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Obituary: Jennifer Jade Smith

Sept. 25, 1979 — March 14, 2019

Jennifer Smith, of Craig, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home. Private family services have been held.

Obituary: Mary Ruth Kyle

Feb. 9, 1941 — March 16, 2019

Mary Kyle, of Craig, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Obituary: Pamela Ann Parker

1956 — March 12, 2019

Pamela Ann Parker, 62 of Greeley, passed away March 12, 2019. Pamela was born in 1956 in Boulder, Colorado. She had also lived in New Mexico and Wyoming. The majority of her life was spent in Oak Creek, Colorado, where she lived and worked for nearly 40 years.

As an educator, she taught school in Routt, Colorado. Pam graduated from Greeley West High School in 1975, and the University of Northern Colorado in 1979. She had lifelong friends from her DZ College sorority membership. She was also a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat and Greeley Chapter FZ, PEO.

Pam is survived by her mother, Susan Conn of Greeley; and Alice Conn and nephew Adam from New Mexico; special friend, Rich Higgins; and their dog, Dodger. She had two half-brothers, Colin (Sue) and Jim, in Wisconsin. She had a special friendship with all her neighbors in Henderson Park in Oak Creek.

Pam enjoyed gardening and had beautiful flower gardens. She loved traveling and adventure. She was musical, played the piano, and loved to sing. Pam always had a positive attitude and was especially known for her beautiful smile and her ability to help others.

Services are to be held at 11 a.m.. March 25 at the First Congregational Church in Greeley and at 11 a.m. March 29 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. March 27 at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.

Special memorials can be made to the Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs, or First Congregational Church in Greeley, the UCCC in Greeley or Pathways Hospice in Greeley, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO  80631. Please visit allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family.

Obituary: Malinda Sue Navarez

Nov. 19, 1960 — March 5, 2019

Malinda Sue Navarez, of Craig, Colorado, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at her residence with her devoted husband by her side.

A memorial service celebrating Malinda's life will be held April 6 in Frederick, Colorado, at a place to be determined.

Malinda Sue Tracy was born Nov. 19, 1960, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to parents Marlyn and Alaine Tracy (stepmother Connie Tracy.) She was the oldest of six children. Teresa, Sandy, Lana, Jarrod, and Michael.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years and her children; Anthony, Amanda, Heather, Courtnay, and Chelsea. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Malinda will be dearly missed by many friends and family.

Obituary: Denman ‘Dennie’ Ovenden

Jan. 12, 1936 — March 6, 2019 

Longtime Craig resident Denman “Dennie” Ovenden died peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker. He was 83. Upon Dennie’s request, no services will be held.

Denman James Ovenden was born the son of Paul and Helen Ovenden on Jan. 12, 1936 in Nebraska. Dennie spent his childhood and attended schools in Nebraska. Following his high school graduation, Dennie moved to Craig, where he found work at the Courier. Dennie married the love of his life, Jolene “Jodie” Paul, in Nebraska. To this union, two sons were born. Dennie and Jodie raised their family in Craig and enjoyed many years of marriage. Dennie and Jodie owned and operated The Print Shop in Craig for many years before retiring in 2007.

When Dennie was not working, he enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, golfing, and cutting firewood. He also loved and adored his German shorthair dogs. Dennie will be deeply missed by his family and many friends in Craig.

Dennie is survived by his son, Jeff Ovenden, of Loveland; his daughter-in-law and caregiver, Stacy (Matt) Sis, of Craig; and one sister-in-law, Fern Ovenden, of Texas.

Dennie is further survived by two grandchildren, Taylor Ovenden and Grant Sis. Dennie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jodie Ovenden; his son, Dan Ovenden; and a brother, Dick Ovenden.

Obituary: Shane Cary Seegmiller

Sept. 2, 1989 — March 6, 2019

Shane Cary Seegmiller, 29, was born Sept. 2, 1989, and passed away unexpectedly March 6, 2019, at his home in Craig, Colorado.

Shane was the oldest of three children born to Michelle Kelly Robertson and William Cary Seegmiller.

He is survived by his mother; father; brother, Zackary; sister, Jaid; and numerous other loving family members.

We know that Shane was accepted excitedly on the other side but mourned at his parting here. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. It is without regret that we wish him the best and can’t wait to be reunited with him one day.

Shane was an avid outdoorsman, bodybuilding enthusiast, mineworker, and beloved son, grandson, sibling, cousin, and friend to many. Shane worked hard at everything he did in work and play. We are all very proud of his many accomplishments in such a short time.

Memorial services and a late luncheon will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at 125 Eagle Crest Drive in Rangely, Colorado.

Obituary: Linda S. Bethell

Nov. 26, 1952 — Feb. 15, 2019

Celebration of Life services for Linda Bethell, of Craig, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at The New Creation Church. A light reception will follow at the church. Memorial donations may be made to The Philip and Linda Bethell Memorial Fund at Yampa Valley Bank.

Obituary: Philip L. Bethell

Nov. 23, 1946 — Feb. 15, 2019

Celebration of Life services for Philip Bethell, of Craig, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at The New Creation Church. A light reception will follow at the church. Memorial donations may be made to The Philip and Linda Bethell Memorial Fund at Yampa Valley Bank.

Obituary: Naomi C. Zulian

Jan. 26, 1919 — Jan. 24, 2019

Naomi Zulian, formerly of Grand Junction, Colorado, died of natural causes Jan. 24, 2019, at Sandrock Ridge Nursing Home in Craig, Colorado. Naomi was born in Breezy Hill, Kansas, and after her family moved several times for work, she ended up in Mt. Harris, Colorado, where she met and married Charlie Zulian.

From this union, five children were born: Dannie, Floyd, Deanna, Charles, and David. She is survived by three sons, Floyd, Charles, and David; along with 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister, Betty Walker, of Grand Junction.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Charlie Zulian, one son, Dannie, and one daughter, Deanna.

Naomi was many things during her life: wife, mother, grandmother, helper, waitress, and supporter. She loved table games and could play for hours — pinochle, rummy royal, canasta — but zilch was her favorite, and she was hard to beat at zilch.

She took care of her family first, but also liked hunting, bowling, fishing, camping, dancing, Mexican food, margaritas, and being in attendance to support anything her kids were into at the time. That could be just about anything, but she was there for support, anyway, and that applied to grandkids, as well.

She was diminutive in size her whole life, but never in accomplishments. She was looking forward to a promised 100th birthday bash, where she would have been treated to Mexican food, margaritas, and Chippendales. She would have loved that, too.

A long life, well-lived.

Obituary: Gary L. Lord

With heavy heart I write this. A longtime resident of Craig and former owner of the El Rancho Motel, my friend Gary L. Lord, passed away Dec. 28, 2018. He had been living in Apache Junction, Arizona. I’m sure he had a lot of friends still in Craig. He will be missed.