Obituaries

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

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Doris Irene McBride

Departed on April 16, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Doris Irene McBride, 86, of Denver, CO, died April 16, 2019 in Denver.  She was born Doris Irene Morgan on December 13, 1932 in Rolla, Kansas.  She married Vernon B. McBride in 1952.  They divorced.  She was preceded in death by her brother Russell and brother Wendell.  She is survived by her children David of Highlands Ranch CO, Patrick of Denver CO, and Lona Marie Nanna of Phoenix AZ, grandchildren Rusty, Stephany, and Derek, and great-granddaughter Harper Anne.  Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned.  We love and miss her very much.

Cynthia Annette Hiatt

Departed on April 16, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Cynthia Annette Hiatt; mother of Lisa, Alison, Susie and Joseph; Memorial Service, Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:00pm at Horan & McConaty, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver.

Dona Marie Akin

Departed on April 13, 2019

Resided in Aurora, CO

Dona Marie (Elias) Akin, 91, died Saturday, April 13th at Peakview Assisted Living in Centennial, CO.

Dona was born April 20, 1927 to Henry and Caroline (Guthard) Elias in Mitchell, NE.  She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945.  She continued her education at Scottsbluff Jr. College and taught for awhile at the Sioux Ordinance Depot outside of Sidney.  On November 23, 1952 she married Bill Akin, which not only gave her a new husband, but an instant daughter, Kathy.  Later, they added Steve, Alan, Chris and Debbie completing their family.  In 1965, the family moved from Sidney to Casper, and finally to Denver in 1977.

Dona enjoyed traveling, painting, ceramics, garage sales and gambling.  She delighted in being surrounded by her family.  She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, her step-father, Lloyd Root, and her brother, Hank Elias.

Survivors included sons, Steve (Val) Akin, and Alan (Rhonda) Akin, daughters Kathy (Creg) Kottraba, Chris Akin, and Debbie (Dean) Schmeisser, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Florine Elias and 2 nieces.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00am Thursday April 25, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney, with Rev. Michael McDermott officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Gehrig-Stitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  The family asks that memorials may be made in Dona’s name to Encompass Hospice.

Barbara Jeanne Dyer

Departed on April 12, 2019

Resided in Castle Pines, CO

Barbara Jeanne (Stubbs) Dyer, daughter of Allan and Genevieve (Montgomery) Stubbs was born on September 11, 1933, in Darby, Pennsylvania.  The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she grew up and graduated from Paseo High School.  Barbara met and married Sidney M. Dyer, Jr., May 4, 1957 in Raytown, Missouri.  To this union were born five children – Peter Michael, Pamela Marie, Camilla Ann, Janene Louise, and Allan Joseph.  They were members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, Colorado where Barbara was president of the women’s Association in the 1970’s.  Barbara lived to reach the age of 85.  She peacefully passed away on April 12, 2019 at the Suites – Parker in Parker, Colorado.

Barbara will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 62 years, Sidney Dyer, Castle Pines, CO, her children Camilla (Garrett) Dalhoff, Cyrus, MN, Janene (John) Grey, Brook, GA, and Allan (Andrea) Dyer, Castle Pines, CO, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  Also mourning her loss is her sister, Sr. Mary Francine Stubbs, SCL (Leavenworth, KS). Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Allan Stubbs and Jack Stubbs; two sisters, Mary Lou Haake and Susie Naylor; her stillborn son; Peter Michael Dyer, daughter; Pamela Marie Pecosky and her unborn daughter Aubrey Genevieve Pecosky. Barbara greatly enjoyed spending time in the mountains of Colorado.

Funeral Mass, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 11:00am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 8035 S. Quebec Street, Centennial, Colorado 80112.

Jason White

Departed on April 6, 2019

Jason White of Denver; Departed on April 6, 2019; Jason grew up and spent most of his adult life in Colorado.  He earned his degree in Industrial Engineering and applied it towards his career as a designer for Never Summer Industries.  This was a great fit for him, as it tied two big passions of his life, the creative artist in him, and his love for the mountains and the outdoors.  His quick wit, fun spirit, and kind heart will be missed.  Jason is survived by his brother Daniel and parents Rick and Jane.

Memorial Service:  Grace Chapel, 8505 S Valley Hwy, Englewood, CO., Monday April 15, 2019, 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, Donations will be accepted at: Grace Counseling Benevolence Fund, 7921 Southpark Plaza, Littleton, CO 80120