Carma Sixkiller

Craig resident Carma Sixkiller died Sept. 30, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was 44.

Sixkiller was born June 5, 1959, in Steamboat Springs to Jack and Joy (Overmeyer) Leonard.

Sixkiller went through the eighth grade at Browns Park and then attended high school in Craig. She married William Sixkiller on July 3, 1975, at the Maybell Church. She worked as an office manager and was very good at water research, property mapping, and old survey research. She was very involved in the community, working as a timer for the Steamboat Pro Rodeo and as a timer and secretary at the local jackpot ropings and rodeos. She helped her husband around the fairgrounds with the irrigation, trash, and restrooms. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, ceramics, camping, rock hunting, animals, and especially riding horses in the country away from the arena, spending time with her family and traveling, which they did a lot of, partly because of trips for medical reasons with Ryan and herself. She also collected snowmen and had a collection of around 208 of them at Christmas time.

Sixkiller is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Sixkiller, of Craig; daughters Brandy (John) Harding, of Craig, and Ryan (Travis) Jones, of Craig; grandchildren Daniel Harding, Hannah and Isabelle Jones; sisters Kathy (Lynn) Bower, and Dana Peterson, of Baggs, Wyo.; a brother, Bill (Jan) Leonard, of Craig; father, Jack (Charlene) Leonard, of Craig; and mother, Joy (Fred) Blevins, of Browns Park.

Services were held Oct. 6, 2003 at First Christian Church with Beryl Wright officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund in Sixkiller's name at the Community First Bank.

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