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December 30, 2013
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Rocky Mountain Obits 12-16-13

Bonnie Louise Souther

Bonnie Louise Souther, 67, of Eaton, Colo., passed away in her home with her family at her side on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Bonnie was born April 3, 1946, in Greeley, Colo., to Glenn and Margaret (McKay) Siegrist.

She graduated from Eaton High in 1964 and then married Jack W. Souther on June 12, 1964 in Greeley, Colo., and they lived northeast of Eaton for all their lives. Jack passed away on December 9, 2012.

Mrs. Souther worked at the Greeley Medical Clinic from 1987-1994 and later worked for the Eaton Bank for several years. With her husband Jack, she owned and operated the pumpkin patch for 19 years. Bonnie loved working in her garden. She had a beautiful smile that was very infectious and Bonnie loved to give.

Bonnie is survived by her son, Doug Souther and his wife Nikkie of Council Bluffs, Iowa, her daughter, Jackie Brooks of Greeley, Colo., her brother, Bill Siegreist and his wife Nona of Denver,, Colo., her sister, Betty Sitzman and her husband, Bob of Wray, Colo., her grandchildren: Kayla Brooks, Garrett Brooks, Elizabeth Brooks, Caden Souther and Colby Souther, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded by her husband, Jack W. Souther, and her parents, Glenn and Margaret Siegrist.

A memorial service to celebrate Bonnie’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Evangelical Free Church of Eaton, 1311 3rd Street in Eaton, Colo.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Avenue, Evans, Colo., 80620.

An online guestbook and obituary are at

Nancy Wiedeman

Nancy Wiedeman, 80, of Greeley, Colo., passed away December 1, 2013, at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.

She was born September 6, 1933 in Windsor, Colo., to Carl and Mollie (Schmidt) Schaefer.

She married Edwien Wiedeman of Greeley, Colo., on December 29, 1951. The couple started their own farm and cattle feeding operation and after two years got into the dairy business. Nancy worked beside her husband, Ed, and was a tireless supporter of the dairy industry.

Nancy was active in the Northern Colorado Dairyettes club. She traveled with her husband for many years to numerous dairy conventions, conferences and meetings. As a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ she fulfilled several officer and committee roles for the Women’s Fellowship and sang in the choir. Nancy will be remembered by her church friends for organizing annual one-day bus trips to various points of interests.

After living on the dairy farm for 49 years the Wiedeman’s retired and moved to town.

Most recently Nancy enjoyed her volunteer work with the RSVP program, KUNC radio, UNC Theatre and the Greeley clinic.

She is survived by a son, Gary Wiedeman and special friend Nancy Jo Norman of Greeley, Colo.; a daughter, Sandy (Mark) Keegan of Littleton, Colo.; two grand-children, Jennifer (Dean) Mohnhaupt of Denver, Colo., and Daniel Trefz of Wheat Ridge, Colo. She is also survived by two sisters, Wilma Helzer and Alice Hoffner; and one brother, Edwin (Lillian) Schaefer all of Greeley, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Martha Kent, Esther Daniel and Clara Hotchkiss.

Services were held December 7, 2013 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Greeley, Colo.

St. Johns United Church of Christ and/or the Colorado Holstein Scholarship Fund in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Nancy Lee Bringelson

Nancy Lee Bringelson, 66, of New Raymer, Colo., passed away November 30, 2013 at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colo., after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Nancy was born to Paul and Nellie (Cnockaert) Johnson in Brush, Colo., on September 8, 1947.

She attended Fort Morgan Schools and graduated From Fort Morgan High School in 1965 where she was active in Morgan High Singer’s.

She married Dennis Bringelson on June 28, 1975.

Nancy began her passion for teaching as a young girl, always playing school with her siblings on snow days. After graduating from college she taught elementary school in Merino from 1969 until 1975, and then at Prairie School in New Raymer from 1975 until failing health forced her to retire in 2005. She was a member of the National Education Association, as well as National Mathematics.

Nancy was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Fort Morgan. Although teaching was her passion, her family was her greatest joy in life.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Bringelson of New Raymer, Colo.; her son, Denis Bringelson and his wife, Dashanda, along with her beloved grandchildren, Brennan, Liam, and Lorelai, all of Fort Morgan, Colo; her daughter, Stacy Rehor and her husband, Adam, of Fort Lupton, Colo.; her mother, Nellie Johnson of Fort Morgan, Colo.; her brother, Paul Johnson Jr. of Fort Morgan, Colo.; her four sisters, Patsy Johnson of Fort Morgan, Colo., Linda Magnuson of Brush, Colo., Vicky Brunkhardt of Kansas, and Betty Henry of Parker, Colo. Nancy is also survived by her nephew, Kevin Davis and his wife, Kimberly, of Fort Morgan, Colo., along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Paul Johnson.

Services were held December 4, 2013, at the United Presbyterian Church in Fort Morgan with Interment immediately following in the New Raymer Cemetery.

Those wanting to make a donation to honor Nancy’s memory and her love of teaching may do so to Prairie School, 42315 Weld County Road 133, New Raymer, Colo., 80742. ❖

Fay Leona Miller Robinson

Fay Leona Miller Robinson, 88, passed away November 23, 2013, in Beaumont, Texas.

Fay was born in Newcastle, Wash., on February 27, 1925 to Wilma (White) and Lon Miller Sr.

In 1929, upon the death of her grandfather James Miller (a Wheatland, Wyo., resident), the family moved back to Wheatland to assist with the family farm. Fay was raised and educated in Wheatland.

Later, the family moved to Medicine Bow, Wyo., where her dad worked in the coal mines. Fay remembered the only place available to live in was an old shack the mine company owned. Her mother and older brother Lon Jr. lined the walls with newspaper and cardboard to keep the snow and wind out.

Fay married Bob Robinson and they had one child, Robert Ray. Robert passed away on September 28, 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After the death of her husband Bob, she married Harry Eshliman. Fay enjoyed a very close and special relationship with her only grandchild Holly. She was very loving, compassionate and caring to all family members and friends.

She retired after many years as a Pharmaceutical Assistant.

Fay is survived by her younger brother and his wife Gary and Delores of Albuquerque, N.M., and their three children Dana, Mark and Mike, her grand-daughter Holly, her nieces Karen and Gary Ricley of Wheatland, Wyo., Debra and Larry Griffin of Colorado and Diane Rodriquez of Nev., her nephews, Robert and Patti Miller of Florida, Dale Rodriquez of Colorado and David and Mary Rodriquez of Florida and a dear friend Jo-J Johnson who visited Fay faithfully. They were close friends and the family appreciates everything she did for Fay when no one else was able to be there. Thank you Jo-J!

She was preceded in death by her son Robert, her parents Wilma and Lon Sr., her older brother Lon Jr., her younger sister, Lois, her nephew Terry Miller and both of her husbands, Bob and Harry.

Service was held on November 27, 2013 in China, Texas. ❖

Agnes Irene Columbia

Agnes Irene Columbia, 102, of Greeley, Colo., passed away November 29, 2013, at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Agnes was born to Aaron and Ethel (Birt) Mimmert in Mayetta, Kan., on December 17, 1910.

She moved with family in 1914 to her father’s second homestead, 12 miles south of Fort Morgan, Colo. She rode by horse and wagon with a milk cow tied behind to live in the barn while her father built their house. Agnes’ mother died in 1919 as a result of the Great Influenza Epidemic.

Agnes attended rural schools, leaving high school for two years to help on the farm. She returned to school and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1930. Struggling to survive during The Great Depression and the dustbowl, Agnes stayed working on the farm until the late 1930s, when she moved to town and worked for the Spencer’s at The Fort Morgan Times until she got a job at the Fort Morgan Hospital.

Agnes married Ross Columbia on August 15, 1946 after he returned to the states from his discharge from the Pacific. They began farming in the Jackson Lake/Goodrich area until 1959 when they bought a farm west of Fort Morgan, Colo. Ross died in 1977. Agnes moved to Centennial in Brush several years later where she spent 25 happy years. After turning 100, a fall prevented her from living independently and she moved to Bonell Good Samaritan Center in Greeley where she enjoyed all the activities, especially Bingo.

Agnes was an excellent homemaker, cook, baker, and gardener. She always had pies, cakes, and cookies in the oven, and grew enough in her garden that she always had plenty to give away.

Agnes was a member of The First Christian Church in Fort Morgan.

She is survived by her two sons, Charles and James.

Services were held December 3, 2013, in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church in Fort Morgan or to the charity of your choice. ❖

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