Walter Drieth, 84, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away July 23, 2012, while in the care of Hospice.
He was born in Berthoud, Colo., on November 2, 1927.
Walter was a farmer in his early years then went on to serve in the Army for 21 years, being stationed at many locations; Vietnam, Germany, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Texas and Colorado where he retired. He also served in civil service at Fort Carson, Colo., for an additional 20 years.
Walter was involved in the Mans Garden Club, American League and Neighborhood watch. He loved to garden, RV and take care of his chickens, cats, dogs and watch his favorite show Judge Judy.
He was a gentle man, loving husband, father, grandfather/Pampa, and had many friends. Walter will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. We will always remember him with his “Keep smiling and carry on attitude.” “You Bet.” We wish him peace and comfort with the lord.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Cynthia; his sister Ann Houder; two brothers Abe Drieth and Ike Drieth; daughters Cathy Myers, Cheryl Southerland and Melody Baker; sons David Trevarton, Ed Linstedt, Robert Linstedt, Bobby and Darryl Lightfoot; grandchildren, Kayla, Ryan, Kim, Brandy, Amanda, Curt, Steven, Timothy, Keith, Cy, Tonya, and Robert; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial graveside services were held August 3, 2012 at the Evergreen Cemetery, in Colorado Springs, Colo. ❖
Harold Long, 93, of Greeley, Colo., passed away August 14, 2012.
He was born March 2, 1919, in Windsor, Colo., to George and Eva (Winder) Long.
On March 2, 1941, he married Ruth Weitzel at her parents’ home in Windsor, Colo.
Harold was reared and educated in Windsor, Colo. He was a fun-loving man whose life revolved around farming and family. A charter member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor, Colo., he was active in church as well as many agricultural organizations.
He is survived by son, Harold Lee (Carol) Long of Ault, Colo.; daughter, Linnette (Bob) Noffsinger of Fort Collins, Colo.; granddaughter Carrie (Nathan) Vogel of Greeley, Colo.; three grandsons, Harold Todd (Amy) Long of Fruita, Colo., Robert “Bud” (Jessica) Noffsinger of Greeley, Colo., and Brigham Noffsinger of Walden, Colo.; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and five sisters.
Memorial services will be held August 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor, Colo.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church of Windsor or Gideon’s International in care of Marks Funeral and Cremation Services, 9293 Eastman Park Drive, Windsor, Colo., 80550.
Online memorials may be made at www.MarksFuneralService.com. ❖
Leslie Elbert Smith
Leslie Elbert Smith, 88, of Eaton, Colo., passsed away August 5, 2012, at Bonell Good Samaritan Center.
He was born on December 19, 1923, in Galeton, Colo., to George Thomas and Pearl M. (Lynn) Smith.
Leslie was raised in Cornish, Colo., where he attended schools. He received his GED from UNC after his retirement at the age of 65.
He married Marjorie Williams on April 15, 1944, in Greeley, Colo.
Leslie worked on a seismograph crew in Weld County before going into the Army. He also worked for Warren and Bunting Ford in Eaton, Colo., and the Eaton school district.
Leslie was a member of Post 2121, Greeley VFW, Lions Club in Eaton, Colo., and was a past member of Eaton Rotary Club. He was also an honorary member of Eaton FFA.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was the Scout Master for Troop 41 in Eaton, Colo. He took lots of trips to the mountains to build buck camps and to hike. He enjoyed winter camping, as well. He didn’t let his family sit much!
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie D. Smith of Eaton, Colo.; one son, Steven L. (Sally) Smith of Pierce, Colo.; two sisters, Aretha (Allmer) Smith of LaSalle, Colo., and Bernice Hunt of Windsor, Colo.; one brother, Loyd Smith of Casper, Wyo.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda E. Smith; and a brother, Eugene Smith.
Memorial services were held August 13, 2012 at Stoddard Funeral Home.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Please visit www.StoddardSunset.com to sign online guest book. ❖
Ralph E. Allsop
Ralph E. Allsop, 74, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away August 10, 2012 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.
He was born June 2, 1938, in Cowden, Ill., a son of the late William J. and Aleva F. (Jones) Allsop.
Ralph grew up in Illinois and earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. He taught school for two years and also worked for Caterpillar as a safety engineer, retiring after 31 years of faithful service.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He was also an avid motorcyclist and a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was a member of Farmington Lodge No. 192, A.F. & A.M., a 32nd degree Master Mason and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria.
Ralph will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne (Brandt) Allsop of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons, Monti Allsop and wife Pamela of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Eric Allsop and wife Brunella of Houston, Texas; his granddaughter, Camille Allsop of Cheyenne, Wyo.; five brothers, Carl Allsop of Cowden, Ill., Lloyd Allsop of Benton, Ky., Lee Allsop of Shelbyville, Ill., Don Allsop of Shelbyville and Roger Allsop of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and his sister, Patricia O’Grady of Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Allsop and Dale Allsop.
Memorial graveside services were held at Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery, with a Masonic service that followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601-7633, or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, Ill., 60707.
Condolences may be offered to the family online by going to www.SchraderFuneral.com. ❖
Tom Bauman, 75, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away August 15, 2012.
He was born June 6, 1937, in Chadron, Neb., and had lived in Cheyenne, Wyo., since 1961.
He married Deanna (Kaiser) Bauman on December 9, 1961, in Hot Springs, S.D.
Tom was the owner and general manager of KRAE, Inc. from 1961-2001. He was the host of “Tom’s View” on KGAB, the general manager of FM Radio The Boss and a radio consultant.
Tom was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and served in the U.S. Air Force.
These are some of Tom’s notable accomplishments: FFA Sale of Champions; Friendship Force with FEWAFB; he was a founding father of LCCC; was appointed by and served as the Vice Chairman of the Wyoming Community College Commission by Gov. Ed Herschler; was the President of the Wyoming Association of Wyoming Community College Trustees; served on the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, with his baby being the Military Affairs Committee; was a founding member of Silent Witness; was an active member of Kiwanis; started the 6th penny sales tax; was in the Old West Museum Hall of Fame; and was president and member of CFD Heels for 52 years.
Tom did not miss one single minute of one single performance of one single CFD in the announcer’s booth for 51 years.
He was most recently honored with a special dedication, the Tom Bauman Loop Road in front of the Agriculture Building at LCCC, and the naming of Tom Bauman Day, July 19, 2012, by Mayor Rick Kaysen.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna (Kaiser) Bauman; two daughters, Brenda Foley (Joe) and Michelle Cooke (Terry), all of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Jerry Bauman of Jenks, Okla.; a sister, Sally Ann Greenwalt of Lincoln, Neb.; three grandchildren, Brianne Dunivent, Travis Dunivent and Thyme Cooke, all of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and a great-grandson, Ryker Dunivent of Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.O. and Freida (Tully) Bauman.
Memorial services were held August 18, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Private family burial of the urn will be in Beth El Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Tom Bauman to the LCCC Foundation to benefit the nursing program or Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Friends may also sign his online guestbook at WRCFuneral.com. ❖
Gordon Smyth, 77, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away July 31, 2012 in Loveland, Colo., from complications of and a lengthy battle with MS.
He was born in Julesburg, Colo., on Nov. 1, 1934 to Edgar D. and Hazel P. Smyth. He was the youngest of seven children.
Gordon’s life was filled with being a Navigator in an Air Force flight crew, farming in Sedgwick County, insurance sales, manager and later owning a fertilizer company, numerous community and Church activities.
Gordon graduated from Julesburg High School and Colorado State University.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ethel, of Fort Collins, Colo.; sons, Barry and Scott; grandchildren, Jon and Tessa Brammer; sister, Shirley Sowder; and many nieces, nephews, and friends to join him when their time is complete on earth.
He was preceded in death by Edgar D. and Hazel P. Smyth; brothers, Dean, Darrel, Gilbert Smyth; sisters, Nelda Smyth and Viola Forbes; and daughter, Melonie Brammer.
Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon’s name to the JHS Alumni Scholarship Fund, Box 311, Julesburg, Colo., 80737. ❖