Letha Harsh

July 26th, 1924June 13th, 2015

Letha Ann Harsh passed away at the age of 90 in the comfort of her home.  She was born in Ault, Colorado, the daughter of Frank Lopez and Juanita (Martinez) Lopez of Round Top, New Mexico.  She had 12 sisters and brothers.  Letha and Daniel Harsh moved to Rangely, Colorado where their first son, Gene, was born.  Two years later Darrell was born, and at that time Gene became gravely ill, developing cerebral palsy.  Letha gave 24 hour care to Gene for 13 years until his passing in 1962.  Their daughter, Vicky, was born when the family lived in Englewood. Dan and Letha also raised Jim McDaniel during his teens, who now lives in Texas. In 1961, they moved to Broomfield for Dan's job at Wej-it Expansion Products. The family spent every summer camping and boating.  Dan and Letha enjoyed motorcycling and going south for the winter in their fifth wheel camper until his passing in 1996. 

Letha was known for her energetic, outgoing personality and many hours gathered around her kitchen table with family and friends. She always greeted her guests with goodies and loved chatting and playing cards or dominos.  She was also an accomplished seamstress, often sewing late into the night.  She was proud of her two grandchildren, Zachary Harsh and Valerie (Harsh) Semich. 

Memorials may be made to RSLC's Cambodia Mission Fund, honoring the hundreds of crosses she was determined to make for this outreach in the last years of her life. 


A memorial service will be held at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 3031 W 144th Ave, Broomfield, CO on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00 am.  






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I will always remember my aunt having so much energy and being full of spunk. As a child she used to constantly ask me if I was working, Which I never was. Haha She will certainly be missed. And my condolences go out to all who knew her. Mary, Lee, Brandon, and Cody
May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. My thoughts, my heart, and my prayers are with you. Aunt Letha always could bring a smile to anyones face and her presence could light up the room. Larry Ramirez
My Aunt Letha will always have a special place in our Family..She was very talented, gifted, hospitable and no one was ever a stranger to her. She was very outspoken and like all her siblings Small but a very Large Heart of Gold. Hope they send me their Gift to Remember and FAST. She will be so missed but believe the Lopez Family is celebrating for all of us as they are happily reunited fishing, sewing and playing cards.
Yes Barbara...your Aunt Letha had a memory equal to your Mother's and her siblings so I sure hope they help you Fast..Aunt Letha was the "energizer and lady of no Complaints". She will be so missed but knowing she is pain free and at peace should help bring comfort to all....Truman and Barbara Jean