Benjamin Roswell Hartman
November 14, 1921 – October 2, 2018
Benjamin R Hartman passed away on October 2, 2018, one month shy of his 97th Birthday. Benjamin was born on November 14, 1921 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Benjamin Isaac Hartman and Lucille Perkins Hartman. He spent his early years in Oklahoma City where as an enterprising young man he worked shoveling snow and mowing lawns. The family moved to Denver in 1938, where Ben graduated from Denver South High School.
As many young men did following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ben enlisted in the Marine Corp and began active duty in April 1942. Due to his exemplary skills as a marksman he became a member of the elite special forces’ unit known as the Marine Raiders. The Raiders were established by the United States Marine Corps during World War II to conduct amphibious light infantry warfare, particularly landing in rubber boats and operating behind the lines in the South Pacific. Ben served in the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion where he received a Purple Heart and proudly displays a Purple Heart license plate on his car. Ben continued to pursue his skills as a marksman throughout his life as a hunter and a competitor.
Among his many activities were his membership in the Northglenn Masonic Lodge, The Northglenn Elks Club and The El Jebel Shrine where he was active in The Mountain Men, The Provost Guard and the RV Roamers. Ben and his wife Julie especially loved traveling with their good friends in the RV Roamers and Ben enjoyed his shooting groups, The Provost Guard and The Mountain Men (black powder) in which he was an active competitor well into his mid-90’s. He also loved to hunt, fish and golf. Ben was a member of The Marine Raider Association and enjoyed attending the annual reunions where the WWII veterans were honored for their service. Ben was a member of the Intercession Episcopal Church.
Ben is survived by his son Gary Hartman (Nancy) and his daughter Janel Seymour (John Carr), three granddaughters; Kimberly Basham (Jeff), Samantha Gillis (Matthew), Tabitha Hartman and seven great grandchildren, stepsons Tom Novotny (Robin) and John Novotny (Debbie) and daughter-in-law Cheryl Novotny. He is preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Julie Hartman (2008), his sister Jane Miller (1968) and his stepson Jim Novotny (2016).
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the name of Ben Hartman to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children
1275 E Fairfax Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
This was Ben’s favorite charity to which he donated generously throughout his life.
1/20/1962 to 8/11/2018
Carson Ribble passed away the evening of August 11, 2018. He was born in Albuquerque, NM to Norman C. Ribble, Jr. and Dorothy Ribble. He lived, for his formative years, in Albuquerque. He attended New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from Highland High School. He received his bachelor’s from New Mexico State University, and his MBA from Texas A&M University. He was employed in a variety of industries, including construction, and accounting. He was Vice President of Ribble Contracting, and later Comptroller of Quadco Inc, in Brighton CO. He was a CPA and currently President of N.C. Ribble Accounting. His true love was farming and ranching which he operated in Brighton CO as Ribble Land and Cattle.
Carson was a life-long Mason, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him. He served as Master Councilor in DeMolay. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Noble of El Jebel Shrine. He served as President of the Drovers Mounted Patrol and President of Daraja and was currently serving as Marshal of El Jebel.
Carson was known for his infectious smile and gift of humor. He brightened any room which he entered and always walked in hand with his savior Jesus Christ.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Caitlyn Ribble, and sister, Raulee Ribble. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Leeann; his daughter, Kylee; parents, Norman and Dorothy; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Robin and Kyle Harder and Renee and James Hall, as well as nephew, Garrett Harder; and niece, Raulin Harder.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the El Jebel Transportation Fund, 3443 S. Galena St., Suite 250, Denver, CO 80231 or The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
A Celebration of his Life will take place Thursday, August 23rd at 1:00PM at Ballut Abyad Shriners, 6600 Zuni Avenue, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
For additional information please visit our online guestbook for Carson at
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2018