Forrest W. Conrow

Forrest W. Conrow

1915-2001

Forrest W. Conrow of Craig, died April 4, 2001, at Valley View Manor. He was 85.

On May 16, 1915, in Cheyenne, Wyo., he was born the son of Luther and Rose (Beard) Conrow. He lived in Nevada, California and Colorado and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

On Sept. 16, 1943, in McGill, Nev., he married Marian S. Okes. They lived in Ely, Nev., and Eugeene Ore., prior to moving to Craig in 1945. He worked as a hardrock miner in California and Nevada, and after moving to Craig, he worked at the Texaco Refinery, operated a radio repair shop, worked at Rogers Hardware and was a mechanic at Colorado Ute. Following his retirement, he was a locksmith for several years. Conrow brought the first television to Craig and worked hard to obtain a television signal for Craig.

Conrow is survived by his wife; daughters, Sharon (Michael) Chapman, and Elise (Larry) Schmedeke of Craig. grandchildren, David Chapman, Stacey Armstrong, Janell Edwards, Eric Standard, Lori Noland, Don Cliff, Bill and Frank Schmedeke; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held Sunday, April 7, 2001 at Grant Mortuary Chapel officiated by Bill Lyon. Organist was Anne Carr, soloist was Wanda Brown with selections of "My Brother's Keeper" and "Faith Unlocks The Door."

Services concluded at the mortuary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or The Alzheimer's Unit at Valley View Manor in care of Grant Mortuary.

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