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Lynn C. Dean

1927-2001

Lynn C. Dean, formerly of Craig, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Hesperia, Calif. He was 73.

On Sept. 7, 1927, in Antelope, Utah, he was born the son of Darrell S. and Elsie M. (Christensen) Dean. He was raised and attended school in Duschene and Roosevelt, Utah. He served in the US Navy during WWII.

On July 25, 1950, in Myton, Utah, he married Bonnie Ranae Fenn. Their marriage was sealed in the temple in Manti, Utah, Sept. 7, 1966. They lived in Craig from 1963 to 1974, Amalia, N.M. from 1974 to 1988, and then in California. His wife, Bonnie Ranae died in November 1996. He later married Imogene Caperton in Hesperia.

Dean worked at various occupations throughout his life and enjoyed being in the mountains and cutting wood. He also enjoyed boating, camping and fishing. He was a member of the American Legion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dean is survived by his wife; daughters, Sherrie (Paul) Knez of Craig and Susan (William) Johnston of Craig; sons Marcus (Karen) Dean of Rogers, Ark., Lloyd (Debbie) Dean of Vernal, and Jason Dean of Hesperia; step-children, Ed, Ruth, Joe and Sharon; sisters, Vangee Morrel of Calif., Betty Hancock of Roosevelt, Utah, Coleen Sly of Roosevelt and Darleen Thomas of Randolph, Utah; brother, James Dean of Calif. grandchildren, Malissa, Jose;y, Matthew, Mallory, NIcholas, Gloria and Casey; great grandchildren, Makenna, Ryan, Jayson and Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Bonnie and daughter, Amy Wallace.

Services were held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Craig. conducting was Bishop Joe Ence; accompanist was Myrna Ence; family prayer by Lloyd Dean; opening prayer by Randy Hancock; obituary by Malissa Squires; hymn "Each Life That Touches Ours For The Good" by Lori Romney; speakers were Tom Moore and Brad Hancock; hymn "Red River Valley: by Lynn's nieces; eulogy by Ken Henderson; hymn "Danny Boy" by Lori Romney and closing prayer by Darrell Thomas.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Dean, Nicholas Dean, Bill Johnston, Jason Dean, Matt Johnston, Joe Knez, Paul Knez and Jeff Persi.

Honorary pallbearers were James Dean, Vaughn Thomas Harley Hope, Earl Squires, Bob Sly, Lowry Seely, Devere Hancock, Ken Hendersona nd The Fenn brothers.

Dedication of the grave was by Ken Henderson with military honors by VFW Post #0. 4265 at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Grant Mortuary.

Manuel Sanchez

1933 - 2001

Manuel Sanchez of Craig, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 67.

On July 11, 1933, in Mt. Harris, he was born the son of Sacramento and Maria (Martinez) Morales. He grew up in Mt. Harris and attended school and graduated from Hayden High School. In 1956, he married Carmen Herrera. To this union were born two children, Steve and Sandra.

They were later divorced. Sanchez married Ruth Lavick on July 27, 1971, in Elko, Nev. To this union was born a daughter, Kimberly. Sanchez and his wife also raised their grandson, Christopher.

Sanchez worked for 25 years as a grocery clerk at Bills Market/City Market and retired after 10 years at Tri State as a warehouseman. Following his retirement, he worked as caretaker at Sherman Youth Camp. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. Sanchez was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a former member of the VFW.

Sanchez is survived by his wife, children, Steven (Linda) Sanchez, Sandra Clark, Kimberly (Chris) Rothermund, Stacey (Shawn) Gregg; brother, Pete (Grace) Morales, Herman (Billie) Sanchez, grandchildren, Chris, Amber, Austin, Lilly, Britney, Drew, and Rodney and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel M. Sanchez and Joe (Pauline) Morello.

Prayer service was held Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 18, 2001, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church with celebrant Fr. Roger Lascelle.

Pallbearers were Steve Sanchez, Pat Herrera, Mike Sanchez, Chris Sanchez, Mike Lavick, Pete Morales, Norman Lopez and Chris Rothermund.

Honorary pallbearers were: Herman Sanchez, Mike Salazar Sr., Wendel Mitchell, Joe Lavick, Dan Snow, Ray Perez, Tony Santisteven and Fred Santisteven.

Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.

Laredo Del Pickens

2001-2001

Laredo Del Pickens, the much-anticipated son of Christopher "Sean" and Nicole (Lathrop) Pickens of Littleton was born Friday, June 8, 2001. He weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces and was 15 1/2 inches long.

He died June 8, 2001.

Laredo is survived by his parents Sean and Nichole; grandparents, Brady and Deborah Pickens of Littleton, Steve and Tracey Lathrop of Craig and Pam Lathrop of Craig; great-grandparents; many aunts and uncles and cousins, Wyatt and Jacob Pickens of Littleton.

Graveside services were held Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Littleton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to any child-related charity in Laredo's name.

Thomas La Pointe

Thomas La Pointe of Craig died Monday, June 18, 2001 at The Memorial Hospital. A memorial mass will be said at a date to be announced. Interment with military honors will be in Ashland, Wisc.

Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas of Savery died Thursday, June 21, 2001, near Baggs. Services are pending.

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