Brotzman, Donald Glenn b. June 28, 1922 d. September 15, 2004 US Congressman. Elected to represent Colorado's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1963 to 1965, and 1967 to 1975. Brotzman also served as a Member of the Colorado State House of Representatives from 1950 to 1952, Member of the Colorado State Senate from 1952 to 1956, Candidate for Governor of Colorado in 1956, and United States District Attorney for Colorado from 1959 to 1961. He also served in the United States Army during World War II. (Bio by: K) Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Demmon, Bob b. February 11, 1939 d. December 18, 2010 Musician. Born Robert Graham Demmon, he was a guitarist best known as a member of the classic surf band The Astronauts. He helped form the instrumental quintet with a friend, bassist Stormy Patterson, with the advent of the surf music craze in the early 1960s. Gaining popularity with live performances throughout the midwest, they were noticed by an RCA Victor Records executive in 1962 and signed to a recording contact. The following year they released their first album and scored an...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Fisher, John Harvey b. March 12, 1837 d. September 16, 1895 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as First Lieutenant of Company B, 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." His Medal was awarded to him on September 2, 1893. He was one of nine 55th Illinois Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA Plot: Block 17, Lot 3E2, Space 3A.
Gamow, George b. March 4, 1904 d. August 19, 1968 Nuclear physicist and cosmologist. His 1928 quantum theory was an early and important basis for future work. He was instrumental in formulating the 'big bang' thoery of the creation of the universe. He later became interested in biochemistry and postulated the concept of a genetic code. He wrote scientific books for the 'lay reader' including "One, Two, Three...Infinity" in 1947. Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA Plot: On the hillside, not far from the road GPS coordinates: 39.9942017, -105.2694016 (hddd.dddd)
Horn Jr., Thomas 'Tom' b. November 21, 1861 d. November 20, 1903 Horn left school and ran away from an abusive father at an early age. By age 17, he'd been a railroad laborer, wagon and stage coach driver and then a US Army Scout who played a part in the surrender of Geronimo in 1886 by negotiating the terms of surrender with the Apache Chief. In 1888 he became a ranch hand and was Worlds Champion steer wrestler. Soon after that he was a sheriff in Colorado before working for the Pinkerton Detective Agency for 4 years and killing 17 men. In 1894 he was in...[Read More] (Bio by: Phantomht) Cause of death: Death by hanging Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA Plot: In the South-central area of the cemetery, about ten graves in from the southern road GPS coordinates: 40.0074997, -105.2835999 (hddd.dddd)
Reed, Dean Cyril b. September 22, 1938 d. June 13, 1986 Dean Reed was born September 22, 1938, in Denver Colorado. He went to Hollywood where he signed a record contract with Capitol Records in 1958, but his third single, "Our Summer Romance" was so popular in South America he went to tour there. More popular than Elvis Presley, he stayed to enjoy his incredible fame in Chile, Peru, Argentina. He made albums, starred in movies and had his own television show in Buenos Aires. He was known as Mr. Simpatia because he worked for free in barrios and...[Read More] (Bio by: Rudi Polt) Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section K, grave 521
Whiteley, Richard Henry b. December 22, 1830 d. September 26, 1890 US Congressman. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Georgia when Whiteley was six years old. He received private instructions and studied law. Admitted to the bar in 1860, he established a law practice in Bainbridge, Georgia where he also engaged in manufacturing. He was opposed to secession, but when Georgia adopted the ordinance he joined the Confederate Army and served throughout the war, attaining the rank of major. Upon entering politics he was a member of the state...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA