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Saturday, October 1, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Engagement: Hasty-Voytko

Darrell and Deborah Hasty of Plattsmouth, Neb., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tawyna Marie Hasty to Jeremy Voytko, the son of Rick and Nora Voytko of Berthoud. (more…)

Obituary: Melvin Brown

Melvin “Mel” Walter Brown of Johnstown died on April 24 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He was 83. He was born July 3, 1925 to Robert and Cora (Niven) Brown, on the family farm southwest of Johnstown. His father died in August 1941 of injuries sustained from a runaway team of horses, and his family moved into town after that. Brown graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943 and joined the Marine Corps several months later.  His mother, along with brothers ... Full Story

Obituary: Zenda Lee Vella

Zenda Lee Vella died Sunday, April 5 at HospiceCare Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties following a horse riding accident. She was 55. Born on July 22, 1953, in Longmont, she was the daughter of Richard Lee and Betty Jean Hall. In 1965 her family moved to Tennessee. After graduating high school and receiving her associate degree at Webber College in Florida, Zenda returned to Colorado in 1977. Zenda returned to college at CSU, successfully completing her bachelor’s degree in fashion ... Full Story

Obituary: Cynthia McDonald

Cynthia June Elijah McDonald, 63, of Loveland died April 18 after a bout with cancer. She is survived by her mother June Elijah, daughter Clarissa Norris, son-in-law Todd Norris, and her grandchildren, Tionna, Tinaya and Triston Norris. McDonald lived a very simple life and played wonderfully, by ear, many different instruments, including the keyboard, piano, accordion and harmonica. She especially enjoyed spending time with her many animals and would never let any type of animal go hungry, ... Full Story

Engagement: Karspeck-Finkelstein

Ann Marie Karspeck and Joshua Finkelstein of Fort Collins announce their engagement to wed. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. Milan Karspeck of Berthoud and Ms. Patricia Karspeck of Loveland. Ann Marie graduated from Berthoud High School in 2001 and earned her degree in business marketing from Hawaii Pacific University in 2005. She will complete her degree in nursing from Front Range College this May.   The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Regina Finkelstein of ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlene Graves

Orlene Marie Graves, 80, died Wednesday, April 8 at Holiday Resort in Emporia, Kan. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928 in Haven, Kan., to Mary and Orla Koontz. She graduated from haven High School in 1946. She had one sister, Eunice Pankow, and three brothers: Paul, Earl and Darwyn. They are all deceased. She married John T. (Jack) Graves on Dec. 1, 1946. His career with Swift & Co., took them to a number of places, including Holland, Mich., where they lived for 17 years. They retired to ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Baker

Katherine F. Baker, 84, of Berthoud passed away on April 12 at Pathways Hospice Care in Loveland. She was born Aug. 18, 1924 in Thomson, Ill., to Jerry and Dora (Maring) Wiebenga. She married William Edward Baker on June 13, 1941. She was a nutritionist with the Newport Mesa School District in California and a homemaker. She moved from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Berthoud in October 2002. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loveland and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed ... Full Story

Engagement: Reece, Thomas to Wed

Megan Reece and Ron Thomas Jr. are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sheryl Griese and husband Ron Griese of Loveland, and Bob Reece and his wife Joanne Blair of Firestone. The groom-to-be is the son of Teri Thomas and Ron Thomas, Sr. of Loveland. Reece graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in journalism, and a B.A. in history. She’s currently earning her M.S. degree in nutrition from Colorado State University and lives in Longmont. ... Full Story

Obituary: Audrey Zorna

Audrey Zorna, 85, of Berthoud, died March 24, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn. to Frederick H. and Ruth Spencer (Hotchkiss) Bosworth. Audrey married Joseph R. Zorna on Feb. 1, 1944, and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. She moved to Boulder in 1966 and lived there until 1984 while working as a nurse in the OB/GYN department at Boulder Community Hospital. She later moved to Berthoud in 2002. Audrey enjoyed collecting stamps and souvenir ... Full Story

Obituary: Julia G. Hielscher

Julia G. Hielscher of Longmont passed away on March 22, at her home. She was 89. Hielscher was born on Sept. 7, 1919 in Alma, Neb. to Frank LeRoy and Dora Viola (Duree) Gorsuch. She married William A. Hielscher on Aug. 27, 1936, in Fort Morgan, Colo. She was a mother, homemaker and cosmetologist and managed The House of Capri in Denver for 10 years. Hielscher was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 of Longmont and a charter member of the Women of Moose 1548 Longmont. She ... Full Story

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