Obituaries for July 2009

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Brett Michael Stearns

Brett Michael Stearns was born in Craig, the son of Michael R. and Julie K. Stearns. He attended schools in Craig, and in high school played football and competed in track. His specialties were the shot put and discus. He ...

Idella Mae Phelps Kline

Idella Mae Phelps Kline, 83, of Greer, S.C., died June 29, 2009, in Greer, S.C., of Alzheimer's. She was a Craig resident from the mid-1940s to 1967. She was born Dec. 13, 1925, to Clarence and Roxanne Shook Phelps in ...

Ethel Callaway

Ethel Gates (Simon) Callaway, 91, of Craig, died Nov. 7, 2008, at her home in Craig. She was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Craig to Emma and Roy Simon. Ethel was married to the late Mahlon Gates and was mother ...

Gerald L. "Jake" Kemp

Gerald L. "Jake" Kemp, 76, a Loveland resident, died July 6, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo. Jake was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Atchison, Kan., to Harry and Ruth Kemp. He married Rita Bibianne Rondeau ...

Franklin L. "Pud" Stetson

Longtime Routt and Moffat County resident Franklin L. "Pud" Stetson died July 6, 2009. He was 49. Pud grew up in Steamboat Springs, graduating from Steamboat Springs High School in 1978. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1982 with ...

Francisca Rodriguez Rocha

Beloved mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away the morning of July 7, 2009, at her daughter's home in Grand Junction after a struggle with cancer. Francisca was born in Aguas Calientes, Mexico. Later, she established a home in Juarez, ...

Harold White

Meeker

Harold was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Lamar to Elmer Floyd White and Edna Mae Triplett McKinney. He died June 17, 2009, following a brief hospital stay and an eight-month battle with lung cancer at his home in Meeker. Harold ...

Rebecca A. Green

Steamboat Springs

Rebecca Ann (Adams) Green, 40, of Steamboat Springs, died June 13, 2009, just below upper Fish Creek Falls. She drowned while trying to rescue her son, who had fallen in the creek. Rebecca was born March 20, 1969, in Grand ...

John Stafford Fritchel

John Stafford Fritchel, of Forest, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2009, after a battle with lung cancer. Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Hayden to Harry and Mary Lee Fritchel, Jack spent his boyhood on his parents' ranch enjoying hunting, ...

Taelyn Jade Skufca

A memorial service for Taelyn Jade Skufca is at 3 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Hayden. Memorial donations may be made to the Taelyn Skufca Memorial Fund, in care of First National Bank of the Rockies. An online ...

Berl "Ray" Crane

Las Vegas

On June 30, 2009, one month short of his 92nd birthday at home in Las Vegas, after a brief illness, Berl "Ray" Crane died. He left his family to join his beloved wife, Kathryn. They now are in the care ...

Sally Nash

Craig

Sally Nash, of Craig, died July 16, 2009, at her home. Services are pending.

Mary Ann McIntyre

A memorial service for Mary Ann McIntyre will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the grave site in Browns Park. For those who would like to follow the family to the site, they can meet at the home of ...

Joel Wallace

Joel Franklyn Wallace, 39, of Craig, died July 22, 2009. He was born Feb. 10, 1970, in California, and is the son of Barbara Pauley and stepson of Mike Pauley. Wallace is survived by his wife, Pam Wallace; son Joel ...

Elvin R. Marrill

Elvin R. Marrill, of Craig, died July 22, 2009, at his home in Craig. He was 63. Elvin was born May 30, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Raymond and Dorothy Marrill. He was raised and attended school in Scottsbluff. Elvin ...

Ann Copeland

Hayden

Ann Copeland, a well-known Hayden resident, died July 9, 2009, at her home south of Hayden after a four-wheeler accident. She was 52. Ann was born May 14, 1957, in Hayden to Wesley and Patricia (Holderness) Signs. She was raised ...

Janet Lynne McElroy

Janet Lynne McElroy, 49, of Hayden, peacefully left this world July 13, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. She was surrounded by family and friends. Janet was born and raised in Denver by her parents, Richard Olin ...

Lila Viola Millsap Stonebrink

Steamboat Springs

Lila Viola Millsap Stonebrink passed away June 23, 2009, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She was 95. Lila was born in Julesburg at her parents' ranch March 21, 1914. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class of 1932. ...

Marjorie Anna Dudley

Marjorie Anna Dudley, 74, died July 20, 2009. She was born in 1935 to Charles and Louise Miller in Northwest Colorado, where she was raised on a sheep and cattle ranch. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald ...

Judith Beard

Judith Beard, of Dinosaur, died Monday at Pioneer Hospital in Meeker. Memorial services scheduled for Judith Beard have been canceled. There will not be a service.

Verna Kendall Freier Payne

Verna Kendall Freier Payne, 63, of Atomic City, Idaho, died July 25, 2009 at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1945, in Bismarck, N.D., to Allen Dee and Stella Marie Larsen Kendall. She attended school in Hazelton, N.D. On ...

Barbara (Merriman) Palmer

During the early morning hours of July 25, 2009, former Craig resident Barbara (Merriman) Palmer, 88, died at the Presbyterian Home of Central New York, in New Hartford, where she and her husband resided recently. Born Aug. 21, 1920, in ...

Teenie Allen

Teenie Allen, of Hayden, died Wednesday at her home at The Haven in Hayden. Services are pending.