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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘berthoud’

Colorado’s Botanical Symbols

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The State of Colorado has three official botanical symbols: the State Flower, the State Tree, and the State Grass. Probably you can name the first two, but who knew we also have a State Grass? The State Flower is the white and lavender columbine, also called the Colorado columbine. Its scientific name is Aquilegia caerulea, and it belongs to the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family). Its distinguishing feature is a flower with a cluster of five ... 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

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial Honoring Service

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder   It was over 60 years ago when 17 year old Frank Macdonald (always known by his middle name, Sam) voluntarily inducted into the Army’s infantry. A short time later he and 186 men of the 4th Division, Company I, were marching through Europe, digging foxholes and trenches, engaging in combat, fighting and dying. Only 13 returned. Last Tuesday, Macdonald and 182 other World War II veterans from Colorado were flown to Baltimore, Md., and from ... 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

Obituary: Sam Withrow

Sam Withrow, 68 years young, passed away April 27 at his home in Berthoud. He is survived by his wife Christine, his only child Hope Withrow, and beloved siblings Bud, Paul, Rose, Dick, and Ruth. A celebration of Withrow’s life with family and friends will be held May 30 in Fullerton, Calif. A U.S. Navy burial ceremony will be conducted in San Diego at a later date.

Obituary: Zenda Lee Vella

Zenda Lee Vella died Sunday, April 5 at HospiceCare Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties following a horse riding accident. She was 55. Born on July 22, 1953, in Longmont, she was the daughter of Richard Lee and Betty Jean Hall. In 1965 her family moved to Tennessee. After graduating high school and receiving her associate degree at Webber College in Florida, Zenda returned to Colorado in 1977. Zenda returned to college at CSU, successfully completing her bachelor’s degree in ... Full Story

Obituary: Cynthia McDonald

Cynthia June Elijah McDonald, 63, of Loveland died April 18 after a bout with cancer. She is survived by her mother June Elijah, daughter Clarissa Norris, son-in-law Todd Norris, and her grandchildren, Tionna, Tinaya and Triston Norris. McDonald lived a very simple life and played wonderfully, by ear, many different instruments, including the keyboard, piano, accordion and harmonica. She especially enjoyed spending time with her many animals and would never let any type of animal go hungry, ... Full Story

I Need a Drink!

By Doug Nichols  Berthoud Recorder That is what the trees and shrubs in your yard probably are saying right now. March was supposed to be our snowiest month, but despite the recent spring snowstorms, we are still behind in precipitation. Water has long been a topic of critical interest in Colorado, and the low amounts of snow or rain so far this year make it even more pressing for local homeowners and gardeners. Here in Berthoud, our municipal water supply comes from the Western Slope ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Baker

Katherine F. Baker, 84, of Berthoud passed away on April 12 at Pathways Hospice Care in Loveland. She was born Aug. 18, 1924 in Thomson, Ill., to Jerry and Dora (Maring) Wiebenga. She married William Edward Baker on June 13, 1941. She was a nutritionist with the Newport Mesa School District in California and a homemaker. She moved from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Berthoud in October 2002. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loveland and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed ... Full Story

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