Estella Mae Foster
Estella Mae Foster, former resident of Craig, Colo., died Jan. 12, 1999, at her home in Salem, Ore. She was 90.
On Sept. 13, 1908, in Ault, Colo., she was born the daughter of George Washington and Anna Mae (Zinn) Springer.
On Nov. 1, 1925, in Greeley, Colo., she married Raymond Edson Foster. They lived in Craig from 1928 to 1980.
She is survived by her son, Charles E. Foster of Salem; sister, Alta Lucky of San Fernando, Calif.; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Herbert O. Foster Sr. and Raymond Cleo Foster.
Services were held Jan. 28, 1999, at Grant Mortuary. Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rebekah Lodge, Craig, Colo., in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, Colo. 81625-2515.
Merle Gore of Craig, Colo., died at Valley View Manor in Craig. She was 99.
On May 25, 1899, in Ganado, Texas, she was born the daughter of George Franklin and Ada Ray (Ellis) McKee.
On Oct. 2, 1916, in Tuckerman, Ark., she married William Crawford Gore. She and her husband moved to Craig in the 1930s. She worked for the Farmers Union Co-op in the '40s and for Bill's Market in the '50s.
She is survived by daughters, Ruth (Elmer) Hutton of Craig, Joanne (Bob) Grevenen, of Craig, Wilma (Lester) Taylor-Baker of Maybell, Colo., and Faye (Victory) Ferguson of Jackson, N.H.; and son, George J. (Carol) Gore of Florence, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Helen Dillon; son, S.C. Gore Jr., an infant sister; brother, Albert; four grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Services were held Jan. 30, 1999, at Grant Mortuary in Craig. Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.
Brian L. Pickert
Brian L. Pickert of Craig, Colo., died Jan. 28, 1999, at his home in Craig. He was 40.
On Jan. 28, 1959, in Little Falls, N.Y., he was born the son of Walter L. and Jane (Kleckler) Pickert. He moved to Craig with his parents in 1981. He lived in Denver for a while then moved back to Craig in 1990. He worked at the Day Tripper - Bicycle Pro.
Pickert is survived by his parents; sister, Barbara (Brian) White of Craig; and brother, David L. Pickert of Craig.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and James.
Services were held Jan. 31, 1999, at Grant Mortuary.
Memorial donations may be made to the Western Colorado Aids Project in care of Grant Mortuary.
Mildred E. Jobe
Mildred E. Jobe, former resident of Craig, Colo., died Jan. 27, 1999. She was 93.
On July 12, 1906, in Trinidad, Colo., she was born the daughter of Walter and Emma Easley. She was graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and taught languages in Manitou Springs before coming to Craig in 1943.
She married Martin Jobe in 1930. He preceded her in death in 1957. In 1943 she served in the Womens' Army Corps (WAC) in the 19th Division of the Army Medical Center during World War II. The Jobes moved to Craig where she taught foreign languages in the Moffat County schools and later became the women's counselor. After retirement in 1972, she substituted in the Craig schools for seven years for a total of 40 years in education.
Services are pending.
Opal M. Sauer
Opal M. Sauer, formerly of Craig, Colo., died Feb. 2, 1999, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was 89.
She was born April 28, 1909, in Benkelman, Neb.
She married George P. Sauer June 16, 1927.
Sauer is survived by her husband; son, John P. Sauer; daughter, Sarah E. Manchester; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, N. Paul Sauer.
Services will be held Feb. 5, 1999, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. Private family graveside services will be held at the Longmont Mountainview Cemetery in Longmont, Colo.
Mamie Anderson of Dixon, Wyo., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Valley View Manor. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dixon.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.
Pemie Wilson of Craig died Tuesday, Feb.2, 1999, in Aurora, Colo. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb, 6, 1999, at Grant Mortuary.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Grant Mortuary.
Joe Self, longtime Craig resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at the First Christian Church.
Maggie M. Lyon
Maggie M. Lyon of Craig, Colo., died April 24, 1999, at Valley View Manor in Craig. She was 105.
She was born in Fall River, Kan., Dec. 5, 1893. She moved to Parker, Colo., with her family in a covered wagon when she was 3 to 5 years old. She lived in the Craig area for 92 years and was thought to be the oldest living person in Moffat County, Colo., at the time of her death. She worked as a ranch and sawmill cook, did house cleaning, worked at Easley's Cafe and was a maid at the Cosgriff Hotel.
She is survived by daughter, Lora Easley of Craig; sons, William (Blondie) Lyon of Craig, and Lloyd (Delila) Lyon of Grand Junction, Colo.; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert; stepdaughter, Bertha Haughey; grandson, Robert Moore; and half-sister, Bessie Schuster.
Services were held April 28, 1999, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
Pallbearers were Dean Gent, Ted Paulson, Richard Self, Elwin Updike, Ralph Paulson and J.C. Herod.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Calvin Kenneth McFarland
Calvin Kenneth McFarland of Craig, Colo., died April 25, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colo. He was 73.
On Dec. 6, 1925, in Milner, Colo., he was born the son of William F. and Mary (Smith) McFarland. He served in the U.S. Army for two years.
On Nov. 16, 1946, he married Doris Walker. He worked as a coal miner, truck driver in construction and for the last 10 years as information officer for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Craig.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Tammy Rae (Ken) McKillip of Kingman, Ariz.; sons, Randolph K. McFarland of Craig, Clyde W. (Patricia) McFarland of Baton Rouge, La., and Calvin L. (Donna) McFarland of Dayton, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Viola Deets of Des Moines, Iowa, and Darlene Cross of Teton, Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul; sisters, Mary Kalwaitis, Gladys Kennedy and Norma Jean Waugh; daughter, Sandra Hinton; and five grandchildren.
Services were held April 29, 1999, at Grant Mortuary in Craig.
Pallbearers were Bill deVergie, Brad Petch, Barry Dupire, Chuck Woodward, Mike Bauman and Dan Prenzlow.
Honorary pallbearers were: Carl Moore, Bob Waugh, Terry Kalwaitis, Vern Reeves, Richard Crawford, Dennis Waugh, Peter Kalwaitis and Dean Kalwaitis.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Janice M. Santistevan
Janice M. Santistevan of Craig, Colo., died April 24, 1999, at Valley View Manor in Craig. She was 46.
On June 10, 1952, in El Monte, Calif., she was born the daughter of Wayne O. and Becky (Dyer) Ehle. She was graduated from Hayden High School in Hayden, Colo., in 1968.
On June 11, 1970, she married Fred Santistevan in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She lived in Craig for 26 years.
She was employed as the circulation manager for the Craig Daily Press.
Santistevan is survived by her husband; sons, Tony (Kenya) Santistevan of Craig, and Roger (Lucy) Santistevan of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandchildren, Toni Milford and Stephanie Santistevan; her parents; and sisters, Ruth Gray of Hayden and Nancy Samsel of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Winograsky.
Services were held April 29, 1999, at Grant Mortuary in Craig. Pallbearers were Manuel Sanchez, Rubio Santistevan, Joe Gates, Bill Gray, Wayne Gray, Jake Gray and Doyle Schulkie.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made at the Community First Bank, P.O. Box 37, Craig, CO 81625 for a memorial bench at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Thomas Stanley of Craig, Colo., died April 21, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 58.
On Dec. 26, 1940, in Jersey City, N.J., he was born the son of Richard and Betsy (Williams) Stanley. He moved to Craig in 1970.
On May 22, 1983, he married Sharee MacLaury in Craig. He was employed as a custodian for the Colorado Department of Transportation for 22 1/2 years.
Stanley is survived by his wife; stepdaughters, Deborah Burman of Rifle, Colo., and Mary Smith of Waco, Texas; stepson, Tim Smith of Craig; sisters, Janet Saliski of Howell, N.J., Pauline Bendel of Joppa, Md.; brothers, Harry Stanley of Ocala, Fla., Richard Stanley of Spotswood, N.J., and Cornelius Stanley of Freehold, N.J.; and one stepchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were held April 27, 1999, at Grant Mortuary in Craig. Pallbearers were John Burman, Dave Stene, Jack Wooden, Adam Slonksnes, Tom Holdridge and Walt Stevens.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Kier, Doug Slaight, Jason Keene and Fran Moore.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Gus Rickman of Hayden, Colo., died April 21, 1999, at Mesa Manor Nursing Home in Grand Junction, Colo. He was 81.
On Sept. 2, 1917, in Canton, N.C., Rickman was born the son of Gus and Rosa (Johnson) Rickman Sr. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
On Feb. 11, 1950, he married Carol Hutchins in Mars Hill, N.C. They moved to Hayden in 1964.
Rickman is survived by his wife; daughter, Betty (Robert Joseph) Barnes of Hayden; sons, Bryan (Lucy) Rickman of Hayden and Jack Rickman of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia.
Services were held May 1, 1999, at Hayden Congregational Church. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Bugay, Charles Stein, Dayton Dowling, George Deatherage and Kerry Cobb. Services concluded at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hayden Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1284, Hayden, CO 81639.
Monte Velasquez of Hayden, Colo., died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in his home. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 10, 1999.
People can call Grant Mortuary for the time and place.
Interment will follow in the Hayden Cemetery.
Funeral services for Chad Cookston will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March, 16, 1999, in the auditorium of Craig Middle School.
Interment will follow at the Craig Cemetery. There is a memorial fund established at the Bank of Colorado. The money will be used as Cookston's parents feel is necessary.
Robert E. Estey III
Robert E. Estey III of Craig, Colo., died April 2, 1999, in Craig. He was 59.
He was born Sept. 18, 1939, in Craig, the son of Robert E. II and Winnie Estey. He was a graduate of Moffat County High School.
In 1960 he married Ingrid Stierle in Denver.
He was employed as district manager of the Yampa Valley Electric Association for Craig and Steamboat Springs and retired as consumer acounts manager.
Estey is survived by his wife; mother; sons, Wayne Alan and Wesley Paul Estey; daughter-in-law, Terri Estey; grandson, Jerod Estey; and sister, Barbara (Walt) Ducey.
He was preceded in death by his father, "Dutch" Estey.
Services were held April 7, 1999, at the First Congregational Church. Pallbearers were Ron Higgins, Harold Hoffman, Carl Chapman, Tom Connor, Vic Rose and Tom Maneotis. Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Congregational Church memorial fund.
Howard H. Hageman
Howard H. Hageman of Craig, Colo., died April 8, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 85.
He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Denver to George and Sylvia (Hyde) Hageman. He spent his childhood in Oak Creek, Colo. He was owner and operator of Hageman's Auto Service.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret (John) Lamb of Aurora, Colo.
Hageman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna; son, Howard; and three brothers, Walter, David and Teddy.
Services were held April 10, 1999, at Grant Mortuary. Services concluded at the mortuary.
Ray K. Shields
Ray K. Shields of Craig, Colo., died April 4, 1999, at his home in Craig. He was 78.
On Dec. 26, 1920, in La Fontaine, Kan., he was born the son of Glen E. and Gladys (Koger) Shields. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942. He was an aviation machinist's mate first class. He lived in Hamilton, Colo., before moving to Craig as a self-employed rancher.
He is survived by a brother, Dale Shields of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary.
Services were held April 9, 1999, at Grant Mortuary.
Funeral services for Adeline Eberle of Craig will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
Lane Harry Decker
Lane Harry Decker of Encampment Wyo., died March 20, 1999, at his home. He was 70.
Decker was born on Aug. 20, 1928, in Oak Creek, Colo., to Harry Winfield and Ruth (Gardner) Decker. He was raised and went to school in Yampa, Colo.
On April 15, 1949, Decker married Harriette Hickman. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and in his younger days was in the rodeo and a team roper. He was instrumental in starting the indoor arena in Moffat County.
Decker is survived by his wife; daughters, Angela (Ken) Tucker of Green River, Wyo., Teresa Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Judy (Richard) Rogers of Coosbay, Ore., Donna (Keith) Carter of Craig, Colo., and Audrey Bergeson of Encampment, Wyo.; sons, Casey Decker of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Steven (Stana) Decker of Rock Springs, Wyo.; sisters, Dalpha Zimmerman of Craig, Stella Love of Benson, Ariz., and Ellen Randolph of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Charlie, Lee and Dart Decker of Craig; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Decker was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kent Decker; and two granddaughters, Jamie Decker and Liza Tucker.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
James F. Munter
James F. Munter of Baggs, Wyo., died at Valley View Manor in Craig, Colo., March 22, 1999. He was 72.
He was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Forrest and Bernice (Field) Munter. He grew up in southwestern Wyoming living in and around Kemmerer, Wyo., until he was graduated from high school.
On Nov. 3, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nev., he married Naida A. Kratzer.
He worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company, working as manager at the Valley Telephone Company in Baggs.
Munter is survived by his wife; step-daughter, Debbie Brazell of Baggs; step-sons, Ricky (Chris) Brazell of Worland, Wyo., Dan Brazell of Caņon City, Colo., and Bill (Jailene) Brazell of Moro, Ore. He is also survived by seven step-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Baggs Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on March 28, 1999. Cremation was prior to service at the Grant Crematory in Craig.
Graveside services for former Craig resident Mildred Jobe will be on Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Craig Cemetery.
Jon Leslie Culverwell
Jon Leslie Culverwell of Craig, Colo, died March 27, 1999. He was 52.
On July 23, 1946, in Hayden, Colo., he was born the son of H.G. and Erma Culverwell. Culverwell grew up on the family ranch west of Craig, went to school and was graduated from Moffat County High School in 1964. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam for one year.
Culverwell is survived by his parents; brothers, Gerald (Roberta) Culverwell of Craig, Norman Culverwell of Craig and Melvin Culverwell of Alaska; sisters, Carolyn of Boise, Idaho, and Melodie (Rueben) Gonzales of Spokane, Wash.
Culverwell was preceded in death by a son, Clint Culverwell, who died in 1997.
Services were held March 31, 1999, at the First Christian Church. Pallbearers were Don Dorland, Larry Lyster, Don Crouch, Raymond Earle, Larry Neu and Jerry Pritchard. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Sandborn, Jack Virden, Gary Weiser, Randy Evans, Frank Levkulich, Richard Jennings, Nick Avgares, George Sandborn, Terry Goedert and Jim Griffin.
Graveside services were held at the Craig Cemetery by the VFW Post No. 4265.
The family requests donations be made to the VFW Post No. 4265, 419 E. Victory Way in Craig, in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave. Craig, CO, or to the charity of your choice.