Frank N. Gross

1914 -2001

Frank Gross of Steamboat Springs died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. He was 87.

On April 4, 1914, in MIlwaukee, Wisc., he was born the son of Carl and Dorothy (Weber) Gross. He was raised and attended school in Milwaukee. He married Dorothy H. Kamrath May 10, 1941, in Milwaukee. He worked as a draftsman for Falk Corporation and made gears for ships. After leaving Milwaukee, they lived in Pueblo from 1979 to 1992 at which time they moved to Craig. He had been a resident at the Extended Care Center and then the Doak Walker Care Center for over four years. He enjoyed playing golf.

Gross is survived by his daughter, Donna (David) Spencer of Craig, grandchildren, Kathy Hocke of Abilene, Texas and Kristine Julseth of Denver; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Hocke and Katie Julseth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Eleanor, Katy and Olga and a brother Carl Jr.

Services were held Sat., May 5, 2001, at 6 p.m. at Grant Mortuary Chapel officiated by Gay Albers. Organist was Anne Carr. Soloist was Wanda Brown with selections of "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

Interment was at the Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee.

Memorial donations may be made to Doak Walker Care Center in care of Grant Mortuary.

Ruth J. Dahm


Ruth J. Dahm a resident of Craig since 1985, died May 5, 2001, in Denver.

On July 2, 1924, in Springfield, Ill., she was born the daughter of Arthur Luckey and Margaret Smith. She married Ralph Vernon Noe, who died in 1981. In 1996, she married Joseph W. Dahm who died in 1996. She was a housewife, a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Alter and Rosary Society. Dahm liked line dancing, dogs and golfing.

She is survived by her sons Ralph (Delfina) Noe of Los Angeles, Joseph (Kristi) Noe of San Diego, Calif., Todd (Jean) Noe of Deer Trail and Christopher (Annette) Noe of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughters, Kathy (Bill) Kuhl of Craig and Penny (Ronald) Martin of Jacksonville, Ill.; step-children Jac Dahm of Decatur, Ill., Paul Dahm of Fenton, Mo., and James Dahm of St. Louis, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sister, Helen Palmer and grandson, Robert Wayne Martin.

Prayer services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Roger Lascelle. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 11, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springfield officiated by Fr. Frank O'Hara and Fr. August Sperl.

Pallbearers were Bill Kuehl, Michael Drainer, John Martin, Jamie Kuehl, Daniel Drainer and Brad Martin.

Burial was at Camp Butler in Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

Josephine Gonzales


Josephine Gonzales of Durango died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Durango. Gonzales had lived in Durango since 1969.

On Feb. 5, 1937, in Milner, she was born the daughter of Josef Gall and Charley Earle Dever. She married Nicholas T. Gonzales Jan. 22, 1955, in Hayden. She and her husband lived in Craig from 1957 to 1969. She owned and operated the Hair Depot for several years, managed the Americana Beauty College and worked with several other beauty shops. She worked at Montgomery Wards and Animas Valley Carpet in Durango as a bookkeeper and office manager for Dean Brown DDS.

She is survived by her husband; sons, John P. Gonzales and David Gonzales, of Durango; daughter, Tracine Bevans, of Torrington, Wyo.; sister, Jonell Backes of Milner; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001 at Hood Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, La Plata County Heart Fund, P.O. Box 1777, Durango, CO 81302.

Beverly Washburn

1934 - 2001

Beverly Washburn of Craig, died May 11, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 66.

On Aug. 16, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala., she was born the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Roberts) Mills. She was raised and attended school in Alabama, graduating from Ramsey High School in Birmingham. She attended and graduated from the University of Alabama. In 1950, she married Richard Washburn III and was later divorced. In 1958, she married Red West in California. They were later divorced. She worked many years as a microbiologist for Southern Research Institute primarily doing cancer research. She lived in California from 1960 until 1990, when she moved to Craig. She was a member of the Cancer Society, Jehovah Witness Church and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed knitting, photography and poetry. She received many awards for her knitting, was published and also received awards in both photography and poetry. She was named an outstanding 4-H leader in Moffat County.

Washburn is survived by daughter, Robin Washburn, of Craig; son, John M. West of California; son-in-law, Roger Gerrard of Mississippi; sister, Betty Fleming of Adamsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Richard, Jeremy, and Ashley Gerrard, and Kelli and Joshua Washburn.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Craig Cemetery, officiated by Loren Baysinger.

Pallbearers were Richard Gerrard, John Martinez, Clarence Taylor, Landon Melquist, Austin Nelson and Juan Arias.

Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary

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