Rocky Mountain Obituaries 7-9-12
July 9, 2012
Gene Inloes, 77, of Greeley, Colo., passed away June 28, 2012.
He was born in Lander, Wyo., on November 3, 1934, to Winifred Estey Inloes and Donald H. Inloes.
He graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School, and was active in farming and ranching with his father and raised steers as a 4-H project. He entered the University of Wyoming following graduation from high school and received a degree in Animal Husbandry supporting himself by working at the University Stock Farm (dairy and beef) and an ROTC scholarship. He was a member of the University Livestock Judging Team.
Gene served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. Following his stint with the Army, he returned to the University of Wyoming earning a Master’s Degree in Animal Breeding. He went to work as the Assistant Extension Agent in Carbon County (Rawlins) in 1961. In 1963, he became the Extension Agent in Sublette County (Pinedale). He began his career as Extension Livestock Agent in Weld County in 1969 and retired in 1996.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association and Cowboy Joe Club, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Colorado County Agents Association, National County Agents Association, Weld County Livestock Association (honorary member), Colorado Simmental Association (honorary member), American Angus Association (true friend), and T-Bone Club.
He received several awards during his career including Outstanding Community Service (Sublette County), State of Colorado Beef Board Award, Professional Excellence Award for Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alton Scofield Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Gamma Rho Jerry Litton Award, and the National Western Stock Show Stow Witwer Memorial Award.
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He coached 4-H livestock judging teams for 35 years, retired, and returned to coaching again in 2006, averaging 35 4-H members per year. During those years, he had many youngsters that were members of the state champion teams, and the 2006 team competed internationally in Scotland. The 2012 team won the Colorado State Judging Contest the day prior to his becoming ill. Many of these young people continued on to college majoring in some area of agriculture and served on college judging teams. He was a “teacher” and a “mentor.” He also judged numerous county fairs and livestock shows.
He worked at the National Western Stock Show for 30 years as Superintendent in the Yards. He was Test Manager for the Weld County Livestock Association Feedlot and Carcass Test, and Show Manager of the Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo.
He loved football, especially college football, and he was devoted to the University of Wyoming Cowboys – win or lose. He attended several bowl games. He would sit through blizzards, rain, extreme cold or extreme heat, high winds, or a perfect fall afternoon to watch a game. He loved to talk about football and could remember in great detail all the great plays and wins.
He married Georgia Hambrick on January 1, 1954, while attending the University of Wyoming. They had two children and later divorced. He married Sharon Heiden Patterson on March 17, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Terri Inloes and her husband Dean Williams of Palmer Lake, Colo.; son, Scott Inloes and his wife Wendi of Greeley, Colo.; four granddaughters, Abbi Inloes-Kelly, Codi Inloes-Williams, Paige Inloes, and Shelbe Inloes; nephew, David Inloes of Philadelphia; extended Heiden family, Lorrie, Lois, Jay, Shelli, Brendan, Brittany, Jessica, Rachel, and Jailee of Severance, Colo., and Fort Collins, Colo.; and his buddy and constant companion, Maddie the Dachshund.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Pastor Don Inloes.
Memorial services were held July 2, 2012 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greeley, Colo.
Interment followed at Eaton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or the Weld County 4-H Foundation/Livestock Judging Program in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.
Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.AdamsonChapels.com.
Sylvia Estella Libsack, 80, of Greeley, Colo., passed away June 30, 2012 at Bonell Good Samaritan in Greeley, Colo.
Sylvia, the youngest of 16 children, was born on June 12, 1932 in Russell, Kan., to Fred and Mary (Risig) Keil.
She married Lloyd Libsack in March of 1952.
Sylvia and her family moved to Greeley, Colo., when she was 1-year-old. She attended public school in Greeley, graduating from Greeley High School in 1950.
She and Lloyd farmed and ran a dairy for many years before moving southeast of LaSalle, Colo., where they lived and continued to farm until they retired and moved back to Greeley, Colo., in 1994.
Sylvia enjoyed working alongside her husband, gardening and canning but her greatest joy was having her family gather for occasions and to share a meal with them.
She is survived by her children, Cindy (Larry) Wakeman of Greeley, Colo., Lorie (David) Lengel of Douglas, Wyo., and Tim Libsack of LaSalle, Colo.; grandchildren, Jeff Wakeman, Keri (Derek) Edberg, Eddie Lengel, Michelle (Justin) Harshman and Joe Lengel; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Luke Edberg, and Alek and Delanie Harshman; and siblings, Mildred, Albert, Ralph, Ruth and Helen.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd in 2010, her parents, and siblings Minnie (as an infant), Rueben, Martha, Rachel, John, Paul, Robert, Carl, Delmar and Wilbur.
Memorial services were held July 5, 2012 at Linn Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children of Sylvia Libsack in care of Tim Libsack, P.O. Box 455, LaSalle, Colo., 80645.
Gene Loda Love, 82, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away June 28, 2012, at home.
He was the son of Loda and Lola Love and was born June 14, 1930, in Greeley, Colo.
Gene, one of eight children, grew up working on family farms in the Greeley, Colo., area where he attended school and later graduated in 1948. After graduation, he began work as a farm equipment mechanic and salesman for the Garnsey Wheeler Motor Co. of Greeley, Colo., and shortly thereafter married his high school sweetheart, Margie Ray, also of Greeley, Colo., on June 26, 1949.
The Loves moved to Midland, Texas, in 1955 with their three children as owners and operators of an A&W Root Beer stand. Gene remained in the restaurant business until 1980. During that time, he operated several other restaurants; most noteworthy of these was Love’s Burger Train. It was a favorite among the local teenagers for great food and as a fun place to hang out with friends. It was also a place that helped to instill good work ethics in the many kids who worked with him. As a restaurateur, Gene was president of the Permian Basin Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association for several years and was voted Restaurateur of the Year in 1968.
Immediately after leaving the restaurant business, he built two dome houses; one for himself and one for a customer. Afterward, as a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and Life member of the National Rifle Association, he managed a shotgun range for the Midland Shooters Association and another gun club until 1990 when he and Margie moved to California so he could manage a wholesale firearms business. Three years later, in 1993, they moved back to Colorado where he became a partner in a composting business.
In 2005, Gene retired and he and Margie returned to Midland, Texas, to pursue his love of farming on a small 10-acre farm northeast of Midland, Texas. Due to Gene’s failing health, they moved to Amarillo, Texas, in May of this year.
Gene was a loving husband and father who enjoyed life and meeting new people. He never knew a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need, whether it was a fence that needed mending or an engine that needed to be overhauled, he was there. The outdoors was his second home where he loved to fly as a pilot of single engine aircraft, quail hunt, fish, shoot trap, coach little league baseball, garden and cook. He will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Margie; son, Michael; daughters, Patricia Love Watson and Debra Love Gaines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.
Memorial services were held July 7, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or to the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences can be made at NPWelch.com.
Barbara Glea Weathered, 80, of Loveland, Colo., passed away June 27, 2012.
Barbara Glea Weathered was born October 3, 1932, in Norwich, Kan., to Charles and Mattie Weathered, the sixth of seven children.
Barbara graduated from Norwich High School and then attended Kansas State University and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Kansas.
She married Dr. Nelson Bachus on June 9, 1956. They moved to Bremerton, Wash., where Nelson served his internship and Barbara worked as a registered nurse at the local hospital. In 1957 they were transferred to Great Lakes Naval Training Station and in April 1958 a son, Kevin Eugene was born. In December 1959 another son, Kent Nelson was born. Following transfers to several navy duty stations, they moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1964 where Nelson began private practice. Barbara remained at home to care for Kevin and Kent and also worked as needed in the office. Later they worked together in the operating room where Barbara was a valued member of the surgical team.
Barbara loved to quilt and do a variety of different handwork projects, including crocheting, knitting, cross stitch and her favorite, hardanger. She was an accomplished china painter, photographer and fly fisher. She enjoyed travel and traveled many times to Europe and as well as China, Africa, Antarctica, the Arctic, Galapagos., Australia, and New Zealand and all 50 states.
Her greatest love however was to spend time with family, enjoying quiet time with Nelson, skiing with the family, holidays with Kevin and wife, Vaundeen, Kent and wife, Phyllis or special vacations with grandchildren Katrina and Jacinda.
She is survived by her husband, Nelson; children, Kevin and wife, Vaundeen, Kent and wife, Phyllis; grandchildren, Katrina and Jacinda; brother, John Weathered and sisters, Marie Weathered, Fern Tilson, Martha Christiansen and Mary Simpson.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 3920 S Shields St., Ft. Collins, Colo. A Private inurnment will be held at Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Faith Evangelical Free Church, the local Parkinson’s support group or the charity of your choice in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colo., 80524.
Michael John “Mike” Hoff, 60, of Kersey, Colo., passed away May 25, 2012, at North Colorado Medical Center.
He was born December 23, 1951 in Greeley, Colo., to Orville John and Shirley May (Rein) Hoff.
Mike grew up in the Kuner, Colo., and Kersey, Colo., areas. He worked on the family dairy farm until 1966, when the family moved to Greeley, Colo. He graduated from Greeley Central High School in 1969.
After graduation he worked in construction and later worked in the livestock business. He also had helped his father farm at Kanorado, Kan.
He loved working with cattle and was active in 4-H activities, in his younger years. He also loved llamas and was especially fond of his dogs. Mike enjoyed professional wrestling, football, and reading many types of books, especially science fiction.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Rein of Kersey, Colo.; two brothers, Doug Hoff (Peggy) of Greeley, Colo., and Rich Hoff (Beth) of Oakley, Kan; two nieces, Amy Hoff and Lindsay Hoff, both of Wichita, Kan; two nephews, Greg Hoff (Michelle) of Greeley, Colo., and Shawn Hoff (Justine) of Eaton, Colo.; and three great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Donald O. Hoff.
Private family services were held.
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Florence L. Williams, 85, of Longmont passed away June 30, 2012 at Berthoud Living Center.
She was born July 20, 1926 in Plains, Kan., to Ernest and Edna (Parris) White.
Florence was raised in the Boulder County area. She married Milo J. Williams on October 14, 1944 in Ft. Smith Arkansas.
Florence was a homemaker; she enjoyed needlework, making many heirloom quality items for family and friends. Florence supported her daughters in their activities including 4-H and Girl Scouts. Family and children were the anchor of her life.
Florence is survived by three daughters; JackieLynn McComas and husband Billie of Salida, Colo., Jalane Williams and friend Jim Stanoff of Longmont, Colo., and Jodie Eggerling and husband Brian of Lyons, Colo., a brother Pete White of Washington, a sister Raylene Deeter and husband Jim of Longmont, Colo., eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Milo Williams Jr., a brother Russell White, and her husband Milo in 2010.
Memorial service were held July 5, 2012 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Green Mountain Cemetery, in Boulder, Colo.
Jerry Dean Lee, 52, of Laramie, Wyo., passed away June 19, 2012, at his home.
He was born May 6, 1960, to Dean and Alberta (Williams) Lee. He grew up in Stove Prairie, Colo., with his sister, Diana and brother Tom.
Jerry graduated in 1978 from Poudre High School, the same year he won the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association team roping title. A few other accomplishments under his belt included the Wyoming Steer Roping Association’s Rookie Steer Roping Champion in 1994 and being a participant in the exclusive Cheyenne Frontier Days for two years in the steer roping event. That wasn’t his only time spent at Frontier Days, as he worked there for 10 years sorting cattle in chute number nine. He was a brand inspector for the Rock River and Cheyenne areas.
In 1980, Jerry married Pamela Becker. They later divorced but still remained friends.
He is survived by his mother, Alberta Lee of Fort Collins, Colo.; his brother Tom of Laramie, Wyo.; his adored nephews Sam and Wyatt; sister Diana Morris and husband Bill Morris of Butte, Mont.; beloved niece Nadean Morris of Butte, Mon.; and his very special friend Jeannie Kincaid of Cheyenne, Wyo.
He is preceded in death by his father Dean Lee.
Memorial services were held June 30, 2012 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Laramie, Wyo.
Graveside services were held July 3, 2012 in Fort Collins, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Jerry’s name.
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