Barbara Jean Stromblad

June 8, 1944 – July 19, 2022

Barbara Stromblad, 78, passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 in Northglenn, Colorado.

Barbara was a light in this sometimes dark world and she will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to know her. She touched the lives of so many people across multiple generations. During her time with us, she made a point to always help anyone with whatever she could, never second-guessing her decision. She touched the lives of many people in her fruitful careers and lifetime.

She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of her family and friends who were always entertained by her stories and hilarious sense of humor. She truly brought the life to the party.

Barbara is now at peace, joining her parents and sweet little Marley, her beloved dog.

If you wish to make a donation in honor of Barbara, please consider donating to the Foothills Animal Shelter or your local shelter to help provide love for animals as Barbara always did.

Cheryl Lynn Duran

November 4, 1952 – July 8, 2022

In Loving Memory of Cheryl Duran

Cheryl Duran of Brighton, Colorado was born in Denver Colorado on November 4th, 1952 to Samuel McHugh and Doris Ann Webb. She passed away on July 8th, 2022 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was 69 years old.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Samuel and Doris, her siblings; John S. Webb, Carol F. Webb, and Ann D. Webb, and her daughter; Deann D. Duran.

Cheryl leaves behind her husband of 41 years; Moses A. Apodaca, her brothers; Samuel M. Webb, Larry M. Webb, and Gary L. Webb, her sister; Janice A. Sedillo. She is also survived by her son; William J. Duran, and daughter; Dana L. Duran, as well as her Grandchildren; William J. Duran III, Daniel R. Duran, Kaylynn I. Duran, Brianna A. Lucero, Jessica D. Lucero, and her Great-Grandchildren; William J. Duran IV, Meleah, L. Duran, Aaliyah L. Lucero, Lorenzo A. Lucero and Savannah R. Lucero.

Cheryl will be laid to rest at Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton, Colorado at a later date.

Shayne Naomi Tennyson

February 1, 1955 – July 8, 2022

Shayne passed away in the early dawn hours on July 8, 2022 after courageously fighting cancer for a second time. She is survived by her children DaNae, Athena and Jared as well as her four grandchildren McKayna, Declan, Bronson and Preston, her sister Tamara, brother David, son-in-law PJ and brother-in-law Donald and her beloved dogs Maddie, Violet and Daisy.

Born February 1, 1955 to the late Lucion Tennyson and Gladys Fishman in Colorado. She was one of four children and the youngest daughter. She was preceded in death by her sister Devorah. She spent her early childhood in Montrose Colorado and loved being with her Shetland pony and playing outdoors. After her parents divorced her mother and siblings moved to Denver Colorado. It was a difficult transition for a little country girl to attend Kepner Junior High and then Lincoln High School. But she soon met life-long friends who took her in and the rest is history (what happened at Harvey Park stayed at Harvey Park.)

Shayne also known as mom, sister, Bobie, friend and confidant was a one-of-kind woman. At her best she embodied the “Hippy Spirit” kind-hearted, strong and a sturdy soul, she was a fierce defender of the underdog. Shayne had a “heavy-duty” belief in Angels and they could be seen in every corner of her life. She supported several animal charities and loved all things “pigs.” Shayne had a green thumb of remarkable proportions! She enjoyed nurturing her plants and taking care of her three dogs, fish and frogs.

Shayne was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed!

Sometimes an angel

Sometimes a hellraiser

Always a strong woman

–r.h. Sin

Paul Femiak

November 8, 1947 – July 3, 2022

Paul Femiak was born on November 28th, 1947 To Paul and Stella Femiak in Hammond, Indiana.

Paul passed away on July 3rd, 2022. he was 74 years old.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Stella, as well as his sisters Dolores Tenace and Sandra Williams.

He is survived by his brother, Peter Femiak and his sister Barbara Lehl.

Paul will be remembered for his passion for model cars and his love for oldies on the radio.

A service will be held at a future date followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Sandra Kay Matheney

December 17, 1946 – July 2, 2022

Sandra Kay Matheney was born on December 17, 1946 in North Dakota to Fancis and Iola Johnson.

She passed away on July 7, 2022 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Sandra leaves behind two sons; David and Matt Matheney as well as her grandchildren; Magen, Mason, Kaitlin and Mitchell.

She also had four siblings; brother, Kelly Johnson, and sisters; Linda Fiske, Ronda Reed, and Tari Hand.

Sandra loved Reading, baking, Bonko and ladies group, as well as spending time with her dog, Buddy.

A private gathering will be held at a later date in Sandra’s memory.

Clair B. Haverland

August 8, 1936 – June 28, 2022

Clair B. Haverland, age 85, of Lakewood, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2022 with his family by his side.

Clair was born in 1936 outside of Broken Bow, Nebraska to Elsie Burke Haverland and Howard H. Haverland. After World War II the family moved to Placerville, Colorado and then to Montrose, Colorado where Clair attended Junior High and High School.
Clair attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he met and married the former Kathryn (Kay) Bates. Clair and Kay made their home in Denver for many years before moving to Lakewood.

Clair worked for the Federal Bureau of Reclamation for 35 years where he specialized in materials testing and specialized coatings in the Corrosion and Plastics Technology group (formerly Materials Science Section.) Clair was a certified coatings inspector and a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC.) At the time of his retirement, Clair was the only certified International Coatings Inspector at the Bureau of Reclamation. Clair was instrumental in developing a comprehensive construction inspection training program on coatings as well as quality control activities on irrigation drain tubing and geosynthetics for the Bureau.

After retirement Clair continued to share his expertise as a coatings inspector for the Steel Tank Institute for several years. Clair and Kay passed on their love of the outdoors to their three children and took many family camping and backpacking trips over the years. In their later years they enjoyed exploring the country and especially the desert southwest with their trailer, even caravanning into northern Mexico. Afterwards Clair and Kay built their dream home in Crested Butte, doing much of the work themselves. Clair was a true craftsman and always enjoyed building and fixing things.

In addition to his wife Kay and children Kirk (Anne), Marc (Cindy) and Kristin, Clair is survived by his grandchildren, Katherine Sawicki, Margaret Haverland, brother Willard and sister Lois Gill. He was preceded in passing by his parents, brothers Ed and Loren, sister Janet Howbert, son-in-law John Remenar and grandson Craig Sawicki.

A Celebration of Life for Clair will be scheduled at a later date.