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Obituaries

  • Gen. Carroll ‘Curly’ Lewis Jr.

    Gen. Carroll “Curly” Lewis Jr. left this world on Jan. 7, 2010.

    Born Feb. 3, 1924, to Gladys and Carroll A. Lewis Sr. in Houston, Texas, he was known at an early age as the poet laureate of Poe Elementary School. This was not the end of his literary career, for he later wrote numerous magazine and newspaper articles, a definitive history of Fort Anahuac called “The Birthplace of the Texas” Revolution, enjoyed the fifth printing of his popular book “The Treasures of Galveston Bay” and is included in the American Diaries of World War II.

  • George Hunter

    George Hunter, a resident for nearly 40 years in Dumont, passed away Jan. 12, 2010, from complications following a stroke he suffered at his home on Dec. 18.

    He was born in a small town in Ohio, where he attended school and spent most of his childhood summers traveling with the horse racing circuits on the East Coast. It was in these surroundings that George developed his love and caring attitude toward horses and dogs.

  • Thomas D. Tracy, 66

    Thomas D. Tracy, 66, of Idaho Springs died peacefully at home on Dec. 26, 2009, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Pat Tracy, brothers Bob and Bill Tracy, and sons Eric Tracy and Jason Parker. 

    A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Rockland Community Church in Golden.

    Memorial donations may be sent to Craig Hospital, 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113; Mount Evans Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439; or Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, Golden, CO 80401.

  • Lucille L. Johnson, 93

    Longtime Georgetown resident Lucille L. Johnson, 93, died Dec. 13, 2009, at Littleton Manor.

    She was born in Kincaid, Kan., on Aug. 4, 1916, to J.L. and Ethel Coen Rodrock.

    She is survived by a son, Robert L. Smith of Kelso, Wash.; three sisters, Arzetta Smith of Coronado, Calif., Alberta West of Dacono, and Violet J. Johnson of Georgetown; many nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren.

  • Jeannette M. Baird, 59

    Jeannette M. Baird, 59, of Idaho Springs, passed away on Nov. 30.

    Jette was born to the late Constantino and Emily Segalla on Nov. 18, 1950, in Great Barrington, Mass.

    She graduated from Eastern Connecticut State College with a bachelor-of-arts degree in psychology in 1973. That summer she took a road trip from Torrington, Conn., intending to reach California. She got to Idaho Springs where she met and quickly married Allen. They lived happily together for 36 years.

  • Correne Mildred Weber Mehrer, 84

    Correne Mehrer, 84, of Idaho Springs passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Swedish Medical Center in Denver. She was born Aug. 27, 1925, in New Hampton, Iowa.

    A graduate of Manteno High School in Manteno, Ill., she married Dode Hull Mehrer on March 7, 1949. A mother, homemaker and professional volunteer, she was active in the Illinois PTA, where she served as state president.

  • Margaret Helena (Marsalko) Androwski, 88

    Margaret Helena (Marsalko) Androwski was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Clymer, Pa. She passed away on Nov. 22, 2009, in Idaho Springs at the age of 88.

    She was an Idaho Springs resident for the past eight years. Previous to that, for six years, she lived in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  • Warren Lee Jones, 79

    Warren Lee Jones, 79, of Palisade passed away Friday, Nov. 20, at his home. Warren was born Nov. 17, 1930, to Frank L. and Leona (Stephens) Jones in Idaho Springs.

    He spent his childhood in and received his education in Idaho Springs. Warren went on to college, attending Wichita State, Western State College in Gunnison and Mesa State College in Grand Junction, receiving his B.A. He married Marjorie Irene Cotton on Jan. 26, 1963, in Grand Junction.

  • Warren Lee Jones, 79

    Warren Lee Jones, 79, of Palisade passed away Friday, Nov. 20, at his home. Warren was born Nov. 17, 1930, to Frank L. and Leona (Stephens) Jones in Idaho Springs.

    He spent his childhood in and received his education in Idaho Springs. Warren went on to college, attending Wichita State, Western State College in Gunnison and Mesa State College in Grand Junction, receiving his B.A. He married Marjorie Irene Cotton on Jan. 26, 1963, in Grand Junction.

  • Betty Jean Malleck, 84

    Betty Jean Malleck was born July 19, 1925, and died on Oct. 30, 2009.

    She was born in Denver to Lois Karl and Elizabeth Frakes of Idaho Springs.

    She was salutatorian of her high school class in Idaho Springs. In 1943, she married Donald Malleck.

    Children were Donna Malleck of Lawson, Reed Malleck of Boston, Jean McCoy of Westminster, Chris Malleck of Phoenix. They had nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.