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Obituaries

  • J. Weston Hamilton, 85

    J. Weston Hamilton of Evergreen passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 27, 2010.

    He is survived by his wife, Noni, of 61 years; his son John of Montana and family; and his daughter Candice of Evergreen and family.

    Wes was a loving husband and father, full of integrity, generosity and warmth — essentially, a gem of a man.

  • Fred H. Houghton Jr., 73

    Fred H. Houghton Jr. of Cedaredge died Dec. 25, 2009. He was 73.

    Mr. Houghton was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Arvada to Fred and Margaret (McFarland) Houghton Sr. He spent his childhood in Pleasant View in Golden.

    He joined the U.S. Marines Corps in December 1953. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

    Fred married Ann Gilbert on Aug. 4, 1957. They moved to Cedaredge in 1991.

  • Paul William Nagle, 46

    Paul William Nagle, 46, of Evergreen died on Dec. 19, 2009.

    Paul was born on Oct. 25, 1963. He was the son of Irene and William Nagle and the spouse of Rebecca S. Whalen. He was owner of Evergreen Earthworks.

    A service that had been scheduled for Feb. 6 at Christ the King Church in Evergreen has been canceled by Bill and Irene Nagle.

    No memorial donations are requested.

  • James E. Drennan, 83

    James Drennan of Conifer passed away Jan. 12, 2010, after a short illness.

    He was born in Salem, Ohio, on Nov. 21, 1926, and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute of Columbus, Ohio, and finished his career at Lockheed Martin.

    He loved Colorado from the time he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base during World War II and finally made his home in Conifer in 1980.

  • Jema Jean Kovar, 78

    A celebration of life for Jema Jean Kovar, 78, of Conifer will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Activation Ministry Center, 166 S. Lookout Mountain Road in Golden.

    To write a message of condolence to the family, visit www.EvergreenMemorialPark.com. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary.

     

  • Catherine M. ‘Kay’ Freeman Lee, 89

    Our beloved Mom, Catherine “Kay” Lee of Evergreen, passed away Jan. 19, 2010, in Idaho Springs.

    Kay was born on Feb. 16, 1920, to Mahlon and Catherine Freeman in Denver. Mom was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles (“Charlie” “Chuck”) Lee, whom she has longed to see since his death on Feb. 2, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her son, John Charles “Skip,” on Sept. 7, 2007.

  • Dennis Erik Markusson, 44

    Dennis Erik Markusson, 44, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2010, at home.

    Erik was born in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Evergreen High School. He attended the University of Denver, graduating magna cum laude in 1992 with a major in biological science. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

  • John Douglas Danvers, 62

    Born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 1, 1947, the son of Dorothy (Midge) and Max Danvers, John Douglas Danvers married Deborah Lynn Anderson on Aug. 28, 1971. He was baptized Nov. 23, 1998, in Evergreen and went to be with the Lord at home in Edmond, Okla., on Jan. 5, 2010, following complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 62 years old.

  • Larry Hagen, 72

    Larry Hagen, 72, of Evergreen passed away on Jan. 9, 2010.

    He was born in Westby, Wis., on Dec. 10, 1937. His family moved to Boulder in 1950, where Larry attended Boulder High School and the University of Colorado, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in finance and accounting.

    Larry received his CPA designation in 1965 after serving an internship with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. He enlisted in the Colorado Air National Guard at age 17 and retired after 21 years of service with the rank of major.

  • Les Barker, 88

    Les Barker, a longstanding and active resident of Evergreen, died of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 2, 2010. He was 88.

    Born in Detroit on Sept. 2, 1921, Les and his wife, Valda, moved to the Hiwan subdivision in Evergreen in 1987. After a brief sojourn in Tucson, Ariz., they moved to Rocky Mountain Estates in 2007. Les was a founding member of the Curmudgeons. For many years he also was an active member of the Mountain Area Democrats, the Hiwan Golf Club and the Evergreen Kiwanis Club.