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Friday, April 18, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Winifred Sawchuk

Winifred Sawchuk, 58, of Loveland passed away Sept. 6 at her residence. She was born Feb. 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas E. Rammelkamp and Winifred White Rammelkamp. She married Nicholas Sawchuk on Sept. 9, 1978 in Bayport, N.Y. Sawchuk was a secretary at schools and churches. She enjoyed walking and being with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Sawchuk of Loveland; son, Robert (Samantha) Flood of Loveland; grandchildren, Brady and Derek Flood  of ... Full Story

Obituary: Wayne Douglas (Rick) Mayo

Rick Mayo, 64, of Berthoud died Sept. 12, 2009, at Pathways Hospice in McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Clarendon, Texas, to O.D. and Dee Mayo. Known as “Ranger Rick” to the Rod and Reel Rec Club of Berthoud, he loved fishing, hunting, trap shooting and his best friend, R.J. Rick is survived by his brother, Mike Mayo of Berthoud; daughters Tammy Paulley (Rod) of Portales, N.M.; Kelley Albee (Lee) of Berthoud; sons Troy Mayo of Berthoud and Todd Mayo ... Full Story

Obituary: Josephine Heidenreich

Josephine Ann (Monteforte) Heidenreich passed away on Sept. 10, 2009, at the Pathways Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1923, in Braintree, Mass., to Philip Monteforte and Lucy (Trigona) Monteforte. She grew up in Braintree, where she met her husband-to-be, Donald Fredrick Heidenreich. They were married May 9, 1943. They made their home in Blue Springs, Mo., until moving to Westminster, Colo., in 1971. Donald preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1997.  She ... Full Story

Obituary: Jean Parrish

Jean Parrish, 84, wife of the late Vaughn Parrish who was an internationally known square dance caller and teacher, died in Louisville, Colo., Sept. 6 surrounded by her loving and devoted family following a short illness. Juanema Jean Key Parrish was the daughter of the late Jess A. and Naomi Pieratt Key of Childress, Texas. Born May 25, 1925 in Kirkland, Texas, Parrish graduated from Kirkland High School in 1942. She was employed by the Childress Independent School District when she ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Weitzel

Pauline Weitzel, 100, of Berthoud passed away Sept. 4 at Life Care Center of Longmont. She was born March 3, 1909, in Alexanderdorf, Russia, to John and Mollie (Mueller) Starck. She moved from Russia in 1909 as an infant to Minot, South Dakota, and in 1920 moved to Berthoud. On Jan. 16, 1927, she married John Weitzel in Berthoud. She was a seamstress, making draperies for many years. She was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. She loved her family and the ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas Wesley Dean

Thomas "Dude" Wesley Dean, 86, was born June 30, 1923, and died Sept. 1, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ruth Dean, three children; Carol Fleeger and husband Wally of Berthoud; Daniel Dean and wife Denise of W. Richland, W. Va., and Lori Victoria and husband Stanley of Kingwood, Texas. He has seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Thomas served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded numerous medals, ... Full Story

Obituary: Fern Patton

Fern C. Patton of Berthoud, formerly of Elliott, Iowa, died Aug. 22 at the age of 92 at Berthoud Living Center. She will be greatly missed. Patton was born Nov. 1, 1916 at home in Braddyville, Iowa to Ed and Blanche Eberly. She was married to Ed Patton on Feb. 20, 1935; he preceded her in death in September 1966. She was a lifetime member of the Elliott United Methodist Church and was very active in all areas of the church, a lifetime member of Elliott UMW Ladies Society, past president ... Full Story

Obituary: Virginia Lee Shannon

Virginia Lee Shannon, a longtime Loveland resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was 86. Mrs. Shannon was born Dec. 2, 1922 in Loveland, the daughter of Earl Wyatt and Della Thankful Armstrong. She was the youngest of five daughters. Her four sisters, Kate, Erma, Estella and Eva, preceded her in death. Mrs. Shannon attended elementary and secondary schools in Loveland, graduating from Loveland High School in 1940. While in high school, ... Full Story

Around Town: Observations on the New and the Old

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder When I attended the first Thompson School District Board of Education meeting earlier this month I noticed the board members were not looking at the audience as much as usual. Then I noticed the notebook computer in front of each board member. The new superintendent has brought them into the digital age and now they refer to the agenda and supporting documents on their computer screens rather than having the printed document in front of them. It was a ... Full Story

Obituary: Kent S. Fry

Kent S. Fry passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. He was 85. He was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Roundhead, Ohio, to Ivan and Ruth Fry. Kent proudly served his country in the U. S. Army, 3rd Infantry, in World War II. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 1275 in Lima, Ohio. Kent worked as a refrigeration technician for S&S Products and Pepsi Cola in Lima, retiring from Pepsi. He had a passion for antique flywheel engines and tractors, restoring ... Full Story

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