From Rio Blanco, Colorado:
Fonnie Raymond 'Ray' Keeble
January 11, 1922 ~ October 4, 2002
Ray Keeble died Oct. 4, 2002, in Carson City. He was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Denver, Colo., to Ray and Eunice Amick Keeble.
He attended high school in Colorado. He married Dorothy Marston.
Before moving to Carson City, he lived in Meeker, Colo., for many years
where he worked for several ranches.
Keeble was a former caretaker of Harrah's Ranch in Reno and later retired from the Carson City Street Department in 1987. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.
Among his survivors are his wife of 53 years Dorothy; daughter Lois Keeble of Carson City; brothers Kenneth and Frances Keeble of Kingman, Ariz. and one cousin.
Walton's Carson Gardens Cemetery was responsible for the arrangements.
Dixie Magor Wittstruck Brandborg
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002
Dixie Magor Wittstruck Brandborg, 87, passed away at the Mesa Manor in Grand Junction Thursday, Nov. 28. 2002. A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. The burial took place at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle. Brandborg was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Morley F. Brandborg of Grand Junction; a son, Richard Wittstruck of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and a daughter, Dixie 'DeDe' Coy of Okemos, Mich. Brandborg had four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dixie's name to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.
Funeral director was Gary Blackburn.
Flora Mae Johnson
September 15, 1928 ~ January 29, 2003
Flora Mae Johnson, 74, Crofton, Ky., died Jan. 29, 2003, at Pinecrest Manor of natural causes.
Services were held 2 p.m. Saturday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Crofton, with the Rev. Earl Grace officiating. Burial was at Ridgetop Cemetery.
A native of Trigg County, she was born Sept. 15, 1928, the daughter of the late James and Ola Boren. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Johnson; two sons, Sammy D. Johnson, Rangely and Chuck Johnson, Crofton, Ky.; two sisters, Mavis Brown, Dixon, Mo., Lois Jackson, Hopkinsville, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Conrad E. 'Gene' Treber
March 13, 1928 ~ March 18, 2003
Conrad E. 'Gene' Treber, 78, of Clifton, died March 18, 2003, at his residence.
Conrad was born March 13,1928, in Denver to Conrad and Helen Hessler Treber. He spent his childhood at Derby and Longmont, where he went to high school. He had also lived in Denver and Rangely, and Cottonwood, Ariz. Conrad moved to Clifton in 1996. He had owned White River Disposal and was retired.
Conrad enjoyed fishing, being a foster grandparent, doing word search puzzles and reading.
On June 20, 1948, Conrad married Lois F. Miller at Denver. She survives. Other survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stanley Eugene and Paula Treber, and Stephen Edward Treber, all of Denver; and a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Elaine and Randy G. Johnson of Grand Junction; a brother, Myron Louis Treber; a sister, Shirley Mac Kembel; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.
Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Wanda Ann Rooks
Oct. 9, 1917 ~ March 22, 2003
Longtime Rangely resident Wanda Ann Rooks, 85, died March 22 in the Extended Living Center of the Rangely District Hospital.
Wanda was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Harland County, Ky., and the daughter of Emmett and Lois Miles.
For many years she worked in her family's restaurant and tavern in Rangely, "The Headquarters" and after it closed, worked in various Rangely restaurants.
Survivors include two children and her grandson, Lonnie Schonefeld and his wife Marian both of Rangely as well as their two children, Ryan and Mikayla.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Rangely Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. at the Rangely Mortuary Chapel which has care of the arrangements.
Robert Joyce Story
September 29, 1909 ~ May 30, 2003
Former Meeker resident Robert Joyce Story, 93, of Homelake, Colorado died May 30, 2003, at the Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte.
He was born Sept. 29, 1909, in Boonville, Mo., to James Pearl and Iona McDowell Story. He married Fredrique Crockett on Oct. 19, 1947, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she precedes him in death.
Robert was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was also a 65-year member of the Rio Blanco Lodge #80, AF & AM, the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Ducks Unlimited and The Order of Eastern Star.
He enjoyed white water rafting, reading and playing cards, especially Bridge. He also enjoyed square dancing and writing.
Surviving are a daughter, Karin L. Kruger of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his nieces, Barbara Branscom of Poway, Calif., and Bobbi Wegner of Tribune, Kan.; and four great nieces and great nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and two granddaughters.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from St. James' Episcopal Church with Military and Masonic rites to follow intermenty in the Highland Cemetery.
Cochran Memorial Chapels have been entrusted with the local arrangements.