Obituaries for February 2012



Marilyn Jo Goggin

Marilyn Jo Goggin, 67, of Yampa, died recently. A memorial Mass is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Oak Creek. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Abby Voorhis, care of Bank ...

Russell James Viele


Russell James Viele died Jan. 25, 2012, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle. He was 79. He was born March 18, 1932, in Oak Creek to Torance Jefferson “Jeff” and Helen E. (Reid) Viele. At that time ...

Ruth Piertertien VanPuffelen Fiske


Ruth Piertertien VanPuffelen Fiske, affectionately known to her family and friends as “Tiena,” passed away Feb. 2, 2012, in Denver from complications of Parkinson’s disease and pneumonia. Born in Dallas on Dec. 21, 1939, Tiena was the daughter of the ...

Dean Denton

Dean was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Oak Creek to the late Irving and Grace Denton. Dean lived in Steamboat Springs and had to retire after 28 years at Seneca Mine in Hayden because of end renal kidney disease. For ...

Marvin D. 'Pete' Barnes

Cedaredge resident Marvin D. “Pete” Barnes passed away peacefully Jan. 28, 2012, at the Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 83. Pete is survived by his son, Randy Barnes, of Ghana, West Africa; daughter, Melanie Gray, and her husband, ...

Carol Ann Allen


Craig resident Carol Ann Allen passed away Jan. 22, 2012, at the Doak Walker Care Center after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 69. Carol was born March 16, 1942, in Kremmling to Earl and Neava Johnson in ...

Margaret L. Hlas Donahue

Margaret L. Hlas Donahue passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2012. She was 92. Margaret married Robert L. Donahue in 1941 in Farrell, Penn. His military commitment took them to California, Texas, Arizona and Michigan before they moved to Markham, ...

Dillon Monahan

A memorial service for Dillon Monahan is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Grant Mortuary chapel in Craig.

Judy Miller

Oak Creek

Judy Miller, of Oak Creek, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, 2012, at the Doak Walker Care Center after a long battle with dementia. She was 70. Judy was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Columbus, Ohio, to Emerson and Mildred (Snyder) ...

Robert Lynn Carl

Steamboat Springs

Robert Lynn Carl passed away Jan. 27, 2012, of natural causes at the great age of 91. He is survived by his two sons, Dana Carl, of Steamboat Springs, and Gregg Robert, of Martinez, Calif. Bob met Elinor Marie Bailer ...

Alfonoso "Al" Arroyo

A rosary for Alfonso “Al” Arroyo is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Grant Mortuary chapel in Craig. A Mass of the resurrection will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig.

Mary Jo Shearer

Mary Jo Shearer, 95, mother of Pat La May (Ted La May), of Durango, and Karen Kerlin, of Aurora, was born to Lloyd L. Brown and Josephine Harrington Brown on June 14, 1916, in Steamboat Springs. She was a graduate ...

Lawrence William Marshall

Oak Creek

Lawrence William Marshall Jr., known by family as “Bill” and by his many friends as “Larry,” was the first-born son of Lawrence “Doc” and Eva E. (Evans) Marshall. He died Feb. 12, 2012, at the Walbridge Memorial Wing in Meeker. ...

LaVerna “Bonnie” Sarahbell Hudson


LaVerna Sarahbell “Bonnie” Hudson, formerly of Steamboat Springs, passed away Feb. 11, 2012, in Carr. She was 87. Bonnie was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Lakewood to John and Minnie Wood. Bonnie worked at Meadow Gold Dairy until retiring in ...

Tammara Smith

Tammara “Tammie” Smith was born July 4, 1960, in Rawlins, Wyo., to Eddie and Elva (Adams) Basden. She attended school in Rawlins until she moved to Steamboat Springs as a junior in high school. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High ...

Margaret “Peggy” Bailey


Margaret “Peggy” Bailey, a longtime Craig resident, died Feb. 23 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. A service is pending.

David Truax

A celebration of the life for David Sparky Truax is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge.

Jack Chester Wheeler

Jack Chester Wheeler was born March 7, 1936, in Steamboat Springs to George William Wheeler and Elizabeth Hazel Monger Wheeler. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado A&M (Colorado State University). On Aug. 16, 1959, he married Donna ...

Dustin John Harrison

Steamboat Springs and Craig

Dustin John Harrison, adored son, nephew, brother, grandson, cousin and friend, was born Nov. 25, 1987, to Jennifer Harrison and Kelly Bemis in Steamboat Springs. Dustin lived his life boldly. “DH,” as he is called by his friends and those ...