Rocky Mountain Obituaries 11-5-12 |

Rocky Mountain Obituaries 11-5-12

Virginia Mae Green

LaVerne Schroeder

Edith LaVerne (Hutchison) Schroeder, 87, of Wheatland, Wyo., passed away October 28, 2012 at her home.

She was born in Dover, Colo., on March 2, 1925, the daughter of Chester Arthur Hutchison and Thelma May (Warren) Hutchison.

She was reared and educated in the Dover, Colo., area, graduating from Carr High School in 1944. Immediately following high school she attended nursing school in Denver, Colo., graduating in 1947 from Saint Anthony Hospital School of Nursing.

On September 5, 1947 she married Herman Dean Schroeder from Carr, Colo., in the Carr Presbyterian Church. At the time of her death, the couple had been married 65 years.

She worked as a Registered Nurse for Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., while her husband completed veterinary school at Colorado State University. Moving to Wheatland, Wyo., in 1950 she continued her nursing career at the Platte County Hospital. She was a member of the Platte County Hospital Board, serving as the president for several years.

She was always active in her community. A member of the First Christian Church, at various times she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and led a women’s Bible study, and frequently hosted visiting evangelists and missionaries. She also served on the church missions board and for 20 years as the church secretary. Over the years she was a member of the League of Women Voters; Gentle, Efficient Mothers (GEM) Club; the PTA, serving for a time as the president; the Wheatland Music Club where she cosponsored the Junior Music Club; and two bowling leagues.

She enjoyed playing cards, and over the last 45 years, she and her husband played in a pinochle club. Her hobbies included reading, writing and painting.

She was a published poet, and wrote two books “A Blessed Trinity,” © 2002, and a novel “The Queen’s Secret” © 2004 (under LaVerne Hutchison). Another novel, “The Long, Long Shadow” (under LaVerne Hutchison) will be released in the next few months.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. H. D. Schroeder of Wheatland, Wyo.; four children and their spouses — Gloria and Ed Snell of Wheatland, Wyo., Rodger and Lindy Schroeder of Chugwater, Wyo., Colleen and Charles Schmidt of Valley Center, Kan., and Darlene and Doug Blaney of Carr, Colo.; two brothers, Glenn Hutchison of Carr, Colo., and Larry Hutchison of Carr, Colo.; two sisters, Jean Chadwick of Eaton, Colo., and Bonnie Hughbanks of Anthony, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Arthur and Thelma May Hutchison of Carr, Colo.; two brothers, Wayne Hutchison of Carr, Colo., and Donald Hutchison of Carr, Colo.; and one sister, Doris Morrison of Commerce City, Colo.

Memorial services were held November 1, 2012 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland, Wyo.

Interment followed at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, Wyo.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to First Christian Church, 95 19th Street, Wheatland, Wyo., 82201, (307) 322-3132.

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Ruby Ida (Rambat) Peters

Ruby Ida (Rambat) Peters, 98, of Tecumseh, Neb., passed away October 27, 2012 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh, Neb.

She was born July 16, 1914 to John and Anna (Gellerman) Rambat in Bird City, Kan.

Ruby attended school in Bird City, Kan., from kindergarten thru high school graduating with the Class of 1932. She started taking music lessons when she was in the first grade and continued through high school and beyond. She started playing for Sunday School at the age of 11, then became the church organist, playing for many weddings and funerals as well as the accompanist at school operettas and other functions and went to many music contests during her high school years. After graduation Ruby helped her mother at home and gave music lessons. She also clerked at a dry goods store and drug store for a few years.

On October 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Orval “Jake” Peters at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bird City, Kan., by the Rev. T.A. Kruger. They lived on a farm northwest of Elk Creek all their married life. To this union two sons were born, Roger Lynn and Terrance John, “T.J.” Jake passed away July 2, 1997.

Ruby was very talented in many ways. She became one of the organists at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, was a member of the Dorcas Society, Bible study group and a pinochle club. Ruby enjoyed knitting and counted cross stitch and homemaking activities such as cooking, baking and entertaining.

She is survived by her sons, Roger L. Peters of Byers, Colo., and “T.J.” Peters and wife Malinda of Bowie, Texas; granddaughter, Meghan of Chicago, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Rambat of Arvada, Colo., Ruth (Peters) Hurst of Camden, S.C., and Marion (Nelson) Peters of Tecumseh, Neb.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband “Jake,” her parents, sister, Emma Holscher, brothers, Ervin, Bill, Harry, Harvey and LeeRoy Rambat and four sisters-and brothers-in-law.

Memorial services were held November 1, 2012 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, southwest of Elk Creek, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family’s choice. ❖

Virginia Mae Green

Virginia Mae Green, 82, of Greeley, Colo., passed away October 20, 2012 at Hospice of Northern Colorado inpatient unit.

She was born July 17, 1930 in Sterling, Colo., to Arthur Lawrence Kruse and Virginia Hamilton.

Virginia was employed for 28 years with the University of Northern Colorado at Mc Cowen Hall as food service manager. She retired in 1990. She began traveling with her husband and mother. She had a constant companion, Gigi, her cat whom she adored. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She loved her flowers and her yard was full of roses and peonies.

Virginia had been a volunteer of RSVP and the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Green of Greeley, Colo.; daughters Carolyn Ann Hewitt of Fort Collins, Colo., and Rose Marie Green of Greeley, Colo.; sons Robert W. Green of Sterling, Colo., and Charles W. Green of Cheyenne, Wyo.; grandchildren Cody Lee Green, Shawn R. Green, Cassandra Jo Green all of Sterling, Colo., Shannon R. Green of Brighton, Colo., Chad W. Green, Alicia M. Appleby, and Chelsea Lee Hlavacek all of Fort Collins, Colo.

Private family services were held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 West 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634. ❖

Evelyn Sandersen

Evelyn Lure Sandersen, 90, of Longmont, Colo., passed away October 20, 2012 at the Sterling House in Longmont, Colo.

She was born August 28, 1922 in Estes Park, Colo., to Grover C. and Hattie Opal (Clark) Williams.

On July 11, 1943 she married Edward H. Sandersen. They lived in Berthoud, Colo., for a short time, and in 1947 moved to a farm west of Longmont, Colo., in the community of Hygiene where they lived until 1992. At that time they moved into Longmont, Colo.

After Ed and Evelyn moved into Longmont, Colo., she began a long association with Longmont Rotary Club in preparing the Club’s weekly lunches, first as an assistant to dear friend Gayle Zewek, and then as the lead cook. She was honored by Longmont Rotary with the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship for her years of Service Above Self.

Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Evelyn worked alongside Ed on the farm daily. She was responsible for raising the baby calves and chickens.

She was a long time active member of the United Methodist Church of Hygiene, working Hobo and St. Patrick’s Day dinners at the church for many years. She was also a member of the Hope and Hoe Garden Club.

She enjoyed quilting, doing beautiful embroidery work, putting puzzles together and playing bingo with her friends at Sterling House.

Evelyn loved being with her family, making cookies and pies for them. One of the family’s fond memories is having Sunday dinner together every week.

She is survived by one son Marty Sandersen (Janet) of Longmont, Colo.; four daughters Sandra Sue Sandersen of Longmont, Colo., Nancy Platt (Bill) of Wheatland, Wyo., Linda Sandersen of Longmont, Colo., and Pat Sandersen of Longmont,Colo.; four grandchildren, Todd Platt, Heidi Platt, Matthew Sandersen and Stephanie Sandersen; one great-grandson Dane; and two brothers Don Williams (Gwynn) and Glen Williams (Kathy) both of Longmont, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed on October 1, 2006, two bothers Grover and Buford Williams and a sister Loyce Humphries.

Memorial services were held October 24, 2012 at the United Methodist Church of Hygiene.

Interment at Foothills Gardens of Memory.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Hygiene or Hope and Hoe Garden Club, in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.

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Arthur LeRoy Stone

Arthur LeRoy Stone, 71, of Berthoud, Colo., passed away October 28, 2012 at home in Berthoud, Colo.

He was born in North Platte, Neb., on November 28, 1940 to William A Stone and Bertha Cline-Stone.

Arthur worked as a mechanic and in construction after moving to Colorado from Nebraska in 1963.

In 1983 he started PALS Quarter horses which he trained, raised and bred Cutting horses.

He also enjoyed riding horses, water sports, rodeos, camping, snowmobiling and hunting.

He married Patricia Ann Speck on November 6, 1960 in North Platte, Neb. They had a daughter Brenda Louis Stone and a son Timothy Leroy Stone. Timothy passed away in 1978.

He is survived by his wife Patricia of Berthoud, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Keith Cochran of Mead, Colo.; two grandchildren, Jason and his wife Sabrina Cochran of Little Rock, Ark., USAF, and Nicole Cochran of Mead, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Kayla, Charles and Victorica; his brother William E (Judy) Stone; sister Donna Rae Alexander; and numerous niece and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents William A and Bertha Cline-Stone, his son Timothy Stone, brother Bobbi Gene Stone and his two sister Beverly June Bayne and Shirley Marie Stone.

Memorial dinner was held November 4, 2012 at Golden Coral in Loveland, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goes Funeral Care. 3665 Canal Dr. Suite E., Fort Collins, Colo., (970) 482-2221.

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Jim “Jimmy” Roden

Jim “Jimmy” Roden, 83, of Greeley, Colo., passed away October 24, 2012.

He was born in Bynum, Texas, to Hugh and Ruby (Johnson) Roden on September 8, 1929.

Jimmy was born and raised in Texas before finally settling in Colorado.

He graduated from Bynum High School and attended Texas A&M for one year before receiving his draft notice and proudly serving in the Army. He retired from Stone Container after a long career in sales.

Jimmy was a longtime member of the Greeley Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. He was very active in golfing groups around the state and his golfing partners enjoyed having him as a fellow golfer and friend. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, was a good athlete, avid reader, amazing mentor, and a very kind and gentle spirit. He loved animals, especially his horses. He loved cowboy poetry and art, and loved working on and collecting clocks.

He is survived by the love of his life, Woogie Willis, Greeley, Colo.; daughters, Joy Roden, Greeley, Colo., and Jamie (Roger) Knoph, Greeley, Colo.; brother, Mac (Wanda) Roden, Magnolia, Texas; grandchildren, Amanda and Bruce Knoph and Noelle Roden;Woogie’s children and grandchildren, Todd Willis, Oklahoma, Kim Willis, New York City, Brandon Willis, Brittany Shipman; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Hugh and Charlie Roden, Texas.

Memorial services were held October 27, 2012, at the Allnutt Macy Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo., 80631.

Family and friends may view the online obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences at ❖


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