Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Jan. 16, 2014
Glen Andrew Lewis
April 14, 1933 ~ Jan. 3, 2014
Glen Andrew Lewis was born April 14, 1933, to Alice May and Charles Irving Lewis in Grand Valley, Colo. He passed away Jan. 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward and Albert, and his parents. Glen is survived by a brother,
Charles; sisters, Anna Wiltsey of Clifton, Ella Hedrick of Rifle and Ethel Gardner of Parachute; sister in law, Lillian Lewis of Idaho Falls, Idaho, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Rifle Funeral Home.
William Richard (Dick) Green
Feb. 14, 1925 ~ Jan. 7, 2014
William Richard (Dick) Green, 88, of Delta, Colo. passed away Jan. 7, 2014, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. Dick was born Feb. 14, 1925 to Deyoe and Frances (Pearson) Green in Rifle, Colo. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, serving from 1944-46, reenlisted in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1952 as a corporal.
Dick wanted to make the military his career, but then thought of how much he enjoyed riding his horse and ranching. As for things he enjoyed, it was riding around on his horse, the outdoors and seeing new country, which he did for many years.
Dick is survived by his wife, Carol Green; an older sister, Elizabeth Terrell; a younger sister, Lillian Hill; sister-in-law, Lora Green; one son, Bill (Julie) Green; grandchildren, Yvonne (Eric) Moore, Jackylynn, Michael, Daniel, Crystal; one daughter, Tome Green, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
We will celebrate his life as he did: Casually, in the spring, when the grass is green! So a celebration of Dick’s life will be announced at a later date. His place of rest has taken place at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration Community Outpatient Clinic, in memory of Dick Green, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, Montrose, CO 81401. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose.
Lynda (Claypool) Blomgren
Feb. 8, 1941 ~ Jan. 5, 2014
Lynda Joyce (Claypool) went home to fly with the angels on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev. after a lengthy battle with cancer (lymphoma). Her husband, Len, was at her side. Lynda was 72 years young.
She was born at home in the old “Raley house.” Lynda was the only child of the union. She has two older siblings, Peter Linker and Barbara (Linker) Myers.
Lynda went to Silt area schools and was never fond of it! She always wanted to be a grown up. Lynda always looked up to her older brother. She called him her protector because of an incident in her early school days and she loved to watch him comb his perfect crew-cut when they got older. Lynda loved and admired her older sister, Barbara. She taught Lynda how to walk in heels and do her hair! They were very close growing up. Lynda had a wicked sense of humor and loved to kid and joke.
Lynda married at a young age and had three sons. In 1976, she met Len Blomgren and they married in a private home ceremony on Dec. 20, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nev., where they would spend most of the next 38 years together. Len was the “love of her life” through good times and bad.
Lynda had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She and her oldest son sang in local churches from Rifle to Glenwood Springs. She also worked as a waitress in local restaurants.
Lynda was on the planning committee for the first Silt Hey Days. The boys tell stories about decorating the floats, and there must have been a million napkins… Lynda loved her pets and had them her entire life. She also loved collecting bears. Len and Lynda were members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Lynda is survived by her husband, Len Blomgren of Las Vegas; her sons, Greg (Glenda) Wesley of Rifle, Roger Wesley of Silt, Peter Wesley of Las Vegas; step-daughter, Tamara Blomgren of Minnesota; grandson, Kenny Wesley of Boulder, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Niah Wesley of Silt; brother, Peter Linker of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Barbara (Linker) Myers of Northglenn, Colo. and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families and pets.
Lynda was preceded in death by her father, Burt Claypool (1998), and mother, Lucy (Cozza) Claypool (2003).
Cremation has taken place and the family will bring Lynda home this summer when a memorial will be held in her honor. A notice will be published at that time. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the local Friends For Life nonprofit organization.
Richard Lawrence Aden
June 3, 1932 – Jan. 8, 2014
Richard passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2014, at the age of 81 at his home in Long Beach. Richard was born in Davenport, Iowa on June 3, 1932. He moved to Rifle, Colo. when he was a teenager, graduating from high school early to join the Marines. After being discharged from the Marine Corps he returned to Rifle and married Gail Bessire in 1956. He worked in banking, doing construction loans for most of his career.
Richard enjoyed his many years of volunteerism to the Long Beach Police and was honored to be made a Lifetime & Emeriti Honorary member of the Long Beach Police Officer Association in 2013. He also belonged to the Benevolent Order of Elks, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Gale; son, DeWitt (De) Aden; daughter, Dara Osborn and son-in-law, Rustan; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell at 5161 Arbor Road in Long Beach.
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