ...

George L. Columbia

George L. Columbia, formerly of the Yampa Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at his home in Hotchkiss. He was 81. George will be reunited with his parents, Dana and Stella Columbia; sisters Irla, Delores and Darlene; daughter Carla; and ...

Gregg Kenneth Tipton

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Gregg “Bomar” Tipton died Jan. 25, 2011, after a month-long illness. Gregg was at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland when he passed quietly with his wife, Michelle Isaeff, and 16-year old son, Zeb ...

James Winfried Brooks

James Winfried Brooks was born in Detroit, Mich., to Samuel Carroll Brooks and Elfriede Wesel Brooks, on Sept. 7, 1969. He grew up in West Bloomfield, Mich., attended Andover High School and graduated in 1988. He then went onto Colorado ...

Mark Norman DePuy

Dr. Mark Norman DePuy, 54, of Amherst, N.H., died at his home Feb. 13, 2011. He was born in Lake­wood, N.J., on Aug. 5, 1956, the son of Ruth (Shoemaker) and Norman DePuy. He majored in biology at the University ...

Donald Lee VanCleave

Donald Lee VanCleave passed away Feb. 22, 2011, with his family by his side. He was 75. Don was born Dec. 4, 1935, to Chris and Anna Robinson VanCleave in Steamboat Springs, where he resided for the majority of his ...

Arnold William Thurow Jr.

Arnold William Thurow Jr., of Greeley, passed away Feb. 17, 2011, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado. He was 62. He was born Dec. 16, 1948, in Denver, the youngest of three children born to Arnold William Thurow ...

Bradley Charles Bonner

Bradley Charles Bonner passed away unexpectedly while sleeping Feb. 17, 2011, at his home in Fort Collins. Brad was born Oct. 4, 1986, in Steamboat Springs. He was the son of Dan and Kim Bonner. Brad grew up in Steamboat ...

Laura Jean Thaller

Laura Jean Thaller, 52, of Bluff­ton, S.C., passed away Feb. 21, 2011, at her home. She was born in Cleveland on Feb. 1, 1959. She was the daughter of Dr. Lawrence H. and Kathryn Jean Suitch Thaller. She was a ...

John Frazier Rawlings

John Frazier Rawlings died Feb. 18, 2011, serenely and with grace, exhibiting the strength of character and quiet confidence he exemplified throughout his life. John is survived by his true love and partner of 50 years, Sally Meyer Rawlings; sons ...

Bernard B. Janssen

Bernie Janssen, 79, passed away Feb. 27, 2011, at his son’s house in Missoula, Mont., from natural causes. He was surrounded by two generations of his family. Bernie was born in Chillicothe, Ill., to John J. and Carolyn Malze Janssen. ...