Current Obituaries

Obituaries are listed chronologically by date of death starting with the most recent.

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John Salvatore Capra

Departed on December 3, 2017

Resided in Westminster, Colorado

John Salvatore Capra, 75, born April 22, 1942 in Denver Colorado passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on December 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from Wesminster High School in 1960 and married Sandra Irwin. He later married Beverley Shrum in 1976. He was an active member of the plumber's local number 3 since 1961. He was very talented in remodeling and refurbishing old homes, even one of the historical homes in Westminster. He loved his travels throughout the world, including Egypt and many scuba trips to Cozumel. He loved football, and sharing his Saturdays with his whole family. He had a huge heart and took great pride in his family and wanting them to succeed in life. He has touched the lives of everyone he met. John was a huge part of the Italian community in North Denver and leaves a memorable legacy and will be deeply missed by many. He was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Capra and Margaret Jean Capra, and his stepson Richard (Terra) Jencks. He is survived by his wife Beverley Capra; daughters Carrie Capra, Kelly Capra Shaw and Johnna (John) Bossi; stepchildren Jim-Beau (Vicky) Jencks and Pamm Sprague; grandchildren Nicole (Chancey), Scott (Jami) McCloskey, Dan (Alisha) Sprague, Steven (Pamela) Sprague, Rachel Shaw, Delanie Shaw, Julia Bossi, and Jenna Bossi; great grandchildren Tya and Talen Pinnt; brother Doyle (Kimberly) Capra and sister Margaret Capra; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Guardian Angels Catholic Church on December 22, 2017 at 11am, followed by a luncheon at the Joyful Ballroom in Westminster. The luncheon will be a time of celebration of John's life and sharing of memories. Please feel free to bring your favorite Christmas treat to share with everyone at the luncheon.

Milton Richard "Dick" Schroeder

Departed on December 2, 2017

Resided in Littleton, CO

Milton Richard (Dick) Schroeder passed
away peacefully in Littleton, CO December
2, 2017, in the home of his son Kurt
and was surrounded by his family.
Dick was born September 10, 1935 in
New Haven, CT. He is now reunited with
his parents Milton and Hazel (Hansen)
Schroeder. He leaves his loving wife of
58 years Patricia (Dahlgard) Schroeder; his son Kurt
(Naima) and their son Zack; his son Erik with his children
Annika and Axel; his brother Bob (Linae); his
cousin Donald Hansen and many nieces and nephews.
Dick graduated from Deerfield Academy and attended
St. Lawrence University before joining the United
States Marine Corps where he served with the Presidential
and Ceremonial Honor Guard in Washington
D.C. During his service, Dick was a member of the
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team and guarded President
Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David.
Dick’s sons Kurt and Erik and many other youth hockey
players benefited from Dick’s coaching skills. Dick
was instrumental in educating many players and families
regarding opportunities that New England boarding
schools had for young student athletes. Dick also
coached the Sheehan High School varsity women’s
softball team to a state championship. Dick was very
involved with hockey and football officiating at the
high school, prep school and collegiate levels.
Dick owned and operated M. Richard & Company for
over 30 years. Upon his retirement, Dick and his wife
Pat traveled throughout the United States and Canada
in their motor home, meeting many new friends along
the way. Their summers were spent where they met as
children at Lanphier’s Cove in Branford, CT.
Memorial contributions can be made to:
Colorado VNA Hospice and Palliative Care
390 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203

Patsy Sue Ludwig

Departed on December 2, 2017

Resided in Pueblo West, CO

Patsy  Sue Ludwig, age 72, passed away in her sleep on December 2nd, 2017 at The Denver Hospice in Denver, Colorado.

Patsy was born on January 29th, 1945 in Okay, Ok, the daughter of Erwin and Rosetta Archer.

Patsy was a Citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

Patsy enjoyed traveling, cooking, and her family. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her .Patsy always made it a point to be a part of their lives, they were her greatest joy.

taking them for their first ear piercing or even getting their eyebrows done, she was a fashion icon. Just ask to see the ugly PJs she bought for us every Christmas! Yes, we still wear them.

Patsy was blessed to have a large family 1 of  10 children. Patsy is survived by her sisters, Kay Calton, Barbara Jean Catland, Ella Diana Cork and her brother Charles Ray Archer.

Her children, Brian Lee Lacey, Deborah Sue Davis, Sharon Denise Fischer and Ronald Coyne Jr.

Grandchildren include, TJ Elliott, Starr O"Neal, Kimber Lacey, Rachel Fischer and Sarah Fischer.

Great-grandchildren, Logan McGonigal, Emma O'Neal and Carter Jordan Elliott.

Patsy"s laugh, smile and Love for her family will be greatly missed. She was a hero to many and stayed strong until the end, may she rest now, no pain, no suffering.

The family asks in lieu of any cards or flowers that you please donate to The Salvation Army or Breast Cancer Awareness, Patsy's favorite charities.

Patsy did not want a formal service. At a later date, there will  be a small private gathering to scatter her ashes as she requested.

Larry Wayne Noah

Departed on December 1, 2017

Resided in Denver, CO

Larry Wayne Noah was born on July 22, 1944, at home in Deer Trail, Colorado.  He departed this life on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Denver Hospice after a long battle with cancer.

Larry was the fifth child born to Harold and Mattie Noah.  He grew up in Deer Trail and graduated from Deer Trail High School in May 1963.  On June 25, 1966, he married the love of his life, Jean Gilbert.  They moved to Denver where he lived until his passing.

Larry worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring in 2001.  For the last 16 years, he enjoyed travelling with Jean on various road trips and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean; his children and their spouses Becky and John Gramm, Amy and Dan Wedow, Justin and Melissa Noah, and Sarah and Tim Boucher; his grandchildren Jessica, Nathan, and Trent Gramm; Brett, Nicole, and Mark Wedow; Susan and Justin Noah Jr.; his sister-in-law Madonna Noah; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

We will celebrate Larry's life in a Memorial Service on January 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Horan & McConaty, 1091 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado.

Eric Bruce Autry

Departed on December 1, 2017

Resided in Aurora, CO

Eric Bruce Autry 47, of Aurora passed away on December 1, 2017.  He's survived by his true love, Julie Mullin; parents, Patsy & Gary Autry; brother, Gary Autry, Jr.; father to Kylie & Madison Autry; grandson of Cecil & Frances Martinez, and many more family and friends.  Celebration of Life to be held on December 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Colorado Community Church, 2220 South Chambers Rd., Aurora, 80014.