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Wayne Darrel Wadsworth

Wayne Darrel Wadsworth, 85, of Greeley,, Colo., passed away April 4, 2014, at Garden Square of Greeley Assisted Living with his family by his side.

He was born May 5, 1928, in Barnsdall, Okla., to Wilson David and Florence Viola (Haworth) Wadsworth.

When Wayne was 9-years-old his family moved to Colorado and he grew up and attended school in Pierce, Colo.

On October 21, 1948, he married Mary Belle Lynn in Fort Collins, Colo.

Over the years he worked at several elevators, Big R, Fort Saint Vrain Nuclear Plant, and Greeley Weld School District 6. Wayne and Mary owned and operated Wadsworth RV Sales in Greeley from 1973-1985. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother and enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, singing, drawing, gardening, water skiing, taking care of his animals and trips up the hill.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation for the excellent and personal care given to Wayne by the staff at Garden Square Assisted Living and Accent Hospice Care.

Wayne is survived by his two daughters, Sandy Gann and husband Larry of Eaton, Colo., and Dixie Phillips and husband Tim McKee of Greeley, Colo.; two sons, Larry Wadsworth and wife Juanita of Greeley, Colo., and Terry Wadsworth and wife Charley of Windsor, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren; and his extended family, Ron Phillips of Windsor, Colo., Ruby Kaiser of Greeley, Colo., Roberta Lynn of Arizona, Robert and Clara Lynn of Loveland, Colo., and Lawrence and Margie Lynn and Danny and Mary Lynn, all of Greeley, Colo.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 2004; his parents; five brothers, Henry, George and Barnard Noe, Loren and Leonard Wadsworth; five sisters, Flora Langley, Stella Kerr, Mary Fern Willis, Ruth Hamblen, and Lois Shultz; one grandson, Travis Phillips; and one great-granddaughter, Delaney Wadsworth.

Services were held April 9, 2014 at at Adamson Chapel in Greeley, Colo., and interment at Eaton Cemetery in Eaton, Colo.

Contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the “Wayne Wadsworth Memorial Fund” in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.AdamsonChapels.com. ❖

William Clyde Canterbury

William Clyde “Bill” Canterbury, 85, passed away April 4, 2014 in Howard, Colo.

Bill was born November 20, 1928 in Canon City, Colo., to Edith Irene (Chess) and William E. Canterbury.

He grew up in Garden Park and Beaver Creek in a ranching family. He attended Garden Park and Beaver Creek schools through the 8th grade. In 1980, he completed his GED while working for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department; where he worked as a Deputy for 13 years.

Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in February 1951, and served in the Korean War. He was trained as a medic but was placed in a rifle company. While in Korea, he was assigned to Battery B of the 932nd regiment of the 31st Dixie Division as a rifleman, and then in the 40th Division as a scout. He carried a B.A.R. and then was transferred to an Artillery Unit, where he served on a gun crew on the 105 Howitzer. His tour of duty ended in 1952 and then he went into the reserves until 1956, when he was honorably discharged. He received the following medals of Honor; Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with One Battle Star, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge, and the Marksman Shooting Medal.

Bill was married on November 22, 1952 to Gloria Jean Pavey in Simla, Colo., and they moved to Howard, Colo., where he continued ranching throughout his life. In addition he drove the school bus for 43 yeas for the Salida School District.

He was a Hunter Education Instructor for 45 years and a life member of the Fremont Cattlemen’s Association and served as President. He also belonged to the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Association, and served on the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Brand and Theft Committee. Bill was also a member of the NRA, Soil Conservation District, a life member of the American Legion, and also supported the Paralyzed Veterans Association.

He was a member of the Howard Community Church and served on the Board of Elders. He supported the Sudan Interior Missions (S.I.M.) for over 40 years. Of all his accomplishments, his faith in Christ and love for his family were the most valued in his life. He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior in September 1954.

Mr. Canterbury is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria; children, Wanda (Glen) Casper of Garden City, Kan., Jane (Alan) Dye of Prairie City, S.D., William “Billy” (Julie) Canterbury of Howard, Colo., Timothy (Rhonda) Canterbury of Howard, Colo., Ellen (Bill) Roscoe of Cotopaxi, Colo., and Frances (Mike) Livings of Howard, Colo. Also surviving Bill are his grandchildren, Misty (Ben) Gardner, Jessica (Hank) Taton, Talon Canterbury, Melissa (David) Hardman, Christopher (Sheri) Casper, Logan (Julie) Dye, Amber Canterbury, Justin (Bonnie) Tallent, Jonathan (Tiffany) Tallent, Ryan (Mary) Canterbury, Kristal Canterbury, Cassandra (Christian) Holland, Katie (Brandon) Rogers, and Jacob Winchester; great grandchildren, Jesse and Wyatt Gardner, Callie, Gentry, Shilo, Riley, Trent Dye, Brenton Spohn, Alexis Eckert, William Rogers and Eli Tallent and Joshua Tallent; and siblings, Wilma Canterbury of Canon City, Colo., and Jerry (Marilyn) Canterbury of Canon City, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life was held April 11, 2014, at the Canon Community Baptist Church in Canon City, Colo. Interment followed at Garden Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fremont Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Endowment Trust, or to S.I.M. USA (Missions) through Wilson Funeral Home in Canon City.

Online condolences at www.WilsonFuneralHome.org. ❖

Joseph Burton Tuttle, III

Joseph Burton Tuttle, III, 43, of Platteville, Colo., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 1, 2014, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.

He was born on November 2, 1970, to John and Pamela “Jayne” (Smith) Tuttle. Joseph lived on the same farm in Platteville his whole life.

He graduated from Valley High School in 1990.

Growing up Joseph was a member of 4-H and FFA. He was the Western Division Champion in grain production and won numerous state FFA awards. Joseph enjoyed riding four-wheelers. He loved his livestock and had a grand champion lamb.

He is survived by his father, John Tuttle of Greeley, Colo.; sisters, Luann (Billy) Daugherty of Aurora, Colo., Tracy Eckhardt of LaSalle, Colo.; and nephew Alex Eckhardt of LaSalle, Colo.

Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents; and mother, Jayne Tuttle.

A Celebration of Life service was held April 5, 2014 at Adamson Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to “Valley High FFA” in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.AdamsonChapels.com. ❖

Joseph B. Stolns

Joseph B. Stolns, 72, of Saratoga, Wyo., passed away April 2, 2014 at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Cheyenne, Wyo.

He was born October 8, 1941 in Superior, Colo., to Lewis and Mary Ann Stolns.

He worked as a water well driller.

He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, International Order of Oddfellows, American Legion Post No. 54, a Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 14, a charter member of the VFW in Encampment and a 53 year member of the Volunteer Fire Dept.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Stolns of Saratoga, Wyo.; brothers, Lewis F. (Elizabeth Jean) Stolns, David A. Stolns and William G. (Vickie) Stolns all of Saratoga, Wyo., two nephews and five nieces, and his best friend, John Moore.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place.

Online condolences may be made at SchraderCares.com. ❖

Larry Gene Powell

Larry Gene Powell, 58, of Ovid, Colo., passed away March 14, 2014 at Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora Colo.

He was born November 29, 1955, in Julesburg, Colo., to Chuck and Joan Powell.

Larry and his mother lived with his grandparents Harold and Retha Woodhams until his father came home 18 months later after serving in Korea with the U.S. Army. Larry attended school at Revere graduating with the class of 1974. He played football and basketball and was involved in most organizations at school.

He enjoyed building derby cars, boating, riding motorcycles, and recreational outdoors.

In 1975 he and Debra Hewgley were united in marriage at the Ovid United Methodist Church. A son Mikeal Wayne was born to them in 1975. A daughter, Christina “Chrissy” Marie was born in 1980. A daughter Katrina Marie born 1979. Larry has a daughter-in-law Sheila Powell and son-in-law Anthony Green, as well as grand-daughters Gabrielle Powell, Katlyn Green, and Kyndi Martinez. Grandsons; Layne Green, and Hunter Martinez.

Larry worked for Kelly Bean Company for 29 years, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed and served on the Ovid Volunteer Fire Department as a first responder and fire fighter. He then joined Powell Trucking of Sedgwick making it a three generation trucking company, he hauled grain and later ethanol and gas. Those were “happy” days for Larry as he really enjoyed “truckin.” He was always dependable and very accurate with his work. That big ol white KW was his pride and joy.

Larry is survived by his wife, Debra Powell, his parents, Chuck and Joan Powell, son Mikeal and wife Sheila Powell, daughters Chrissy and husband Anthony Green, Katrina and husband Brad Martinez, grandchildren Gabrielle, Katlyn, Layne, Kyndi, and Hunter, brother Gary and wife Annamarie Powell, and a sister Janalee and husband David Paiz, nephews Dave and Dareck Paiz, nieces Miranda Powell, Heather and Leticia Paiz and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Larry was proceeded in death by his father-in-law Bill Hewgley, grandparents, Harold and Retha Woodhams and Ray and Edna Powell. Also grandparents-in-law Pat and Opal Hewgley and Ed and Vera Smith as well as several aunts and uncles.

Services were held March 18 at the Ovid Methodist Church. Interment followed at Woodhams Cemetery, south of Ovid, Colo.

Memorials may be made in Larry’s honor to the Ovid Fire Department, PO Box 192, Ovid, Colo., 80744. ❖


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