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Carolyn Kay Chadwick

Carolyn Kay “Cookie” Chadwick, 72, passed away February 21, 2014.

She was born June 5, 1941, in Healy, Kan., to Clarence Arthur and Muriel Nadine Pottorff.

She graduated from Cotopaxi High School in 1957 and from Business School in 1958.

She worked as an Executive Secretary for many years before becoming an Entrepreneur. She always had an active mind and big ideas, and stayed busy raising three children, working full time and running a business, and producing award winning afghans, quilts, blankets, sweaters and more.

She married Herschel Gordon Chadwick Sr. on June 5, 1965.

Carolyn enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, spinning, cross-stitch and many crafts. She had an active and inquisitive mind, but most of all she had a generous and giving heart. She would quite literally give the shirt, or coat, off of her (or her husband’s) back to someone in need. She loved to give of her time and her resources, even beyond her means. She had a huge love for animals and was ever a champion of the underdog.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, three children: Kay (Leonard) Gallatin; Diana (Kris) Fahrenbruck and Herschel Jr. (Jennifer); six grandchildren: Joshua (Bri) Gallatin, Kristine (Scott) Heger, Jason (Tara) Chadwick, Jaimee Chadwick, Christian Fahrenbruck and Katelyn Fahrenbruck. She was very proud of all of her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Hersh and Carolyn also have four beautiful great grandchildren: Sadie, Amelia, Elijah and Xander Gallatin, with a fifth on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, a grandson and her beloved Chibi, tiny dog extraordinaire. She loved to take Chibi with her everywhere just to bring a smile to people’s faces.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 12, 2014 at Summitview Community Church in Ft. Collins, Colo. We invite those who knew and loved Carolyn to join her family in celebrating and remembering.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Larimer County Food Bank or the charity of your choice in honor of Carolyn’s legacy of giving. A basket will be available at the Celebration for donations if you prefer to give there. We will deliver the donations in Carolyn’s name. ❖

Maxine Louise Hill Koster

Maxine (Mickey) Koster of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away on February 21 in Mesa Ariz., at the age of 85 young.

She was born in Wheatland, Wyo., on April 5, 1928 to Clemm and Jesse Hill.

She married Wayne Koster on December 3 1945. In 1978 they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. They lived most of their 68 years together Ranching at their Ranch on Horsecreek Road in Cheyenne, Wyo. Were you saw one there would be the other, not only husband and wife but also the very best of friends. They later wintered in Mesa were they made many dear friends.

A wonderful Wife, Mom and Grandma she always loved all unconditionally. Giving more then she received. What a classy Lady.

She is survived by her husband Wayne Koster, daughter and son-in-law Pam and Garrie Hargraves from Cheyenne, Wyo., 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All will miss her and each moment remembered will be treasured.

Maxine is proceeded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers and six children.

Memorial Service will be in the spring when her Bluebells, Sweet peas and Wildflowers are blooming in Cheyenne. ❖

Wilson H. Howe

Wilson H. “Speed” Howe, a lifelong resident of Colorado and a passionate snowmobiler, passed away February 8, 2014, in Kremmling, Colo.

He was born July 29, 1922, in Troublesome, Colo., the youngest child of Wynn Otis Howe and Clara Amelia (Yust) Howe. His parents ranched in Troublesome until their retirement in 1948.

Wilson was long-time employee of Gates Rubber Company in Denver, Colo., where he was known for his skill and creativity as a machinist. He also maintained a home in Parshall, Colo. In 1997, the Middle Park Fair Board honored him as a Grand County Pioneer.

He is survived by his devoted wife, JoAnn, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews on both the Howe and the Yust sides of the family.

His parents and siblings preceded him in death.

Following cremation, his ashes will be scattered in accordance with his wishes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to the charity of the donor’s choice. ❖

Willie E. Volz

Willie E. Volz, 91, of Sterling, Colo., passed away February 22, 2014, in Sterling.

Willie was born February 7, 1923, in Wasserlos, Germany, to Wendell and Katharina (Kerber) Volz.

He graduated from Padroni High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Okinawa. Willie worked for Coca-Cola in Sterling and also Logan County Road and Bridge.

On February 12, 1947, he married Catherine Behm. They were married 67 years.

Willie was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, yard work and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Volz; daughter, Cynthia Plasters and Paul; son, Dennis Volz and Bonnie; grandchildren, Aaron Volz and Jen, Jason Plasters and Heather, Shanda Kos and Bob; great-grandchildren, Morgan Plasters, Kinsey and Kamden Volz.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Katharina and Wendell Volz; brothers, Herman and Albert Volz.

Services were held Feb. 26, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. ❖

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