Rocky Mountain Obituaries 2-11-13 |

Rocky Mountain Obituaries 2-11-13

Delores Campbell
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Delores Campbell

Delores L. Campbell, 82, of Eaton, Colo., passed away February 3, 2013 at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at NCMC.

She was born July 27, 1930 in Loveland, Colo., to George and Anna (Frick) Kiehn. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1948.

Delores married Merle L. Campbell on February 12, 1952 at the Eaton Baptist Church. They lived in Eaton, Colo., all of their married life where she was a devoted mother, homemaker and special grandmother to Jake. She enjoyed baking, reading, walking, water color painting and shopping. She had a wonderful sense of style and fashion and it was important that she look nice all the time.

Delores attended St. Paul’s Congregational Church and was a 50 plus year member of the Rebekah Lodge.

She is survived by her son, Lonnie Campbell of Eaton, Colo.; daughters, Gayle (Doug) Foos of Aurora, Colo., and Tammy Campbell of Denver, Colo.; grandson, Jacob Campbell Fisher of Denver, Colo.; sister, Alvera Schmidt of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Dale and Wilbur and son-in-law Andy Fisher.

Memorial services were held February 7, 2013 at St. Paul’s Congregational Church.

Private inurnment will be held at the Eaton Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Andy Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund at the CU Law School ( ), University of Colorado Foundation, P.O. Box 17126, Denver, Colo., 80217 or in care of Allnutt Funeral Services, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631.

Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at . ❖

Albert Clayton Holmes

Albert Clayton Holmes, 70, of LaSalle, Colo., passed away February 1, 2013 at Hospice of Northern Colorado.

He was born May 31, 1942 in Greeley, Colo., to Albert William and Alice (Chuning) Holmes and moved to LaSalle, Colo., in 1975.

Clayton graduated from Greeley High School. He married Carolyn Armes in November 1968 in Greeley, Colo.

He was a self-employed land leveler and also worked for the Weld County Mining department. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, Marc (Angie) Holmes of Craig, Colo.; daughters, Marna (Rick) Juarez of Greeley, Colo., and Debbie Thompson of Fort Collins, Colo.; and grandchildren, Hunter and Piper Holmes, Taylor and Kyra Juarez.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Londa.

Memorial services were held February 7, 2013 at Fellowship Church.

Private inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Church or Hospice of Northern Colorado in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631. ❖

William Clifford Hunter

William Clifford Hunter, 78, of Sterling, Colo., passed away January 26, 2013, at his home.

“Doc” was born February 22, 1934, in Macks Creek, Mo., to Charles B. Hunter and Bessie Walker Hunter. He attended grade school at Tunas, Mo., and graduated from high school in Humphries, Mo., in 1953. He joined the U.S. Army in 1954, and was stationed in Gelenhausen, West Germany, until his discharge in 1957.

In 1958, Bill enrolled in the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in June of 1964.

He married Ruth Kirk Lane June 5, 1963, in Columbia, Mo.

After graduation in 1964, Bill and Ruth moved to Sterling, Colo., where he was employed by Dr. Bernard N. Frank, working with associates Dr. Lon Timpe and Dr. Jerry Montague. In August 1969, Dr. Hunter opened his own large and small animal practice in Sterling, Colo., which he operated until retiring in December 2012. The Hunters also owned and operated a cattle and wheat farm west of Sterling, Colo., for years, until moving to their present home in Sterling, Colo., in 2010.

From 1964 to 2013, Doc was a familiar face when 4-H livestock was unloaded for the fair, checking in animal entries. He was a quiet man, patient and compassionate, who loved his profession, whether he was treating livestock or pets. Always on call, he was willing to treat an animal during office hours, or when he was needed in the middle of the night, without complaint.

He was a former member of the NJC Young Farmers, Brotherhood of Elks, a member of the First Christian Church of Sterling, Northeast Colorado Veterinarian’s Association, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and a Lifetime Alumnus of the University of Missouri.

He is survived by wife, Ruth of Sterling, Colo.; sister, Elsie Bethards of Chilicothe, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Glenn Hunter of Illinois, Clayton Hunter of California; niece, Donna Bethards of Missouri; and nephew, Clifford Bethards of Missouri.

Memorial services were held February 2, at First Christian Church.

His wish was to be cremated, with inurnment at the First Christian Church cemetery in Humphries, Mo., where most of his family rests.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Plains or the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion in care of Tennant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1547, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Pearl Helen Duell Cozzens

Pearl Helen Duell Cozzens, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away February 1, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., surrounded by family.

She was born April 12, 1925, to Harvey and Helen Swanson Duell, the fifth of 13 children. She graduated from Kersey High School in 1944, and married Fred Cozzens, Jr. in 1945. Pearl and Fred lived on the Cozzens homestead farm southeast of Eaton, Colo., until 1975, when they moved to Wray, Colo. In 1992, they moved to Colorado Springs.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Fred Cozzens of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Sharon (Jim) Brandt of Houston, Texas; sons, Harvey (Priscilla) Cozzens of Montrose, Colo., and Elmer Dean Cozzens of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Marlene (Dean) Swartz of Longmont, Colo.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Herbert, Ray and David Duell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held February 7, 2013 at Church at Briargate in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Interment was at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church at Briargate, 9550 Otero Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80920.

Go to to view the online obituary and send condolences. ❖

Merle J. Peterson

Merle J. Peterson, 85, formerly of Taylor, Neb., passed away January 29, 2013 at the Callaway hospital.

He was born to Julius and Koneta Duddy Peterson on August 13, 1927 in Cheyenne County, Colo. He grew up on the ranch with sister Glaida and brothers Allen and Norman. Merle attended first through eighth grade at Mount Pearl, graduating from Kit Carson High School 1945. He worked for the Collins Ranch.

In 1950 Merle was drafted by the Army. As a Sergeant First Class he endured icy combat conditions. Too long in freezing fox holes led to artificial hips that would distinctively define his gait as he own. The front line he was commanding left their trench to attend Sunday Service. While they were at the service, their trench was heavily fired upon. A private had left his Bible in the fox hole and when they returned the Bible was lying open and unharmed while everything else was destroyed.

Merle wed Imogene Chronsiter on September 19, 1954. They ranched and farmed. A daughter, Lana and son Laning were born.

Merle served at a Colorado State Brand Inspector retiring in the late 70s.

On June 17, 1970 Merle wed Ruth Jordan in Brookings S.D. To this union were two sons and a daughter, the late Lynn, the late Amy Peterson Stapleman, and son Jay. The family lived in Wray, Colo., running a restaurant and ranching.

In 1985 the family set roots in Taylor, Neb., where Merle worked at local feedlots, sale barns, and ranches. He took pride in being able to keep 100 head of cows until 2002 when he permanently downsized. He also served as the Veterans Service Officer and the Weed Superintendent for Loup County until the mid 1990s. Merle and Ruth moved to Broken Bow’s Off Broadway Assisted Living in the fall of 2010.

He was his children’s biggest encourager whether it was school, mechanics or starting a colt. He always had a story to tell and a smile to give.

He is survived by daughter Lana (Terry) Brown, son Laning, both of Eads, Colo., Jay (Peggy) Peterson of Stapleton, Neb., grandsons Wyatt and Bailey Stapleman of Fairfield, Neb., and Rate Peterson of Stapleton, Neb.; sister Glaida Craven, Kit Carson, Colo.; brother Norman Peterson and wife Margaret, Eaton, Colo.; sister-in-law Carole Jordan, Ivanhoe Minn.; many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, children Lynn and Amy, brother Allen and wife Bonita, brothers-in-law Red Craven and Raymond Jordan. ❖

Herman Emil Enderson

Herman Emil Enderson, 91, of Greeley, Colo., passed away February 2, 2013 at Hospice of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

He was born June 2, 1921 in Genoa, Colo., to Mattias and Alice (Johnson) Enderson. The family moved to Almena, Kan., when he was young and he attended school there through seventh grade. He went to eighth grade at Prairie View School at Flagler, Colo., then ninth and 10th grades at Sunny Slope School, and 11th grade was at Lincoln School. These were country schools near Arriba, Colo.

On September 30, 1942, Herman married Evelyn Peterson in Longmont, Colo. He served for four years in the United States Navy and Coast Guard during World War II.

Herman was a farmer/rancher in three states— Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming—and enjoyed camping, fishing and polka music. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Longmont, Colo., VFW Post #6624 in Evans, Colo., American Legion in Longmont, Colo., Good Sam’s Club, and the Pawnee Grazing Association.

He is survived by his four children, Carolyn (Ken) Ragsdale of Grover, Colo., Larry (Carol) Enderson of Cheyenne, Wyo., Peggy (David) Sorensen of Greeley, Colo., and Keith Enderson of Keota, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ivan (Esther “Pauli”) Enderson of Arriba, Colo.; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, one sister, one daughter, and one grandson.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Longmont, Colo.

Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Colo.

Condolences may be made to the family at ❖


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