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, age 80, of Niwot, Colo., died Dec. 19, 2006, at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Deer Trail, Colo., to LeGrand and Euphemia (Robison) Gould. He moved to Valmont near Boulder from Deer Trail in 1931. He graduated from Erie High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947.

Frank married Carmen L. Allen on Jan. 8, 1949, in Boulder, Colo. The couple later moved to Niwot.

He was a truck driver for Boulder Denver Truckline, starting his career in 1955 and retiring on Nov. 1, 1988.

Frank was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Longmont, and for the last several years attended Calvary Baptist in Ft. Lupton, Colo. He will be remembered as a very committed man to his faith and he was very willing to share his faith with everyone he encountered.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen; three sons: Gary and wife Glenda of Niwot, Pat and his wife Angie of Simpsonville, S.C. and Guy and his wife Sherry of Ft. Morgan; a daughter, Penny and husband Bill Jump of Broomfield; and 14 grandchildren: James Gould and wife Amy of East Troy, Wis., Gara Gould of Littleton, Colo., Greta and husband Adam Griffin of Vevay, Ind., Charity Gould of Simpsonville, Jeremiah Gould and wife Carlena, and Jonathan Gould and wife Elizabeth, all of Greenville, S.C., Shelisa and husband Bob Davis of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Katrina and husband Michael Dawson of Portland, Ore., Holly and husband Jed Roark, and Clinton Gould, all of Ft. Morgan, Nathan Jump and his wife Melissa of Liberty, Mo., Carson Jump and his wife Amy of High Point, N.C., Rachel Jump of Broomfield, Colo., and Austin Bell of Berthoud; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Jay Gould of Boulder, and four sisters: Sarah Platt of Redmond, Ore., Annabell Fidler of Enterprise, Ala., Emma Snyder of Erie, Colo., and Bonnie Morris of Galesburg, Ill.

Services were held Dec. 26 in Fort Lupton. Interment was Dec. 27 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Memorial contributions may be made Calvary Baptist Church for the Gideon Bible Society and sent to 100 McKinley Ave. Ft. Lupton, Colo., 80621. Visit http://www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences for the family.

, age 81, of Fort Lupton, Colo., died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness on Dec. 4, 2006, at Fairacres Manor Nursing Home in Greeley, Colo.

She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Grand Junction, Colo., to Joseph and Joanna (Weimer) Geary. She graduated from Anunciation Catholic High School in 1945. She then worked at Lowry Air Force Base until her marriage.

On Sept. 8, 1951, Mary Jo married Glenn Jesser in Denver. The family lived in several towns in Colorado before settling in Fort Lupton in 1964. With her children grown, Mary Jo worked for the sugar beet factory and the Brighton greenhouse. She also worked for the House of Smoke in Fort Lupton for 17 years.

Mary Jo was involved in the Fort Lupton Senior Center, the Weld Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Advisory Committee, the Fort Lupton Garden Club, the Red Hat Society, and St. William’s Altar and Rosary Society. She loved to spend her days with friends at the Senior Center. She loved spending time going to dinner and movies with her children and grandchildren. In her earlier years, she was a member of the clown club. She enjoyed gardening, traveling to Glenwood Springs on the train, and musicals.

She is survived by her husband Glenn of Fort Lupton; two daughters, Janine and husband Don Hijar of Greeley, and Donna and husband Larry Roberts of Everett, Wash.; one son Bob and wife Cheryl, and their children Samantha Jo and Garrett of Keenesburg, Colo.; and Travis Steiber. She is also survived by a sister, Genevieve Forrester of Grover Beach, Calif., and 15 nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and cousins.

Services were held on Dec. 13 in Frederick. Cremation was performed.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8221 W. 20th Ave., Suite A, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 91, of Haxtun, Colo., died Dec. 10, 2006, at Sterling Regional MedCenter.

She was born Jan. 21, 1915, to Joseph Nathaniel and Esther (Johnson) Skold in the Fairfield community. She attended Fairfield School, Haxtun High School, and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1932. She attended Colorado Teachers College in Greeley, Colo.

Gladys taught at Fairfield School, Haxtun Elementary School, served as basketball coach, taught in Scottsbluff, Neb., and was also a case worker for the County Welfare Department. She taught at Haxtun Elementary School from 1957 until her retirement in 1980.

In 1949, Gladys married Lawrence Bjorklun.

She was a member of the Fairfield Evangelical Covenant Church, was belonged to many organizations. After taking a fall in her home, she moved to Heritage Living Center in Haxtun, and later moved to Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

Gladys is survived by her nephews and nieces: Glenn Skold of Liberty, Mo., Melvin Skold of Loveland, Colo., Karen Kobayashi of Sterling, Wayne Skold of Haxtun, Darwin Jeffers of Haxtun, Wilma Ozias of Downs, Kan., Brent Jeffers of Sidney, Neb., and their spouses and families, which include 19 grand-nieces and nephews; and 19 great-grand-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lawrence; a sister Mildred Jeffers, a brother Lloyd, and two nephews, Kenneth Jeffers and Lowell Skold.

Services were held on Dec. 16 in Fairfield, with interment at Haxtun Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fairfield Store Granite Sign Fund, Box 333, Holyoke, Colo., 80734.

, age 48, of Greeley, Colo., died Dec. 20, 2006.

Randie experienced much joy in his 48 years. Laughter and good food abounded when Randie gathered with his parents, Roy and Betty, and brothers and sisters-in-law David and Connie, Mike and Vickie, to celebrate holidays or warm summer afternoons. He watched with pride as his nephew and niece, Duane and Melissa, grew into strong, happy adults. Life was blessed again wen David and Connie adopted two new nieces and a nephew, Kelsie, Courtney and Connor.

Randie spent a week driving on the wrong side of the road with his wife, Joyce Lewis, and step-daughter Joy Casey, as they toodled through Great Britain. He snapped countless random pictures in Mexico and there was nothing Randie appreciated more than a weekend of fishing. However, his cows and wheat fields back in Briggsdale, Colo., were never far from his mind.

Long hours spent working to remodel a home for his step-son and daughter-in-law, Jerad and Becky Miller, but that didn’t keep him from making time to sled with his grandson, True Miller. With utter delight, Randie received the news of the arrival of two new granddaughters, Elizabeth Casey and Siree Miller this year. Birthdays, anniversaries and holidays were enjoyed in the warm company of his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Beth Baumgartner. And sometimes, when they had no other excuse, Randie and Joyce just celebrated together. The love of many other dear family members and friends blessed Randie’s 48 years here on earth. He continues to be loved, and will be missed.

Services were held Dec. 27 in Greeley, with interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Northern Colorado Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. Friends may view the online obituary, sign the guest book and send online condolences at http://www.allnutt.com.


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