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Ivan Samuel Jenkins

M, b. November 22, 1925, d. June 6, 1979

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Biography

  • Birth: Ivan Samuel Jenkins was born on November 22, 1925 in Sandy, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Death: He died on June 6, 1979, at age 53, in Sandy, Salt Lake Co, Utah.

Ray Alvin Jenkins

M, b. January 20, 1928, d. January 3, 1983

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Biography

  • Birth: Ray Alvin Jenkins was born on January 20, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Death: He died on January 3, 1983, at age 54.

William Koehn

M, b. June 13, 1909, d. March 15, 1996

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Family: Violet Louise Barker (b. April 6, 1915, d. November 4, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: William Koehn was born on June 13, 1909 in Sandy, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Marriage: He and Violet Louise Barker were married on September 23, 1932.
  • Death: William Koehn died on March 15, 1996, at age 86, in Murray, Salt Lake Co, Utah.

Violet Louise Barker

F, b. April 6, 1915, d. November 4, 2009

Family: William Koehn (b. June 13, 1909, d. March 15, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Violet Louise Barker was born on April 6, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Marriage: She and William Koehn were married on September 23, 1932.
  • Death: Violet Louise Barker died on November 4, 2009, at age 94, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah.

Theodore Matthew Koehn

M, b. November 27, 1911, d. September 26, 1925

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Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Matthew Koehn was born on November 27, 1911 in Sandy, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Death: He died on September 26, 1925, at age 13, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah.

Violet Leona Strasburg

F, b. December 7, 1906, d. October 12, 1972

Family: Merlin Koehn (b. May 29, 1914, d. December 28, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Violet Leona Strasburg was born on December 7, 1906 in Utah.
  • Marriage: She and Merlin Koehn were married on February 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah.
  • Death: Violet Leona Strasburg died on October 12, 1972, at age 65, in Utah.

Verna Bradbury Silolti

F, b. October 8, 1922, d. March 1, 2014

Family: Alvin Laver Koehn (b. May 2, 1917, d. December 11, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Verna Bradbury Silolti was born on October 8, 1922 in Oklahoma.
  • Marriage: She and Alvin Laver Koehn were married on September 28, 1963 in Nevada.
  • Death: Verna Bradbury Silolti died on March 1, 2014, at age 91.

Rupert John Becher

M, b. March 11, 1907, d. September 3, 1962

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Biography

  • Birth: Rupert John Becher was born on March 11, 1907 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: He died on September 3, 1962, at age 55, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Emma Lucille Becher

F, b. October 29, 1908, d. July 27, 1998

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Biography

  • Birth: Emma Lucille Becher was born on October 29, 1908 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: She died on July 27, 1998, at age 89, in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, Colorado.

Robert M Becher

M, b. October 22, 1905, d. November 19, 1989

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert M Becher was born on October 22, 1905 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: He died on November 19, 1989, at age 84, in Liberal, Seward Co, Kansas.

Ruth Katherine Becher

F, b. January 12, 1910, d. September 7, 1967

Parents

Family: Floyd Ellsworth Omo (b. October 31, 1905, d. May 10, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Katherine Becher was born on January 12, 1910 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: She died on September 7, 1967, at age 57, in Pratt, Pratt Co, Kansas.

James Harmon Becher

M, b. September 9, 1913, d. September 22, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: James Harmon Becher was born on September 9, 1913 in Colorado.
  • Death: He died on September 22, 1995, at age 82, in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Marie Edith Becher

F, b. May 2, 1915, d. September 6, 2007

Parents

Family: Curt Carlson (b. July 26, 1906, d. May 17, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Edith Becher was born on May 2, 1915 in Colorado.
  • Death: She died on September 6, 2007, at age 92, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Note: Memorial services for Marie Edith Becher Carlson, 91 of Dolores, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 10 at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Dolores.

    Marie was born May 2, 1916 in Rico, Colo. the daughter of John R. and Emma (Koehn) Becher. She passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at her home in Dolores.

    A longtime member of the Dolores community, Marie held memberships in Eastern Star, Daughter of The Nile, and the Lakeview Grange. She was also a member of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and Ruth Guild. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing Bridge and fishing.

    Surviving Marie are her two daughters, Sylvia McClellan and husband, Norman of Cortez and Judy Davis and husband, Doug of Dolores; eight grandchildren, Ginger Black and husband, Kirk Swope of Dolores, Casey McClellan and wife, Yvonne of Cortez, Kelly McClellan and wife, Di of Farmington, N.M., Tasha Tranbarger and husband, Marty of Shawnee, Kans., Terri Westerman and husband, Joe of Aurora, Colo. Tanya Zukel and husband, Ed of Shawnee, Kans., Curtis Young of Ozark, Mo., and Kara Suckla and husband, Judd of Cortez; and 14 great grandchildren, Tristen Black, Kelly, C.J. and Carlie McClellan, Seth McClellan, Nicholas and Alexis Tranbarger, Charelle Bonds, Cory and Tyler Westerman, Brooke and Taylor Zukel, Chase and Tanner Suckla. Her sisters, Beulah Vanderpool and Marjorie Welch both of Dolores, and Juanita Fredriksen of Mancos; her brother, Elvin Becher and wife, Ramona of Dolores; sisters-in-law, Ruth Becher of Dolores and Elizabeth Becher of Cortez; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive Marie.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis G. Carlson; and siblings, Robert Becher, Rupert Becher, Lucille Howard, Ruth Omo, Jim Becher, Richard Becher, and Thomas Becher.

    Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Marie Carlson with Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Richard Wenzel Becher

M, b. February 26, 1918, d. April 17, 2007

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Biography

  • Birth: Richard Wenzel Becher was born on February 26, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Elizabeth Johnson were married on August 23, 1945 in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: Richard Wenzel Becher died on April 17, 2007, at age 89, in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Note: Funeral Mass for Richard Wenzel "Dick" Becher, a lifelong Cortez resident, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the Mass.
    Dick was born on February 26, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of John Richard and Emma (Koehn) Becher. He passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at his residence at the age of 89.

    On August 23, 1945, Dick married Catherine Elizabeth Johnson at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Cortez. Dick and Elizabeth shared 61 years of marriage. Dick was a wonderful dad that loved spending time with his family. He also liked being outdoors, fishing and hunting were two activities that Dick enjoyed.

    Surviving Dick are his loving wife, Elizabeth Becher of Cortez; and his children, Katherine Schild and husband, William of Morrison, Colo., Patricia Dillaway of Las Cruces, N.M., Dixie Bradley of Eugene, Ore., Rick Becher and wife, Mindy of Dolores, Carol Pottorff and husband, Dennis of Yellow Jacket, and Barbara Roberts and husband, Kim of Grand Junction, Colo. He also leaves behind his siblings, Beluah Vanderpool, Marie Carlson, Marjie Welch, Elvin Becher, and Juanita Fredriksen; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Daniel Dillaway; and his siblings, Bob Becher, Rupert Becher, Ruth Omo, Jim Becher, Tom Becher, and Lucille Howard.

    Memorial contributions may be made in Dick's memory to Escalante Shriners, PO Box 211, Cortez, CO 81321.

Thomas Arthur Becher

M, b. March 4, 1924, d. July 25, 1995

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Arthur Becher was born on March 4, 1924 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: He died on July 25, 1995, at age 71, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Floyd Ellsworth Omo

M, b. October 31, 1905, d. May 10, 1998

Family: Ruth Katherine Becher (b. January 12, 1910, d. September 7, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Floyd Ellsworth Omo was born on October 31, 1905 in Kansas.
  • Death: He died on May 10, 1998, at age 92, in Kansas.

Beulah Vivian Becher

F, b. December 7, 1911, d. October 13, 2011

Parents

Family: John Allison VanderPool (b. June 4, 1911, d. March 5, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Beulah Vivian Becher was born on December 7, 1911 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Marriage: She and John Allison VanderPool were married on May 23, 1960 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.
  • Death: Beulah Vivian Becher died on October 13, 2011, at age 99, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

John Allison VanderPool

M, b. June 4, 1911, d. March 5, 2003

Family: Beulah Vivian Becher (b. December 7, 1911, d. October 13, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: John Allison VanderPool was born on June 4, 1911 in Colorado.
  • Marriage: He and Beulah Vivian Becher were married on May 23, 1960 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.
  • Death: John Allison VanderPool died on March 5, 2003, at age 91, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Allison J Vanderpool

M, b. May 19, 1933, d. November 25, 1967

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Biography

  • Birth: Allison J Vanderpool was born on May 19, 1933 in Colorado.
  • Death: He died on November 25, 1967, at age 34, in San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California.

Curt Carlson

M, b. July 26, 1906, d. May 17, 1985

Family: Marie Edith Becher (b. May 2, 1915, d. September 6, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Curt Carlson was born on July 26, 1906 in Sweden.
  • Death: He died on May 17, 1985, at age 78, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Catherine Elizabeth Johnson

F, b. March 16, 1924, d. October 11, 2008

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Elizabeth Johnson was born on March 16, 1924 in Denver, Denver Co, Colorado.
  • Marriage: She and Richard Wenzel Becher were married on August 23, 1945 in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Death: Catherine Elizabeth Johnson died on October 11, 2008, at age 84, in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.

Marjorie Grace Becher

F, b. December 4, 1921, d. October 13, 2010

Parents

Family: James J Welch (b. March 2, 1905, d. June 29, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Marjorie Grace Becher was born on December 4, 1921 in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Marriage: She and James J Welch were married on March 6, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Death: Marjorie Grace Becher died on October 13, 2010, at age 88, in Cortez, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
  • Note: Marjorie Grace Welch

    A Celebration of Life gathering will be held for lifelong Dolores resident Marjorie Grace Welch from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 22, at the Dolores Public Library.

    Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie's name to the Dolores State Bank. The fund will be used to assist the Dolores Elementary School where her great-grandsons, Ryan and Tyler attend. They are the fifth generation in this family to attend the Dolores School system.

    Marjorie Grace Welch was born on December 4,1921, to John and Emma (Koehn) Becher, a pioneer family in the Dolores River Valley. She passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday, October 13,2010 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 88.

    Marjorie graduated from Dolores High School in 1939 and went on to attend the Chillicothe Business College in Missouri for two years. On March 6,1944, Marjorie married James J. (Jim)Welch in Kansas City, Missouri. Jim enlisted in the Navy, and after enduring the trials and tribulations of World War II, and the loss of their infant daughter, Nancy, they returned to Dolores, Colorado with their young son, James.
    Their family grew as Mike was born in 1951 followed by their third son , Val in 1956.

    Marjorie was a wonderful mother and loving wife. She enjoyed square dancing with Jim and was a fierce bridge player throughout the years. Marjorie's greatest love in life was her family and she sparkled when she could gather her extended family together. Marjorie has a deep love of roses and her flower gardens brought great joy from early spring through late fall.She retired from the Dolores High School
    in 1986 after 23 wonderful years as secretary. To the time of her passing she would say "I still miss those kids."

    Surviving Marjorie are her sons, Jim Welch and wife, Mary Lou of Dolores, Mike Welch and wife Karen of Cortez, and Val Welch and wife Betty of Cortez; and her grandchildren, Heather Nowlin and husband, Don of Dolores, Kyle Dowdy and wife Sheri of Surprise, Az., Trevor Welch of Cortez of Cortez, Patrick Garretson and wife Mindy of Oro Valley, Az. Paulette Carter and husband Billy of Metairie, LA., and Pamela Garretson of Baton Rouge, LA.
    Marjorie also leaves behind her great-grandchildren Ryan Nowlin,Tyler Nowlin, Samantha Marie Dowdy, Cy and Aryn Garretson and Gabrielle and Alexandra Carter, by her siblings, Beulah Vanderpool, Elvin "Bub" Becher and his wife Ramona, sisters-in-laws Ruth Becher, Grace Welch, Pearl Welch, Jessie Mae Welch, and brother-in-law, William Welch and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Welch; their infant daughter Nancy, and by her siblings, Bob Becher, Rupert Becher, Ruth Omo, Lucille Howard, James Becher, Tom Becher, Dick Becher, Marie Carlson and Jaunita Fredriksen.

    Respecting Marjorie's wishes, she was inurned in the Summit
    Ridge Cemetery with her sons and their families in attendance. Brother Anthony Maes officiated with prayer and song.

James J Welch

M, b. March 2, 1905, d. June 29, 2001

Family: Marjorie Grace Becher (b. December 4, 1921, d. October 13, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: James J Welch was born on March 2, 1905.
  • Marriage: He and Marjorie Grace Becher were married on March 6, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Death: James J Welch died on June 29, 2001, at age 96.

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