Obituaries for August 2012

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Larry Lee Kunkle, Sr.

Larry Lee Kunkle Sr. was born April 5, 1946, in Slatington, Penn., the daughter of Paul and Mary (Valora) Kunkle. He was raised and attended school in Slatington. Larry married Eileen T. Bower in Slatington on Aug. 21, 1971. To ...

Dora Louise Wilson

Dora Louise Wilson died of natural causes on July 25, 2012, in Long Beach, Calif. Dora was born Sept. 6, 1925, to George Henry Clatte and Susannah Narcissia Clatte (nee Padgett). She arrived early and made her debut before the ...

Kendra Lynn Palmer

Kendra Lynn Palmer, 61, died July 28, 2012, in Rifle. She passed away at home with her husband by her side. Kendra was born Aug. 29, 1950, in Glenwood Springs to Robert L. and Patricia Ament Simillion. She was the ...

Daniel J. Len

Daniel J. “Danny” Len, 79, died peacefully at his home Aug. 6, 2012. He was the owner of Danny Len Buick/GMC of Mount Dora, Fla., since 1979. Danny was a native of Bay City, Mich., and moved to Central Florida ...

Walter R. Hunter

Walter Roland Hunter was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Rifle to Walter C. and Arleta (Lyon-Smith) Hunter. He was raised in Oak Creek and attended school in Yampa. Walter joined the Marine Corps on Aug. 6, 1948, and served until ...

Elmer Perry Monahan Jr., M.D.

Elmer Perry Monahan Jr., M.D., passed away Aug. 2, 2012, with family and friends by his side. He was 92. He was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., to Elmer Perry Monahan, M.D. and Jessie Ethel (Foster) Monahan. ...

Michala Miller

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Mickey Miller entered eternal life Aug. 6, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla. Michala (pronounced mike-yuh-luh) Marie Cloonan was born May 5, 1933, in Denver and grew up in North Park, where her father was superintendent of the ...

Lucy West

Lucy West, 76, passed away peacefully and while surrounded by loving friends and family June 24, 2012, at her home in Globe, Ariz., after a short battle with cancer. She was born July 7, 1935, in Oak Creek and had ...

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan, also known as John F. Ryan, 49, passed away August 13, 2012, on Rabbit Ears Pass in Steamboat Springs. He was born July 17, 1963, in Queens, N.Y., and grew up in Suffern, N.Y. After graduating from SUNY ...

Melvin P. Mulkey

Longtime Routt County resident Melvin P. Mulkey passed away July 24, 2012. He is survived by children Melvin, Richard and Elaine; grandchildren Leah, Tom, Kristina and Mackenzie; and numerous great-grandchildren. Melvin relocated to Routt County from his home state of ...

Debbie Jean Rice

Debbie Jean Rice, a resident of the Doak Walker Care Center, died Aug. 9. She will be remembered fondly for her sense of humor and wit. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Primrose Room at ...

Joseph “Joe” Edward McPherson

Routt County

Longtime Routt County resident Joseph Edward “Joe” McPherson died of natural causes July 28, 2012, at his home in Oak Creek after a long bout with adult onset Multiple Sclerosis. Joe was 55. Joe was born Sept. 4, 1956, in ...

Janet Prouty Vail

Beloved wife, mother and friend Janet (Jan) Prouty Vail passed on in the arms of her family Aug. 13, 2012, after an unexpected illness. Jan was born March 4, 1931, in Denver. She graduated from the University of Denver with ...

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Charles Sweetland

Oak Creek

Charles Edward Sweetland, 82, passed away July 22, 2012, at Yampa Valley Medical Center after a short illness. Chuck was a longtime resident of South Routt County and lived on a ranch outside of Oak Creek. He was born Dec. ...

Eileen Coffelt

Hayden

Eileen Coffelt, of Hayden, died Aug. 25 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Hayden Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Grant ...

Bill Linneman

Steamboat Springs

Bill Linneman, a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs, died in Fruita on Aug. 16. A celebration of life will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at City Cafe, 124 10th St. Family and friends are welcome. Memorial donations ...