Dec 05, 1951 - Dec 05, 2023
Mar 21, 1973 - Feb 15, 2024
Sandra Thomas, a resident of Greeley Colorado, formerly of Spokane Washington, passed away on Thursday February 15 2024. Preceded in death by her father, Lawson Lane DeLauder, she leaves behind a large family devastated by her loss, including her mother Theresa Marie DeLauder. She is the loving wife of Zachariah Thomas, married 5 years, and the devoted caring mother and mother – in – law of Ashly N. Farris and Christopher Snelling of Ault, CO; Talen D. Farris of Ault, CO; and stepmother of Ayla Thomas of Evans, CO. She is the baby sister and sister – in – law to Marie Schmidt of Spokane Valley, WA; June and Anthony Minge of Sulpher Springs, TX; and Joan and Aaron Slutzky of Fleming, CO. Sandra enjoyed six niece and nephews Crystal DeLauder of Spokane, WA; Jacob and Elizabeth Hardin of Spokane, WA; Jessica and Jonathan Woodward of Windsor, CO; James Bradshaw of Spokane, WA; Josh and Alyssa Luiten of Sherwood, OR; and Holly Bradshaw and Derek Pierce of Spokane, WA. She has numerous great nieces and nephews. Sandra was born on March 21 1973 in Spokane Washington. In 1981 the family moved to Alaska; sparking her lifelong love of nature. The family would later move back to Washington where she would graduate from High School in 1991. She married Eric Farris on December 31 1991 and was blessed with her first child, Ashly, born in the summer of 1992. The young family would then move to Colorado, giving her new mountains to explore and deepening Sandra’s affinity for nature. She continued to grow her family in 2000 with the birth of her son, Talen, bringing a burst of energy and excitement to the family. Sandra spent countless hours supporting her children in all of their numerous passions and activities; fully embracing her role as a devoted mother and empath. During her life she would nurture and teach countless lessons to all who listened and she was never afraid to learn lessons of her own. She has been a strong voice, leader, and confidant for her family; always eager to dive deeper beneath life’s fragile surface. With her marriage to Zack on July 30 2019 she became a proud stepmother to Ayla; welcoming personal growth and the challenges of a blended family. Sandra has always been a free spirit and a wanderer at heart, never happier than when she was traveling and experiencing all this world has to offer with the people she loved. Sandra Thomas will always be loved, respected, and remembered by those lucky enough to know her.
Francis Herman Bengford
Apr 14, 1941 - Feb 19, 2024
Francis Herman Bengford, 82, of Greeley, passed away Monday, February 19th, 2024. Born in Odebolt, IA, to Joeseph and Helen Bengford on April 14th, 1941, Frank was the youngest of nine children. After graduating from Odebolt High School in 1959, Frank joined the Army Reserves and served for several years. During this time, he relocated to Fort Collins, CO to work for his two brothers, Leonard and Paul, laying brick at their construction company. Frank met Sandy Hettinger of Greeley, and the two married on April, 19th 1969. Together they had three sons, Troy, Todd and Jared. In 1977, Frank and Sandy purchased Kings Pawn Shop in Garden City. Serving the community was a passion for Frank and Sandy. Because of their dedication and care of others, Kings Pawn Shop became a staple of the community, and overtime, patrons became friends who sometimes came in just for a visit. Today, Kings Pawn is still going strong, 47 years later. Frank had a passion for his family, church, and of course, his golf game, but he always made sure his family was taken care of first. He was a loving husband and an exceptional father, a tradition he carried on to his grandkids. Frank loved to swing the clubs, and up until the time of his illness, Frank could still score better than his age in golf. His hole-in-one is still celebrated in the halls of the Greeley Country Club. He and his family were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for several decades, with Frank serving as an usher for some. Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy, his three boys, Troy Bengford of Greeley, Todd Bengford of Lone Tree and Jared (Mary) Bengford of Greeley, his three grandchildren, Brandon, Arianna and Jace, and two great grandchildren, Raelinn and Weston with one more grandchild, Alexander, soon to come, and his two sisters, Mary (Jim) Vanscoy of Omaha, NE, and Dorthy (Jim) Barkley of Chicago, IL. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his five brothers, Leonard (Joanne) Bengford, Don (Darlene) Bengford, Gerald (Ruth) Bengford, Paul (Darlene) Bengford, Denny (Malinda) Bengford, and one sister Janita (Don) Ahrenholtz. A viewing for Frank will be held Feb. 27th, at Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W 20th St, Greeley, CO from 6 pm to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2222 - 23rd Ave., Greeley, CO on March 5th at 11:30 am. Reception to follow at Allnutt Macy Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Pathway’s Hospice, or Mayo Clinic of Arizona.
Sharon Ann Linker (née Gallon)
Dec 12, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024
Sharon (Sherrie) Ann Linker (née Gallon) a long-time resident of Greeley, Colorado, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on February 16, 2024. She was born December 12, 1946, in Greeley to Dorothy Mildred Gallon (née Jones) and Clarence William Gallon. Sharon and her older brother Lanny Gallon flourished in the small town atmosphere of Weld County, Colorado. Sherrie met her lifelong friend, Pat Rife (née Muirhead) in junior high and they graduated together from Evans High School in 1965. The following year Sherrie married Patrick (Pat) Michael McCarthy. The couple welcomed a son, David Michael to their family in 1969. Unfortunately, the marriage was dissolved some years later. As a single mother, Sharon returned to Greeley and raised David with the assistance of her mother Dorothy. Sherrie and Dorothy remained the best of friends and lived together until Dorothy’s death. In 1974, Sharon joined the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (CCWCD). She enjoyed multiple roles including Office Manager and Accountant during her 25 year career at CCWCD. In 1983, Sherrie married Donald (Don) Hermon Linker. They divided their time between residences in Greeley and Fort Morgan, Colorado before divorcing in 2013. Sharon celebrated the marriage of her son David to Mary Quinn in the wine country of California in 2000 and then the birth of her only grandchild Catherine Theresa McCarthy the following year. David, Mary and Catherine fondly remember celebrating Sherrie’s 60th birthday in Maui, Hawaii. In 2014 she, moved away from Greeley to spend retirement close to David, Mary and Catherine in sunny Melbourne, Florida. Catherine cherished her weekly lunches with Grandma. Sherrie is preceded in death by her parents, brother and both ex-husbands. She is survived by son David, daughter-in-law Mary, “precious grandbaby” Catherine and close friend Pat. A visitation for Sharon will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Linn Grove Cemetery, 1700 Cedar Ave, Greeley, Colorado 80634.
Sep 06, 1977 - Feb 11, 2024
"J.R. Saldivar, 46, of Greeley, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Greeley. He was born September 6, 1977, to Eliseo De los Santos, Sr and Bertha Alicia Archuleta in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. J.R. grew up in LaSalle, Colorado and attended Valley High School. He worked for Archuleta Concrete. On May 7, 2001, he married Erika Pasillas in Greeley. They later moved to Evans, Colorado in 2022. He was a member of Christ Community Christian Church in Greeley. He is survived by his wife, Erika Pasillas, his father, Eliseo De los Santos, Sr., his stepfather, Andy Archuleta, his sons, Desmond and Santana Saldivar, his daughters, Pearl, Andi, Deliah, and Jayci Saldivar, his siblings, Jessica Archuleta, Tammy Archuleta, Eliseo De los Santos, Ruth Garza, and Matthew De los Santos. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Archuleta, and a sister, Suzanne A. Archuleta. A celebration of J.R.’s life will be held at a later date."
Bonnie Mae Hergenreder
Feb 08, 1940 - Sep 27, 2001
Bonnie Mae Hergenreder 61,of Loveland Colorado, died September 27, 2001 at N. Colorado Medical Center in Greeley from complications due to diabetes and cancer. She was born February 8, 1940 in Fort Collins to Harold R. and Jean Ryan Flake. She was raised in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School. Bonnie had worked as a waitress for the highway house Widow McCoy restaurant, Longmont Turkey, plant control castings, and for the past 24 years at Eastman Kodak company in Windsor until her health forced retirement. Bonnie loved her two poodle dogs, camping and traveling. Bonnie married Marvin(Sonny) Hergenreder on August 1, 1958 in Loveland. She is survived by her mother, Jean Coulter of Loveland Colorado as son, Mark L Hergenreder and wife Kristin of Loveland, three daughters Marlee J Winegarner and Friend, Dana Benson of Loveland, Marla Alvarez, and husband, Ralph of Loveland, Colorado, Melody Hayes and husband, Fred of Loveland, Colorado two brothers, Randy Mihoover and wife, Janice of Pennsylvania, Philip Mihoover of Minnesota grandchildren Ricky, Zack, and Crystal Hergenreder of Loveland, Richard, Ryan, Angela and Russell Alvarez of Loveland Colorado And John and Justin and Robert Hayes of Loveland, Colorado, and many nephews and nieces she was proceeded in death by her father Harold R Flake Her stepfather Joseph Coulter, and uncle Walter Stewart. Cremation has been conducted. Services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. The Rev Larry Haagenson of Lutheran Church of Hope officiated. In lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made to Bonnie Hergenreder memorial fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .
Kendall Eugene Mallory
Mar 29, 1956 - Feb 16, 2024
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, and dear friend Kendall Eugene Mallory. Kendall succumbed to his nearly 5-year battle with esophageal cancer on February 16, 2024 and leaves behind his beloved wife, family, and many friends. Kendall was born on March 29th, 1956 in San Bruno California to his father Charlie Eugene (Gene) Mallory and mother Alva Gene Mallory. Kendall spent most of his youth growing up in Pasadena California and attended Pasadena High School where he graduated in 1973. They attended Bresee Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena, and Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene. At Pasadena High School, Kendall participated in cross country and track. He also developed a lifelong interest in photography. After graduating, Kendall moved to Farmington, Michigan with his parents where they lived for two years. During this time he attended Oakland Community College and Detroit First Church of the Nazarene. When Kendall was 19, he moved to San Diego where he planned to attend Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) for a year or two while focusing his life on his studies. He became deeply involved in the physics department, rekindling his childhood passion for astronomy and physics, making many lifelong friends. His original plan was to transfer to another university to complete his education, but he ended up graduating from PLNU in 1979. This is also where he met his first wife Laura Oliver with whom he had his three children: Kelsey, Liam, and Tristan. Kendall found his first engineering job in 1979 with Rohr Industries, while continuing his engineering studies at San Diego State University. He moved to a job with Rockwell International, Anaheim in 1981, where he stayed until 1989. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a MS degree in engineering in 1984 and started his graduate studies in physics at the University of California, Riverside that same year. Over the length of his academic career, he developed research skills in computer modeling which he used to complete his PhD in 1990. His dissertation was about electrical conduction in disordered materials. In 1990, Kendall started a postdoctoral position at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England where he worked on research into nanometer scale electronics. A year later, he took a position as a physics professor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley where he stayed for 15 years — he was adjunct faculty for an additional 5 years after returning to Colorado in 2015. In 2006, Kendall accepted a professorship at PLNU where he stayed for 9 years. At the same time, he taught physics and astronomy at San Diego City College. Kendall’s children were always his greatest joy in life and he loved them deeply. Kelsey was born in Long Beach, California in 1989 while Liam and Tristan were born in Greeley, Colorado in 1993. Kendall shared his interests in physics with Kelsey and she completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics at UC Berkeley. Kendall shared his interest in computers with Liam and Tristan who completed degrees in computer science at PLNU. Some of Kendall’s favorite memories of his kids growing up include helping Liam build computers and electric guitars, attending many of Tristan’s high school track and cross country meets, and helping Kelsey attend summer dance intensives. Currently, Kelsey lives in London while Tris and Liam live in San Diego. It is hard to express the pride Kendall took in the wonderful caring people his sons and daughter have become. In the mid-1990s, Kendall started his long-term involvement with the Colorado Dance Theatre (CDT). He was an active member of the board through 2006 and resumed this work after returning to Greeley in 2015, for the remainder of his life. He developed many set pieces and was CDT’s primary photographer for many years. In 2013, Kendall married his second wife Shannon. They had been friends as teenagers and had a wonderful life together until Kendall’s passing. They shared many interests in camping, mountains, beaches, natural history, geology, astronomy, photography, and country living, just to mention a few. They took a wonderful vacation to Alaska in 2021 visiting glaciers, Denali National Park, and the Kenai Peninsula; they saw caribou, grizzly bears, otters, and went fishing for halibut. In 2015, Kendall and Shannon moved back to Colorado with the goal of eventually retiring in the Rocky Mountains. They moved to Greeley where Kendall taught at Aims Community College and worked as adjunct faculty at UNC. After a few years, Kendall found himself in his fight with esophageal cancer. Greeley turned out to be a good place for him during these years. He had many wonderful family members and friends who supported him in his battle. Kendall also found excellent cancer care in Greeley at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. His treatments gave him many wonderful years that he spent reflecting on life and letting everyone know how much he loved them. Kendall is also survived by his brothers Calvin (Bonita) and Loren (Debbie White), his nephews Erik, Ryan and Ian, and their families, and Shannon’s daughters Ashley Brattel and Avonlea Neustaedter. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. When you look up at the night sky, Kendall will be the brightest star in the universe. In lieu of flowers, please donate a book to your local library. A Celebration of Life will be announced as soon as arrangements are made.
Verda Faye Andrews
Apr 22, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024
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.
Ellen Louise Goracke
Feb 23, 1945 - Feb 17, 2024
"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."
Dorothy Mae Geist
May 28, 1935 - Feb 15, 2024
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.
Vern Willis Green
Oct 02, 1930 - Feb 17, 2024
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.