2000-2009 CO, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net


SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi , CO,          Transcribed by Jim @ Blankenshipweb.com

Blankenship, Dawn M.      30, 20Aug1976 - 17Jun2007,           (72),                                                 CO-524-61-2675

Blankenship, Donald J.      44, 08May1960 - 14Feb2005,          (72),                                                 CO-523-02-8268

Blankenship, Gary L.         52, 01Jan1948 - 14Jan2000,            (72),                                                 CO-523-58-4272

Blankenship, Mary S.        58-59, 18Apr1950 - 15Apr2009,     (72),                                                 CO-524-60-6590




2004, Aurora, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - August 22, 2004

Doris Jean Smith, Aurora. Wife of Lonnie P. Smith; Mother of: David L., Matthew C., Lonnie P. Smith, all Denver; Sister of: James, Wichita Falls, TX, Jack, Jacksonville, NC, Tommy Blankenship , Summersville, SC, Kay Lamp, St. Albins, WV, Patricia Smith, Charleston, WV, Sue Blankenship , Summersville, SC.

 Service Tuesday 11 a.m. Bethlehem Apostolic Church, 1294 Fraser St., to Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Smith will lie in state 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in Church. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. Mortuary. Family at 13953 E. Arkansas Pl.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Aurora, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

The Topeka Capital-Journal, (KS) - October 31, 2008

Louis Cecil "Chief" Blankenship , 80, formerly of Lakin and Garden City, Kan., died late Wednesday, Oct. 29, at an Aurora, Colo., nursing home from complications from an untreatable form of severe anemia. He was the father of Bill Blankenship , arts & entertainment editor of The Topeka Capital-Journal, and the uncle of Flint Blankenship , of Topeka.

Services, which will be at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in Lakin, are pending.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Northglenn, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - February 17, 2005

Donald J. Blankenship , manager of Grease Monkey. Son of Harry & Bobbie. Brother of Jim. Born May 8, 1960, passed away February 14, 2005.

Services, Thursday, 12:30PM at Crossroads American Baptist Church, 104th & Huron. Interment, Highland Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Northglenn, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - November 21, 2006

Harry Blankenship , 70, passed away November 19, 2006. Survived by wife Bobbie; son James; 7 sisters; 2 brothers. Preceded in death by son Donald.

He retired from the US Air Force. He served in Viet Nam where he received the Purple Heart Medal. He was the first franchise for Grease Monkey. He served as a Northglenn Councilman.

Services at Crossroads Baptist Church, 11 AM Wednesday. Interment Ft. Logan National Cemetery Area "A", 11 AM November 27.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Westminster, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - November 16, 2005

Victor W. Krudwig, our beloved father and grandfather, died after a long illness on Friday, November 11th, 2005. Victor was born in Joplin, Missouri, in June 1926, to Dorothy F. Blankenship and Frank W. Krudwig. He married his sweetheart, Constance Richey on July 1, 1950, in Joplin, Missouri.

Victor was preceded in death by his wife Constance, his parents, and half-sister, and is survived by his two sisters, Dottie Smith and Grace Goff, sons Mark (and Vickie) and Kent (and Rhonda), and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the Covenant Village Retirement Center in Westminster on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 3 PM; and at the Allenspark Community Church in Allenspark on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 PM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Westminster, Adams Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - November 17, 2007

Hague, James "Jim", Jr., 98, of Westminster, died Nov. 11. Husband of the late Ethel; stepfather to the late George and Harold Blankenship . Member of Denver Pipefitters Local #208 and City of Westminster Charter Committee.

Private family graveside has been held.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Adams Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Eva J.           86, 30Sep1918 - 15Jun2005,            Denver, Adams, CO,                        IL-361-09-1278

Blankenship, Harry            70, 15Mar1936 - 19Nov2006,          Denver, Adams, CO,                        WV-234-54-9020

Blankenship, Shirley L.     70, 12Jan1933 - 23Sep2003,            Denver, Adams, CO,                        CO-523-34-9984

Blankenship, Harold L.     82, 01Mar1924 - 02Sep2006,          Westminster, Adams, CO,                              LA-434-24-7632




2000, Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - May 5, 2000,

Barber, broker, 74 Dell Leonard Thompson of Littleton, a barber and real-estate broker, died April 26. He was 74. Services were Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. There was cremation.

He was born April 24, 1926, in Dallas, S.D. On May 1, 1948, he married Laverne J. Jonas in Winner, S.D. She preceded him in death. Thompson served in the Navy during World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the El Jebel Shrine.

He is survived by a daughter, Vicki Thompson Unger, Daphne, Ariz.; a son, David, Wheaton, Ill.; two sisters, Garnet Blankenship , Chico, Calif., and Shirley McGuire, Topeka, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2002, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

The Daily Camera, (Boulder, CO) - March 2, 2004

Linda May Hickman, March 16, 1938 - March 1, 2004 Linda May Hickman of Boulder died of natural causes March 1, 2004, in Boulder. She was 65. The daughter of Elmer Nickel and Ruby Blankenship Nickel, she was born on March 16, 1938, in Decatur, Ill. She married Duane A. Hickman on June 12, 1965, in Decatur, Ill. He died in August 2003. Mrs. Hickman was a homemaker. She lived in Boulder County almost 40 years. "Linda found a quiet joy in everything," her family said.

Survivors include son Randy Hickman of Seabeck, Wash.

A reception will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at her home. No services will be held. Cremation will occur, and her urn will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 3016 Kalmia Ave., Boulder

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Lafayette, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

The Daily Camera, (Boulder, CO) - July 20, 2006,

Bonnie Jean Hanna, June 6, 1931 - July 15, 2006 Bonnie Jean Hanna, of Lafayette, died of natural causes Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Lafayette. She was 75. The daughter of Dewey Hill and Thelma Robb Hill, she was born June 6, 1931, in Chase County, Neb. She married Charles Hanna on Nov. 22, 1947. He died Nov. 10, 2003. Mrs. Hanna moved to Lafayette in 2004. A high school graduate, Mrs. Hanna was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Rebecca Lodge and the Park Board of Directors. She enjoyed quilting, decorating, cooking, playing cards and gardening. "Bonnie faced many challenges in her life, yet she always had a very pleasant personality and chose to look at the bright side of life," her family said.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Lowman, of Louisville, and Vicky Hanna, of Gering, Neb.; a son, Doug Hanna, of Longmont; three sisters, June Blankenship , of Pender, Neb., Delores Collins, of Lincoln, Neb., and Shirley Ball, of McCook, Neb.; two brothers, Tom Hill, of Lincoln, and Jack Hill, of Littleton; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services have been held. Liewer Funeral Home, in Wauneta, Neb., handled arrangements.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Lafayette, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1160606.html , Monday, July 17, 2006

Bonnie Jean Hanna, 75, died Saturday (July 15, 2006) at her home in Lafayette, Colo. She was born on the old Plunkett Place in Chase County, on June 6, 1931, to Dewey and Thelma Hill. She attended District 30 Elementary school, which was called Hilcrest and Wauneta Rural High School.  On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Charles Hanna. They owned and operated a farm outside of Wauneta and a motel in Crawford.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rebecca Lodge and the Park Board of Directors, and volunteered in the community.

She is survived by her two daughters, Catherine Lowman and husband, Lynn of Louisville, Colo., and Vicky Hanna of Gering; a son Doug Hanna and wife, Darcy of Longmonth, Colo., two brothers, Tom Hill and wife, Ellie of Lincoln, and Jack Hill and wife, Peggy of Littleton, Colo.; three sisters, June Blankenship and husband, Duane of Pender, Shirley Ball of McCook, and Deloras Collins of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandhcildren.

Services were today at the United Methodist Church in Wauneta. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Lafayette, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary


Bonnie Jean Hanna passed away Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home in Lafayette, Colo. Bonnie was born on the "Old Plunkett Place" in Chase County, Nebraska, June 6, 1931, to Dewey and Thelma Hill.

Her dad crop shared a farm owned by the Reslers. She attended District #30 Elementary School which was called Hilcrest. It was the largest rural elementary school in Chase County. She went on to attend Wauneta Rural High School. During this time she stayed in Wauneta with her grandmother, Lula Hill.

It was during her junior year she met Charles Hanna. Bonnie and Charles were married on Nov. 22, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2003. They had a daughter, Catherine, in 1950; daughter Vicky in 1955 and son Doug in 1965.

Bonnie excelled at many jobs during her life: waitress, Avon saleswoman, motel receptionist, insurance agent, and optometrist assistant. Together with Charles, she owned and operated a farm outside of Wauneta and a motel in Crawford, Neb. Bonnie was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, and Park Board of Directors and volunteered often in her community. She loved cooking, quilting, decorating, playing cards and gardening. She dearly loved her family, her home, her many lifelong friends and her church. Bonnie faced many challenges in her life, yet she always had a very pleasant personality and chose to look at the bright side of life. She was very goal oriented and worked hard to achieve what she set out to do. She is known for going out of her way to make folks feel comfortable in her home.

She is survived by her children: Catherine and husband, Lynn Lowman, of Louisville, Colo., Vicky Hanna of Gering, Neb., and Doug Hanna and wife, Darcy (Mordhorst) of Longmont, Colo. She is also survived by grandchildren: Shanna Jones of Denver, Colo., Travis Jones and wife, Devon, of Broomfield, Colo.; Joshua DeMarcinco, Omaha, Neb.; Jeremy Madden, Scottsbluff, Neb.; Lindsey Maulsby, Scottsbluff; Dan Maulsby, Omaha; Ashley and Brooke Hanna, Niwot, Colo.; great grandchildren: Dylan Maulsby, Abigail and Samantha Madden and Ellianna DeMarcinco; brother Tom Hill and wife, Ellie, of Lincoln, Neb.; sister June and husband, Duane Blankenship, of Pender, Neb.; sister Shirley Ball of McCook, Neb.; sister Delores Collins of Lincoln, Neb.; and Jack Hill and wife, Peggy, of Littleton, Colo.

 Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Wauneta, with Pastor Judy Dye officiating. Mrs. Lucille McBride served as organist and soloist was Mrs. Dawn Doetker. The solo selection was "Amazing Grace" with the hymn, "How Great Thou Art" sung by the congregation. Casketbearers were Mike Hanna, Dave Hanna, Shanna Jones, Travis Jones, Dan Maulsby, Lindsey Maulsby, Jeremy Madden and Joshua DeMarcinco. Interment followed the service at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Longmont, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 27, 2002

Longmont, Colorado/Annabella, Utah Terry Bob DeBerry died Sunday, November 24, 2002 in Longmont, Colorado from complications from myotonic muscular dystrophy. Terry was born in Neodesha, KS., on December 29, 1942, to Dale Clifford DeBerry and Iris Laurena Nutter DeBerry.

He spent his childhood in Annabella, UT. He married Billie Kaye Dean in Central, Utah on June 26, 1963. Terry served in the U.S. Navy for seven years as an electrician for diesel and nuclear submarines, based out of San Diego, California. After an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1968, Terry began a professional career as a software and systems engineer in the aerospace industry. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1977, where he was employed by Ford Aerospace for seventeen years. In 1997, he moved to Longmont, Colorado, where he resided until his death.

Terry is survived by his wife, Billie DeBerry, a daughter, Teresa Ewing (David) a son, Todd DeBerry (Michelle), five grandchildren, Jacob, Joshuah, Scott, Timothy, Spike, and a his beloved Yorkshire terrier, Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and his sister, Dixie Blankenship .

 Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 3:00 p.m., in the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary Chapel, 50 S. 100 W., in Richfield, UT., where friends may call on Saturday afternoon from 1:30 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery, with military rites by V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Longmont, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

The Daily Times-Call, (Longmont, CO) - January 17, 2006

Jewell Haigler, Jan. 7, 1924 - Jan. 14, 2006. Jewell Haigler of Longmont, formerly of Alabama, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the Peaks Care Center. She was 82. Mrs. Haigler was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Winston County, Ala., to Mathis and Bessie (Gardner) Williams. She grew up in northern Alabama. On Oct. 8, 1952, she married Hastings Calvin Haigler in Chilton County, Ala. Mrs. Haigler lived in Autauga County, Ala., until September 2000, when she moved to Longmont. She was a homemaker and helped her husband with the family farm. She will be remembered as a loving mother. Mrs. Haigler was a member of the Church of God in Alabama. She loved animals and was always tender with them.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sept. 26, 1999; five brothers; and four sisters.

Mrs. Haigler is survived by two sons, Marvin Matthews of Prattville, Ala., and Ronald Matthews and his wife Claudette of Longmont; three daughters, Beverly Blankenship and her husband Wayne of Galt, Calif., Sarah Henderson of Montgomery, Ala., and Karen Tucker and her husband Ricky of Autaugaville, Ala.; two brothers, R.V. Williams of Grayson, Ala., and B.C. Williams of Vinemont, Ala.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in Alabama. Interment will take place at Maplesville City Cemetery in Maplesville, Ala.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Longmont, Boulder Co., CO, Funeral

The Denver Post, (CO) - September 4, 2006

Blankenship, Harold L. "HAL" , 82, of Northglenn. Graveside service, 2 PM Thursday, September 7, 2006, Longmont Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, CO.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Louisville, Boulder Co., CO, Obituary

Colorado Hometown Newspapers (Boulder County, CO) - October 7, 2009,

Jerry W. Marsh of Louisville, CO, passed away on October 1, 2009, after a short illness. He was 68. Jerry was born in Wichita, Kansas, on December 3, 1940, to Howard and Alice Marsh. On June 20, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Perkins, also of Wichita.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Marsh, his daughters and sons-in-law: Janet and Jim Monk of Louisville, CO, Cynthia and Daniel Blankenship of Stillwater, OK, Judith and Harry Vanderbach of O'Fallon, IL; and his grandchildren: Jill Hancock, Curtis Blankenship , Alison Hancock, Eric Blankenship , Victoria Vanderbach, Sean Vanderbach, Adam Monk, Ryan Monk, and Jodi Monk.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, at Louisville United Methodist Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Boulder Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Vonda L.      66, 15Feb1938 - 19Apr2004,           Broomfield, Boulder, CO,                              LA-416-50-0776




Denver, CO, Death

Carpenter, April-June 2005

Blankenship, Michael R.

Listed in the “In Memoriam” for Oct.-Dec. 2004, LU #1068 of Denver, CO.


2000, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - January 31, 2000

Pamela Joy Wood Fesler, 36, of Denver died Jan. 19. Services were Jan. 29. Mrs. Fesler was born in Denver on July 2, 1963. She worked in medical records at Porter Memorial, Mercy and St. Anthony Central hospitals. She was a member of Arvada Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include sons Zachary and Anthony, both of Denver; daughters Mariah Wood and Amanda Blankenship , both of Denver; parents Dalmain and Marlene Wood, both of Northglenn; sisters Laurie Barton and Donna Tym.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2001, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - April 18, 2001

William Thomas Sumner of Arvada, a security guard, died March 24. He was 64. Services were private. There was cremation.

He was born May 12, 1936, in Cuba, Mo. On Oct. 5, 1973, he married Veronica Martines in Colorado Springs. Sumner served in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean wars. He worked at a senior care center.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Jennifer, Aurora, and Cindie Blankenship , Sparta, Tenn.; a son, Vince Cooper, Denver; and three grandchildren.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2001, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - November 12, 2001

Lorina Lee Brown, 55, of Denver, a bookkeeper, died Oct. 23 in Denver. Services were Oct. 26 at Crown Hill Mortuary. There was cremation.

She was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, Robert T.; a son, Robert J. Blankenship ; a daughter, Tracy Blankenship ; her mother, Virginia Phillips; two brothers, Tony Salbato and Rocky Salbato; and a sister, Gayle Francavilla, all of Denver; and a grandchild.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - February 27, 2002

Avalon Benson Blankenship, 76, of Denver died Feb. 8. Services will be at a later date. Mrs. Blankenship was born in London Mills, Ill., on July 20, 1925. She was married in 1947. She was a secretary for Holiday Inn.

Survivors include son Gregg of Denver.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - March 13, 2002

Nathaniel Blankenship McGuire, infant, of Denver died March 6. Services were March 11, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Nathaniel was born in Denver on March 6, 2002.

Survivors include parents Rachel Blankenship and Dustin McGuire of Denver; grandmothers Janine McDaniel and Kathy Funk, both of Denver; grandfather Kenneth Blankenship of Denver.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - March 7, 2004

Donna Lee Armstrong, 77, passed away March 2. Survived by daughters Shelley (Mike) Williamson and Sherryl Rainwater; grandchildren Eric Blankenship , D'Ree (Quint) Bobick, Joleigh (Grant Stover) Rainwater, Sean Rainwater, Chad Howard, Mike Mitoff; great grandchildren Travis Howard, Breanna Howard-Olivas, Joseph Massey and Violet Rainwater.

Services 9 AM Tuesday, Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary. Interment Fort Logan National Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - May 9, 2004

Connie Kay Manning, 53, passed away May 2. Member of D.A.V. Post 7. Survived by parents Ralph and Bonnie Manning; brothers Steve of Denver, Robert of Log Cabin, TX, Ralph Blankenship of Olympia, WA; aunts Ethel Pickle of Brighton, CO, Sue Krumbach of East Tawas, MI.

 Memorial Services, 11am Tuesday, May 11, St. Paul's Community Church, 23rd & Allison. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - November 23, 2005

Sarah Louise Porter passed away November 18, 2005. Wife of David K. Porter; mother of Randy (Jennifer), Laurie (Brian) O'Brien, Mike (Celie) and Karen (Kirk) Blankenship ; grandmother of Hannah, Hayden, Maddi, Nolan, Sadie, David, Daniel, Ben, Ella, and Evan; sister of Bob and Bill Young; friend of many.

Memorial Service, Friday, 4:00 PM, Horan McConaty Family Chapel, 3201 S. Parker Rd.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2006, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - March 12, 2006

Maples, Joyce Ann. Born March 2, 1937 in Gary, Indiana, beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and best friend, crossed over and found Peace March 5, 2006.

She was preceded by her parents Emmett Miller and Helen Sapp-Miller of Denver, and two granddaughters, Cherelle and Skyanne Morehouse of Thornton.

She is survived by one brother, Butch Miller, and his wife, Renee; sister, Glenna Bennett; daughters, Tracy Maple, Susan Teer and Rebecca Hartley; grandchildren, Cynnamon Clark, Helen Matic, Adam Maples and Megan Hubbard; great grandchildren, Andrea Level, Seth Blankenship , and Tadpole Matic on the way.

Memorial service will be announced to family and friends.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - February 11, 2007

Dotson, Lois Evalee, 95, of Denver, Gardens at St. Elizabeth, died February 7, 2007. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Glen, brother Lowell Blankenship, and sister-in- law Mary Jane Blankenship.

She is survived by her step-children, Glenn (Cathy) Dotson and Alice (Lane) Spears. Lois is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Joyce Carter, William (Loretta) Blankenship, Kenneth (Mary) Blankenship, and James (Lori) Blankenship.

Funeral service, Monday, 2:30pm both at Olinger Crown Hill, 29th and Wadsworth. Interment, Olinger Crown Hill Tower of Memories.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Marion Daily Republican, September 4, 2008

George L. Miller, age 100, of Marion, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver, Colo., with family by his side. George was born April 12, 1908, in Marion, to Walter Oscar and Fannie E. Simpson Miller. He was united in marriage to Virginia Louise Powless Dec. 14, 1935, in Murphysboro. They shared 41 years of marriage until her death Sept. 14, 1977. George was a faithful employee of E. Blankenship & Co. of Southern Illinois for 62 years. He was a successful manager of several E. Blankenship stores, spending the majority of his career in Benton. He retired in 1973 and continued working for the company whenever they needed him until his late 80's, always enjoying the camaraderie with his friends. He was very proud to be the oldest lifetime member of the BPOE Lodge No. 800 of Marion Elks. George was always conscious of being honest, treating others with respect and doing what was right with all people. He was very proud of his family, his friends, especially his new friends at Parkway Estates and for being blessed to live 100 years. He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by two sons, Alan Miller and Michael B. Miller, both of of Harrisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue E. and Bill Hendricks of Evergreen, Colo. Pat and Bayne Yarbrough of Collierville, Tenn.; one granddaughter Valerie Miller of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandsons Greg Miller of Marion and Adam Miller of Louisville, Ky. two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers Ben, John, Lloyd and one sister Lois. The funeral service for George L. Miller will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with Mr. Wayne Meracle and the Rev. Robert Nolan officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2008, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Funeral

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - October 28, 2008,

Ratkovic, Joseph loved husband of Muriel Joy. Also survived by Susan Blankenship, Kerrie (Henry) Garcia and grandchildren, Linda and Paul Garcia.

Viewing, Wed., 4-8PM, Graveside, Thurs., 11AM, both at Crown Hill, 29th and Wadsworth (west side).

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - November 11, 2009,

Kelley, Thomas M. Born March 11, 1922 in Denver, CO. He passed from this life November 3, 2009.

 Survived by his devoted wife of 63 years Irene; son Thomas S., Kelley; daughters Linda Engel, Jeri Kelley, Jennifer Blankenship , plus five grand- children and four great grand- children. He shall be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, 2:00 PM at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Rd., Arvada, Colorado 80002.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Denver Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charles G.    68, 26Aug1934 - 12Feb2003,          Denver, Denver, CO,                       CO-524-42-3230

Blankenship, Louis C.       80, 27Apr1928 - 30Oct2008,           Denver, Denver, CO,                       RR-722-05-1252

Blankenship, Raymond A. 46, 18Jun1956 - 01Aug2002,           Denver, Denver, CO,                       CO-523-84-6804

Blankenship, Ronald S.     61, 25Feb1945 - 01Sep2006,           Denver, Denver, CO,                       MO-486-48-9986              




2000, Parker, Douglas Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - February 18, 2000,

Sandra Lee Davidson of Parker, an office manager, died Sunday. She was 56. Memorial services were Tuesday at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel. There was cremation.

She was born April 17, 1943, in Anamosa, Iowa. On June 10, 1960, she married Robert E. Davidson in Wyoming, Iowa. Davidson was employed at Bernard Telephone Co. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer and board member at Lost Nation Public Library in Iowa. Her interests were reading and needlework.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Cyndy, Parker; her mother, Wilma Mayberry, Lost Nation; three brothers, Jerry Mayberry, California, Jim Mayberry, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Rick Mayberry, Olin, Iowa; and two sisters, Sheryl Burmahl, Marion, Iowa, and Wanda Blankenship , Wyoming, Iowa.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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2001, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 20, 2001

Jack Daniel Witt, Mr. Witt, 64, died Nov. 16, 2001, in Colorado Springs. He was a warehouse manager with the Teamsters Union. He served in the Army. Mr. Witt was born Sept. 15, 1937, in Los Angeles to Albert Jack and Grace W. (Blankenship) Witt, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 26, 1993, to Henry Pauline "Paula" Kiker.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, David, Craig and Chris; two stepsons, Joe Archibald and Dan Archibald; a sister, Joanne Mahler; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today with a reception to follow at Faith Covenant Bible Church, 1311 Columbine Blvd. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - August 21, 2002

Hazel Elizabeth Ely entered her Lord's presence on the evening of Sunday, August 18, 2002. She was born on Christmas day in 1911 to Anna Christine and J. Alfred Anderson of Galesburg, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband R. Rankin Ely. Rankin and Hazel met while attending Wheaton College in Wheaton IL. Their love of Jesus Christ was the foundation of their abiding love for each other.

Hazel is survived by her sister Ruth Marie Anderson of Colorado Springs; by her daughter Ruth Christine Blankenship (Kenneth) of San Diego and by her son Robert Bruce Ely of Colorado Springs. Hazel's grandchildren Matthew Blankenship, Nathaniel Blankenship , Rachel Willman and Rob Ely were the joy of her life.

Hazel will be interred at St. John's Cathedral in Denver. A memorial service is planned for 2:00pm, Sunday August 25 at the Medalion Care Facility chapel, 1719 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - March 13, 2003

Catharine Louise (Carman) Walt, 90, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at her home in the Village at Skyline. She was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs. Her memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 15, at Swan-Law Funeral Home. Visitation with family present will be one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Walt was born June 30, 1912 in Colorado Springs to Frank Carman and Mabel (Horton) Carman, who precede her in death. She graduated from Palmer High School and the Colorado Springs Business School. As a young woman, she was a bookkeeper at her father's hardware store "Carman Hardware". She worked several years at Hibbards and J.C. Penney Company. In 1951, she was employed as secretary/ bookkeeper for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, retiring in 1976 after 25 years. Following retirement, she volunteered at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, and at her church, Unity in the Rockies, where she was a charter member. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her interests included homemaking, gardening and traveling.

Survivors are a sister, Helen Carpenter of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Ruth (Zanger) Martin and husband, Milton, of LeMars, Iowa, and Alice (Walt) of Rogers, AR.; six grandchildren Pam Banks and husband, Jules of Westfield, Iowa, Dan Blankenship and wife, Tais of Brazil, Ned Blankenship and wife, Susan of Minneapolis, MN., Donna Schilling and husband, Terry, of Garfield, AR., Donald Law of Colorado Springs, Michael Law and wife, Amber, of Greenbay, WI. Many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive her. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H. Lester Zanger, second husband, Forrest Earl Walt; her ste-mother, Masel (Sharples) Carman; two sisters, Ruth Jackson and Carol Loomis; two brothers, Benjamin Carman and Edwin Carman; and two infant brothers.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - January 18, 2004

Jakiah Aaron Blankenship , 1 day old, was born on January 14, 2004 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He passed away January 15, 2004.

Jakiah is survived by his mother, Emily Blankenship; maternal grandmother, Jan Blankenship; great aunt, Patricia Sheldon; aunts, Amy and Grace Blankenship; uncles, Aaron and Josh Blankenship and three cousins, Austin, Anthony and Angela Blankenship.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 3:00 p.m., at the Grace Place Church, 2403 Templeton Gap, Colorado Springs, CO.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - December 16, 2004

John Alexander Darnielle. Born July 24, 1983. Died Dec. 10, 2004. Customer service representative, four-year Colorado Springs resident.

Survived by his parents, John and Kim; four brothers, Thomas A. Darnielle, Steven L. Darnielle, Benjamin Blankenship and Joshua Blankenship; and a sister, Tatiana Blankenship.

Gathering, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Evergreen Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - September 1, 2005

Juanita I. Blankenship. Born Nov. 7, 1916. Died Aug. 30, 2005. Homemaker, former Colorado Springs area resident.

Survived by two daughters, Vera Rogers and Thelma Wooldridge.

Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 10, 2007

Rodolpho E. Trujillo, Mar. 6, 1938 - Nov. 7, 2007 Rodolpho Trujillo was born March 6, 1938 in LaGarita, CO, to Abelino and Genoveva Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo joined the Air Force on June 12, 1956. He married Bernice Martinez of Del Norte CO, on January 30, 1960.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers: Sam, Victor, Susano, and Harold Trujillo.

He is survived by his wife Bernice; Brother Tony Trujillo of Denver; Sons, Richard Trujillo of Colorado Springs and Edward Trujillo Sr. of Altus, OK; Daughters Joyce Valdez of Durango, CO, Gina Blankenship of Bellevue, NE, and Tina Parrott of Seattle, WA; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. After a 20 year career in the Air Force he worked at the Air Force Academy for an additional 15 years and retired in 2001.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:00 am also at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - November 26, 2009,

Nicholas Allen Steiner June 13, 1961 - November 23, 2009 Nicholas Allen Steiner, age 48, died at home on November 23, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Nick was born June 13, 1961 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Donald L. and Eleanor (Handy). Nick graduated from Palmer High School in 1979, the 100th graduating class. He had been the owner/operator of Don's Fillmore Service since 1983. Nick was proactive in state and county hearings concerning auto emission requirements in Colorado. Nick was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing in all seasons as well as boating. Nick will be remembered as a loving father, son and brother. He will be missed.

Nick was preceded in death by his father Donald L. Steiner and is survived by two daughters, Kelsy Steiner and Rachel Steiner and their mother, Amy Marsters of Colorado Springs; mother, Eleanor Blankenship (Lee) of Olympia, Washington; sisters, Jane Thomsen (Dave) of Colorado Springs and Christine Rose (Howard) of Woodland Park. Nick is also survived by a nephew and name-sake, Nicholas R. Thomsen of Colorado Springs.

A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Security, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - June 4, 2002

Mrs. Ruby D. Nolin died June 2, 2002 in her home after a long illness. She was 76 years old. She was born on March 13, 1926 in Hargill, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse T. Nolin, their son, Donnie; three sisters, and a brother.

Survivors include a son, Danny, daughters, Linda Weber, Sheila Schwartz, Sandie Beyers, and Joy Hampton, all of Security; 11 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Eugene Houts of Edinburg, Texas; sisters, Bertie Howard of Blue Ridge, Virginia; and Dorothy Blankenship , of Rose Hill, Kansas.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Road, Security, Colorado

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Security, El Paso Co., CO, Obituary

The Gazette, (Colorado Springs, CO) - August 16, 2009,

CSM Charles C. Newsome 12/04/1940-08/12/2009 CMS. Charles C. Newsome passed away August 12 at his home in Security from an extended illness. Charles was born December 4, 1940 in Olive Hill, KY. Mr. Newsome married Mary Jane Newsome (Valdez) March 3, 1960 in Colorado Springs.

He survived in the United States Army from August 1958 to August 1981. Where he received a Bronze Star with Valor, MSM, ARCOM with oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal and the 7th award. Mr. Newsome had three Master Degrees. Charles belonged to the Knights of Columbus-4th degree and he was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Newsome is survived by his wife Mary Jane Newsome (Valdez), daughter Vandee Reyes, son Charles Newsome Jr. (Maria), daughter JoGina Rangel (Sergio), daughter Renee Garcia (Jorge), brothers John and Fred, sisters Judy, Rachel and Shari, grandchildren Jason Rangel (Christina), Vanessa Martinez (J.C), Krysta Rangel, Jacob Rangel, Patrick Newsome. Great- grandchildren Ariana Rangel, Devynn Rangel, Alani Rangel. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Amber Newsome and Brother James Blankenship . Charles was a wonderful man and will be loved and missed by those who knew him.

 There will be a visitation Monday August 17 from 4pm-6pm at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary. A Rosary will be August 17 at 7pm at St. Dominic's Catholic Church 303 Main St. Security, CO. Funeral Services will be held August 18 at 11am St. Dominic's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery following the service.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


El Paso Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charleen      78, 14Jun1923 - 21Aug2001,           Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO,        NC-245-24-2171




2009, Florence, Fremont Co., CO, Obituary

The Daily Record, (Cañon City, CO) - August 18, 2009,

Our Dear Lord took Bertha Lorraine Lloyd, 92, of Florence home with him Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Bertha was born in Concrete on March 28, 1917, the daughter of the late Columbus and Alice Lillian ( Blankenship ) Young.

She grew up in Florence and graduated from Florence High. She later took some college courses through her job at St. Thomas More Hospital, where she became a Woman of Business and was able to to work in many different positions in the hospital. Bertha loved her family, her God, her church and the chance to kick up her heels whenever the opportunity arrived.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Danny, and she is survived by her daughter Beverly (Haskell) Hunter, grandsons, Mike (Sue), and Don Hunter, all of Alabama, and granddaughter, Sheryl Hunter, of Pueblo West and great-grandchildren, Ryenne McBride of Texas and Alex McBride of Pueblo West.

Celebration of Life service at United Methodist Church, 1032 E. Main St., Florence, Thursday, Aug. 10th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Fremont Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Juanita I.      88, 07Nov1916 - 30Aug2005,          Penrose, Fremont, CO,                    KS-510-22-1053




2000,  Conifer, Jefferson Co., CO, Obituary

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - February 26, 2000

Jack Lawrence Benner, 58, of Conifer died Feb. 21 in Lakewood. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies, 960 Clarkson St. Mr.

Benner was born in Miami on Dec. 25, 1941. He was a floral designer and worked in management for Veldkamp Florists. He was a member of Platte Canyon Community Church.

Survivors include sister Loretta Blankenship of Conifer.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003,  Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO, Memorial Service

Rocky Mountain News (CO) - October 25, 2003

Blankenship ,William 'Fred' , 62 of Lakewood. Memorial service, Monday 3 p.m., Aspen Lakewood Chapel, 1350 Simms St.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2004,  Lakewood, Jefferson Co., CO, Obituary

The Denver Post, (CO) - October 4, 2004

Opal L. Hansen of Lakewood. Survived by her children Steven Hansen (Sheila), Lisa Proksch (Brad), sisters Fern Staedelin, Verna Blankenship and grandson Austin Proksch.

Visitation 3-7 p.m. Monday; Services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday; both at Advantage Runyan Stevenson Chapel. Interment Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Jefferson Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, William F.   62, 14Dec1940 - 22Oct2003,           Lakewood, Jefferson, CO,                              TX-462-60-4087




2007, Fort Collins, Larimer Co., CO, Obituary

The Wichita Eagle, (KS) - March 4, 2007,

LeRoy, Loretta, 85, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend, passed peacefully Wednesday morning. Surrounded by her loving family, she was in the comfort of her Fort Collins, Colorado home.

Loretta was born in Hudson, Kansas on September 17, 1921. While in Kansas, she attended Great Bend High School where she met Wayne LeRoy, her best friend and husband of 65 years. Together, they created a wonderful, adoring family. Loretta and Wayne lived in Wichita until they moved to Colorado in 1979, where they built their current home.

Loretta is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter Judy and her husband, Terry Blankenship , and daughter, Janet McPherson; four grandchildren; Kevin Blankenship and his wife Denise; Michelle Blankenship , Samantha Blankenship , Shannon Spangler and her husband Brock; three sisters, two brothers, and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ray and Grace Mayes, she is preceded in death by three other siblings. She will be profoundly missed by all.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2007, Loveland, Larimer Co., CO,

The Daily Reporter-Herald, (Loveland, CO) - June 12, 2007

Lee William Adamson, 91, of Loveland, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at McKee Medical Center. Lee was born on April 14, 1916, in Olympus, Iowa.

Lee is survived by his wife of 64 years, Juanita; two sons, Jerry Adamson and wife Sheri of Loveland, and Gary Kennedy and wife Jody of Neola, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jason Adamson and wife Christie of Loveland, Tyler Adamson and wife Kara of Omaha, Neb., Caitlyn and Brooke Adamson of Loveland, and Allison Kennedy of Neola, Iowa; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Eula and husband Alvin Blankenship of Logan, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow at Allnutt Hunter Chapel in Loveland. Interment will be at Loveland Burial Park.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2002, Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO, Obituary

The Daily Sentinel, (Grand Junction, CO) - June 28, 2002,

Saturday service to memorialize Jennifer Blagg, Hundreds of people are expected to turn out at Saturday's memorial service for a 34-year-old Grand Junction mother whose body was found earlier this month at the Mesa County Landfill. The service will be at 10 a.m. at Canyon View Vineyard Church, 736 Road 241/2, and is open to the public.

Friends, relatives and church leaders organized the service as a way to remember Jennifer Blagg's life and express appreciation to volunteers who launched a massive search for Jennifer and her 6-year-old daughter Abby, who remains missing. Art Blankenship, the pastor at New Hope Fellowship Church, the church the Blaggs attended while they lived in Grand Junction, will officiate the service. Prior to the service, officials will show a video of the 11-day volunteer search effort in April. During the service, there will be a slide show of photographs of Jennifer and a relative of Jennifer's will read her obituary. Jennifer's mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Harold Conway, will travel from their home in Haltom City, Texas, to attend the service. Other family members are expected to attend as well.

Jennifer and Abby disappeared from their Redlands home Nov. 13. Investigators looking through trash at the landfill found Jennifer's body June 4 and discovered she had been shot in the head. They are still looking there for Abby's remains. Michael Blagg, Jennifer's husband and Abby's father, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Mesa Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Charles G.    69, 05Jul1933 - 21Aug2002,            Fruita, Mesa, CO,                            OK-444-26-3575

Blankenship, Maxine J.     78, 19May1927 - 22Dec2005,         Grand Junction, Mesa, CO,               MT-517-26-5282




2009, Cortez, Montezuma Co., CO, Obituary

Cortez Journal, 3/24/2009

Ralph Eldon Walters was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Goodland, Kan., the son of Dale Eugene and Ivah Jo (Chandler) Walters. The lifelong Cortez resident passed away on Friday, March 20, 2009, at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. An avid gun collector, Ralph was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed time spent four-wheeling, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Ralph's grandchildren brought his life much happiness.

Surviving Ralph are his children, Donald Dale Leroy Walters and wife Diane of Farmington, N.M., David Eugene Walters and wife Robin of Bloomfield, N.M., Sharon Lee Hauser of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sandra Beth "Tammy" Walters, and Shelly Martinez both of Cortez; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Gene Walters and wife Doris of Grand Junction, Colo., Carol Blankenship and husband Rod of Rand, W.V., Mona Lee Walters and husband Darrell of California, and Ivah Jo Leal of Albuquerque, N.M.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Phylis Walters. Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned at this time.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2001, Olathe, Montrose Co., CO, Obituary

The Montrose Daily Press, (CO) - March 4, 2001

Parish Oil Truck Driver Dec. 22, 1937 - Feb. 27, 2001 OLATHE - Archie E. Sanderson, age 63, a resident of Olathe for 45 years, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 27, 2001, in Gunnison while driving a truck. Archie E. Sanderson, one of 12 children, was born on Dec. 22,1937, in Eckley, Colo., the son of Roy and Alma (Stuck) Sanderson. He spent his childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood in Eckley.

Archie proudly served his country in the United States Army from1960 to 1962. On June 24, 1966, he was joined in marriage, for a lifetime partnership, with Glenda Blankenship in Nevada. Archie and Glenda were the parents of three children and they cherished their memories of sharing 34 years of marriage. Archie logged for many years in the surrounding mountain areas of Montrose. The last few years he drove a truck for Parish Oil Co. of Montrose. Archie and his family moved to Olathe 45 years ago where they made their home until the time of his death. He enjoyed fishing and various woodworking. Archie loved to tinker with many different things - taking apart and reassembling. He also enjoyed the many hours he spent truck driving.

Surviving family members very grateful to share Archie's life include his wife, Glenda Sanderson, of Olathe; a son, Tyson Sanderson, also of Olathe; a daughter, Peggy and husband Cecil Johnson, of Westminster; a son, Dennis Sanderson, of Midwest City, Okla.; and one precious granddaughter, Brittany Sanderson. Other family survivors include four brothers: Lester, Ray, Lincoln, Johnny; and three sisters: Margaret, Cledia, and Lou.

Archie was preceded in death by both of his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral Services in loving remembrance and to say farewell to Archie will be officiated on Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. The service will conclude at the chapel. Private family interment will be held in the Olathe Cemetery.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2009, Montrose, Montrose Co., CO, Obituary

The Montrose Daily Press, (CO) - August 6, 2009,

William Kenton Ritchey Sr. July 23, 1919 - Aug. 3, 2009 MONTROSE - William (Bill) Kenton Ritchey, Sr., MS, CCM died Aug. 3, 2009 in Montrose, Colo., of complications associated with congestive heart failure. Bill was born in Maysville, Ky., July 23, 1919. He was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII serving in the China, Burma India Theater. During his career, he owned multiple restaurants and was the manager of several country clubs including the Augusta Country Club where the Masters is played.

Ritchey is preceded in death by his wives, Margaret Ferguson Ritchey and Virginia Blankenship Ritchey and companion, Helen Wood.

He is survived by daughter, Dr. Margaret Ann (Mickey) Bock and her husband Donald Robert Bock and son, William Kenton Ritchey, Jr. He is also survived by grandchildren, Gertrude (Trudy) Mary Bock, Michael Shane Bock and Paige Leigh Ritchey West and her husband Major Aaron West; and his three great-grandchildren, Caroline, James and Ben West.

Private memorial services are planned. Bill will be buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Watonga, Okla.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2001, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Obituary

Pueblo Chieftain,  November 12, 2001

Thomas A. Eberwein Sr. died Nov. 11, 2001, in Pueblo. He was 79. A resident of Pueblo since 1953. Preceded in death by his father in 1979 and mother in 1988. Preceded in death by son, Michael, in 1972; and a brother, Eugene, in 1985.

Survived by children, Thomas (Kathy) Eberwein Jr., Patricia, John and Edward, all of Pueblo, Mary Ann (Dan) Blankenship, Carbondale, Colo., and Stephen of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Survived by brother, John (Irene) Eberwein of Belen, N.M.; a sister, Ann Caroland of Clovis, N.M., and a sister, Cathy (Martin) Goodwin of Portales, N.M. He is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thomas retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983, after 30 years of service and served with the 7th Air Force in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. At his request, there will be cremation and no services. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2002, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Obituary

Pueblo Chieftain,  October 05, 2002

Medora Irene Eberwein passed away Oct. 2, 2002, after a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., and moved to Pueblo in 1953. Irene worked in various secretarial and clerical positions that began with the FBI in 1941. She was active in the American Heart Association and was a wonderful mother. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Nelda Stalcup; former husband, Thomas; son, Michael; grandson, George Michael; and sister-in-law, Merle Stalcup.

Her survivors include her children, Thomas Jr. (Kathy), Patricia, John and Edward, all of Pueblo, Mary (Dan) Blankenship of Carbondale, and Steve of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren, Brian, Amy, Tyler and Caiden; great-grandchildren, Austin and Brittany; brother, Tom Stalcup of Carlsbad, N.M.; and a sister, Theresa (Robert) Chammplin of Hudson, Fla. The family would like to thank our sister, Patricia, and brother, Edward, for the many years of wonderful care they provided our mother. The family would also like to give a special thanks to Dr. Thomas Gaide.

Visitation will be held from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2003, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Obituary

Pueblo Chieftain, February 11, 2003

Robert Arthur Weldon Sr., loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, moved onto a more peaceful journey Feb. 9, 2003. He was born in Pueblo on April 18, 1936, to Roy and Wanda Weldon. After completing the eighth grade, he began working at the age of 13 at Pueblo Country Club. His love of golf evolved and lasted a lifetime. He honed his golfing skills --- unbeknownst to his friends and children, he possessed the talents to become a professional. Robert, though, was committed to providing for his family so he continued working at the country club for 18 years. Robert moved on to become one of the top sales representatives at Barteldes (L.L. Johnson Distributing Co). For over 20 years he traveled many miles through Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado representing Toro. He built his own business of golf course irrigation consulting with the help of his wife and sons. Robert was a lover of golf, cowboy polo, professional wrestling and all kinds of foods. As a ball cap collector he owns over 400 caps. He was known as "UB," "Cowboy Bob" and "Baldy" and had a knack for making people laugh and getting them to pay attention.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol; five children, Robin (Rocky) Palmer, Roz (Jeff) White, Robert (JoAnn) Weldon, Rodney (Dana) Cascio-Weldon, all of Pueblo, and Rhondelle (Mark) Blankenship, Reno, Nev. He will be missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, George McCarthy Historic Chapel

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


2005, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Obituary

Pueblo Chieftain, November 14, 2005

Patrick Bueno, 73, of Pueblo, died unexpectedly at the family home on Nov. 11, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, James Bueno; mother, Margaret Bueno; sister, Faye Bailey; nephew, Rodney Blankenship; niece, Beverly Blankenship.

Survived by loving wife of 45 years, Corrine M. Bueno, of the family home. Also survived by children, Glenda Gallegos (Rick Trujillo), Patrick (Carmela) Bueno, Lerlyn Bueno, James (Tish) Bueno, Mary Bueno. Grandchildren, Jacque, Michael, Lauren, Stephanie, Jerid, Brianna, Trevor, Malorie, Jimmy, Brandon, and Makaila. Brother: James (Kiyoko) Bueno. Sisters: Corine (Ray) Carley, Mary Blankenship. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Enos (Lucy) Ruybal, Joseph (Irene) Lujan, Josie (John) Gonzales, Prescilla (Gerson) Roybal, Zeke (Dee) Lujan, Manuel Lujan, Annie (Jim) Suazo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. Retired from Alpha Beta after 28 years of service. Also retired from County Market. Loved hunting, camping, raising animals, farming, and spending time with his family. He was known for his humorous stories, and ability to put a smile on everyone's face.

Viewing, noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 pm. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Joseph Church. Family and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall following both services.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


+2006, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO, Obituary

Pueblo Chieftain, October 26, 2006

Mary Ann Myers, 88, of Pueblo, born Feb. 6, 1918, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Clyde H. Myers; grandson, Loren Myers Jr.; sister, Bonnie Kaman; brothers, Kenneth (Nell) Blankenship, Eldon (Evadna) Blankenship, Warren (Olive) Blankenship; and Fernie (Dana) Blankenship.

Survived by her children, Leroy (Pearl) Myers and Loren (Linda) Myers, Pueblo, Kenneth (Leona) Myers, Loveland, and Shirley Williams, Colorado Springs. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mary loved her family dearly. She enjoyed sewing and making her own clothes. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing cards. Mary played the guitar when she was young and loved country music. She worked for many years at the Star-Journal and Tri-Plex.

Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Pueblo Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, V. M.            95, 04Jan1905 - 15Nov2000,           Boone, Pueblo, CO,                         TX-454-36-9748


Rio Blanco                                                                                             


2004, Rangely, Rio Blanco Co., CO, Obituary

Moffat County Morning News (Craig, CO) - August 27, 2004

Crystal D. Blankenship , 24, of Rangely, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 in rural Rio Blanco County. Crystal was born on Oct. 10, 1979, in Casper, Wyo., the daughter of Will D. Ramsour and Sheila Walthers. Her father preceded her in death and she was blessed with a wonderful second father, Mike Hackett.

She was raised in Meeker and graduated from Meeker High School. From the time she was a young girl, Crystal dreamed of becoming a cosmetologist. She attended cosmetology school at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig and graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. At the time of her death she owned Country Images Beauty Salon in Rangely. On Jan. 16, 2002, she was united in marriage to Jerry A. Blankenship in Rangely. Crystal loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing sports. She enjoyed the Denver Broncos, NASCAR racing and listening to all types of music. She was a loving wife, daughter and sister and adored her three children, Hunter, Brittany and Crimsen.

Crystal is survived by her husband, Jerry; her three children, Hunter, Brittany and Crimsen; her parents, Mike and Sheila Hackett of Maybell; sisters Samantha O'Brien of Meeker, Stephanie Lakenburger of Gillette, Wyo., and Monique Arnold of Denver; brother Trapper Hackett of Najaf, Iraq; mother-in-law, Mary Blankenship of Rangely; and grandfather Will Ramsour of Casper, Wyo.

A memorial service for Crystal will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Elk's Memorial Park in Rangely.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com