Michael Martin Deyo: 1958-2004

Michael Martin Deyo of Oak Creek, died Aug. 6, 2004, near Maybell, Colo. He was 45.

Deyo was born Sept. 15, 1958, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Douglas M. and Patricia (Parks) Deyo.

Deyo was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from high school in 1977. While in high school, he was very active in athletics, playing basketball, football, track, and was on the summer swim team, where he competed regionally and still holds records in Grand Junction for his age at that time. Deyo attended the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, where he played football and graduated with a degree in physical education and science. Deyo married Pamela Dickman in 1985 in Denver and to this union two children were born, Lindsay and Kellan. Deyo taught in Rocky Ford for three years and then in Craig for seven years. He moved to Oak Creek three years ago and was working at Twentymile Coal Company at the time of his death. He was an avid fisherman, a sports official primarily in wresting and softball and was a member of the mine rescue team. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Craig.

Deyo is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth Deyo of Grand Junction; sons Kellan Douglas Deyo of Grand Junction, and Jacob Jones of Albuquerque, N.M.; parents Douglas and Patricia Deyo of Lakeside, Calif.; brother, Steven (Mary Lynn) Deyo of Craig; nephew, Jason Phillips of Craig; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Deyo was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Services were Aug. 12, 2004 at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rod Compton officiating. The eulogy was given by Steve Deyo. The accompanist was Anne Carr and the soloist was Wanda Brown.

Selections were "Amazing Grace," and "The Dance," by Garth Brooks.

Pallbearers were Gary Hall, Jody Gregory, Ben Todd, Mike Camp, Chuck Harvey, Mark Beauchamp, Lane Rowley, Darren Stuart, Danny Green, Chad Day, Brandon Sommers, Russ Bloomer, and Joe Barton.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Hadley, Shane Hadley, Tim Duzik, Rod Dobbs, Bill Yester, Jason Yester, Diana Laib, and "All Mike's Teammates, Players & Coaches".

Interment of cremains was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doak Walker Youth Football League in Craig in care of Grant Mortuary.

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