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Tadayuki "Tad" Marumoto

Tadayuki "Tad" Marumoto of Los Angeles, Calif., died March 22, 2001, in Los Angeles. He was 71. On April 1, 1930, in Terminal Island, Calif., Marumoto was born to Nobusaburo and Koharu (Fujihara) Marumoto. He spent his childhood at Terminal Island. His occupation was a mechanic and he enjoyed working on cars, cooking, spending time with his children and grandchildren and helping.

He is survived by daughters, Gina Cerasani of Virginia, Lynda Cerasani, Robin Marumoto, and Marci Marumoto of Craig; brother, Danny Marumoto of Arkansas; sister, Yaye Karasawa of California, grandchildren, Bobby and Bailey Haase, Jordan Clark, and Harley Little.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Hit and Tar Marumoto.

Services were held Sunday March 25, 2001, in Las Angeles. Final disposition was by cremation.

Eric Murphy Neely

Eric Murphy Neely was born March 1, 1919, in Moline, Texas, to Lester Eric Neely and Addie Murphy Neely. He died on April 24, 2001 in Craig. He was 82.

As a young child, Eric moved to Evant, Texas where he lived on the family farm and attended school until his graduation in 1937. Eric met Lottie Conradt at the Long Cove Baptist Church and they were married four years later at Lometa, Texas on Oct. 31, 1940. Eric went to serve his country on Oct. 18, 1941, in the 9th Field Artillery. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 26, 1943, at the death of his father, to run the family farm.

Eric and Lottie moved to Austin, Texas in 1960, to work for the state. Eric retired after 20 years at the Austin State School from the maintenance department.

The Neelys retired to four acres in Garfield, Texas to garden and tend their small orchard. In 1988, they moved to Craig where they spent their time fishing, gardening and traveling. In 1992, they moved back to Texas for four years. They returned to Craig in July of 1996.

Eric was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church since the age of 16. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Eric also enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing and traveling.

Eric Neely is survived by Lottie, his wife of 60 years; sister, Evelyn Conner; daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Oatman; son, Lester Eric Neely; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crestview United Methodist Church at 1300 Morrow St., Austin, Texas 78757.

The family received visitors from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel. Pastor Pam Kilpatrick officiated. Interment followed at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.

Ruthann C. Hardway

1937 - 2001

Ruthann C. Hardway of Craig died April 23, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital. She was 63.

She was born Nov. 4, 1937, in Pennsylvania. She was raised by her stepfather and mother, Charles and Mary (McIntyre) Martin. She was married to Boyed Hardway. They lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio and California. Hardway moved to Craig in 1993. She enjoyed playing bingo, video taping movies, singing, listening to country music, table games, and crocheting. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by daughters, Ansara Hardway and Mary F. Wood of Craig and Debra Hardway of Pennsylvania; sons, Carl Hardway of Craig and Boyed Hardway; sister, Kathleen Miller of Pennsylvania; brother, William Knight of Oregon and grandchildren, Christopher and Lenae Hardway.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandchild, Boyed Hardway III.

Services were held Friday, April 27, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Craig. Conducting the service was Bishop Brian Herring. Accompanist was Sharon Winslow with a family prayer by Mary Jane Horrocks. Invocation by Forrest Luke and Eulogy by Mary Pressley. Musical number "Angels" by Sarah McLachlan. Speaker was Leon Horrocks. Solo of "Amazing Grace" by Paulette Bird and benediction was by Craig Mortensen. Pallbearers were William "Bill" Knight, Brian Herring, Forrest Luke, Charles "C.J." Knight, Leon Horrocks and Craig Mortensen. Honorary pallbearers were Boyed Hardway and Carl Hardway.

Dedication of the grave was by Leon Horrocks at the Craig Cemetery.

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