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Friday, November 16, 2018

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Harold Clarence Kitten 

Obituary: Harold Clarence Kitten 

There will be a graveside service on Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p. m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery East of Berthoud Harold Kitten, longtime resident of Berthoud passed away on Friday, July 21 at the age of 94. He was born in Lawrence, Nebraska to Alvin H. and Mary L. Kitten on September 14, 1922. At the age of 8, the family moved to Stratton, Colorado where they took up dryland farming. Always busy, he farmed for seven years, then started his first business venture as the owner/operator of ... Full Story

Jamboree travesty

Jamboree travesty

By Robert J. Byers I don’t blame the Boy Scouts for President Donald Trump’s bizarre speech at the National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday. The U.S. president is, after all, the honorary president of the Scouts. If he wants to speak at the National Jamboree, it would be hard to say no. I don’t blame the boys in the audience who took the bait and booed Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama or who chanted “USA! USA!” in response to Trump’s childish cues. ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr.

Obituary: Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr.

Robert “Bob” E. Lintz Sr. 71, of Berthoud, passed away with family by his side, on June, 6, 2017, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado due to complications of surgery. Bob was born July 3, 1945, in Santa Monica, California to Lavon and Eileen (Houston) Lintz. He spent fifteen years in Ohio and made his way back to California where he met and married his wife of 53 years, Terri, and together started a family. After fifty- plus years in California, He and wife Terri chose ... Full Story

Cancer with political clout

Cancer with political clout

By Robert C. Koehler A suicide bomber inflicts hell at a concert hall in Manchester, England that’s full of children, as though that was the point — to murder children. The horror of war . . . well, terrorism . . . doesn’t get any worse. And the media, as they focus on the spectacle of what happened, as they cover the particulars of the tragedy — the suspect’s name and ethnicity and apparent grievances, the anguish of the survivors, the names and ages of the victims — ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Louise Reyelts

Obituary: Katherine Louise Reyelts

July 18, 1947 May 23, 2017 Katherine Louise Reyelts, age 69, passed away on May 23, 2017 in her home in Berthoud, surrounded by family. She was born on July 18, 1947 to Melvin and Beatrice (Eck/ Schumway) Crooks in their rural home near Summit, South Dakota. She was baby sister to three older brothers and big sister to five sisters and one brother. Kathy was a 1965 graduate of the high school in Peever, South Dakota. During her high school years, Kathy spent summers waitressing ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard Kevin Yarrow

Obituary: Richard Kevin Yarrow

  Richard was born on March 23, 1955 in Denver. He passed away at his home in Berthoud, May 18, 2017. Richard joins his parents and first wife Nancy “Rosebud” Yarrow in Heaven. He leaves behind his wife Laurie, son Zach, daughter Amy, son-in-law Trevor, daughter-in-law Cara, two grandchildren; Daelyn and Ryker, and a third grandchild to be born in September, step-children Renee and Matt, his brother Gregg, sister-in-law Hazel, and their three children: Kelly, Jeremy, and ... Full Story

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

Obituary: Eric Scott Koolstra

    Eric Scott Koolstra, 44, of Berthoud, Colorado, loving son, husband, and father, died on May 13, 2017. He was born on May 9, 1973 in Boulder, Colorado to Wilbert and Marie Koolstra. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1992. Eric enjoyed being with his family. He loved to camp, hunt, and especially fish. He liked to spend time outdoors at the lake and the mountains four wheeling or at home being outside with his animals. He was a farmer and took pride in what he did. ... Full Story

Obituary: Sonia Locke

Obituary: Sonia Locke

Our beloved Sonia went to be with the angels after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Sonia passed away at her home in Berthoud surrounded by her family and closest friends. Sonia was the middle child of Ray Johnson and Nancy Brown. Sonia spent almost her entire childhood growing up in Longmont. Sonia was a 1980 graduate of Skyline High School and went on the get her Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Bauder Fashion College in Arlington, Texas in 1982. It was in ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Halverson

Obituary: Ronald “Ron” Halverson

  Ronald “Ron” Halverson was born in Denver, Colorado on May 5, 1927 to Ralph Halverson and Gertrude Wright Halverson. He was a graduate of Denver West High School. He joined the Marine Reserves while in high school in preparation for service in the Korean Conflict. The war concluded in Korea before he graduated so he remained in the Reserves serving in MACS-23 at Buckley Air Base for the next 9 years. Ron was a union Sheet Metal Worker for 54 years. He served as an apprentice ... Full Story

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Obituary: Bertha “Birdie” Griep

Birdie Griep, 91, of Berthoud was surrounded by family when she passed on peacefully to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017. She was born in Berthoud in 1925 on the family farm north of town, to Dan and Mollie Giebelhaus. Birdie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Florence, brothers Roland and Reuben Gablehouse, her husband Victor Griep and great-grandson Aaron. She is survived by her three children, Carole Haverland of Berthoud, Clark R. Griep and his wife Joan of Broomfield, ... Full Story

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