Michael James Webster: 1947-2004


Michael James Webster of Craig, died Sept. 8, 2004, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 56.

Webster was born Nov. 17, 1947, in Los Angeles to James P. and Anna Mae (Babbitt) Webster.

The family moved to Craig when Webster was 3, and he attended school in Craig, graduating from high school in 1965.

Webster served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was been employed at Trapper Mine for the past 25 years as a heavy equipment operator.

He married Roslyn "Kitty" Gesinger on Nov. 17, 1989, in Craig. Webster enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was a fan of NASCAR.

He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union and the American Legion.

Webster is survived by his wife, Roslyn "Kitty" Webster, of Craig; son, Michael Webster, of Aloha, Ore.; sisters Pat (Chuck Zulian) Mosher of Craig, and Lolita (Ben) Waters of Craig; brother, George Webster, of Benton, Ky.; mother and father-in-law Robert and Janet Gesinger of Ridgeview, S.D.; sisters-in-law Janelle Gesinger of Las Vegas, Nev., and Peggy Gesinger of Texas; brothers-in-law Blaine (Deedra) Gesinger, and Kenny (Mary Kay) Gesinger, both of South Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Webster was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Beverly Jean, his sister-in-law Roberta Tolbert and his wife's grandmother, Rose Gesinger.

Services were held Sept. 13, 2004 at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Daniel Shaffer officiating.

A duet was performed by Wanda Brown and Becky Field. Selections were "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain," with a special selection, "The Dance."

Honorary pallbearers were "All Mike's Family and His Many Friends".

Interment of cremains was at Craig Cemetery with a graveside service by VFW Post 4265.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pee Wee Wrestling Organizations or the Boys and Girls Club, both in care of Grant Mortuary.

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