Obituaries for May 2010

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Mary Lynn Stayton

Mary Lynn Stayton, of Gunnison, died from cancer April 21, 2010, at her home. She was 61. She was born May 1, 1948, in Westpoint, Neb., the daughter of Dr. Theodore E. and Ruby V. Schwemly Schoeni. She graduated from ...

Shirley Eckenrod

Shirley Eckenrod, of Craig, died Thursday at her home. Services are pending.

Vana McCoy

There will be a friends and family gathering beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, to remember Vana McCoy. All of Vana’s family and friends are welcome to attend a ...

James A. Kalana

James W. Kalana, of Craig, died May 3, 2010, from cancer. He was 78. James was born Dec. 8, 1931 in Tuscon, Ariz., the son of James Kimo Kalana and Edith Lucille Miles. He married Wanda Mogford on July 9, ...

Marianna Mahleres Raftopoulos

Craig

Marianna Mahleres Raftopoulos died April 14, 2010, at her home in Craig after an 11-year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. She was surrounded by her loving family and a few of her closest friends. Marianna was born May 23, 1954, ...

Barbara Lewis

Barbara May Lewis, of Grand Junction, died May 5, 2010, at the Care Center of The Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. She was 79. Barbara May (Tritz) Lewis was born April 26, 1931, in Glenwood Springs, the daughter ...

Evelyn Lee Simpson

Evelyn Lee Simpson, a longtime Craig resident, died April 20, 2010, following a brief illness. She was 81. Evelyn Lee Chandler Simpson was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Burlington, the daughter of Earl Henry and Edith Lee (Pemberton) Simpson. She ...

Pete Levkulich

Formerly of Craig

After a brief illness, Pete Levkulich, a longtime Craig resident, died May 11, 2010, in Grand Junction. He was 85. Pete was born April 23, 1925, in Webster, Pa., to George and Mary (Birovchak) Levkulich. He was one of seven ...

Eli Charles Chase

John (Jack) W. Gray, of Craig, died Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grant Mortuary Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Yampa Valley Antique Tractor ...

John W. Gray

Craig

Jack Gray, of Craig, died May 11, 2010. He was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Gothenburg, Neb., to John William Gray, Sr., and Sena Koster-Gray. He had two brothers and one sister. Jack’s father died in 1924, and later his ...

Xavia Burk

Xavia Marie Burk, of Craig, died May 9, 2010, from a coronary. She was 33. Xavia was born Jan. 25, 1977, in Phoenix, Colo., the daughter of Allen Grant Burk and Margaret Susan Petersen. Xavia graduated from Pleasant Grove High ...

Peter Gilbart Alexander

Peter Gilbart Alexander, of Craig, died May 1, 2010. He was 66. Peter was born Sept. 13, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Charles Henry Alexander, Sr. and Thelma Eleanor Alexander. He graduated from Parkville High School in Maryland, ...

Mable Catherine Pankey Criswell

Mable Catherine Pankey Criswell was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Akron to Grace Pankey and Clarence Harrison. She died May 8, 2010, at 93. The Pankey family traveled to Colorado by covered wagon from southeastern Missouri. While they stayed the ...

David Homer Dean

David Homer Dean was born May 18, 1947 to Homer T. Dean and Jean Bates Dean in Cody, Wyo. He died April 29, 2010. He was 62. Dave was raised in the oil field camps in Toe-Creek and Hamilton, and ...

Charlene F. Scullion

Riverton, Wyo.

Charlene F. Scullion, of Riverton, Wyo., died May 15, 2010, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 81. At her request, there will be no services and her cremated remains will be buried next to her ...

Linda J. Sloan

Maybell

Linda J. Sloan, of Maybell, died May 15, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 63. She was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Breckenridge, the daughter of the late Ed and Cherry White. She was the oldest ...

Riley Sovine

Riley S. Sovine, formerly of Craig, died May 19, 2010, in Independence, Kan., following a brief illness. He was 69. Riley was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Hurricane, W.V., the son of Howard T. and Thelma (Smith) Sovine. He was ...