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Rocky Mountain Obits 6-2-14

Doris (Spady) Baldwin

Doris (Spady) Baldwin, 80, of Hudson, Colo., passed away May 19, 2014.

She was born December 19, 1933, at her grandmother Kelly’s home in Imperial, Neb., to Clarence (Bruz) and Nelda (Kelly) Spady.

She grew up on farm and country living and she went through eighth grade school in one-room rural school houses. Her high school years were spent at Chase County High in Imperial, Neb. She graduated in 1952 with a teaching permit and taught in a one-room school south of Champion, Neb.

On August 16, 1953, Doris married Ray Harmon Baldwin and they moved on to his grandparents’, Frank and Nora Baldwin’s ranch. Doris taught school at Lone Star School. When her husband was drafted in to the U.S. Army, she lived with him in his second eight weeks training. Ray was transferred to Leominster, Mass., and a short tour in upper state New York. During this time, they took many short trips to see all the sites. Doris’ most favorite was the ocean. Every chance she got to see the ocean was where she wanted to go.

After two years in the Army, it was back to Imperial, Neb., but the ranch had been sold, so after a short time, they moved to Sterling, Colo., where they lived for 13 years. During this time, three children were adopted: Michael Ray, Douglas Dee and Denise Kay. All were baptized into the Methodist Church.

In June of 1972, Doris and the family moved to Arvada, Colo.

After the children were in high school, she went to work outside the home. Doris gained employment at Mountain Bell and when AT&T and Mountain Bell were separated, she went with Mountain Bell. After U.S. West purchased Mountain Bell, she retired in 1995.

In 1996, Doris and Ray moved to Hudson, Colo., and built a new home.

Doris loved to cook and have family in and always had all the holiday dinners. She liked to knit and made afghans for nearly all the babies she had contact with. About all her friends and relatives have an afghan made by Doris. Fishing was a passion of hers. She dearly loved to catch the most and the biggest fish. She did a lot of embroidery work on pillow cases and dish towels to give away to friends and relatives. She did a lot of cake decorating until her hand gave out and she just couldn’t do it anymore.

Survivors Include: Husband, Ray of Hudson, Colo. Son, Michael and wife, Dawnene, of Thornton, Colo. Son: Douglas and wife, Deena, of Frederick, Colo. Daughter, Denise Bunn of Arvada, Colo. Four grandchildren: Amber Reese and husband Bobby; David Baldwin; Nash Baldwin and wife, Jacie, and Dori (Baldwin)Jacobs and husband Parker. Four Great-Grandchildren: Haleigh Baldwin; Hazelee Baldwin; Chloe Reese; Taylor Reese. Brothers: Darwin Spady of Lincoln, Neb., Dennis Spady and wife, Celia, of Champion, Neb., Deloyce (Pete) Spady and wife, Becky, of Imperial, Neb.

Services were held May 23, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Imperial, Neb. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.

Colorado memorial services were held June 5, 2014, at Zion Congregational Church in Brighton, Colo.

A memorial has been established in Doris’ memory. ❖

Milan Krizan

Godfrey Milan Krizan, 83, of Brush, Colo., passed away on May 11, 2014, at Northern Colorado Hospice.

Milan was born in Veteran, N.Y., on March 29, 1931, to John Krizan and Susan (Boor) Krizan.

He was a 1949 graduate of Farley High School in Colfax County, N.M., and later served as a United States Marine.

Milan worked most of his life in the ranching industry and enjoyed the rural lifestyle. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Milan is survived by his children, Ron (Naomi) Krizan of Laramie, Wyo., John (Vicki) Krizan of Greeley, Colo., Bonnie (Karl) Keller of Alamosa, Colo.; siblings SA Bennett of Clayton, N.M., Elizabeth Plottner of Raton, N.M., and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dona (Pritchard) Krizan, his parents, his brothers Ed and John Wayne and his sister Pauline Martin.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Service will be held June 2, 2014 at Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush, Colo.

Contributions are suggested in Milan’s name to Hospice of Northern Colorado or the Wounded Warrior Project. ❖

Esther Ruth (Reed) Werner Reichley

Esther Ruth (Reed) Werner Reichley, 99, of Greeley, Colo., passed away May 19, 2014, in Greeley, Colo.

She was born in WoodRiver, Neb., April 20, 1915, to Issac and Ruth Reed. Esther was the third child of eight.

The family moved to Colorado in 1930. They settled in the Briggsdale-Grover communities. Esther attended the West Pawnee School through the 10th grade. She quit school to help her family and worked for other families in the area.

Esther married Ben Werner on April 30, 1934. Two sons were born, Leslie Norman and Harry Dean. Ben was killed in a farming accident on September 3, 1940 while living at the Oasis Ranch west of Grover. Esther, Leslie and Harry moved to Greeley for a short period of time, before moving back to Grover. Esther began working for Guy Smith and Sons. She was active in numerous women’s clubs in the Grover area. She later worked at the Grover Post Office.

Esther married Ben Reichley on July 27, 1944. Two sons were born, William Issac (Bill) and Everett (Ray). They continued to live on the farm west of Grover after Ben Reichley’s death February 3, 1970. After Bill and Ray finished school, Esther moved to Greeley. In Greeley, she did some babysitting and quilted with a ladies group. Esther had a big yard that she always kept well manicured. She kept up with her yard until ill health forced her to leave her home.

Esther is survived by three sons; Leslie (JoAnn) of Kersey, Colo., Bill Reichley and Ray Reichley of Greeley, Colo.; five grandchildren; Nancy (Don) Marshall of Wiggins, Colo., Ruth (Joe) Zirtzman of Mooreland, Okla., Ronald (Laurie) Werner of Wiggins, Colo., Tabitha Tennet of Sterling, Colo., and Amber Highberger of Ft. Collins, Colo.;13 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren; Brother Jim of Texas and sister-in-law Evalyn Reed of Loveland, Colo. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Esther is proceeded in death by her two husbands; one son, Harry; five brothers, Martin, Everett, John, Arthur and Kenneth; one sister, Betty; one great-grandson, Travis Werner and one great-great-grandson, Chance Trusty.

Services were held at Adamson’s Chapel on May 27, 2014. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. ❖

Earl “Duane” Ullmann

Earl “Duane” Ullmann, 74, of Chino Valley, Ariz., passed away May 3, 2014.

Duane was born October 20, 1939, to Henry and Maxine Freauff Ullmann in Johnstown, Colo.

Duane spent most of his childhood living and working on his family’s sugar beet farm just outside of Johnstown. But his passion was really auction’s and cattle. In 1964 he graduated from auctioneer school in Cheyenne, Wyo. Shortly afterword he went to work for Producer’s Livestock and Feedlot. Soon he hit the road buying cattle.

His only daughter Desiree was born in 1964.

He moved to southwest Colorado in the 70s where he sold and ran The Cortez Livestock Auction as well as selling several other auctions including Aztec, N.M. He lived in Delores, Colo., for awhile where he owned and ran The Salt Lick Saloon and The Whiskey Drummer liquor store.

Duane moved to Laughlin, Nev., in 1990 where he met his loving wife of 18 years, Patsy. He was tending bar at the Flamingo Hilton Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev. In 1998 Duane and Patsy moved to Chino Valley, Ariz., where Duane worked for Prescott Livestock Auction for five years, and also Harris Auctions for 16 years until his death at 74.

Duane is survived by his wife, Patsy Ullmann of Chino Valley, Daughter Desiree Cooper and her husband Bryan Ledford of Ft. Morgan, Colo. Stepdaughter Beverly Sexton and her husband Robert. Stepson Gregory Steinmetz and his wife Cherie. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mother-in-law Joan Fakinos and her husband Frank of Paulden, Ariz. Bother-in-law Harvey Zeller of Eaton, Colo.

Services were held May 8, 2014 at the Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott, Ariz. Interment took place at the Chino Valley Cemetery in Chino Valley, Ariz.

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Charles Edward Salladay

Charles Edward Salladay, 86, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away May 13, 2014.

He was born on March 13, 1928 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Lee Raymond and Lena Johnson Salladay.

Charlie’s grandparents homesteaded in the Ellicott area in 1898 where Charlie resided until his passing.

Charlie was a farmer and a dairyman from a very young age until failing health caused him to retire in 1985.

During his lifetime he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycling, square dancing, and other activities involving family and a multitude of friends.

On March 20, 1950 he married his loving wife, June, of 64 years. Together they raised four children: Gordon (Debbie) Salladay, Brian (Rose) Salladay, Christy (Lloyd) Malone, Sandy (Mike) Salladay-Higgins, and one daughter/granddaughter, Karen Higgins, who came to live with them before the age of two. Together they have five grandchildren: Tracy Wilcox, Aaron Salladay, Sharra Miller, Clem and Elizabeth Malone, and 10 great grandchildren.

He is also, survived by his sister, Inezbelle Williams; and two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Brownewell, and Gayle Cropp.

Charlie was active in the community. He served on the Ellicott School Board for 12 years and he was a member of the Central United Methodist Church. Charlie was on the original Board of Directors for the Board of Cooperative Services, the Board of Directors for the Ellicott Fire Protection District for eight years, and was on the Volunteer Fire Department for over 34 years. His associates on the Fire Department would not let him retire because he was the only engineer they had.

Services were held May 19, 2014, at the Central United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The family requests donations be made to the Ellicott Fire Department or the Central United Methodist Church in Charlie’s name. ❖

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