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Obituary: John B. Murphy: 1916 – 2017

April 25, 2017 — John B. Murphy of Granby, Colorado, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died February 26, 2017 in Lake Havasu at the age of 101. John was a longtime rancher in Colorado, raising cattle on the land his parents purchased in 1909. He was born in the […]

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Obituary: Neil R. Haight: 1936 – 2017

April 25, 2017 — Former Grand County resident, Neil Haight, died April 16 in York, PA. During his two decades in Grand County, Neil worked as a mechanic, and was part owner of GranDisposal. Married to Ellen (Fatiuk) Haight for 33 years, Neil leaves behind 3 children: Dean Haight […]

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Obituary: John (Hilly) Hillison

April 20, 2017 — John (Hilly) Hillison, age 62, of Fraser and formerly of Janesville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at home April 11, 2017. Born in Janesville on April 25,1954, he was the son of his late father, Irving, and his beautiful mother, Hazel, who still resides in Janesville […]

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Obituary: Wolfgang Wendt

April 20, 2017 — Wolfgang Wendt (78) passed away peacefully at home in Cape May, New Jersey, on Monday, April 10, 2017, taken by Alzheimer's Disease. He is survived by his soul mate and beloved wife, Robyn Wendt and his son, Geoffrey Wendt along with many close friends he […]

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Obituary: John Tyler Dodge

April 18, 2017 — John Tyler Dodge, a highly regarded 4th generation Wyoming rancher, passed away on April 10, 2017, at his home in Wheatland, Wyoming. Tyler was a hard-working devoted man of character, integrity and humor who was a friend and mentor to many. Tyler was born Dec. […]

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Obituary: Debra Lyn Zook: 1963 – 2017

April 4, 2017 — Debra Lyn (Newcomb) Zook, 53, of Granby, Colorado, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 18th, suddenly, due to a pulmonary embolism. She was born in Denver, CO on April 5, 1963 to Chuck and Joyce Newcomb. Deb graduated from Poudre […]

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Obituary: Harriet Weltman

March 17, 2017 — Harriet Weltman Harriet Weltman passed away March 8 after battling cancer. She was 76. A native of Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson '58), Harriet graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University ('62) with a major in French and Russian. For many years she worked as the […]

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Obituary: Clifford Mac Cox: 1937 – 2017

February 16, 2017 — Clifford Mac Cox, a resident of Grand Lake, Co. from 1972 to 1978, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017, in Discovery Bay, California. Mac was born on May 4, 1937, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. After Dec. 7, 1941, his father moved them all to Texas. Mac […]

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Obituary: Michelle Kleiner: 1967 – 2017

February 16, 2017 — Michelle Kleiner passed away in her home in Grand Lake, Co. on Monday Feb. 6, 2017. She was born in Inglewood, California on Nov. 18, 1967 to Mary and Denis Gustafson. Michelle leaves behind her loving husband Bill Kleiner and her three beautiful children Mandy […]

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Obituary: Paul Burk Townley: 1950 – 2017

February 16, 2017 — Paul Burk Townley, 66, of Granby, died Feb. 2, 2017, at his residence. Paul was born in Rolla, Missouri, on June 26, 1950. For the past 34 years, Paul was a dedicated member of the Grand County Road and Bridge Department in Granby. Preceeding him […]

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Obituary: Norma Jean Tucker: 1928 – 2017

February 16, 2017 — Norma Jean Tucker, 88, Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Denver and Grand Lake, Colorado, passed on January 29, 2017. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928. A remembrance tea in her honor will be held at Tallgrass Creek Assisted Living, Overland Park, Kansas, on Sunday, […]

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Obituary: James (Jim) Carl Daxton

February 1, 2017 — Jim passed away of natural causes in his home on Sunday, January 22, 2017, age 83. Jim was a graduate of CSU, a veteran of the 10th IN DIV, a local ski instructor, Grand County Water Commissioner and CO DPT of Engineers (Retired). He was […]

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Obituary: Robert E. “Bob” Petersen

January 27, 2017 — Bob was born in Chicago, Ill. May 13 1925 to Carl and Dorathea Petersen. He graduated Von Steuben High School in June 1943 and was drafted in August of the same year. Bob's infantry training was at Camp Blanding, Fla. and was shipped out of […]

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Obituary: Donna Jean Childress

January 26, 2017 — Donna Jean Childress, 84, passed away January 7, 2017 at Primrose Retirement Community in Pueblo, Colo. She was born February 3, 1932 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. to Alice and Alva West. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James Austin Childress; two children, […]

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Obituary: William Wilson Schade

January 19, 2017 — Bill was born November 22, 1951 to George Rodney and Waunita Wilson Schade in Carbon County, Utah. He was the tenth child and seventh son in a family of 16 children. His mother experienced eight single child births, and four sets of twins. He grew […]

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Richard “Rich” J. McNeely

January 19, 2017 — Richard "Rich" J. McNeely, 91, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2017. Rich, a World War II combat veteran and recipient of two Purple Hearts, is survived by Frances, his loving wife of 62 years, son Tim (Leigh Ann), grandson Quinn, granddaughter Peyton, […]

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Obituary: Terri Ellen Odell

January 10, 2017 — Terri Ellen Odell, 64, died Wednesday morning December 28, 2016 after a battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home in Palisade, Colo., with her brother Tim by her side. Terri was born in California on April 28, 1952, but was a Colorado girl and […]

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Obituary: Roger Michael Lee

January 10, 2017 — Roger Michael Lee, 54 of Winter Park, Colo. passed away January 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Angela and their families. Roger was a member of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and a beloved employee at Safeway. There will be a memorial potluck […]

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Obituary: Harold A. Steensma

January 5, 2017 — Harold A. Steensma went Home to the Lord on January 3, 2017. He was born Aug. 10, 1927 to Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Call) Steensma in Longmont, Colo. He is survived by the loving families of: Dennis and Francine Carpenter, Donna and Tony Stich, Michael […]

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Obituary: Jessie Joyce Thompson

December 20, 2016 — On December 15, 2016, Jessie Joyce Thompson of Hot Sulphur Springs peacefully passed away after a short illness. Jessie was born on June 15, 1925 in Perth, West Australia. At 16, she attended a dance near her home and met the love of her life, […]

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