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Rocky Mountain Obits 8-12-13

Roy Einspahr

Roy Einspahr, 63, passed away suddenly on the morning of July 27, 2013 while vacationing in Colorado.

The son of Erwin and Helen (Woller), Roy was born in Simla, Colo., on June 14, 1950 and grew up on the family farm in Genoa.

Roy married his wife of nearly 34 years, whom he lovingly called "My Mary," Mary (Schrayer) Berridge on August 26, 1979.

Roy was employed by Lincoln County after high school and later attended Tech school in Goodland, Kan.

Roy and Mary moved to the Boise City, Okla., area in 1981 where Roy was employed as a diesel mechanic at Chuck's Sales and Service. Roy and Mary did practically everything together. If Roy was sent on a service call, Mary would often accompany him. Their activities ranged from working together tearing down houses and cleaning up lots, to hunting, camping, fishing and driving around sightseeing.

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Roy was a fun-loving man and lived for his family and friends. He was always at the ready when any of them needed help. He loved fishing and his annual vacation often was fishing at "the lake." He especially enjoyed it when the "Antique Aunties" showed up to banter with him. It was also a special delight having great-grandchildren there because he so much enjoyed teaching them to fish.

Roy is survived by Mary and her two daughters, who he referred to as "his girls," Barbara (Ray) Evans of Parachute, Colo., and Tina (Patrick) Drake of Calhan, Colo.; two sisters, Marie Cronk of Tacoma, Wash., and Avis Maskus of Arriba, Colo., as well as two brothers, Norman (Charlene) of Brighton, Colo., and Henry (Monica) of Nunn, Colo. He is also survived by his son from a previous marriage, Robert Einspahr of Hugo, Colo.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Judy.

Services were held August 10, 2013 at the Boise City Christian Church in Boise City, Okla.

Memorials are suggested to the family to help defray medical expenses and may be left in the care of Chuck's Sales and Service. ❖

Dennis Eugene Stuehm

Dennis Eugene Stuehm, 81, of Ault, Colo., passed away July 31, 2013 at Fairacres Manor in Greeley, Colo.

Dennis was born on October 14, 1931 in Roscoe, Neb., to Clara Helena (Bloomenkamp) and Gus Henry Stuehm.

Dennis married Billie Sherwin September 6, 1953 in Sterling, Colo.

Dennis was a member of Colorado A&M Aggies Elite 8 Basketball Team and was selected to the NCAA District 7 All American Basketball Team in 1954. Also, in 1954, he was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers to play pro-basketball. In 1995, he was inducted into CSUs Sports Hall of Fame.

Dennis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Colorado State University in 1955. His passion was farming. He worked hard to maintain his 1,000 acre farm and 7,000 head feed lot. He retired from farming in 2002 and then enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Dennis served from 1955-1956 as First Lieutenant in the Army. He was past President of Highland High School Board from 1968-1975 and was a member of Highland Community Church of Ault.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Billie Stuehm of Ault, Colo.; daughter, Ramona (Dan Baum) Stuehm of Helena, Mont.; son, Lowell (Carlotta) Stuehm of Nunn, Colo.; daughter, Tammy (Jay) Killip of Pierce, Colo.; brother, George (Vicki) Stuehm of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister, Doreen (Monte) Samuelson of Kansas and grandchildren, Kyle, Erin and Lora Stuehm of Nunn, Colo., and Tyne and Colby Killip of Pierce, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Anna Fleshman and brother, Chris.

Services were held August 6, 2013 at First Lutheran Church of Ault, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Community Church and/or the Highland Recreation Association c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colo.

Please visit http://www.StoddardSunset.com to sign online guestbook. ❖