Obituaries

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

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Stuart "Stu" Baukema

Departed on January 9, 2018

Resided in Centennial, CO

Stuart (Stu) Baukema, age 72, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 9th 2017. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Margretta (Peggy LaFleur); his loving children, Craig & Renae Baukema, Cindy & Pat Hayes, and Jackie & Mike Worden; his five cherished grandchildren, Austin and Alexa Worden, and Bri, Nate and Cory Hayes; and his two brothers John Baukema and Henry (Judi) Baukema. He joins his parents Samuel and Henrietta and his brother Richard in Glory. Stu was born in Paterson, NJ, lived in Wycoff and went to Eastern Christian School until he married his high school sweetheart and moved to Denver, CO. There he was a volunteer fireman, did custom wood working and later worked for his son in his company Classic Heating and Air Conditioning. He spent most of his time with his family, woodworking and in Bible Studies. After a long painful illness, he died peacefully at home with his family by his side. Services were held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO in his loving memory.

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.

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.

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

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.