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August 25, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Obits 8-18-14

Dean Brinkman

Dean Brinkman, 80, of Corona, N.M., passed away August 3, 2014, in their home near Corona, N.M.

Dean was born September 4, 1933, near Plainview, Neb., to O.C. and Iva Mullins Brinkman.

He married Sharon Hanna on March 9, 1989, in Rapid City, S.D.

Dean served in the US Army during the Korean War. Most of that time was spent building gun sites across northern Alaska.

He ranched for several years near Ericson, Neb., raising cattle, Quarter Horses, Belgians and draft mules. He was a part-owner of Ericson Livestock Market in the mid-1980s. He and Sharon moved to their ranch and present home near Corona, N.M., in March, 1991 where they raised commercial cattle and Paint horses. Since downsizing in 2005, they have grazed cattle for others during summer months.

Dean’s favorite pastimes were team-roping and hunting, especially elk. One of his most memorable moments was coming home with an 8x7 bull elk in 2009.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Hanna of Corona, N.M., Son, Jim and Tana Brinkman of Ericson, Neb., Daughter, Jane and Joel Qualm of Ericson, Neb., Sister, Jean and Birney Powell of Elko, Nev., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

No services, ashes to be scattered privately. ❖

Loren Cockroft

Loren Cockroft, 79, passed away August 11, 2014 in Kersey, Colo.

He was born on July 30, 1935, to Glenn and Violet (Crider) Cockroft in Philipsburg, Kan.

In 1947 Glenn and Violet moved the family from Kansas to Colorado with hope of better farming opportunities. Loren graduated from Kersey High School and served in the U.S. Army.

On August 23, 1963, he married Marilyn Wold in Greeley, Colo. They were married for 38 years until her passing in 2002.

Loren owned and operated Cockroft Dairy Farm with his sons. He had a passion for growing: crops, calves and children of all ages! Over the years Loren and Marilyn opened their home to many who benefited from his strength as a father and gave them the environment they needed to grow. He was a hard worker, innovative farmer, and a charter member of the Greeley Wesleyan Church.

On July 15, 2011 he married Marlene Schild in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Loren will be remembered for his contagious laugh, his love of the mountains — especially Estes Park — and his love for his family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Cockroft; children, Jeff Cockroft, Michelle Cockroft (Stephen), Brad Cockroft (Stacy) and Scott Cockroft (Nichol); stepchildren, Sherri Wood, Brian Schild, Perry Schild, Mark Schild, and Ashley Sewell; 19 grandchildren; brother, James Cockroft; sisters, Ann Marshall and Linda Head; and a loving extended family.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; sisters, Leita Greene and Donna Hubbard; and grandson, Samuel.

Services were held August 15, 2014, at Greeley Wesleyan Church in Greeley, Colo. Interment took place at in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Greeley Wesleyan Church or Hospice of Northern Colorado in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue Greeley, Colo., 80634. ❖

Ray Sidney Tallman

Ray Sidney Tallman, 86, passed away July 17, 2014, at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City, Neb.

He was born in Chase County, Neb., December 19, 1927, to Ray and Hazel (Cooper) Tallman.

He attended a country school near the town of Chase, and graduated in 1945 from high school in Imperial, Neb.

Sid was married to Shirley Makinster in McCook, Neb., in February, 1950. They had four children, Cyndie Rohrbaugh, Rock Tallman, Ronnie Smith, and Robin Varner.

Sid was in the Army before and during the Korean War and was stationed in Rhode Island, Wash., Korea and Japan. When he returned home he worked as a television and radio repairman, at a lumberyard, and ran a maintainer for Chase County, Neb. He and his family moved to Estes Park, Colo., in the early 50s. He worked as a carpenter, and as a repairman for electronics. He and a friend, Don Hoff purchased a TV store. Later, Sid and Shirley also purchased a laundromat and dry cleaning business in Estes.

Sid and Shirley moved to Pawnee City in 1982. Sid worked as a carpenter and handyman, cut hedge posts and for the Soil Conservation Service.

Sid trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1993. His favorite verse was Romans 10:17 — “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Sid and Shirley spent several months each year as volunteers at New Tribes Mission in Sanford, Fla., and at the New Tribes Mission in Arizona. Sid traveled to Venezuela to help build an airplane hanger at the NTM aviation center there. He served as deacon at Faith Baptist church in Pawnee City.

Sid has been blessed with 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Services Were held July 22, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church in Pawnee City, Neb. Interment followed at the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City, Neb.

Memorials to family choice. ❖

Henry George Heizenrader

Henry George "the Greatest" Heizenrader, 73, of Kiowa, Colo., passed away August 8, 2014.

He was Born on February 15, 1941, in Lincoln, Neb.

Honorable veteran of the United States Navy — Quatermaster Third Class — and longtime beloved employee for Potestio Brothers.

Surviving him are his loving wife Penny Ann, three children: Jon, David and daughter-in-law Melinda, and Cary and son-in-law Michael Miloni, his beloved grandchildren Isabella, Kaylee Ann, Alexandra, Antonia, and Henry George.

Services were held August 15, 2014, at Elbert County Fairgrounds. ❖

James M. Goold

James M. Goold, 67, passed away July 24, 2014.

Jim was born June 12, 1947.

He graduated in 1965 from Eaton High School in Eaton, Colo., where he played football and wrestled. Introduced to hard work at an early age, he established his own cattle company (JMG) and worked for Monfort’s Feed Lots during and after high school.

Jim moved to Dallas in 1966 where he received his draft notice. Like so many young men that were sons of the greatest generation, he dutifully accepted his being drafted and served with honor and distinction in Viet Nam, 1967- 1968. As a combat medic with the US Army’s “Big Red One” 1st Infantry Division, Jim spent his tour “in the bush” providing life-saving trauma care on the battlefield, was wounded in action and received two Bronze Stars.

After his release from active duty, Jim joined the Dallas Sheriff’s Department and then the Addison Police Department. Jim cherished his 12 years as a peace officer and made lifelong friends. Jim’s second highly successful career was in commercial real estate, lastly with CBL and Associates.

Jim enjoyed 16 years of Boy Scouts with his sons, both who successfully earned Eagle Scout. Jim especially loved being with his sons and numerous other scouts on various adventures that included sailing in Key West and hiking at Philmont. As Troop Committee Chairman and Life-to-Eagle Advisor, he earned numerous personal awards and commendations. The number of scouts that made Eagle either through his direct or indirect leadership is innumerable. For over 15 years, Jim co-led St. Rita’s largest ministry — Austin Street Shelter. He always served with a warm heart, smile on his face, and gentle compassion for the homeless and less fortunate that live on the streets.

A man of few words, Jim was very proud of his family, friends, Dallas, the Cowboys, and of being a Texan. Jim appreciated a good story, a hearty laugh, long drives, a fine meal, a loyal dog, vacations in Hawaii and Seaside, and quality time with family and friends. Jim was always there for anyone that needed him and had a positive impact on so many, but was never one to take credit when due.

Survived by the love of his life for 42 years, Patricia; sons John and Steven of Dallas, Texas; sister Carolyn Reeb of Sheridan, Wyo.; and brother Dave of Sundance, Wyo.

A memorial service was held August 7, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas.

The family requests donations be made to the Austin Street Shelter. ❖

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