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Faye Meeks

1925 – 2001

Faye Meeks of Hayden died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 75.

On Nov. 4, 1925, in Arkadelphia, Ark., she was born the daughter of Andrew Clabeorn and Susie Annabelle (Nunn) Jones. She was raised in Arkansas later moving to California. On May 23, 1951, in Parris Island, N.C., she married Alfred James Meeks. They lived in many places due to his being in the military. Following his retirement they lived in Rifle before moving to Hayden in 1977. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Fleet Reserve Association, Ladies Auxillary and attended the Hayden Congregational Church. She was also a member of TOPS for many years. She was very proud of having received her GED in 1980. She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and being with her grandchildren.

Meeks is survived by daughters, Susan Lynn (Larry) Mose, of Mexia, Texas, Cynthia Ann Meeks of Hayden, Deborah Diana Meeks of Hayden and Melinda Leigh (Henry) Durkop of Craig; sisters, Louise Crowder of Wilmington, Calif, Mabel Ball of Gurdon, Ark., and Irene Milloway of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Richard Clabourn Jones of Valdosta, Ga., and grandchildren, Alyce Marie (Eric) Heaster, James and Randall Durkop and a foster grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sue Horton, and brothers, Andrew, Amos and Arthur Jones and granddaughter, Adrian Kaye Durkop.

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Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at the Hayden Cemetery officiated by Rev. Beth Purdum. Selections were: “In The Garden” “Whispering Hope” and “Old Rugged Cross.”

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxillary or Hayden Eastern Star scholarship fund both in care of Grant Mortuary.

John McEntee

John McEntee, formerly of Craig, died in Fort Collins, Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. He was the brother of Ena Peed of Craig and Agnes Eades of Nevada. At his request, no services well be held.

Minnie (Culverwell) Sheard


Minnie Sheard was born in Concordia, Kan. Oct. 21, 1909. She was the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Culverwell. Her older sister Elda was born March 5, 1908. Glendon, her younger brother was born May 11, 1911. In 1910 Albert Culverwell came to Craig, where he filed on a homestead below sand springs. The family moved to the homestead sometime in 1911. It was there that Frank Culverwell was born on February 17, 1913.

Sheard enjoyed her childhood on the ranch where she and Frank worked and played hard, doing chores, and taking care of the many bum lambs, pigs and calves that were always looking for a handout from her.

She started school at the Sand Springs Country School. She then went to high school in Craig. From there she went to nurses training at St. Lukes Hospital Nursing School in Denver, where she got her certificate in 1934. She worked in Denver for several years, then moved back to Craig, where she worked for Doctor Deal. She then became the County School Nurse until she retired.

Sometime about the beginning of the Big War, Minnie met a local square dancer; contractor and hard worker named Lloyd Sheard. They were married on Dec. 25, 1943.

Shortly thereafter, they purchased a tract of land between Ranney Street and Taylor Street. It was there that they built an apartment building and shop where they lived and worked from. Lloyd died Dec. 2, 1978. Minnie continued living there until a few years after they were sold.

Sheard was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her older sister, two brothers, many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and acquaintances.

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at the First Baptist Church officiated by Mervin Johnson with organist, Jean Smith; soloist was Randy Kline who sang “Beyond the Sunset,” and Wanda Brown who sang “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagles Wings.”

Pallbearers were: Don Meininger, Lynn Lyons, Alan Lyons, Otis Lyons, Vic Beckett and Joe Lysinger.

Burial was at the Craig Cemetery.

Daniel D. Peck


Daniel D. Peck of Frederick, formerly of Craig, died this September. He was 51.

On May 17, 1952, in Greeley, he was born the son of Donald and Margaret Yenne Peck. He graduated from Pueblo South High School and attended the University of Southern Colorado. On June 15, 1974, in Fowler, he married Judy Armstrong. They moved from Pueblo to Craig in 1978, then to Frederick in August of 2001. He was manager of training for Tri-State Generation and Transmission of Westminster.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1577 of Craig and was of the Baptist faith. Peck enjoyed flying airplanes, golf, cattle ranching and watching the Colorado Avalanche play hockey.

Peck is survived by his wife; son, Christopher Peck of Frederick; brothers, Joel Lee of Pueblo, Michael J. (Cathy) Peck of Pueblo; and three step brothers; sister, Donita L. (Boyd Jr.) Rafferty of Pueblo; three step sisters; and step mother, Joann Peck of Penrose.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, officiated by Rev. Gary Goodpaster, at Tri-Town Baptist Church of Frederick. Cremation followed the service.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St. Longmont, CO 80501.

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