Obituaries for February 2013



Edith Viola (Brintnall) Updike

On Jan. 9, 2013, our Heavenly Father welcomed his daughter, Edith Viola (Brintnall) Updike, home to Heaven. She was 91. Her memorial service was Jan. 19, 2013, at the Faith Heights Church in Grand Junction. Edith, better know as Viola, ...

Joel C. Davis

Joel C. Davis passed away Feb. 05, 2013, the day of his 77th birthday. He was born in Craig to Elmer Denton (Jack) Davis and Gladys Minerva Davis. He graduated from Moffat County High School in 1954. He earned a ...

Travis Lee Noland

Travis Lee Noland was born July 26, 1992, to Mike and Shaneen. He went to be with Jesus on Jan. 17, 2013. Travis grew up in Craig and had many friends and family. He went to Moffat County High School ...

Robert Meach

Robert "Bob" Meach, a former Craig resident, died Feb. 7 in Windsor, Calif. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Journey at First Baptist Church in Craig.

Kenneth Max Martin

Kenneth Max Martin was born March 31, 1953. He found his way to heaven Feb. 12, 2013, in Grand Junction due to complications during surgery. He was 59. “Pirate” was a dedicated coal miner and worked hard for 30-plus years. ...

Robert "Bob" Meach

Bob was born June 23, 1938, in the Oak Creek hospital. He graduated from Oak Creek Union High School in 1956. After graduation, he worked briefly in the coal mines near Oak Creek. He decided this was not for him, ...

Marguerite Anderson

Oak Creek

Marguerite Eva Anderson, 88, peacefully passed away Feb. 11, 2013, surrounded by her family in her home on the Trout Creek Ranch outside Oak Creek. Born Aug. 1, 1924, at the home of a midwife in Yampa, she was the ...

Joel Clift

Joel Clift, of Craig, died Feb. 17, 2013, at his home. A service is pending.

Laura Moore


Laura Mae (Smith) Moore was born in Big Horn, Wyo., on Oct. 3, 1914, and died in Hayden on Feb. 18, 2013, at age 98. Her parents were Daisy and Frank Smith. She and her siblings Hilan Smith, Edith Sandercook, ...

Velma Lynn Roth Curtis

Velma Curtis, age 82, formerly of Baggs, Wyo., passed away Feb. 25, 2013, in Boulder. Velma Lynn Roth was born to Lela (Derby) and Albert Roth on June 28, 1930, in New Underwood, S.D. She grew up in the Sturgis, ...

Joel Crae “Hooter” Clift

Joel Crae “Hooter” Clift was born Nov. 27, 1955, in Heber City, Utah, the son of Bill R.and Peggy Gene (Gines) Clift. Joel died Feb. 17, 2013, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 57. Joel was raised ...

Death Notice

Robert Gary Calder

Robert Gary Calder, 71, of Austin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his home. Gary was raised in Craig and is survived by two sisters, Joan Calder Egan, of Oceanside, Calif., and Joycebeth Calder Emanuel, of Fort Collins; and ...

Kenneth Martin


Kenneth Martin, of Craig, died Feb. 12 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. A service is pending.

Betty Pritchard

Betty Pritchard, of Craig, died Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital in Craig The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Grant Mortuary.

Muriel Devereaux

Muriel Devereaux, of Meeker, died Feb. 23, 2013, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Meeker Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Marian L. Wallace

Marian L. Wallace, of Craig, died Feb. 25, 2013, at Sandrock Ridge Care Center. Services and interment will be in Macksburg, Iowa.

Marion Frank Wallace

Marion Frank Wallace, of Craig, died Feb. 24, 2013, at his home. Services are pending.