Morgan Wayne Scott
Morgan Wayne Scott died January 8, 2002, at his home in Ignacio.
A memorial service was at Hood Mortuary January 12.
Scott was born June 13, 1974, in Cottonwood AZ and raised in Camp Verde AZ. He graduated from Sahuarita High School and was active in Vecta Auto Program. He moved here five years ago and worked as a concrete finisher.
Those who survive him include his parents Preston W. and Mary Ann Scott of Ignacio; brothers Duane Scott of Byhalia MS and Ray Smith of Ignacio; sisters Betty Scott of St. Davis AZ, Penny Elgus of Green Valley AZ and Sky Branson of Apache Junction AZ; grandfather Walt Dalesgowski of Camp Verde; grandmother Gladys Scott of Prescott and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jeanne Lorene Fanto
Jeanne Lorene Fanto, lifetime resident of this area, died January 7, 2002, after a valiant battle with cancer. She has gone to be with Jesus and is in a better place.
Jeanne was born March 31, 1931, to New W. and Irene Vastine Sower of Bayfield. They lived first at Ignacio and then settled on a small farm and cattle ranch just north of Bayfield. Jeanne graduated from Bayfield High School, Class of ‘49.
She attended Business College in Denver, then returned to Bayfield. She met Anthony P. Fanto while working with him at French Hardware in Durango. They were married March 17, ‘51.
Anthony died November 24, ‘93.
Jeanne is survived by her sister Laverne Mae Belt of Omaha NE; children Alice Marie Andrews of Napa CA, Albert Ray Fanto of Farmington, Terry Lea Ballegeer of New Castle and Anthony Nick Fanto of Aztec; her grandchildren Danielle Shana and Everille Andrews, Luigi Fanto, Jeremy, Daniel and Rebecca Lyon, and Chance Ballegeer; and great- grandchildren Nathaniel and Kayla Lyon. Many cousins will fondly remember Jeanne.
Jeanne was very active with Calvary Presbyterian Church. In her retirement years, she enjoyed doing genealogy, and she shared the information with her extended family. She did needlepoint and gave away her projects as gifts.
A memorial service was January 12 at Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Her family will appreciate memorial donations to Hospice of Mercy, 375 East Park Avenue, Durango CO 81301.
Carl Edward Eggleston
Carl Edward Eggleston died January 9, 2002, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. No service is planned now.
Eggleston was born April 26, 1943, in Bergland MI, the son of Charles and Marian Eggleston. He was a member of Potawatomi Tribe of Michigan. He lived in the Ignacio area the past 20 years.
He is survived by his mother at Ignacio; brother Robert Eggleston of Arboles, sisters Betty Hoover in Ignacio and Patsy Alford at Arboles, five nieces and nephews, and 15 great- nieces and great- nephews.
His fathers and two sons, Larry Ray Eggleston and Carl Eric Eggleston, died earlier.
Memorial contributions to Muscular dystrophy Ass’n, 3561 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ 85778-1848 will be helpful.
Ann L. Hately
Ann L. Hately, lifetime resident, died January 11, 2002, at her home in Bayfield after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral service will be officiated by Houston Green, January 16, 2 p.m., at Church of Christ on Florida Mesa. Burial at Florida Cemetery.
Ann Conway Hately was born August 30, 1947, in Durango. She married Michael J. Hately on January 7, ‘70, in Durango. She was a member of Church of Christ and a faithful witness of her Lord. She was devoted to the care of her family and enjoyed gardening, sewing and woodworking.
She is survived by her husband of Bayfield; daughters Christina Tate in Bayfield, Nicole Lujan at Farmington, Gena Westbrook of Ignacio and Jennifer Hately of Virginia Beach VA; son Nicholas Hately of Bayfield, mother Ida Conway of Bayfield; sisters Judy Baumgardner in Bayfield, Lila Denton in Barre VT, Marilyn Conway in Clearwater FL and Michelle Ratliff of Bayfield; brothers Tom Conway of Ignacio and Jim Conway at Arvada; and 11 grandchildren.
Her father, Thomas Conway, died in 1982.
Memorial contributions will be welcomed by Above Rubies, Box 681687, Franklin TN 37068-1687
Rex B. “Bus” McCoy
Rex B. McCoy, lifelong area resident, died January 12, 2002, at Four Corners Health Care Center of natural causes. A graveside service will be at Florida Cemetery, January 16, 11 a.m., officiated by Chaplain Myron Darmour and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031.
McCoy was born May 30, 1919, in Bayfield. He married Alyce Salmine on January 5, 1946, in Aztec. He served in the Army during World War II enlisting in February, ‘42, and attaining the rank of Private First Class.
McCoy worked at Superior Auto Parts, Big A Automotive and was shop foreman at the Ford Auto Garage, where folks knew him by the nickname Curly. After working as a parts man, McCoy farmed and ranched the rest of his life. He enjoyed taking care of baby animals, especially calves. He loved to go fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife, son Charles D. McCoy and daughter Mary Meredith in Durango; brothers Harold McCoy and Ted McCoy in Durango; sister Audrey Talmadge of California; grandchildren Avery Meredith, Karrie Meredith, Kimberley Meredith, Dillain Gage and Randall McCoy all of Durango, and a multitude of cousins and other relatives in the area.
His son, Stanley Leroy McCoy, died earlier.
His family will appreciate memorial contributions to Hospice of Mercy, 375 East Park Avenue, Durango CO 81301.
John E. Baker, Sr.
John E. Baker, Sr., former Southern Ute Indian Tribe Chairman, died April 6, 2001, at his home in Ignacio.
Rosary service was April 9; then Mass of Christian Burial was officiated by Fr. Eddy Andary April 10 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Burial at Ouray Memorial Cemetery.
Baker was born April 25, 1918, in Ignacio. He served overseas in the Army during World War II as a surgical technician. He served Southern Ute Indian Tribe as Councilor for many years and as Chairman. He worked hard in developing many tribal programs over the years. He enjoyed the outdoors and gunsmith work.
He is survived by his wife, Lula, of Ignacio; sons John E. Baker, Jr. and Ernest Baker both in Ignacio; daughter Angela Baker at Santa Fe; brothers Chris Baker at Ignacio; and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by children Michael Baker, Zelda Baker and Alice Baker; sister Mary Baker; and brothers Clam Baker, Carl Baker and Randolph Baker.
Lois Edna Hickman
Lois Edna Hickman died April 6, 2001, at her home in Bayfield.
Funeral services were April 10 at First Baptist Church of Bayfield officiated by Rev. James Newman. Burial at Pine River Cemetery.
Hickman was born June 8, 1918, in Pawnee OK. She graduated from Durango High School. She and Edward L. Hickman married on December 16, ‘39, at Aztec. She worked for a state senator for awhile and then was head cook with Bayfield School District for 24 years. Hickman was active with Sarah Rebecca Lodge and other ladies’ organizations. She was a devoted Christian and loyal church member. She enjoyed many crafts and gardening.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Caroline Shupe of Bayfield; sons Harvey Hickman at Wickenburg AZ and Howard Hickman of Parachute CO; sister Nellie Kinslow in Utah; brothers Frank Robbins in California, Alfred Robbins at Durango, Charles Robbins in Arizona, Harold Robbins in Nebraska and Donald Robbins of Denver; six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
Her son, Harland Hickman, died earlier.
Her family will welcome memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, Box 50, Bayfield CO 81122-0050.
Azucena M. “Susie” Silva
Azucena M. ‘Susie” Silva died November 24, 2001, in Durango. Mass of Christian Burial was November 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiated by Fr Joseph L. Gallegos; burial at Greenmount.
Silva was born August 16, 1922, the daughter of Antonio and Palamina Barry. She married Jose Pablo Silver on October 28, ‘49, at Aztec.
She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps US Army in ‘43 in Salt Lake City. She lived her entire life in the Durango area. She and her husband owned and operated a restaurant/ gas station and ranch at Chimney Rock. She enjoyed going to sheepherder camp with her husband. Mrs. Silva worked for City Cleaners and as a waitress at Western Steak House for many years. She loved yard work, hunting, fishing and camping.
She is survived by sons Baldamar Silva of San Pedro CA and Leonard Silva at San Antonio TX; daughters Martha Schackleford of Prescott AZ, Paula Silva, Loretta Silva and Priscilla Wilson in Durango; brother Jimmy Barry of Park Hills MO; sister Victoria Householder in Durango; 19 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren; two great- great- grandchildren and one great- great- great- grandchild.
Silva’s husband died in March, 2000. Her daughter Ramona G. Polk, son Chriseldo Silva, brother Theodore Barry and infant daughter Azucena Barry died earlier.
Memorial contributions will be welcome at Hospice of Mercy, 375 East Park Avenue, Durango CO 81301.
Marian Dorothy Thompson
Marian Dorothy Thompson, former Vallecito resident, died November 25, 2001, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m., December 1, at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Friends may call between 8 a.m. and the funeral service. Interment will be in San Luis Valley Cemetery in Monte Vista.
Thompson was born February 14, 1910, in Franklin NE. She married Maurice Thompson February 17, ‘33, in Nebraska.
She graduated from Hastings College and taught school in Nebraska, Saguache, Pagosa Springs and Limon. After 30 years of teaching, she and her husband retired and lived at Vallecito until ‘93.
Thompsons were members of First United Methodist Church in Durango. She enjoyed traveling, time in Arizona, sewing and reading.
Her husband died earlier.
She is survived by son Ronald Thompson of Bayfield; daughters Patricia McKinley at Mosca, Sandra Bodley in Los Baños CA and Joyce Muhic of Rye; 12 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions will be welcome at Pine River Public Library, Box 227, Bayfield CO 81122.