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Thursday, January 19, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Gertrude Ellen Beckner, 89 of Bremerton, Washington, Jan. 17, 1921 to March 14, 2010 Gertie passed away March 14th at Ashley Gardens due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Berthoud, Colorado to Herbert and Nellie Peak. She moved to Bremerton as a young girl and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1940. She married the man of her dreams, Millard (Beck) Beckner, in 1941. Gertie worked for F.W. Woolworth in Bremerton for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, RVing ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Weyandt Burger

Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up to be someone special.  From the day she was born, July 23, 1914 to her last day on earth, March 6, 2010, Mary Weyandt Burger left a print on the world.  Along the way she gathered husband Arnold Laurence Burger, 5 children, 5 children in law, 11 grandchildren, 9 grandchildren in law and 20 great-grandchildren for a grand total of 50 human beings whose lives she touched.  She is further also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides ... Full Story

Obituary: Edward Dennis

Edward Riley Dennis was born June 22, 1964 to Richard and Shirley Dennis. Edward was raised in the Mini-Casa area in Idaho. He graduated from Minidoka High School and had many friends and family in the area. Eddie was involved in wrestling; he loved to hunt and fish and loved his family. Ed was a Nomadic free spirit. He spent most of his adult life between Idaho and Colorado. He always loved his home in Idaho but couldn’t help being drawn to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He took pride in ... Full Story

Obituary: Leo Dick

Leo Dick: September 10, 1921 – March 2, 2010 Leo Dick, 88, of Longmont, passed away March 2, 2010 at his home. He was born September 10, 1921 in Padroni, Colorado to Samuel and Elizabeth (Roah) Dick. He grew up on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1945 during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class. Leo married Virginia Reitz in 1944 in St. Francis, Kansas. He lived in Sterling, Denver and Berthoud before moving to Longmont in ... Full Story

On behalf of Citizens First,

To the editor: On behalf of Citizens First, I would like to express my thanks for your support in providing coverage and notifications of our meetings.  Your unbiased professionalism remains an example of journalistic ethics. Judy Lehn Berthoud, Colorado

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

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