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Norma Deering

Jun 30, 1939 - Sep 30, 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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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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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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Leora Mekelburg

Oct 03, 1921 - Aug 06, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Helen "Leora" Mekelburg was born on October 3, 1921 to Bill and Matilda Murrain in Yuma, Colorado. She passed away on August 6, 2023 at Harmony Home in Yuma, Colorado at the age of 101. Leora married Irvin Mekelburg in 1941. To this union were born four sons, Perry, Leo, Kent ant Boyd. Leora was a hard working farm wife, working alongside her husband and sons, many times doing chores by herself so that her sons could participate in sport and other activities. In 1962, her family moved to Yuma when her husband became the State Farm Insurance agent and she served as his secretary for many years. Leora always valued her family and adored her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time cooking and baking and sharing the fruits of her labor along with the recipe with family and friends. Her cinnamon rolls were amazing and often disappeared quickly. She also made crafts, blankets and even Halloween costumes for as long as she was able. She enjoyed attending the games and programs of her grandchildren and going to early morning coffee with her friends. Leora was preceded in death by her husband Irvin, her son Perry, her parents Bill and Matilda, and her sisters, Gladys, Wilma and Velma. Leora is survived by her sons Leo and wife Iris of Fleming, Colorado; Kent of Yuma, Colorado and Boyd and wife Leslie of Carthage, Missouri. Grandchildren, Shelly Wagner and fiance Tom; Candice and husband, Greg Lock; Amber and husband Shane Schliesser; Eddie Mekelburg and Sidney Flaming; and Jessica and husband Josh Dorsey; great-grandchildren Zachary and wife Leaura Wagner, Justin and Wife Anna Wagner, and Lindsey Wagner, Alaina and Colton Schliesser, Baylee Dorcey, and Charlotte Lock; great-great grandchildren Lillian Wagner and Ava and Harleigh Wagner. Graveside service - August 11, 2023 at 10:30 a. m. at the Yuma Cemetery with David Hoch officiating. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service. To to the family, please

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Donald Glenn

Dec 25, 1937 - Jun 08, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Raymond and Blanche Glenn of Yuma, Colorado, were blessed with a special Christmas gift in 1937, their first-born son, Donald Raymond, whom they called Donnie Ray. The family grew to four when his brother Duane was born in October 1939. The family farmed southeast of Yuma until moving to town in 1944. Don shared memories of walking to country school (uphill and in the snow, of course!) as a first and second grader and related coming upon a rattlesnake in the middle of the road one day, running home to tell his mother, and her then coming with the shotgun to neutralize the snake. He also told of feeding mud pies to his brother as well as throwing Duane's straw hat into the pig pen to be promptly eaten by the pigs. After the family moved from the farm into town, the brothers enjoyed the good old days of playing outside with neighborhood kids, swimming in the summer, bike riding and throwing a paper route, among other small-town activities. Don was one who loved to study and learn--from childhood until his final days spent on earth. He graduated from Yuma High School in 1955 at the age of 17 and entered the University of Colorado to study electrical engineering. Don's life changed direction in April 1958 when he understood that he was a sinner in desperate need of a Savior. He trusted in Christ's death and resurrection as the total payment for his sins and received the unmerited gift of salvation, which is available to all who trust in Christ. Don's life was transformed, and he sensed God calling him to ministry, which led to his transfer to Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Don and Kay started dating in the summer of 1959 shortly before they and 3 hometown friends traveled to Wheaton together in Don's 1954 Oldsmobile 98 convertible. He proposed to Kay in December, and they were married on August 21, 1960. In their first year of marriage, Don completed his studies at Wheaton, and Kay completed her second year. And to top off that first year of marriage, they were blessed by the birth of Joel David on August 15, 1961. Two weeks later they made the big move to Dallas, traveling in a Volkswagen Beetle, pulling all their belongings in a small U-Haul trailer. Don entered Dallas Theological Seminary in the fall of 1961. In addition to his seminary studies, Don worked at John E. Mitchell Company to support his family. On May 30, 1963, Don and Kay were blessed by the birth of their first daughter, Shawn Kathleen. It was during his time at DTS that Don discovered how much he loved teaching. He was privileged to teach a few classes at Southern Bible Training School and was even entrusted to substitute for Dr. Waltke a few times. Don graduated from DTS in May 1965, and the family moved to Waltham, Massachusetts, where he began graduate studies at Brandeis University. In February 1967, Dr. John Walvoord invited Don to join the Old Testament faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary. That invitation brought pure delight and was far beyond anything he could imagine or ask. The family moved to Richardson, TX, in July 1967. A couple of years later, they were blessed with the birth of Heather Diane on September 27, 1969. In addition to teaching, Don also worked in Bible translation. Over many years, countless hours were spent working on the New International Version as well as The Message and The NET Bible, among others. Don was privileged to teach at DTS from September 1967 through February 2003 when he had to retire for health reasons. In his retirement, Don continued to find great contentment in studying the Bible. Where there was opportunity, he worked with doctoral students. In his 70's, Don discovered the joy of serving in Luke's Pantry at DTS, at Community Bible Chapel's children's camp (where he was known as "Pops") and assisting in a small way with weekly cleaning of the church building. Don went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 8, 2023, at the age of 85. He was devoted to his faith, his family, and his students and friends and will be missed by all who loved him. Don is survived by his wife, Kay Brother Duane Glenn of Commerce City, CO Brother-in-law & sister-in-law Ron & Jean Beethe of Albuquerque, NM Son Joel Glenn & wife Lisa of Oak Point, TX Daughter Shawn Hall & husband Ricky of Prairieville, LA Daughter Heather Erwin & husband Scott of Frisco, TX Granddaughter Megan Wentzel & husband Daniel of Las Cruces, NM Granddaughter Melissa Harris & husband Schaeffer of Aubrey, TX Granddaughter Katie Glenn of Denton, TX Granddaughter Krissie Francis & husband Bryce of Tulsa, OK Granddaughter Hannah Cartwright & husband Paul of Prairieville, LA Granddaughter Emma Erwin of The Colony, TX Grandson Jacob Hall of Prairieville, LA Grandson Seth Erwin of Frisco, TX Great Grandchildren: Reagan & Rosie Glenn Livingstone, Ransom, Steadfast & Mercy Harris Samuel & Claire Wentzel Rowen & Larkin Francis Three nieces and numerous cousins A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 10:00 a. m. at Community Bible Chapel, 418 E. Main St. , Richardson, Texas 75081. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indian Bible College, which exists to disciple and educate Indigenous Native Christians for lifetimes of biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world. https://www. indianbible. org/

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Ben Ybarra

Jun 08, 1972 - Jun 10, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Ben "Boomer" Ybarra was born on June 8, 1972 to Bennie Ybarra and Maria Aniseta Trujillo in Brush, Colorado. He passed away on June 10, 2023 at the Yuma District Hospital in Yuma, Colorado at the age of 51. Boomer married Sonja Dee (Packer) Ybarra on October 8, 1994 in Fort Morgan, Colorado. This union was joined by three children, Kaler, Brandon and Alysah. Boomer worked in various jobs from a concrete finisher to a Deli worker. Boomer loved spending time with his grandson, Jax and was anxiously waiting for two more grandchildren to come. He loved fishing, gardening and wrestling. Boomer was called the man of nine lives by many, beating any health condition that came along. . . . . . . . until this one. Boomer was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Ybarra and sister, Brenda Ybarra; he is survived by his wife, Sonja; son Kaler Ybarra and wife, Skyler and granddaughter, Freyah of Granby, Colorado; son, Brandon Ybarra and wife Kiara and grandsons, Jax and Bennie of Yuma, Colorado; daughter, Alysah Ybarra of Yuma, Colorado; mother, Maria Ybarra of Greeley, Colorado and nephew, Dallas Meza and wife Consuela and niece, Vienney along with many other relatives and friends. Graveside Service - Friday, June 16, 2023 at 2:00 p. m. at the Yuma Cemetery in Yuma, Colorado. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. To to the family, please

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Dean Miller

May 08, 1933 - Apr 04, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Dean Edward Miller, of Yuma, Colorado, passed away on April 4, 2023 at Yuma District Hospital. He suffered multiple cardiac events leading to a sudden decline in health. Dean was born May 3, 1933 in Zenda, Kansas, to Walter Miller and Alice Trentman Miller. He was the third of seven children. The family had a small farm originally homesteaded by Dean's grandfather, Edward Miller. Edward divided the property amongst his son and five daughters, so Dean's neighborhood was filled with cousins who shared school and life. From an early age, Dean and his older brother Gerald managed the bulk of the farm work while their father worked at a gas station. Dean met Peggy Babcock from Anthony, Kansas, at a dance before their senior year of high school. They dated that year and got engaged on the evening of their senior prom. Dean and Peggy married on July 12, 1952, in Anthony and had three children: Doug, Cathy, and Brian. Dean forged a distinct and varied career portfolio. He built irrigation systems and grain bins, worked in oil fields and soil conservation (building terraces and waterways), constructed Alco stores, and dug missile silos. He also was an auto dealer, owning Ford, Chrysler, and Dodge dealerships. During his ownership of Dean Miller Ford, he erected the building that currently houses Korf Continental. There was also a time when he dabbled in ranching. He guilelessly bought cattle high and sold low, which was the abrupt end of his tenure as a rancher. Dean and Peggy loved to travel and loved to entertain. They were known for their hospitable and sociable natures. They hosted many groups of friends and family who traveled with them or spent time in their homes. They held a three-day party in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary and then celebrated the same way for their 50th wedding anniversary. Whether it was the annual fish fry, teaching visitors to play Mexican Dominoes or poker, spending days in his fishing boat in the waterways of south Texas, meticulously caring for tools, homes and yards, Dean worked hard and played hard. Dean never did anything half-heartedly. He worked, he played, and he loved with determination and passion. Children were naturally drawn to Dean by virtue of his affectionate disposition. His grandchildren adored him so much that three of them named sons after him! Dean is survived by his son Doug and his wife Terry of Rocky Ford, his daughter Cathy Asmus of Haxtun, as well as eight grandchildren; Jennifer Rutz of Bandon, OR, Chris Miller and his wife Coral of Castle Pines, CO, Marcie Monaco and her husband Joe of Lebanon, IL, Lindsay Dewey and her husband Dave of Brighton, CO, Jesse Faulkner and her husband Dan of Fredrick, CO, Alica Wario of Yuma, Jene Rutz and her husband Robert Martinez of Yuma, Jaime Ho and her husband Alan of Brighton, CO and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Bullard of Ringwood, Oklahoma, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; his son, Brian; his parents, Alice and Walter; Peggy's parents Earl and Eva (Imel) Babcock; his brothers, Gale, Gerald, and Edward; and his sisters, Jo Ann MacArthur and Carol Haruf. A celebration of a life well-lived will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 at the First Presbyterian Church in Yuma, Colorado. Dean's remains were cremated, and a private burial will be held at the Yuma Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred. All memorial gifts will be donated to the City of Yuma Recreation Department. To to the family, please

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Charles Lynch

Jun 10, 1953 - Feb 27, 2023

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Yuma, CO

Live Stream Link: Charles "Paul" Lynch of Yuma, CO, passed away February 27, 2023, in Yuma. 69 years old, Paul was born on June 10th, 1953, in Niles, Michigan to Lee Lynch and Bessie Turner Lynch. In 1971 Paul graduated from Beebe High School in Beebe, AR. After high school, he joined the Navy and served on the U. S. S. Coral Sea during the Vietnam War. After serving our nation, Paul worked in the oilfields on the western slope of Colorado. Paul attended Northwestern Community College in Rangely, CO, where he obtained his pilot's license. While in western Colorado, Paul met Marilynn Witte. The two were married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yuma on November 8, 1975. To this union came three children: Jonathon, Elisabeth (Nicki), and Jeremy. Paul worked in different jobs throughout the years, but is probably best known as a truck driver who hauled Ben and Jerry's ice cream. He drove other types of trucks in many other industries in northeastern Colorado and at a time owned his own trucking business. For a time he worked as custodial staff in Yuma Middle School. Also, Paul did some time in the Yuma County Jail, working as a jail deputy and achieving the professional rank of Corporal. Paul and Marilynn fostered several children, which later brought him much joy seeing those individuals develop into adults and community members; always considering them a part of his family. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school at Buffalo Grass Nazarene Church in the Clarkville area of northern Yuma County. He loved taking cruises and had taken several with Marilynn, especially throughout the Caribbean. His time with his family and grandkids was especially cherished by Paul and he thoroughly enjoyed watching their sporting events and programs. Paul loved to bring people together while he was driving the truck using phone group chats involving several different truckers and sometimes family members. And lately, Paul had been seen with his dog Dug the Pug; both usually finding their way into mischievous circumstances. Paul is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilynn; son Jonathon, his wife Ashley, and grandsons Cayden, Conner, and Carson of Yuma; daughter Elisabeth, her husband John Krchmar and children Kyler, Kat, and Charli of Grandview, TX; son Jeremy and children Jack and KJ of Kuna, ID; brother Michael and his wife Sharon Lynch of El Paso, AR; brother Steve and his wife Barbara Lynch of Beebe, AR; and sister Rachel Wrigley and her husband Tim Karl of Sulpher Springs, TX; brother-in-law David Witte of Yuma; sister-in-law Kris and her husband Mike Cook of Pacheco, CA; bonus family Laura Svaty of Nampa, ID, and Tiffany Sprouse of Yuma; and several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Bessie Lynch and parents-in-law Clarence and Shirley Witte; and beloved pugs Doug, Pete, and Pugsly. To to the family, please

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