Rocky Mountain Obituaries 5-6-13
Fredrick John Fangmeier
Fred John Fangmeier, 47, of Kersey, Colo., passed away April 29, 2013.
He was born in Fort Collins, Colo., on October 30, 1965 to Fredrick Vernon and Linda Ann (Hodgson) Fangmeier.
Fred graduated in 1984 from Platte Valley High School.
He worked for High Plains Power and Control, Duke Energy and most recently for Electrical Systems Professionals Inc. (ESPI).
He was a member of the IBEW Local No. 68. He enjoyed going to the sand dunes, camping, riding four wheelers, jet skiing, and branding and working cows.
He is survived by his sons Nik and Mitch Fangmeier and their mother Debbie Fangmeier; his parents Fred and Linda Fangmeier; sisters Sandy (John) Rethage and Ginger (Rich) Schmidt; grandson Ryker; nieces and nephews TJ, Nicole (Cody), Corey, Joe (Lindsey), Dalton and Derian; and great nieces Avery and Madison; his dogs, Maverik and Charlie; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Memorial services were held May 3, 2013 at the Kersey Community Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fred’s sons, Nik or Mitch Fangmeier in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, Colo., 80631.
Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at. ❖
Glen L. Hill
Glen L. Hill, 75, of Eaton, Colo., passed away April 24, 2013 at his home in rural Eaton, Colo.
He was born January 10, 1938 at Pretty Prairie, Kan., to George and Elsie Hill.
Glen attended school in rural Nickerson, Kan., until the family moved to a farm near Joes, Colo., in 1947 where he continued his education.
In 1956 he married Hazel Cox, his high school sweetheart. They lived many places in Colorado, moving from Aurora, to Cope, Fort Morgan, Greeley and finally to the Galeton Area.
Glen was a mechanic all of his life and operated the Galeton Garage for 40 years. He enjoyed repairing the vehicles for the farmers and neighbors in the community. He was a volunteer fireman and served on the fire board and sanitation board.
Glen was very courageous in his long fight against colon cancer that took his life. He will be remembered as a loving family man and a Christian. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Greeley, Colo.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; sons, Roger (Sheryl), Dale (Lori), Larry (Kathy); daughter, Glenna (Saul) Madrid; brothers, Keith (Elsie) of Eaton, Colo., Wayne (Amy) of South Dakota, Dean (Phyllis), Roy (June) of Cope, Colo., Harold (Wanda) of Texas, Darrell (Connie) of Briggsdale, Colo., Gary (Jackie) of Kirk, Colo.; sisters, Rosetta Zimmerman of Greeley, Colo., Nita (Paul) Phillips of Yuma, Colo., Mary (Herb) Davidson of Greeley, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law; numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.
Memorial services were held April 29, 2013 at First Assembly of God in Greeley, Colo.
Interment was at Eaton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to “Hospice of Northern Colorado” in care of Adamson’s Funeral and Cremation, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.
Condolences can be sent to the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com. ❖
Pearl E. Cope
Pearl E. Cope, 96, of Wellington, Colo., passed away May 1, 2013.
She was born October 1, 1916 to Samuel (SH) and Della Sophia (Keller) Griffith in Abarr, Colo., in Yuma County.
She graduated from Loveland High School in 1935.
Pearl married Clarence Cope in Kimball, Neb., on November 7, 1940. They lived in Loveland, Fort Collins and then Wellington, Colo.
She was a full-time mom and homemaker who loved her family.
She enjoyed her garden, reading and Bible study, tending house plants and her many friendships. She is fondly remembered for the many Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls she made for her grandkids.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Amos Rydell of Fort Collins, Colo., Gary Cope of Wellington, Colo., Verna Allgeier of Brighton, Colo., Alberta Powers of Wellington, Colo., and her brother Hunter Griffith of Sheridan, Wyo.; her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, sister Reba Benson, brother Ike Griffith and great-granddaughter Lisa Anders.
Memorial services will be held May 7, 2013 at Peace Community Church in Windsor, Colo.
Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pearl Cope Memorial % Marks Funeral and Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Drive, Windsor, Colo., 80550.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.MarksFuneralservice.com. ❖
Earl Leroy Sullivan
Earl Leroy Sullivan, 91, of Fort Morgan, Colo., passed away April 22, 2013.
He was born to David and Alice Sullivan on June 4, 1921, in Rifle, Colo.
Earl had two brothers, Harley and Arthur, and six sisters, Mildred McGraw, Delores Hatcher, Zella Rae Warehime, Irene Long, Florence Falk and Geneave Duncan.
He grew up in Rifle, Colo., until he attended Mesa Junior College in Grand Junction, Colo. During college, he worked at the Farr Bean Company.
In December 1942, he joined the Marine Corp, stationed out of California, and fought in Iwo Jima. He then returned to Brush, Colo., in January 1946.
On May 5, 1946, he married the love of his life, Ernestine Knox. They were blessed with three children, Stella (Carlson), Ernest and Veryl.
Earl was a longtime schoolteacher and taught for 21 years in Sunny Dale, Prospect Valley, Walden and Fort Morgan from 1958 until December 1975. In 1976, he purchased his dream ranch in Deaver, Wyo., where he raised cattle and seed beans for a living.
Earl was a lifelong sports enthusiast, champion bowler, and an avid photographer. As a passionate traveler, Earl was able to experience many domestic and foreign locales between his military service and travel with his wife and family.
He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years; his three children; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services celebrating Earl’s life were held April 27, 2013 at the Heer Mortuary Chapel in Fort Morgan, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made in Earl’s name to the Widow’s Bereavement account at Community Banks of Colorado, 3635 23rd Ave., Evans, Colo., 80620, or to the Wounded Warrior Project. ❖
Dewey Elvin Ellis
Dewey Elvin Ellis, 85, of Loveland, Colo., passed away April 27, 2013 at Good Samaritan Village, after a long illness.
He was born June 16, 1927, to Thomas Dewey Ellis and Beatrice Evelyn (Eubank) Ellis in Julesburg, Colo.
After graduating from Johnstown High School, he joined the Navy, and served on the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier, which he considered one of the highlights of his life. He enjoyed the company of other WWII veterans. He attended Colorado State University (Aggies) for two years after his Navy service.
Dewey married Sonja Sundstrom, from Lulea, Sweden, in October 1951 in Denver, Colo. The couple lived in the Boulder-Longmont, Colo., area for over 60 years. Dewey worked briefly for the Union Pacific Railroad, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He then worked for various dairies before joining IBM in 1969, when the company opened its Boulder facility. After he retired from IBM, Dewey moved with Sonja to a house overlooking a lake in Loveland, Colo.
Dewey came from pioneer stock and respected the land, animals and people of the West. Always donned in western attire — his favorite Stetson hats, cowboy boots and bolo ties — family and friends mattered most to him. Those who knew Dewey considered him one of the kindest people on earth. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hike, fish and hunt. In his gentle way, Dewey encouraged everyone to appreciate and preserve the beauty of our natural surroundings and resources.
Dewey will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sonja L. Ellis; two daughters, Gina Rhoads and her husband, Tim Rhoads of Longmont, Colo., and Lisa Ellis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Thomas Ellis of Greeley, Colo.; three grandchildren, Jessica Duncan, Luke Rhoads and Luke Ellis Blong; three nieces; and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Dorothy Jean Lingelbach of Omaha, Neb.
Memorial services in celebration of his life will be held May 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. , at Ryssby Church, 9000 N. 63rd St., Longmont, Colo., 80503.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loveland Good Samaritan or Halcyon Hospice, c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln St., Loveland, Colo., 80538. ❖
Theodore “Ted” P. Nelson
Theodore “Ted” P. Nelson, 88, of Laramie, Wyo., passed away April 17,2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 8, 1924 in Laramie, Wyo., the son of Norman and Kathrine (Montgomery) Nelson.
He received his schooling in McFadden graduating from McFadden High School in May 1943.
In August 1943 he entered the U.S. Army serving in Co. 222 Infantry Rainbow Division and in 1944 he was transferred to the paratroopers, qualifying as a trooper, and was discharged in 1946.
He returned to Rock River where he started the Brown and Nelson Company with Clarence Brown in 1946.
He married Elaine Cuthill August 11, 1953 in Laramie, Wyo.
In the 1960s the Brown and Nelson Company was divided and Ted and Elaine started Rancher Supply which they operated until 2003 when they retired, building a home in Laramie, Wyo., where they lived.
In Ted’s early years he enjoyed motorcycles, basketball, woodworking, hunting and fishing. During the years his hobbies included water skiing, snowmobiling and dancing at the North Albany Community Club. In Rock River he was active in the community, serving on the Rock River School Board Dist. No. 5, serving on the Rock River Council and also as mayor, a strong supporter of Albany County and Carbon County 4-H and FFA livestock sale.
In his retirement he played in the cribbage league in Laramie, Wyo., helped friends in the hay field in the summers and he always enjoyed operating any type of machinery all his life.
He is survived by his children, Bruce Nelson and his wife Sharyl of Arcadia, Okla.; Kathy Surber and her husband Dwain of Belfry, Mont., and Mark Nelson and his wife Ardyce of Vancouver, Wash.; a sister Shirley Powell of Sparks, Nev.; four grandchildren, Suzanne Hunt of Big Fork, Mont.; Eric Nelson of Newport Beach, Calif.; Craig Nelson of Pendleton, Ore., and Michelle Nelson of Spokane, Wash.; two great-grandchildren Alexander Surber and Kasandra Kero both of Big Forks, Mont.; and a sister-in-law Helen Smith of Laramie, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elaine and a sister Norman Coffeen.
Memorial services were held May 3, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Laramie, Wyo.
Inurnment followed in Green Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock River Baptist Church. ❖