Richard L. Agnew

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Richard L. Agnew, 87, formerly of Commerce City, passed away Oct. 20, 2012, at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Sidney, Neb., to Olive Mann and Kenneth Smith Agnew.
    He graduated from Sidney High School in 1942, and served in the U.S. Infantry Quartermaster Corp. from 1943 to 1946 in Europe and the Pacific, and again from 1950 to 1951 at Fort Sill, Okla.

    In 1949 he received his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and began his career in banking in Center, Colo. In 1954 he became vice president of the Metropolitan State Bank (now Key Bank) of Commerce City, serving until he retired in 1980. He was dedicated to independent banking and served terms as president of the Denver Suburban Clearing House Association and the Colorado Consumer Credit Bannkers Association. He was a founder and past president of the Commerce City Rotary Club. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Colorado Consistory and the El Jebel Shrine Temple, Denver.
    He owned and operated The Frontier Motel in Granby from 1986 to 1996. He helped found the Granby Rotary Club and was active in community affairs.
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia; daughters Charlotte Agnew (Jim Clohessy), of Granby and Phoenix; Patricia Jean Al-Abssi, of Aurora; and grandchildren Nisrine, Ali, Nareman, Adel and Isam; Julia Elbaum (Jonathan), of Troy, N.Y., and grandchildren, Emma and Lily; brother Kenneth M. Agnew, of Denver; sister Kathleen (George) Bauder, of Tucson, Ariz.; brother-in-law Charles Peck, of Pocatello, Idaho; nieces, Heather and Holly Peck, of Hot Sulphur Springs; Wendy Farjami (Mehdi), of Portland, Ore.; and Jean Ellen Spencer (Michael), of Parker.
    Parker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Arnold Long
    Arnold Long, 67, of Brighton, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away suddenly Nov. 22, 2012 in Brighton.
    He was born July 29, 1945, to Wayne and Doris Long. He married Carrol Davidson March 3, 1974.
    He served his country in the U.S. Army and attained a degree in nuclear medicine. He is most remembered as the owner of Ace Jewelry Company in Commerce City. In life and his business dealings, he was very well known for his honesty and integrity.
    Arnold is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carrol Long; his daughters Andrea Oviatt, of Lochbuie, and Tammy (Jim) Anderson, of Brighton; brother Ronald (Polly) Long, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece Kim Ramstetter.
    A celebration of life took place Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at VFW Post #2841, 161 N. Main Street, Brighton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to The Salvation Army.