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Body found in flood debris near Loveland ID'd

6:35 PM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Human remains found in flood debris west of Loveland Monday were positively identified as the last victim believed to have died in the Larimer County floods.

The remains of Patricia Goodwine, 60, of Cedar Cove, were found by EPA contract workers doing hazard material assessments in the 7000 block of U.S. Highway 34 Monday afternoon.

Goodwine went missing from her home in the Big Thompson Canyon roughly three weeks ago.

Goodwine lived in Cedar Cove for 37 years and worked for three decades as an administrative assistant at the Loveland Public Library, according to her obituary. An avid animal lover, she enjoyed movies, games shows, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.

She especially enjoyed the companionship of her dog Cheyenne, her obituary read.

Family and friends celebrated her life Sept. 27 at First Christian Church in Loveland.

Surviving members of her family include daughter, Heidi Goodwine of Loveland; stepdaughters Michelle Goodwine and Shannon Sheesley (Drew); grandson's Luke (17) and Jack (12) all of Fort Collins; her sister, Euleta Palser of Loveland and nieces, Heather Palser of Loveland and Holly Palser of Boise, Idaho; stepsiblings, Melody Coyner of Farmington, New Mexico and Larry Snyder of Woodland Park, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepbrother Jerry Synder and husband Michael Goodwine.

Investigators on Sept. 21 found the body of Evelyn M. Starner, 79, of Cedar Cove, near Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch west of Loveland. Her autopsy showed she died of drowning and blunt-force injuries, according to the Larimer County Medical Examiner's Office.

The floods caused damage across nearly 2,000 square miles. Nearly 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed along with more than 200 miles of state highways and 50 state bridges, the Associated Press reported.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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