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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Obituary: Lloyd C. Conder

Lloyd Carl Conder passed peacefully with his family on Aug. 8 at the Life Care Center of Longmont. He was 83. Born on Aug. 11, 1925, to Carl and Opal Conder, he was a life long resident of Berthoud. Conder is survived by his sister Darlene (Bob) Botos of Loveland; daughter Glenda Conder of Louisville, and son Allen Conder of Casper, Wyo.; granddaughter Alisha (Michael) Conder, and great-grandson Tyler of Denver and several nieces and nephew. His loving wife Dorothy preceded him in death. ... Full Story

Obituary: Earl D. Sterkel

Earl D. Sterkel of Berthoud went to join the Lord on Tuesday, July 28 at Longmont United Hospital following complication after open-heart surgery. Sterkel was born in Loveland to Jacob and Christina Hohnstien Sterkel on March 8, 1940. He attended Loveland Schools and graduated with the class of 1958 from Loveland High School. Formerly the Public Works Director for the Town of Berthoud, Sterkel’s working life also included construction work, and was most recently manager of Sterkel ... Full Story

1642 “ What’s Next?” Adults

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Driving on U.S. Highway 287, either to the north or south, presents multiple examples of gettin’ away with it. The basics start with speeders and those who roam around with expired license plates. The latter infraction has recently become a very costly choice. No argument from me; just gotta’ plan ahead, make paying for the plates a priority and git ‘er done. The former raises my concerns for the safety of drivers young and old. Up at the county ... Full Story

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