Keith Curtis Gillam


Craig resident Keith Curtis Gillam died March 18, 2003, at his home. He was 63.

Gillam was born April 12, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., to Curtis and Josephine (Brown) Gillam. He was raised and attended school in Kansas City. He married Agnes J. Lampe on Dec. 22, 1971, in Kansas City.

Following their marriage, they moved to Craig where Gillam worked as a photographer for the Northwest Colorado Daily Press for several years and then he went to work for the Moffat County School District as a custodian. He advanced to head custodian and held that position until his retirement in 2002.

Gillam enjoyed taking pictures -- photography was his passion -- playing slot machines, traveling, model railroads, rocketry and being with his wife and children. He was at one time a member of the International Freelance Photography Club, and after moving to Craig, belonged to Artists for Artists.

Gillam is survived by his wife, Agnes Gillam, of Craig; daughter, Stacy (Berry) Mertis, of Black Hawk, S.D.; sons Robert Gillam, of Craig, Tim (Niki) Gillam, of Woodby Island, Wash., Lennie (Lori) Gillam, of Craig, and Keith Gillam Jr., of Craig.; grandchildren Benjamin Sorenson, Kelsey and Hannah Gillam and Skylar and Emily Mertis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were March 22, 2003, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Rod Compton officiating. Organist was Anne Carr and the soloist was Wanda Brown.

Selections were "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Dance."

Pallbearers were Lennie Gillam, Tim Gillam, Berry Mertis, Keith Gillam Jr., Robert Gillam and Robert Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers were all his many friends.

Interment followed at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions

can be made to the American Heart Association in care of

Grant Mortuary.

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