Obituaries for March 2009

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Erma Cousineau

Erma Cousineau, mother of Karen Snavley, of Craig, died Sunday at The Memorial Hospital. Services are pending.

Tom Theos

Longtime Meeker sheep rancher Tom Theos died Feb. 24, 2009, at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. Tom Theos was born to Greek immigrant parents in Watson, Utah, on Feb. 26, 1919. Preceding him in death were: his parents, Angelo and Marie; ...

Joe Turon

Longtime Oak Creek resident Joe Turon passed away Feb. 24, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, after a brief illness. He was 87. Joe was born Sept. 26, 1921, in Monarch, Wyo., the fourth of seven children to ...

Avis J. Self

Lifelong Craig resident Avis J. Self died Feb. 27, 2009, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. She was 90. Avis was born March 10, 1918, in Craig, to Harry Durham, Sr., and Olive (Van Tassel) Durham. She was raised and ...

Eunice McFarland

Eunice McFarland, a longtime Moffat County resident, died early in the morning Feb. 27, 2009. She was born April 6, 1917, in Beresford, S.D., to Ludwig and Esther Erickson. She married Hugh McFarland on June 16, 1937, in Beresford and ...

Mary Ellen Fedinec

Clifton

Mary Ellen Fedinec, 62, of Clifton, died March 8, 2009, at her home. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Callhan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road in Grand Junction. She was a journeyman board operator. She is ...

Leo Schneider

Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Longtime Craig resident Dr. Leo Schneider died Feb. 20, 2009, in Sun Lakes, Ariz. There will be a celebration of life party in June in Leo's honor. It will be a chance for all of his friends and family to ...

Dennis Scott Bittler

Craig

Dennis Scott Bittler, 47, made his transition Feb. 26, 2009. He was born May 16, 1961, in Craig. Suffering his absence are his wife, Katie, and son, Joshua; his father, Gene, of Maybell; sister, Debbie Davidson (Doug) and family, of ...

Robert "Bobby" Belleville

Robert "Bob" Belleville, 71, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died March 11, 2009, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1937, in Gould City, Mich., to Richard and Dora (Shoemaker) Belleville. He had lived in Cheyenne since 1988 and ...

Betsie Madsen

Betsie Elaine Madsen was born Dec. 27, 1981, at Kremmling Memorial Hospital to Pete and Connie (McLimore) Madsen. She passed away Feb. 17, 2009, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. Betsie was a most loving person. She loved almost everyone, ...

Jason Duane Austin

It is with great sadness, much love and many wonderful memories, that the family of Jason Duane Austin announces his passing. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, grandson, uncle and cousin. He died March 6, 2009. He was 26. ...

Katherine Jones

Katherine H. Jones died March 7, 2009, at Sandrock Ridge Health Care in Craig. Katherine was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Salt Lake City, to Roscoe C. Hardy and Kathleen (Varley) Hardy. She grew up and was educated in the ...

Florine Pace Pavlicek

On Jan. 17, 2009, Florine Pace Pavlicek returned home to reunite with her beloved husband, Robert. Florine died peacefully at home due to complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. She was surrounded by family and love. Florine was born July 2, ...

Alfred E. 'Gene' Camilletti

Craig

A lifetime Yampa Valley resident, Alfred Eugene Camilletti died at home Feb. 21, 2009, while peacefully surrounded by the ones who loved him, following a courageous battle with cancer. Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Juanita Camilletti, ...

Lora Thayer Fife Berreth

The funeral for Lora Thayer Fife Berreth, 94, of Ellendale, N.D., was March 16, 2009, at Presbyterian United Methodist Church at Ellendale. Chaplain Adrienne Trhlik officiated. Burial will be in the spring in Veblen City Cemetery in Veblen, S.D. She ...

Harvey Austin Begay

Harvey Austin Begay died in Steamboat Springs on March 2, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Harvey, a full-blooded Navajo, was born to Kenneth and Eleanor Begay in Tuba City, Ariz., on July 5, 1938. He attended Scottsdale High School in ...

Julie Ann Mortensen

Julie Ann Mortensen died Feb. 8, 2009. She was born Feb. 23, 1962, in Grants, N.M. Her parents were the late Clinton and Pauline (Cuny) Mortensen. Julie married Richard Garcia in 1979 in Salmon, Idaho. The couple has six children: ...

Adrianna Balbuena-Montanez

A Mass of Christian burial for Adrianna Balbuena-Montanez, infant daughter of Adrian Balbuena and Gabriella Montanez, of Craig, is at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig. Interment follows in the Craig Cemetery.

Larry D. Hayes

Larry D. Hayes passed away March 23, 2009. He was 76. Larry was born Oct. 11, 1932, the third son of 11 children to William and Lily Hayes in Hayden. He also had four older stepbrothers and sisters. Larry spent ...

Scott Kerry Doehling

Scott Kerry Doehling, 42, of Lincolnton, N.C., died March 27, 2009, at Carolina's Medical Center-Charlotte. He was born Oct. 1, 1966, in Denver, to Charles F. Doehling and the late Sandra Trupp Doehling. He is survived by his wife, Marianne ...