Dean F. Johnson, Denver Post pressman for 32 years

Dean F. Johnson, who was employed as a pressman at The Denver Post for 32 years, died April 2017. He was born in 1934. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Northglenn Elks.

Johnson enjoyed the outdoors, in particular hunting, fishing and the mountains.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children Carol, Dale, David and Cathy; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral mass took place April 26 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Parish, Northglenn, Colo., followed by burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Martha Freeman, former Denver Post contributor

Martha Gene Nash Freeman, 85, died at her Denver home March 8, 2017. She was born Jan. 19, 1932, to Nic Nash Jr. and Savery Lewis Nash in Manila, Philippines. She grew up in Ruston, La., graduated valedictorian from Ruston High School, and from Louisiana State University. She had lived in Denver since 1957.

She married Mark Price Freeman Jr. in 1956. She earned her master’s degree in American literature from the University of Denver and was a schoolteacher for many years. She also contributed book reviews to The Denver Post. She was a member of the Denver Country Club, and donated both time and money to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

She is survived by four children, Mark Freeman of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Dal Freeman of Englewood, Colo., David Freeman of Centennial, Colo., and Wynne Freeman of Denver; two siblings, Savery Nash of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Katherine Harelson of Baton Rouge, La.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years.

Freeman was known for her intelligence, sharp wit, generosity and kindness. She was also said to be a woman of both strong character and strong opinions. A celebration of her life took place at the Denver Country Club on April 8.