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Obituaries

  • Michael Darwin Young

    Michael Darwin Young was born on June 8, 1977, in Texas City, Texas, to John Michael Young and Joyce Ann French.

    He grew up in Texas City and Crosby, Texas. He attended CE King High School, where he was active in many student organizations, as well as being a photographer on the yearbook. He graduated on May 26, 1995. He attended Metropolitan State College of Denver. He participated in several drug treatment programs, which provided him a lot of support in recent years.

  • Eileen Downs-Jacobs, 67

    Eileen Downs-Jacobs, 67, died May 22, 2010, at Collier Hospice Center in Lakewood.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Owen “Jake” Jacobs, of Evergreen. Eileen was an educator for 35 years, a bookstore owner and most recently a well-known local artist.

    She was included in Who’s Who of American Women. She was also a member of the Evergreen Artists Association. Eileen was the daughter of the late John and Eileen Downs of Golden and the eldest sister of 10 siblings.

  • Clay C. Nelson, 35

    Clay C. Nelson passed away at his home in Evergreen on May 16, 2010. He was 35. His precious life began on May 28, 1974, in Denver.

    He graduated from Clear Creek High School with the class of 1992. He graduated from Red Rocks Community College, where he specialized in automotive technology. He was employed by Mobile Mechanics as a Subaru specialist for 15 years.

  • Eva Harriette Miller, 58

    Eva Harriette Miller, 58, passed away at her home on May 14, 2010, with her husband, Thomas Olney, by her side. She was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in August 2008. Her excellent physical shape throughout the years allowed her many extra months of life.

  • Herbert Emil Walker, 87

    Herbert Emil Walker, 87, went to the Lord on May 7, 2010, in Thornton.

    He was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Kansas City, Kan., and was the son of Nell Maxwell and Harold Wiley Walker. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Harold Maxwell Walker, Frank Charles Walker and Robert Hewit Walker.

  • Bonnie Jean Fellin, 81

    Bonnie Jean Fellin, 81, a 38-year resident of Evergreen, passed away after a long illness on Monday, May 3, 2010.

    A celebration of life reception will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at The Barn Chapel at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road.

    She is survived by her husband, Jack Fellin; sons Jeffrey (Pam) Fellin of Kansas and Michael (Kelly) Fellin of Arvada; daughter Trinket Fellin of Glenwood Springs; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Elsie Giles, 90

    Elsie Giles was born in Backus, Minn., on Jan. 27, 1920. She departed on April 15, 2010, and had resided in Evergreen.

    She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Malcolm R. Giles; daughters Jean M. Martine (Dr. Joan Kleczewski), Stephanie Hobbs (John) and Deborah Anderson-Shinsky (John); and sisters Irene Mowan, Wilma Duncan and Florence Hill. Aside from being an inspirational mother, Elsie was also a loving grandmother of eight and a doting great-grandmother of 19.

  • Warren Griffin, 62

    Warren Griffin, 62, of Evergreen passed away April 22, 2010.

    Warren is survived by his wife, Janie, whom he married on July 26, 1980 in Knoxville, Tenn. Warren is also survived by his son, Matthew; grandchildren McKenna and Maverick; sister Shellene (Jim) Haza; brother-in-law Tom (Kim) Sims; nephew Beau; nieces Ashley and Kari.

  • Linda Lee Marquis

    On March 26, 2010, former Evergreen resident Linda Lee Marquis passed into the light in Hawaii.

    Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Steve, and trusty dog, Pua.

    Linda and Steve lived in Evergreen in the 1990s and were cornerstones of the tennis community, making many friends while doing battle on the courts. Linda loved the outdoors as well as gardening and fine food and wine. At the time of her passing, Linda and Steve raised and sold exotic fruits and vegetables on their small farm, "Chez Marquis," above Kona on the big island of Hawaii.

  • Bud (Harold C.) Simon, 62

    Bud (Harold C.) Simon, 62, passed away on April 21, 2010, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. He left his wife, Shirley, daughter, Kelly, sister Arlene (Dave), one niece, three nephews, as well as many friends and business associates whose lives are richer for having known this kind and caring man with a quick sense of humor.

    Bud grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Michigan State University. He married Shirley Wetzel in 1972 and moved to Evergreen in 1978. Daughter Kelly was born in 1989.