Rocky Mountain Obituaries 4-15-13
June 24, 2013
Monty Duane Jackson
Monty Duane Jackson, 68, passed away April 4, 2013, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont.
He was born in Norris, Mont., on August 9, 1944, the fifth child of M. Willet and Gayle Shouse Jackson.
He was raised on the family ranch and graduated from Ennis High School.
He married Sherrie Frisbie on October 5 1963, and they had two sons together. Later they divorced. On August 17, 2011, he married his long time love Rhonda Ross.
Monty was a rancher who loved the land and working cattle. He began his ranching career at Corral Creek Ranch outside Cameron, Mont. In 1978, he moved to Cody, Wyo., to manage the Trail Creek Ranch for Jim Nielson.
As a young man, Monty enjoyed traveling the rodeo circuit and riding saddle broncs.
In 1982, Monty, along with Dave Birmingham and a few friends started the first Cowboy Songs in Cody, Wyo. In 1988, Monty was one of the founders of the precursor to the Buffalo Bill Arts Show. He was also involved in the early days of video livestock auctions in the Bighorn Basin.
Monty spent his retirement splitting wood, attempting to golf, and traveling. He especially liked spending winters in Arizona.
He is survived by his wife Rhonda; sons Grady (Tammy), and Travis (Jennifer); and step-son Bryce (Becky) Ross; four grandchildren; brothers Tim (Roberta) and Mick (Judy) Jackson; and sister Judy (Bill) Ren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Ted and Carl.
Memorial services were held April 10, 2013 at Canal Park Ampitheater in Cody, Wyo. ❖
Steven Mark Duncan, 51, passed away March 27, 2013 while working bulls on the family ranch near Dixon, Wyo.
He was born January 14, 1962 in Hayden, Colo., to Catherine Taylor Duncan and Harry J Duncan.
Steve attended elementary school in Savery, Wyo., and graduated from W. Wesly Morrow High School in Baggs, Wyo., in 1980 after participating in Rattler sports and activities including basketball, track and the FFA. He lived many years before his marriage on the upper ranch located south of Slater, Colo., where Steve’s grandparents homesteaded, and his Grandma Tillie and her children grew the Duncan Livestock Corporation, first as a large sheep operation before converting to cattle in the early 1990s.
On January 2, 1993, Steve married Linda Fay Counts in Craig, Colo., and they made their home on the portion of the ranch located east of Dixon, Wyo. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2013. In 2005, Steve and Linda adopted Natalie at age 12 and Braden at age 7, who had been a part of their family since 2004. Steve couldn’t have been a prouder parent and deeply loved both of his children.
Steve was a big hearted man. He loved the Lord God, he loved his family, ranching, and like many ranchers, he and his dog, Jaxsen, were inseparable. He loved helping new calves into the world each spring, working cows and shipping calves each fall, and everything in between. He looked forward to attending Bible class and worship at the church of Christ in Craig, Colo., each Sunday, and staying the afternoon to socialize with his Craig relatives and church family each week. The Counts vacation property affectionately known as the “Ponderosa” near Meeker, Colo., held a special place in his heart.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Counts Duncan; children, Natalie and Braden Duncan; mother, Catherine Duncan; his brother, Nelson Duncan, sister-in-law Trudy Duncan; his brother, Duane Duncan; his father-in-law, Wesley E. Counts and mother-in law, Beverly Ottens Counts; his sister-in-law, Rhonda Counts; brother-in-law, Wayne Counts, sister-in-law Jennell (Jenny) Hawthorne Counts, as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and dear family friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Duncan; his grandparents, Henry Taylor and Alice Wren Taylor; his grandparents Thomas Nelson Duncan and Emilie Otillie (Tillie) Rentschler Duncan; and his sister-in-law, Debra (Debbie) Counts VanHoorelbeke.
His ashes will be interred in a private ceremony at the Reader Cemetery east of Dixon, Wyo.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Steven M. Duncan to the LSR Lions Club “Walk 4 Life” at P.O. Box 368, Baggs, Wyo., 82321 (which directly benefits local cancer patients) in honor of his sister-in-law Debbie who passed away from cancer in 2005. ❖
Helen Virginia (Nelson) Carlson
Helen Virginia (Nelson) Carlson, 84, of Eaton, Colo., passed away April 1, 2013, in Eaton, Colo.
She was born October 16, 1928, in Bertrand, Neb., to J. Fred and Helen L. Nelson.
On October 14, 1955, she married William Carlson in the Belgian Congo. He preceded her in death.
Helen grew up on the family farm north of Bertrand, Neb., and graduated from Bertrand High School in 1946. She attended Trinity College in Chicago and received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1955.
She and her husband were married at the Tandala Mission in the Belgian Congo. They served for 20 years in Congo and returned to settle in Eaton, Colo., in 1974. Helen was a postal clerk in Ault, Colo., from 1977 until 1996.
Helen was an active member of the Eaton Evangelical Free Church, the Eaton Pioneer Society and the Swedish Heritage Society of Northern Colorado.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Daniel and Karen of Yaoundé, Cameroon, James and Kathleen of Lyon, France, Virginia and John Aiken of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Karen and Thomas Barnes of Minden, Neb.; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Howard and Raymond, both of Bertrand, Neb.; and many other relatives.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, LeRoy and Willard; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Carlson.
Memorial services were held April 8, 2013 at Eaton Evangelical Free Church.
Graveside services were held at Eaton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church or to EFCA Reach Global Ministries. Memorials can be sent in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Ave., Evans, Colo., 80620.
Visit http://www.MoserFuneralService.com to view the online obituary and guest book. ❖
Irene Margaret Duerr
Irene Margaret Duerr, 84, of Julesburg, Colo., passed away March 16 2013, in Denver, Colo.
Irene was born June 21, 1928 in Garden County Nebraska to Fred and Emma (Reinwald) Dormann.
She graduated from Chappell High School.
On June 15, 1947, Irene married Wayne W. Duerr. They lived on a farm south of Julesburg where she was a homemaker raising four children. They were married for 26 years until Wayne’s sudden death in 1973. In 1975 Irene left the farm and moved into her new home in Julesburg. After Wayne’s death, Irene worked as a retail clerk for Dean’s Men’s Clothing Store, Long’s, and later Prince Variety in Julesburg until her retirement in 2001.
Irene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Women’s Circle. In her early years she enjoyed bowling and attending the state tournaments with her team. She loved to play pinochle with her friends and take trips with her children. Dancing to big band music and country swing was one of the most enjoyable things she loved to do. And she was a great dancer. Irene enjoyed doing crafty projects like making quilts, crocheting, and embroidering. She loved to cook and bake and usually used her family to try out new recipes.
Irene is survived by her son Terry (Charlotte) Duerr of Loveland, Colo., daughter Cheryl (Doug) Gorton of Aurora, Colo., daughter Janelle (Greg) Hamilton of Castro Valley, Calif., and Jodene (John) Geiger of Golden, Colo., 10 grandchildren: Jaimie (J.T.) DeJaynes, Zachary and Daniel Geiger, Kristy (John) Wilhite, Amy and Steffany Hamilton, Sunny (Jennifer) Duerr, Breese (Michelle) Duerr, Wendy Duerr, and Doug Duerr (LaQuita) Duerr and nine great-grandchildren: Jack Wilhite, Emma Duerr, Lacey, Colin, Dakota, and Faith Duerr, Courtney and Madison Duerr, Elle Davis.
Irene was preceded in death by husband Wayne, parents Fred and Emma Dormann, Brothers Otto, Arnold, Harlin, and Harold Dormann; Sisters Erma Schmidt and Dala Anderson.
Funeral Services were held March 21, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Julesburg, Colo. Interment followed at Hillside Cemetery in Julesburg.
Memorials can be made in Irene’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church c/o Cheryl Gorton, 2609 S. Oswego Street, Aurora, CO 80014-1881. ❖
Jack William Nusbaum
Jack William Nusbaum, 78, of Eaton, Colo., passed away March 30, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.
He was born August 29, 1934 to Chester Wesley and Margaret Edna (Phillips) Nusbaum in Purcell, Colo.
Jack grew up in Prairie View and graduated from Galeton High School. On October 16, 1955 he married Rosemary A. Freemyer in LaSalle, Colo.
Jack was a rancher and truck driver and loved horseback riding. He attended Galeton Community Church and Grace Community Church in Evans, Colo.
He is survived by three sons, Bill (Jane) Nusbaum of Fort Collins, Colo., Bob (Rhanda) Nusbaum of Eaton, Colo., Brian (Christina) Nusbaum of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; nine grandchildren, Cody Nusbaum, Jennifer Martin, Ryan Beck, Robyn Burson, Russ Beck, Rochelle Beers, Kimberly Nusbaum, Jessica Nusbaum, and Lane Nusbaum; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; his parents; and one daughter, Beth Porter.
Memorial services were held April 8, 2013 all at Adamson Chapel in Greeley, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Grover Community Club” in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com. ❖
George Douglas Walker
George Douglas Walker, 61, of Windsor, Colo., passed away at his home.
He was born December 22, 1951 to George and Vivian (Richards) Walker in Springfield, Ill. George graduated from Fort Collins High School and worked in production at Kodak. He was an avid reader.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Cowan and Andrea Joe; a sister, Vivian Walker; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Walker and a sister, Kathleen McAfee.
Memorial services will be announced and held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at. ❖
Jerome (Jerre) Ward White
Jerome (Jerre) Ward White, 78, of Ault, Colo., passed away April 7, 2013, at Life Care Centers of Greeley.
He was born July 10, 1934, in Ault, Colo., to Clifford White and Irene Lamb.
Jerre graduated from Ault High School in 1952. On January 25, 1954, Jerre married his high school sweetheart, Irma Andersen. They were happily married for 59 years and shared a lifetime of love and laughter. Their union was blessed with three children: Penni Sue, Jean Marie and Jerome Kent.
Jerre began working for Lamb Trucking, but soon moved to the Andersen family farm. He worked as a farmer and rancher for about 20 years. He then owned and operated a service station in Eaton, Colo., before deciding to become an insurance agent specializing in farm and ranch policies.
Since his retirement, Jerre has focused on the community he loved so much. He served the town of Ault as a board member, and was the mayor at the time of his death.
He took great pride in his community and expressed his affection for its residents often. Jerre was an active part of the community for his entire life, and will make the Ault Cemetery his final resting place.
Jerre loved his family. His greatest joys were the times spent with family and friends. He especially loved to fish and play cards.
He is survived by his two daughters, Penni (Brian) Moldenhauer and Jean (Mike) Yost, both of Greeley, Colo.; his son, Kent (Linda) White of Beaverton, Ore.; his brothers, Richard (Dee) White of Surprise, Ariz., Gary (Anne) White of Ault, Colo., Sam (Wilma) Nelson of Evans, Colo., and Ted (Judy) Nelson of Oro Valley, Ariz.; a sister, Barbara (Clarence) Bopp of Surprise, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Michelle DeNieu, Heath Schoneman, Adam Schoneman, Allison Maness, Melissa Whitaker, Paul Garrett, and Ginny White; and four great-grandchildren, Trey Adams, Colt Whitaker, Lily Maness, and Zack DeNieu.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Frank and Ethel Lamb; his parents, Clifford White and Irene Nelson; his sister, Sheila Nelson; and his beloved aunt, Dixie Lesh.
Memorial services were held April 11, 2013, at the First Lutheran Church of Ault, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Ault, in care of Allnutt Funeral Services, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631. ❖