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LuSetta Dowling


LuSetta Dowling of Craig, died Sept. 8, 2000, at Valley View Manor in Craig. She was 98.

Dowling was born Jan. 5, 1902, in Holdrege, Neb. She was raised and attended school in Nebraska.

In 1923, in Golden, she married Guy Dowling. They lived in Dillon, moved to Waddle Creek around 1925, and then to Hayden where her husband worked for the Carpenter Ranch. After her husband died in 1934, she worked as a cook at the Hayden hospital and a clerk at Hayden Mercantile. She moved to Craig and worked for Golden Rule and Swansons Shoe Store. She lived in Craig for over 20 years.

She is survived by son, Dayton Dowling of Hayden; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Norma Eisengrein and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held Sept. 14, 2000, at Grant Mortuary Chapel officiated by Beryl Wright. Avis Funk was organist and Gretchen Hayes was soloist. Burial was at the Hayden Cemetery.

Mary Jane Jones


Mary Jane Jones of Craig, died Aug. 26, 2000, at her home. She was 76.

On May 18, 1924, in Craig, she was born the daughter of Tom Springsteel and Eula Mae Farmer. She was raised in Craig, graduating from Moffat County Schools

In 1961 in Raton, N. M. she married Guy Jones. They renewed their vows in 1981 in Tacoma Wash. They lived in Tacoma for 26 years and Denver for eight. They moved back to Craig in 1989.

She is survived by her husband and son, Billy Sadvar of Washington.

Services were held Sept. 8, 2000, officiated by Beryl Wright. Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.

Allan McStay


Allan McStay of Craig, died Sept. 11, 2000, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 60.

On April 16, 1940, in Wakeeney, Kan., he was born the son of Harold McStay and Elaine Claycamp. He was raised in Wakeeney and Weskan, Kan. He moved to the Craig area with his family in 1962. He was unable to work since 1969 when he was involved in a horse riding accident and he has been under the care of the staff at Valley View Manor and Horizons for the handicapped since that time.

McStay is survived by his parents; brothers, Mark (Nancy) McStay and Wesley McStay of Craig; sisters, Janene (Bob) Ogletree of Craig, and Vivian (Victor) Michel of Lankin, Kan.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl White.

Services were held Sept. 14, 2000 at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Pat Johnson and Phyllis Harris officiating. Organist was Phyllis Harris and a duet by Lorraine Morrison and Cynthia Yung. Burial was at the Craig Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made to the Horizons for the handicapped in care of Grant Mortuary.

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