Evelyn Faye Duzik: 1920-2005

Evelyn Faye Duzik died June 17, 2005 in Meeker. She was 85.

Evelyn F. Duzik was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Tulsa, Okla., the third child of Jess and Margarette Holiway Crabtree.

Duzik's parents and siblings moved to Craig in the 1930s where she graduated from Craig High School, Class of 1939. She married George A. Duzik on Aug. 6, 1941, in Georgetown. To this union, four children were born. Known as Nan, she was a life partner in the ranching operation east of Craig. She will be remembered by the gallons of milk and dozens of eggs she marketed to the families, restaurants, and the local hospital. Duzik was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Farmers and Homemakers, and The Craig Square Dance Club. She provided a loving and grandmotherly day care for many families. She was an incredible cook, magic with pastries and cakes. Her gardens were enormous, providing everything from celery to potatoes for family and friends. Nan prepared lavish meals for the harvesting and branding crews.

Duzik is survived by her husband, George; sons George A. "Duke" (Jacque), Michael Jess (Margaret), Robert Edwin; daughter, Roberta Faye (Jim) Duzik Hume; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Margaret Marshall of California, and Jewell Callahan of Craig; and brother-in-law, Andy (Joan) Duzik of Craig.

Duzik was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Jacki, two sisters, Bonnie Bowden and Iva Peters, and two brothers, Roy and Jess (Tuff) Crabtree.

The Rosary was recited by Father Jose Saenz on Monday, June 20, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., at Grant Mortuary. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Jose Saenz. Music was provided by pianist Dr. Pamela Kinder and soloist Ashley Daigle. Special selections "One More Time," "God on The Mountain," and "What a Way to Spend Forever," were sung by Loretta Earle. Interment followed in the family plot at the Craig Cemetery. Pallbearers for Nan were her grandsons Frank, Glenn, Shayne, Tim, Justin Duzik, and Sheb Hume.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Coalin, Jacob, Jared, Jon Hume, and Geoffrey (Bud) Duzik, as well as granddaughters Charlotte Duzik Bullard, Mardi Hume Anson, Toni Hume Tuttle, and Andi Duzik Kerchal.

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