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Charles Robert “Bob” Coryell (April 27, 1936 — August 8, 2019)

Charles Robert “Bob” Coryell was born April 27th, 1936, in Denver, Colorado. He passed away August 8th, 2019, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his spouse Joan Coryell, children Marty Coryell, Margie Caldwell (husband Pete), Mike Coryell (wife Becky) and Mary Moore (husband Mark); grandchildren, Nick Daniels, Vanessa Coryell, Vincent Coryell (wife Cameron), Breanna Caldwell, Morgan Moore and Mason Moore; and great-granddaughter Natalie Coryell.

Bob was adopted at 1 years old and moved to Glenwood Springs to his new family’s ranch. He attended school in the valley and his high school years at The Abbey in Canon City, Colorado.

Bob enlisted with the US Navy January 23, 1957, and completed basic training in San Diego, California. In May of 1958 Bob was commissioned to the USS Atule Submarine where he spent 3 years as a radioman. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal in January 1960 and was honorably discharged in January 1961.

Bob met and married his wife, Joan, in Florida, and they returned to Glenwood Springs where they raised their four children.

Bob’s most favorable hobby was bowling, and he and his family were known to bowl at lanes across the Western Slope. Bob also favored old airplanes and enjoyed reading and knowing about old military aircraft.

Bob retired after 25 years from Dodson’s Engineering and moved to Denver to be closer to his family. During his retirement he chose to work and could be found at Bass Pro as the greeter and at Costco talking about garage doors. If Bob caught your ear, you could count on spending a bit of time with him, as he sure enjoyed and cared about whoever he was talking to.

You could always rely on Bob to give you a quick lesson on the lanes as well as a big hug.

Bob will be most remembered for his love and support he showed to his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He would attend any and all their events if possible. He didn’t care if it was football, dance, theatre performances, parkour or bowling, if Bob could attend the event he would drive across the country to do so. Bob also enjoyed seeking out a good meal at a local Mom and Pops diner. Bob will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all his bowling family.

Services will be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on September 10th, 2019, at 1:00pm. Reception will follow at the home of Pete and Margie Caldwell.

Donations can be made in Bob’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Adeline Katherine Nielsen (January 11, 2016–August 18, 2019)

Adeline Katherine Nielsen, of Basalt, Colorado and Nantucket, Massachusetts, beloved daughter of Andrea Nielsen and Gregory Holley, affectionately, lovingly, and forever known as “Addie” left this world while sleeping next to her mommy on Sunday August 18, 2019. In the 3 and a half years that she lived, she touched so many lives in ways that most of us strive to but never quite figure out how to do. Addie loved baths where she was able to peacefully float and move her body and hated going to sleep as she had a serious case of FOMO. She loved to be read to and felt such a sense of accomplishment when she was able to help turn the pages. One of her favorite activities was sitting on her mommy’s lap and dancing to The Sound of Music, Annie, and of course, Madonna. Addie was a true Colorado gal. She radiated joy when going for walks along the river with her fiercely devoted Grandma Dorothy and smelling and feeling the various leaves and flowers along the way while socializing with her friends and loved ones in Basalt. Adeline was always up for a challenge which was a blessing because she had more of them in her short life than most will ever experience. She was a master teacher. She taught hope, love and determination. She taught forgiveness and kindness. She taught about grace and perseverance. She taught about patience and courage. Most of all, she taught us that it’s ok to have a sense of humor when life is so hard and so painful that it physically hurts. Now that beautiful, graceful Addie is in heaven, she is continuing to teach us about how very precious our time on this earth is.

Adeline’s life will be honored at 4:00 pm on Saturday August 24th 2019 at Cornerstone Christian Center located at 20351 Hwy 82 Basalt, CO 81621 followed by a gathering at Crown Mountain Park.

Jack Pat Elliott (June 15, 1944 — August 14, 2019)

A lifelong friend of Rifle, Jack Pat Elliott passed away on August 14, 2019.

Jack Pat was a friend to everyone he met. Many people may remember him from his time as a teacher of building construction in the Vocational Education department in Rifle or his days as an official Santa’s helper, but it is his protest of the Colorado State Highway Department’s use of eminent domain of his property that adults remember most. However, local kids will remember getting more fireworks than they paid for from him at the fireworks stand located north of Rifle that his nephew now runs.

He leaves behind many people who loved him including his wife and children. Jack Pat will be missed most by the people that called him Papa or Uncle Pat, as they will always say he was the best.

His family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley and the Colorado River Fire Rescue.

A memorial service will be held at the Rifle Senior Center on September 15th at 2:00pm.

Toby J Guccini (August 28, 1954 — August 6, 2019)

Toby died at home in Silt with his wife and kids by his side. He had fought a tough battle of cancer for 20 months. He was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, to W.T. (Bill) Guccini and Donna L Hiatt. He grew up in Glenwood Springs and then later move to Silt area. He married his high school sweetheart Debbie Williams on Aug. 11, 1972. She survives along with their 2 children Myka Yellico (Jim) and TJ Guccini (Jackie). Seven grandchildren Mason, Elle, Hadley and Sayre Yellico of Glenwood Springs and Brecken, Ashlynn and Chap Guccini of Silt. He is survived by his sister-in-laws Jorgeann Guccini of Rifle and Nancy Guccini of Cedaredge. Sister-in-law Sharon Williams (Kenny Smith) of Rifle, Tom Williams (Lisa) of Silt, Rich Williams (Karlene) of Utah and Steve Williams (Rhonda). 16 Nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Toby was preceded in death by both his parents and his brothers Randy and Rodney Guccini.

A memorial for Toby will be held at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations in Toby’s name to Rocky Mountain Veterans’ Hunts & Excursions, Inc. at 6275 CR 315, Silt, Co 81652.

Gary G. Cose (January 24, 1951–August 12, 2019)

Lifetime resident of the surrounding area of Rifle, Colorado, Gary Giles Cose, gained his forever wings on August 12, 2019 at the age of 68, far too soon for all of his loved ones. Gary was born on January 24, 1951 in Rifle, Colorado to Jay and Bula (Butler) Cose. In 1971, Gary married the love of his life, and mother of his two children, Carla Vetter. The couple later divorced in 1984. Gary worked as a miner most of his life, and in 2015 he retired from Garfield Steel in Rifle, Colorado.

Anyone that knew Gary knew his love and passion was shoeing horses. He loved hunting, being in the mountains, and riding his horses. Gary’s family was most important, along with all of his friends. Gary knew no stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that asked – sometimes even if you didn’t ask. Gary is a true cowboy, a man of his word that taught so many of us a wise man’s knowledge. This cowboy is going to be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Bula Cose, and his brother, Charles Cose.

Gary is survived by his son, Rhaun Cose and his wife, Keita Cose, of Parachute, Colorado; His daughter, Dhaun Cose of DeBeque, Colorado; His bonus son, Shaun Sloan, and bonus daughter, Lhauni McMichael; Brothers, Mark Cose (Lexina), Tim Cose (Jody), Keven Cose (Dee), Brent Cose (Debbie), and Justin. Also surviving are his sisters, Jaylene Cose, Mary Palmer (Phil), Joy Hawkins (Darrin); Grandchildren, J.T. Hotchkiss, Tyler Cose, Chelsea Hotchkiss, Thomas Cose, Tel Cose, Yancy Cose, Cole McCrain, Jace McCrain; Bonus grandchildren, Anthony Cordova, Gabe Cordova, Cortney Cordova, Alyssa Renfro, and nine great-grandchildren who all knew him as “Grandpa Cowboy Hat!”

Service will be held at 10:00a.m.on August 31, 2019 at the “Antique Ranch” located at 465 County Road 340 in Parachute, Colorado. All are welcome to come share stories and memories, and join in celebrating this cowboy’s life. A reception will follow immediately.

John Harvey Jacobsen (April 16, 1932 – August 10, 2019)

John Harvey Jacobsen (Jack) of Carbondale passed at the Grand Junction hospital St. Mary’s on Saturday August 10, 2019 at age 87. Jack was born to Dorothy Lillian Mitchell/Jacobsen in Harrisburg Pennsylvania on April 16, 1932.

He was a graduate of Irvington N.Y. high school and graduated Brooklyn Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering June 10, 1959. He also served in the U.S. Army as a radioman in Korea.

Jack married Karen Adele McKinley/Jacobsen in Nyack, N.Y. June 9, 1965 and moved to Colorado in 1972. He owned United Floors Company with his father, Harold C. Jacobsen, in New York and started ABC Septic Company in Colorado. Jack enjoyed tutoring math for Colorado Rocky Mountain School and others.

He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Jacobsen, parents Dorothy and Harold C. Jacobsen, and brother Harold Jacobsen.

He is survived by his sons, John, Brian, and Rick Jacobsen and grandchildren.

An informal dinner will be held Sunday at 11:45, 18 August, 2019 at Mountain View Church, Glenwood Springs in memorial. Please bring a dish to share if able.

Fred Marion Rowland (May 20, 1926–August 8, 2019)

Fred passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. Fred was the 4th of 5 children born to Lansing and Lila Rowland in Denver, CO. Fred graduated from North High School in May 1944 and was drafted into the Army June 21, 1944. Fred was a World War II Army veteran serving the 5th Armored Division in the European Theatre in Germany in 1945. Fred married Velma Duffy on August 29, 1947 and they were married 64 years before her death in 2011. Fred graduated from the University of Denver in 1950 with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Spanish. Fred and Velma moved to Glenwood Springs in 1977.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Terry (Bob) Peckham and 5 grandchildren, Robin (Deanna) Peckham, Rich (Kattie) Peckham, Alan McClain, Greg McClain, Mike Barksdale and brother, Henry (Maxine) Rowland. Fred has 12 great-grandchildren, Alaina, Camille, Alex, Jaren, Bryson, Cameron, Parker, Asher, Sumner, Maddie, Adalynn, Aurick and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, infant son Fred Wayne, daughter Colette (Rod) Barksdale, sister, Berenice Taylor and brothers Orville and Girard Rowland.

Services will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11 am at the Mtn. View Church of Glenwood Springs, 2195 Cty Rd 154 with a reception from 1 to 3:30 pm at the #2286 Elks Lodge, Hwy 6, West Glenwood Springs.

Please make memorial donations to the #2286 Elks Lodge Perpetual Scholarship Fund, PO Box 57, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, the HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Ave, Ste 206, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 or Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cremation has taken place and Fred’s ashes will be interred at the Colorado Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction, CO.

Kenneth Lawrence Karger (July 23, 1929–July 31, 2019)

Kenneth Lawrence Karger peacefully entered Eternal Life on July 31, 2019, at the age of 90, surrounded by his children.

He was born July 22, 1929, in Comfort, Texas, to Chester and Laurine (Schrader) Karger. He spent most of his life in New Braunfels, Texas as a real estate agent and developer.

Survivors include his wife Sue, brother Chester (Sue) Karger and sister Hazelene Ebensberger, children Kathryn (Dean) Fischer, Sherry (Bob) Flume, Kara (Charles) Goodding, and David (Susan) Karger, grandchildren Sarah Flores, William Fischer , Matthew Flume, Clint Flume, Kristen Byrne, Cameron Karger, Alexander Goodding, and Spencer Goodding and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, New Braunfels.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels, 611 N. Walnut Ave, NB, TX 78130, or the charity of one’s choice.

Dorothy L. Mulligan (Dec. 12, 1942 — Aug. 10, 2019)

Dorothy was diagnosed with cancer this spring, Dot had been undergoing treatment, but succumbed to pneumonia on August 10th. Our community is diminished without her.

Dot was born in Seattle, December 12, 1942. She lived in several locations, in Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Denver. After retirement, she moved to Glenwood Springs with her spouse, Barney Mulligan, where she enjoyed skiing and hiking. She was a pillar of our local art community, serving for many years as the treasurer of the Glenwood Springs Art Guild. In a recent art show, her watercolor paintings won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best of Show in her division. What a nice finale as an artist!

Dot is survived by spouse Barney, and sisters Judy Tweedy, Sue Hills and Pat Crom.

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

Josephine Elizabeth Huffman (January 3, 1944 — August 9, 2019)

Josephine Elizabeth Huffman, 75, of Rifle, Colorado, passed away on August 9, 2019.

She was born on January 3, 1944, to Ubaldo and Mary Fresquez in Embudo, New Mexico. On December 31, 1993, she married her sweetheart H. Paul Huffman Josephine and Paul have been area residents for 25 years. She was an important member of the Rifle Elks Lodge #2195. She stood by and supported her husband as he served in his positions with the Elks Lodge, and donated many hours of service to the lodge.

She is survived by her husband H. Paul Huffman; daughters Vicky Lee and Lisa Elizabeth; brother Paul (Lucretia) Fresquez; sister Ruby (Alex) Lopez; special nephew, Dirk Matheson; and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon; and sister Bertha and Norma.

Funeral Services will take place Saturday, August 17, at 1:00 PM at Rifle Elks Lodge #2195, 501 W. 5th Street, Rifle, Colorado. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the funeral ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to be made to the Rifle Elks Charity Fund.