• Holyoke,  Yuma

    Frances Smith

    View Frances Smith Frances Kay (Alberts) Smith, of Holyoke, passed away during an unexpected stay at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the age of 71. Fran was born January 8, 1948 to Chester Marvin and Hazel Lorene (Vogel) Alberts.  After graduating from Holyoke High School, she moved to Denver to begin her adult life.  She met and married James A. Smith, and they moved to Marion, Indiana to begin their family.  Daughter Wendi JaeLyn was born i…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Michael Ciaccio

    View Michael Ciaccio      Michael Joseph Ciaccio was born May 26, 1931 in Rockford, Illinois to Vincent Sam and Antoinette Lena Ciaccio.  He was the fifth of five children.  He met the love of his life Barbara Jean Lawrence and they married on April 11, 1953.  To this union Laura Ann (1955) and Timothy Michael (1958) were born.       He worked for Sundstrand in Rockford and then moved his family to Fullerton, California in 1969. Thro…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Kellie Swopes

    View Kellie Swopes Kellie Kay Swopes was born on April 19th 1970 to Glen and Doris (Kerst) Imhof. She passed away April 5th 2019 at the YDH with her family by her side.             Kellie grew up in the Lone Star community, she was the youngest child and the only daughter in a family of seven. She often told stories of her early years on the farm. One of her favorite ones was when she was driving the tractor while her dad was tending the …

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Richard “Rich” Pappenheim

    View Richard “Rich” Pappenheim Richard Vaughn Pappenheim was born in Eaton, CO on March 10, 1939.  On March 10th, his 80th birthday Rich passed away peacefully after a short bout with cancer.  He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Lydia and brother Ron.   Rich attended Eaton High School where he was an accomplished letter man athlete in football, basketball and track-n-field.  In 1959 after serving his country in the US Army he married his high school swee…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Dolores Hofmeister

    View Dolores Hofmeister Dolores Pauline (Haynes) Hofmeister passed away March 8, 2019. Born December 12, 1930 to Lula (Erikson) and Paul Haynes in Fleming, Colorado, she grew up in Haxtun,  and attended both Haxtun and Holyoke High School graduating from Haxtun High School with the class of 1948. Dolores attended beauty school in Denver and then decided teaching was a vocation in which she could influence young lives. She and Melvin often laughed about the fact that Dolores’ future mothe…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Daryl Gitchel

    View Daryl Gitchel Daryl Lee Gitchel was born on November 26, 1953 to Leo Dale Gitchel and Mary Elizabeth Stoneking in Keokuk, Iowa.  Daryl received his GED from Northeastern Junior College in 2009. He married Irene Lawson on April 1, 1982 in Denver, Colorado.  Daryl worked in the Auto Body Industry.  He worked for J & L Auto for twenty-three years as an auto body man.  Daryl loved animals.  He loved gardening which led to another hobby of his, canning all of his….

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Jimmie “Jim” Churchill

    View Jimmie “Jim” Churchill Jimmie Clayton Churchill was born on July 13, 1943 to Vern and Toots (Rogers) Churchill in Yuma, Colorado.  He passed away on February 27, 2019, at the age of 75, at his home in Yuma, Colorado after a lengthy illness with his wife, Josie at his side.  Jim attended the Otis Schools following graduation he attended one year of Auto Mechanics School.  Following his schooling Jim went to work for Meadow Gold Dairy in Englewood, Colorado as a Machine Oper…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Daniel Castillo-Greigo

    View Daniel Castillo-Greigo Daniel Joseph Castillo-Griego became an angel in the arms of his mother surrounded by family on March 1, 2019 at the Yuma District Hospital. Daniel was born on October 17, 2017 to Robert and Sophia Griego. Little Daniel was born with spina bifida and many challenges in his path that we knew he would face but we blessed him with the gift of life and he blessed all who knew him with seeing the miracle we take for granted with a healthy child. Every day seeing him ove…

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Clark Starkebaum

    View Clark Starkebaum Clark was born on October 18, 1927 at the family farm in Haxtun to Ernest and Vera Starkebaum. Clark attended schools in the Haxtun area and studied at Colorado State University for two years prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served for two years in the Pacific while stationed in San Diego. Upon his honorable discharge he resumed his studies at CSU. He was a member of the university’s Symphony Band as well as the CSU Band that he toured the country with. Before he …

  • Holyoke,  Yuma

    Kacee Blomme

    View Kacee Blomme Kacee Blomme, age 43, passed away on January 29, 2019 in the care of the amazing staff of CHI Bergan Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was born on December 19, 1975 in Holyoke, Colorado and is the beloved daughter of Harold and Carole Blomme of Holyoke, Colorado and the loved sister of Kevin, Keith, Kerry, Kraig and Kelly and the auntie to many nieces and nephews. Kacee attended The Holyoke schools and graduated with the class of 1994.  After High School she attend…