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Monday, January 25, 2021

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Lorna Joyce Davis

Obituary: Lorna Joyce Davis

Lorna Joyce Davis, age 77, of Severance, Colorado passed away on May 3, 2020. Lorna was born on May 23, 1942 in Wapello, Iowa to parents Pansy and Louie Hunt. She was a twin to sister Norma Jean Hunt and a younger sister to Darrell Eugene Hunt. Most of Lorna’s childhood was spent enjoying time on the family farm in Lockridge, Iowa alongside her siblings. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1960 and followed her education by working at Fairfield Printing with her sister in the ... Full Story

Obituary:Mary Jane Klepac

October 1, 1939 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 80) Mary Jane Klepac, 80, of Berthoud passed away on April 21, 2020. Mary Jane was born in Malvern, Iowa, but lived in Colorado most of her life. She lived in Climax, Colorado, with her mother, Zella Lizer Adams, and her father, Howard Horn, along with her brother, Bob, and sister, Patricia. The family moved to Denver and then to Longmont before Mary Jane started school. Mary Jane developed lasting friendships and had many happy memories of her time in ... Full Story

Obituary: Carol Piehl

Obituary: Carol Piehl

Carol Piehl December 25, 1935 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 84) Our Mom, Carol (Berlin) Piehl, 84, of Berthoud, Colorado, left this world to be with our Lord on Monday, April 20, 2020. She passed away peacefully at home. She was born to Paul and Betty Berlin on December 25, 1935 at home in Forest Park, Illinois, during a snow storm. She attended school in Forest Park, Illinois. She helped out in the family flower business growing up. After graduation she worked for Kraft Foods. She had an ... Full Story

Obituary: Ivar William Larson

Obituary: Ivar William Larson

( June 12, 1941 - April 12, 2020 ) Ivar William Larson, Berthoud, peacefully passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, with Donna, his wife of 57 years, at his side. Ivar lived a full life despite having leukemia since 1977. He is survived by his wife, Donna, Berthoud, son, Gregory Larson and grandson, Landon Larson, Haxtun, Colorado, daughter, Emily Larson, Denver, sister Delaine Carlson (Kennert Andersson), nephew Derek Carlson and Derek’s father, Gary Carlson (Vicki Lis), ... Full Story

Putin forever!

Putin forever!

by Mel Gurtov One trait dictators have in common: They believe in ruling for life. And since they’re dictators, they can count on supporters to echo their ambition and push for laws to ensure eternal control. We’re seeing this scenario play out in Hungary under Viktor Orban, China under Xi Jinping, Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia under Vladimir Putin. (Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is a wannabe lifer; his case is pending.)  All these men have seized on COVID-19 as an ... Full Story

Obituary: Felix Castillo Lara

Obituary: Felix Castillo Lara

Felix Castillo Lara, 86, beloved husband, father, and friend, left this earth peacefully on February 19th, 2020 while at home with his family. Felix was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Jose and Manuela Lara on January 21, 1934. He met and married Frances Ornelas in Fort Collins, Colorado. They were married 66 years and resided in Berthoud. Felix served in the US Army and was stationed in Japan. Felix worked agricultural farming for many local farmers, built overpasses along the front range ... Full Story

Obituary: Arvid Fredrick ‘Fred’ Peterson

Obituary: Arvid Fredrick ‘Fred’ Peterson

Arvid Frederick ‘Fred’ Peterson, 82, passed away February 9, 2020 at the TRU Hospice Care Center in Longmont. He was born January 27, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Eric and Anna (Lindstrom) Peterson. Fred graduated from Senn High School. On August 27, 1960 he married Annely Johnson at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont. Fred earned a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver. In 1971 Fred moved to Longmont and purchased the Aspen Buffett. ... Full Story

Obituary: Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel

Obituary: Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel

Jennifer Lynne Markham Schlagel, 48, of Berthoud, Colorado passed away on January 17, 2020. Jennifer was born July 25, 1971 in Loveland, Colorado to proud parents Bill and Elizabeth Markham of Berthoud, Colorado.  She grew up learning and loving farm life and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colorado in 1989.  She attended Adams State College and earned a Bachelor's in Psychology.  Education was very important to Jennifer.  She continued on to Colorado State ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor: Impeachment

Letter to the Editor: Impeachment

Dear editor,  After spending 20 years in the US Army defending our Constitution, I feel I must speak out. The upcoming impeachment trial must be fair. Witnesses must be allowed for an honest and fair trial. Senators must base their decisions only on the evidence. The House must be allowed to present its full case -- calling necessary witnesses and allowing all evidence from the impeachment inquiry into the trial record. The American people deserve to see what this administration has done ... Full Story

The Pardoning of Ingrid (LTE)

The Pardoning of Ingrid (LTE)

Governor Polis pardoning Ingrid Encalada LaTorre is a victory and first step, it is not a Christmas miracle. It is the culmination of hard work, perseverance, and faith – emanating from Ingrid and the people she inspired. In three years of living in churches with her two children, she has inspired the dedication of people of diverse faith to help her fight to win the right to stay in the US. As a young immigrant, Ingrid made a mistake. But remember that Ingrid’s crime was simply due to ... Full Story

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