New Roads in the Penrose Area!

Road crews with the Fremont County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) have initiated their busy summer schedule of paving and chip seal projects. Crews have spent the last two weeks applying new asphalt pavement to 3rd Street in Penrose.   3 inches of new asphalt was applied to 1.7 miles of 3rd Street. The project extended west from the Brush Hollow Reservoir turnoff on Colorado Highway 115.

Darrell Lindsey is retiring from the District Board after 40 years of service

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015 the Florence Fire Protection District will host a reception following the regular meeting of the Board.  Darrell Lindsey is retiring from the District Board after 40 years of service to the District.
He began in July 1975 when a Board seat was vacated and he was appointed for the two year unfinished term.  He ran for election to the District Board every four years since 1977 to maintain his dedication to the Florence Fire Protection District.
Mr. Lindsey will be replaced by Dale Carroll as secretary for the District Board.  Mr. Lindsey’s seat will be filled at a later date.
He served a secretary on the board since 1975 and has been involved in many changes to the District over the 40 years of service.  He was very happy to help attain a DOLA and Department of Agriculture grants for the amounts of $200,000.00 and $25,000.00 to purchase the current District Office when the City vacated the City Hall at Main and Maple.
He is proud of the volunteers, equipment and buildings that serve the District.  Station 1 Florence fire equipment is in the same building as the District Office.  Station 2 Penrose has their equipment in Penrose and Station 3 fire equipment is in Rockvale.
The regular meeting will begin at 7 PM and the reception will follow at the close of the meeting at 300 W Main Street in Florence, Colorado.  The reception is open to the public.

Marie Esther Ordelheide Carpenter

Marie Esther Ordelheide Carpenter of Canon City, Colorado died June 2, 2015 in Florence, Colorado. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Colorado Springs, CO, to Arthur and Mary Ordelheide on April 16, 1922. She was 93 years of age.
Her childhood was spent in Higginsville, MO, after the death of her father in November 1926. Her mother preceded her in death in June 1942 at Higginsville, MO. Also preceding her in death were two sisters: Gertrude A. Thaller and Charlotte A. Ordelheide. Mrs. Carpenter moved to Grand Junction, CO, in 1951 where she owned and operated a retail store for sixteen years. She was active in many community and civic organizations in Grand Junction: Chamber of Commerce, President of the Soroptimist International, member of the Business and Professional Women, active in Community Concert Association, member of Federated Music Clubs and The Western Colorado Center for the Arts.
In 1954 she was married to J. Bryce Carpenter at St. Christopher’s Mission to the Navaho by Fa. H. B. Liebler at Bluff, Utah. Mr. Carpenter preceded her in death September 1983 at the age of 96 in Canon City, CO. Mr. Carpenter was a retired J.C. Penney manager of Cape Girardeau, MO, and a graduate of the Professional Schools of the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Mrs. Carpenter received her B. Mu. Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1971. She and Mr. Carpenter moved to Canon City, CO in November of 1973 where she held a position with the United States Department of Health and Human Resources (Social Security) from which she retired in 1984.
She was a member and soloist of Pueblo Symphony Chorale for ten years under the direction of Gerhard Track, making several concert tours of Europe.
Mrs. Carpenter had a great love for gardening, classical music, literature, history, poetry and art, and was an avid reader and student, and also a water colorist and traveler.
She was president of the Fremont County Community Concert Association for 17 years and a member of the Board of Directors in Canon City until her death. Mrs. Carpenter organized and was a member of a Joseph Campbell Study Group; President of Friends of the Canon City Library, Inc., for three years promoting the continuing weekly “Book Reviews by Citizens” in the Daily Record. She was active in the Great Books Discussion Group and organized a Readers Group that continues. She was a performing member of the Canon City Music Club and an active member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a niece, Mary Arth of Blue Springs, MO; nephews Arthur (Connie, dec’d.) Thaller and David (Betty) Thaller of Higginsville, MO; and great-nieces and nephews. Also surviving are step-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren. She is survived by many friends of the communities in which she lived.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Canon City Music Club Scholarship Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Canon City, CO through the funeral home.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church in Canon City, CO, following cremation, with inurnment in the Chapel of Resurrection at the Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.wilsonfuneralhome.orgMarie

Tony (Moon) Joseph DiOrio

Tony (Moon) Joseph DiOrio, 91, passed away June 28, 2015 in Canon City, CO. He was born in Taranta Peligna, Italy on March 26, 1924 to Joseph and Antoinette (Madona) DiOrio. Tony was united in marriage to Rose Marie Fazzino on April 30, 1946 in Brookside, CO.
A veteran of WWII, Tony served in the U. S. Army as a member of the 544th Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment and was awarded the Bronze Star. After serving his country, he worked in Portland for Ideal Cement Company until his retirement as a supervisor. Tony enjoyed building furniture, and loved watching the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. DiOrio is survived by his wife Rose, of 69 years; his son, Tony (Christine) DiOrio; grandchildren, David (Marnie) Blanco, Lisa (Jason) Childers, Dominic (Amy) DiOrio, Adria (Ryan) Trentzsch, and Nathan (Mandy) DiOrio; five great grandchildren; and brother, Joe (Carol) DiOrio. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Blanco; his parents; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, CO. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.comDiorio pic

New Classes at the Fremont County Fair

It’s July and the Fremont County Fair is just around the corner.  Officially, July 25 – August 2, 2015.  There are several new classes in the Open Division this year.  Something for everyone!  The first is “Bling Your Frame.”  Pick up a 5” x 7” frame at the CSU Extension Office for only $5.  Bling it with your special style and return it to the Open Division of the fair.  Frames must be empty with the glass removed.  A work-together-fun-day will be held on Thursday, July 16 at the 4-H building.   Tables will be set up from 1:00 to 7:00 PM.  Bring a friend and come spend some time Blinging some Frames.  Cost is $7 which includes frame, decorations & craft items, and snacks.  The fun and frivolity are free!  Let us know you are planning to attend by calling 719-276-7390.
Another new class is ‘RRRR’, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose.  Show your environmentally thrifty side with this new class.  Keep something out of our landfill and give it a new home.  Classes are Wearable, Useful, Decorative or Other.  Let your imagination go!   Along those lines, why not enter the Feed Sack Follies in the Fashion Revue?  Craft a garment out of a feed sack and model it in the Fashion Revue.  Models may be the exhibitor or the person for whom it was made.
New classes in the Open Pantry Division are Gluten Free items.  Breads, cookies, pies and cakes are all possibilities.
Pick up a Fremont County Fair rule book at the CSU Extension Office, 615 Macon, Ste. LL10 in Canon City.  You might be inspired to enter and win!

Rose and Felix Taylor

Rose and Felix Taylor are delighting in the presence of the Lord following their passing on June 26, 2015. Felix was born on May 1, 1929 in San Francisco, CO to Anastacio and Beatrice (Mondragon) Taylor. Rose, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine (McCaw) McMullen was born on March 24, 1931 in Port Bradden, Ireland.
Felix was a veteran of the U. S. Army / Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He served with special forces; and retired after 20 years of service. Rose was a caregiver, she lived to help others.
Rose and Felix recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary, they were married on June 16, 1961. They loved spending time with each other and were never apart. When they weren’t helping people, they enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors of Rose and Felix include their children, Michael (Trish) Taylor, Michelle Taylor (James Krumm), and Kevin (Maria) Taylor; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jesse, Shayne, Darian, Monica, and Maxine; Rose’s brothers, James McMullen and Bill McMullen; Felix’s siblings, Martha Muilenburg, Marvene Mascotti, Toni Trujillo, Jose Taylor, and Bobby (Orlinda) Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. They were preceded by numerous precious family members and friends.
The Eulogy for Mr. & Mrs. Taylor begins at 12:45 p.m., and if you choose to attend the Rosary it will start at 12:15 p.m., followed by Memorial Mass, Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.
Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.comrose pic

Dora E. Brown

ora E. Brown, born March 24, 1918 to Emma Minder & William Wilson in Lamar Colorado passed away on June 22, 2015.  Dora was married on October 11, 1937 to William Oscar Brown.
They had 6 children, Mary Richards, Margaret Beck, Lloyd (Barbara) Brown, Norma (Fred) Cox, Charles (Juanita) Brown, Clyde Brown.
She was preceded in death by Benny Wallace, Ray Richards, Gary Beck, James and Candi Holzer, Oscar Brown, Clyde Brown, Marie Peacock, Max Wilson, and Rosella Cox.  Dora is survived by her 28 Grandchildren, 43 Great Grandchildren, and 22 Great Great Grandchildren.
Graveside service to be held at Fairmont Cemetery in Lamar Colorado on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00am.  Services entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.  Online Condolences at harwoodfunerals.comDora pic