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Cindy Pollard

Mar 30, 1956 - Oct 01, 2023

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Yuma, CO

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Lillian Catherine Baucke

Feb 05, 1933 - Feb 21, 2024

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Yuma, CO

Live Stream Lillian Catherine Baucke was born on February 5, 1933 to Pete and Precious (Woodward) Brophy at their home in the sandhills north of Wray, Colorado. She was number five of seven children. She passed away on February 21, 2024 at the Yuma District Hospital the age of 91. Lillian began her school years at the Morning Star School for the first eight years and later graduated from Wray High School. Lillian began her working career at the Yuma County Welfare Department, followed by an operator at the telephone company and her last employment was as a teller at World Savings. Lillian married Elmer Baucke on February 4, 1955 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yuma, Colorado. To this union six children were born, Dan, Andy, Ron, Lori, Kent and Phillip. They operated Baucke Electric which still exists today with Ron and Robin’s family continuing the electrical business. While raising her family Lillian volunteered for many activities. She was active in the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary, St. John’s Alter and Rosary Society, Yuma School Board for 12 years and coached a tee ball team. They delivered the Rocky Mountain News to the Yuma community and she ran a concession stand at the ball fields with her kids where “Pet Rocks” were the hot item. Lillian loved to cook family meals, play cards, eat out, take trips (especially going to Mesquite to see her sister Anne) and attending family reunions. The best thing in her life were her kids and grandkids and later the great grandkids. She was blessed with the extended family of Perry Blach, Doris Mekelburg and Roylynn Baucke, Lillian was the last Baucke of that generation. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Precious Brophy, husband, Elmer; brother, David Brophy and wife, Nadene ; brother-inlaws, Jack Squire and Tom Schelly; sister, Lois Carruthers and husband, Wayne and sister, Marion Greenfield; granddaughters, April and Jenee’ Baucke. She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Dan and Jan Baucke, Justin and Suzanna, Seth and Casey and Chad and Liz; Andy and Denice Baucke, Jessi and Tyler Holland and CJ and Brittney Baucke; Ron and Robin Baucke, Ty and Amanda Baucke, Tristyn and Blake Roth, and Taryn and Hank Jackson; Lori Spencer, Ryan Spencer, Kaylee and Austin LaBrune and Joey Spencer; Kent and Kathy Baucke, Rachael and Chris Bok, Dawson Baucke and Shea Baucke; Phillip and Monica Baucke, Kaitlyn Baucke (Christopher Schneider) and Jarrett Baucke (Sophie Kolb) along with twenty great grandchildren; sisters, Gene Schelly of Greeley, Colorado and Anne Squire of Mesquite, Nevada and brother, Pete Brophy and wife, Katie of Wray, Colorado along with numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary – Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Yuma, Colorado. Funeral Service – Monday, February 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. also at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Felicien Mbala officiating. Interment follows at the Yuma Cemetery in Yuma, Colorado. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. To to the family or in memory of Lillian Catherine (Brophy) Baucke, please

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Gary Dale Newton

Jun 29, 1941 - Feb 21, 2024

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Yuma, CO

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Ralph Leon Spellman

Jun 20, 1930 - Feb 16, 2024

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Yuma, CO

Live Stream On February 16, 2024, Ralph L. Spellman passed away at Hillcrest Care Center after battling a stroke. Ralph was born to Eldon Thomas and Lois Bee (Richards) Spellman. He was born at home in Alvin, Colorado ( 18 miles north of Laird, Colorado). Ralph was the third child in a family of eight children. Ralph attended county school and the Wray High School. Ralph worked for his Uncle Dean Thompson and his Uncle Don Thompson on the Thompson Ranch in the summers. He always loved the ranch and enjoyed many trips and great memories there. Ralph served 2 years in the U.S. Army with 16 months in Korea as a combat engineer. Following discharge, he worked as a civil engineer for the highway department. Ralph married Sharon Morris in 1962. They had 2 sons, Brickton Wray and Clayton Bower. Together, they enjoyed family gatherings and a shared love of hunting. Sharon passed in 1982. Ralph was a graduate of NJC in Sterling and The San Francisco College of Mortuary Sciences. Following graduation, he returned to Yuma and worked in the mortuary with his father-in-law, Paul Morris. He later took over the business. His friendliness and caring work ethic helped the business thrive. In 1974, Ralph bought the Wray mortuary. Ralph’s nephew, Jim Schmidt and Dan Baucke helped operate the 2 mortuaries and the monument business until Ralph retired in 1992. Ralph’s “retirement” job was selling promotional products. He enjoyed visiting with all his customers and friends he made along the road. During his lifetime, Ralph had the honor of being the Mayor of Yuma from 1980-1984. He served on many city boards. He served as Yuma County Coroner for a number of years. He was active and served the Lutheran Church and area veterans as the Veteran Service officer. He was a longtime member of the Rotary Club and maintained perfect attendance for several years. Ralph married LeAnn Peters in 1983. He was husband, father and Grandpa. He truly enjoyed life. He loved spending time at the Thompson Ranch with his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting with his brother Tom and special friend, Ray LeRette. Ralph did not know a stranger. He enjoyed visiting with everyone he met. Ralph is survived by his wife LeAnn, sons Brick (Monica) of Centennial, Colorado and Clay of Loveland, Colorado, grandsons Colter, Heath, and Zane, sisters Minnie Schmidt and Peggy Spellman, sister-in-law Lois Spellman, brother Tom (Margaret) and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, E.T. and Lois Bee Spellman, first wife Sharon, sisters Dorothy Schmidt and Jennie Brown, brothers George and Robert Spellman, in-laws Leland and Evelyn Peters. Funeral services are planned for 1030 on Wednesday, February 21st at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Yuma, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for memorials in Ralph’s name. Arrangements were made by Baucke Funeral Home. To to the family or in memory of Ralph Leon Spellman, please

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William Wenger

Apr 22, 1936 - Feb 02, 2024

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Yuma, CO

Willam “Bill” Wenger was born April 22, 1936, on the family farm 14 miles northeast of Yuma, Colorado to William and Mary Catherine (Zulauf) Wenger. His parents were immigrants from Switzerland. He passed away February 2, 2024, at the age of 87. He was the youngest of their four children; Violet, Bob, Trudy and Bill. Bill attended Brand country school in his formative years and graduated from Yuma High School with the class of 1954. He was a proud member of the 1953 state champion football team, the first to claim this honor for Yuma, but turned down a football scholarship to the University of Denver due to the damaged condition of his knees. He was elected student body president with a campaign promise of putting a pool table in the school library. A promise he regrets was not to be fulfilled. Bill farmed with his father after graduation and then chose to serve his country and honorably did so in the United States Navy. He served as a Seaman at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. He was chosen to serve as clerk to the commander since he could type almost 90 words a minute. Part of his job was ensuring that classified documents were securely handled. He took this responsibility so seriously that the safe they were kept in became inaccessible for a short period of time after he painted it and discovered that the paint had sealed it shut. After completing his service, Bill came back to Colorado and worked at Forney Industries and took courses in agriculture at CSU before marrying his high school sweetheart Marie Christine Trautman on June 14, 1959. To this union three children were born; Randall William, Michael Edward and Anna Marie. Bill farmed and ranched for several years southeast of Yuma. During this time, he raised pure bred Charolais cattle with friend and cousin Don Olsen. Eventually, he took a sales job with Dean Miller Sales which launched a career in agribusiness spanning more than three decades. From selling metal buildings and grain bins to farm implements and irrigation equipment he concluded his career as an insurance broker with agencies in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. During this time, he supported and led 4-H clubs, served as a school board member and in other community and civic organizations in both Yuma and Sidney Nebraska. He served His Lord and Savior as a member of Light Memorial Presbyterian Church of Sidney and First Presbyterian Church of Yuma. Bill was fond of recounting his memorable journey as a child to Switzerland with his parents and sister Trudy after World War II. His curiosity and outgoing nature endeared him to the crew of the ships they traveled on which included the Queen Mary during their return to the United States. His newfound buddies showed him the cargo hold and crew areas of the ships. Perhaps this influenced his decision to join the US Navy later in his life. He was able to relive aspects of that journey when his wife and children traveled with him to Europe in 1983. Bill will be remembered for his wit, sense of humor and ability to connect with others. He was asked to emcee several special events and gatherings. He enjoyed sharing a laugh with friends and family as often as he could. He was a mentor and gave sage advice to many and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Wenger and his father and mother-in-law, Edward and Jesse Trautman, his siblings and their spouses; Violet and Stanley Mekelburg, Bob and Kathryn Wenger, Trudy and Raymond Mullison – Gus Grabowski. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Wenger, his son and daughter-in-law Randy and Beverly Wenger of Yuma, step granddaughter Tava Jo (Chris) Foster of Nokesville VA, step grandson Cortlandt (Tiffany) Ingram, son and daughter-in-law Mike and Susan Wenger of Denver, grandson Jake (Emily) Wenger of Lakewood, granddaughter Ellie Wenger of Long Beach CA, granddaughter Rosa Ray (Muz Khan) of Englewood, grandson Thomas Wenger (Tate Gustine) of Denver and daughter Anna Wenger (Beth Decker) of Yuma. Also, he is survived by his sisters-in-law and their spouses – Kate Kallis of Hingham MA, Judy and David Niednagel of Evansville IN, Sue and Roger Kilgore of Denver and Lori Kaufman of Golden in addition to many special nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of William "Bill" Wenger, please

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Dorothy Jane Meade

Nov 08, 1950 - Jan 01, 2024

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Yuma, CO

Dorothy Jane Meade, known to many as Granny, was a caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on January 1, 2024, at age 73. Born November 8, 1950, to Herbert and Edna Brady. Dorothy was a proud Laramie native and held a deep appreciation for her roots. She will return there, with her ashes being spread over the Snowy Range Mountains in Wyoming. Raised alongside her brother, Wayne Brady, Dorothy was a hard worker. When Dorothy wasn’t helping out around the house, you could find her working as a waitress. In the summer of 1967, Dorothy married Robert (Bob) Morton. In 1968, they welcomed their first and only daughter, Dawna. While raising their daughter, Dorothy and Bob started their own tool shop in Laramie called D and B Tool Service. They divorced in 1976. Dorothy moved to eastern Colorado where she met Richard Meade. During this time she worked for Cope Gas and Equipment, she did custom haying, and also ranching. She loved her cows, especially her favorite, Annie. Some of her favorite hobbies were golfing and checking cows with her friends, which always included a cold beer. In 2005, Dorothy purchased Jo’s Liquor. She loved her customers, and knew this would be where she would retire. Dorothy’s life was anchored in her family. When she wasn’t working at the liquor store, you would find her spending time with her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dorothy enjoyed movies, music, jigsaw puzzles, and camping. She is survived by her daughter, Dawna Hastings (Zane) of Joes, CO. Her grandchildren, Lee Hastings (Meghan) of Kirk, CO and Lorna Lydick (Kenny) of Spokane Valley, WA. Great grandchildren include Keenan Lydick, Daxton Hastings, Judson Lydick, Hadlee Hastings, Reagan Lydick, and Layla Hastings. Dorothy was preceded in death by parents Herbert and Edna Brady, brother Wayne Brady, ex-husband Richard Meade, and great grandchild Cameron Hastings. A Celebration of Life followed by a lunch reception, will be held at the Grassroots Community building in Joes, CO starting at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations will go to South Y-W Ambulance, P.O. Box 51, Kirk, CO 80824 To to the family or in memory of Dorothy Jane Meade, please

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Merle Ellen (Harr) Wilkins

Oct 09, 1931 - Dec 26, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Merle Ellen (Harr) Wilkins was born October 9, 1931 to Roland and Hazel (Snyder) Harr in Yuma, Colorado. She passed away December 26, 2023 surrounded by family at her home in Yuma, Colorado. Merle grew up in the Yuma, Washington County area. She attended several county schools including Wiladel School She rode a horse to school and eventually became the school bus driver at the age of 16. Her senior year she lived above Mustains Grocery Store and graduated from Yuma Union High School. Bert and Merle were married on May 14, 1950 in Sterling, Colorado they were blessed with five children, Dianna, Sandra, Randy, Melody and Skip. Merle was very active with the Farming, Dairy, Raising Chickens and Dogs. The two of them remodeled several houses in the area including their own home in which Merle continued to live in for the next seventy years. In her later years Merle’s hobbies kept her busy. She crocheted many miles of thread into doilies. Her other hobbies included Macramé, Oil Painting and Diamond Paintings. She was a very talented lady. Merle was preceded in death by her Husband, Bert Wilkins; Daughter, Sandra; Son-in-law, Rodney Monk; Parents, Roland and Hazel Harr; Parents-in-law, Goldie and Bessie Wilkins; Brother Edward Harr and wife Alice and brother, Carroll Harr. Merle is survived by her children, Dianna Monk, Randy Wilkins and wife, Deb; Melody and husband, Dan Kuntz all of Yuma; Skip Wilkins and wife, Pam of Evergreen, Colorado; grandchildren, Thad Monk (Teresa), Clint Monk (Amanda), Trent Monk (Jacqulyn), Jason Monk (Megan), Logan Wilkins (Courtney), Kendall Wilkins (Madison), Hadden Wilkins (Amanda), Becky Kuntz Porteus (Scott), David Kuntz (Elizabeth), Dakota Wilkins (Jenna), Kiefer Wilkins (Amanda); twenty four great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dolores Harr along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside Service – Friday, December 29, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Yuma Cemetery in Yuma, Colorado with Ryan Noble officiating. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. To to the family, please

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Britani Meek

Sep 18, 1998 - Nov 22, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Live Stream Link: Britani LeAnne Meek was born on September 18, 1998 in Fort Morgan, Colorado to the proud parents of Fred Meek and Rolinda White. Her sister Latricia was very excited about having a sister. Britani was a very active child and was always up for a challenge. She would draw a picture if you did not understand her. She learned to spin on her head and climb the door arch way. Britani enjoyed roller blading, basketball, volleyball and skate boarding at the Yuma Park and with Joseph her brother-in-law. She enjoyed fishing and usually beat her dad to the lake or the pond with her fishing pole in hand. She loved to water ski from a very young age. She became interested in playing the guitar so she taught herself to play on the computer. She also taught herself to play a few songs on the piano. She enjoyed spending time with Latricia and Joseph and looked forward to her nephew. She enjoyed hiking, rock collecting and playing pool. No challenge was too small or big for Britani. She worked on her car even the mechanical side of it. She did projects and maintenance jobs around her grandmother's house. She was very artistic. She also loved math and science and doing experiments. Britani was always willing to help people with anything even if she had to borrow something to do the task. She always had pets and cherished them all. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends from when she was young to the present time. She made friends easily. Britani had various jobs such as Woodys, Pizza Hut, Shop All and caregiver to her Grandma. She was told by many people that she was a good and hard worker. Britani had a dream to buy herself a motorcycle. She had a heart of gold. She was always thinking outside of the box, spoke her mind whether it was good or bad. She had a contagious laugh and a great sense of humor. Her smile would brighten your day. Britani passed away on November 22, 2023 in Yuma, Colorado at the young age of 25. Britani was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Britani was preceded in death by her Father, Fred Meek; Nephew, Jake Browers and McChicken Blob (unborn Child); Brothers, Christopher and Robert; grandpas, Stan Meek, Norm Garland and LeRoy White. Britani is survived by her Mother, Rolinda Meek of Emporia, Kansas; Sister, Latricia Browers and Joseph of Farmington, Missouri and Nephew, Evan of Farmington, Missouri; Grandmothers, Liz Garland of Walsenburg, Colorado and Mardell White of Yuma, Colorado along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. There will be a Celebration of Life - Monday, December 4, 2023 at 2:00 p. m. at the Yuma Methodist Church with Ryan Noble officiating. Inurnment will be at the Yuma Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. Memorials will be used for a bench at one of the parks in Yuma or www. missingkids. org which is the National Center for Missing Persons. To to the family, please

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Patricia Villines

Mar 17, 1934 - Nov 23, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Patricia Ann Villines, of Yuma, Colorado went to be with the lord on November 23, 2023 at the age of 89 years old. Patricia was born in Yuma, CO on March 17, 1934. She was the older of two children born to Jacob and Marie Beien in Yuma, CO. In the 40's Patricia and her family moved to Boulder, CO. Patricia began her schooling and education at the Sacred Heart Catholic School from grades 1*deg thru 8t^then attended Casey Jr. High her 9th grade year and then attended Boulder High Schoo! graduating in 1952. On May 22, 1954 she married Douglas Richards. The family moved back to Yuma in 1965. They enjoyed a loving, wonderful marriage for 25 years. Douglas and Patricia were blessed with five children. Kent, Gregg, Todd, Michael, and Amy. Douglas passed away from a massive heart attack at the age of 46 in August of 1979. Patricia's working career began as a telephone operator. She spent several years delivering drugs for the local drug store and was a teller at Farmers State Bank in Yuma for many years. While doing her teller duties, she was approached by a customer whom got his nerve up to ask her out on a date. She accepted the date offer and on February 14, 1981 Patricia married Jack Villines. Together they raised their blended family of seven children (aka the Brady Bunch plus one). Patricia enjoyed doing so many different things. She loved playing cards with the supper club and played bridge with the ladies. She loved to be outside in her yard or her garden. She was blessed with many talents as she was always crafting something. She loved cooking, baking, and canning fruits and vegetables. In 2005 she published her own cookbook called Kitchen Keepsakes from Pat Villines. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She would start preparing Christmas candies for family and friends months in advance. She was known to hide the candies so that they were not all gone prior to Christmas day but on several occasions had forgotten all her hiding spots and would find them hidden under beds or in closets well after the holidays. Patricia also spent countless hours sewing and quilting, making blankets for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also loved to knit and crochet. She knitted and crochet many blankets, children's clothing and stocking hats. She loved donating the stocking hats to hospitals for the children who were hospitalized with illnesses. When she was not sewing or knitting, or crocheting she was busy sorting pictures and enjoyed making scrap books for her family. She loved spending time in the mountains. When her children were young, she and Doug spent every summer vacation in Red Feather lakes. Her and Jack also spent a lot of time with their children and grandchildren at their trailer in Estes Park. They also loved being snow birds in Arizona. Her greatest joys of all was spending time with her family, loving on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Patricia lived a full and wonderful life. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Jacob Beien and Marie Melbourne, her Step father, John Melbourne, her in-laws Edward and Gladys Richards and Chester Dee and Jewel Marie Villines and her husband, Douglas Richards and husband Jack Villines. Her sons Todd Richards and Gregg Richards, her grandson Ryan Richards, her sister, Lorene Young and brother-in-law Clifford Young. She is survived by her children Kent Richards and friend Marlene Miller of Yuma, CO, Mike Richards and wife Jeanette of Evans, Colorado, Amy Bohm and husband Rick of Yuma, Colorado, Daryl Villines and friend Janelle of Garden City, Kansas, Carrie Meis of Sterling, Colorado, and Jack Villines II of Franklinton, North Carolina. Her grandchildren Aaron Richards and wife Kristi, Tylor Richards and fiance wife Desi, Bree Phifer and husband Brandon, Nolan Bohm and fiance Cassie, Kenzie Bohm and husband Tucker, Aidan Richards, Candace Meis, Jaclyn Thur and husband Jim, Emily Barkey and husband JD, Satin Stoutz, Shelby Villines, Cinnamon Villines, Aspen Villines, Lily Villines; great-grand-children, Tristan and Zach Richards, Jessica, Alexandra and Rylan Richards, Brayden Phifer, Alexander and Brogen Chamberlain, Beau Barkey, Tristan and Samuel Oxley and Violet Stoutz along with many other relatives and friends. To to the family, please

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Lola Booth

Mar 22, 1924 - Nov 11, 2023

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Yuma, CO

LOLA JEAN BOOTH Our dear mother, Lola Jean Booth, passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2023 at the age of 99. Born on March 22, 1924, in Chamberlain, South Dakota, she grew up in hard times from sturdy and strict immigrant stock. Her father, William E. (Bill) Holbach was of German descent. Her mother, Inga "Vera" Goff Holback was of German / Norwegian descent. Lola was a tom-boy and spent her days in the fields with her dad on a small farm along the Crow Creek; stacking hay or rounding up the milk cows, Whitey and Roannie. On cold winter days, she and her sisters would cut out paper dolls from the Montgomery Wards and Sears catalogs. Lola tells the story of one cold, windy, snowy day, when the Holbach kids bundled up and trekked two miles to school. When they got to the small, country school building the door was locked. Their hands were freezing as they started the long trip back home. Just then, they heard the rattling of a wagon. They were all crying by then. Their dad had heard a broadcast on an old battery-operated radio that the temperature was 45 degrees below zero. To the kids' surprise, their dad told the kids to run ahead of the team and clap their hands. Looking back Lola said she realized that her dad had saved their lives that day. Lola had 10 siblings: Betty Ellen (deceased), Wilma Annalaura (deceased), Amy Francis of Hot Springs, SD, Bonnie Margaret (deceased), Frederick William (Ted, deceased), Kenneth DeLos (deceased), Ruth of Spearfish, SD, Dale LeClair (deceased), Carol Eunice of Kalispell, MT, and Mary Louise of Montana. Lola attended school in Chamberlain and High School at Fort Thompson, SD. Lola attended Beauty school in Sioux Falls, SD and lived with her Aunt Vida. Her sister Betty also lived with Aunt Vida and the two sisters loved to go to the Arkota Dance Hall and dance the night away. Betty got a job in Washington D. C. and Lola followed her there. Lola got a job as a nanny and they had an apartment down town. Lola remembers waking up on December 7, 1941, to the shouts of the paper boys: Extra, Extra, read all about it - Japs bomb Pearl Harbor. Lola moved back to Sioux Falls soon after the war broke out. Her daughter, Bonita Gail (Bonnie) Holbach was born September 19, 1943. Lola did her part for the war effort and moved to San Francisco with her young daughter. She got a job as a welder on Military ships. Lola said, "I loved it because I got to see Fishermen's Wharf". Lola moved back to South Dakota where she met and married George L. Foster on October 16, 1944, in Custer South Dakota. George had just returned from serving in the US Army in WWII. Their 24-year marriage took resolved endurance, as she raised her children with little assistance from their often-absent father. From this marriage, eight children were born. George Leonard "Butch" Foster, Jr. , Haxtun, Colorado Michael Eugene "Mickey" Foster (Deceased) Webster City Iowa Donald Daniel "Don" Foster Haxtun, CO Lola "Jeanne" Winchester husband Harley (Jack) Cheyenne, Wy Billy Lynn "Bill" Foster Haxtun, CO Patricia Dee "Pat" Husband Doug, Idaho Debra Joan "Debby" McBride Husband, Lyle Haxtun, CO Roxie L. Shaw Husband, Bruce Fort Collins, CO Lola's eldest daughter, Bonita (Bonnie) Mitts lives near Bill, Wyoming. Lola married the love of her life, Gail F. Booth, on July 10, 1968 in Buffalo, Wyoming. Gail passed away on August 20th, 1982. Lola, devastated at the thought of living life without Gail, sat at the table one night and said she wanted him to take her with him. "He said, 'honey, you can't do that, you have to stay here and take care of my kids. " And that she did, until her passing on November 11th, 2023 at age 99. She loved her children and family. Lola was a dedicated and trusted employee, holding down many positions to support her family. Many of her jobs were in health care; having been a nanny, nurses aid in hospitals and nursing homes and owning and managing her own home-based elder care business. Lola's caring for others did not cease when she retired. She loved volunteering, first in the gift shop at the Poudre Valley Hospital facility and then as a guide when PVH moved into its new facility on Harmony Road in Fort Collins. Lola was a strong-willed, quick-witted and stubborn lady who spoke her mind. Friends and family described her as spunky, sassy, unique, a gem, a sweetheart, a dog lover, charming, and a wonderful lady. Lola's favorite hobby was talking and visiting her family on the telephone and in person. She also enjoyed smoking a few cigarettes a day, gardening, Facebook, sewing, crocheting, solitaire, watching Judge Judy, Dancing with the Stars and reading. Lola loved talking on CB Radio in the 70's from their home in Timnath, Colorado. Her CB handle was Queen B and she once received the Bucket Mouth of the year award for spending so much time on the CB. She would talk to truckers and anyone who wanted to chat or needed roadside help. They had a base station at their home in Timnath, Colorado that was so powerful, she could talk to people all the way from Denver to Cheyenne and up to Laramie. Lola always had a beloved furry companion on her lap; Her dogs included Chino, Angel, Korkee, Kobee and at the time of her passing, Miss Molly, her trusted and loyal Morkie. Lola spent the last twenty years of her life living in an apartment in her daughter Debby and son-in-law's house in Haxtun Colorado. Until her health declined, she volunteered at Retread Threads, was a member of the Haxtun Lions Club and the Haxtun United Methodist Church. Lola has 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 16 great- great grandchildren. A grave side memorial service will be conducted November 24th at 11am at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota. Lola will be buried with her beloved husband, Gail Booth. She will be missed by her beloved family and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Haxtun Lions Club % Points West Bank PO Box 8 Haxtun, CO 80731 or to a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the Haxtun EMS and Haxtun PD for their caring and compassion. To to the family, please

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Virginia Carter

Nov 05, 1946 - Oct 18, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Virginia Lee (Heinrichs) Carter Virginia Lee Carter was born on November 5, 1946, in Stratton, Colorado to David and Ruby Heinrichs. She was baptized on September 15, 1957, and lived her life for our Father every day. They lived on her grandparents' farm in Joes, Colorado her entire life. It was in Joes that she met the love of her life, Marion Carter, at a school function and one short week after she graduated high school the two were married on May 24, 1964, at the Mennonite Church. Marion and Virginia resided in Burlington, Colorado where they began their family. They were blessed with the birth of their first daughter, Susan, in September 1965. After a move to Colby, KS for Marion's work, they were again blessed with another daughter, Rhonda, two short years later. Finally, the family returned to Burlington and celebrated the birth of their third daughter, Monica, in 1970. Virginia enjoyed being a homemaker and she loved to sew. Every Easter the girls looked forward to the dresses she would make for them, and she even made a matching one for herself. In 1975, Marion and Virginia bought the Kirk Locker and spent the next 30 years of their life providing personal, custom meat processing that was loved and appreciated by all customers. Virginia worked alongside Marion in the business, managing the books, wrapping, cleaning and organizing customer orders. Her grandchildren have many fond memories of visiting the Locker, where she always kept snacks in the walk-in freezer for them and often let them take change from the register to buy candy at the grocery store. In addition to their work, Marion and Virginia enjoyed traveling the country as they both served officer roles for the local and state Lions Club. In this role, they volunteered, advocated and worked to build up their community through various activities and projects. Virginia dedicated her life to her immediate and extended family. Everyone was important to her and she had a special way of making everyone she came in contact with feel special. She had a special bond with her mother, Ruby. They were quite the pair, especially when they started speaking German to each other. Virginia loved Marion fiercely and would do anything to make sure he had everything he needed. Not every day was easy, but Virginia showed her daughters and granddaughters the power of a strong and faithful wife. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren with everything she had and would travel as often and as far as possible to spend time with them. Virginia was known for her meaningful texts and calls to let them know she was always thinking of them. She was always willing to give a good back tickle or strong hug whenever they asked! She was a pillar of our family and exemplified 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, "Love is kind, good, steadfast and faithful" and her love in the hearts of her family will truly never end. Virginia loved nature and appreciated the beauty the Lord gave us to enjoy each day. She was known for taking beautiful pictures of her flowers, and every sunrise and sunset she could catch. Although she didn't necessarily love cooking, when she made a meal for her family it was always delicious because it was made by her. Her loved ones will continue to feel her presence every time the sky is lit up with gorgeous pinks and oranges, or when they see a bright lime green wall (her favorite color), or when they taste a chocolate chip cookie, always knowing "Grandma Ginny's are better!" They will gain comfort in knowing she has always watched over us all and will continue to do so from her heavenly perspective. Virginia is survived by her husband, Marion Carter (Kirk); children Susan & Garvin Hill (Joes), Rhonda & Danny Thomas (Lockney, TX), and Monica & Rick Stramel (Goodland, KS); grandchildren Brady & Kayla Hill (LaSalle, CO), Toby & Caralyn Hill (Joes), Nichole & Kyle Schmalzried (Tulia, TX), Kayla & Jon Sherman (Lockney, TX), Seth Stramel and Kasey Stramel (Goodland, KS); great grandchildren Daymn, Emerson, Amelia & Reagan Hill; Hadley Schmalzried; Scarlett & Archie Hill; and Aspen, Aubrey & Thomas Sherman; brother Bobby & Gloria Heinrichs (Joes); 4 brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents David & Ruby Heinrichs and granddaughter Jesse Hill. To to the family, please

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