Obituaries

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

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Anthony John Lucero

Departed on November 22, 2018

Resided in Littleton, CO

Anthony (Tony) John Lucero (aka Batman), a genuine Colorado Native, was born in Denver, CO on 09/11/1967 to William and Irma (Akerfelds) Lucero III.

Tony was unburdened from ALS on 11/22/2018 at 12:02 p.m. in Englewood, CO. He was called to his Lord peacefully with David, Diane, Jordyn and his family at his side. Cremation to take place 11/29/2018.

Tony loved all facets of sports. Tony was an avid bowler, tennis player and poker player with his best friends. His most favorite teams were the Denver Broncos and the North Carolina Tar Heels with the CU Buffs a very close 2nd.

Tony is survived by his four year old Olde English Bulldog Spencer, who knew from day one that his papa needed special care and softer licks and hugs from him; his partner and confidant David C. Powell of Littleton, CO.; his daughter and light to his world Jordyn Marie Lucero; his ex-spouse and best friend Diane Marie Lucero both of Littleton, CO.; his parents William and Irma Lucero III, his Grandmother Helen Candelaria, three brothers Jesse Lucero, Steven Lucero and David Lucero. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Not to mention the hundreds of lives Tony had touched with his very infectious and beautiful smile.

A special thank you to the staff at Englewood Post Acute and Rehabilitation. We had our ups and downs; however, the staff loved and cared for Tony as a family member and not that of a patient.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents John and Anna Akerfelds and William Lucero Jr. and several Aunts and Uncles.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING AT TIME OF OFFERING OR DIRECTLY TO:

Abiding Hope Church

6337 South Robb Way

Littleton, CO 80127

www.abidinghope.org

June Bristol Kessler

Departed on November 21, 2018

Resided in Littleton, CO

June Kessler passed away November 21st, peacefully at her home in Littleton, Colorado.  She was 92 years old.  She is survived by a daughter, Diana Hoggard of Chesapeake, VA a son, George Takahashi of Littleton, CO and a younger brother, Herbert Bristol of Troy, NY.

She live a full and happy life with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Above photo is of her with her beloved dog, Pedee.

Private services will be held for close family and friends at a later date in Ansonia, Connecticut

George Michael Reagan

Departed on November 20, 2018

Resided in Aurora, CO

George Michael Reagan of Aurora,  CO passed away on November 20, 2018. George is survived by his wife, Kathryn Reagan. He is also survived by his son, daughter, and five amazing grand kids. No services will be held. Gone Fishing!

Stephen Scott Zornes

Departed on November 20, 2018

Resided in Northglenn, CO

Born March 19th, 1961 in Denver, CO passed away Tuesday, November 20th 2018. God took him peacefully in his sleep in his home located in Northglenn, CO. Stephen was raised by Donald and Constance Zornes and had 3 siblings, Donald Jr., Melissa and Darin. Stephen also known as Steve, Scott or Scooter was a jack of all trades, loved working with his hands building or remodeling, as long as Coor's light and Jim Beam was involved. He loved motorcycles, trucks, fishing, camping, online golfing and family.  Stephen was known for cooking steaks on the grill and creating the best BBQ'd foods ever! Stephen loved old country music, his cowboy hat and collecting anything he could get his hands on. Stephen was the guy you called when your car broke down, when your kid put a hole in the wall or flushed something strange down the toilet or when you just needed to talk.  After losing his brother and mom in a 4 month span, Stephen moved in with his sister where he struggled with his health.  Stephen was a closed off, quirky individual but to those of us blessed to have been around him he was that quiet shining star, your shoulder to cry on and a man with integrity. Stephen was a man with pride, that sometimes got in his way, stubborn as hell but truly one of the kindest people you would ever know.

Preceded in death by his parents, Donald Zornes Sr. and Constance Zornes; and brothers, Donald Zornes Jr. and Ronald Coughlin.

He is survived by his brother, Darin; sister, Melissa; nieces, Kelli, Heather, Christina, and Jillian; nephew, Jason; great nieces, Alexyia, Kaylee, Analeice, Autumn, Justine, Maria, and Addison; great nephews, Tylor, Zach, Jax, Levi, Isaih, Chase, Joseph and Scott Jr.; great great nieces, Avryn and Augustina; children, Stephen, Candace, and Matt; grand children, Brandon, Miguel, Linda, Bryan, Domanic, Raymond, Shane, and Sarah; and great granddaughter, Jazmin.

The family will be having a church service December 1st, 2018 @ 1pm at New Hope Christian Church 8992 Washington Street, Thornton CO 80229.  Immediately following the service there will be a Celebration of life gathering.  Please see family for location.

Phyllis Lona Elliott

Departed on November 17, 2018

Resided in Lakewood, CO

Phyllis Lona Kleppen-Mason-Elliott was born January 1, 1956 in St. Louis, MO in a home with six other family members in a three room house. Phyllis was 16 minutes older than her twin brother. She never gave him any grief over being held back in 2nd grade, and for that he is grateful. She blazed the trail ahead of him and did the normal things in school. When he played sports, he could always hear her voice from all the others cheering him on. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1974.

She married Don Mason and had their son Paul. We, as a growing family, spent the usual holidays, events, & gatherings together.

Later on Phyllis divorced & started life as a single working mom and worked several different jobs. One of those jobs was in a casino up in Black Hawk where she meet Dan. They later married on August 10, 2001 & her life changed forever. Everyone could tell that they were in love. Dan is a drag racer, he got Phyllis to join him, & she was racing a 1975 Yellow Chevy Camaro.

Life was moving happily forward when in 2007, Phyllis was diagnosed with cancer and she started to struggle with her health. Dan was always there for her. We still continued to get together for holidays and different events. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, eating, playing cards, & watching the Denver Broncos, even when they were losing.

Phyllis was a fighter and even though it was hard on her, she beat the cancer. But the treatment took a toll on her. She would make the best of it but was struggling with her breathing. She was in and out of the hospital until this last visit when she lost her fight. We never heard her complain about her situation. One of the last statements she made was about what she was going through was unfair for Dan. Not unfair for her, but unfair for the man she loved.

Phyllis, we all love you and already miss you. You will be in our hearts for the rest of our lives.

Phyllis Elliott is preceded in death by her father, Arnold S. Kleppen, and mother, Mary E. Kleppen. She is survived by her son, Paul Mason; husband, Dan Elliott; stepsons, David (Rachel) Gillespie, Brian (Yon) Gillespie, and Ross Gillespie; stepdaughters, Tina Elliott, Keri Elliott, and Geri Elliott; brother, Mike (Jane) Kleppen; sisters, Sandy (Larry) Janiesch, and Paula Kleppen; and brother, Phill (Sue) Kleppen.