Floy Nigel Stanton-Weldon
Floy Nigel Stanton-Weldon died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. She was 83.
She was born to Guy Ramsay and Floy Blackburn on Nov. 3, 1925, in Iliff.
The family came to Moffat County when they bought a ranch on the east end of Blue Mountain circa 1930.
She married William (Bill) A. Urie in 1946 in Craig, and they made their home in Maybell, where their four sons were born. They later moved back to what is now Three Springs Ranch, where they raised the boys and continued their ranching tradition.
Nigel is survived by her husband, Dale Weldon; sons Guy, Thomas, Stephen and Peter Urie; eight grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Sonny and sisters Katherine and Helen.
Nigel graduated from Craig High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Denver. She taught school in Artesia (Dinosaur), Powder Wash Camp, and Browns Park in Moffat County.
Nigel started her schooling in a one-room schoolhouse and finished her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse.
She also taught piano to numerous children during her life.
A funeral service was handled by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.
Pastor David Morton officiated at Rangely First Baptist Church and graveside ceremonies as Nigel was laid to rest at Ramsey family cemetery Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Blue Mountain.