Rocky Mountain Obituaries
November 27, 2006
, age 69, of Limon, Colo., died Nov. 1, 2006, in Denver, Colo., following a brief illness.
He was born on Oct. 27, 1937, in Denver, to Paul and Lily Winterberg of Deer Trail, Colo. The family moved to the Limon area when Richard was a young boy, and settled on a farm southwest of River Bend. As a teenager, Richard worked on the Howard Pribeno Ranch. In 1955, he worked in the Calhan area on a dairy farm, milking over 100 head of cows. He also worked for Hamacher Drilling for a short time.
Richard was a member of the United Evangelical Brethren Church in Ellicott, Colo.
He married JoElla Harding of Calhan on July 21, 1957, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Richard did part-time work for the elevator in Limon, and at the Frontier Service Station until 1958. He worked as a guard of the Titan Missile Base in Deer Trail, after which he leased Lincon Texaco from Ben Hoskins, which was open until 1965.
Winterberg Oil Company was started at this time with the building of a Skelly station in Limon. Richard became the jobber for the area. In 1971, the state of Colorado purchased the Skelly station, as I-70 was to be built through the area.
Richard and JoElla purchased a ranch four miles east of Limon, where they have run cattle for over 30 years. Richard did construction during this time, working on pipelines and plowing telephone cable for Mountain Bell Telephone Company until 1987.
In 1988, Richard and JoElla started a full-time towing service which they owned and operated until 2004, when it was purchased by their daughter Amy and her husband Theron Perry. Raising his family and this business were what Richard considered his finest accomplishments.
Richard was proud of obtaining his private pilot’s license, and his member ship in Colorado Flying Farmers. He also collected guns, enjoyed water skiing, and could snow ski. Recently, Richard and JoElla enjoyed going on small trips with their local travel club.
Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoElla; daughters Julie and husband John Sullivan of Riverside, Calif., Cheryl Bailey of Limon, Cindy and husband Robert Rogers of Evergreen, Colo., and Amy and husband Theron Perry of Limon; one son, Doug and wife Lindsay Winterberg of Limon; and 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Bernard Winterberg of Limon, and Ronald and wife Joyce Winterberg of Phoenix, Ariz. Richard’s family will greatly miss him, along with nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Services were held on Nov. 4 in Limon. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Limon Ambulance Fund, PO Box 374, Limon, Colo., 80828.
, age 73, of Coalmont, Colo., died Nov. 12, 2006.
He was born on June 29, 1933, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Buell and Irene (Garrett) Fuller. He graduated from North Park High School in 1951. He then attended CSU in Fort Collins.
In 1955, he served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. When he was honorably discharged from the service, he became an active member of the VFW chapter in Walden. He chose ranching as his profession.
Buell was an avid hunter and fisherman. He possessed special skills and abilities, such as witching water wells, story telling, building bridges on ice, and finding arrowheads while fixing fence.
Later in life, he became interested in homeopathic remedies which he researched, preached, and practiced. He was loved and admired by many.
Buell is survived by his daughters: Karen of Denver, Colo., and Heidi of Eaton, Colo., from his first wife, Diane. He also is survived by one brother, Charles and his wife Barbara of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four nieces, two nephews, three great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew.
Services were held on Nov. 21 in Fort Collins, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Walden Ambulance, or the North Park Medical Clinic in care of Allnutt Funeral Service in Fort Collins.
Please visit an online memorial at http://www.allnutt.com.
, age 91, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Hardin, Colo., died Nov. 16, 2006 in Greeley.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1915, in Greeley, to William J. and Clara (Edgar) Moore. She was raised on the family farm and attended school in the Eaton, Colo., area.
Wilma met James Park at a church function, and they were married on Feb. 12, 1934.
Jim and Wilma made their home and spent their lives on the family farm in the Hardin area east of Kersey, Colo.
Wilma always maintained a strong faith and was a lifelong member of United Presbyterian Church. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother of three children.
In her later years, Wilma lived at Bonell Good Samaritan Center. She enjoyed visiting with friends at Bonell and gained a special joy of watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and thrive.
Wilma is survived by two daughters and a son: Joan and wife Dick Camp of Salida, Colo., Patricia and husband Bob Mulligan of Punta Gorda, Fla., and James W. Park and wife Donna of Kersey, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Park; a sister, Marguerite Dunn, and two brothers, John Moore and Wendell Moore; and one infant granddaughter.
Services were held on Nov. 21 at Bonell Good Samaritan Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Presbyterian Church or the Bonell Good Samaritan Community in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631.
, age 95, of Greeley, Colo., died Nov. 3, 2006, at Fairacres Manor in Greeley.
She was born on Sept. 25, 1911, in Loveland, Colo., to Peter and Philipina (Redmann) Zimbelman. The family moved to northeastern Colorado and southern Wyoming, where she grew up and attended schools.
Elizabeth met Philip Eisenbarth, and they married on March 15, 1931, in Yoder, Wyo. They moved to Prospect Valley in January, 1937, where she continued to live until May of 2000, when ill health forced her to move to Greeley.
She was a member of Zoar Congregational Church at Prospect Valley, Colo.
Elizabeth is survived by one son, Eugene Eisenbarth and wife Barbara of Keenesburg, Colo.; six grandchildren: Pamela Hicks of Akron, Colo., Eugene Eisenbarth of Keenesburg and Gregory Eisenbarth of Park City, Utah, Laurie Stoffer of Schuyler, John Trofholz of Genoa, Colo., and Bill Trofholz of Ord, Neb; 12 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Philip; daughter Betty and husband C.A. Trofholz, June Wiedeman, and a great-great-granddaughter, Megan Hicks.
Cremation took place.