Douglas County Colorado
Obituaries G - I

GANDY, LAURA At Spring Valley, Wed. May 25,(1892)Laura, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Gandy, aged 10 mos. Funeral services were conducted at the Spring Valley School House by Rev. Culkins of Castle Rock.
GARRISON, B.F. Ex-District attorney B.F. Garrison died at his home in Colorado Springs last week of inflammation of the bowels after only a brief illness. Mr. Garrison was an able lawyer and will be greatly missed by the bar of Colorado Springs. 1892
GATES, KATHERINE , valued and loved."

Mrs. Gates is survived by her husband; sons David Allan Trott and Christopher Tyler Gates; daughters Connie Ann Carr and her husband, Roger, Kathy Sue Bailey, Janice Ann Wilson and her husband, John, Shannon Lee Cruthers and her husband, Mark, Jan Gates and Kathy Hansen; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Alzheimer's Assn, Rocky Mtn. Chapter, 789 Sherman St., Denver, CO. 80203

Parker Funeral Home made arrangements.
GAYLORD WEAVER Douglas County News Press, Jan. 22,2004

Gaylord "Bee" Eugene Weaver, 76, of Park Rapids Minn., died Jan. 15, at his home.

A funeral service was Jan. 21 in Castle Rock, with interment at Elizabeth Cemetery. (Elizabeth, CO)

Born March 29, 1927, in Grinnell, Iowa, he was the son of Elmer and Blanche(Pickering)Weaver.

He and Laveda Bucklin were married Dec. 1, 1947. He was a farmer in Grinnell until he moved to Colorado in 1969.

From 1973-1989, he was co-owner of M&W Masonry. He moved to Park Rapids in 1989. Mr. Weaver enjoyed politics and was a duck, deer and pheasant hunter.

He was preceded in death by brother Vern Weaver and is survived by his wife of Park Rapids; children Sheri Raehling and her husband, Dick, of Highlands Ranch, Becky Morrison and her husband, Dave, of Elizabeth, Thad Weaver of Park Rapids and Tom Weaver and his wife, Michelle, of Kowa; sisters Barbara Weaver of Parker, Betty Anderson of Grinnell and Judy Puls and her husband, Larry, of Alabama; grandchildren Jason, Laura, Lisa, Josh and Cade; and great-grandchildren Janna, Jessie and Jeremiah.

Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson funeral Home of Castle Rock made arrangements.
GILLILAND, JAMES ROBERT Douglas County News-Press May 2001
James Robert Gilliland

James Robert Gilliland, 52, of Thermopolis, Wyo., died Saturday at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. There was cremation, and his cremains are being returned to Castle Rock for interment.

Mr. Gilliland was born July 8, 1948, in Colorado Springs, the son of Lowell and Beulah (Pingetzer) Gilliland.

He is survived by daughter Kali Gilliland of Elizabeth; brothers Wayne Gilliland and his wife, Joyce of Briggsdale, Dennis Gilliland and his wife, Louise, of Castle Rock, and Pete Gilliland of Bird City, Kan.; and grandson Dustin Robert Gilliland of Elizabeth.
GLADYS VIOLA MESSING ANDERSON Castle Rock Star Aug. 13, 2004

Gladys Viola Messing was born July 9, in Donegal, Kan., the fifth of six children.

When she was six years old her family moved to Kerington, Kan., where her family operated a small ?.

In 1913 the family moved to a homestead in southeastern Co. Gladys lived in a three room duplex with her family until she moved to Seibert where she lived with her sister and attended high school.

Gladys graduated from high school in 1921 and began her short teaching career. In 1923 she taught Goldale School in Douglas County. While teaching there she boarded with one of the Anderson family where she met Emil Anderson who came over to help build a barn. They married on July 9, 1925.

The newly weds soon moved to a home nearby. Their first daughter, Doris, was born in 1929.

In 1935 they were able to purchase the old Crosswhite place along Cherry Creek where Gladys and Emil lived the rest of their lives.

In 1935 Beverly was born, and a year later Shirley came along. As the girls grew up, the entire family was involved in crafts, to the point that they opened their own store in Colorado Springs in 1953. the girls were musical and played accordions at local dances.

The girls married and grandchildren began arriving. In all, nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren joined the family.

In 1975 Gladys and Emil celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. One month ago Gladys celebrated her 100th birthday.

Gladys Anderson died peacefully Sun Aug. 10, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, siblings, two daughters and two grandsons.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly(Allen)Gresham, Seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sons-in-law; Everett Heidemann and Virgil Brauer.

Funeral services were today at the Elbert Christian Church.

Interment was to be in Elizabeth Cemetery. Pastor Tim Nay was to have officiated.
GRAY, L.P. March 6, 1895
Died - At Catskill, New Mexico, Feb. 15, L. P. Gray, a former resident of Douglas county, the father of J. L. Gray, aged 72 years.
GREGG, CELLA JO Rocky Mtn. News Jan 2, 2004

Cella Jo Gregg, 49, Highlands Ranch: Beloved wife of James Gregg; Visitation Monday 8:30AM Littleton Bible Chapel; Followed by Graveside Service at 11AM, Ft. Logan National Cemetery Staging Area "B"; Memorial Service Mon. 7PM Littleton Bible Chapel(6022 S. Datura St.); IN LIEU OF FLOWERS CONTRIBUTIONS TO Cella Greg Memorial Fund at any FIRST BANK.
HANCOCK, ROBERT N. At Walsenburg, Thursday, August 13th (1891) at 10 o'clock p.m. of consumption, Robert N. Hancock, aged 88 years and five mos.
Deceased was born in Pitston Pa. But lived in NY State much of the time after growing to manhood until1878 when he came to Co. for his health and being greatly benefited he made Douglas Co. his permanent home. A little over three years ago he spent several of the winter months visiting his old home since which time his health has gradually failed. In the winter of 1889 and 90 he was confined to his bed for a long time and never sufficiently recovered to be able to engage in business. Although constantly wasting away he was able to be about part of the time until a few days before his death. On the tenth he became worsle and summoned Dr. Moore, but although everything possible was done for him he failed rapidly and died three days later.

For several years Mr. Hancock occupied the position of county Superintendent of schools and has always been an active, energetic, and upright businessman. He was at one time editor and proprietor of the 'CASTLE ROCK JOURNAL' and Greatly increased the popularity of the paper. He was a member and active worker in the Methodist Episcopal church being for several years superintendent of the Sabbath School. There is probably no man in the county who is better known or who would be more sincerely mourned.

The bereaved wife has the sympathy of the entire county.

The remains were brought to Castle Rock for interment, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. B.F. Todd at 10 o'clock a.m. on Sat. A large company gathered to pay their last respects to the departed, and to sympathize with the bereaved friends.
HARROWER, JOHN R. Denver Post September 20, 2001
John R. Harrower
Elizabeth farmer, 83

John R. Harrower, 83, of Elizabeth, a farmer, died Sept. 8. Services were Sept. 13 at Pine Ridge Church. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Denver. His interests included playing fiddle and being town Santa Claus. He was a member of the Odd Fellows.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Noeida St., Denver, CO. 80224; or Elizabeth Library, 207 Main St., Elizabeth, CO 80107
HARVELL, JEAN H. Castle Rock Daily Star Jan. 4. 2004

Jean H. Harvell, 95 of Castle Rock, formerly of Aurora, died Nov,. 21 at Castle Rock Care Center. Services are pending.

Jean H. Harvell was born Sept. 9, 1908, in Atlanta, Ga. Jean enjoyed working and cooking. She retired from working in Ext. Housekeeping at Mt. Arie Hospital in Denver, Co.Jean Harvelll is survived by three grandsons; Gregg Huntzinger of Portland, Ore., Rod Huntzinger, and Martin Hutzinger of Castle Rock.

Arrangements were made by Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home.
HAUGEN, NANCI Rocky Mtn. News Dec. 12, 26, 2003

Nanci Cameron Haugen 62, passed away Dec. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by beloved husband Dr. Harold Haugen and step-daughter Lizbeth. Survived by children; Lee and Kari: sister, Jane Bachman; and 10 grandchildren. Passionate about her family, pets and gourmet cooking, she warmed many a heart with freshly baked treats. Memorial service, Sat. 11 am, St Luke's UMC, 8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch. Sympathies: c/o Ann Van Hoosen, 2921-D West Long Dr. Littleton, Co. 80120.
HEDGPETH, MARY ELIZABETH Castle Rock Journal October 6, 1889
Died - At Spring Valley, Oct. 11, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Cornelius Hedgpeth, aged 48 years. Funeral services were conducted at Rock Ridge, Sunday, Oct. 13, by Rev. J. A. Long, and the remains interred in the cemetery at that place.
HEIDEMANN, DORIS ARLENE Douglas County News-Press March 14, 2001

Doris Arlene Heidemann
Services for Doris Arlene Heidemann, 71, of Franktown were Saturday at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Interment at Spring Valley Cemetery in Larkspur followed. Mrs. Heidemann died March 7.

A Colorado native and housewife, Mrs. Heidemann was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Denver, the daughter of Emil and Gladys Anderson. She graduated from Douglas County High School in 1947.

She married Everett Heidemann June 28, 1953, in Englewood and was a member of St. Mark Presbyterian Church and the Mountainview Club in Cherry Valley.

Mrs. Heidemann enjoyed crafts and was known for the jelly she made for local bazaars and friends.

Survivors include her husband; daughter Judy Larson and her husband, David, of Iliff; son Randy and his wife, Michelle, of Hartsel; her mother of Franktown; sister Beverly Gresham and her husband, Allen, of Elbert; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Heidemann, and a sister, Shirley Brauer.

Donations in her name can be made to St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, CO 80107.

Arrangements were made by Parker Funeral Home Inc.
HILBURGER, KATIE In Castle Rock, June 30th, Katie, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Hilburger aged about 6 years and 8 mos. Funeral tomorrow at 2'oclock.(1891)
HILBURGER, SON January 23, 1889
Jan 20, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hilburger.
HOLBROOK, W.E. April 4, 1894
Died - At his residence in Monument of thrombosis on March 30, at 10:40 p.m., W. E. Holbrook, age 70 years 2 mo. and 23 days. The deceased was born in Potsdam, Lawrence Co., N. Y., July 12, 1823. He was a veteran of the late war, loyal member of the G.A.R. and past Commander of this post. He settled here 18 years ago last August, and was a leading, and one of our most respected citizens, was Mayor of this town for several years last past. A quiet unassuming gentleman of noble, generous impulses he was respected by all and all who knew him loved him well. His death is a loss and cause of sadness to this entire community. - Monument Messenger.

Mayor Holbrook who died at his home in Monument last Friday is one of the old timers and was highly respected by a large circle of acquaintances. He was an old soldier and an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
HOLT, HIDE Douglas County News Press Jan. 22,2004

Hide Hayashi Holt, 68, a longtime Castle Rock resident, died Jan. 12, 2004 at the Castle Rock Care Center.

A memorial service was Jan. 16 in Castle Rock. There was a cremation.

Born Nov. 1935, in Amori Prefecture in Japan, she was the daughter of Yasokichi and Take Babe Hayashi.

Ms. Holt enjoyed watching Japanese videos. She had lived in Castle Rock for 20 years.

She is survived by daughter Lisa Holt of New York; son James Holt of Mississippi; sisters Setsuko of Florida, Humi and Yae of Japan; brothers Isao, Hiroshi, Minoru and Hirouki of Japan; and grandson William Holt
HORST, RUTH Douglas Co. News Press, Dec. 18, 2003

Ruth Horst, 85, of Johnstown died Nov. 16, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

Born April 22, 1918, in Keota (Co.) she was the daughter of George and Christina (Bitterman) Weickum. She and Ted Horst were married March 11, 1937, in Greeley, Co.

Mrs. Horst is survived by her husband of Johnstown; daughters June Bohlender and her husband, Glenn, of Castle Rock, and Janet Drieth and her husband, Larry, of Grand Junction, Co.; sisters Clara Horstof Westminster and Esther Prior of Merced, Ca.; granddaughters Elizabeth Dewhurst and her husband, Mark, of Golden, Co., Suzanne Pierce and her husband, Sam of Monument, Carolyn Bohlender and Larry Smithey of Golden, Co. and Michele Bohlender of Castle Rock, and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice4 and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley, in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St. Greeley, Co. 80634
HOSEA, FREDERICK Rocky Mtn. News, Jan. 2003

Fredrick Hosea, 88, of Castle Rock. Beloved husband of the late Theresa; loving father of Carol (Jack) Christensen, Tom (Judi) Hosea and Lisa (Lee) Boner; loving grandfather of eight; and greatgrand father of 14. Graveside services 12:30 PM, Mon. at Ft.
Logan Natl. Cemetery, staging are "C". In lieu of flowers, memorials to Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Rd., Littleton, 80123.