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Obituaries

  • Jerry Parker, 1948-2010

    Gerald W. “Jerry” Parker was born in Rockford, Ill., in 1948, grew up in Illinois and moved to Denver in 1955. Jerry joined the Navy in 1967 and received an honorable discharge in 1971. He then moved to Wyoming and later to Bakersfield, Calif. He moved back to Idaho Springs in 1982 and then to Evergreen. He owned and operated Clear Creek Refrigeration from 1982 until his death, and always offered a welcoming and warm smile to anyone who met him.

    Jerry was an avid sportsman, playing softball and bowling, but his favorite pastime was being on the golf course.

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    • Deceased’s full name, age, city/state of residence, one former residence, date and place of death.

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  • Robert H. Brown, 73

    Robert H. Brown, 73, of Evergreen passed away March 16, 2010, of congestive heart failure at the Lutheran Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge.

    Born March 29, 1936, in Fort Collins to Henry and Dorothy Brown, he was a graduate of Eaton High School in Eaton and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he majored in aeronautical engineering. He was employed as an aeronautical engineer and retired from Martin Marietta Corp. after 32 years of service.

    He married Donna Johnson on July 1, 1961, in Billings, Mont.

  • Jody Ellis, 56

    Jody Ellis, an Evergreen resident for many years, was born Nov. 22, 1953, in Millbrook, N.Y. She passed away Dec. 9, 2009, in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

    Jody’s joyful spirit was revealed by the sparkle in her eyes. Her compassion, generosity and love of life touched the hearts of all who knew her. Her love truly knew no bounds, and she is greatly missed.

  • Harold E. Eyrich

    Former Evergreen resident Harold E. Eyrich passed away on Jan. 24, 2010.

    He was born on May 30, 1923, in Evanston, Ill. He was the only son of Harold R. Eyrich and Florence Howard Reckitt.

    He attended primary school in Evanston, Keystone, Belle Fourche and Custer, S.D.

  • Gay Gibbs

    Gay Gibbs of Indian Hills passed away on Feb. 19, 2010.

    She was the mother of David Gibbs and Loni Gaudet.

    She was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 20, 1943, the daughter of Barney and Jeanne Wein.

    A celebration of her life will be held in her garden at 1 p.m. June 6, at 4675 Hopi Road in Indian Hills.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League or any charity that benefits women surviving breast cancer.

     

  • Thomas Arthur McCasland, 69

    Thomas Arthur McCasland, 69, an Evergreen resident since 1969, passed away March 11, 2010.

    He is survived by his wife, Janice; children Steven (Cassandra), Michael and Julie; and grandchildren Austin, Conner and Wyatt.

    A celebration of life and open house were held March 20 at the family home. To write a message of condolence to the family, visit www.EvergreenMemorialPark.com.

    Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary.

     

  • Janet Lee Snobarger, 81

    Janet Lee Snobarger, 81, of Goshen, Ind., died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness.

    She was born in South Bend, Ind., on July 6, 1928, to Russell R. and June (McKee) Stahly. She married Richard D. Snobarger on March 13, 1948, in Elkhart, Ind. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1996.

  • Thomas Eugene Lines, 56

    Thomas Eugene Lines, 56, of Kittredge died March 6, 2010. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 11, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. There was cremation.

    Tom was born on Oct. 6, 1953, in Denver. He owned and operated Tom’s Auto Clinic in Kittredge for more than 20 years.

    Survivors include a daughter, Heather Lines; his mother, Jacque Lines; sisters Diane Kelly and Janice Lines; sister-in-law Ginny Sims; and stepsons Troy Phillips and Sean Argleben.

  • George F. Brewer

    George F. Brewer, a longtime resident of Colorado and member of the Colorado Hall of Fame, died March 8, 2010.

    He was born on May 16, 1927, in Fargo, N.D., and was raised in Menomonie, Wis. He graduated from the University of Colorado, where he was a four-year letterman on the ski team and a University of Colorado Living Legend.

    George served our country in the armed forces in both World War II and the Korean War.