Graveside services for Robert Gollan of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Hayden, Colo., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Craig Cemetery.
Lois Terry of Hayden, Colo., died Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Services are pending.
Funeral services for Steven Lord will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 1998 at the First Christian Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Grant Mortuary.
Patrick C. Sullivan
1936 - 1998
Patrick C. Sullivan died May 1, 1998, at the Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 62.
Sullivan was born, the youngest of 13 children, to Brendan Patrick and Mary (Marshall) Sullivan Jan. 23, 1936, on Williams Fork near Pogoda, Colo.
He attended school in Meeker graduating from Rio Blanco High School in 1954. He was very active in high school athletics, lettering in football, basketball and track. In 1954 he set the Meeker High School shot put record with a throw of 47'10'.' His record was broken in 1987.
He spent two years in the U.S. Army where he was a member of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command. After his discharge he attended Colorado State College of Education at Greeley, Colo., graduating with a degree in education.
Sullivan married Nancy Nichols Dec. 28, 1958, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. They had two sons, Brendan Matthew and James Tad.
Sullivan taught biology and woodworking for one year in Craig, Colo. He moved to Cortez where he coached football, wrestling, biology and physical science. After three years in Cortez the family returned to Craig, where he sold mutual funds and life insurance for Waddell and Reed for two years.
In 1965 he moved back to Meeker and went to work for Reg Nichols Sales and Service. In 1971, he bought and ran the dealership until his son, Brendan, took over in 1987. He then started a medical supply and oxygen business called Reg Nichols Sales, which was later sold to his sons.
Sullivan was active in the Meeker freestyle wrestling program. He later became interested in raising and training Arabian horses and was well known for his training methods.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Brendan (Sharon) Sullivan and James (Cathy) Sullivan of Meeker; grandchildren, Kylen and Kendra Sullivan, Barny, Isaac, Andrea, Nicole and Joe LeBlanc of Meeker, and Tara Beard of Clearfield, Utah; sisters, Cecelia Knott of Craig and Jeannette Gruber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Tom Sullivan of San Diego, Calif., Francis Sullivan of Meeker, Byron J. Sullivan of Dillon, Mont., Melvin D. Sullivan of Delta, Colo., Milton C. Sullivan of Williams Fork, Colo., and Dr. James L. Sullivan of Golden, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Yoast, and brothers Brendan, Roger and Patrick Sullivan.
Services were held at Saint James' Episcopal Church in Meeker May 7, 1998, with interment at the Sullivan Ranch on Williams Fork.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pat Sullivan Memorial Fund and may be sent to the Meeker Mortuary, P.O. Box 1048 in Meeker or to Nancy Sullivan, P.O. Box 898 Meeker, CO. 81640
Henry August Brown 1928 -1998
Henry August "Hank" Brown died at his home March 19, 1998, in Johnson, Kan. He was 69.
Brown was born to August and Grace (Coker) Brown June 2, 1928, in Dodge City, Kan.
He was in the U.S. Army and an active member of the American Legion.
He married Carrie Darlene Forpahl August 12, 1960, at Raton, N.M.
He lived in Craig from 1975 to 1985 working as a heavy equipment mechanic at Trapper Mining Company.
He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Sullivan from Newton, Kan. Renee Brown from Salina, Kan., and Stacey Brown from Lakin, Kan.; son Henry F. Brown from Houston; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Alma Whitman from Garden City, Kan., Wilma Ashton from Larned, Kan., Alice Whitehead from Seattle, Lola Eiklier from Woodland, Calif., and Lois Porter from Dighton, Kan.; and brother Don Brown from Park City, Kan.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April April 2, 1998, at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson, with the Rev. David Kaufmann officiating. Pianist was Leila Hurlburt and singers were Renee Brown & Cheryl Sullivan who sang "Daddy's Hands."
Congregational song was "The Old Rugged Cross." Stacey Brown played "Amazing Grace" on the flute.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Shepard, Grady Cook, Curtis Jones, Glen Teeter, Bennie Morgan, Marty Cook, Jerry Jones, Ken Tilley and Kent Beuchamp.
Memorials may be sent to the Hank Brown Memorial Fund or the VFW in care of Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855.
Past Craig resident Paul Carr died May 13, 1998, at his home in Henderson, Nev.
Carr attended school in Craig, graduating in 1955.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, four children, 13 grand children and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son and his parents, Skeet and Virginia Carr.
At his request no services will be held.
E. Eileen Beamer
1914 - 1998
E. Eileen Beamer of Maybell, Colo., died May 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. She was 83.
She was born to Icy E. Losh and Cora Mae Gordon on December 14, 1914, in Traer, Kan.
Beamer spent her childhood and school years in McCook, Neb.
She married William B. Beamer on Nov. 4, 1935, in Oberlin, Kan.
Beamer spent her life as a mother and homemaker, enjoyed crafts, crocheting, making greeting cards and playing bridge. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elkettes and Womans Club, all in Rangely.
She was a resident of Maybell for the last seven years.
Beamer is survived by a son, Bill (Shirley) Beamer of Maybell; daughters, Rebecca Jackson of Grand Junction and Barbara Eileen Kranich of Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Russell Losh of Denver, Colo., and Willard "Bo" Losh of Cedaredge, Colo.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dean Beamer, Niko and Kima Hall, Kobi Hall, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich; and three great-grandchildren Alicia Beamer, Blake Beamer and Cyrene Jane Hall.
Services were held at 3 p.m. May 13, 1998, at the Craig Cemetery and officiated by Bill Lyon, with a eulogy by Kali Nicholas.
Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" by soloist, Myke Hall.
Pallbearers were Mike Losh, Kima Hall, Darrell Ganskow, Kobi Hall, Keith Schubert, Niko Hall, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich.
Honorary pallbearers were Dean Beamer, Tim Losh, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Billy Nicholas and Val Losh.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Willis V. "Pop" Pett
1926 - 1998
Willis V. "Pop" Pett of Craig, Colo, died at Valley View Manor, May 7, 1998. He was 71.
Pett was born to William J. and Alice (Berg) Pett Dec. 4, 1926, in Brigham City, Utah.
He spent his childhood in Las Vegas, Nev.
He served in the U.S. his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
He married Alice Fitzgerald Sept. 9, 1965, in Palms, Calif.
Pett previously lived in California and Utah before coming to Craig in 1984.
He worked as a machinist for a manufacturing company and a clerk for the West Kum & Go in Craig.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Pett enjoyed model trains, kids and dogs.
Pett is survived by his wife, Alice Pett of Craig; son Tim (Janice) Fitzgerald of Orange, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Larry) Fredrickson of Craig and Maggie (Tony) St. John of Craig; brother, Lorenzo L. Pett of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters Alice Virginia Robertson and Marilyn McGowan of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, Tracie Haglund, Nicole, Ty and Jesica St. John, and Chris and Michelle Fredrickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
Services were held at 10 a.m. May 11, 1998, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Conducting was Bishop Gary Ellgen.
Family prayer was given by Lorenzo Pett.
Opening and closing song by the congregation was "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Eulogy was by Lorenzo Pett.
Colleen Fenton and Paulette Bird sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" and a poem was recited by Tony St. John.
Christopher Fredrickson and Brian Herring were speakers.
A closing prayer was given by Ty St. John.
Pallbearers were Ty St. John, Brian Herring, Wayne Haglund, Russ Granger, Christopher Fredrickson, Larry Fredrickson and Tony St. John.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery with a dedication of grave by Tony St. John.
Helen Elizabeth Darnell 1921-1998
Helen Elizabeth Darnell formerly of Vernal, Utah, died May 20, 1998, at her daughter's home in Austin, Texas. She was 76.
Darnell was born to Vincent E. Warriner Sr. and Imogene (Wildman) Warriner June 1, 1921, in Watertown, S.D.
She married Harry K. Darnell Dec. 20, 1940. He died Nov. 13, 1988.
They lived in Craig, Colo., where they operated a restaurant, and Darnell worked as a restaurant manager and bookkeeper. She was also employed at Vernal Drug and IGA before her retirement.
She was a member and secretary of the Vernal Christian Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Lady Shriners.
Darnell is survived by her daughter, Norma Jean (Jerry) Barker of Austin; grandchildren, Kimberli (Robert) Warburton and Harry (Janet) Barker; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Kristie, Jessica, Sabrina and Damon; sister, Gladys Burner of Vernal, and brother, Vincent E. Warriner Jr., of Denver, Colo.
Services were held May 23, 1998, at the Vernal Christian Church.
Interment was at Maeser Fairview Cemetery.
J. Fred Bayless
1904 - 1998
J. Fred Bayless from Craig died at his home June 17, 1998. He was 93.
Bayless was born to John W. and Fannie M. (Hooper) Bayless on June 19, 1904, in Sapulpa, Okla.
He spent his childhood in Oklahoma. He graduated high school in Tennessee where he also attended Johnson Bible College.
He married Lousie McCamy on June 30, 1933, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Bayless was a minister for the Christian Church in Selma, Ala.; Eureka and Medicine Lodge, Kan.; Crowell, Texas; Albuquerque and Clovis, N. M.; and Pueblo, Colo.
He retired from the ministry in 1968 and moved to Albuquerque.
He has been a resident of Craig since 1996.
He enjoyed reading and visiting with people, especially shut-ins.
Bayless is survived by son, David (Carol) Bayless, from Brazil; daughter, Ann (Dalton) Carr, from Craig; grandchildren, Keith (Jeri) Carr and Carolyn Miller from Craig; and great-grandchildren, Shea Carr and Rhiannon Miller from Craig.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Final disposition is cremation.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ for the Amazon Valley Mission, (his son, David Bayless, is missionary for the mission), in care of First Christian Church, 960 West Victory Way, Craig, CO 81625.
Memorial services for Lois Terry of Hayden, Colo., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 1998, at the Hayden Congregational Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hayden Heritage Association or the Hayden Congregational Church, both in care of Grant Mortaury.
Dale Leon Carlson
Dale Leon Carlson died June 27, 1998, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colo. He was 76.
Carlson was born to Archie and Fern (Covert) Carlson Aug. 25, 1922, in Lebanon, Neb.
He spent his childhood in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1942. He lived in Craig since he was 13 years old.
He was in the U.S. Air Force during WWII as a tailgunner on a B17 bomber stationed in London, England. He stayed active with the flight group.
Carlson married Frances "Tiny" Rector, April 25, 1960, in Craig.
He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also worked as a carpenter.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.
Carlson is survived by his wife, Frances, of Craig; sons, Gary (Mary) Carlson of Parker, Colo., and Larry Roundtree of Commerce City, Colo.; daughters, Maria (Bill) Bruce of Parker, Colo., Billie (Jim) Kiger of Craig, Janie (Roy) Echols of Tampa, Fla., Carolyn (Loid) Luscomb of Little Rock, Ark., and Linda (Steve) Corey of Pendleton, Ore.; brother, Ron (Naomi) Carlson of Pueblo, Colo.; sisters Donna, (Howard) Hutton of Casper, Wyo., Hettie Fullenwider of Gillette, Wyo., and Delores Barton of Bakersfield, Ca.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. June 30, 1998, at Grant Mortuary.
Clifford Thompson officiated the service. Anne Carr was the organist, and soloist, Del Rae Cox, sang "God Will Take Care Of You."
Pallbearers were Troy Simon, Roy Echols, Gary Simon, Jim Kiger, Jeff Simon and Allen Grieser.
Military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4265 were at the Craig Cemetery.