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Christina Hernandez

Dec 02, 1975 - Dec 02, 2023

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Greeley, CO

Christina Renee Hernandez, age 48, of Julesburg, and of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Friday November 24 , 2023. Christina was born in Julesburg, Colorado on January 3 , 1975, to JoAnn Iriarte (Greeley) and Jorge Hernandez (Julesburg). Christina's love was beyond measure. She had the most giving, selfless heart, and was quick to lend a helping hand where she could. She longed to travel near and far, she loved to dance and sing, she loved deeply, and she made it known with her actions. She abs...Read More

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Delouise Lorraine Wilson

Jun 28, 1933 - Feb 23, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Delouise Lorraine Wilson was born June 28, 1933 in Denver, Colorado to parents Everett and Eda Kempkes. She passed away on February 23, 2024 at age 90 in Greeley, Colorado. Delouise is survived by her brother, Neville (Phyllis) Kempkes; daughters, Brenda Wilson and Roxane Paluszcyk; three grandchildren, Jasmine Wilson, Randal (Steve) Hanzlik, Kyle (Kelly) Paluszcyk and seven great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, Harold Wilson and grandson, Jeremiah Wilson. Delouise grew up in Arvada and graduated from Arvada High School in 1951. She then attended business school and worked in Downtown Denver. Delouise met and married her husband, “Whitey” in 1956. She supported her husband’s teaching and coaching career while maintaining a home as a devoted wife and wonderful mother. Delouise also worked in several secretarial positions throughout the years. She was active in church and women’s groups, a Girl Scout leader and member of Order of Eastern Star Friendship Chapter (Arvada) for many years. She and Whitey were able to travel and enjoy many years of retirement together. She loved reading, gardening, and corresponding with friends and family (while she was able). Her later years were spent at Meadow View Assisted Living and Grace Pointe Skilled Nursing Facility in Greeley. Delouise was a good friend and was loved and cherished by many people. Donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children (lovetotherescue.org) or Grace Pointe Continuing Care SNF, 1919 68th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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Debra Claxton

Apr 22, 1953 - Feb 18, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Debra Claxton Obituary Debra Claxton, age 70, passed away peacefully after battling health complications for over fourteen years on Sunday, February 18, 2024 in Greeley, CO. She was born April 22, 1953 to Robert and Barbara Willson in Manchester, Iowa. Her family moved often, living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sibley, Iowa; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Camp Polk, Louisiana; Manhattan, Kansas; River Falls, Wisconsin; and Tempe, Arizona. Deb was an adorable child who loved to laugh, dance to music, read, and entertain her family – she was the oldest of four. Growing up, Deb was an active student, participating in many school activities, but she was most passionate about acting and writing. After graduating high school in 1971, she attended Worthington State Junior College and continued her education at Mankato State University, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Sociology. She worked for both college newspapers and acted in various plays and productions. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She had two children: Angela born in 1985 and Brian born in 1987. She was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease in 1992, and lost her third child, Charles, five days before her 39th Birthday. An early testament to her strength and resiliency, she continued to care for her children and started a job at Knott’s Camp Snoopy. Deb always loved to have fun, go on adventures, and of course laugh. Although nobody knew Deb when she moved to Pepin, Wisconsin in 1994, that all changed when she started working for the Courier-Wedge, the local newspaper, in 1997 first as a reporter and then the editor. It was a true labor of love though often stressful. Nonetheless, the entire family often tagged along, including her granddaughter Emily, who was born in November, 2000. Together they all shared many wonderful memories including traveling for sporting event playoffs, parades, and community events. It showed an entire community her super-powers, which were showing up for people, supporting them, loving them with her whole heart, and making them laugh. Tragedy struck Deb and her family when her daughter Angela died in November, 2001. Deb continued to juggle it all somehow, and even received recognition for her work, winning an award from Pepin Area Schools for Excellent Press Coverage in 2000, a Wisconsin Music Educator Association Award in 2002, and two consecutive WASB Media Honor Roll Awards in 2003 and 2004. She always showed up, supported, and loved with her whole heart. In retirement she self published It Ain’t Heavy - It’s The Lite Side which was based on her weekly humor column, and had stories published in My Funny Major Medical, and Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales. She acted in seven productions from 2014-2023 and realized her dream of becoming a professional character actor working for Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre from 2021-2023. She had a renewed vibrancy for life after moving to Denver in 2017 and living in an Active Seniors Community, where she made many new and lasting friendships and enjoyed her independence at many concerts, shows, and events. Most of all, she loved being close to her immediate family and spending time with her new grandson Felix, born November of 2023. Deb will be dearly missed by everyone she touched in her 70 years of life. Deb was preceded in death by her stillborn son Charles Claxton, daughter Angela Claxton, and her parents. She is survived by her brothers Scott (Annette) Willson and Gregory (Nicole) Willson, sister Linda (Bruce) Anderson, son Brian (Mary) Claxton, grandchildren Emily Carlson and Felix Claxton. All are invited to attend either ceremony to pay their respects to Debra: Thursday March 7th at 5:00 PM Overture Central Park Community Room 8133 E 29th Pl Denver, CO 80238 Thursday March 21st at 7:00 PM Lake Harriet United Methodist Church 4901 Chowen Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55410

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James L Oster

Sep 18, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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Greeley, CO

James “Jim” L Oster, 82, of LaSalle passed away on February 20, 2024 in Greeley. Jim was born in Boulder on September 18, 1941 to William and Edna (Oster) Oster. He grew up and lived his whole life on his farm south of LaSalle where he raised a variety of crops. He also taught school for a few years in Keenesburg, CO followed by many years teaching science at the middle school in Eaton, CO. He loved teaching science more than most teachers. He was a lifetime member of the Greeley Seventh Day Adventist church where he also spent a lot of time teaching middle school aged kids. He enjoyed farming for the most part and was quite successful. He is preceded in death by his wife Lelia Oster in 2021. He is survived by his son Marc (Yariela) Oster, and two grandsons Luke and Aaron Oster as well as by two sisters; Helen Lee and Alice Hinkle. He will be missed by his family and friends and fondly remembered by many. Jim’s Life Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2024 at the Greeley Seventh Day Adventist Church with a lunch to follow. Inurnment at the Beebe Draw Cemetery, located on the Oster family farm. Condolences may be shared at AdamsonCares.com.

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Joseph Moreno

May 03, 1986 - Feb 26, 2024

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Greeley, CO

We are sad to announce the passing of Joseph Moreno “Sparky”, of Greeley, CO. Joseph passed away at the age of 37, on February 26th, 2024. Joseph passed away suddenly, at home. He loved music, graffiti, fishing, low riders and collecting coins. Joseph attended Aims Community College and became a welder. In May, 2024, Joseph was expecting his first baby; He was so happy to have the opportunity to become a father. Joseph is survived by his Mother, Joann Lopez and Father, Adrian Moreno Sr. His Brother, Adrian Moreno Jr., and Nephews Adrian Isaiah Moreno and Jeremiah Joe Moreno. He is also survived by his Girlfriend, Sarah Armstrong, Best Friend, Matthew Calderon, Grandmother’s, Lucy Casares and Maria Moreno. As well as, His Uncles, Robert Lopez(Frances), Gilbert Lopez and Pete Lopez, all of Greely, and many more Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. We will forever carry Joseph “Sparky” Moreno in our hearts.

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Thomas D. Brown

Jul 26, 1936 - Feb 27, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Thomas D. Brown, 87, of Greeley, Colorado passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Grace Pointe in Greeley. He was born July 26, 1936, to James and Lillie (Hansen) Brown in Greeley. Tom grew up in Greeley and graduated from Greeley High School in 1954. After working with the family dairy just out of high school, Tom enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1958 until 1960. On November 23, 1958, he married Marjorie Troudt in Greeley. After the service, Tom farmed and worked on his family’s dairy farm, Auburn Farm. In the early 1970’s, the family began to raise registered Suffolk sheep, Auburn Farm Suffolks. Tom would invite many 4-H clubs, FFA students and Junior College Ag students to the farm to learn more about the sheep industry, raising, showing, judging and the care for the animals. Tom loved to raise show quality sheep and traveled with them to shows including Colorado and Wyoming State fairs. Tom was active with many things’ agriculture related and served on the Central Weld Water Conservation District Board for 40 plus years. Tom loved being a grandpa. His five grandchildren all had his special “Nicknames” and enjoyed watching them grow up around the farm. Tom had an interest in photography and was a member of The Photography Club, Shutter Bugs. Tom In his earlier years, was an avid bowler. He loved to read magazines and the daily newspapers and was a big baseball fan. The Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees were his favorites. Tom is survived by his wife, Marjorie Brown of Greeley; his daughter, Lisa Hoffman, and husband Troy Hoffman of Kersey; his grandchildren, Aaron “Pete” Helus, Jocelyn “Joey” Hatch and husband Kyle, Michael “Mickey” Hoffman and fiancé Jaymie Podtburg, Mikayla “Rosie” Payseur and husband Hunter, and Matthew “Jimmy” Hoffman and fiancé Madi Marsh; his great-granddaughter, Rozlyn Ann. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Karen Helus; and his siblings, Morris Brown, Robert Brown and Lucille Duell. A Life Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at Adamson Life Celebration Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Tom’s name to the Kersey Community Church. Friends may send condolences to the family at adamsoncares.com.

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JoAnn Tufte

Nov 06, 1933 - Jan 28, 2024

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Greeley, CO

JoAnn Tufte, age 90, of Greeley, Colorado, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Windsong at Northridge in Greeley where she was a resident. JoAnn was born November 6, 1933, in Mower County, the daughter of Harry and Eleanor Sheedy. She later married Richard Tufte. JoAnn was a homemaker and farmer. JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Debra (Mark) Zehr; son, Denis (Rita) Tufte; two grandchildren, Amanda (Andy) Sayles and Jeremy (Marissa) Tufte; two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Nolan; three nieces; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Tufte; parents, Harry and Eleanor Sheedy; and brothers, Patrick, Paul, and John Sheedy.Services for JoAnn will be held in the Spring of 2024 at Mayer-Hoff Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Mayer-Hoff Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Mary Delores Phillips

May 07, 1926 - Feb 27, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Mary Delores Phillips, age 97, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Mary was born May 7, 1926, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was the second child born to John Joseph Cronin and Mary Eutella (Duncan) Cronin. She had one brother, Ed, and two sisters, Pat and Margret. They have all preceded her in death. “We were dirt poor but had fun. My bathing suit was cut-off overalls and a tee shirt. We swam in the big canal. One day a cow floated down. We all got out of the water and counted to 100 to let the cow and germs float by. Elementary school was K through 8th. We all had blue caps & gowns. High school was fun too. I graduated in 1944 from Pocatello High. Wore the same cap & gown, again! I then signed up for the Cadet Nursing Corp for three years in Salt Lake City, Utah. Getting an RN diploma in 1947. In training we lived in two, twelve bed dorms on the 3rd floor of the hospital. The girls would sunbathe on the porch – with and without clothes. Small airplanes made flyovers! Graduating 1947. Graduating in 1947 at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. I met Calvin Camp (Nick) Phillips in 1947 and we were married on January 29, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah at Saint Patrick's Church. It was a short ceremony. The young Priest looked like he should go back to bed. With green ink, he wrote Pocatello Mary (scratch, scratch) Mary on our Marriage Certificate, but it lasted 70 years and 9 months! Nick and I built two little houses in Bountiful, Utah. He was transferred to El Paso, Texas for 4 years and then to Denver for 20 years. I worked in a doctor’s office during these 20 years. I did Public Health Nursing. During this time, we built our cabin in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado which we retired to. Nick fell in deep snow while shoveling and couldn’t get up. He had to “swim” in the snow to reach the porch so he could pull himself up. So, we decided to sell, and moved to Loveland, Colorado in a condo that we fixed up perfectly. Then on to Senior Living in Loveland. Nick fell and broke his arm and was finally hospitalized, we lost Nick on October, 28, 2018. I then moved into Assisted Living in Greeley, Colorado. There, I tripped and broke my leg. With a brace on my leg, it slipped and caused a huge sore on my foot. Many trips to the wound care unit. I landed at Fair Acres, now on to Berthoud, Colorado. I have many happy memories of children, family, friends, and coworkers during my long life. Farewell, I’ll see you in Heaven.” Mary is survived by her youngest son, Joe (Kayce), Hot Springs, SD. Daughter, Carol Engsberg, Sydney, NE. Daughter-In-Law, Kay Phillips, Milliken, CO. Six grandchildren, Cliff, Justin, Jimmy (Laurel) Phillips, Joyce and Danny Engsberg, Lisa (Joey) Hassen, and 9 Great-Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son, Steve, in 2006. There will be a visitation for Mary on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Liturgy of the Word will be Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., both at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado, 80634. Mary will be laid to rest Friday, March 1, 2024 at Greenlawn Cemetery, County Rd 1 & E State Hwy 56, Berthoud, Colorado, 80513.

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George Alan Tooley

Jun 17, 1931 - Feb 22, 2024

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Greeley, CO

George Alan Tooley passed away peacefully in his sleep in Greeley, Colorado on February 22, 2024, at the age of 92. George was born on June 17, 1931, to George James and Mary Beatrice Tooley. George attended high school in Russell, KS and graduated from Hill City, KS high school in 1950. George’s parents later moved to Great Bend, KS where George considered home. Upon graduation, George joined the United States Air Force on August 15, 1950, and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nevada and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage Alaska. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal as well as the Good Conduct Medal. George was honorably discharged on August 14, 1954. George was introduced to Joyce Marie Murphy by his Dad and the two were united in marriage on April 8th, 1961. Their first born, Chris was born in Farmington, NM. Daughter Kayleen was born two years later in Garden City, KS and one year later daughter Kara was born in Liberal, KS. George and Joyce lived in Liberal until building Joyce’s dream home with a mountain view in Greeley, CO in 2003. George and Joyce moved to Wamego KS in November, 2017. George worked selling life insurance and mutual funds for Jayhawk National Life and Ozark National Life for many years until becoming an independent financial advisor. A devout Catholic all his life, George was a member of St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Liberal, St Peter’s Catholic Church in Greeley and St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego. George’s business took him and Joyce to many places throughout the world in their almost 62 years of marriage. George’s most beloved hobbies, however, were watching football and the business channel to keep up on the stock market and how his stocks were fairing. George was a kind and friendly man, a gentle Dad and a devoted husband. He loved the Rat Pack and listening to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. He would, on occasion, boast that he played a hand or two of blackjack next to Dean Martin in Las Vegas. Survivors include his daughters, Kayleen Hernandez and husband, Stan, Loveland, CO, and Kara Burton and her husband Mike, Wamego, KS; Grandchildren Brianna Tooley, Portland, OR, Brett Tooley (Naomi) Windsor, CO, Kylee Millman, Costa Mesa, CA, Shayla McDonough and her husband Neil, Fort Collins, CO, Seth Holle, Wamego, KS, Ethan Holle, Wamego, KS and Great-Grandchildren, Ambrie and Myah Greeley, CO. George was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jay, his wife Joyce and his son, Chris Tooley.A private Burial will be held at St Bernard Catholic Cemetery in Wamego with Fr. Michael Peterson officiating. Memorials are requested to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and may be left with Campanella & Stewart Funeral Home, 4370 Salzer Road, Wamego, KS 66547.

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Ellen Louise Goracke

Feb 23, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024

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Greeley, CO

"Ellen Louise Goracke, 78, of LaSalle, Colorado, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in Greeley. She was born on February 23, 1945, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Joseph Alfred Howes and Evelyn (Wilson) Howes. After graduating from high school, she married Oren L. Goracke on December 23, 1963, in Miltonvale, Kansas. After moving to Colorado, they lived in Greeley, Eaton, and LaSalle. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved to make people happy. She crocheted afgans and baby blankets for friends and family members, enjoyed gardening, canning and always had lots of flowers to care for. She taught in a Christian school and was a member of the Greeley Bible Missionary Church. Ellen is survived by her husband, Oren Goracke, a son, Brent Goracke, both of LaSalle, Colorado, three daughters, Debra Durr (Ken) of Guyana, South America, Denise Walker (Michael) of Greeley, Colorado, and Dorene Miller (Paul) of Fairfield, Iowa. Also, a brother, Don Howes (Cheryl) of Zephyrhills, Florida, a sister, Joyce Brothe (Tom) of Evans, Colorado, 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Evelyn Howes, a brother, David Howes, a sister, Linda Withrow, and a daughter, Diane McKinney. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 11th Ave. in Evans, Colorado. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024, also at the funeral chapel. Interment will be at Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville, Colorado."

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Felipe “Philip” Fries

Oct 12, 1955 - Feb 11, 2024

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Greeley, CO

"Felipe “Philip” Fries, 68, of Greeley, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born October 12, 1955, in Dimmitt, Texas to Juan and Juanita (Perez) Frias. Philip’s early years of schooling took place in rural Eaton, Colorado. He attended high school in Kersey, Colorado. He worked driving beet trucks and other produce for local farmers. Ultimately, he was employed by the Great Westen Sugar Factory for over 30 years. Philip enjoyed riding horses, playing pool with his friends, drinking beer and working on the farm. His family knew him as the “Pickup Truck Man”. He is survived by his brothers, Raymond, Randy (Dorothy) and Rueben Frias, his sisters, Rachel Moralez (Dan Vigeant), Irene (Frank) Martinez, Janie DeMers, Stella (Martin) Rios, Ramona (Benny) Pompa and Margie (John) Moncivias, 22 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, Juan \u0026amp; Juanita Frias. The visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024, with Recitation of the Rosary following at 10:00 a.m. at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 11th Avenue, in Evans, Colorado. A Liturgy of the Word will begin at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral chapel. Interment will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Evans Cemetery. An online guestbook and obituary are available at www.moserfuneralservice.com."

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