Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Jacelyn Leigh (Leonard) Stephenson was born February 28, 1930 on her parents’ farm in Fairbury, Nebraska. She pursued her childhood passion to become a registered nurse, graduating from Lincoln General School of Nursing in 1950. She then spent the next four decades in the helping professions…

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Anita Marie (Reid) Tannuzzo of Tampa, FL passed January 15, 2021. She was born April 3, 1925 in Topeka, Kansas where she graduated high school in 1943. Taking time off before college, she served in the Civil Air Patrol and worked at Hallmark cards. She met her late husband at Emporia State T…

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Dean Alan Haze (72) of Estes Park, CO passed away Sunday, March 21st, 2021. He was the only child of Laurence and Esther Haze.

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Alice Kay McCollum was born in Hammond, Kansas to Alice Glessner and Lester Donald McCollum on September 15, 1942. Her early years were spent with her mother and her aunt, Bonnie Claypool, on the farm that belonged to her maternal grandparents, Bernice and Blake Claypool. In Hammond, Kay beg…

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Laura Jane Dalton, Born in 1943 in Dallas Texas and passed on March 4 2021 in Windsor CO. She was raised in Oklahoma City and she was a proud member of The Chickasaw Nation. Lolly was busy with her husband Frank "Babe" Jimenez raising five children. Her hobbies were, being a great Girl Scout…

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Norm Glowacki passed away on March 20, 2021, the first day of Spring after a four year battle with Lung Cancer, he was 70 years old.

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George Dean Hockman, Estes Park, aged 90, passed peacefully at home, March 15, 2021.

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Orval Kendall passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021. He had just celebrated his 97th birthday on March 13th with family and friends at his winter home in Cave Creek, AZ. Orval’s wife of 77 years Orpha Kendall passed in 2018. Orpha and Orval had four children, Del, DeEtta (deceased), Sheila a…

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Kennith Clarence Buckert, 91, of Estes Park, passed away on March 10, 2021 at the Good Samaritan facility in Loveland, Colorado with his two daughters by his side. He was born in 1930 to Harold and Myrtle Buckert in Bernice, Idaho. He grew up on construction sites as his father worked with M…

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our mothers, Petra "Pete" Jean Jansen's passing on Friday March 12th, 2021. Mom passed away peacefully as she was resting.

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Estes Park resident Claire Kreider died immediately after attending Mass at Our Lady of The Mountains Church on Saturday March 6, 2021. She was 78 years old.

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Editor/Publisher Note: Gary and I are saddened at the loss of David Tavel who was an integral part of the Estes Park News for many years. We will miss him, his wit, humor and informative columns that (almost) always graced page 3. There was a week when we had some breaking news and we moved …

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Fiona Elizabeth Cahill passed away suddenly on February 26th. She has gone to be with her parents on both sides of the family and be at peace in heaven. She was 63 years old.

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Long time Estes Park resident, Keith Machin died at Estes Park Health Thursday morning, February 25, 2021. He was 94 years old.

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Leslie Ann (Walgreen) Pratt passed away peacefully at her Estes Park home on January 8, 2021, with her children by her side. She was 83 years old.

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Marilyn Joyce (Christensen) David answered the call of her Heavenly Father on February 13, 2021 to return home and reunite with family and friends who were waiting for her; including her beloved husband, Thomas David, daughter, Maureen (Mikki) Easton, grandson, Daniel Easton, Father, William…

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Michelle Suzanne Acers of Estes Park left this life on January 25th, 2021 after her long and courageous battle with cancer. It has left us all heartbroken and devastated.

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Diane Theresa Kellogg Marcantonio, 74, of Berthoud, CO was brought to her eternal home on Monday, February 15, 2021. She was born May 6, 1946 in Denver, CO. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Kellogg and JoAnne Barton.

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Edward Gary O’Farrell, better known as Vee or Viernes, passed away at age 73 in his Estes Park home on February 3 surrounded by his family.

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Gerry Hickson passed away peacefully in Kennewick, WA on Monday, February 8, 2021. Gerry was born in Boston, MA on February 29, 1952. A leap year baby, he celebrated 17 “real” birthdays in his 68 years.

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Howard Duane West, 87 of Altoona, IA, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at MercyOne in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Merilyn Richards Abel was born June 30th, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth Richards. She was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Richards and sister Betty Richards. Merilyn is survived by her husband of nearly 69 years Clifford Abel, her younger sister Virgin…

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On Monday, January 25, 2021, James Wallace Phares, of Carrollton, Texas, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 86.

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Lori Lynn Person, 75, of Estes Park, Colorado, passed away on 12/3/2020 from complications from surgery. She was born to parents Joseph & Patricia Pagel on 11/23/1945 in Denver, Colorado.

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Frank was born on May 6, 1935 in Denver, Colorado where he attended Denver Public Schools, graduating in 1953 from South High School. After he took a year off to go to the Bahamas to be in a film on sharks, he graduated from Columbia University in 1958.

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Madaline Gean Durward, 85, of Estes Park, Colorado died peacefully on December 15, 2020 at her home in Estes Park with her husband of 65 years Dr. James Durward.

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Anita Joy Hightower, 85, a homemaker, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 8, 2021, in Loveland, Colorado, due to Covid-19. A family memorial will be held at a later date to be determined, as it was her explicit wish to not put anyone in danger during the ongoing pandemic. The family …

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Thomas William Nichol, M.D. was born in Galesburg, Illinois on July 22, 1932 and died in Boulder, Colorado on January 4, 2021.

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Carolyn Jean Cordsen died December 30, 2020 at the Estes Park Health Living Center. She was 86.

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Steven Howard Boles passed away on December 17, 2020 at Greenridge Place Memory Care Community in Westminster, Colorado. His wife and children were with him.

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Danford Loe Hoben was born March 2 1936 in Wichita, Kansas to Inez Wilkason Hoben and Edward C. Hoben. During WWll Dan lived with his parents in Holly, Colorado where his father managed a bank. The war was a vivid part of his young life. He recalled watching trains roll through Holly carryin…

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JoAnn Carolyn Chudomelka Nuetzman of Estes Park, Colorado passed to join her loving husband, Raymond, on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Jo, affectionately known as Nana, was a modern day Renaissance woman due to her love of travel and history, fun fashion sense, and advent…

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Kathi Lee Weldin passed away in Longmont, CO on December 19, 2020, at the age of 63 after contracting COVID-19. Kathi was born in Long Beach, CA on June 2, 1957, to Lee and Caroline (Ridgeway) Weldin, and was the second born of five girls. She was preceded in death by her mother, Caroline, a…

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Vigdis Kjellaug Lohne 84 of Loveland passed away December 13, 2020.

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Patricia Nytes of Estes Park departed this world on November 25, 2020. She had suffered a major stroke two days before, and was lovingly surrounded by family for the last two days of her life. Pat was born August 27, 1930 in Longmont, Colorado, although her parents lived in Estes at the time…

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Alexander Davis, 35, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2020. Alex was born in Houston, Texas in 1985 and spent his life there until he relocated to Colorado this year. Alex graduated from Memorial High School and attended Baylor University in Waco,Texas and the Cordon Bleu Institute i…

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Long time Estes Park resident Maida Schafman died at her home Tuesday morning December 15, 2020. She was 91 years old. Maida Marilyn Costello was born August 7, 1929 in Aurora, IL. Her parents were Thomas and Henrietta (Weber) Costello. She graduated from Madonna High School in Aurora. On No…

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Ellen Kathleen Young passed away peacefully on December 17, 2020, after a valiant, three week battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

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Jack J. Smith was born January 26, 1940 in Pueblo, Colorado to Mildred and Walter Smith. He was father to Julie Walter, Holly Martinez, Chris Smith, Ryan Smith, Melinda Smith, and Adrian Smith. He is survived by his children and his beloved sister Pat. Jack worked as a Realtor most of his li…

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Helen Hondius passed away in Estes Park on November 17, 2020. She was 95.

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Carolyn May, 45 of Estes Park Colorado passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 in her home in Fort Walton Beach Florida.

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Former Hastings resident Norma Jean Cropley, 82, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Society – Perkins Pavilion in Hastings after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.