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Christine Lynn McLaughlin
September 4, 1962 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 59)
Christine Lynn McLaughlin (Makings) Passed away on March 23,
2022 at the age of 59 after a courageous battle with several illnesses.
She was born to Leslie Makings Jr. and Joan Jensen on September
4, 1962. After graduating from Longmont High School she explored
and found out that she was an excellent people person, one of her
greatest joys was helping and working at Highland Lake.
The simplest pleasures in life brought immense happiness to
Christine. She enjoyed her arts and crafts, cooking family meals,
spending time with family and don’t forget grilling up a juicy burger
at the Highland Lake Concession Stand. Her rescue dog Ruby was her
bright shining light. Christine married Lyle Forcum, together they
had 2 children: Brittany and Nicolas. She later married Robert
McLaughlin. Christine is survived by her daughter Brittany (Chris) Mayer, son Nicolas Forcum,
mother and stepfather Joan and Bill Thompson, sister Rosemary (Mike) Albrecht, brother Billy (Viola) Thompson, brother Monty (Kathy) Makings, several nephews and nieces and many extended family members. Preceding her in death was her father Leslie Makings Jr.
Ronald Edward Brossman
81, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2015 while under the care of
Pathways Hospice in Fort Collins, CO. He wasborn January 25, 1934
to Edward C. and Genove E. (Mitchell) Brossmanin Greeley, Colorado.
Ronald was raised at Highland Lake Colorado,went to Mead Schools where
he graduated from high school in 1952,and went into the Navy shortly
thereafter, during the Korean War.He was an Electronics Technician
Third Class ET3 Radio Technicianon the communication ship, the
U S S Estes, where he participatedin Operation Redwing, the Pacific
Proving Ground for a series ofAtomic Weapons and Devices tests.
While his ship was at port in SanFrancisco, Ronald was introduced to a
shy young lady named Mary Leewho stole his heart. They were married
on June 20, 1954 in Redwood City,California. To this happy union were
born 4 beautiful children,Mary Ann (Roger) Corliss, Jeannie, Allen (Peggy),
and Dean (Carla).Sadly, Jeannie died in infancy. After his four years in the
Navy, Ronaldattended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he acquired the skills needed to be hired as a Lab Technician at Rocky Flats. Even though he worked at Rocky Flats for 20 years by day, his heart was still on the farm by night and weekends. Being raised in a farming community and spending most summers on his uncle's farm, Ronald had a hard time being indoors all day. So when weekends came and there was planting or harvesting to be done, he would volunteer himself to his close farmer friends to help in the fields wherever needed and be his happiest...outdoors. Ronald was a good neighbor too. He and Mary Lee always raised a big vegetable garden to can and freeze their own produce sustaining the family, and friends, during the winter months. His tomato yield was sufficient for his family and many neighbors as well. Maybe even a tomato fight or two after the first freeze! Living next to Highland Lake, Ronald was awakened more than once in awhile by the rap of an unknowing day-tripper who found themselves stuck in the lakeshore mud and he would either pull them out using his small tractor or loan the family vehicle to them until the next day when more help could arrive. After they retired, Ronald and Mary Lee bought a motor home and traveled extensively, getting to see Alaska, the Eastern Seaboard, and the Deep South and spend their winters in the Parker Dam, California area. He learned to golf and had a great time doing it. Always one for fishing, camping and visiting, this way of travel united these hobbies, and he made many friends along the way. Along with his children named above, he leaves behind his beloved wife, six grandchildren, Joshua (Corinne) Fisketjon, Matthew (Sarah) Fisketjon, Michael Brossman, Adrienne (Steve) Sandoval, Daniel (Tara) Brossman, Andy Frost, and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one grandson, Jesse Frost (Amber). A Memorial Service will be held at the Highland Lake Church,16896 Weld County Rd. 5, Mead, Colorado, at 10:00 a.m. Friday June 12 2015 with a light luncheon following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Historic Highland Lake Church or Pathways Hospice in Fort Collins.