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Leo B. Matti

2/1/1940-8/13/2014 Leo B. Matti died at home in Estes Park from a sudden heart attack. He led a full life, starting with being born in Switzerland, then being raised in Australia, and crowning his sojourn in this world with an extended stay as a citizen in the United States. His meteoric career in health care started as a medical school student at the University of Queensland, becoming an undergraduate at t ...

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Walter Burgess Joyner Jr.

Walter Burgess Joyner Jr. died of complications arising from attempts to treat shingles in Spokane, Wash. Sept. 7, 2014. Known to all as “Burgess,” or after reaching six feet four inches, “Little Burgess,” he was born to Burgess and Helen (Calkens) Joyner on Sept. 24, 1931. He attended Greeley High School and upon graduating enlisted in the Navy where he was a seaman on the USS Philippine Seas. After his en ...

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Katie Speer

Katie Speer of Estes Park died September 15, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her husband Howard and son Michael Speer. A Wake For Katie will be held on Sunday, October 5 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library. A full obituary will be in next week’s paper and posted at as soon as details are complete. ...

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Dorothy “Dottie” Baumgardner

Dorothy “Dottie” Baumgardner entered the Gates of Heaven on Tuesday September 16, 2014 where she will reunite with her loving husband “Chuck” and her sister, “Margie” and in turn receive her Heavenly Wings. Dottie was born on April 29, 1931 in Chicago, IL. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles “Chuck” Baumgardner on January 24, 1953. The couple made Estes Park their permanent home in July of 1982. ...

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James “J.R.” Robertson

Jim “J.R.” Robertson of Estes Park died at home Sunday, August 31st. He was 87 years old. James Martin Robertson and his twin brother Edward Guy Robertson were born May 6, 1927 in Charlotte, Michigan to Thelma (Mitchell) and Martin Robertson. Jim graduated from Great Neck High School in New York where he was a standout multi-sport athlete, and attended Colorado State College (now University of Northern Colo ...

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Donald K. Dorn

Donald K. Dorn, 76, of Estes Park, CO passed away peacefully on September 6, 2014 at his home. Don was born on December 27, 1937 in Fort Morgan, CO to Harry and Claribel Dorn. His parents preceded him in death. Don graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1956 and shortly after enlisted in the Navy. After his tenure in the Navy, Don relocated to Ventura, California where he worked for a short-time on an oi ...

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Billy Fred Bomar

Billy Fred Bomar went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 67. Billy was born February 24, 1947 in Vernon, Texas, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bomar. A native Texan, Billy moved to California in 1972, shortly after his discharge from the U. S. Air Force, where he served 5 1/2 years, including service in Vietnam. He was employed as a sales representative for Frozen Foo ...

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Frances Gerard

Frances Gerard, 91, of Estes Park, died on September 9, 2014. Frances C. Christian was born on January 13, 1923 in Victor, Iowa to parents William and Gertrude (Mariman) Christian. She married Glen E. Gerard on April 23, 1946 in Victor, IA. Frances and Glen owned and operated a bakery in Brooklyn, IA before moving to Estes Park in 1974. Frances and Glen owned and operated Gerard’s bakery in Estes Park throu ...

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