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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 6-13-11

Loren Lee Whitmore, 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away June 1, 2011.

He and his twin brother Doren Dee Whitmore were born to parents Floyd and Vic (Hughes) Whitmore at the family farmhouse near Burlington, Colo., on September 4, 1934. The Whitmore twins were raised in an agricultural setting where faith, family and hard work were values lived on a daily basis. Along with farming, the Whitmores raised quarter horses and other livestock. Later in life, Loren would have to leave the family farming and ranching operations to his brother as his asthma would not allow him to complete daily farming duties.

Loren was active in a variety of organizations throughout his youthful years in Burlington, Colo. He played sports for the Burlington Cougars and was a member of the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He exhibited cattle at the local county fair.

After high school graduation Loren enrolled at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colo., where he studied Agricultural Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and since the university changed names while he was attending he had the choice of names on his diploma. Always a progressive minded individual, Loren chose Colorado State University. He secured his first teaching position in Otis, Colo., in 1959 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. It was there he met and married his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy.

In 1967 Loren received his Master’s Degree from CSU and the young Whitmore family moved to Haxtun, Colo. It was there where the couple’s children, Troy and Andrea, were raised and educated. The family became very active in Haxtun, Colo., civic and school activities. The family purchased an acreage in the early 1970s which allowed 4-H and FFA livestock projects for Troy and Andrea. Livestock exhibiting was a passion for the family for many years and they took particular pride in their Suffolk sheep flock. Loren taught in Haxtun, Colo., for 23 years. He retired in 1989. Loren and Judy moved to their current residence in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993.

During his 31-year teaching career Loren exhibited a strong passion for all students-not just the “star pupils.” He was truly a champion of the underdog and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring students who in his own words were “diamonds in the rough.” Loren was a disciplined, structured and competitive educator. His students were always thoroughly prepared to excel in judging contests, speech events and parliamentary procedure. He was one tough little educator with a huge heart for his students. Loren was respected by his peers and took great pride in mentoring student teachers from CSU for many years.

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Loren enjoyed a long and eventful retirement. He became a professional speaker known as the Attitude Adjuster and entertained agricultural groups in the region for nearly a decade. His other retirement passion was antique tractor pulling. With the help of friends and family members he restored three tractors and the very competitive and successful Itty Bitty Pulling Team was formed. With the assistance of his nephew Doug Plant, Loren restored a 1937 Ford pick-up which won numerous prizes at car shows in northern Colorado. Loren held several part-time jobs during retirement and kept busy tinkering in his garage on numerous projects.

He was a life-time member of the Colorado State University Alumni Association, former member of the CSU Ram club and an avid CSU Ram booster. He loved the Denver Broncos and never missed watching a game.

Loren Whitmore was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren. Loren will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; his son Troy, spouse Laura and their son Chase of Brighton, Colo.; his daughter Andrea Andersen, spouse Tim and their daughter Madison of Limon, Colo.; his twin brother and best­ friend Doren of Burlington, Colo., and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2011 at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Hasty, Colo., 81044 in Loren’s memory or may be dropped off at Brown & Latimer Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Friends may visit http://www.Brownfuneraldirectors.com and leave a notice of condolence.

Loren Lee Whitmore, 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away June 1, 2011.

He and his twin brother Doren Dee Whitmore were born to parents Floyd and Vic (Hughes) Whitmore at the family farmhouse near Burlington, Colo., on September 4, 1934. The Whitmore twins were raised in an agricultural setting where faith, family and hard work were values lived on a daily basis. Along with farming, the Whitmores raised quarter horses and other livestock. Later in life, Loren would have to leave the family farming and ranching operations to his brother as his asthma would not allow him to complete daily farming duties.

Loren was active in a variety of organizations throughout his youthful years in Burlington, Colo. He played sports for the Burlington Cougars and was a member of the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He exhibited cattle at the local county fair.

After high school graduation Loren enrolled at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colo., where he studied Agricultural Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and since the university changed names while he was attending he had the choice of names on his diploma. Always a progressive minded individual, Loren chose Colorado State University. He secured his first teaching position in Otis, Colo., in 1959 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. It was there he met and married his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy.

In 1967 Loren received his Master’s Degree from CSU and the young Whitmore family moved to Haxtun, Colo. It was there where the couple’s children, Troy and Andrea, were raised and educated. The family became very active in Haxtun, Colo., civic and school activities. The family purchased an acreage in the early 1970s which allowed 4-H and FFA livestock projects for Troy and Andrea. Livestock exhibiting was a passion for the family for many years and they took particular pride in their Suffolk sheep flock. Loren taught in Haxtun, Colo., for 23 years. He retired in 1989. Loren and Judy moved to their current residence in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993.

During his 31-year teaching career Loren exhibited a strong passion for all students-not just the “star pupils.” He was truly a champion of the underdog and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring students who in his own words were “diamonds in the rough.” Loren was a disciplined, structured and competitive educator. His students were always thoroughly prepared to excel in judging contests, speech events and parliamentary procedure. He was one tough little educator with a huge heart for his students. Loren was respected by his peers and took great pride in mentoring student teachers from CSU for many years.

Loren enjoyed a long and eventful retirement. He became a professional speaker known as the Attitude Adjuster and entertained agricultural groups in the region for nearly a decade. His other retirement passion was antique tractor pulling. With the help of friends and family members he restored three tractors and the very competitive and successful Itty Bitty Pulling Team was formed. With the assistance of his nephew Doug Plant, Loren restored a 1937 Ford pick-up which won numerous prizes at car shows in northern Colorado. Loren held several part-time jobs during retirement and kept busy tinkering in his garage on numerous projects.

He was a life-time member of the Colorado State University Alumni Association, former member of the CSU Ram club and an avid CSU Ram booster. He loved the Denver Broncos and never missed watching a game.

Loren Whitmore was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren. Loren will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; his son Troy, spouse Laura and their son Chase of Brighton, Colo.; his daughter Andrea Andersen, spouse Tim and their daughter Madison of Limon, Colo.; his twin brother and best­ friend Doren of Burlington, Colo., and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2011 at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Hasty, Colo., 81044 in Loren’s memory or may be dropped off at Brown & Latimer Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Friends may visit http://www.Brownfuneraldirectors.com and leave a notice of condolence.

Loren Lee Whitmore, 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away June 1, 2011.

He and his twin brother Doren Dee Whitmore were born to parents Floyd and Vic (Hughes) Whitmore at the family farmhouse near Burlington, Colo., on September 4, 1934. The Whitmore twins were raised in an agricultural setting where faith, family and hard work were values lived on a daily basis. Along with farming, the Whitmores raised quarter horses and other livestock. Later in life, Loren would have to leave the family farming and ranching operations to his brother as his asthma would not allow him to complete daily farming duties.

Loren was active in a variety of organizations throughout his youthful years in Burlington, Colo. He played sports for the Burlington Cougars and was a member of the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He exhibited cattle at the local county fair.

After high school graduation Loren enrolled at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colo., where he studied Agricultural Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and since the university changed names while he was attending he had the choice of names on his diploma. Always a progressive minded individual, Loren chose Colorado State University. He secured his first teaching position in Otis, Colo., in 1959 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. It was there he met and married his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy.

In 1967 Loren received his Master’s Degree from CSU and the young Whitmore family moved to Haxtun, Colo. It was there where the couple’s children, Troy and Andrea, were raised and educated. The family became very active in Haxtun, Colo., civic and school activities. The family purchased an acreage in the early 1970s which allowed 4-H and FFA livestock projects for Troy and Andrea. Livestock exhibiting was a passion for the family for many years and they took particular pride in their Suffolk sheep flock. Loren taught in Haxtun, Colo., for 23 years. He retired in 1989. Loren and Judy moved to their current residence in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993.

During his 31-year teaching career Loren exhibited a strong passion for all students-not just the “star pupils.” He was truly a champion of the underdog and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring students who in his own words were “diamonds in the rough.” Loren was a disciplined, structured and competitive educator. His students were always thoroughly prepared to excel in judging contests, speech events and parliamentary procedure. He was one tough little educator with a huge heart for his students. Loren was respected by his peers and took great pride in mentoring student teachers from CSU for many years.

Loren enjoyed a long and eventful retirement. He became a professional speaker known as the Attitude Adjuster and entertained agricultural groups in the region for nearly a decade. His other retirement passion was antique tractor pulling. With the help of friends and family members he restored three tractors and the very competitive and successful Itty Bitty Pulling Team was formed. With the assistance of his nephew Doug Plant, Loren restored a 1937 Ford pick-up which won numerous prizes at car shows in northern Colorado. Loren held several part-time jobs during retirement and kept busy tinkering in his garage on numerous projects.

He was a life-time member of the Colorado State University Alumni Association, former member of the CSU Ram club and an avid CSU Ram booster. He loved the Denver Broncos and never missed watching a game.

Loren Whitmore was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren. Loren will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; his son Troy, spouse Laura and their son Chase of Brighton, Colo.; his daughter Andrea Andersen, spouse Tim and their daughter Madison of Limon, Colo.; his twin brother and best­ friend Doren of Burlington, Colo., and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2011 at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Hasty, Colo., 81044 in Loren’s memory or may be dropped off at Brown & Latimer Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Friends may visit http://www.Brownfuneraldirectors.com and leave a notice of condolence.

Loren Lee Whitmore, 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away June 1, 2011.

He and his twin brother Doren Dee Whitmore were born to parents Floyd and Vic (Hughes) Whitmore at the family farmhouse near Burlington, Colo., on September 4, 1934. The Whitmore twins were raised in an agricultural setting where faith, family and hard work were values lived on a daily basis. Along with farming, the Whitmores raised quarter horses and other livestock. Later in life, Loren would have to leave the family farming and ranching operations to his brother as his asthma would not allow him to complete daily farming duties.

Loren was active in a variety of organizations throughout his youthful years in Burlington, Colo. He played sports for the Burlington Cougars and was a member of the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He exhibited cattle at the local county fair.

After high school graduation Loren enrolled at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colo., where he studied Agricultural Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and since the university changed names while he was attending he had the choice of names on his diploma. Always a progressive minded individual, Loren chose Colorado State University. He secured his first teaching position in Otis, Colo., in 1959 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. It was there he met and married his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy.

In 1967 Loren received his Master’s Degree from CSU and the young Whitmore family moved to Haxtun, Colo. It was there where the couple’s children, Troy and Andrea, were raised and educated. The family became very active in Haxtun, Colo., civic and school activities. The family purchased an acreage in the early 1970s which allowed 4-H and FFA livestock projects for Troy and Andrea. Livestock exhibiting was a passion for the family for many years and they took particular pride in their Suffolk sheep flock. Loren taught in Haxtun, Colo., for 23 years. He retired in 1989. Loren and Judy moved to their current residence in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993.

During his 31-year teaching career Loren exhibited a strong passion for all students-not just the “star pupils.” He was truly a champion of the underdog and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring students who in his own words were “diamonds in the rough.” Loren was a disciplined, structured and competitive educator. His students were always thoroughly prepared to excel in judging contests, speech events and parliamentary procedure. He was one tough little educator with a huge heart for his students. Loren was respected by his peers and took great pride in mentoring student teachers from CSU for many years.

Loren enjoyed a long and eventful retirement. He became a professional speaker known as the Attitude Adjuster and entertained agricultural groups in the region for nearly a decade. His other retirement passion was antique tractor pulling. With the help of friends and family members he restored three tractors and the very competitive and successful Itty Bitty Pulling Team was formed. With the assistance of his nephew Doug Plant, Loren restored a 1937 Ford pick-up which won numerous prizes at car shows in northern Colorado. Loren held several part-time jobs during retirement and kept busy tinkering in his garage on numerous projects.

He was a life-time member of the Colorado State University Alumni Association, former member of the CSU Ram club and an avid CSU Ram booster. He loved the Denver Broncos and never missed watching a game.

Loren Whitmore was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren. Loren will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; his son Troy, spouse Laura and their son Chase of Brighton, Colo.; his daughter Andrea Andersen, spouse Tim and their daughter Madison of Limon, Colo.; his twin brother and best­ friend Doren of Burlington, Colo., and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2011 at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Hasty, Colo., 81044 in Loren’s memory or may be dropped off at Brown & Latimer Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Friends may visit http://www.Brownfuneraldirectors.com and leave a notice of condolence.

Loren Lee Whitmore, 76, of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away June 1, 2011.

He and his twin brother Doren Dee Whitmore were born to parents Floyd and Vic (Hughes) Whitmore at the family farmhouse near Burlington, Colo., on September 4, 1934. The Whitmore twins were raised in an agricultural setting where faith, family and hard work were values lived on a daily basis. Along with farming, the Whitmores raised quarter horses and other livestock. Later in life, Loren would have to leave the family farming and ranching operations to his brother as his asthma would not allow him to complete daily farming duties.

Loren was active in a variety of organizations throughout his youthful years in Burlington, Colo. He played sports for the Burlington Cougars and was a member of the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He exhibited cattle at the local county fair.

After high school graduation Loren enrolled at Colorado A & M in Fort Collins, Colo., where he studied Agricultural Education. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1958 and since the university changed names while he was attending he had the choice of names on his diploma. Always a progressive minded individual, Loren chose Colorado State University. He secured his first teaching position in Otis, Colo., in 1959 as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. It was there he met and married his wife of nearly 51 years, Judy.

In 1967 Loren received his Master’s Degree from CSU and the young Whitmore family moved to Haxtun, Colo. It was there where the couple’s children, Troy and Andrea, were raised and educated. The family became very active in Haxtun, Colo., civic and school activities. The family purchased an acreage in the early 1970s which allowed 4-H and FFA livestock projects for Troy and Andrea. Livestock exhibiting was a passion for the family for many years and they took particular pride in their Suffolk sheep flock. Loren taught in Haxtun, Colo., for 23 years. He retired in 1989. Loren and Judy moved to their current residence in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1993.

During his 31-year teaching career Loren exhibited a strong passion for all students-not just the “star pupils.” He was truly a champion of the underdog and enjoyed the challenge of mentoring students who in his own words were “diamonds in the rough.” Loren was a disciplined, structured and competitive educator. His students were always thoroughly prepared to excel in judging contests, speech events and parliamentary procedure. He was one tough little educator with a huge heart for his students. Loren was respected by his peers and took great pride in mentoring student teachers from CSU for many years.

Loren enjoyed a long and eventful retirement. He became a professional speaker known as the Attitude Adjuster and entertained agricultural groups in the region for nearly a decade. His other retirement passion was antique tractor pulling. With the help of friends and family members he restored three tractors and the very competitive and successful Itty Bitty Pulling Team was formed. With the assistance of his nephew Doug Plant, Loren restored a 1937 Ford pick-up which won numerous prizes at car shows in northern Colorado. Loren held several part-time jobs during retirement and kept busy tinkering in his garage on numerous projects.

He was a life-time member of the Colorado State University Alumni Association, former member of the CSU Ram club and an avid CSU Ram booster. He loved the Denver Broncos and never missed watching a game.

Loren Whitmore was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was especially proud of his two grandchildren. Loren will be sorely missed by many.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Fort Collins, Colo.; his son Troy, spouse Laura and their son Chase of Brighton, Colo.; his daughter Andrea Andersen, spouse Tim and their daughter Madison of Limon, Colo.; his twin brother and best­ friend Doren of Burlington, Colo., and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2011 at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo.

Graveside services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Hasty, Colo., 81044 in Loren’s memory or may be dropped off at Brown & Latimer Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo.

Friends may visit http://www.Brownfuneraldirectors.com and leave a notice of condolence.