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Obituaries

  • Larry Arthur Christenson, 63

    Morrison resident Larry Arthur Christenson died Dec. 18, 2008, at Swedish Hospital after a brief illness. He was 63.

    A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C.

  • Howard Lang Davis, 89

    Howard Lang Davis passed away at home in the early hours of Nov. 22, 2008.

    He was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Struthers, Ohio. He would have celebrated his 90th birthday this month.

    He began violin lessons at the age of 5. By the time he was in sixth grade, Howard played first violin in the high school orchestra. At the age of 16, he was offered a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Efrem Zimbalist Sr. However, by that time, he was also playing the alto sax, a jazz instrument he found more exciting.

  • Susan L. Kittredge, 62

    Susan Lorraine Kittredge, 62, died Dec. 2 at home in Kittredge after complications from a broken hip in July.

    She was born Feb. 24, 1946, in Denver and raised in Arvada when it was still a farming community. She was a graduate of Arvada High School. She lived in Kittredge for 35 years.

    Her parents were Ralph and Aldon Johnson.

    She loved animals. One day, as a preteen, she brought a calf home and said, “Mommy, can I keep him?” When a baby skunk wandered into the backyard, she made it her pet, much to the consternation of her parents and neighbors.

  • Alex ‘Al’ Holt, 72

    Al Holt died peacefully in his home on Dec. 2, 2008, after a two-year battle with cancer.

    Al was born on Feb. 13, 1936, in Romania to Frank and Magda Holt. He immigrated to the United States in 1949. Al actively served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and in the reserves from 1959 to 1964.

    He met the love of his life, Hanna Scheller, whom he married in 1962 in Glencoe, Ill. Al and Hanna had two sons, Mark and Brian. In 1976, Al purchased a wholesale building material business in Denver, and the family moved to Evergreen.

  • James Robert Bradfield

    James Robert Bradfield, known for having a twinkle in his eye, passed on Nov. 2 from leukemia.

    "Brad," as he was known as a youth in Warsaw, Ill., was in the high school graduating class of 1950.

    He served in the Korean War and graduated from Western Illinois University in McComb in 1955. He married Ann Watkins, raising his two children, Lynn and Tom, in Evergreen.

    He enjoyed his later life in Mesa, Ariz., sharing his last years with Marilyn Trad and her children.

  • Winston William ‘Bill’ Brockner, 93

    A Celebration of Life Service for Bill Brockner will be held at the Evergreen Lake House on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m.

    Bill Brockner, a longtime Evergreen resident and co-founder of the Evergreen Naturalists Audubon Society, died of natural causes on Wednesday, Nov.19, 2008, at Life Care Center of Evergreen. He was 93.

  • Glenn Carey Brand, 78

    Glenn Carey Brand, 78, died Nov. 18, 2008, in Wheat Ridge.

    He was born Dec. 20, 1929, to Michael H. Brand and Lettie Lee Brand in Aspen. He went to school in Aspen, attended Colorado State University and studied at St. Thomas Seminary College.

  • Ellen Christine Tagtmeyer

    Ellen Christine Pittman Tagtmeyer was born on July 14, 1938, in Grassy Creek, N.C., to Sam and Jessie McGee Pitman. When Ellen was 12, she and her family moved to Springfield, Colo. She would spend the rest of her life in Colorado.

  • Thomas John Beyer, 62

    Longtime Evergreen resident Thomas John Beyer died Oct. 23, 2008. He had recently relocated to Tucson, Ariz., where he died.

    He was born Nov. 19, 1945.

    He is survived by three daughters and three grandchildren.

    A church service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Nov. 3. Graveside services were held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 4, with full military honors.

     

  • Kathie S. Lester, 63

    Kathie S. Lester of Evergreen died Oct. 26, 2008, at Swedish Medical Center. She was 63. Kathie fought endometrial cancer for the last six years.

    Kathie was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Summit, N.J. In 1967 she married William Lester. She graduated from Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1966 and worked as a nurse in Rochester, N.Y., and as a school nurse in New Milford, Conn., before moving to Evergreen in 1989. There she worked for Mount Evans Hospice until her retirement in 2003.