Local Obituaries

OW Loest, dies at 90

OW Loest, dead at 91, Aurora, Colorado

Mr. Loest was born to Otto and Jenny Loest on November 23, 1924 in King City, Missouri. He died at his home of over 50 years in Aurora, Colo. on Feb. 19, 2015.

Donald Lindemann

His passion for public policy and his strong belief in giving back to his local community drove his involvement in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Foundation, the Aurora Gators Swim Team, the Aurora Historical Society and Museum Foundation Board, Homestead City, AAUW, and the Lowry Redevelopment Authority – activities he continued until his death

Joel Pendergrass ,a 50 year resident of Aurora,  died surrounded by his family Feb. 11, 2015

Mr. Pendergrass was born June 10, 1925 to Hugh and Eula Pendergrass in Winder, Georgia. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1944 and served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and retired as CMSGT, USAF. Awards included the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service and Joint Services Commendation Medals.

Dorothy Trower

Dorothy Nadine Trower, of Aurora, Colorado, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She was 93.

Penny Rose Kram, 66

Penny Rose Kram of Park River, North Dakota, died Feb. 14, 2015 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. She was 66.

Once the family moved to Colorado, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains could not stop him from enjoying the outdoors. His fascination with the outdoors involved camping, fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding (almost competitively), and sitting in a perfect spot to ponder thoughts

AURORA | Aurora’s first black city council representative and longtime community activist Edna Mosley died Aug. 26. She was 89. Friends and peers considered Mosley a pioneer in many ways, blazing trails in women’s rights, racial equality and fighting against gang violence. Edna and her husband, John Mosley, a retired Tuskegee Airman, moved to Aurora […]

Sally Burgess, 80

Sally A. Burgess, 80, formerly of Aurora, died of cancer in Weidman, Mich. May 2, 2014. Donations may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  

Una Rae Riebling, 84

Una Rae Riebling, 84, of Cape Coral, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Born on May 31, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI; she spent her youth growing up in Crookston, MN having graduated from Crookston High School before marrying Patrick J. Scully, Sr. in 1948 who had just recently enlisted in the Air […]