Current Obituaries

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

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Arturo Severiano Cisneros

Departed on February 13, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

The gates of heaven opened wide to receive ARTURO SEVERIANO CISNEROS of Denver, Co., on February 13, 2019. He was born on May 15, 1933 in Questa, New Mexico. Arturo, affectionately known as Clips, Brother Art and Turo, was reunited in death with his loving wife and devoted partner in life, Abelina Anna Duran.  He leaves a rich legacy of memories: his son Leonard Anthony Cisneros, loving daughter Yolanda Kathleen Cisneros (William Grissom), and his son Kenneth James Cisneros (Jane).  He also leaves behind beloved granddaughters: Angela Jean Byrnes and Heidi Lea (Owen LeFaver), and great-granddaughters who are his pride and joy, Ashley Jean Byrnes and Abelina Anna Byrnes.  He is survived by two sisters: Theresa (Robert Martinez) and Flora (John Herrera). He is preceded in death by sisters Nina (Ignacio Maynez), Rosa (Pete Gonzalez), Jenny (Edgar FitzGerald), Gloria (Elmer Lopez); and he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

When Turo was younger, he was quite the hoopster and loved playing basketball. As a big fan of the Broncos, he and Lena were fortunate to attend a Superbowl! The life of the party, he always had a smile on his face. He continuously made himself available to friends and family; if you needed a hand or just someone to talk to, he was available.

Please join us in celebration!

Memorial Mass:

Thursday, February 21, 2019
3:00 PM
Horan & McConaty
3020 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80211

Reception:

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 PM
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 501
4747 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Interment & Military Honors:

Friday, February 22, 2019
9:30 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Staging Area B
4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236

Michael William Barrow

Departed on February 11, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Michael William Barrow was born on October 14, 1975 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and passed away on February 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

Michael attended Denver Academy and then Community College of Denver, earning an Associate's Degree in 1995. He was an avid Google user and loved to look up different topics on the internet.  This made him a master of trivia knowledge. Michael was an excellent painter and was skilled with computers. He always had a great sense of humor and a unique perspective on the world. He will be deeply missed.

Michael is survived by his mother, Barbara "Bobbi” Barrow; siblings, Shauna Barrow and Paul Barrow; sister-in-law, Jennifer Barrow; niece, Anna Barrow; nephew, Charlie Barrow; two uncles and aunts; 8 cousins; and 17 grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William Barrow.

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Clinton David Holt, Sr.

Departed on February 7, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Clinton David Holt, Sr, 76, of Denver, Colorado died peacefully on February 7th, 2019 at St Paul Health Center.

Clint graduated from Aurora Central High School, then served in the army where he was a marksman and a sharpshooter and received a good conduct medal. He had a love for photography and the outdoors. He had many jobs, including a photographer, a manager at KFC, and many years servicing machines in the coffee industry. Clint had quite extensive collections of baseball cards and coins and loved playing darts.

He is survived by his children, Brigette Bayles of Lakewood, Pamela Lehman of Littleton and Clinton David Holt, Jr of Aurora, as well as his sister, Grace Tate. Clint also had 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Thursday, February 14th at 3:15pm, followed by a gathering at his daughter, Pam’s house, 7274 S Teller Ct, Littleton, CO, 80128.

He was a great man and will be missed by many.

Mildred Pauline Bailey Snow

Departed on February 7, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Mildred Pauline Bailey Snow went home to her Lord on February 7, 2019 at the age of 92.  She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio (on March 11, 1926) to Thomas Raymond Bailey and Sylvia Pearl Virgin Bailey.

Millie graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. and received her baccalaureate degree from Wilson Teachers College in 1948.  While teaching elementary school, she pursued a Master’s degree at George Washington University.  On March 24, 1951 she married Donald Jefferson Snow in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where Don was serving in the Army. While in Oklahoma, their first daughter was born.

Upon Don’s discharge from the service, Millie and Don returned to the D.C. area.  While living in a Maryland suburb, Millie gave birth to two more daughters. In 1970, a job transfer brought Millie and Don to Littleton, Colorado.  For the remainder of her work life, Millie taught in Littleton elementary and middle schools, specializing in reading literacy. After her retirement in 1992, she continued her love of education as an elementary school volunteer. A dedicated teacher, Millie was particularly proud of obtaining a government grant to fund the Reading is Fundamental program at The Gathering Place in Denver. For over 20 years she obtained funding for the program and matched the grants with her own money as well.

Millie and Don were active in the Methodist church in Washington D.C. and later in Littleton. While participating in many church activities, they made innumerable lifelong friends from the congregation.  Particularly notable was a “Share Group” from St. Andrew United Methodist Church that met for over 40 years.  For enjoyment, Millie and Don played bridge, attended the theater, traveled extensively, and spent time with their children and grandchildren.

Millie is survived by her sister Doris, her brother Thomas (Esther), her three daughters, Carolyn (Steven), Barbara (Robb) and Charlotte (Jeffrey) and seven grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, her parents and her brother Donald.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 22nd at St. Andrew United Methodist Church,  9203 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.  A reception with the family will follow.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the “Compassion Fund” at St. Andrew UMC or Reading is Fundamental.

Links for donations:

https://www.gostandrew.com/give/

https://www.rif.org/support-rif

Erika Lynn Lee

Departed on February 6, 2019

Resided in Gypsum, CO

“There’s going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change YOU. Let them make you stronger, smarter and kinder. But don’t become someone you're not. Cry—scream if you have to—then, you straighten out that crown and keep it moving.”—Erika, February 13, 2018

It is with great sadness we must announce the sudden passing of Erika Lynn Lee on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 30, due to complications of a longstanding medical condition. Alongside her baby brother Ozzie, she now watches over her family and close friends.

Erika moved to Colorado to find herself and took her final breaths in the place where she felt the safest and most at peace. In the past year, Erika strived and reached several personal goals, including completing a sign language course (her passion), moving her and Piper back to the mountains, and landing a full-time day job with benefits. She was proud of herself and was looking forward to finding out what the rest of her life had in store.

Besides spending time with her family and friends, some of her favorite things in life were related to health and fitness, including cooking healthy meals for those close to her, outdoor adventures, and walking/running/hiking with Piper.

Her love for the people around her, her ability to make so many people laugh until they cry, her long, tight hugs, big kisses, and her genuine desire to help people are only some of the many amazing characteristics that defined her. Erika’s medical condition did not define her. Her family would have paid any ransom, donated any limb, paid any price in the world, but this disease would not let her go until she was gone. We take comfort in knowing that Erika is surrounded by light, free from the struggles that haunted her. We would have given anything for her to experience that freedom in this lifetime. Our grief in losing her is infinite. And now, so is she.

I think we can all agree, when you were in Erika’s company, you wanted to stay. She had this amazing aura around her. When you close your eyes, you can still feel her around you. Her fearlessness and love will forever be remembered by her mother Su-Anne and her husband Justin, her two baby sisters Gabrielle and Caisie, brother-in-law Jay, Grandpa Chuck and Grandma Sharon, Auntie Stef and D’Uncle Tony, Uncle Chas and Caitlyn, and her cousins Celeste and Orion, who were more like siblings than they were cousins. Erika will also be forever remembered by her extended family and numerous friends.

Erika’s “dog-baby” Piper was such an important part of her life story, she deserves a paragraph of her own. “Pipes” was Erika’s pride and joy. Her cousins Aoki and Kenji have made her part of their pack, so it has been decided that Caisie and Jay will raise her up and give her the life in Colorado that Erika always wanted her to have.

Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone. We invite close family and friends to share your stories of remembrance on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, we suggest that you help us carry on Erika’s kindness and compassion by considering making a donation to help the family return to Colorado this summer. We will plan to lay her to rest in the mountains that she loved, near her birthday in July. You can contribute to the family’s GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/ErikaLee.

To close, we wanted to share one of Erika’s favorite quotes: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Green