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Thursday, July 31, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Obituaries: Beck, Skendzel, Roberts, Johnson

Shirley Margaret Schleiger Beck Shirley Margaret Schleiger Beck of Berthoud passed away June 17 at Pathways Hospice Care Unit in McKee Medical Hospital. She was 74. (more…)

Obituary: Byron L. Gaede

Byron L. Gaede, 72, of Berthoud passed away at his residence on June 12, 2009. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in McPherson, Kan., to Ruben H. and Helen Marie (Davis) Gaede. He graduated from high school in 1955 in Little River, Kan., and worked for DJ Fair Lumber in Sterling, Kan. Gaede was also a volunteer fireman. He was always in the lumber business and worked for Foster Lumber, Diamond Lumber and most recently County Line Lumber. He was a member of the Little River Methodist Church and ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald W. Johnson

Ronald W. Johnson, D.D.S., 69, of Longmont, passed away Monday, June 15, at HospiceCare Center in Louisville. He was born May 28, 1940, in Denver to Lester L. and Virginia M. (Widdowfield) Johnson. Ronald graduated from Englewood High School in 1958, earned his undergraduate degree at University of Colorado-Boulder and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry in 1965. He married Mary L. Kohlmeyer on Oct. 16, 1965, in Wymore, Neb. Dr. Johnson served in the Navy ... Full Story

1642 “ What’s Next? Tests and

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder The books have been closed on another round of fall and winter. According to the calendars we’re still in spring. I wonder about that with the number of near-record-high-temperature days that have already passed. Still, the rains have been a benefit as the reservoirs are full, the ditches are flowing and the drought has officially been cancelled. While my farmer and rancher cousins and ancestors are pleased, the teachers are restless. High school ... Full Story

Obituary: F. Donald McClain

Obituary: F. Donald McClain

Furman Donald McClain passed quietly in his sleep on June 2. He was born in the Village of Lombard, Ill., to Furman Delbert McClain and Muriel Hederich. Upon graduating from Union High School in Adams City, Colo., he joined the Navy in 1942. He then served on the Lexington, Enterprise and Ticonderoga ships, was a tail gunner on the SBD aircraft, fought in a commando unit in the South Pacific and saw action from the Admiralty Islands to Japan. A three-day rotation out of Saipan/Tinian put his ... Full Story

Obituary: Florence Mangan

Florence E. Batesel Mangan, better known as “Eva,” passed away June 1, 2009 at her home in Longmont. She was 93. She was born December 24, 1915 in Verona (Barry County) Mo., to Curtis Cornelius Batesel (Hunt County, Texas) and Mary Culbertson Batesel (Wahoo, Neb.) at the home of her grandparents William H. and Sarah M. Batesel, where she became the younger sister to Luella J. Batesel. At the age of two, Eva lost her mother in the 1918 flu epidemic. After that she and her sister lived ... Full Story

Obituary: Anton (Tony) Tysdal

Anton (Tony) Tysdal, 93, of Berthoud died early Thursday morning at Windsor Healthcare Center. Tony was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Linn Grove, Iowa to Ole and Marie Tysdal. He served in the Navy during World War II as a gunner’s mate and was at Pearl Harbor shortly after it was attacked by the Japanese. He married Marjorie Kell on March 23, 1944 in Hampton, Iowa. He worked as a conductor for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Iowa and excelled as a carpenter, building their home in Eagle ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty and Integrity?

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Memorial Day is one of those holidays that renews the vital foundations of America.  This year, the music, symbolism and reflection allowed me to reach a train of thought examining the foundational values and behaviors of honesty and integrity. The aftermath of the recent era of national elections has left me somewhat bewildered at how far America has moved from the high ideals of George Washington’s “I cannot tell a lie” and the esteem given to ... Full Story

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