Dr. Karen Sue Powell, 71, of Fort Collins, died December 17, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Karen was born to the late Vernon and Isabelle Lemmon on May 6, 1943, in Fairbury, NE. Karen and her family moved to Berthoud in 1953. She later graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1961 and received bachelor and master degrees from Colorado State University in 1965 and 1973 respectively. She received her doctorate in business communications in 1987 from the University of Northern Colorado. She married James Sterkel in 1963. She married Ernest Powell in May 1989. Karen was a distinguished professor in the College of Business at Colorado State University from 1976 until she retired in 2003. Karen was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. Karen loved God. Her Christian counsel was sought by many students over her 27 years at CSU. She was a known business communications consultant and published author of business management textbooks. Karen was a member of Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland. She loved to travel. Karen and Ernie traveled to England, Ireland and Hawaii, in addition to many places around the country in their motorhome. Karen also loved to read books, cook and spend time with her grandchildren. Karen is survived by her husband, Ernest Powell; her sister, Beverly McCue of Loveland; her brother, Kirk Lemmon of Laporte; her two children: Scott Sterkel of Petersburg, TN, and Jennifer St. Cyrof Ft. Collins, her two stepchildren: Kathy Depperschmidt of Loveland, and Robert Powell of Thornton. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who have cared for Karen. We also want to thank all who have prayed for Karen. She is finally home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Denver Rescue Mission in Fort Collins or Denver in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Ft. Collins, CO 80524. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 3. Send condolences to the family.
James "Jim" Winick died peacefully on December 6 in Fort Collins, at the age of 71. James is survived by his wife Corinne, his daughter Rhonda (Joe) Hernandez, sons Steve (Julie) Winick, and Jeff Winick, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and sisters Jenny Heinze, Shirley Kinnison, Ruth Hawkins, and Beverly Lewis. James was born in Fort Collins to Henry and Annie (Bederous) Winick. He graduated from Fort Collins High School. He married his high school sweetheart in 1964. He worked for Colorado State University as a research technician. He leaves behind a loving family. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10th, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W. Prospect Road in Fort Collins. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Reception after will be back at the church. Associated minister Jake will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim's life. Condolences may be sent to 704 Louise Lane, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521.
Jeune Reinhold: 15 Dec 1922 - 29 Oct 2014 Whata life! From nursing through WWII inEngland and raising four children in the US after her husband was taken from her far too soon, to beating cancer at 87 and skydiving to celebrate, Jeune met life's challenges with determination and grace. Whether family, friends, or patients, we were all touched by her kindness, generosity and positivity and loved her dearly for them. Let us always remember the things she loved best–her family and friends,the outdoors, especially the mountains and most especially Pingree Park, literature and theater, tennis and CSU women's basketball, all creatures great and small, especially her huge "Ellies" and tiny feathered friends, and, of course, Africa. Let Jeune's life be remembered as the best example that a life lived simply but fully, with integrity and conviction is its own reward. Jeune is survived by her three children; Jill Braddock, Kirsten Hovorka (Joe) and John Reinhold (Gaye), her six grandchildren and five great grandsons. Jeune was predeceased by her husband, daughter, sister and mother. Jeune will be forever missed and forever remembered. A celebration of life service was held November 3rd. Memorial contributions can be made to Africaid, Elephant Passage at the Denver Zoo, and the CSU Women's Basketball Program, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
Patricia Cudd, 62, of Fort Collins passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, after an extended illness. Pat was born on February 4, 1952, to Robert and Dorothy Cudd in Atlanta, Georgia. At a young age, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. After high school, she attended the University of Minnesota for her bachelor’s degree, the University of Utah Law School where she became an attorney, and finally an accounting degree from Colorado State University. Pat moved to Fort Collins in 2008 from Denver. Pat loved to study and read books. One of her favorite things to do was eat out at one of the many great restaurants in Fort Collins. She also was a champion at rescuing pitbull dogs. She also was an avid movie watcher. She attended Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland. Survivors include her son, Ryan Cudd of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a brother and a sister. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service to honor her life will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Resurrection Fellowship, 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd, Loveland, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Vessey Funeral Service, 2649 E. Mulberry Street, A-1, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524. [caption id="attachment_3550" align="alignright" width="300"] Patricia Cudd at CSU Commencement, May, 2014.[/caption] Sign a guestbook or share a memory
Dr. Theodore Klock Chamberlain, a retired oceanography and geology professor from the Warner College for Natural Resources, passed away Sept. 24 after a long illness. Dr. Chamberlain, a renowned oceanographer and a geologist, spent years at the oceanic research around the world and the Chesapeake Bay at Johns Hopkins University. He has led the department of Geology at Colorado State University and spent the rest of his career of 38 years at the university teaching two of the largest undergraduate courses on campus. Dr. Chamberlain loved teaching. He passionately encouraged and inspired thousands of students into higher education, exploration and spreading knowledge. Dr. Chamberlain was a scholar, a poet and a philosopher; he left a wealth of publications and writings. With Dr. Chamberlain's passing away the light that has enlightened the paths of thousands of students has dimmed, but Dr. Chamberlain's students will hold his torch to light other people's paths. Dr. Chamberlain's students and family are establishing the Theodore Chamberlain Global Resource Stewardship Scholarship and an annual lecture on his favorite topic- conservation of earth's oceanographic resources - in his name. Tributes to Dr. Chamberlain may be paid by sending contributions to the Theodore Chamberlain Global Resource Stewardship Scholarship or Conservation of Earth’s Oceanographic Resources Lecture in care of the CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-18702. Dr. Chamberlain is survived by a loving family of his wife Farida, his daughters Diana and Heather, and his sons Bruce, Makoto, Satoru, Thor, Alfie and Willie.