Obituaries

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Rhone G. Hamilton

Departed on June 11, 2018

Resided in Denver, CO

Life Reflections of Rhone G. Hamilton

Rhone Gazelle Hamilton was born to Ronald Hamilton and Brenda McCoy on March 15, 1971. Rhone was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating from Raytown High school in 1989 where he excelled in football, track, and choir. After graduation, Rhone attended Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Missouri majoring in communications technology. It was at MSU that he began to develop a passion for broadcasting and the technology that made it come alive to its various audiences. This is where Rhone’s journey began.

Rhone chose a hands-on approach to learn his “dream” profession. Starting in Los Angeles as a production assistant, he worked with various artists creating music videos in the early 90’s. This experience kicked-off his network of friends and professional associations and provided the initial insight into his creativity, passion and excellence. Rhone had a plan.

Upon returning to Kansas City in 1992, Rhone expanded his talents to television broadcasting as a master control operator and studio manager for KSMO and WDAF. It was in Kansas City, at the infamous Levee Jazz Club, that he met the love of his life, and future wife, Penny Lee. Together they accepted Christ as their Savior at Allen Chapel AME Church Kansas City, Kansas in 1995. In 1999, they were married on the shore of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Oahu surrounded by close friends and family. Penny and Rhone moved to Denver, Colorado in 1995 to pursue their unique careers. Rhone had his eye set on breaking into television sports production. He started at KUSA-Channel 9 in 1995 and moved to AT&T Sports Net in 2001 (formerly FSN, ROOT Sports). With a special gift for building relationships and a drive for learning, Rhone moved towards his vision.

Rhone has worked in the television and sports production industry for over two (2) decades; most notably as a camera operator and technical director. He enjoyed traveling to various stadiums and other venues hosting Thursday Night Football, the NBA All-Star Game, the Canadian Grey Cup and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some of his favorite clients include the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies, and most recently, the Vegas Golden Knights.

One of his favorite “Rhone-isms” was “a man with a plan always has a chance” and he lived out that principle in everything he did. Rhone loved his family, his profession, and all the people he worked with.  He lived his life with integrity and excellence and treated those he met with respect and dignity. He was known for “his hugs and big smile”. Rhone is gone from our sight today but his legacy will live forever in the things he loved the most—his family and his friends.

On June 11th at the University of Colorado Hospital, Rhone left to pursue his eternal purpose with the Lord.

Rhone is survived by his wife, Penny Lee Hamilton, his son, Roman Lee “Buddy” Hamilton, his parents, Ronald and Eileen Hamilton (Overland Park, Kansas), his mother, Brenda Fox (Roanoke, Virginia), his sister, London Lyman (Roanoke, Virginia) and a host of family and friends. He will also be missed by his faithful 160-pound Bullmastiff, Oscar Lee Hamilton.

A Celebration of Rhone’s Life and reception will be held on Monday, July 16th from 6pm to 8pm at Regis Jesuit High School in the Steele Center, Z-Theatre, 6400 South Lewiston Way, Aurora, Colorado, 80016. (Map of the Regis Jesuit High School Campus is attached to this journal entry.)

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the name of Rhone Hamilton to the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center at 5666 South Bannock Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120 or www.coloradogives.org/RockyMountainStrokeCenter/overview.

 

Pamela Ann Carr

Departed on June 10, 2018

Resided in Denver, Colorado

Pamela Ann Carr, age 58, died in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Born September 29, 1959, she used her creative talents in her work at Blake Brothers Jewelry in Denver and at local florist shops.  She enjoyed needle-point and knitting.

Survivors include her brother Matt (Jill), sister and best friend Jean Schacklin, nephew Jeremy (Michelle) and niece Jessica.  Pam was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry.

No public service will be held.

Erica Nicole Riedlin

Departed on June 8, 2018

Resided in Aurora, CO

On June 8, 2018, Erica Nicole (Campbell) Riedlin, age 32, passed away in the presence of her loving husband, Drew, parents, Reed and Sally Campbell, and three siblings, Macala, Monica, and Corbin. Anyone who knew Erica knew her remarkable and truly magical soul. She lived with an unwavering passion for life, fun, and adventure, always allowing for her heart to lead the way. In 2012 she met the love of her life, Andrew Riedlin. Their love was boundless, beautiful, and full of adventure. The Riedlin family welcomed Erica into their lives and hearts, and she quickly became an integral part of their family. Erica and Andrew were blessed with two boys, Vincent Marvin (3.5 years) and Colin Price (4 months). Motherhood was one of Erica’s greatest passions in life, bringing her many of her greatest joys, laughter, and strongest love. Erica dedicated herself to her work in nutrition at Aurora Public Schools, promoting, educating, and exemplifying a healthy lifestyle. She was an avid snowboarder, runner, loved to hike in the mountains with her family, spend time on the beach, and connected with nature in a profound way. Erica is dearly loved by her husband, her boys, parents, siblings, Grandmother Vi Heiser, in-laws, along with a huge clan of aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. She also surrounded herself with close friends that she loved like family. She will always be remembered by her infectious smile, unwavering perseverance, passionate love for others, and immense joy she brought to all who loved her. In the weeks before her death, she asked that we share this message with everyone to “always try to keep a positive outlook.” The Campbell and Riedlin families are hosting two memorial services to celebrate Erica’s life. It was Erica’s request that those coming to celebrate please not wear black. 10:00am - 12:30pm / Saturday, June 23 / Cherry Creek Country Club / 2405 S. Yosemite St., Denver, CO 80231 (valet parking will be provided free of charge) 2:00pm / Saturday, July 7 / Tornstrom Auditorium / 804 Oak St, Brainerd, MN 56401

Esther N. Morse

Departed on June 5, 2018

Resided in Denver, CO

Esther N Morse,92 of Denver, Colorado was called home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 ,  at Brookdale, Lowry.

Esther was born to Paul and Osa Newhouse on December 23, 1925 in Guide Rock, Nebraska. She lived most of her life in Colorado until she retired from the Denver Federal Center. Retirement took her cross country many times with her husband Bill in their RV, finally settling in Mesa, Arizona to enjoy many active and fun filled years.

Esther was the light of her family. Always loving, adventurous and  nourishing with a little bit of sass. She was passionate about life, loving camping, fishing, water skiing, traveling and dancing with her lifetime partner, Bill. She loved people, but most of all she loved being surrounded by her husband, her daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Esther is survived by the love of her life, husband of 72 years, William E Morse. She was the beloved mother of Sandra Stanley(Charles-deceased), Cynthia Gablehouse (Randall), Grandmother of Korin Owens(Marni Wahlquist), Kimberly Moore(Brian), Nicholas Owens(Joni Gascoigne), and Sean Gablehouse (Katie).

Great Grandmother of Theia, Grayson, Brianne, Riley and Tommy.

Esther will be prayerfully remembered at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 13, at 9:00am. Please arrive at staging area A no later than 8:45am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Brookdale Hospice, 5600 Quebec St. Ste 375C, Greenwood Village,CO 80111

Joan Elizabeth Kauffman

Departed on June 2, 2018

Resided in Englewood, Colorado

Joan Elizabeth Kauffman (Haberman), age 67, of Englewood, Colorado passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born on August 19, 1950 in Denver, the daughter of Elizabeth (Held) and Walter Haberman.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Alison, sister, Susan Schunk (Dennis), numerous cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Washington Park in Picnic Area 3B until 2 pm. Enter the park at the Franklin St./Kentucky Ave. entrance.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joan’s name to the National Kidney Foundation or Family Tree.