Douglas County Colorado
Obituaries R - S

RAY, A. June 13, 1894
Died - June 9, at St. Luke's hospital in Denver, where he had gone for a surgical operation, A. Ray. Mr. Ray was a young man from England where his parents still reside.
RAYMOND, JOHNNIE December 15, 1894
Died - At St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, Colo., Monday, 3 o'clock P.M. Dec. 3 of inflamation of the bowels, Johnnie Raymond, son of James and Jennie Peilbin, aged 5 years, 3 months and 3 days.

He was taken sick on the day previous to Thanksgiving, at the home of his parents at Sedalia, Colo., and was removed to Denver to undergo an operation. All that the most skillful physicians could do was done to save Johnnie's life but all to no avail. God has called him and he must go. He was an exceptionally bright boy for his age and dearly beloved by all who knew him. The remains were taken by the sorrowing father to St. Mary's, Kans., and interred in the family burying ground Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7, beside his little sister. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of surrounding friends. The world fades under the afflictions of life, but in Christ Heaven grows brighter.
RENNISON, DOROTHY R. Sept. 7, 2001 Rocky Mtn. News

85, of Pueblo, formerly of Kellytown/Louviers. Preceded in death by husband, John S. Survived by; dau. Jackie(Costanza)Koroshetz; sister, Marian(Raymond)Heyl; niece, Joan(Heyl)Shell; four grandsons; and 4 great-granddaughters. Graveside service Mon. 10:30 am, Bear Canon Cemetery, Sedalia.
RHUDY, C. JOHN Douglas Co. News Press April 16, 1997

John C. Rhudy, funeral services are scheduled for 10 am Thursday at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock for John C. Rhudy, 85, a native of Elbert, who died Monday at Columbia Swedish Medical Center in Englewood. Interment is set for 11 am Friday, at Rosebud Cemetery, in Glenwood Springs, Co.

Born Oct. 14, 1911, in Elbert County, Mr. Rhudy was the son of Carl Mann, and Jessie Lavinia Evans Rhudy. He graduated from Colorado Teachers College in Greeley and did postgraduate work at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co.

Mr. Rhudy taught at Carbondale High School as a mathematics and science teacher for 34 years.

He married Anna Marie Hansen, who preceded him in death. He then married Edna Lucille Mason in Castle Rock. She also died.

He was an active member of the Elbert Senior Center, had served on the Carbondale City Council, and was active in the Republican Party. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

A sister Viva Whitely also preceded him in death. Surviving are his children Robt. Rhudy and his wife Ellen, Marriottsville, Md., Stan Rhudy and his wife Norine of Littleton and Shirley Ann Rhudy of Tucson, Ariz., and four grandchildren Robyn, Roger, Troy and Justin Rhudy.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Elbert Senior Center, 9038 Rd. 102, Elbert, Co., 80106. Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock is in charge of arrangements.
RHUDY, JOHN C. . The Weekly Chronicle, Mar. 26,1997

John C. Rhudy, 85, a native of Elbert, Co., died Mon. Mar. 17, 1997 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood.

Funeral services were held Mar. 20, 1997, and Rev. Wm. Weir officiated. Interment was held Mar. 21, 1997, at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Spgs., Co.

John was born Oct. 14, 1911 in Elbert Co., Co., the son of Carl Mann and Jessie Lavina (Evans) Rhudy. He graduated from Colorado Teachers College in Greeley, Co., and did post graduate work at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Co.

He married Anna Marie Hansen who preceded him in death. John then married Lucile Mason in Castle Rock. Lucile also preceded him in death.

He wa an active member of the Elbert Senior Center, served on Carbondale City Council and was active with the Republican Party. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Besides, Anna and Lucile, John was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Viva Whiteley.

John is survived by his children; Robt. And his wife Ellen of Marriottsville, Md; Stan and his wife Norine of Littleton, Co.; and Shirley ann Rhudy of Tucson, Ariz; and four grandchildren; Robyn Roger, Troy and Justin Rhudy.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Elbert Senior Center. Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock is in charge of arrangements.
RHYNE, MRS. A.L. October 26, 1887
Died - Oct. 16th, 1887, Mrs. A. L. Rhyne, wife of Allen Rhyne, and daughter of Cornelius and Mary E. Hedgpeth. Aged 21 years, 1 month and 21 days.
She's gone to the home of the blest,
Where she'll evermore find rest.
We nevermore shall see her face
So full of trustfulness and grace,
Until we meet her in our home,
The home of the blest no more to roam.
On earth she is no more,
But in Heaven on wings of love to soar,
She has gone to the far away land,
To walk with Jesus, hand in hand.
She'll live with Jesus evermore;
Let's try to meet her on that shore.
She's gone to our Heavenly home,
There to wait for us to come.
Sister Carrie
RITTER, SON Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Ritter visited at Judge Farrell's a couple of day recently. Their little two and a half year old son died at Colorado Springs, Wed. night of last week. The friends of the bereaved parents at castle Rock extend heartfelt sympathy in this their deepest sorrow.(May 1892)
ROBERTS, WILLIAM D. "DUB" Rocky Mtn. News, Jan. 26, 2004

William D. Dub" Roberts, 84 of Parker, CO., retired truck broker, passed away on Jan. 15, 2004. A memorial service was held at the Victorian House in Parker where he was a resident for three years. He graduated in 1946 from CSU. He was very active in athletics and was a member of Sigma Nu. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Jean and his son, William Roberts. He is survived by his daughter Nicki Roberts of Franktown, CO.
ROSE PINNELL Douglas Co. News Press, Jan. 22, 2004

Rose Elizabeth, 90, of Parker died Jan. 13 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Visitation was Jan. 15. There was a cremation.

Born Jan. 9, 1914, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth(Martin)Schwachtje. She and Michael William Pinnell were married July 2, 1938 in Chicago. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Pinnell was a dress designer for several old time movie stars and Marshall Field's Dept. Stores. She enjoyed dancing. She moved to Parker four years ago.

She is survived by son Robert W. Pinnell and his wife, Joan; grandchildren Michelle, Michael and Kathy; and great-granddaughter Kassandra.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Associan, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 789 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203.

Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home of Castle Rock made arrangements.
ROUSE, PHILLIP September 5, 1894
Died - Near Sedalia, Colo., Wednesday, August 29, after a long and severe illness, Philip Rouse. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Sisson at St. Philips church. Mr. Rouse was one of the old settlers of the county and was well known in Sedalia and vicinity.
Died - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gotlieb Schreiber of Rock Ridge, died of brain fever, July 14th, aged about eight months.
SCHREIBER, HENRY Near Franktown, Co. July 23, of brain fever, Henry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gotlieb Schreiber. The funeral services took place, Saturday the 25, on Running Creek.(1891)
SCHRIEBER, EDWARD March 28, 1888
Died - On the 19th inst. Of scarlet fever, Edward son of Christian and Caroline Schrieber aged 2 years 5 months and 5 days and was buried on the 21st.
SCHRINER, EDNA Douglas County News Press Jan. 15, 2004
Edna Schriner, A memorial service is pending for Edna Pearl Schriner, 96, who died Jan. 6(2004) at Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez(CO).

Born Sept. 15, 1907, in Woodward, Okla., she was the daughter of Harry B. and Verna Iola(Davis)Nixon.

She married Roland A. Schriner in 1935 in 1935 in Walsenburg(CO.)

A homemaker, Mrs. Schriner enjoyed fishing and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Netti Mae Waters of Atlanta, Texas, and Keith Loyal Hart and his wife, Nancy, of Cortez; stepson Roland Schriner of Castle Rock; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and sister Margaret Wharton of Canon City(CO)

She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Archie Lee Nixon, and a sister Helen Wells.

Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez made arrangements
SEGER, LOLITA Castle Rock Daily Star Nov. 16, 2003

Lolita Seger, 58, of Larkspur, died Wed.(Nov. 12) at her home. Burial was Fri. morning at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation and rosary was Thurs. with Rev. Herb. Hayek at Olinger Andrews Gibson funeral Home. Interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Lolita Louise Langley was born April 3, 1945 in Basile, La., the daughter of Hillery and Eva(Young).

On Dec. 6, 1965 Lolita married James Douglas Seger in Lake Charles, La.

Lolita retired from the Douglas County School District as a secretary. She was a member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church and the Martha Chapter of the Or of the Eastern Star. She and her husband came to Colorado in 1989.

Mrs. Seger is survived by her husband Doug of Larkspur and three children, Jim Seger and his wife of Larkspur, Scott Seger of Castle Rock, and Jeff Seger and his wife Bobbi of Longmont.

She is also survived by her brothers Burkman Langley and his wife Judy of Spiro, Okla. Hillery Langl and his wife Susie of Westlake, La., and Willie Langley and his wife Debbie of Westlake, La., her sister Maebelle Jenkins, and her husband J.C. Fontenot of Kinder, La.; and five seger grandchildren, Sean, Devin Cierra and Alexandria.

Tributes for Lolita Seger can be left at
Arrangements were by Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home.
DIED - At her home in Lake Gulch on Saturday, January 29, 1887, Katie, wife of Julius Seidensticker, in the 24th year of her age. Deceased had been unwell for some time, but her sickness was not considered dangerous, and her death was a surprise to the many friends of the family at this place. She leaves one child, a boy, to the tender mercies of the world. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of all. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Byrne. Members of the A.O.U.W. took an active part in the ceremonies, Julius being a member of that order.
SINCLAIRE, MARY CATHERINE Castle Rock Daily Star, Oct. 3, 2003

Mary Catherine Sinclaire, 98, died peacefully at her home in West Plum Creek Valley, Sedalia, on ?.

Catie was born July 26, 1905 in Elmira, N.Y. to Judge Chas. B. Swartwood, and Mary Carroll Swartwood. She graduated from Abbott Academy in Andover, Mass., and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmira College in NY.

She married Wm. Walker Sinclaire on June 18, 1927. They lived in New York and mkoved to Douglas in 1965. The couple had three children, Wm., Mary Carroll and Helen.

Catie is remembered for forming the Nurses Aid During WWII, the Corning Chapter of Planned Parenthood, her activism in the Christ Episcopal Church and St. Phillip in the Field Episcopal Church, and countless contributions to the community.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wm., and her sister Trinja Rollinson, and her grandson Alex Blythe.

She is survived by her son, Wm.; daughters Mary Carroll Morris and Helen Blythe, brother Charles Swartwood, Jr.; seven grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

A memorial service was the St. Phillip of the Field in Sedalia, Co. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Phillip of the Field, 397 S. Perry Park Rd. or St. Francis Center, 2323 Curtis, Denver, CO. or to a charity of the donor's choice.
SMITH, LIZZIE September 5, 1894
In Lake Gulch, September 2nd, Lizzie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Smith, aged nearly ten years. Funeral services were conducted at the church in Castle Rock by Rev. B. F. Todd yesterday and the remains laid to rest in the Castle Rock cemetery.
STEVEN, MARIA August 6, 1890
Died - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Miller, on Sunday, August 3, Mrs. Maria Steven aged 85 years and four months.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Long, Monday, August 4, and a large number of friends accompanied the remains to the last resting place. There was a profusion of beautiful fresh flowers upon the casket as love's last offering to the aged one who had been transferred to a more congenial clime.
STEWART, MARION At West Plum Creek, Sunday evening July 31st (1892), Of dilation of the heart, Mrs. Marion Steward of Izette Stewart, aged about 45 years.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10 o'clock AM and were attended by a very large company of sympathizing friends.
Mrs. Stewart had been in poor health for several months but hat been confined to her bed, but two or three days. Her death will be deeply mourned by many warm friends.
STONE, ELIJAH April 18, 1894
Died - Near Franktown, Thursday, April 12th, Elijah Stone, aged 91 years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Harris of Castle Rock, Friday, April 13th. Grandpa Stone was born at Antral, N. H., but has been for many years a resident of this county.
STONE, ELIJAH April 25, 1894
Card of Thanks - I take this means to return sincere thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted during the illness and burial of my husband. Mrs. Sarah H. Stone.

Mr. Elijah Stone, whose death was noted last week, was married April 20, 1829 hence at the time of his decease he had been married nearly 65 years. Many changes have taken place since these two commenced life's journey together.
STUART, MAUDE August 8, 1894
Rev. B. F. Todd preached the funeral of little Maude, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Minnie Stuart at Spring Valley Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
SULLIVAN TIMOTHY J. Castle Rock Daily Star Nov. 25, 2003

Timothy J. Sullivan, 92, of Denver, formerly of Castle Rock, died Nov. 20, in Lakewood at Hospice of ?

Mass of Christian Burial was Mon. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Castle Rock. The Rev. Vollmer officiated. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Castle Rock.

Sullivan was born July 5, 1911, in Yuma to Timothy John and Nellie(Reiley)Sullivan, one of seven children. He was a former member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.

He married Betty Ann Riley in Aug. 1938, in Holyoke, Co. Mrs. Sullivan died in 1988. Tim was a farmer, rancher, and worked for the Denver Water Bd. from 1962-1976, when he retired.

He is survived by five children, Timothy and his wife Ellen Sullivan of Rochester, Minn., John Paul and his wife Frances of Huston, Texas, B.J. and his wife Doris Sullivan of Denver, Christine Sullivan and her husband John Hughes of Tucson, Ariz. and Ann and her husband James Lynch of Aurora; one Jeanne Burk of Phoenix , Arizona; and nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been establish en his name, Contributions should be sent to; Full Circle Fund/Timothy Sullivan-Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO. 80215
SWEETEN, SON March 6, 1895
Died - March 2, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sweeten, aged 15 days.