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Carol M. Cathey

1915 - 2001

Carol M. Cathey died Aug. 15, 2001, in Mesa, Ariz. He was 85.

Cashew was born Dec. 19, 1915, in St. Frances, Kan., the only child of James Joseph Cathey and Oral Oilman. The family homesteaded on the Big Gulch, northwest of Craig in 1917.

On Dec. 23, 1939, in Greeley, Colo., he married Betty Sheridan. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Latter-day Saints temple. She preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1987.

Cashew received his Bachelor of Arts in fine arts and Master of Education in industrial education. He obtained one of the last lifetime teaching certificates issued by the state of Colorado. His teaching career ranged from the one-room Antelope schoolhouse to engineering professor at Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo.

His artistic talents benefitted Craig by the murals he painted in the Cosgriff Hotel and the Midwest Cafe of Craig's past. He also loved cartooning, sign painting, storytelling, hunting, traveling and genealogy.

He is survived by his daughters, Fredonne (Carl) Chapman of Craig, and Carolyn (Dean) Eaton of Mesa, Ariz; and son, C. Dean (Maggie) Cathey of Gilbert, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mesa, Ariz. Presiding and conducting was Bishop Lester K. Stradling. Organist was Bernice Conrad with opening hymn "O My Father." Invocation was by grandson, Jim Cathey; life history was by son, C. Dean Cathey; special musical number "Heirlooms" was sung by 10 Eaton grandchildren, the talk was given by son-in-law, Dean L. Eaton, closing hymn was "How Great Thou Art by granddaughter, Amy Eaton; and benediction was by grandson, Matthew C. Cathey.

Pallbearers were grandsons Dean J. Eaton, Matthew Cathey and Jim Cathey and grandsons-in-law, Jeff Miller, Michael Steele and Jason Dalton.

Graveside services were held at the Craig Cemetery Aug. 23, 2001. Dedication of grave was by C. Kim Chapman. Song was "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were J. B. Chapman, C. Kim Chapman, C. Dean Cathey, Dean Eaton, Brad Magill and Doug Skroch.

Concluding services and dedication of grave was by C. Kim Chapman at the Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Genealogical Library, 41 S. Hobson, Mesa, AZ 85203, where he served four years as a genealogist.

Robert William Scott

1927-2001

Robert William Scott of Craig died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 74.

On July 22, 1927, in Craig, he was born the son of William and Bertha (Eberle) Scott. He spent his childhood in Craig. He later moved to Reedly, Calif., where he worked as a farm laborer for 35 years. He returned to Craig in 1987 and has resided here since. He enjoyed walking and doing jigsaw puzzles, reading and, when health permitted, traveling around the United States. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God for many years.

Scott is survived by brothers, Roy and John Scott of Craig.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001 at the Craig Cemetery officiated by Bill Lyon.

Stephen W. Vair

1940 - 2001

Stephen W. Vair of Hayden, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001. He was 60.

On Aug. 24, 1940, in Arvada, he was born the son of Clyde and Ethel (Nosler) Vair. He grew up and attended school in Arvada graduating from Arvada High School. Following high school, Vair served two years in the U.S. Navy.

He married Judith Ann Hunter June 7, 1963, in Wheat Ridge. They lived in Arvada and Fort Collins prior to coming to Hayden in October of 1977. Vair worked at the Hayden Power Plant in various capacities and at the time of his retirement was a board operator. Vair had served on both the Hayden Town Board and Hayden School Board and was a member of the Hayden Congregational Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and reading.

Vair is survived by daughters, Shannon (Brian) Sitler of Tucson, Ariz, and Terri Vair of Grand Junction; sons, Scott (Debbie) Vair of Castle Rock and Steven (Kendra) Vair of Greeley; mother; brother, Clyde Vair of Eaton and grandchildren, Meagan, Cory, Trevor and Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Kenneth, and his wife Judy, in 1997.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at Hayden Congregational Church officiated by Bill and Carol Iammatteo-Code. Organist was Avis Funk with soloist Betty Barnes. Selection was "The Lord's Prayer." Congregational hymn was "Amazing Grace."

Pallbearers were Ron Cless, Paul Epley, Clyde Vair, Bill Hayden, Mike Nosler and Mike Vair.

Interment was at the Hayden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Routt County Humane Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

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