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Marguerite (Meg) Agnes Traut Jones (July 5, 1940 ­— November 11, 2019)

Marguerite (Meg) Agnes Traut Jones, 79, died November 11, 2019, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, after a short illness due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Her remains have been cremated.

Meg was born on July 5, 1940, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to William Raymond and Agnes Iversen Traut. She was raised in a musical household and became an accomplished clarinetist and pianist. Sadly, both her parents died before she turned 13, and she lived in turn with her two elder brothers, William and Michael, in her high school years. She graduated from St. Mary’s Springs Academy, Fond du Lac, in 1958 and was valedictorian of her class.

She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and met her future husband, Ralph Tucker Jones. The couple were married on December 19, 1959, in Fond du Lac. Meg’s university education was cut short when Ralph was appointed to the US Foreign Service in 1961. Thus began many years of great adventures. Their three children, Laura Elizabeth, Theodore Iversen and Bradley William, accompanied them to overseas postings in Italy, East Pakistan, Holland, Turkey and Australia. After the children were grown, Meg continued to represent the United States as spouse of the Principal Officer with grace, cheer and courage in postings to Italy and Ecuador, including three years spent under special protection due to credible death threats. On Ralph’s retirement in 1994, Meg and Ralph moved to Glenwood Springs, where they lived for many wonderful years, enjoying hiking, skiing and attending musical performances, usually in the company of the dear friends they made in the local 100 Club.

Service in Australia had turned the Jones family into avid birdwatchers. Retirement gave Meg and Ralph more time to search out birds and other wildlife. This they did on five continents and many islands, including Madagascar. Often this meant staying in primitive lodging, eating strange food and coping with such annoying critters as leeches. Meg took all of this in stride. At age 67, in Uganda, she trekked for 12 hours through steep, mountainous jungle: the reward, an unforgettable hour in the company of mountain gorillas.

Meg had only friends; she was loved by all who were lucky enough to know her. Her smiling face and warm spirit will always be remembered. She leaves behind her husband of nearly sixty years, her three children, her son-in-law Gary Frederick Dooley, two daughters-in-law, Nicole Marie Jones and Deborah Kittell Jones, three grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Jones, Henry Tucker Jones, and Eleanor Claire Jones, and one great-granddaughter, Harper Elizabeth Crego.

A celebration of Meg’s life will be held at a date to be determined. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, alz.org.

Death Notice: Bonnie Lee Snyder

Bonnie Lee Snyder, 93, of Scottsbluff, formerly of Glenwood Springs, CO, passed away on November 7, 2019, at Monument Care and Rehab in Scottsbluff. Cremation has taken place, and a private family burial will take place at a later date at the Couch Cemetery near Jewell, KS. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com.

George Francis Fields (August 17, 1927 — November 10, 2019)

Passed away at Collier Hospice Center, Wheatridge, CO

Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden, CO 80401

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 10am

George Francis Fields passed away peacefully Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the age of 92. George was born August 17, 1927, in Salida, CO.

George graduated from Leadville High School and enlisted into the Army at age 17. George wanted to become a fighter pilot; however, the war ended prior to basic training, and he transferred to the Air Force and became a B-29 mechanic serving overseas in Okinawa.

On returning to the states he attended Colorado State University for one semester, then married the love of his life M. Maelene Tucker on June 10, 1951.

George began a hard rock mining career for 18 years working mostly at Climax. After mining George was involved in several businesses. He built a trailer court in Leadville, purchased and ran the Mobil gas station, started an excavation company and managed what is now known as Ski Cooper. George moved the family to Glenwood Springs in 1969 and continued to run R&G Excavating while working as assistant lift manager at Snowmass.

George was preceded in death by his parents George Peter Fields, Kathleen J (Mahon) Fields, sister Marilyn (Fields) Schroeder and his only love, M. Maelene (Tucker) Fields.

George is survived by his three children: Randi Sue (Fields) Hamilton, George Peter Fields and James Michael Fields. He was blessed with six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

For those interested we will publish George’s life history at a later date. Please email a request to: Info@crg1.com.

The Family requests any memorials be sent to the Alzheimer Association of Colorado at: alz.org.

George Raymond Fuller (February 27, 1931 — October 24, 2019)

George Raymond Fuller passed away peacefully Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the VA nursing home in Rifle, Colorado, at the age of 88.

George was the oldest of three boys born February 27, 1931, in Fruita, Colorado, to Raymond and Reba (Tomlinson) Fuller. He married his high school sweetheart, Sarah “Peggy” Hayes, on April 11, 1953, and they spent the next 2 years living in California during his service in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the USS Mackenzie. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy they moved back to Colorado and George began working with Mountain Bell Telephone Company on a mobile crew installing a phone system within the state. Once this was completed George and Peg were given the option to pick what community they would like to settle in to raise their family, and they chose Glenwood Springs. He retired in the early eighties and began living the life of a snowbird for the next 30 plus years.

George loved golfing. Enough said. He was also a fisherman, and had fished every lake, pond, river and creek in western Colorado all the way up to Resurrection Bay, Alaska, and countless spots in between. He also passed his love of hunting on to his sons and Kurt still uses the same hunting camp on the Flattops with his own son.

George, along with his wife Peg, was a bright spot in the lives of so many people. Always offering a helping hand whether you needed your heater fixed or just wanted to visit he welcomed everyone with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him.

George is survived by his wife Peggy, sons Kurt (Karen) and Brian (Val) and daughter Raylene (Michael). Grandchildren, Jacob (Bre), Rebecca, Mackenzie, and Eli and great-granddaughter Josephine. Brother Jerry (Alice), and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Gale (Katherine).

A “celebration of life” service will be held Saturday, November 23, 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Glenwood.

“He liked people, therefore people liked him.” — Mark Twain

Mary Kay Stecklein (August 4, 1956 — November 10, 2019)

Born August 4, 1956, passed away peacefully November 10th, 2019. A special thanks to all those friends and staff of Hospice of the Valley that helped her make this transition. A spreading of her ashes will be scheduled at a later date.

Nellie Elvira (Medlock) Klipfel (December 13, 1918–November 8, 2019)

Nellie Elvira (Medlock) Klipfel passed away on November 8, 2019 at her home in New Castle, Colorado. She was 100 years old, being one month and 5 days away from her 101st birthday. Nellie was born on December 13, 1918 in Darien, Missouri. Her parents were Henry and Daisy Schafer of Salem, Missouri. She had one brother, Frank Schafer and two sisters, Dorthy Klipfel and Lillian Merritt.

Nellie was married to Donal Medlock on September 10, 1939. They enjoyed life together for 34 years until Donal passed away in November, 1973. Nellie remarried to Vester Klipel of Benton, Missouri on July 31, 1976 They were happily married about 26 years before Vester passed away in January, 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Scarlett, son-in-law John Scarlett of New Castle, Colorado and by her granddaughter, Ambra Scarlett, who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Nellie had a large and loving extended family which includes many nieces and nephews and even great, great, great, nephews and nieces. She loved them all and was well loved by all.

Nellie had a long, active and happy life. She loved baseball and basketball, especially her St Louis Cardinals and Denver Nuggets. She was an avid fisherwoman and loved being on the lakes around her home all year round. Nellie was often at the Hot Springs Pool where she had many friends. They could be seen and heard singing together in groups, walking back and forth to the ropes or doing exercises in the hot pool almost every morning for many years. She will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service will be held November 30, 2019 in Salem. MO.

Heinz and Caroline Mary Tamm

Heinz and Caroline Mary Tamm passed away in Milwaukee, WI, both at the age of 96. Heinz was born in Germany, to Adolf and Anna (Krause) Tamm and immigrated to New York City as a young child. Carol was born in Colorado, to Otto and Lillie (Simonson) Mamay and moved to New York City with her family. Heinz and Carol met while working in the Silver Department at Macy’s on Herald’s Square. They married on July 4, 1947. Together they raised two children in New York City and then retired to Glenwood Springs, CO.

Heinz and Carol were always devoted to their family and showed their dedication on a daily basis. She collected cookbooks and was known for her cake decorating and candy making. He was an avid stamp collector, donating often to the Sons of Norway. Both Heinz and Carol found immense enjoyment in mineral collecting, geology and all of nature around us and generously shared that with their family. Their passion for rock collecting was passed on to future generations, and their uncanny ability to discover spectacular minerals will be missed. Their pioneering spirit that they passed onto their children will be missed.

They were preceded in death by their parents and Carol’s brother (Carl). They are survived by her children (Lucille and Alan), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will be laid to rest at New Castle Cemetery, New Castle, CO.

Sparticus (December 16, 2003 — November 11, 2019)

Sparticus Spot Spoticus Schaaf, born to Justin Schaaf Dec. 16th, 2003, died Nov 11th, 2019. Leaving behind his very loving and caring dad, and best friend, and thousands of human and dog friends in the valley and all around the country and world.

Elbert Shelton (June 3, 1943 — November 1, 2019)

Elbert Shelton passed away peacefully at Valley View Hospital on November 1, 2019. Elbert was born in New Mexico on June 3, 1943, to Elmo Shelton Sr. and Thelma Phillips. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1961 and went on to serve in the Army, where he was stationed in Africa for nearly half of his time in the service.

After the Army, Elbert moved to Aspen in 1967. He worked as an electrician and picked up some extra work as a bartender for many years at Cooper Street Pier. Elbert was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He joined the Aspen Elks Lodge, BPOE 224, in 1975. He moved to Glenwood Springs in the 1980s and became an active member at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge, BPOE 2286, serving on various committees over the years and as Exalted Ruler from 2007 – 2008. He was also awarded Officer of the Year twice.

Elbert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Elmo Shelton Jr.

Elbert was a friend to many during his lifetime. A celebration of Elbert’s life will be held at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge at 3:00 on Friday, November 15. Those wishing to make donations in Elbert’s name can do so to #2286 Elks Lodge Perpetual Scholarship Fund, PO Box 57, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Doris Bullock (1920 — 2019)

Doris Bullock passed away on November 6, 2019, at age 99.

Doris was born in 1920 in Greybull, WY, and spent most of her childhood in western Wyoming. She attended the University of Wyoming and later worked at Ft. Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, WY, and Lowry Field in Denver during the war years.

She married William Bullock in 1942 in Coalville, UT. In 1945 she moved from Denver to Glenwood Springs to live with her in-laws, Grant and Ann Bullock. After her husband Bill was discharged from the Army, he joined his family in Glenwood Springs. Bill, his parents, and Doris operated the Bullock’s store from 1950-2003. Doris loved all those years at the store. She had wonderful relationships with her fellow employees and was devoted to her customers. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas because everyone who came in the store was so happy and excited about Christmas.

Doris was a fantastic cook and homemaker. She was a totally selfless person, always putting her family and friends first. Her generosity and kindness was endless. She loved to garden and always enjoyed all of her cats, dogs and horses.

Doris is survived by her children, Roger, Jan and Bill Bullock (Jill); grandchildren Justin Kochevar (Nikki), Jennifer Goolsby (Scott), Jarrod Kochevar (Jocelyn), Jessica Chapman (Travis); and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 13th, at 2:00 p.m. at Farnum Holt Mortuary in Glenwood Springs. Burial will be on Saturday, November 16th, at 2:30 p.m. in Coalville, Utah.