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Debra Jett

Jan 30, 1958 - Dec 03, 2023

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Greeley, CO

Debra "Debbie" Sue Jett, age 65, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p. m. Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St. , Greeley. A Celebration of Debbie's Life will be at 12:00 p. m. Friday, December 8, 2023 at Stoddard Funeral Home followed by a reception. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Verda Faye Andrews

Apr 22, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Verda Faye Andrews, age 77, of Evans, Colorado passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Verda Faye Andrews went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2024 at The Lodge in Greeley, Colorado. Verda was born on April 22, 1946. She was adopted and became the daughter of loving parents Ernest and Alene Root. She grew up and lived her entire life in the Greeley area. Verda spent a few of her younger years working at the Monfort packinghouse until her accident with the train in December of 1979. Verda (& Greg Shannon) had two sons, Richard and Robert. A few years later, she was married to Rosco Morrow and they had Terry. In 1979, she married Robert Andrews and they remained married until his death in June of 2021. They adopted both Edward and Dante during this time. Verda spend most of her life caring for children. Verda spent a lifetime enjoying her country music, her trips to Mexico with friends each year, time at her time share in Vail, CO, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed her yard and her beautiful flower gardens. Verda was known for having the best variety of candy throughout her house. Shopping, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia and collecting stamps were some of her favorite pastimes. Verda was preceded in death by her brother, Loren Root, her parents Ernest and Alene Root, her son Richard Shannon, her grandson Jonathan and her husband Robert Andrews. Survivors include Robert Dean (Denise) Shannon of Evans, CO, Terry (Denice) Morrow of Bowdon, North Dakota, Yvonne (John) Baker of Gilcrest, CO, Gary Garihan of Greeley, CO, Edward Andrews of Greeley, CO and Dante Andrews. Grandchildren are John Baker, Melissa Baker, Dwight (Hayley) Morrow, Desiree Morrow, Tierra Morrow, Treyson Morrow, Kaylee Carbajal, Kyndall Shannon, and Joshua Shannon. She had nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Celebration of Life will be Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00 am at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley, CO. Luncheon to follow.

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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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Dorothy Mae Geist

May 28, 1935 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Dorothy Mae Geist, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 15th at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley Colorado.Dorothy was born May 28, 1935, in Fort Morgan to Rhiney and Kathrine Schreiner Graeb. She graduated in 1953 from Fort Morgan High School. While in High School she worked in the Superintendent’s office and then at Clark Feather Manufacturing Company until her marriage October 18th, 1953 to Alexander Geist. Two children, Tonia and Marc, were born to this union.Dorothy worked for a brief period of time as an invoicing clerk at Wells-Lamont Glove Factory and then spent the next fourteen years assisting her husband on the farm. She liked the harvest season where she could be seen hauling beets, beans, corn, hay and ensilage. When the family left the farm, she accepted a position with Farmers State Bank in the bookkeeping department and ended that stint with a place in the Trust Department. She moved to Pierce, Colorado where she and her husband managed Niedens Farm, a subsidiary of Hillside Floral of California for three years. Upon moving back to Fort Morgan, she went to work for Schlumberger Well Services for 10 years. When the oil industry took a downturn, she was asked to work for Leviton Telcom until that entity moved to Bothel, Washington. Her final working years were with Hamlin Electric Company as a payroll clerk, a position that she called the “icing on the cake” of her working years. In later years, with the assistance of her husband, she lovingly cared for her parents, an aunt and a cousin.Dorothy was a faithful member of Immanuel Evangelical Church serving as president and secretary of the Ladies Fellowship at different times and as Treasurer and/or Secretary of the Church Board for a number of years. She was the first woman in her church to be elected to serve on the Church Board. One of her most favorite activities was as a member of the church choir for over 40 years. She sang often in various musical groups of the church including tenor in the Men’s Choir. She was a regular singer at many funerals, weddings and other church activities. She played the piano by ear with much enjoyment.Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Alex. Surviving her are their two children and their spouses, Tonia and Mike Smallwood of Johnstown and Marc and Monica (Mintling) Geist of Broomfield; four grandchildren, Christine Gersic and husband, Christopher of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Ryan Smallwood of Johnstown, Amanda Sharrow and husband, Jason of Thornton, and Marissa Tremblay and her husband Chris of Boerne, Texas; five great grandchildren, Madyson Smallwood, Katherine and Henrik Gersic, Brooke and Brody Sharrow; Maxwell, Elliot and Julianne Tremblay and one sister, Kathleen Wright and husband Jim of Peoria, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harold, Samuel and wife, Ruby, twins Edward and Elmer, Ruben, William and wife Bette, Richard, sister Elsa Steen, and Elsa’s husband Tom.Special and heartfelt thanks to the Jeff Morford and family and Judy Kroeker for their loving care and assistance throughout Alex and Dorothy’s declining years.At Dorothy’s request, no formal service is planned. Cremation services were provided by Heer Mortuary with cremains to be interned at Serenity Falls Columbarium in Riverside Cemetery. Memorials in her honor may be given to the Mission Fund of Immanuel Evangelical Church. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dorothy Mae Geist, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Vern Willis Green

Oct 02, 1930 - Feb 17, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Vern Willis Green passed peacefully at his home in Greeley, Colorado on 2/17/2024, his wife Kathy by his side. They had just celebrated their 40 wedding anniversary a few days prior. Vern was born 10/2/1930 in Yakima, Washington to Agnes (Lopas) Green and Irvin Green, the oldest of their three children. In 1950 Vern enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War. He served as a Damage Control Man on the USS Tombigbee, a gasoline tanker. He met his future wife, Dorothy Kurlowich and mother of his three daughters in Philadelphia where he was training with the Navy and she was attending nursing school. After the war, he made his living as a carpenter and later as a Building Inspector for Snohomish County in both the Residential and Commercial Departments. He married Kathy Anderson on 2/14/1984. Upon retiring from his county job, they moved to East Wenatchee where they bought an apple/cherry orchard and named it Katy’s Orchard. After many years, they sold the orchard and moved to Montana. Vern always loved the Big Sky Country. Vern was an avid outdoorsman. He was passionate about fishing, hunting, crabbing, clam digging and gardening. He truly had a green thumb and especially enjoyed growing roses and a vegetable garden. He loved the mountains, which he called his “church” and any body of water or stream where he could drop his fishing line or fly fish. He was proud to be able to provide for his family with his hunting, fishing and gardening. He was famous for his smoked fish. He also enjoyed target shooting. He was a member of the Marysville Gun Club for many years. He served as their president and was a member of their Shooting Team. He competed with his team in Germany and Sweden. He taught gun safety classes at the club and also taught the Junior Shooting Team. His youngest daughter Gail was a member of the Junior Team. Vern became a voracious reader in later years, reading 3 to 4 books a week. He also enjoyed watching boxing matches. He came from a very musical family. He enjoyed listening to Country Western music and every Sunday he would listen to the old time Gospel songs of his youth. Vern loved roller-skating in his younger years. He competed at the state level in Couples Dance Skating with his partner, his oldest sister Alma. Vern was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes Bissell and Irvin Green; his sisters Alma Severine & Marjorie Bachman. He will be greatly missed by his wife Kathy Green of Greeley, Colorado; daughters Peggy Green of Arlington, Washington, Cheryl Green of Stanwood, Washington and Gail Green of Bremerton, Washington and a stepson Trevor Anderson of Greeley, Colorado, and his 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one great, great grandchild. He also leaves his dear friend Don Stoen of Florence, Montana. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Lois Marion Graves

Apr 15, 1927 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Lois Marion Graves, of Eaton, passed away at the North Colorado Medical Center on February 15, 2024. She was born on April 15, 1927 to Herbert and Arminta (Roberts) Cochran in Spokane, Washington. At the age of 2, Lois's family relocated to Seattle, Washington where she attended West Seattle High School. Lois married Chester Graves on May, 17, 1946. In 1951, the family moved to Eagle, Colorado. They had four children. In 1971, they finally settled in Eaton. Lois was a nurse aid at the Longmont Hospital and was employed for 20 years as a rural postal carrier. She was a devoted wife and mother and was very involved in her church. Lois loved to travel and explore. She enjoyed fishing and gardening with her husband. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester Graves, parents Herbert Cochran and Arminta Cochran, and brother Robert Cochran. She is survived by her children James Graves (Claudia Graves), Janice Morton, Mary Hefferon, and Donna Kanus. She is also survived by her grand children Jason Morton, Jenny Hefferon, and Sean Dadds. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th Street, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 .pm. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Allnutt Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., burial following at Eaton Cemetery.

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Margaret Sandoval Battelo

Jan 05, 1959 - Feb 14, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Margaret Sandoval Battelo, age 65, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. A visitation for Margaret will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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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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Lou John Encinias

Oct 20, 1962 - Feb 14, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Lou John Encinias, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at his home in Greeley, Colorado. He was born October 20, 1962 in Longmont, Colorado to Jose “Louie” and Mary (Benavidez) Encinias. He grew up in the Greeley, Longmont, Frederick areas and graduated from Frederick High School. He graduated from Nebraska Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Lou married Denise Schmidt in 1987. They had one daughter, Larissa Kate Encinias. Lou and Denise later divorced. He married Jane Dukes on April 30, 1999 in Litchfield, Nebraska. Lou worked as a pastor for many years in the rural Midwest and Hays, Kansas. For the past 14 years, he has been a Host Home Provider for Bobby and Rose. Lou loved the Denver Broncos and was a season ticket holder. He was passionate about reading, writing, playing Statis Pro Baseball with his friends, Tom Lewis and Lance Hardy, and spending time in the mountains. He also enjoyed all Colorado sports teams and playing the American Indian Flute. His greatest passion of all was spending time with his grandson Graham John. Lou is survived by his wife, Jane Encinias of Greeley; his daughter, Larissa Groves of Greeley; his grandson, Graham Groves of Greeley; his ex-wife, Denise Hodges of Colorado Springs; and his siblings, Bernadette Chacon of Greeley and Jason Encinias of Greeley. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Life Celebration will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024 at Adamson Life Celebration Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 W. 47 Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may send condolences to the family at adamsoncares.com.

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Jean Bray

Oct 26, 1931 - Feb 10, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Jean Bray, age 92, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Visitation will be Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634. A Celebration of Jean's Life will be Monday, February 19, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Greeley First Assembly of God Church, 3000 16th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634. Jean will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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Trinidad Ascencion Ojeda Lechuga

Nov 21, 1961 - Feb 10, 2024

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Greeley, CO

Trinidad Ascencion Ojeda Lechuga, age 62, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

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