Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Jan. 23, 2014 |

Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Jan. 23, 2014

Michael A. Loucks

April 2, 1975 – Jan. 10, 2014

Michael A. Loucks, age 38, passed peacefully in his home in Carbondale on Jan. 10, 2014. Born in Glenwood Springs on April 2, 1975 to Glen Loucks and Kathryn Knowles Loucks of Cory, Colo., he lived in the Grand Valley his entire life.

He is survived by his parents and sisters, Tia Farley of Evening Shade, Ark. and Brook Vansyckel of Silt.

The family plans to have a memorial on April 2, 2014 in Corey. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to send donations to Mountain Valley Developmental Services in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Wendy Dawn Kitchens

Sept. 2, 1976 – Jan. 12, 2014

Wendy Kitchens passed away unexpectedly last week. She is survived by her mother, Jackie, of Rifle, Colo.; sister, Niki; and brother, John. She leaves behind nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and many cousins.

Wendy attended Rifle High School and Dartmouth College. She was a devoted friend and peace keeper. She enjoyed singing with her family, friends, or with the radio. She was a world traveler and was always up for going on a road trip. Her smile and laughter were contagious and you couldn’t help but feel drawn to her genuine personality. She is forever in our hearts, a light that will continue to shine through her family and friends, who will continue to tell her story.

A memorial celebrating Wendy’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Rd., Glenwood Springs, Colo. 81601.

Rebecca “Becky” Brown

Jan. 6, 1956 – Jan. 19, 2014

On Jan. 19, 2014, Becky Brown passed away at her home.

Becky was born in Glenwood Springs on Jan. 6, 1956, to Donald and Eva VanHoose. She graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1974. In 1977, she married Dennis Brown. She was employed at the U.S. Postal Service and retired after 31 years.

Becky was dedicated to her family, friends and all animals. Horses were her passion, whether she was in competition or just trail riding with her friends. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle soul and always with a beautiful smile on her face and a contagious laugh that touched so many hearts.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donnie; and is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dennis Brown; her parents, Donald and Eva; sister, Cindy VanHoose; brother, Matthew (Vonnie)VanHoose; nieces, Hannah and Heidi Sorensen; nephew, Benjamin (Kristel) VanHoose; great nephew, Teagan VanHoose and great niece, Harper VanHoose. She is also survived by her uncle, Jack (Thelma) VanHoose; aunts, DeAnn (Marvin) Smallwood and Linda (Darwin) Lahe and many cousins.

Becky was a strong link to our family and there are no words to express the emptiness and the depth of sorrow that we are feeling. Happy trails to you, dearest Becky, until we meet again. Upon Becky’s wish, there will be no public service. If you wish to make a donation in Becky’s name, you may send it to Hospice of the Valley or the Rifle Animal Shelter.

Helen Louise Harrington

July 9, 1922 – Jan. 13, 2014

Helen Louise Harrington passed away Jan. 13, 2014. She was 91. Helen was born in Red Wing, Minn. on July 9, 1922 to Fredrick Saupe and Josephine Hendle.

Helen married Rolland Harrington in Las Vegas, Nev. They had a daughter, Maria. Helen was a graphic artist as well as an accomplished painter.

She is survived by her daughter, Maria Ford; two grandchildren, Adam Ford and Amber Ford; and sister, Jean Harrington. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Grand Valley Methodist Church in Parachute, Colo. Please visit

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