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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘berthoud’

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: 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

Dinosaurs and Other Colorado Fossils

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder As dinosaur lovers of all ages in our state know, the Colorado State Fossil is the stegosaur (Stegosaurus stenops). This familiar herbivorous dinosaur with rows of plates along its back was officially adopted by executive order of Gov. Richard Lamm in 1982, following a two-year campaign by schoolchildren. Stegosaurs roamed Colorado during the late Jurassic period of geological time, about 145-150 million years ago. They were large animals, weighing an ... 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

Colorado’s Oldest Living Residents

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Have you met one of Colorado’s oldest living residents? No, it is not that cranky, old guy down the street; it is the bristlecone pine. They are among the oldest living organisms anywhere in the world. There are some bristlecone pines in Berthoud, but they are just youngsters. The really old ones — some more than 1,500 years old — live in the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) is sometimes known by the common name ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce Eleanor Scott

Joyce Eleanor Scott, age 83, went to be with the Lord after a long courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on Nov. 10, 1926 in Hastings, Mich., to Karl F. and Florence J. Henderson Eckardt of Lake Odessa, Mich. Scott attended school in Woodland, Mich., and graduated from high school in 1944. She attended a college in Naperville, Ill., for two years and she and her cousin came to Denver to earn their degrees as a Medical Technologist, working at Denver General Hospital. While ... Full Story

Obituary: Beverly Belle Ward

Beverly Belle Ward, 83, of Berthoud, died on July 15, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on June 25, 1926, in Mendon, Mo., to Leo E. and Lela Belle (Jackson) Shults. She graduated from high school in Idaho Springs, Colo., in 1944. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married John Walter Ward in Fort Collins. Ward worked as a homemaker and had lived in Berthoud since 1952, moving from Granby, Colo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in ... 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: 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

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