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Albert “Bud” Murphey

Estes Park resident Albert “Bud” Murphey died at his home on Friday, October 31, 2008. He was 84 years old. Albert Neely Murphey was born August 3, 1924 in Pawhuska, OK. His parents were Albert Newton and Gladys (Luckan) Murphey. Bud graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, being stationed in Italy. He married Jo Ellen Shirley on ...

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Stefanie Shoemaker

Estes Park resident Stefanie Luke Shoemaker passed from this life on Sunday, November 2, 2008, surrounded by her loved ones. Stef was born June 24, 1961, in Richmond, VA, and was raised in Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Hoover High School and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Drake University in Des Moines. Stef also spent a year and a half while in college, studying jewelry making, sculptu ...

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Norman Knox

Estes Park resident Norm Knox died unexpectedly at the Medical Center of the Rockies on Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was 61 years old. Norman Henry Knox, III was born August 6, 1947 in Monroe, LA. His parents were Norman Henry and Katherine (Springfield) Knox, Jr. Norm graduated from West Monroe High School in 1965; the United States Air Force Academy, class of 1969, in Colorado Springs, CO; the Universit ...

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Ruth Tlamka

Ruth Tlamka, 48, of Estes Park, passed away October 20, 2008 in her home. Ruth was born January 11, 1960 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Kathleen (Hawley) and Quintin Rathsack. She was the third  youngest of 16 children. She grew up in Appleton and moved to Colorado in 1980. She worked at National Park Village North and  Mountain Cottage Daycare before starting Meadowbrook Preschool in 1983. Ruth loved working wi ...

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Rachael Mary Preston

Rachael Mary Preston, 75, of San Angelo, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. Interment took place in Fairmount Cemetery. Rachael Mary Geraldine (Theresa) Benchoff was born on December 29, 1932 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Edmund Frederick and Thelma Hanratty Benchoff. She would become the eldest of five chi ...

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Angela Marie Tucker

On Oct. 18, 2008, Angela Marie Tucker was unexpectedly taken from her family and friends. Although she is gone from all of us her zest for life and her infectious smile will live on forever in the hears of her family and everyone that knew her. Angela is survived by her husband and love of her life, Ken Tucker. Also surviving are her children Angela and Jennifer (husband Marty); grandchildren Kalyn, Olivia, ...

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Robert M. Forrister

May 17, 1919-October 14, 2008 Robert M. Forrister, son of Louella and Ray Forrister of Port Huron, Michigan, passed away October 14 at his home in Estes Park, Colorado surrounded by his loving family. A gentle, considerate, thoughtful, loving, caring and honorable man, Bob will be greatly missed. His quick wit, piano playing, chorale singing, photographic memory and encyclopedic knowledge will be remembered ...

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Janet Smith West

Janet Smith West, 90, of Estes Park, Colorado, died October 15,2008. Janet was born January 24,1918 to Myron L. and Eunice (Hall) Smith in Denver, Colorado. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Janet attended Kent School for Girls in Denver. During that time, she was a member of the Chevy Chase Riding Club. Janet won ribbons in horse riding events in the Denver National Western Stock S ...

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