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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Obituary: Cheryl Ann Scott

Cheryl Ann Scott, 55, of Fort Lupton peacefully passed away on May 20, in her home. She was born on April 7, 1954, in Chicago to Richard and Beverly Bacus. Scott graduated from Broomfield High School in 1972 and also attended the Barnes Business School in Denver. She was married to Karl E Scott on Sep. 25, 1976 and had two sons, Wesley Scott and Russell Scott. Scott is survived by her father Richard Bacus of Broomfield, her brothers, Steve Bacus of Las Vegas Nev., Phillip Bacus of ... Full Story

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Assisted by Pathways Hospice and her daughter, Dorothy, Lillian R. Meade traveled a gentle passage through death into the presence of her Lord on Monday, May 25. A native of New Jersey, Meade move to Hobe Sound, Fla., from Toms River, where she lived with her second husband, F. Paul Meade, for 19 years before moving to Ocean Palms Independent Living in Stuart, Fla. There they enjoyed participating in all the activities for many more years. She was predeceased by her first ... Full Story

Obituary: Tony Rodriquez

Tony Rodriguez, 51, of Berthoud passed away at McKee Medical Center on May 17.  He was born Jan. 22, 1958, in San Barbara, Mexico to Roman and Micaela (Castro) Rodriguez. He moved to Berthoud from Mexico 40 years ago and worked in general construction in the area for many years. Rodriguez liked hiking and walking his dogs. He is survived by his father Roman Rodriguez of Berthoud; brother Hector Rodriguez of Loveland; sisters Martha Rodriguez and Elvia Quezada, both of Berthoud, Bertha ... Full Story

Obituary: Evelyn Pfenning

Evelyn “Evee” Pfenning, 83, of Loveland, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 6, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Born in rural Mead on Sept. 15, 1925, to Emanuel E. and Katherine Mary (Sterkel) Zoller, Pfenning attended the rural Red Rock School and then in 1934, the family moved east of Berthoud in Weld County, where she attended Sunny Side School through the eighth grade. She later graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943. After marrying Clarence Pfenning ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Ronald Alverson Born Jan. 7, 1942 in Lincoln, Neb. to Harry and Agnes Alverson, he moved to Colorado in 1957 and graduated from Boulder High School in 1959. He later married Mary Ann (Parrish) Alverson on April 15, 1960 in Boulder. Alverson was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great-grandfather. He was a diligent and dedicated man who loved working with his hands. He was the owner/operator of Mountain View Welding in Longmont. He was a Christian who loved ... Full Story

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