Rocky Mountain Obits 8-26-13
Helen Hoffman, 95, life resident of Brush, Colo., passed away August 17, 2013, at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center.
She was born October 12, 1917, in Brush to Conrad and Katherine Bostron.
Helen married Henry Hoffman at the Immanuel Congregational Church in Brush on March 10, 1940. The Hoffmans farmed northeast of Brush until Henry retired.
Helen was a very active member of the Immanuel Congregational Church, singing in the choir for 40 years and was active with the Women’s Fellowship. She was a former member of he Brush Garden Club for 47 years, serving as President, Vice President and was involved in the Local, District, State and National Garden Clubs. She helped organize and judge many flower shows on the various levels. She was also a member of the East Morgan County Hospital Auxiliary, having served as president on two different occasions. She was also a Life Charter Member of the Morgan County Cattlewomen’s Club.
Her hobbies included floral arranging, gardening, growing African Violets, Christmas Cactus, and many more house plants. She especially enjoyed making floral arrangements and decorations for the church, EMCH Auxiliary, friends and special occasions.
Survivors include one sister, Esther Sergeant of El Cerrito, Calif.; three brothers, Ruben Bostron of Fort Morgan, Colo., Reinhold Bostron and Donald Bostron, both of Brush, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; one sister, Rachel; one brother, Dan; her parents, her step-mother and a step-sister.
Funeral services were held August 23, 2013, at the Immanuel Congregational Church in Brush, Colo. Interment followed in the Brush Memorial Cemetery.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Immanuel Congregational Church Memorial Fund. ❖
Alice Paxton, 88, of Greeley, Colo., passed away August 14, 2013 at Life Care Center of Greeley.
She was born on March 24, 1925 in Windsor, Colo., to Gottfried F. and Amelia (Blehm) Oblander.
Mrs. Paxton grew up in Severance, Colo., where her father owned and operated a general store. She married Jim Paxton in Littleton, Colo., on November 10, 1945. She and her husband farmed and fed cattle on various farms from Nunn to Platteville.
After the death of her two girls, Mrs. Paxton worked at many places in Greeley, including Cook’s Drug Store, Denver Dry Goods, Hested’s Department Store, State Bank of Greeley and Cache National Bank. She then worked and retired from Monfort of Colorado as an accountant in Accounts Receivable.
Mrs. Paxton was a member of Red Hat Society. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her friends and attending plays, concerts and shows at Union Colony Civic Center. She and Jim also loved going to midget car races. She had lived at the Greeley Place for the past five years.
Mrs. Paxton is survived by her brothers, Ben Oblander of Denver, Colo., and George (Sara) Oblander of Loveland, Colo.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Paxton of Eaton, Colo., and very dear friends, Joann and Steve Cecil of Fort Morgan, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, daughters, Marilyn and Janet, her parents, her brother, Emanuel Oblander and sister-in-law, Martha Oblander.
Services were held August 19, 2013, at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Weld County Food Bank in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80634.
Please visit http://www.StoddardSunset.com to sign online guestbook. ❖
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