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The Free Spirit and Passionate Soul That Lives on in the Trees

May 10, 2017

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LONE TREE, Colo. – Maria Ester Urista, known as Ester to those who knew her, was the oldest of five children. Her passion for cooking, reading, the great outdoors and life, fueled her free spirit and fiery side. Ester’s passion for her family forced her to take on the role of caring for her younger […]

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A fan of the Red Sox and an impassioned love for his family.

May 9, 2017

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. – A love for the Red Sox that could only be match by his love of his grandchildren. Joseph Crosby lived about as full of a life as a person could ask for. Born on Feb. 23, 1915, Joseph, who preferred to go by Joe, grew up in Syracuse, New York. From […]

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Being the best hippie possible

January 10, 2017

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DENVER – Regardless of the activity – from cheering on her favorite Colorado teams to loving her family – it was Renee’s philosophy to live life to the fullest and have as much fun as possible. Nasarena “Renee” Shinn, born in California in 1955 to Viola Baca and Maurice Shinn, is best remembered as a […]

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A Loving Grandmother

December 24, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM, Mich.- My Grandmother, Frances H. Toutant, 85, of Birmingham, Michigan, formerly of Royal Oak, died Feb. 27, 2008 at the Green Field Nursing Center, and is buried honorably in a military cemetery in Michigan. Grandmother was the beloved wife of the late Laurence Toutant Jr. whom she married on Feb. 25, 1952. She was a […]

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The Loss of a Legacy

November 19, 2016

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“I attended the Homegoing Celebration for the life of Larry Borom at Park Hill United Methodist Church, where the impact of his life was much in evidence.  The church was filled with people whom Larry had touched in some way—government officials, community leaders, activists, educators, students–and tributes to him that we heard had come in […]

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From Loner to Lighthouse

December 19, 2015

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Joshua David Fisher, 22, passed away in a motorcycle accident in Poudre Canyon on Sept. 5, 2015. Over the last year and a half of his life, Josh developed a passion for motorcycles and became an active member of the community. Every warm weekend was spent on his bike with other bikers […]

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That feisty, Italian woman they had the chance to know

December 17, 2015

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Pauline Zehmisch loved her coffee scalding hot. She’d holler at restaurant servers, claiming the cup was too cold when it’d be served to her at a perfectly drinkable temperature. She was the type of woman to yell at family members, call them stupid for a wrong decision and then take them out […]

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