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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Engagement: Burgess-Schmidt

Sarah Burgess, the daughter of Rodney and Linda Burgess of Berthoud and Jamason Schmidt, the son of the late Barry Schmidt and Mary Schmidt of Berthoud are pleased to announce their engagement. The happy couple met on the first day of college in a composition class.  Their professor often caught them flirting and would tease them about getting married, little did she know how right she was! (more…)

Obituary: Joyce Eleanor Scott

Joyce Eleanor Scott, age 83, went to be with the Lord after a long courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on Nov. 10, 1926 in Hastings, Mich., to Karl F. and Florence J. Henderson Eckardt of Lake Odessa, Mich. Scott attended school in Woodland, Mich., and graduated from high school in 1944. She attended a college in Naperville, Ill., for two years and she and her cousin came to Denver to earn their degrees as a Medical Technologist, working at Denver General Hospital. While ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Laber

Pauline Laber, 93, of Longmont, passed away Monday, July 13 at her home. She was born June 28, 1916 in Berthoud to George and Elizabeth Seader. Laber grew up in Brighton and graduated from eighth grade at Tonville School. She moved to the Longmont area in 1939 from Brighton and latter married Alex Laber on Oct. 1, 1939 in Berthoud. Laber was a homemaker and mother and was a member of Zion Congregational Church in Brighton. She then attended Christ Congregational Church in Longmont, where she ... Full Story

Obituary: Vernon French

Lewis Vernon French, 85, of Berthoud, died July 19, in Longmont. French was born on March 12, 1924, in Longmont, to Lewy and Ruth (Henderson) French. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1942 and attended Frye Aircraft School in Denver before becoming a farmer in the Berthoud area. On Dec. 20, 1943, he married Shirley Buehler of Berthoud. Together they raised their family and conducted a dairy and farming operation on a farm they purchased south of Berthoud in 1950. He was the secretary of ... Full Story

Obituary: Beverly Belle Ward

Beverly Belle Ward, 83, of Berthoud, died on July 15, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on June 25, 1926, in Mendon, Mo., to Leo E. and Lela Belle (Jackson) Shults. She graduated from high school in Idaho Springs, Colo., in 1944. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married John Walter Ward in Fort Collins. Ward worked as a homemaker and had lived in Berthoud since 1952, moving from Granby, Colo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Berthoud ... Full Story

Engagement: Tveit, Rugg to Wed

Jennifer Tveit and Mory Rugg are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Jane and the late Arnold Tveit of Northwood, N.D., Judy Rugg of Berthoud, and Bill and Lynne Rugg of Longmont. (more…)

Obituary: Robert James Newport

Robert James Newport, known by friends as “Bobby”, 34 of Akron, formerly of Loveland, passed away at his home on July 4. He was born on Sept. 2, 1974. He lived most of his life in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School in 1993. He had lived in Akron, Colo., for six months and worked in quality control at Global Harvest of Colorado. He enjoyed his family and considered all he met as friends.  He was a kind hearted, fun loving guy who spent his leisure time golfing, working out, ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles Roger Clark

Roger Clark, age 69, of Berthoud passed away on July 1, after a courageous 2½-year battle with cancer. Clark was born on June 9, 1940, in Peoria, Ill., to Howard and Ruth Clark. He was an ironworker for 50 years out of Union Local 24. Clark and his wife owned R & S Structures, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Paula Clark and children; Greg (Cheryl) Sorber of Broomfield, Geri (Jim) Casebolt of Lamar and Tammy Beckham of Denver; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, ... Full Story

Obituary: John Raymond Schmidt

John Raymond Schmidt passed away June 23, 2009 in Rohnert Park, California. He was 58 years old. The oldest of seven children, Schmidt was born on Feb. 14, 1951 in Denver to Alban and Mary (Groll) Schmidt. He attended Most Precious Blood and Mullen High School in Denver. John graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1969. He moved to northern California in 1978. He was an audio specialist and speaker cabinet designer with Hard Truckers Sound Systems and Ultra Sound, Inc. and an AutoCAD ... Full Story

1642 ” What’s Next? People or Products?

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder It would be a waste of time to count all of my diplomas and class certificates. The most significant stack was generated during 26 years in the military and in government employment. Those two organizations place a sometimes excessive priority on education and training. Since 1980 I’ve attended, organized and led numerous seminars or “leadership stand-downs” on every social issue and criminal or near-criminal act that has been attributed to a soldier or ... Full Story

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