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, age 81, of Morro Bay, Calif., formerly of Greeley, Colo., died March 15, 2007.

He was born to the Rev. Wallace Alvin and Helen I. (May) Brown in the Kelly Community about 15 miles southeast of Sterling, Colo. During his childhood, the family lived in various locations in California as his father traveled frequently in his ministry. In 1937, Mr. Brown returned to Sterling where he worked for his uncle Philip Lindstrom on the farm for several years before returning to California.

He entered the Navy on Feb. 11, 1944.

On April 5, 1944, he married Gail Catherine Staggs in Cheyenne, Wyo., while on leave. He shipped out to Pearl Harbor and then to Marshall Island Majora Harbor, where he was assigned to the battleship New Jersey BB-62 Lookout L Division. He was honorably dischargedin 1946.

Mr. Brown and his family settled in Greeley, where he worked at Garnsey and Wheeler Ford in the parts department for 12 years. He then was employed by Home Light and Power for 22 years working his way up from “grunt” to field engineer before retiring in 1979.

After retirement, Mr. Brown and his wife moved to California, where they enjoyed the climate of Morro Bay and the sights of the area until his deathMarch 15.

Mr. Brown enjoyed flying and was issued his private pilot’s license July 10, 1961. His hobbies included boating, fishing, tennis, Jeeping, riding his Harley, gardening and walking, but “Brown” mainly kept busy spoiling his wife for 63 years.

He is survived by his wife, Gail, now of Greeley; a brother, Philip Brown and wife Judy; two sisters, Rose Marie Gillmore and husband James and Linda Appell and husband Gary; a special nephew, Stephen Gregory and wife Peggy; a special niece, Vicki Nills and husband Gary; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Eletha Gregory, Emargie Castel, Judy Urell and Gwendolyn Brown, and two brothers, Donald Brown and Gerald Brown.

Graveside services were held June 2 in the Veterans Walk of Honor in the southeast corner of Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

, age 81, of Berthoud, Colo., died May 20, 2007, at his home on Parrish Ranch.

He was born in Carey, Texas, on July 1, 1925, to Arthur Leo and Tressie Lavena (Williams) Parrish.

Ewell served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theater during World War II.

On March 14, 1944, he married Juanema Jean Key of Childress, Texas.

Vaughn was an internationally known square dance caller and teacher for most of his life, receiving many awards. He and Jean are owners of Parrish Ranch, a square dance hall and campground northwest of Longmont, Colo.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean; three children: Phyllis Kay and husband Bob Sutter of Asheville, N.C., Terry Wayne and wife Sheila of Berthoud, and Gary Kim of Longmont; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, plus 12 nephews and nieces.

Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life service was held June 10 at Parrish Ranch.

, age 52, of Brush, Colo., died May 30, 2007, the result of a semi truck-train collision near Gilcrest, Colo.

He was born Feb. 12, 1955, in Brush, to Robert and Shirley Schilling. He graduated from Brush High School in 1974. After spending a couple of years in Arizona, Kurt moved back to Brush and began his career as a truck driver. Truck driving was his passion in life. At the time of his death, Kurt leased his truck to Doty Farms. Kurt also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Kurt is survived by his mother, Shirley, of Brush; one son, Adam, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Craig, of Loveland, Colo., and one sister, Beck Bailey of Littleton, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father.

Services were held on June 4 in Brush. Inurnment followed in the Brush Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society in Bob Schilling’s memory in care of Heer Mortuary.

, age 81, of Eaton, Colo., died May 26, 2007, at Bonell Good Samaritan Canter in Greeley.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Denver, Colo., to Rudolph J. and Dorothy (Paynter) Seyfried. He graduated from Denver South High School in 1943, and then attended Colorado A&M, now CSU, majoring in Animal Husbandry. He later attended UNC, where he majored in Secondary Education.

Bob served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He married Jeanene Spencer on May 15, 1986, in Eaton. He was formerly married to Anne Krause and they later divorced.

Bob ranched for 24 years in Roggen, and then began a career in real estate. He worked for Scott Real Estate and Avers Land Company until he retired.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Eaton. He belonged to the Eaton Country Club, was a former member of Greeley Elks Lodge #804, past president of the Colorado Hereford Association, a current member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, and the National Western Club. He was also a member of the CSU Former Athletes Association.

Bob enjoyed entertaining family and friends with barbecues and Bronco tailgate parties. He was a season ticket holder since 1960 and rarely missed a home game. He was also a season ticket holder for CSU football and loved to travel, play golf, fish, hunt, raise dogs, horses and sheep, and celebrated two holes-in-one in his golfing career. Bob especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanene of Eaton; son Ross Seyfried of LaGrande, Ore.; step-daughters Tracy Spencer of Eaton, and Michelle and husband Brian Luck of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren: Richard Seyfried, Paula and husband Kasey Gutierrez, Tracy Morgan, Nate Trujillo, Paige Trujillo, Jennifer Braschor, and Stephen Medina; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held May 31 in Eaton. Cremation took place.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or Parkinson’s Association in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and send condolences at http://www.allnutt.com.

, age 94, of Olathe, Colo., died April 27, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Olathe on Sept. 30, 1912, to Marvin and Mary (Garrett) Denham. He attended local schools, graduating from Olathe High School in 1933.

On Dec. 30, 1944, Donald married the love of his life, Edna Ruth Haas. They celebrated 62 years of marriage last year.

Donald was a farmer and rancher all of his life. He and his father purchased the home place together, and in 1952, Donald purchased it from his father. He, along with son Lanny, continued to run the farm and ranch until the time of his death.

While in his late 80s, Donald was still packing the ensilage pit and riding his horse to move cattle. A favorite comment of his was that you “could always learn, even if it is from an old fool.” Donald also believed that if you were going to go for a walk, you just as well have a shovel or pitchfork over your shoulder so you could do something when you got there. All who knew and loved him will sorely miss his wit and wisdom.

He is survived by his wife Edna; two sons, Sammy and wife Marcie of Durango, Colo., and Lanny and wife Patsy of Olathe; one daughter, Jane and husband Jim Rumble of Montrose, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen Glendenning and Isabelle Smith.

Graveside services were held May 2 at Delta City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Donald’s name to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado – Delta County, 711 Main Street, Delta, Colo., 81416.

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