Obituaries: Wykoff, Webb

Ruby V. Wykoff: March 20, 1938 – Sept. 6, 2014

Ruby Wykoff

Ruby Wykoff

Ruby V. Wykoff (96) died Sept. 6, 2014, at Loveland Good Samaritan Village. Ruby was born March 16, 1918, in Ness City, Kan., to Rudolph and Ellen E. (Kinsinger) Kopper. She married Charley T. Wykoff on March 20, 1938, in Ness City, Kan. They were married 70 years.

On the day they were married, they moved to Berthoud, Colo. They often said that, since they never went back, they were still on their honeymoon. They operated their own dairy farm in Berthoud until their retirement.

Ruby and Charley moved into Berthoud in 1992, then moved to Loveland Good Samaritan Village in 2005. Ruby enjoyed sewing, crafting and cross-stitch. She loved her church activities and Whipple Club, and was an avid scrabble player. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Berthoud for over 50 years.

Ruby is survived by two sons, Russell and wife Susan, Gary and wife Paula; grandchildren, David, Belinda, Julie, Steven and Stacy; six great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Charley and her parents.

A memorial service will be held at the Spiritual Life Center at the Loveland Good Samaritan Village 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Berthoud or Loveland Good Samaritan Village in care of Viegut Funeral Home. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Melva Jean Webb: Died Aug. 28, 2014

Melva Jean Webb, 86, of Berthoud, Colo., passed away Aug. 28, 2014, at North Shore Care Center.

Jean was born in Lake City, Ark., to John and Clara (Diggs) Carter. She graduated from Greene County High School in Paragould, Ark., in 1947 and attended business college in Memphis, Tenn., for one year.

On April 22, 1953, she married a handsome sailor, Donald D. Webb, from Bartley, Neb., and they lived most of their 61 years of married life in Colorado.

Jean worked for Sears for 19 years, first in Memphis, then in Longmont, Colo., until her retirement in 1987.

She was very active in her church, the First United Methodist Church in Longmont.

Jean particularly enjoyed visiting the sick and elderly and delivering altar flowers to church members in the hospital and nursing homes. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Stephens Friends and was a former member of the ABWA.

She will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her kindness and generosity to others.

Jean was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Bill and Devaughn Carter, and an infant brother. She is survived by her devoted husband Donald and loving children Ron Webb (Tonia) of Loveland, Colo., and Karen Ankrum-Cole (Mike) of Fort Collins, Colo. She is also survived by four grandsons; Christopher, Jacob and Matthew Webb and John Ankrum; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Lillie and Dakota Webb and sisters Linda Dacus of Jonesboro, Ark., and Retha Goodson of Longmont, Colo.

A celebration of her life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.