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Alden "Clarence" Wallden

Alden "Clarence" Wallden, 90, of Parker died Thursday at his home.

Graveside services with military honors by the U.S. Army were Monday at J.S. Parker Cemetery in Parker.

Born Feb. 14, 1911, in rural Elbert County, he was the firstborn son of Gust and Nancy (Pearson) Wallden.

He served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He continued on through the Rhineland campaign.

He married Arlene M. Heidemann of Parker, June 20, 1946.

As a farmer and rancher for many years in the Hill Top area, he was a 50-plus year member of the Pikes Peak Grange, a longtime board member of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee and a charter member of the Parker Area Historical Society.

Mr. Wallden also was a volunteer at the Hill Top school house and J.S. Parker Cemetery for many years.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Bixler, and a brother, Glen Wallden. He is survived by his wife of Parker; children Gary Wallden and his wife, Julie, Linda Smith and her husband, John, Jan Wallden, Sharon Wallden and Rita Wallden; sister Alice Hawk; brothers Emil Wallden, Lennart Wallden and Raymond Wallden; and grandchildren Michael Wallden and Kelsey Smith.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Praying Hands Ranch, 4825 Daley Circle, Parker, CO 80134.

Arrangements were made by the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home of Castle Rock.

Lois Geraldine Barbachano

Lois Geraldine Barbachano, 89, of Castle Rock died April 15 at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Memorial services were at the Castle Rock Care Center. Interment is planned later at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, Calif. There was cremation.

Born Feb. 1, 1912, in Presho, S.D., she was the daughter of Frank Everton and Anna Margaret (Petrick) Mullen. She graduated from high school in Presho and earned a degree from the University of South Dakota. She completed her master's degree at the University of Iowa.

Known as Gerry, Mrs. Barbachano enjoyed debate and public speaking in high school and college. She taught history, debate and public speaking in Illinois and California schools. She also was an accomplished pianist.

She married Ulysses Socrates Barbachano June 21, 1941, in Oakland, Calif. She was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Kensington, Calif. She moved to Castle Rock more than a year ago from Kensington.

Mrs. Barbachano was preceded in death by a sister, Sallie Howe, and three brothers, Russel, Frank and Joseph Mullen.

She is survived by her husband of Castle Rock; children Joaquin Barbachano and his wife, Gloria, of Missouri City, Texas, Adela Oldford and her husband, Dale, of Clayton, Calif., and Marquita Pattur and her husband, Jagy, of Castle Rock; sister Kota Sturges and her husband, Fred, of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Arrangements were made by the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock.

Helen C. Vogt

Helen C. Vogt, a longtime Elbert resident, died Monday at Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center, Littleton. She was 84.

Services were Friday at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. There will be private interment at J.S. Parker Cemetery.

Born June 4, 1916, in rural Weld County, she was the daughter of Andrew and Ida (Johnson) Carlson. Mrs. Vogt was a member of the Elbert County Cattlewomen and the Elizabeth Presbyterian Women. She was a longtime employee of the Elizabeth Locker Plant.

She is survived by daughter Martha of Elizabeth and sister-in-law Rosa Lee Carlson of Parker.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Elizabeth Presbyterian Women, c/o Mary Ellen Daham, P.O. Box 501, Elizabeth, CO 80107.

Arrangements were made by the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home of Castle Rock.

Kevin Scott Markwell

Kevin Scott Markwell, 20, of Parker died April 7 in Aurora.

Memorial services were Tuesday in Parker. There was cremation.

Born June 16, 1980, in Denver, he was the son of Kenneth and Elaine (Ryder) Markwell. He was a graduate of Ponderosa High School.

Mr. Markwell was a stock person at the Wal-Mart in Parker. He was a Special Olympics participant and enjoyed watching movies.

Mr. Markwell is survived by his parents of Parker; sister Erin of Denver; brother Todd of Parker; grandparents Charlene Markwell of Denver and Don and Wynne Ryder of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Special Wish Foundation, 2244 S. Hamilton Road., Suite 202, Columbus, OH 43232, or Give Kids the World, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

Arrangements were made by the Parker Funeral Home.

Walt Reither

Walt Reither, 81, of Castle Rock died April 10 at the Brookside Inn, Castle Rock.

Memorial services were Saturday, and interment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Air Force.

Born Christian Walter Reither May 27, 1919, in Denver, he was the son of Christian Walter Reither and Magdelina (Golsong) Reither. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a pilot after 20 years of service.

During World War II, Mr. Reither was a bomber pilot and was the first pilot and aircraft commander of a B-29 bomber in the Pacific Theater. He flew extreme range, high-altitude missions over water against the Japanese mainland.

He married Phyllis Marie Burns Dec. 6, 1945, in Denver. He worked as a civil servant after the war at the Buckley Air National Guard Base.

He and his wife has lived in Castle Rock since March of last year. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge and enjoyed playing golf, fishing and farming.

Mr. Reither is survived by his wife of Castle Rock; children Marie Othic and her husband, Michael, of Kansas City, Mo., and John Reither and his wife, Shurette, of Castle Rock; brothers John Reither and his wife, Clara, of Denver, Bob Reither and his wife, Pat, of Brighton, and Stanley Reither of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Arrangements were made by the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home of Castle Rock.

Kenneth Robinson

Kenneth Robinson, 90, of Denver died Thursday at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., today, at First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St. The Revs. Terri Hubbard and Ed Taylor will officiate. Interment with military honors by the U.S. Navy will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Castle Rock.

Born Sept. 24, 1910, in Central City, he was the son of Charles Timothy and Maude (Berlin) Robinson. He married Lois Georgia Dunkin Nov. 27, 1935, in Denver. She preceded him in death July 31, 1935.

Mr. Robinson served in the Navy during World War II. He also was a letter carrier with the Denver post office and retired after 40-plus years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Calvary Chapel in Aurora. He also was a member of the National Letter Carrier Association and former vice president of the Denver chapter.

He enjoyed reading and was an avid cactus collector. He moved to Denver three years ago after living in Castle Rock for 23 years.

He also was preceded in death by sisters Elizabeth Misner and Marcella Robinson and brothers Clark and Fred Robinson, and is survived by daughters Lee Hirsch and her husband, David, of Aurora and Kay Belk and her husband, Jim, of Franktown; grandchildren Keith Belk and his wife, JoAnn, Jay Belk and his wife, Tracy, Jeff Belk and his wife, Christine, Lisa Ridley and her husband, Tim, Aaron Hirsch and his wife, Renee, Andrea Hirsch, Joel Hirsch, Mark Hirsch and Sherry Hirsch; and great-grandchildren Justine Belk, Jeremy Belk, Aeriel Belk, Cassidy Belk, Kelsey Belk, Brandon Kenneth Belk, Mikayla Hirsch, Rachael Ridley, Sierra Hirsch, James Ross Belk, Donovan Ridley and Jaiden Belk.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Calvary Chapel Aurora, P.O. Box 441637, Aurora, CO 80044, First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, 1200 South St, Castle Rock, CO 80104 or the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.

Arrangements were made by the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock.

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