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  • NAGEL,Tom - Services for Tom NAGEL are Friday

    By Gail Cameron-Britt

    Enterprise reporter

    A memorial service for Tom NAGEL of Gypsum, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday Sept. 10 at the First Lutheran Church of Gypsum, at the corner of Eagle and Second Streets. Pastor Jeff Hanson will officiate.

    NAGEL died at his home at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 6, just one day after his birthday. He was 35.

    Tom NAGEL graduated from Hoffman Estates High School of Illinois in 1984.

    A resident in the Eagle Valley for seven years, NAGEL also owned Bobcat Installations. He is remembered for his service to his country in the Army and the National Guard. NAGEL was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Eagle He was well-known as a community volunteer, and became a coach in little league baseball.

    His mother-in-law, Nancy FRIESEN, fondly recalls his endearing efforts as a father to his two children, and as a husband, to wife, Tammy.

    "He was a loving and caring father, and husband. He was also so good with people. A lot of people liked him. He was a wonderful son-in-law," said FRIESEN.

    Tom NAGEL is survived by his wife, Tammy NAGEL, and his two children, Amanda and Weston, of Gypsum; his mother, Thyra NAGEL of North Dakota; brother Jeff NAGEL of Eagle; sister Debbie CAMPANNA of Florida; sister, Connie SCHOLTUS of Illinois; brother Dave NAGEL of Illinois; grandmother, Paula JAKOBSEN of North Dakota; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Nancy FRIESEN of Gypsum; and brothers-in-law Terry, Joshua and Jeremiah.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial educational fund has been established for the NAGEL children at Alpine Bank of Eagle.

    Following the Friday afternoon service, a meal will be shared by the friends and family of Tom NAGEL at the Masonic Hall Lodge, Third and Capitol in Eagle.

    (Eagle Valley Enterprise, 9 September 1999)



      County Undertaker GRAHAM, upon examination of the body of Michael NEE, who died alone near Wolcott last week, refused to make the burial without an inquest by the coroner. Previously, Coroner W. H. FARNUM had taken charge of the body and had investigated the circumstances and decided that death was due to exposure and that an inquest was unnecessary. Undertaker GRAHAM maintained that there was evidence of foul play in a wound upon the back of the head and in suspicious marks upon the throat.

      Hence on Saturday Coroner W. H. FARNUM went to Wolcott accompanied by Sheriff Frank FARNUM and proceeded to hold an inquest. James O'BRIEN, section foreman, John BOND, who found NEE helpless by the railroad track, and James DUFFY, the trackwalker in whose cabin NEE died, were summoned as witnesses and testified. Dr. J. L. GREENE performed an autopsy which showed that the would upon the head was insignificant, the scalp not being completely cut through and there being no injury to the skull.

      Anthony GORMAN, William ELLIS, A. T. SHELDON, J. C. HAWLEY, A. W. BURNISON, and W. D. THAYER composed the jury. The jury's verdict was that Michael NEE came to his death by exposure.

      Citizens of Wolcott then buried the remains near that place.(1 Jan 1903, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • NEIL, Grace H. - Funeral services for Grace Helena HEIL will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle with the Rev. Bill FLANNERY officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Gypsum.

      Mrs. NEIL, a resident of the E. Dene Moore Memorial Home in Rifle, died there Saturday. She was 94.

      Mrs. NEIL, a homemaker, had taught school in the Burns area rural schools and at Hot Sulphur Springs.

      She was born Jan 31, 1893, at Ridgeway, MO, to Ralph and Belle Sellers McGLOCHLIN. At the age of 5, she moved with her family to Wolcott. In 1899, they moved to a homestead 10 miles north of Wolcott. Her mother died in January 1905.

      She attended schools at Gypsum, Wolcott and for a short time in Greeley, where she obtained her teaching certificate.

      She married Clark Lemley GATES Jan 31, 1914, at Wolcott. The lived in Burns where he ranched until his death in December 1934.

      She continued to operate the ranch with the aid of hired help.

      She married Charles Fremont NEIL Jan 20, 1940, at Moab Utah. They ranched in Burns until their retirement in 1947. In 1971, the couple moved to Grand Junction. Mr. NEIL died in January 1982 at Grand Junction. In December of 1984, Mrs. NEIL moved to Rifle.

      She was a member of the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church in Rifle.

      Survivors include two daughters, Eva ZASTROW of Rifle and Martha GODBOLD of Tonto Basin, Ariz.; a stepson, Wayne NEIL of Denver; a stepdaughter, Hazel GEORGE of Santa Monica, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Emma Mae NEIL of Glenwood Springs; two sisters, Gertrude SCHWARTZ of Denver and Mabel BROOKS of Grand Junction; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Two sister, Pearl BANTA and Jessie BEAVERS; and three step-sons, Norval, Gene and Clifford NEIL, are deceased.

      Memorial contributions may be made to the E. Dene Moore Memorial Home or the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, both in Rifle.

      Sowder Funeral Home in Rifle is in charge of arrangements.

    • NELSON, Beata Sophia GUSTAFSON - The death of Mrs. Peter Nelson of Minturn last week, took one of the few really old pioneers of Eagle county. For more than fifty years she had been a resident of the county, coming here with her husband before the Indian trails across the county had hardly got cold.

      She was a fine lady, of sturdy stock, of the kind that made the present civilization of this formerly wild country possible. A good citizen and neighbor, she had a great many friends who will regret her passing.

      Mrs. Nelson was past eighty-two years of age, and it is regrettable that the last months of her life were spent on a bed of pain.

      Beata Sophia Gustafson Nelson was born in Togarp Vinberg, Sweden, August 16, 1856, and died June 6, 1939, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 21 days. She was married to Peter Nelson April 23, 1880, who preceded her in death ten years ago. With her husband she migrated to America shortly after their marriage, landing in Brewster, NY, and then moved to Georgetown, CO where Mr. Nelson engaged in the timber business. In 1885, they moved to the Eagle river valley, taking up a homestead near Minturn, CO, which after many years of improvements, was her home up to the time of her death.

      She leaves to mourn her passing six children, Mrs. Jennie TUCKER, Denver, CO; Mrs. Hilman GUSTAFSON, Avon, CO; Mrs. Anna E. GUIRE, Minturn, CO; Oscar NELSON, Edwards, CO; and Elmer and Albert of the home; eight grand children and seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Oliva NELSON of Oak Creek, CO; two living in Sweden.

      Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon with Rev. James McINNES reading the service. Interment was in River View cemetery at Minturn.

      The quartet consisting of Mr. and Mrs. James COLLINS, Mrs. Helen JOXEN, and Mr. Howard BAYER, assisted by Mrs. Bayer at the piano, sang: "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

      The pall bearers were Jerry MAHONEY, Billie McBREEN. Chris HICK, and Emmett NOTTINGHAM, Hugh YOUNG.

    • NELSON, Ben - Ben NELSON Passed Away Suddenly Sunday Morning At Breakfast Table--Fifty-one Years A Resident Of Colorado.

      Minturn, Colo., July 15. The community was suddenly shocked Sunday morning by the death of Mr. Ben Nelson, who passed away very suddenly of heart trouble about 7 o'clock while at the breakfast table at his ranch home near Minturn. Mr. Nelson had not been in the best of health for some time, but was able to be about his affairs all the time and his condition was not considered serious.

      Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Minturn, and were conducted by Reverend Mr. PIPER. A mixed quartet composed of Mesdames PANCOAST and COX and BAYER and CLARK rendered two vocal numbers and Mrs. PANCOAST sang a solo, "No Night There." Pall bearers were H. W. LUBY, D. BRADLEY, Howard PHILLIPS, O. W. DAGGETT, O. J. TIPTON, and Jerry MAHONEY, nearly all men whom Mr. NELSON had known all of the many years he has been a resident of Eagle county.

      The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

      Ben NELSON was born at Falkenburg, Sweden, December 16, 1862, and died at his home at Minturn, Colo., July 12, 1931, at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 26 days. He came to the United States in 1880. He was engaged in the timber business for five years at Georgetown, Colo. From Georgetown he came to Minturn and soon settled on the ranch which he had developed into one of the best farms in Eagle county. In 1884 he returned to Sweden and a year later returned with a cousin and Miss Agusta SWANSON. They came direct to Eagle county and he and Miss SWANSON were married at Red Cliff. Mr. NELSON devoted most of his farming operations to the raising of that product ad was most successful.

      He is survived by his widow and four children--two sons, Sigfred and Arthur; and two daughters--Mrs. Harriett WHITMORE and Mrs. Ester DAKIN, living in Honolulu; and three granddaughters. Also two brothers, Swen NELSON of Sweden, and Elot NELSON of Oak Creek, Colo., and a number of uncles and nephews.[17 July 1931, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Carrie - Carrie NELSON was born near Arvika, Sweden, October 15, 1857; came to America in 1877, and to Eagle county, Colorado, in 1878, being among the earliest pioneers of the county. She was united in marriage to Nels ERICKSON at Red Cliff, Colo., in 1881. She departed this life November 28, 1919, at the home of her son Carl ERICKSON, on Brush creek, her husband having preceded her in death. Three children survive to mourn her departure; two sons, Herman and Carl, of near Eagle, and Mrs. Ole OLESON of Gypsum valley. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith, and remained a devout follower of the Savior until her death.

      Funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran church at Gypsum Sunday afternoon by Rev. L. G. HONNOLD. The body was laid to rest in the Gypsum cemetery.[5 Dec. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Charles A. - Charles A. NELSON, aged 59 years, died at the railroad hospital at McCoy on Saturday, October 12, 1907.

      The day before Mr. NELSON was in his usual health and while at his ranch undertook to ride a young horse which he owned. The mare had been ridden by younger and more active men, and while not vicious, was considered unsafe for Mr. NELSON by his friends. He undertook to ride the animal against their advice and protest. He was thrown and badly hurt, some of his ribs being broken and the lunge pierced.

      The accident occurred about 8 o'clock in the morning and was witnessed by a young Dane, a friend of Mr. NELSON's D. O. BAILEY, a neighbor and friend of Mr. NELSON's of many years standing, was not notified of the accident until several hours later, nothing whatever being done for the injured man meantime. When Mr. BAILEY learned of the accident he hastened to remove the man to the hospital at McCoy, but from the first, although the railroad surgeons did everything possible to relieve him, his condition was hopeless.

      Charles A. NELSON was a native of Sweden and came to this country when a young man. He first settled in Michigan, where he resided a number of years. Sixteen years ago he located in this county and has resided here ever since. Up to ten years ago he followed mining and was well known about Red Cliff and Holy Cross. Ten years ago, in company with D. O. BAILEY, he engaged in ranching near McCoy. The property was later divided and the latter held his share separate as well as some livestock at the time of his death. Two sons, one in Michigan and one whose whereabouts are not known, survive him.

      On Monday the remains accompanied by deceased's best friends, Mr. and Mrs. D. O. BAILEY, were brought to Red Cliff by train. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the Congregational church. Rev. L. D. JARRARD delivering the address. The interment was at Greenwood cemetery.(17 Oct 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • NELSON, Frances Maloit - Frances Maloit NELSON, formerly Francis MALOIT, died Feb. 1 in Morristown, Tenn. She was 68.

      Born Sept. 17, 1925 to Frank and Pearl MALOIT, Mrs. NELSON had strong ties to Eagle County. Her father, Frank, worked in various managerial capacities for the Eagle mine on Gilman for more than 40 years. Frances married Jack NELSON, a metallurgist for the New Jersey Zinc Co., in Gilman, and the couple had three children.

      Following retirement, the NELSONS settled in Morristown, and for the past four years spent their summers in Vail while Mr. NELSON worked as a consultant for the Gilman Mine cleanup project.

      A memorial will be established for Mrs. NELSON at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail.

      Survivors include: children Bruce, Terryann TERNES, and Lind; brother Robert MALOIT of Hazelhurst, Ga.; sister Jean BISSCHOFF of Yakima, Wash., and four children.

      Memorial contributions may be sent to Betty Ford Vail Alpine Gardens, 181 Gore Creek Dr., Vail, CO 81657. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 2/11/93)

    • NELSON, Frank Eddie - The death of Frank NELSON at his home in Minturn last Friday came as a great shock to his many friends in the valley. He was stricken with pneumonia Sunday evening, after a visit to Eagle when he appeared to be in the best of health, and the dread disease took its toll suddenly. He had recently been employed as an automobile salesman for the A. B. KOONCE Chevrolet Company of Eagle in the Minturn and Battle Mountain section, and had a wide acquaintance throughout the Eagle river valley and on the Frying Pan river where he was born and grew to manhood.

      Frank Eddie NELSON was born on the Frying Pan, in Pitkin county, Colorado, on July 7, 1905. Died at his home in Minturn, Colo., after an illness of five days on May 15, 1936, at the age of 30 years, 10 months and 8 days.

      Frank received his educational training in the rural schools of Pitkin county, and lived on the home ranch on the Frying Pan until in 1926, when he moved to Minturn, where he has since resided, having engaged in farming and mining during his residence in Minturn, until the past year, when he engaged in the automobile business.

      In 1933 he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Mary ANDERSON of Minturn, in the city of Leadville. To this union was born one son, Geary, who made the home complete with his prattle and love and care.

      His untimely and unexpected departure from this life leaves to mourn his death his wife and son of the home in Minturn. His father, Swan NELSON of Eagle, Colo., his mother, Mrs. Lydia NEWKIRK, of Ruedi, Colo.; three brothers, Earl and Leon NELSON of Ruedi, and Albert NELSON of Cimmaron, Colo.; one half brother, Fred JAKEMAN, of Minturn, and two half sisters, Mrs. Blanche ELMONT and Mrs. Maude ELMONT of Basalt, Colo.; besides many other relatives and a host of friends. We can truthfully say in the words written by Phillip Bailey:

      "We live in deeds, not in years; in thoughts, not in breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial. We would count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels noblest, acts best."

      And so our Frank lives in our lives today in the thoughts and feelings of the years he spent with us, and we with him.

      Funeral services were held in Minturn Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, and burial made in Riverside cemetery at Minturn. Rev. T. B. McDIVITT of Eagle delivered the funeral discourse, and the services were in charge f the MEYER Mortuary of Red Cliff.[22 May 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Fredricka Augusta (Mrs. B. A.) - Fredricka Augusta LARSEN was born in Sweden September 2, 1892. She came to America when seventeen years old and two years later was married to Mr. B. A. NELSON, March 3, 1911, in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. NELSON lived in Springfield, Mo., six years, in Colbert, Wash., ten years, the family moving to Glenwood Springs in the fall of 1929, then to Eagle the following summer. A year and a half ago they moved to Rifle.

      To Mr. and Mrs. NELSON were born three children, Verna, Victor and Ruth, all of whom were with their mother at the time of her death. Although she had been ill for nearly two months her death came as a great shock to her family and friends. She was a woman greatly devoted to her family, yet always willing and ready to lend a helping hand to friend or neighbor. Mrs. NELSON died January 12, 1936, leaving to mourn her going, the husband and three children.

      Mrs. NELSON was buried in Glenwood Springs, funeral services being held from the Burdge funeral home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. T. B. McDIVITT of Eagle. During the services Mrs. R. R. CRIE of Eagle sang two solos, "Beautiful Garden of Prayer," and "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. A. CHRISTENSEN.

      Mrs. NELSON had a host of warm friends in Eagle and many of them went to Glenwood Tuesday to attend the funeral and assist in the farewell rites to a beloved friend.[17 Jan. 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Gary - Death of 2-Year-Old Child.

      Little Gary NELSON, the two-year-old son of Mrs. Frank NELSON, died at the hospital in Gilman, Colo., Sunday of pneumonia. The mother was left a widow only six weeks, when the child's father died, also of pneumonia, and this second sudden death is a hard blow to her.

      Norman Gary NELSON was born in Minturn, Colo., April 12, 1934, and died in the Gilman hospital July 5, 1936 at the age of 2 years, 2 months and 23 days.

      He leaves to mourn his going his mother, Mrs. Mary NELSON, a grand-father, Swan NELSON, a grandmother, Mrs. NEWKIRK, four uncles and two aunts.

      Funeral services for Gary were held from the Presbyterian church in Minturn Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. B. McDIVITT of Eagle conducting the services.[10 July 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Nels - Last Friday morning at 4:50 o'clock the Angel of Death, appearing at his bedside and beckoning to the soul of our dear friend, Nels NELSON, said "Come with me."

      Mr. NELSON was born in Quebec, Canada, but has been a resident of Eagle county for many years. He owned a general store and was postmaster at Edwards, Colo., for twelve years. Later he was joint manager of two mining properties on Lake creek, this county, which position he held at the time of his death.

      On December 6, 1926, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Josephine ROOT of Glenwood Springs. In 1930 he purchased a home in Basalt, where he has since resided. Last sprig he was elected to a seat in the town council, receiving the highest number of votes of any member.

      Funeral services were held from the family residence Sunday at 2 p. m. Pall bearers were: Councilmen A. H. ADAMS, H. H. HUBBARD and Enoch OLSON; Mayor A. V. HOTZ, Percy RAY, and Frank WAITE. Services were conducted by Rev. P. J. MCSWEENEY of Aspen. Interment was held in the Basalt cemetery. During the services Mrs. Alma HARRIS sang "Lead Kindly Light," and "In The Garden."

      The large floral offerings bore silent evidence of the love and respect with which the deceased was held.

      He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and four step-children--Mari ROOT of Basalt; Hazel ROOT of Denver; Daniel ROOT of Spreckles, Calif.; and Frank ROOT of Rapid City, S. D.

      In the passing of Mr. NELSON, Basalt and the entire community has lost a citizen whom it will be hard to replace. His death is keenly felt by men, women and children alike.

      Mr. NELSON was a man of noble character and high ideals. He did not preach his religion and philosophy of life--he lived them. In his early life he was taught to be kind, gentle, and above all just. Thus, he lived daily.--Contributed.[17 Feb. 1933, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Nels - Nels ALUM, Alias NELSON, Ends life in Mesa Co. Jail Saturday Night. Prisoner Commits Suicide by Carbolic Route.

      Living quietly in Eagle county, leading an exemplary life and liked by his new acquaintances, Nels NELSON, alias Nels ALUM, successfully eluded the officers of San Miguel county, this state, for nearly two years while the entire country was being scoured to locate and arrest him on a charge of forgery, and when finally apprehended, ended his life with a dose of carbolic acid.

      ALUM came to Eagle county over a year ago and secured a job on a ranch on Deep creek, giving his name as NELSON. Later he worked on other ranches, being a steady worker and well liked by his employers and the acquaintances he formed. This spring and summer he has been working for Alfred HENDRICKSON in Gypsum valley, at whose ranch he was arrested one day last week by Sheriff WILSON on advice from the officers of San Miguel county at Telluride.

      Mr. WILSON held the prisoner for several days pending the arrival of the San Miguel sheriff, and, despite the fact that he was positively identified by four persons who claimed to have been neighbors to ALUM in Telluride for a number of years, the latter emphatically denied that he was the man wanted and insisted that the sheriff was making a great mistake. His employers and neighbors here were inclined to believe his story. Last Saturday morning Under Sheriff REESE of Telluride arrived in a car and started home with his prisoner. He stopped over, in Grand Junction that night, putting ALUM in the Mesa county jail for safe keeping until morning. But when his cell was opened Sunday morning the prisoner was found to be dead, an empty carbolic acid bottle lying beside his body. He had evidently had the acid secreted about his person, and during the night decided that he was a close to prison walls as he cared to be rather than serve the term that stared him in the face, ended his life.[21 July 1922, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NELSON, Nettie Y. - Mrs. Jens NELSON, of Minturn, wife of a Denver & Rio Grande fireman, died at her home in that town last Thursday of anemia.

      The funeral was held at the residence last Saturday, Rev. A. E. MARTIN conducting the services. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery at Red Cliff. Deceased was a member of Holy Cross Circle No. 135, Women of Woodcraft, and her husband is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Members of both these orders and friends to the number of over forty accompanied the remains to Red Cliff. At the station the funeral party was met by Kinnikinick Circle No. 453, Women of Woodcraft and other friends of Red Cliff, who accompanied the remains to their last resting place.

      Mrs. NELSON, nee Nettie SHELTON, formerly resided at Ouray, where most of her life was spent. She was but 21 years of age, and leaves besides her deeply bereaved husband, three infant children, her mother and sister.(19 May 1904, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • NELSON, Peter - Death of Peter Nelson. More Than Forty Years A Resident and Progressive Citizen of Eagle County--Death Came Last Sunday.

      The death of Peter NELSON at his home near Minturn Sunday, April 7, 1929, is regretted by all citizens of Eagle county. Mr. NELSON had been a resident of the Eagle river valley since 1885, and during those years had been one of the leading cattleman of the western slope, his herds of cattle having grazed on the range of the upper river valley for three score years or more. He was stricken only a few weeks ago in New Mexico, while he and his wife were on a winter vacation in the south and lived but a short time after being removed to his home.

      Peter NELSON was born near Falkenberg, Sweden, June 12, 1854, died April 7, 1929, aged 74 years, 9 months and 25 days. He came to the United States in 1876, and after being engaged in coal mining in New York for a time he returned to Sweden.

      In 1880 he was united in marriage to Sofia GUSTAFSON and returned to the United States with his bride. He settled in Georgetown, Colo., where he engaged in the timber business for 5 years, coming to Minturn in 1885, where he has since lived.

      Mr. NELSON is survived by his widow; six children, three sons, Elmer, Oscar and Albert; three daughters, Mrs. Jennie TUCKER, Mrs. Hilma GUSTAFSON, Mrs. Anna GUIRE; also three brothers, Swen NELSON, Falkenberg, Sweden; Ben NELSON, Minturn, Colo.; Elof NELSON, Oak Creek, Colo.[12 April 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NEMEC, Mathias Antone - The funeral of Mike NEMEC as he was familiarly known to all and who died in the hospital at Glenwood Springs Wednesday, August 3rd was held at Minturn last Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Minturn Aerie No. 1627, Fraternal Order of Eagles of which lodge he was a charter member. Mr. NEMEC was born in Moravia, Austria, January 16, 1874. He emigrated to America in 1871, and enlisted in the regular army in 1873 serving five years. He came to Colorado in 1874, being here for about two years, returned east for three years and afterward coming again to this state in 1879 where he has since remained. Mr. NEMEC has followed the profession of prospector and miner and has for the past twenty two years made Minturn his home. He was a man who had a host of friends in Eagle County. He was a life of usefulness and of good fellowship toward his fellow man. He leaves two sisters in the east and a nephew Antone MIKIZEK of Minturn. In the passing away of this man Eagle County looses one of its oldest citizens and one who helped to make this district.[11 Aug. 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]

    • NESTER, Mrs. M. C. - Former Citizen of Eagle Passes Away At Her Home in New Castle Saturday-Eagle People Attend Funeral.

      Word was received in Eagle Sunday morning of the death at her home in New Castle of Mrs. M. C. NESTER.

      The deceased lady and her family were highly respected citizens of Eagle for a number of years, moving from here to New Castle ten or twelve years ago.

      Mrs. NESTER was a member of the Eastern Star lodge of Eagle, and members of the order went from here to New Castle Tuesday to conduct the funeral services, the burial taking place at New Castle that day. There were also a number of the Glenwood Springs Eastern Star members present to assist in the obsequies.[16 March 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NEWANS, Henry - Henry NEWANS, aged 61 years, died suddenly at Gilman, on Saturday, April 4th, 1908.

      Mr. NEWANS had been slightly ill for about a week prior to his death, but the end came suddenly and quite unlooked for. Saturday evening he went from his cabin to M. DEEGAN's hotel for a pail of water. It was noticed that he appeared to be very weak and in apparent distress. Charles HAGGE, who happened to meet him, relieved him of the pail of water and was accompanying him to his cabin, when Mr. NEWANS, with an exclamation, apparently fainted. Other men came to Mr. BAGGE's assistance, but the man died before he could be gotten to the house. Death was apparently caused by heart failure.

      Henry NEWANS was a veteran of the Civil war, having been a member of Co. E., Eleventh Iowa Infantry, in which state he was born. In 1890 he located at Gilman and has resided there ever since. A wife, four daughters and two sons survive him. His son, Cliff, was the only member of the family present. The others are scattered and the deceased and his wife separated several years ago. Mr. NEWANS was well known in the upper end of the county and for years had followed mining. The funeral occurred at the opera house at Red Cliff on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended by friends and fellow miners of the deceased. Minturn Aerie No. 1627, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which deceased was a member, had charge of the funeral. Rev L. D. JARRARD delivering a very appropriate sermon. Comrade W. H. GASKILL read a short biographical sketch of the deceased's army record. Mr. NEWANS served over three years in the Union army, much of that time during some of the most severe campaigns of the war. Under GRANT and THOMAS he passed through the most desperate battles of the war when for long periods at a time the men never left the trenches. While in the trenches before Vicksburg, Mr. NEWANS, who was a boy only eighteen years of age when he first enlisted, re-enlisted as a veteran, without for a moment leaving the service. Some of his army service was under LOGAN, and he was with SHERMAN in the famous march to the sea. His record was that of a brave, diligent and faithful soldier.(9 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

    • NEWELL, C. H. - C. H. NEWELL died at his home in Wolcott on Tuesday, May 14th, after a protracted illness of about six months. Little hopes at nay time were entertained for his recovery.

      Deceased had been a resident of Wolcott for a number of years, having until lately owned and conducted the Wolcott hotel and saloon adjoining.

      The funeral was held from the late residence. Interment was made in the Edwards cemetery.(30 May 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

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    • NIMON, William Loyde - William Loyde NIMON died at the Red Cross hospital in Eagle last Tuesday evening, of pneumonia following influenza, after having been ill for ten days.

      In the death of Will Nimon the community has lost one of the most promising of the younger ranchers of the valley. That death should claim such a young man as he, just in the start of life, successful in his business, of value to the community, is one of the sad and understandable things of the ways of the Almighty. He was born in Leadville, Colorado, October 15, 1892, being 26 years, 4 months, and 9 days old at the time of his death.

      His early years were spent in Leadville, but for many years he made his home with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse SHERMAN, on the ranch near Eagle. He was married to Miss Ruth NOGAL, September 24, 1916, since when he has lived o his own ranch east of Eagle. He is survived by his wife and two children. At the time of his death his wife was also sick with the Spanish influenza, occupying an adjoining ward to her husband in the same hospital.

      Besides his wife and children, he leaves three brothers, George NIMON, of Eagle; Wesley NIMON, of Leadville; and James NIMON, with the A. E. F. in France; His grandmother, Mrs. Catherine MILLER , of Leadville; and four aunts, two of whom, Mrs. SHERMAN and Mrs. McCAIN, live here.

      Will NIMON grew to manhood in this neighborhood, and was one of the popular and foremost boys and young men of the community. He was quite an athlete in his earlier days, and as a pitcher on the local ball team gained a reputation all over the Western Slope, and his services in that capacity were in demand from many teams away from home. But athletics were merely a pastime for him, and he chose the steadier ways of life as he came into full manhood, and that he was owner of a good Eagle Valley ranch at his death testifies to his steadiness of character and his ability as a business man.

      The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, the body being followed to its last resting place in the Eagle cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends of the deceased. No indoor services were held, but in the absence of Rev. Mr. COOK, Mrs. COOK conducted a short service at the graveside. A mixed quartet sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Rock of Ages".[28 Feb. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NIMS, Edward B. - Edward B. NIMS, aged 29 years, died on August 19 at Bowling Green, Ohio, after a lingering illness of several months.

      The deceased was a brother of the editor of this paper and will be remembered by many friends as having spent the summer in Red Cliff a year ago. It is therefore with extreme sadness that these lines are penned. Our deceased brother was unmarried, but leaves a father, five brothers and two sisters to mourn his death. The death of Edward is the first among a family of eight children, all grown to manhood and womanhood.

      Something over two years ago he passed through a sever illness of typhoid fever from which he never fully recovered. Upon returning to Ohio from Colorado last fall his health failed steadily, taking somewhat the form of consumption and general weakness from which he was unable to rally.(21 Aug 1902, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

    • NISJA Children - Three Children Burn. A horrible tragedy occurred at Gilman Wednesday morning in which three little children were burned to death. Mrs. Ruth NISJA had gone to the post office for the mail and when she returned she found her house on fire, in which were the three little children. For some reason she was unable to get into the house to rescue the little ones. The children were aged 8 months, two years and three and one-half years. In trying to get into the house the mother cut herself severely and was taken to the Salida hospital. Mrs. NISJA was formerly Miss Ruth GOODSON and about five years ago taught in the Eagle school. We were unable to get further particulars of the tragedy.[28 Aug. 1914, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]
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    • NOECKER, W. E. - A large circle of friends in Eagle county were shocked and grieved to learn last week of the death of W. E. NOECKER, which occurred on Thursday, January 18th, at Fort Wayne, Indiana. For some time Mr. NOECKER has been in poor health in fact he never fully recovered his strength from an attack of typhoid fever about two years ago. The latter part of December he left on a visit to his old home at Fort Wayne, in the hope that a change and rest would be beneficial. But from the time of his arrival in the east until his death he gradually failed.

      "Ed" NOECKER, as he was familiarly known, came to Eagle county when a boy about twenty years ago. By industry and strict sobriety he had accumulated a competence and at the time of his death was recognized as one of the substantial citizens of the valley. He was an exemplary young man for whom the community had great respect, and who held the confidence of all a2cquaintances.

      Mr. MOECKER was a member of and a prominent worker in Eagle Camp No. 375, Woodmen of the World, having held the highest office in that organization as well as minor ones. The deceased's aged father left for Fort Wayne last Friday, not being present at the time of his son's death.(25 Jan 1906, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • NOGAL, Grace Harris - It was a sorrowing community which gathered at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon to pay its last respects to one of its most beloved women, Mrs. Grace HARRIS NOGAL. The church was crowded to overflowing with sorrowing friends of the deceased and the funeral bier and alter were banked high with beautiful flowers, in touching memory of the departed loved one.

      Rev. C. R. STOCKINGER read the following brief obituary, and then delivered a most touching discourse:

      On February 24, 1898, while residing in Colorado Springs, a baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jos. HARRIS and though this was their third child and daughter, so great is parental love that instantly the little one found abundant room in their hearts. They gave the baby girl the beautiful and suggestive name, Grace.

      Two years later the HARRIS family moved to Eagle county, locating at Gypsum. When Grace was five years old, they came to Eagle and here they have lived ever since. Grace received her education in the Eagle public schools, where she was an industrious and an alert student. After graduating she held responsible positions in the community, including telephone operator and assistant in the post office.

      During the pastorate of the Rev. Mr. BONNELL, together with a sister and other girlhood friends, Grace was given a Christian baptism in the Eagle Methodist church. It is inspiring to think how the beautiful name given her as a baby was thus sealed to her in this sacred sacrament of our Christian faith.

      Arriving at young womanhood, Miss Grace gave her heart to one of the splendid young men of the community, and on January 15, 1922, she became the wife of Mr. Ernest NOGAL. The young couple made their home with her parents. And so it happens that of the four HARRIS girls Grace alone has lived constantly with her father and mother. No doubt this fact increases their present grief and renders their sorrow more poignant and terrible.

      On Saturday, Oct. 11, while at work in the telephone exchange, Mrs. NOGAL suddenly became very ill. She was taken t once to a hospital in Glenwood Springs[rings. Two major operations were performed in a vain attempt to save her life. Death was inevitable. She passed away Saturday morning, just one week from the day she became sic.

      Those whom Grace has left behind are: Her husband, her father and mother, three sisters, Elizabeth of Los Angeles, Luella of Quincy, Calif., and Hazel, who, although residing away, still calls Eagle her home. Besides these immediate relatives their are many others who share their loss with them.

      A male quartet consisting of Jos. D. ALLEN, H. D. HUDSON, H. K. BROOKS and E. E. LEA, sang two songs at the church service, while Mrs. BERGER rendered a most touching and beautiful vocal solo. Pall bearers were Herman STEIN, Ralph BELDING, Jos. RULE, Chas. BYERS, Gene K. LUBY, and Lee BERGMAN, schoolmates or close friends of her later years.

      Following the church service the body was interned in the cemetery at Eagle, where a great number of truly sorrowing friends witnessed the placing of the remains in their last earthly resting place.[24 Oct. 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NOGAL, Noral Belle - Mrs. Noral Belle NOGAL, widow of William NOGAL, a brother of Chas. NOGAL of Eagle and who died about a year ago in Glenwood Springs, died one day last week at a hospital in Grand Junction after a short illness of typhoid fever. The deceased was fifty years old and is survived by an adopted son, Otto William, of Grand Junction. She and her husband were residents of Eagle many years ago, and many former friends here will learn of her death with regret. The body was shipped to Glenwood Springs and laid to rest beside that of her husband.[20 Oct. 1922, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NOGAL, Rosetta Metheney - Early Monday morning, October 28, 1940, while peacefully sleeping, Rosetta Metheney NOGAL passed away at the family home in Eagle, Colo.

      No one was more loved, respected and honored than Rose NOGAL, who came to Eagle county as a young woman with her husband, arriving here on March 23, 1885, and homesteading the ranch still owned by her pioneer husband, Charles NOGAL. From the time of the arrival of these early pioneers, hardly a month passed that Rose NOGAL was not called upon to aid some lonely bachelor, or tenderfoot family who became ill or needed help that she so well knew how to administer treating these unfortunates as though they were members of her household. There are, and were many who could say they owe their lives to her nursing and care at a time when the small community had no trained nurses or a doctor within calling distance.

      Rosetta METHENEY was born at Lincoln Center, Polk county, Wisconsin, in 1862 and was married to Charles NOGAL January 1, 1880, at Cedar Vale, Kan., and five years later came to Eagle county, Colorado. It was hard pioneering in the eighties and early nineties but Rose NOGAL loved it and she and her family developed a ranch and cattle business, a store, hotel and finally their lovely home.

      Mrs. NOGAL leaves surviving; her husband, Charles NOGAL; three children Edgar NOGAL, Ruth Pauline HOWLAND and Arthur Ernest NOGAL; three grandchildren, Mary Ruth PRATT, Elva Jean NIMON, Betty Rose HOWLAND, and a brother; Ab METHENEY, of Fall creek Ore., and a sister, Mrs. L.E. PARMENTER, of Cabool, Mo.

      NOGAL, Rosetta - One of the oldest citizens, in point of residence, of Eagle passed away Sunday night when Mrs. Rosetta NO0GAL, wife of Charles F. NOGAL died at her home in Eagle.

      Mrs. NOGAL came to Eagle county with her husband shortly after they were married in Kansas, sixty years ago, and has been a resident of the county ever since that time.

      The deceased was one of the most beloved women of the community , and during her active years, until ill health overtook her, was ever associated with all activities for the advancement of the community. for several years she had suffered poor health, a number of times death being very near, but each time she would rally and again gain fair health. Only this week she made a trip to Minturn, and was feeling unusually well. During the night Sunday she suddenly passed away, with no warning of approaching death, her heat finally refusing to longer serve her indomitable spirit.

      Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Eagle Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. F. W. CASSELMAN reading the discourse. Burial was made in Valley View cemetery at Eagle. A large congregation of friends and old neighbors attended the service and followed the body to the cemetery and sorrowfully witnessed it laid to its last resting place.

      The obituary of Mrs. NOGAL will appear in next week's Enterprise, as it was impossible for us to secure the data for it from the family this week.

    • NORGAARD, Anna Helena - Anna Helena SCHMIDT was born in Osterlendidt, Denmark, January 21, 1847, died Thursday, January 28, 1937, at the home of her son, Carl, on Lake creek, near Edwards, Colo., having attained the ripe old age of 90 years and 7 days. A little more than two years ago, she fell and fractured her hip and since that time her health has gradually failed until the final summons came, calling to her reward another from the fast vanishing ranks of valiant pioneer women , who worked shoulder to shoulder with their men.

      Born in Denmark, baptized and confirmed to the Lutheran church, in her native land, she crossed the ocean to her an unknown shore in 1870, arriving in New York to be met by her affianced husband, James Nelson Norgaard, who had preceded her to America from Denmark and prepared a home for his bride in Manistee, Mich. Nine children blessed this union - Thorval, Agnetta, Hjalmar, Beps, Axel, Rigmore, Ejnar, Carl and Harold. Axel died in infancy, and Thorvaold, Agnetta and Fegmore grew to man and womanhood, and then preceded their mother to the Great Beyond.

      The family left Michigan, coming west to Colorado, living successively in Georgetown, Empire and Leadville, and in 1883 came to Gypsum to make their home. Here, in 1901, Mr. Norgaard died, leaving his widow with eight small children. Courageous, undaunted, she faced the world alone. With her faith in God, in herself, and in her fellow man, she did not once falter, until she had sent her boys and girls through college. While she made a good home for her children, good Samaritan that she was, she continued to carry out her conception of what it meant to be a good neighbor - to do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you. Ready at any hour of the day or night, when need might arise, to go on an errand of mercy to soothe the fevered brow and help restore to health the sick or the maimed. Sometimes walking for miles in the darkness or night, when other means of transportation failed, as they often did in those strenuous pioneer days. Faithfulness, loyalty and supreme courage to stand up for the right were always her strongest attributes.

      Anna Norgaard was a charter member of the Gypsum Ladies Aid Society, oldest organization in Eagle county, and its records reveal that through the more than thirty-five years of its existence, she was its most faithful member in attendance,, its most loyal member in upholding its precepts. She also was a charter member of the Lutheran Ladies Society, and in the church of her faith she was so faithful in attendance, so staunch in its support, that the Sunday school adopted for her the title of Guardian Angel of the Church. She was invariably in her pew near one of the stained glass windows in fair weather or foul, in sickness or in health - faithful, loyal, helping by her presence to strengthen any organization that was fortunate enough to claim her as a member. Despite the inclement, cold weather, a large concourse of admiring and sorrowing friends gathered at the Lutheran church in Gypsum Sunday afternoon to pay their last respects to this grand old lady. Reverend George ELLER, her pastor, delivered the funeral discourse, paying a splendid tribute to her life, citing it as an example that well might be followed by others. During the services a quartet composed of Alvin WEBB, E. E. LEA, Wm. LEA, and Charles STANLEY sang, "That Wonderful Mother of Mine," "The Vacant Chair," and "The End of a Perfect Day," with Miss Marion STANLEY at the piano. The body was then followed to Cedar Hill cemetery in Gypsum and lovingly laid to rest.


      Edwards, Colo., Woman Is Killed When Auto Dives Into River

      The funeral of Mrs. D. E. NORGAARD, who was killed when the automobile in which she was riding with her husband plunged over an embankment near Shoshone, Colo., will be held from the Olinger mortuary drawing room Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dean B. D. DAGWELL of St. John's Cathedral will officiate. Cremation will take place at Riverside cemetery.

      Mrs. NORGAARD was 33 years old. She was a sister of Mrs. L. L. DeREMER, who mother-in-law Mrs. Anna DeREMER was killed in a similar automobile accident on the same road and within a few miles of the same spot a little more than two years ago.

      Mr. NORGAARD was only slightly injured in the accident which resulted in his wife's death. They were returning from Grand Junction to their home at Edwards, Colo., when the car went off the road into the Colorado River.

      Mrs. NORGAARD's body was brought to Denver Tuesday by her husband and her parents Mr. and Mrs. George F. STATHER.

    • NORGAARD, James N. - James N. NORGAARD died last Friday night at Midnight at the Eagle Valley creamery on Lake creek, aged 55 years. As reported in this paper last week, Mr. NORGAARD had been dangerously ill with pneumonia and other complication for some days prior to his death , and the attending physician held out little hope of his recovery from the first. Yet his death came as a shock to the community, as so untimely an end could hardly be realized.

      Mr. NORGAARD was a native of Sweden and one of the early settlers of this county. His home was near Gypsum, and Mrs. NORGAARD and a large family of children survive. For several years in addition to his farm on Gypsum creek, the deceased had conducted the Eagle Valley Creamery, and was an energetic and successful business man. He was well known on account of the active interest he took in local politics, and although holding pronounced and even radical political views, his honesty and sincerity was never questioned. The integrity of the deceased was for him the respect of all acquaintances, a fact which was especially well testified to by the large attendance at the obsequies which occurred at Gypsum on Monday. Friends from throughout the county and from as far west as Rifle assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to a worthy citizen and upright man.(24 Jan 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

    • NORGAARD, Thorvald V. - Thorvald NORGAARD's Death Comes Unexpected Following A Surgical Operation--Had Been A Resident Of County Nearly Fifty Years--Passing Mourned by Hundreds Of Friends.

      One by one the Grim Reaper is taking its toll of the men and women who pioneered Eagle county, and their ranks are fast thinning. Last Friday, April 29, 1932, another or these hardy first settlers was called to his final reward when Thorvald V. NORGAARD died in a hospital in Glenwood Springs, following an operation for acute appendicitis which was complicated by peritonitis. The news of his death was a distinct shock to the entire community, as it was not known that he was in ill health even, it was all so sudden.

      Thorvald V. NORGAARD, son of Jaes N. and Anna H. NORGAARD, was born at Maisette, Mich., March 31, 1874, and departed this life on April 29, 1932.

      The year following the birth of Thorvald is marked by his parents removal from Michigan to Colorado. They at first lived at Empire and at Leadville. When Thorvald was nine years old, they brought him to a new home located in Gypsum Valley. Here the lad attended the local schools and conceived the purpose of attending the State Agricultural College for the completion of his education. He was able to carry out this ambition, and in his college work specialized in civil engineering.

      After completing his education Mr. NORGAARD returned to the Eagle River valley where he spent the remainder of his life. He became a farmer, stock raiser and road builder.

      Mr. NORGAARD was preceded in death by his father, an infant brother and two sisters, Mrs. Frank NUSSBAUM and Mrs. Wiley BEARD. He leaves his mother, who resides at Gypsum; five brothers, Hjalmar W., of San Francisco; Nels E. of Longview, Wash.; Ejnar of Gypsum; Carl V. of Edwards; and Harold H. who lives at Vernal, Utah. Besides these there are also other relatives and many friends who will miss him sorely. To these dear ones and friends we extend our sympathy in this their hour of sorrow.

      Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Gypsum Tuesday afternoon attended by one of the largest crowds of people to attend a funeral in this community for many years, not half of whom could get into the church building. Rev. C. R. STOCKINGER delivered a splendid discourse. Following the church services, the body was laid at rest in Cedar Hill cemetery, beside the remains of his father and sister, who had preceded him to the Great Beyond. At the church a male quartet consisting of W. S. BROWN, H. K. BROOKS, J. D. ALLEN and W. H. LEA, sang three hymns. The pall bearers all life-long friends of the deceased, were W. M. WILSON, H. K. BROOKS, W. H. LUBY, Glen MOORE, H. A. STEIN and H. L. BARDSLEY.[6 May 1932, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NORMAN, Alfred - Alfred NORMAN, son of Mr. Albert NORMAN of Burns, died very unexpectedly last Thursday morning, September 30, while being transported to the Oak Creek hospital in a car by his father, of acute pneumonia.

      The previous Saturday, Alfred had assisted his father in loading shipment of cattle for the Denver market, and on his way to the home of his brother, Hugh NORMAN, after leaving the loading station was thrown from his horse and received an injury to his spine of which he thought but little at the time. It was raining and he caught cold, which added to the injury of the fall, developed into his fatal illness. When Mr. NORMAN started for Oak Creek with the lad in their car. Alfred talked cheerfully to them on the way over, and was talking to his step-mother only a few moments before his death. They were within a mile or less of Oak Creek when Alfred passed quietly away, apparently with little suffering. The deceased lad would have been 14 years old in December next.

      The remains were taken to Glenwood Springs, where funeral services were held from the Catholic church Saturday morning, and the remains laid to rest in the Glenwood cemetery beside the body of his mother, who preceded him in death a few years ago.

      Mr. and Mrs. NORMAN have the sincere sympathy of their friends and neighbors in their great bereavement.[6 Oct. 1926, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NORMAN, Mrs. Albert - This community was shocked Thursday on learning of the death at 5 o'clock that morning of Mrs. Albert NORMAN, wife of one of the most widely known ranchmen of the county, at Glenwood Springs, where she had been removed from her ranch home near Burns to undergo an operation for appendicitis. The operation was performed Monday, but the malady and made such headway that there was not much hope of her recovery from the first.

      The funeral will be held at Glenwood Springs this Friday morning at 10 o'clock.[26 Sept. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p5]

    • NORMAN, Waunetta 1903-1996

      Waunetta Beatrice Hall NORMAN, long-time Eagle resident, died Aug. 15 at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, She was 93.

      Born June 25,1903 to Glen and Dora (WERHAHN) HALL in Corbin, Kans., Waunetta attended schools and later worked as an apprentice seamstress in Wichita, Kans. She later moved with her parents to Achilles, Kans. and married Loyd NORMAN, a World War I veteran, in 1921. The couple farmed in the Ludell and Achilles area until 1931, when they moved to Cope, Colorado. During the move they transported all of their livestock, family and possessions by horseback and wagon, camping along the way. Waunetta followed with her smaller children and pets in a Model T Ford.

      They farmed and ranched in the Cope area for 30 years. Waunetta was very active in local clubs and the community, and was a founding member of the Cope Homemakers Club. She was also an avid gardener and won many prizes at the county fair with her beautiful flowers and her canned foods and sewing.

      In 1960 she moved to a ranch on Brush Creek near Eagle, where she continued her gardening and was a founding member of the Eagle Hobby Club. She was also an avid traveler through the U.S. and other countries. She became active in the Eagle Senior Center during the 1970s and remained involved with the group for many years. She moved to her most recent home in Eagle in August 1991.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd, her son Denzil D. NORMAN, grandson William A. NORMAN, her parents, brothers Floyd, Loyd and Raymond HALL, and sister Iona HALL PALMER.

      Survivors include: brother Maurice (Bud) HALL of Seattle, Wash; son Glen E. NORMAN and wife Evelyn of Yuma, Colo; son Kenneth D. (Darrel) and wife Patricia of Eagle; daughter-in-law Alberta NORMAN of Montrose, Colo; daughter Columbine (Collie) and husband Patrick JACKSON of Laguna Beach, Calif; 12 grandchildren; JoAnne LOUDY, TENDOY of Idaho, Kevin NORMAN of El Sobrante, Calif; Shirley ZUPANCIC of Eagle; Lucille POST of Eagle; Sheryl ALEXANDER of Montrose, Colo; Debra DULEY of Glenwood Springs; Jeri REA of Montrose, Colo; Douglas NORMAN of Cope, Colo; Debra GRAHAM of Laguna Beach, Calif; FaeLynn DUHADWAY of Johnston, Colo; Charlotte NORMAN (TYLER) of Murrieta, Calif; Kirk NORMAN of Cope, Colo; 35 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren, and a host of friends.

      Services were held Monday, Aug. 19 in Glenwood Springs. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. Arrangements were buy Farnum-Holt funeral Home, Glenwood Springs.

      (Eagle Valley Enterprise 22 Aug 1996)

    • NORSTROM, Infant
      Mr. and Mrs. Art Norstrom wish to thank their many friends for the assistance rendered them during the sickness and death of their infant son, also for the beautiful flowers.
      Basalt Journal, Basalt (Eagle County), Colorado, Sep. 1, 1906, page 1 - contributed 2009 by Pat McArthur

    • NOTTINGHAM, E. Willis - E. Willis NOTTINGHAM, one of Eagle Valley's pioneers, died Friday of a stroke in Craig, Co. He was 83.

      A memorial service will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at the Grant Mortuary in Craig.

      Described by his son as an "honest-to-goodness cowboy," NOTTINGHAM was raised on a sheep and cattle ranch which eventually was sold to the Town of Avon.

      As a young man, NOTTINGHAM and his father bought the land where the resort of Beaver Creek now stands. Eventually, all of Beaver Creek and the upper portion of Bachelor Gulch was consolidated into one ranch. NOTTINGHAM then bought his father's share and moved with his family into the OFFERSON house at the base of Beaver Creek. That cabin, once home to NOTTINGHAM, his wife, Willie, and sons, Edward, Michael and Robert, has been restored as Mirabells's a gourmet restaurant.

      "I love that house," NOTTINGHAM was quoted in June Simonton's book, "Beaver Creek The First One Hundred Years." "I planted those trees - my kids were less than five years old when I planted those trees. I'd take them out on my jeep and bring one in and plant it and there's a kind of sentiment that way because those trees is the same age as my kids."

      A shrewd and practical man, NOTTINGHAM was familiar with the difficulties ranching presented in that high, hilly country. But with the help of his sons, he turned Beaver Creek into an efficient and profitable operation.

      "I have wonderful childhood memories of growing up in that valley surrounded by massive mountains and wilderness." said NOTTINGHAM's son, Michael. "As a teen, I first hunted elk with my dad in Beaver Creek."

      With Vail's unprecedented success, Eagle County was quickly changing. Ranching was being pushed aside to make way for recreation. After the big ranches on both sides of Beaver Creek were sold, NOTTINGHAM decided he would rather continue ranching than shift gears and become a part of the tourist industry. So he bought a comparable spread in Craig. although he had spent most of his life in the Eagle Valley, he packed up those memories and, with no bitterness, headed further west.

      "I remember him most for his extreme optimism and bright outlook on life," said Michael about his father.

      NOTTINGHAM's sister, Imogene, echoed those sentiments.

      "Willis was always a happy person and everyone enjoyed talking and visiting with him because he always found the good in what was happening," Imogene said. "He was wonderful fun to be around."

      Interviews for a Channel 5 documentary have recorded NOTTINGHAM's memories so that future generations can enjoy that same history.

      Born in Glenwood Springs on June 29, 1911, Nottingham was the oldest of Emmett and Frances O'Hara NOTTINGHAM's four children. He is survived by three siblings who have remained in Eagle County - sisters Imogene DOLL and her husband Frank; Charlotte OLESON and her husband, Jack, of Avon and Bill NOTTINGHAM and his wife, Neva of Burns.

      NOTTINGHAM attended grade school in a one room school house in Avon. He graduated from Eagle county High School in Gypsum, but because of the distance to school from his Avon home, NOTTINGHAM boarded during the week with a local family. He attended Barnes Business College in Denver, but quickly returned to continue the family's ranching tradition.

      Education was extremely important to NOTTINGHAM, and he encouraged all his children and grandchildren to complete as much schooling as possible.

      NOTTINGHAM never retired from ranching, which he loved, and remained an active partner in his Craig operation until his death. His son, Michael, had taken over much of the heavier legwork in recent years.

      In addition to his brother and sister, NOTTINGHAM is survived by his wife, Willie; son Edward W. NOTTINGHAM, Jr. and his wife, Jan, of Denver; son Michael and his wife, Kelly, of Craig; son Robert and his wife, Dawn of Maybelle. Grandchildren include Amy, Edward W. "Will" III, and Spencer NOTTINGHAM of Denver; Katy NOTTINGHAM of Craig; and Robert Emmett and Laura NOTTINGHAM of Maybelle.


      Well Known Eagle County Family In a Denver Sensation

      On last Saturday the lifeless bodies of Miss Grace NOTTINGHAM and Harry ADLER were found in a room of a Denver hotel. The couple had been married but at the time of the tragedy were divorced. In both cases death was the result of pistol wounds.

      The theory of the Denver police, borne out by all the circumstances and notes written by the man, is that ADLER murdered the woman and then killed himself. Although the tragedy was not discovered until Saturday it is evident that it occurred on the Thursday previous.

      Miss NOTTINGHAM grew up in this county, being a daughter of the late W. H. NOTTINGHAM, and of Mrs. Angeline HURD. Beside her mother, a sister and three brothers survive her.

      A few years ago she was married to Harry ADLER at Los Angeles, California. The marriage proved an unhappy one and some time later Mrs. ADLER secured a divorce, resuming her maiden name. Several reconciliation's had been attempted, and it is evident that one was in progress at the time the tragedy was committed.

      The remains of Miss NOTTINGHAM, accompanied by the members of her immediate family and other relatives, was brought to Red Cliff on Monday evening from Denver. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. L. D. JARRARD, of Minturn, conducting the services. The obsequies were largely attended by old friends and neighbors, many of those present being among the younger people who were playmates of deceased during her childhood in Red Cliff and Gilman. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery, where the remains of deceased's late father rests.

      Miss NOTTINGHAM was 25 years of age at the time of her death. She possessed remarkable beauty, and many intimate friends of the family testify to the lovable and patient attributes of her nature. She was indeed the favorite of her own family, and the people of her old home, with commendable fidelity, did honor to her memory at the last service about the silent bier.(12 March 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • NOTTINGHAM, Infant Son - An infant son of G. C. NOTTINGHAM, one of the twins, died at an early hour Friday morning and was buried at the Edwards cemetery Friday evening. Dr. GREENE reports inanition as the cause of death. The other one is apparently strong and healthy.(June 11, 1908 Eagle County Blade)

    • NOTTINGHAM, Infant Son - The infant son of Clyde NOTTINGHAM, about three motns old, died Wednesday. The child is the survivor of twin boys. (27 August, 1908 Eagle County Blade)

    • NOTTINGHAM, Mrs. Emmet - Word was received in Eagle, Tuesday morning of the death of Mrs. Emmet NOTTINGHAM, wife of one of the prominent young ranchers of the Avon district, at a hospital in Salida.

      Mrs. NOTTINGHAM suddenly became unconscious Saturday evening at the family ranch home near Avon, while going about her household duties. It was apparent at once that her condition was serious, and her husband took her to the hospital in Salida on No. 4 that night. She never recovered from the attack and passed away at the hospital on Christmas day. Her death was caused by a blood clot forming in one of the heart valves.

      Burial of the remains was at Salida Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

      Mrs. NOTTINGHAM leaves besides her husband several small children to mourn the loss. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sudden loss.[30 December 1921, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • NOTTINGHAM, Wm. Harold - Harold, the 22 months old son of Mr. and Mr. G. C. NOTTINGHAM, of Gilman, died on last Saturday evening. The child had been ill and pneumonia developed. The funeral was held on Tuesday at the Gilman opera house, Rev. A. E. MARTIN conducting the services, with interment at Greenwood cemetery. Harold was the only child, and his parents are sorely grieved.(6 Mar 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

      Red Cliff: On Sunday March 2nd at Gilman, Wm. Harold NOTTINGHAM, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde NOTTINGHAM departed this life. The child who was usually bright and interesting was not quite two years old and was only ill a little over a week. The best medical aid was obtained but the fond parents were called upon to give up their idolized little one. The funeral, which was in the charge of undertaker GRAHAM, took place from the Gilman opera house Tuesday. Interment was in Greenwood. The sincerest sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved parents.(March 8, 1902 Eagle County Trail)

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    • NUSSBAUM, Mrs. Frank - Mrs. Frank NUSSBAUM Dies in Red Cliff, of Typhoid Fever. Mrs. Frank NUSSBAUM died at her home in Red Cliff at 10:55 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 of double typhoid fever, which was contracted several weeks ago while she was visiting down the valley. Her death has not been unexpected for the past two weeks, although her loved ones have worked faithfully to save her.

      Mrs. NUSSBAUM lacked about ten days of being forty years old. The remains will be interred in the Gypsum cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m.

      Mrs. Agneta NUSSBAUM came to Eagle county in 1883 at the age of six years, the daughter of James N. and Anna H. NORGAARD.

      The family settled near the mouth of Gypsum creek. Before the days of bridges in Eagle county Mr. NORGAARD operated a ferry boat on Eagle river near where the cement bridge now spans the river. Theirs was one of the first families to establish a home in the lower Eagle river valley. The family grew and the children grew up to manhood and womanhood through all the hardships and privations incident to a new country.

      Mr. and Mrs. NORGAARD, though burdened with a large family, were noted far and near for their hospitality and spontaneous humanly kindness. No stranger went hungry. They did not wait for a request, they invited, and this too when the prospects for plenty for themselves were not over-bright; nor did the cares of family and business prevent them from having ample time and means to minister to the comforts and wants of any who were sick or distressed in the valley.

      Wherever anybody in the valley was seriously ill there could be found, day or night, Mrs. NORGAARD making daily visits carrying to the suffering ones the many little woman-prepared things that together with the spirit of their ministration help, often more than doctors, to drive away pain and trouble.

      Agneta was the oldest daughter and as the years went by she carried a large part of the burden of caring for the younger brothers and sisters and of ministering to strangers.

      Under these surroundings Agneta grew into a woman of lovely and unselfish character and lived her life as free from any wrong in deed or word, as it is given frail humanity to live.

      The writer knew her very intimately from her infancy until her death and he never heard from her lips an unkind word about anybody. He has heard her answer scandal by suggesting some good trait of character in the accused. Anybody, good or bad, could find in her sympathies a refuge from the wrongs that come often to both alike. She lived more for others than for herself.

      Not in a few but in many many hearts, wherever she was known, her death leaves a vacuum that never can be filled. Her father preceded her by some years to the unknown beyond. Her mother and sister and brothers remain to complete their work here. The memory of the two that have gone will be a constant blessing to those that remain, and if in the great Beyond there be degrees of reward for earthly labors and loves, in the favored places occupied by the very best of Earth, reunited, will be found by the others as they come, her father and Mrs. NUSSBAUM.[17 Sept. 1915, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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