Obituaries for September 2008

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David O'Neal

Private family interment for David O'Neal, a 66-year-old Buffalo, Wyo., resident who died Friday morning at his home surrounded by family and friends, will be held in the Big Horn Mountains that David loved. Donations in David's memory may be ...

Thomas Bengston

Thomas A. Bengston, of Craig, died Aug. 24, 2008, at The Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74. Tom was born June 25, 1934, in Menominee, Mich., the son of Andrew and Frances (Dessart) Bengston. He moved with ...

Myrlen Chesnut

Dr. Myrlen Chesnut, formerly of Craig, died Aug. 28, 2008, in Ordway. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Craig Assembly of God Church.

William George Brewer

William George "Bill" Brewer died Aug. 27, 2008, in Sheridan, Wyo. For the last 20 years, he was in and out of the hospital for painful health issues that slowed him down. Yet, he continued to work and travel and ...

Richard Paul Harper

Richard Paul Harper died Aug. 25, 2008, at his home in Hayden, after a lengthy illness. He was 73. Richard was born June 24, 1935, in Craig, the son of Floyd P. and Georgia Ellen (Johnson) Harper. He was raised ...

Doris Jean Bemis

Doris Jean Bemis, of Craig, died Saturday at The Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grant Mortuary.

Sam S. Sanchez

Sam Stephen Sanchez, a great husband, father, brother and friend, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Casper Medical Center in Wyoming. Sam was born Nov. 13, 1956, in Glenwood Springs, to John B. Sanchez and Jennie Duran Sanchez. After Sam ...

Marvin Thompson

Memorial services for Marvin Thompson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall.

Edna B. Lawton

A private memorial service for Edna B. Lawton, 93, will take place at a later date. She died Aug. 29, 2008, at Shepherd of the Valley nursing home in Casper, Wyo. Lawton was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Craig, to ...

Walter James Gregory

Walter James Gregory, known to most as "Jim", died Sept. 9, 2008, in the Hospice Care Center of McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover, ...

Doris "Jean" Bemis

Craig

Doris "Jean" Bemis was born Sept. 28, 1932, in Steamboat Springs to George "Murphy" Combs and Thelma Seline Salisbury. She was raised and attended school in Steamboat Springs, and after her high school graduation, she married her first husband, Dallas ...

Glenda C. Christensen

Craig

Glenda C. Christensen, of Craig, died Monday at The Memorial Hospital. At her request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetic Association, in care of Grant Mortuary. Friends may sign an online guest book ...

Wylma (Bittler) Sorensen

Wylma (Bittler) Sorensen died Sept. 13, 2008, at the age of 53, and was reunited with her husband, whom she had dearly missed. She was born March 10, 1955, in Fairplay to Gordon and Edna Bittler. She graduated from Moffat ...

Shirley Gibson Sowards

Shirley Gibson Sowards, of Grand Junction and formerly of Rangely, Craig and Torrington, Wyo., died Sept. 22, 2008. He was born Feb. 1, 1910, to Nelson and Mary Sowards in Vernal, Utah. After high school graduation, he attended the university ...

Tamara Conner

Tamara L. Conner, 39, of Grand Junction, died Sept. 13, 2008, at her home. Tamara was born Jan. 19, 1969, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Dean and Peggy (Call) Herndon. On June 1, 1991, Tamara married Scott L. Conner in ...

Kolby Scott Craig

Kolby Scott Craig, infant son of Nick Craig and Allie Wilkinson, was born Sept. 2, 2008, at The Memorial Hospital and died at birth. He is survived by his parents, Nick Craig & Allie Wilkinson; grandparents Steve and Amber Wilkinson ...

Sharon Schoening

Hayden

Sharon Lee Valdez Schoening died Sept. 16, 2008, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She succumbed after a year-long battle with cancer. She was 53. Sharon was born Sept. 29, 1954, in Thornton, to Charles (Chuck) and Mary Espinoza Valdez. She ...

Michael E. Skinner

Michael E. Skinner, of Salone, Ariz., died Sept. 22, 2008, of natural causes. Mike was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Craig to Earl E. "Gene" and Margret Skinner. Mike is survived by his mother, Margret; brother, Kerry; sister-in-law, Catherine; and ...

Addie Kruse Zimmerman

Steamboat Springs

Addie Kruse Zimmerman died Sept. 27, 2008, in Craig. She was 97. Addie Fay Kruse Zimmerman was born in Neosho, Mo., on April 4, 1911, to Charlie and Alice Kruse. She was the fourth child and the second daughter of ...