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Leo Edward Saindon


Leo Edward Saindon of Oak Creek, died March 14, 2001, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 78.

On Oct. 22, 1922, in Zurich, Kan., he was born the son of Fredrick and Leona (Filiatreault) Saindon. He grew up in Kansas and moved to Oak Creek when he was 18 years old. He served in the Armed Forces during WWII.

On Aug. 31, 1952, in Oak Creek, he married Anna Yurich. He worked as a conductor on the D&RGW Railroad for 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Rosemarie (Michael) McGinley of Granby and Sue Geisler of Denver; sister, Mary M. Edgar of Phippsburg; brothers, Fred of Arkansas, Marcel of Denver, Richard of Grand Junction and Royce of Denver; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Services were held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Officiating was Msgr. George Schroeder. Organist was JoAnn Nayden.

Pallbearers were: John Yurich, Dean Goeddel, Royce Saindon, John Maynarich, Rick Saindon and Ernie Lombardi Jr.

Interment was at the Oak Creek Cemetery.

Ronald L. Warren


Ronald L. Warren of Craig, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 61.

On Feb. 28, 1940, in Dalton, Neb., he was born the son of Harold and DeLores (Mintken) Warren. He was raised and attended school in Dalton. He attended Adams State College in Alamosa for two years and then Barber School in Denver. He served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965. On Aug. 17, 1968, in Wauneta, Neb., he married Adele E. Teply. They lived in Denver for nine years prior to moving to Craig in 1977. Warren was a barber for 32 years, retiring three years ago. He then worked in sales for The Copy Shop and Snare Equipment. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Westminister Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Chris (Sherri) Warren of Craig and Vince (Vickie) Warren of Craig; sister, Patti Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz., and grandchildren, Chandra Warren, Cody Camp and Jerod and Heather Coniff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald, and granddaughter, Sierra.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 23, 2001, at St. Michael Church officiated by Fr. Roger Lascelle. Organist was Sister Susan Newland with vocalists Sister Bonnie Bachle and Sister Eileen Sheehy.

Pallbearers were Dale Updike, Jake Garcia, Scott McKinney, Dave Hainault, Howdy Davis and Walt Cisar.

Graveside services were by officers of VFW Post No. 4265 at the Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

Angel Marie Muhme


Angel Marie Muhme, infant daughter of Roger and Nancy Muhme of Hayden, died March 21, 2001, She was born March 21, 2001 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

Angel Marie is survived by her parents; sisters, Amber and Victoria; brothers, Randall and Bryan; grandmother, Jean Muhme of Craig; great-grandmothers Ruby Wright of Hayden and Lela Muhme of Glenwood Springs and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Hayden March 24, 2001, officiated by John Page. Burial was at the Hayden Cemetery.

Sherry L. Silver

1954 – 2001

Sherry L. Silver of Craig died Friday, March 16, 2001, six miles west of Hayden on US 40. She was 46.

On April 25, 1954, in Hayden, she was born the daughter of William and Shirley (Doolin) Murphy. She was raised and attended school in Hayden graduating from Hayden High School.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Hunter; sons, Rory Silver and David Silver of Hayden; parents, William and Shirley Murphy of Hayden; sisters, Patty (Sam) Montieth of Hayden and Cindy Jean Murphy of Hayden; brother, Michael (Dianna) Murphy of Hayden; Mother-in-law and father-in-law Walt and Debbie Hunter of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald.

Services were held Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Grant Mortuary officiated by Douglas Zirkle. Services concluded at the mortuary.

Wendy Ann Allred-Taylor

1950 – 2001

Wendy Ann Allred-Taylor died March 26, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Vernal, Utah to Weldon and Orva Allred. She was raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School. She married Pat Taylor of Savery, Wyo., and they had two children before Pat was killed in an accident in 1976.

Taylor is survived by her children, Tammy and Travis and five grandchildren of Phoenix; sisters, Bonnie Noland of Baggs, Wyo., Gayla Richardson of Las Vegas, Tora Dunn of Hot Springs, S.D., Linda Hultz of Phoenix and brothers, Lowell Allred of Liberty, Miss., and Dee Allred of Craig.

According to her wishes, her body was cremated and no services will be held.

Anna Mae Williams

1918 2001

Anna Mae Williams of Phippsburg, a long-time resident of South Routt County, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins. She was 82.

On July 26, 1918, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she was born the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reed. She married Mark L. Williams Nov. 16, 1952, in Boulder. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell and was active with the Altar and Rosary Society and Choir at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Oak Creek. Anna Mae was a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3311 in Oak Creek.

She is survived by her husband; brother, Thomas Reed of Boulder; and sister-in-law, Lila Rider of Phippsburg.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth, Marian, Marguerite, and Helen and brothers, Willard and Charles.

A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Thursday, March 15, 2001, officiated by Msgr. George Schroeder and Fr. Robert Whalen. Musicians were Rod Krey and Joann Nayden. Interment was in the Oak Creek Cemetery.

Memorials in Anna Mae’s name may be sent to Sisters Ann Michelle Berry and Faith Hansen, PO Box 775874, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, or Sister Mary Ann Flax, PO Box 774198, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.

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