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aturday, June 21, will be a day when Berthoud celebrates history. That afternoon the Berthoud Historical Society’s house museum, the McCarty-Fickel Home at 645 Seventh St., will be open for Then & Now guided tours. Surveyor A vintage Columnist car show that promises to attract many local participants will be held adjacent to the house in the 700 block of Turner Avenue. That day Fickel Park will also Mark be the scene of French the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show. This year the quilt show will be accompanied by a craft fair. It is hoped that the craft fair will evolve into an independent event in the near future. The day’s festivities begin at 10 a.m. when Fickel Park is opened to

Public Star Night Special to the Surveyor Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave., at Berthoud High School will be on Friday, June 20, from 7 -11 p.m. (park east of the high school; directions posted, www. The guest speaker is Dr. Suzanne Metlay. The title of her talk is “Kepler Mission update: New Mission and New World” NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet that may be in its star’s habitable zone. Kepler is poised to be born again as a planet hunter, after it seemed to be a doomed spacecraft. Meanwhile, earlier data reveals a vast array of objects orbiting other stars, bringing the number of confirmed planets to nearly 1000. Please join Metlay for a lively discussion of planetary systems and worlds tantalizingly similar, yet different, from our own. Metlay is full-time faculty in Geoscience Teacher Education at Western Governors University, a fully online non-profit university founded in 1997 by 19 governors of western states, includ-

the public for the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show. A spectacular display of hundreds of colorful quilts hung from ropes suspended from the park’s trees, the quilt show also features booths and drawings that attract visitors from throughout the region. A vintage car show that is open to anyone who wishes to show off their classic vehicle runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 700 block of Turner Avenue. The outdoor quilt show concludes at 4 p.m. Tours of the McCarty-Fickel Home begin at noon and end at 3 p.m. The McCarty-Fickel Home at 645 Seventh St. was built in 1916 by Dr. and Mrs. D.W. McCarty. Built in the architectural style of a “Denver Square,” the house is notable for its spectacular central staircase and large rooms in the four corners of the first and second floors. Constructed on the outskirts of Berthoud during WWI, the house was built at a cost of $10,000. The dwelling is located on five city lots amid shady trees and lush garden beds that are maintained by historical society volunteers. Guided tours of the house will be

ing Colorado. Previously, Metlay taught astronomy and geology at Front Range Community College in Longmont and Fort Collins, was operations director for Secure World Foundation in Superior, and served as education programs manager at CUBoulder’s Fiske Planetarium. Metlay has a Bachelor of Arts in history and science from Harvard University and a doctorate in geology and planetary science from the University of Pittsburgh. She was awarded the Antarctica Service Medal from the Department of the Navy and National Science Foundation for fieldwork conducted as a participant in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) in 1991. The observatory doors will open at 7 p.m. and the presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. Weather permitting after the presentation, visitors will be invited to look through our large telescopes at various celestial objects. Public Star Nights at LTO are held the third Friday of each month (except July, when we are closed for annual maintenance). No reservations are necessary for these nights. Just come and join us for the talk and some observing afterwards. If you have any questions, please call the observatory information line at 970613-7793 or check the LTO website at:

offered at a suggested donation of $5. Ticket brochures that include a selfguided, one-block walking tour to the house from the northwest corner of Fickel Park, will be available on tour day at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum at 224 Mountain Ave., the McCarty-Fickel Home at 645 Seventh St., and the “home tour” ticket tent located in the southeast corner of Fickel Park. An added feature of this year’s event will be an exhibition of paintings by local artist Michael Georges. The proprietor of the Picture This frame shop, at the corner of Fourth Street and Mountain Avenue, Georges has been selected to compose a painting that will be auctioned at the Berthoud Historical Society’s Pioneer Heritage Gala on Sept. 20. The subject of Georges’ painting is the delivery of the first Fordson tractor to Berthoud and Northern Colorado in 1918. The backdrop of the painting is Berthoud’s historic Colorado & Southern depot at the intersection of Third Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The painting will be unveiled at 11 a.m. and remain displayed on the grounds of the McCarty-Fickel Home until 3 p.m.


Paul and Teresa (Beck) Rimsky are celebrating 35 years of marriage on June 16, 1979. They have two chil-

OBITUARIES Mary Jean Williams Aug. 7, 1939 — June 7, 2014

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Mary Jean Williams, 74, of Loveland, Colo., died on June 7, 2014, at Loveland Good Samaritan Village in Loveland. She was born on Aug. 7, 1939, in Center, Colo., to Simon Erskine and Irma Margaret (Villers) Williams. Jean graduated from Berthoud High School in 1957 and worked as a waitress for most of her life. Jean lived in Loveland since 1990, Mary Jean moving here from Williams Brooklyn, N.Y. She loved cats and enjoyed crocheting, needlework and old Hollywood movies. Jean is survived by her brothers, Harold Williams (Marilu) of Chula Vista, Calif., James Williams (Diane)

Photo from the Fickel Collection, Berthoud Historical Society

In the winter of 1920 the home of Dr. and Mrs. D.W. McCarty at 645 Seventh St. was cloaked with snow. The McCartys built the home at the western outskirts of Berthoud in 1916.

This year’s home tour event will depart from past years when several historic homes were opened to the public. The self-guided walking tour from Fickel Park to the McCarty-Fickel Home, tours of the McCarty-Fickel Home, a vintage car show, and the

dren; a daughter, Tara and husband Hector Olivas of Johnstown, Colo., and son Brett and wife Bailey who also live in Johnstown. Paul is a supply chain manager with Corden Pharma Colorado Inc. and Teresa has recently retired from banking after 30 years. They both enjoy golf, traveling and are active in their church, All Saints Episcopal in Loveland. Teresa is a volunteer classroom aid at Berthoud Elementary Preschool and helps out with the couple’s five grandchildren as much as she can. Paul and Teresa believe they have reached this milestone through their faith in God and his plan for them, their deep devotion to one another, sharing of common interests, love of of Loveland, Colo., and Ted Williams of Birmingham, Ala. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, John and Roy Williams. Cremation has been completed. Private family services will be held at a later date. Services were entrusted to Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home. Marilyn Carlson Oct. 14, 1929 — May 12, 2014 Marilyn Carlson, 84, of Johnstown, passed away at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on May 12, 2014. She was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Denver, Colo., to Edward Seibert Jr. and Mildred (Coleman) Transue. She married Norman Carlson, Aug. 15, 1948, in Denver, Colo. He passed away July 18, 2002. Marilyn graduated from South High School in Denver, Colo., in 1947. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colo. Marilyn was a wonderful homemaker. She painted and crocheted

unveiling of Georges’ painting add up to provide an interesting change of pace. For more information call the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum at 970-532-2147 or visit

family, and sticking together through the good and bad times life has dealt them, as well as a bit of well-timed humor. Paul and Teresa celebrated their anniversary with a two-week trip to Mazatlan, Mexico in April and are planning a summer golf getaway to the Colorado mountains.

and, during the last years of her life, she loved doing crossword puzzles. Marilyn had been a member of the VFW 2585 Ladies Auxiliary, Job’s Daughters, and the Johnstown Senior Center. She is survived by her sons, Myron (Sandy ) Carlson, David Carlson, Bruce Carlson, Leslie Carlson and Dennis (Cindy) Carlson; daughter Joyce (David) Chaput; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Austin Carlson, Jennifer Lewis, Lindsey Woodall, Annette, Amanda and David Jr. Carlson, Anthony and Heidi Carlson, Stacey (David) Carpenter, Curtis (Sarah) Templeman, Brandy and Joshua Carlson; sister-in-law, Phyllis Carlson Bender; 12 great granddaughters; and five great grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Carlson; mother Mildred and step-dad Ray Miller. Cremation was completed as Marilyn requested no services were to be held. Arrangements were provided by Allnutt Funeral Service. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.

Then and Now  
Then and Now  

Berthoud Weekly Surveyor, Berthoud, Colorado, history, Mark French