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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

The Character of George Washington

The Character of George Washington

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles B. Pfab

Charles B. Pfab, 77, of Berthoud passed away February 11, 2010. He was born October 21, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Francis and Marie (Becker) Pfab. He attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Pittsburgh and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On February 17, 1960 he and Pauline Evans were married in Denver, Colorado.  She preceded him in death in 1984. He moved from Uniontown, PA to Berthoud in 1986.  He was a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines and a member of the ... Full Story

Obituary: Gloria J. Jansma

Obituary: Gloria J. Jansma

Gloria J. Jansma, 66, of Loveland, CO went to her Lord on February 9, 2010, after a two-year battle with brain cancer; her family was by her side. She was born July 1, 1943 in Lansing, Illinois to Bartel “Ben” and Winnie (VanKalker) Ruiter. She graduated from Illiana Christian High School in 1961.  On August 29, 1963 she married James “Butch” Jansma in Lansing, Illinois and they moved from Lynwood, IL to Loveland 31 years ago. Gloria worked at the Berthoud National Bank for many ... Full Story

Obituary: Marilyn Elaine White

Marilyn Elaine White, 59, of Berthoud, CO, died on February 10, 2010 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on October 7, 1950 in Greeley, CO, to Chester Herman and Agnes Marian (Anderson) Stevens. Marilyn graduated from Loveland High School. On December 6, 1969, in Loveland, CO, she married Orman L. “O.L.”White. Marilyn worked as a homemaker and later, after the kids had grown, she worked outside the home, doing companion care. She was active throughout her life, with Boys ... Full Story

Things I’ll miss about Tom Vaughan

Things I'll miss about Tom Vaughan: 1. His approachability. Tom always made time for whoever walked through the door in spite of what his schedule allowed. 2. His humble demeanor. Tom had a way of imparting his knowledge and experience in a manner that didn't leave one feeling sorry for having asked. 3. His expertise. Tom's experience in research methodology, archival organization, artifact storage and conservation were exemplary. 4. His accessibility. Tom could be seen at any point along ... Full Story

Obituary Michael S. Patterson

Michael S. Patterson, 60, of Berthoud, Colorado died January 28, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born April 14, 1949 in Sheridan, Wyo. to Edward and Virginia (Wood) Patterson. Michael married Rena’ Laubach on September 15, 1972 in Wolf Point, Mont. They moved to Berthoud in 1974. Michael was a superintendent for Swinerton Builders of Denver. He was a team roper, hunter and fisherman, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, ... Full Story

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

February 19, 1942 – January 21, 2010 Doug Nichols, Ph. D., paleontologist and Berthoud resident, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2010, at the age of 67. Born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth C. and Beatrice O. Nichols. Doug lived in Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey while growing up. Since settling in Berthoud in 2005, Doug enthusiastically embraced life here in Berthoud. He made so many friends in the short time he lived here and thoroughly enjoyed the ... Full Story

Berthoud Town Forum

Berthoud Town Forum is open to any individual to comment on all aspects of life in Berthoud. It is strictly an on-line forum. Citizens First is a civic group and speaks as an organization with a platform that is decided by the consensus of its members. Jen Rotar and Dorian Ryan Tacy, Co-founders of Berthoud Town Forum and members of Citizens First.

BERT chooses not to do business locally

Editorial Opinion by Gary Wamsley Continuing a policy of not supporting local business unless you are a member of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team (BERT), local web site developers were eliminated from consideration for building the BERT/Town web site. The contract for developing the un-needed but expensive web site will go to an out of town contractor. One would think that a prime factor in any contract spending taxpayer money would be to keep the funds in Berthoud and to support local ... Full Story

Clyde Weldon McCrary 1926 2010

Clyde Weldon McCrary 1926  2010

Clyde Weldon McCrary, 83, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Clyde was born Friday, April 2, 1926 in Clarendon, Texas to Jesse and DoraLee (Junior) McCrary. He served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a carpenter before retiring. He married Margie Ann Shults in August of 1950 in Colorado. He was devoted to family, church and community and served in positions such as Justice of the Peace and Firefighter, to name a few. He is ... Full Story

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