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Philip Wayne Gillett

Philip Wayne Gillett, born on November 21, 1927, liked to tell his story of being born in a log cabin in Oregon and that his father “rode fence” as an Idaho rancher. The West was in his blood. After his military service, he taught mathematics at the University of Wisconsin for over 40 years, but his heart was always in Colorado. He visited his parents, Clarence and Leah Gillett, in Estes Park whenever he co ...

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Frank Palazolo

Frank Palazolo, 71, of Estes Park passed away June 27, 2012 in Loveland. Frank was born January 23, 1941 in Chicago, IL. His parents were Jasper & Minnie Palazolo. He was married to Murtha Sweet who preceded him in death in 2009. On June 16, 2012 he married Della Darling. Frank was a resident of Estes Park for 20 years and just last week moved to Drake. He was a mechanic for the YMCA of the Rockies taki ...

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Betty G. Potzler

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Estes Park lost one of its nicest and most loving citizens, Betty G. Potzler, a resident and motel owner here for more than 25 years. She passed away peacefully in EPMC after a long illness. She was 88 years old. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 7, 1923, to poor Russian immigrant parents, who aptly Christianed her "Luba"(Russian for love). After graduating from Roosevelt ...

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Linda Diane Steadman

Linda Diane Steadman, August 28, 1949–June 9, 2012 Linda Steadman, 62, was taken from her family and friends by the High Park Fire on Saturday, June 9, 2012. An astute observer of nature who lived on the Steadman Ranch near Stove Prairie west of Fort Collins and ran cattle there for 42 years, she had been alarmed for months as extreme drought and an unusually warm spring parched the mountains and meadows su ...

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Harold Edwin Patterson

Harold Patterson, former resident and businessman of Ft. Morgan and Estes Park, died peacefully in his sleep with his family at his bedside at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center on June 9, 2012. Harold was born to Harry Taplin Patterson and Ellen Leona Warner Paterson on Aug. 29, 1924. After graduating from Fort Morgan High School, he attended Mesa College in Grand Junction before enlisting in the Marine Corp i ...

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Linda Steadman

Linda Steadman, mother of Estes Park resident Chris (Karen) Steadman, died earlier this week at her home in the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins. Funeral arrangements are pending and the family has asked for privacy as they deal with their loss as well as trying to save their cattle and livestock in the area. When available, information will be found at ...

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Glenn H. Mapes, Jr.

Glenn H. Mapes, Jr. was born September 16, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of Margaret Rodgers Mapes and Glenn H. Mapes. He grew up and attended schools in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Glenn volunteered for and entered the U.S. Navy in World War II and spent two years in the South Pacific and as part of the army of occupation of Japan. He received medals for service in the Pacific theater, and Victory in ...

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Elaine Ford

Elaine Covington Thompson Ford, beloved wife of the Rev. Jonathan T. Ford, Sr., died on June 3, 2012. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 12, 1941. Elaine and her husband were married on September 11, 1959. She graduated at the age of nineteen from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked as an R.N. for thirty-eight years, first in Maryland, then successively in Washington, D.C, Cal ...

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