Obituaries for April 2008

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Marion Gavaza

Marion Gavaza, of Plymouth, Mass., died of a lengthy illness March 29, 2008. She was 89. Gavaza was born in 1919 to Judge James Kirby and Elizabeth Kirby in Whitman, Mass. She is survived by relatives, including a daughter, Joanne, ...

Guy Thomas Shefstead

Guy Thomas Shefstead, 80, died March 24, 2008, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab in Craig, where he had been a resident following a stay in The Memorial Hospital. He fought cancer for more than a year. Guy was born ...

Stella May Baker Shepard

Craig

Stella May Baker Shepard was born June 8, 1920. She died March 16, 2008. Stella was born 14 miles northwest of Akron in a two room sod house to Loyal A. Baker and Zula M. Worley Baker. She was the ...

Donald Corson Sr.

Donald R. Corson Sr. (Donnie), a longtime Snake River resident, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at his home south of Baggs, Wyo., with his wife at his side. He was 76 years old. Don was born Sept. 30, 1931, in ...

Flona Iris Loper

Flona Iris Loper, the daughter of Elmer Claude Collins and Bertha Olive Gentry, was born June 20, 1915, in Okemah, Okla. She died April 6, 2008, in Citrus Heights, Calif., at age 92. For 58 years, she was the wife ...

Donald Johnson Jr.

Graveside services for Donald Johnson Jr. are at noon Sunday at the Mead Ranch in Hamilton. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, in care of Grant Mortuary.

Andrea Olymbia "Bia" Peroulis Reyes

Andrea Olymbia "Bia" Peroulis Reyes, a lifetime resident of Moffat and Routt counties, died March 10, 2008, at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker. She was 45. Bia was born Feb. 12, 1963, to Andy and Argie Peroulis in Craig. She ...

Juanita Kincheloe

Juanita Kincheloe, a fifth-grade teacher at East Elementary in the 1960s, was born April 19, 1910. She died April 4, 2008.

Esthermae Schrader Lizardi

Esthermae "Esther" Schrader Lizardi, a lifelong resident of Moffat County, died April 1, 2008, at her home. She was 62. Esther was born to the late Bill and Eileen Schrader on Feb. 27, 1946. They lived on the Schrader family ...

Mike Willems

Mike Willems was born Oct. 23, 1928, to Abraham and Anna (Isaac) Willems in Greensburg, Kan. He is survived by his wife Wilma, four children Rodney (Cindy) of Morrill, Neb., Steffen (Laura) of Craig, Byron (Kim) of Craig and Sandra ...

Jewell Callahan

Jewell Callahan, mother of Kathie Butts, died Sunday at her home in Craig. Services are pending.

Oscar Milton Dell Jr.

Oscar Milton Dell Jr. of Mayer, Ariz., died April 13, 2008, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz. He was born July 25, 1929, in Phippsburg. Private cremation will take place at Bradshaw Crematory. The Arizona Ruffner Wakelin ...

Jewell Callahan

Julia "Jewell" Clair Callahan was born Oct. 18, 1918. She was the 10th of 11 children born to Andy and Ann Duzik. Jewell died April 13, 2008. Jewell was born at the Duzik homestead on Breeze Basin, west of Craig. ...

Donald M. Johnson Jr.

Donald M. Johnson Jr., a longtime Hamilton resident, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, following a lengthy illness. He was 67 years old. Donald was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Carbondale, to Donald M. and ...

Laurelen "Lornie" Flies

Memorial services for Laurelen "Lornie" Flies will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Memorial donations may be made to The Memorial Hospital in care of Grant Mortuary.

Aletha Grace McCall Charles

Aletha Grace McCall Charles, 79, died April 12, 2008 in Canon City. Grace was born Dec. 9, 1928 in Wiley, to Olen W. and Clara Victoria (Horton) McCall. She moved to Canon City at the age of 10, and graduated ...

Ford "Duke" Hughes

Ford "Duke" Hughes died April 13, 2008, in Fruita. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dinosaur cemetery.

Brianna Lee Powers

Funeral services for Brianna Lee Powers, infant daughter of Candace and Terry Powers, of Hayden, are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission of Grace Baptist Church in Hayden.

Jessie D. "Doc" Smith

Jessie D. "Doc" Smith was born May 7, 1942, in Littlefield, Texas, to Rector Oliver and Rachel Evidine Smith. He was one of seven children. He passed away peacefully at the age of 65 at his home west of Craig ...

Jesse M. Mascarenas

Craig

Jesse M. Mascarenas, a longtime Craig resident, died March 29, 2008, at his home at the age of 87. Jesse was born June 8, 1920, in Pina, N.M., to Gavina Arellano and Clemente Mascarenas. In May 1943, Jesse married Virginia ...

Lucille Marie Bartlett

Former Hayden resident Lucille Marie Bartlett died April 10, 2008, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center in Craig. She was 92. Lucille was born July 14, 1915, in Bay City, Mich., to Julius and Mary (Hoffman) Lambert. She ...

William Clark Urie

William "Bill" Clark Urie died April 8, 2008. Born Jan. 15, 1959, he was the son of Joseph P. and Charlene Urie. He grew up with his family in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School. He pursued training ...

Harriet Elaine Pankey

Harriet Elaine Pankey, 72, of Rock Springs, Wyo., died April 19, 2008, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, and former resident of Colorado, Mrs. Pankey had been in ill health for the past ...

Charlotte Jane Shaul

Charlotte Jane Shaul of Craig died April 13, 2008, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 92. Charlotte was born Feb. 26, 1916, to John Joseph Blandford and Sadie Eleanor Ritzschke, at home in Steamboat Springs. She lived and ...

A. Vera Martin

A." Vera" Martin of Grand Junction died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Mesa Manor Care Center, She was 94. Vera was born March 2, 1914, to James Kirk and Clara Habig Kirk in Cumberland, Md. She was raised and attended ...