Margaret Dyar Ellsworth

1929 - October 1, 2008

Margaret Dyar Ellsworth, of Cedaredge, and formerly of Craig, died Oct. 1, 2008, at her home. She was 79.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Margaret Dyar was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Denver to Owen P. and Mina Belle (Zirkle) Dyar. Margaret spent her childhood at Craig, graduating from Craig High School in 1948. She attended the University of Wyoming for one year and then went to the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Denver, receiving her degree as a registered nurse.
On Sept. 27, 1953, Margaret married her heart's companion, Philip Ellsworth, in Craig. He survives.
Margaret had lived in Cedaredge for the past 17 years, coming from Bethany, Okla. She lived in Bethany for 31 years. A member of the Unitarian Church of Grand Junction, she was also a member of the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, Delta County League of Women Voters, Delta Doves and the Cedaredge Literary Club.
Besides loving her family and friends, her interests were preserving the history of the Surface Creek Valley and enjoying the beauty that surrounds us.
Those grateful to have shared in her life included her husband, Philip Ellsworth, of Cedaredge; one son, Philip Dyar Ellsworth (Rebecca), of Casper, Wyo.; two daughters, Ruth Ellsworth Carter (Bill), of Austin, Texas, and Carolyn Belinda Ellsworth, of Cedaredge; one brother, William O. Dyar, of Grand Junction; granddaughter, Gina Marie Andrews, of Washington, Okla.; two grandsons, James William Uhlenhake, of Noble, Okla.; and Carter Anthony Richards, of Cedaredge; and one great-grandson, Owen Philip Andrews, of Washington, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory. View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Margaret Ellsworth Navajo Children's Fund, in care of The Surface Creek Bank, P.O. Box 490, Cedaredge, CO 81413.