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Obituary: Kenneth J. Morton

July 11, 1941 – October 15, 2021

Kenneth John Morton, 80, of Steamboat Springs passed away October 15, 2021. Ken was born July 11, 1941 to Victor and Vernice (Harper) Morton in Steamboat Springs. He attended the one-room school house that was located on property now owned by the family and later attended school in Hayden. Ken married Sonja Ledford October 24, 1959 in Hayden. They had two daughters, Kendra and Brenda and later divorced. Ken married Iris Langstaff on August 23, 1975 in Naturita, Colorado. He raised Iris’ children, Vonna, Lori and Warren. Ken worked for Peabody Coal for 40 years before retiring. He also worked the family ranch with his brothers until the time of his death. Ken is survived by his daughters, Kendra (Van) Quick, and Brenda (Aaron) Evans; step-daughters Vonna Langstaff and Lori Langstaff; brothers Wayne Morton and Vern (Sally) Morton; grandchildren, Kyle, Kevin, Kendra Marie, Kristopher, Cameron. Step-grandchildren Michael, Joshua, Julia and Kyeverte; great-grandchildren, Colter, Amelia, Hayden and Sue.

Obituary: Stephen Brown

May 20, 1946 – October 19, 2021

A gathering to celebrate Steve Brown’s life will be October 30, 3-6pm.

West of Steamboat Springs, across the road from Sleepy Bear trailer park, follow the dirt road 1/2 a mile back to the log barn.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado.

Obituary: Gene Cook

July 8, 1922 – September 7, 2021

Charles Gene Cook, a long time resident of Steamboat Springs, passed away on September 7, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 on Saturday, November 13, at the First Baptist Church.

Obituary: Noah M. Lichnovsky

March 20, 1995 – October 14, 2021

Noah Minerva Lichnovsky was born March 20, 1995 and passed away on October 14, 2021 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are handled by the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Taylor Osborne

May 24, 1977 – October 15, 2021

Taylor Osborne, age 44, was killed in a tragic car accident at 4:30pm on Friday October 15, 2021. Taylor was driving on Hwy 125 from Walden,CO to Rand,CO where she was cooking at a hunting lodge,when her tires caught the edge of the road and caused her to lose control of her vehicle. Taylor passed away in the helicopter as medics attempted to transport her to Loveland,CO. It is believed that no drugs or alcohol were involved.
Taylor was a lover of all things outdoors,including camping,hiking,skiing and traveling the country. She was an artist and had an amazing talent for woodworking,starting her own woodburning business “It’s All Wood” whose name was inspired by her beloved friend Eric Becker. Taylor was an advocate for all people in need and philanthropy was at the core of her life. She also worked at several different places all around Steamboat,which added to her always growing group of friends. Taylor was known for her positive attitude and perseverance throughout her life with a hearing disability,her absolute authenticity,her contagious happiness,her boundless zest for life and adventure and of course,her kind and loving enormous hugs.
Taylor is survived by her greatest joy and the love of her life, her dog Asher, niece Natalie Diviney, brother Greg Sonntag, loving husband and best friend Chris (Oz) Osborne, step-son Julian Osborne, and the many, many dear friends throughout Colorado and beyond.
Please join us in remembering Taylor and celebrating her life Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 2pm at Yampa Valley Funeral Home, followed by a gathering at Sunpie’s Bistro.

Obituary: Ramona Beggs

March 12, 1962 – October 9, 2021

Ramona Lynette Beggs, 59, passed away suddenly in the early morning of Saturday October 9, 2021. She was the wife of Dan Beggs, and they shared 35 years of marriage together.
Born in Salina, KS, she was the daughter of Kay and Frank Brown. She worked at Steamboat Medical as a medical receptionist for 19 years until early 2020.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and taking care of her horses, cows, chickens, goat, dogs, and cats. She was an avid gardener and loved canning her harvest along with Palisade peaches in the late summer months. She will be remembered for her warm-hearted and loving spirit; making anyone feel at ease when she was around.
She is survived by her parents Kay and Frank Brown in Salina, KS, her husband, Dan, and her three children, Daniel (Theresa), Hannah (Tommy), and Marisa.
There will be a celebration of life in the early summer of 2022. As she wished, her ashes will be spread among the earth.
Memorial donations may be made to Colorado Horse Rescue; chr.org.
Arrangements by the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Joshua Cannon Jackson

September 27, 1993 – September 25, 2021

A memorial service for Joshua Cannon Jackson (grandson of Janice Johner), age 27, of Aurora, CO will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Resthaven Funeral Home in Fort Collins, CO with a viewing prior to service. Please view full obituary at www.resthavencolorado.com .

Obituary: Noah Lichnovsky

March 20, 1995 – October 14, 2021

Noah Minerva Lichnovsky has passed away. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Stonehocker and his uncle Joseph Lichnovsky. He is survived by his brother Cameron Lichnovsky. Calling all Bearzerkerz Facebook Stella Stonehocker.

Obituary: Anthony Delgado

March 20, 1973 – October 13, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:45 a.m., Anthony Jesus Delgado passed after he ultimately succumbed to his illness and our lord called him home. He was a great father, son, brother, and al loving husband. Anthony felt it was important to show his family the things that where important to him, like family, love and support. He thought his daughters Raven and Brittany to be self-sufficient and caring individuals in the community. He made such a large impact on our community from saving lives to helping out where needed. His family and friends will forever see him as a legend. Anthony was born in Denver, Colorado to Ruth Lujan or Grand Junction and Carmen Delgado, of Craig. Anthony grew up in Craig and was very passionate about his family, hunting and being at the cabin. He loved going shed hunting with his brother Mario Delgado and wife Sarah Delgado. When his children Raven Lou Delgado and Brittany Delgado were younger he took them all the time. Anthony has always been a hard worker, despite what was going on he always had a smile on his family. What a beautiful smile it was; always making people laugh with his charm. He would help anything who needed it. His heart never seemed to surprise me and anyone around him. Anthony is survived by his wife Sarah Delgado, his brother Mario Delgado and his daughters Raven Lou and Brittany (Troy) Beyette, grandson Caiden. Anthony is also survived by his step son Tracer Hayes, his mother Ruth and father Carman. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and step parents. The week of September 26th, 2021 Anthony fell ill and was hospitalized in Steamboat. He fought very hard from October 2nd-October 8th when he was finally flown to University of Colorado Hospital, where he later passed. His wife Sarah and daughter Raven were at his bedside. Anthony was a hunter and every year he would take whoever was ready to go. He knew the land and just where the animals would be. Anthony’s funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church. There will be refreshments following the service.

Obituary: Ardys I. Brookshire

January 29, 1925 – September 22, 2021

Ardys I. Brookshire of Steamboat Springs passed away on September 22 at the age of 96. Ardys was born in New Raymer, Colorado to Gladys and Delbert Bostock. Her family moved to Routt County in 1934. She was the oldest of three children, brother Dale Bostock, and sister Avis Harsh both since deceased.

Ardys had several jobs when she was young. She worked for Dr. Willett, the Shaw café, and Ben Franklin’s Department Store, but started her lifetime career with Mountain Bell phone company in Steamboat in 1947. She started by operating switchboards for crank phones, plugging in cords and connecting callers. She retired in 1977 after 30 years.

She married Don Brookshire in 1950 and together they enjoyed close friends, chariot racing, fishing, camping, and traveling. Ardys enjoyed being an election judge usually stationed at the Methodist Church; she could catch up with all folks that stopped by to vote. She looked forward to selling poppies up and down Lincoln Ave. each year to benefit the American Legion. Ardys also thoroughly enjoyed her flower gardens and loved to sew. Many friends and family have blankets that she crafted. She was also a member of the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary for well over 60 years.

She leaves two sons Jim (Sharon) Brookshire of LaPorte, Co.; Troy (Chris) Brookshire of Steamboat Springs, Co.; three grandchildren Hayley (Huntyr) and great grandson Breckyn of Delta, Co.; Wendy Brookshire (Marq Nichol) of Eaton, Co.; Donny Brookshire and great-granddaughter Savannah of Severance, Co.

A memorial for Ardys will be held Sunday October 17, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Steamboat Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs.