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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Lions Club’

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Obituary: Walter Fredrick Meyer

Walter “Pops” Frederick Meyer passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born in Pender, Nebraska, on August 10, 1920, to August and Ida Meyer. He was the youngest of 11 children. He farmed his family’s land until 1962 when he moved to Loveland. In 1970, he married and started a family with Carmen Powell and her four children. Walt worked as a business owner and general handyman for many years. After he retired, he and Carmen enjoyed being campground hosts in the Poudre Canyon, ... Full Story

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Obituary: Wally Gene Birkley

Wally Gene Birkley, 71, passed away at his home in Berthoud on August 29, 2013. Wally was born October 30, 1941 in New Castle, Neb. to Orville and Lyla Anfinson Birkley. Wally moved with his family to Loveland in 1948. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1960. On March 14, 1964 Ruby Dreith and Wally Birkley were married in Astoria, Ore. Wally enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in February 1963. Wally was stationed aboard the USCGC Mallow in Astoria, Ore. and Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Full Story

Wilsons to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wilsons to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Wilson 60th Anniversary   Curtis and Joyce Wilson were married in Berthoud, Colorado on January 18, 1953 and now, 60 years later, they are having a celebration. In honor of 60 years of wedded bliss, the children of Curtis and Joyce (Michael, Dennis and Cleta) are hosting a gathering at the Wilson home, 749 5th St., Berthoud, on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  Everyone who has been touched by the lives of Curtis and Joyce and their family are welcome to attend. Your presence is ... Full Story

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

  Frank Samuel Macdonald of Loveland, Colo. died Dec 5, 2012 at Pathways Hospice Care Center. He was born on Dec 24, 1924 in Valverde, a truck farming area west of the South Platte River in Denver, to Frank P. and Lois E. (Merman) Macdonald. Sam attended McKinley Grade School and Grant Jr. High and graduated from South High School in 1942. He was a member of the South Platte Park Pirates softball team. His first paying job was as a caddy at Denver Country Club, he went on to be a ... Full Story

Obituary: Marvin E. Gause

Obituary: Marvin E. Gause

  Marvin E. Gause, 1930 - 2012 Business owner, civic leader, loving husband, and great dad, Marvin passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He died in his sleep with members of his family present. Marvin embraced life. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved to travel. Ever curious he was an insatiable reader. Marvin was born September 9, 1930 to Erle and Bonita (Sweany) Gause and raised in ... Full Story

Obituary: Raleigh Nathaniel Alford

Obituary: Raleigh Nathaniel Alford

Raleigh Nathaniel Alford, Jr. 77, died Feb. 9, 2011, in Berthoud, Colo. Raleigh was born Sept. 24, 1933, in Montrose to Henry and Opal (Marshall) Burrows. Raleigh graduated from Montrose High School in 1951.He then graduated from Colorado State University where he earned his degree. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Raleigh was a banker in Berthoud for 35 years. Raleigh married Jeannie Anderson and had two children. Jeannie preceded Raleigh in death. Raleigh later ... Full Story

Obituary: Quentin Lee Glass

Obituary: Quentin Lee Glass

Surrounded by family at his home in Berthoud, Colorado, Quentin Lee Glass was welcomed into the arms of the Lord, January 15, 2011. Quentin was born May 18, 1931 in Worland, Wyoming, to Simeon E. Glass and Ruth Stroud Glass. He graduated from Worland High School in 1949. He then attended one year of college at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. In 1951, he received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1955 as an Ensign with a degree in Mechanical ... Full Story

Berthoud Veterans place flags at cemetery

Berthoud Veterans place flags at cemetery

Berthoud Lions Club veterans did not let the weather deter them from putting up flags at the Greenlawn cemetery in honor of Veterans Day. The twice-yearly event (Memorial Day and Veterans Day) has been done for so many years that none of the participants can remember when it started. Curtis Wilson said he may have been in the original group, but couldn’t be sure. He did remember that the flagpoles were purchased, indicating that he may well have participated in the inaugural posting ... Full Story

John Erickson honored for service to Berthoud Fire

John Erickson honored for service to Berthoud Fire Protection District

The Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) recently awarded its Board Member of the Year to John Erickson for his service to the Berthoud Fire Protection District. The SDA awards several Distinguished Board Member Awards each year, but only one board member is chosen to receive the Board Member of the Year Award. This year that honor went to Erickson. Berthoud Fire Chief Steve Charles had this to say about Erickson’s award, “There are 1,600 special districts in Colorado; it ... Full Story

Flags and Flowers commemorate Memorial Day at

Flags and Flowers commemorate Memorial Day at Greenlawn

  Lions Club members Sam MacDonald, John Bona, Curtis Wilson, Mike Waldo and Jon Erickson placed 14 flags at Greenlawn Cemetery early on Monday morning. The annual observance of Memorial Day was marked by the Berthoud Lions Club putting up a row of flags at Greenlawn Cemetery. The flag raising has been a Lions’ tradition for more years than the volunteers can recall. Inside the cemetery, the graves of veterans had already been marked with small individual flags. Initially ... Full Story

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