Obituaries

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

Services information is posted on our website only with approval from the family. If you are seeking information not listed below, please contact us.

David Allen Hammond

Departed on April 4, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

David Hammond of Denver died April 4, 2019 after a brief illness.  Dave was a computer programmer for over 27 years.  He spent over 20 of those years at US West/Qwest/Centurylink.  He loved solving problems, teaching and mentoring his coworkers as he extolled the virtues of Perl.  Dave also had a great love for mathematics, a love he wished more people shared.  Dave loved to spend time with his wife and family playing board games, shooting at the range, looking at random chunks of sky, taking photographs at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Rocky Mountain National Park and other sights around Denver.  Star Wars and Star Trek were close to his heart. He felt one of his great achievements was sharing those worlds with his wife and seeing her come to love them as he did.  Books were a constant companion covering a wide range of topics from World War II, the A-10 Warthog, philosophy, math, science fiction and really anything else that intrigued him.  Dave was a kind, gentle, funny and generous man—but don’t tell anyone, he had a rep to protect.  Dave is survived by his beloved Mrs. darling lady wife, Christa and the family he chose.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Cat Rescue at bigcatrescue.org.

A Remembrance party will be held Sunday April 14, 2019 at The Peak Community and Wellness Center 6612 S Ward St Littleton CO 80127 from 1:30-3:30 in the Spruce room.  There will be food and drink, stories and laughter as we celebrate Dave.

Dean Sheplee Nauman

Departed on April 3, 2019

Resided in Centennial, CO

Dean Sheplee Nauman, 99, of Centennial, Colorado, passed away on April 3, 2019 after a long and productive life. Dean was an enthusiastic artist, and completed hundreds of paintings.  His subject matter included natural still lifes and landscapes from the mountains and prairies of Colorado and South Dakota to the harbors of New England and the rugged bluffs of the Pacific Ocean; from the streets of Mexico, to the ruins of Europe and Egypt. He worked in a wide variety of mediums and artistic techniques, always pushing the boundaries to create his own unique vision. Many of his paintings are viewable on Facebook.

Born September 13, 1919, the middle son of Ralph and Charlotte Nauman on a wheat farm near Gettysburg, South Dakota, Dean developed an early interest in drawing and producing shows for the local neighborhood.  He followed his passion, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, also studying one year at the University of Iowa. He began work for a Master of Fine Arts at the Chicago Art Institute.

After Graduation he taught art at Wesleyan until he was drafted into the Army during the second world war. He trained as a glider pilot in the Air Corps. He served for four years, which included a tour in India in intelligence.  After discharge he returned to South Dakota, working at the Chamber of Commerce in Hot Springs, where he met and married Ida May Pengra. They moved to Rapid City where he focused on graphic art, and joined several advertising agencies. He finally started his own agency, Nauman Advertising, and purchased a printing company, renaming it Nauman Printing. In 1982 he won the Advertising Silver Medal Award from the American Advertising Federation. He was active in the community, mentoring, teaching, working in leadership positions at the library, and fine art center.

At age 66 he sold the printing company and he and Ida May moved to Denver Colorado, where he joined his growing family. There he painted, wrote a couple of books and created short videos and documentaries illustrating poetry, his own writing and topics of interest. He volunteered at the Museum of Nature and Science for over a decade, designing and building displays, planetarium shows, visiting shows, and more, along with other civic volunteering.  He was dedicated to his family and to his love of color, art history and natural history. He enjoyed traveling and took his family on many adventures across the United States and parts of Europe.

He is fondly remembered by his extended family and his many close friends. He is survived by a son John Nauman, Pittsburgh, and a daughter Elizabeth (Tom) Gerhardt, Littleton,  four grandchildren: Jess Burlason, Charlotte Briscoe, Stephanie Armstrong, Melanie Gerhardt and seven great grandchildren: Aaryana, Phoenix, Ryker, Avery, Everett, Alister, and Rowan.  His wife, Ida May, and his oldest daughter, Deanna had preceded him in death.  Also preceding him in death are his brothers Ralph Nauman and Charles Nauman of South Dakota.

A short service will be held in June at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Thressa Hazel Wescott

Departed on April 1, 2019

Resided in Englewood, CO

In loving memory of Thressa Hazel Wescott, age 78, of Englewood, CO passed away peacefully, Monday, April 1st, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Denver.

Hazel was born in Webb City, MO, on June 3rd, 1940, daughter of Erma Lucille and T.H. Tarrant. She graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1958 and worked at Foremost Dairy until she married Joe Wescott in 1967.  Every place Mobil Oil moved her family, she was involved in the Christian Church and was instrumental in keeping her family in the faith of her Lord Jesus Christ. She was very involved in Christian Women's

Those who loved her knew her to be generous and made many sacrifices for her family.  She was so excited to be a grandmother.

Her survivors include her loving husband, Joe Wescott, daughter Carmen Wescott, son Sean Wescott and wife Janis, (with granddaughter and namesake, Sydnee Thressa, and grandson Sawyer William) and daughter Melissa Mulei, and husband Mike.

 

Memorial Service Info - Friday, April 5, 2019, 10am

Celebration Community Church in the Chapel

1650 S Birch St, Denver, CO 80222

 

Deliveries can be made to 25604 E Maplewood Pl, Aurora, CO 80016 until Thursday evening or Friday morning 8-10am at the church.

David Lee Helzerman

Departed on March 31, 2019

Resided in Aurora, CO

David Helzerman 68, of Aurora Colorado,  son of Harley & Marilyn Helzerman, father of Jeff (Susan) Helzerman, Alisa Jutting, grandfather of Makayla Helzerman, Austin Helzerman, Ernest Jarett White, Marcus Jutting, Jacob Jutting, Trey Jutting , and great grandfather of Cameron White and Jarett White passed away peacefully in his home on March 31, 2019. A simple memorial service will be held at Side Creek Park 19097 E. Colorado Dr. Aurora, CO 80017 on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Jean Marion Fogg

Departed on March 28, 2019

Resided in Denver, CO

Jean Marion Fogg died peacefully March 28, 2019 at The Denver Hospice. She was born March 7, 1941 in Casper, Wyoming and moved to Denver after graduating Natrona County High School. She pursued an interest in sales and had a long and successful career as a Denver realtor. Many of her clients became friends and continued to seek her advice years after she had retired.

Jean enjoyed living in the Denver community and volunteered for many organizations including Special Olympics. She loved animals and supported the mission of The Denver Dumb Friends League. Jean always rooted for the underdog and had tremendous compassion and understanding for those who struggled or felt alone.

She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and wit which was present until her final days. She enjoyed parties with her family and friends and could make any event a celebration. Jean was a loving mother and grandmother. She was adored by her grandsons Michael and Christopher. They will always remember magical adventures shared with her on The High Line Canal and in 'the Back of Beyond'.

Jean courageously beat cancer twice; once as a young woman and again in her 60s when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jean is survived by her son James (Jim) Taylor Fogg of Denver, her daughter Cynthia Fogg Chase of Kenilworth, IL, her grandsons Michael Taylor Chase, US Navy, Virginia Beach, VA and Christopher Henry Chase, also of Kenilworth as well as her twin sister Joyce Burback of Kansas City, KS, brother Bill Lattimer of Casper, WY and sister Audrey Berry of Eugene, OR. She was preceded in death by her mother Frances Marion Lattimer, father Donivan Laverne Lattimer and beloved grandmother Estella Violetta Lattimer.

A memorial celebration is to be planned later this spring. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to The Denver Hospice in memory of Jean Marion Fogg:

https://thedenverhospice.org/

The Denver Hospice, 501 S Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246