In Passing

Ronald Carl Altman

Ronald Carl Altman passed away on December 13, 2017.

Ron and Janet moved to PebbleCreek in September of 1998. Ron was a bartender at Eagles Nest Bar for 12 years. He played golf with his wonderful sandbagger group. Ron was a golden glover for the Arizona Diamondbacks and president of the PebbleCreek Softball Association in 2001.

Ron grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from North Phoenix High. He went to college at Northwestern University. After college Ron worked at Consolidated Papers for 40 years and was an analytical research chemist in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Ron was survived by his wife of 34 years, Janet, daughters Cindy McCabe, Mary Jo Rieck, sons Bob and Dean Altman, grandchildren Nicole and Sarah Altman, Scott and Justin Vanderhei, Trevor and Madison Reich, and great grandchildren Courtnie, Ashley, Carley and Eli Vanderhie.

There will be a celebration of life on February 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eagle’s Nest Ballroom. Pastor Jeff Gallen officiating.

Joanne Halladay

Joanne Halladay, 77, passed away November 28 in Phoenix.

Joanne was born November 27, 1940 in Grants Pass, Oregon, to Christian T. Hansen and Esther (Ludwick) Hansen.

She graduated from Oregon State University with an education degree in June 1964 and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where she began her teaching career. She did not have a driver’s license and had never driven a car. That’s when a mutual friend set her up on a blind date with Carl Halladay Jr. She always said that she wanted to buy a ’64 Mustang, but finally ended up with an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Carl didn’t sell Fords). She and Carl were married in June 1965 and had 52 wonderful years together.

She taught second grade at several Cheyenne schools from 1964 until her retirement in 1993, taking 12 years off to raise their three children. In 1995 she and Carl built a home in PebbleCreek. They were “snowbirds” for 18 years and finally moved to Arizona full time in 2012.

Joanne loved flowers and always maintained a beautiful garden. She was also an active member of the Pageturners Book Club.

She is survived by her husband, Carl; three children, Susan (Michael) Hart of Omaha, Neb., Scott Halladay of Sheridan, Wyo. and Cynthia (Brian) Bahrenburg of Westminster, Colo.; four grandchildren, Emily Hart, Ethan Hart, Dylan Bahrenburg and Logan Bahrenburg; sisters, Marie Perino of Campbell, Calif., Margaret (Robert) Reddy of Grants Pass, Ore., and Ellen Williams of Portland, Ore.; one brother, Jim Hansen of Stockton, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of life on February 3 at the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse in the Chianti Room from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Terri Lea Otzmann

Terri Lea Otzmann passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 63. Terri was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma to Doris Lea and Roy F. Hustead on May 25, 1954. She was raised in Shidler, Oklahoma where she was involved in 4-H, National Honor Society, cheerleader, twirler, drum majorette, basketball (captain) and Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1972. After high school, Terri went on to Oklahoma State University where she met her husband, Bruce. They were married on the OSU campus at Bennett Memorial Chapel on August 11, 1973. Terri and Bruce moved from Oklahoma to California in 1974, and Terri continued her education at Cal State Long Beach. In December 1976, she graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in finance.

After graduation Terri accepted a position with Texaco in 1977 as one of the first female Land Men in Producing Operations on the West Coast. For the next 25 years, Terri was promoted into various positions both upstream and downstream. While with Texaco she was a member of Leadership of America and Vice Chairman of the U.S.–Russia Business Council. She was recognized as a Texaco Superstar and Incident Commander for Texaco’s Western U.S. Emergency and Oil Response Team. When Texaco merged with Chevron in 2002, Terri and family relocated to the corporate headquarters in San Ramon, California as she was promoted to Principal Consultant in Business Development. This promotion led her on adventurous travels to England, Angola, Portugal and Australia negotiating contractual agreements.

Terri and Bruce retired in July of 2010. They found their way to Goodyear, Arizona and built a home in the PebbleCreek community. Not wanting to stay idle, Terri immediately got involved with the community. She became a member of the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley, a committee member of the Armed Forces Plaza, and a member of the Republican Club. She enjoyed playing mahjong, pickleball, and golf (at times). She was involved in a book club, a member of the wine club, and involved in many social gatherings.

Terri displayed an amazing sense of humor, support and love towards her friends and unconditional love towards her family. She touched many lives through her participation in various activities, both professional and personal, which gave her great fulfillment and happiness.

Terri is survived by her husband, Bruce of Goodyear, AZ; daughter, Stacey Shaner and her husband Kris of San Diego, CA; son, SSG Lance Otzmann and his wife, Abbey of Fairbanks, AK; brother, Roy Allen Hustead and his wife Carol of Hays, KS; and her sister, Cindy Finley of Oklahoma City, OK.

Cremation immediately followed the viewing that occurred at Thompson Funeral Chapel on November 4, 2017. Contributions in Memory of Terri may be made to: Shidler United Methodist Church, PO Box 366, Shidler, OK 74652.

Holly Ann Stark

Holly Ann Stark entered eternal rest at age 77 on January 3, 2018. She turned 77 on January 1, 2018, passing away from cancer in hospice care. This cancer was sudden and painful. Her symptoms appeared as late as October 2017, accompanied by severe pain. She endured the pain until December, until a friend finally took her to the emergency hospital, where her condition was correctly diagnosed and she was able to receive appropriate pain medication in her final weeks.

Holly was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on January 1, 1941. She started school in Parkman, WY, where she rode a horse to school. The family moved to Wyola, Montana, on the Crow Indian Reservation when she was about six years old after her grandparents sold their ranch in Wyoming. She went to Lodge Grass High School in Lodge Grass, Montana where she graduated near the top of her graduating class of 35 students. Holly went on to Eastern Montana College of Education in Billings, Montana where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education. She initially taught in Great Falls for two years but then decided to move to California, where she taught high school Physical Education for 30 years.

She married the love of her life, Leroy Stark, in 1977. They had no children. After retirement they moved to PebbleCreek in 2003. Holly was an active PebbleCreek resident from the day she arrived. She was an avid golfer belonging to the PebbleCreek Ladies Golf Association, and just two years ago hosted the annual Cancer Awareness Tournament. She also belonged to the Wednesday Whackers, another Friday golf group and various Saturday golf groups. Holly was a Kare Bears Unit Representative and she and LeRoy were also members of the Ballroom Dance Club. She also participated in many card games such as bridge, hand and foot, and bunco. Holly and LeRoy enjoyed going to karaoke on a regular basis. They were not singers but they enjoyed the entertainment and mostly enjoyed visiting with everyone in the room. Holly’s smile would light up the room wherever she went and everyone that knew her loved her. Holly never had a harsh word to say about anyone. For the past five years she has been the sole caretaker for her husband LeRoy, who has been suffering from dementia. Holly and LeRoy loved to travel and visited many foreign countries and much of the USA, and they always shared their time and travels with friends and family. Holly and LeRoy never missed a show or concert in this community that they loved.

Holly is survived by her husband LeRoy, her sister Dona, brother-in-law Gary of Arvada, CO, sister-in-law Adele Endicott, Fort Collins, CO, niece, Michele Kuglin and nephew, Gregg Curry of Erie, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Stella Endicott, her brother Jim Endicott from Ft. Collins, CO and her sister Nicki Kelly from Red Lodge, MT.

Celebration of Life will be held February 27, 2018 in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom from 2:00-4:00 p.m.