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Death notice: Lorence M. Ellgen

April 13, 1924 — Sept. 18, 2018.
Funeral services for Lorence Ellgen will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the LDS Church at Ninth and Finley. Public viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

Death notice: James Eugene Young

March 9, 1963 — Sept. 13, 2018

James Young, of Craig, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at The Memorial Regional Health Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at VFW Post #4265.

Obituary: Phyllis Jean Allen

July 24, 1926 — Sept. 9, 2018

Phyllis was born in Osborne, Kansas, to her parents, Roy Stehley and Florence (Koch) Stehley. She and her older sister, Pat (Stehley) Wanek, grew up in many locations throughout Kansas as they moved numerous times. She graduated high school in 1944 as valedictorian of her Wilson, Kansas, class.

Shortly after high school graduation, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In 1947, she came out to Steamboat Springs to work at the Routt County National Bank. She lived with her Uncle Jack and Aunt Pearl Stehley and her cousin, Carol Sue Stehley.

On July 15, 1949, she married William L. Allen, eldest son of George and Faye (Tuttle) Allen, who lived just down the street from the Stehleys.

Phyllis was active in the community and a member of PEO, Beta Sigma Phi, Ladies Recreational Club and the United Methodist Church.

She was known throughout the community as a dedicated mother and homemaker with a caring, kind-hearted and generous spirit. Phyllis enjoyed horseback riding, socializing with friends and family, playing bridge, knitting, and writing poetry, and she had a huge affection for animals. She maintained a wonderful, supportive, and kind sense of humor and a quick wit.

Bill and Phyllis were owners of Allen’s Clothing Store, which was opened by George and Bill Allen in 1949 and sold to Tod and Robin Allen in 1984.

Phyllis is survived by her sons Lon (Eileen) Allen and Tod (Robin) Allen and daughter Gina (Mark) Walker.

Her grandchildren are Anya (Josh) Bryant, Scott Allen, Thomas Allen, Kris Allen, Jenny Allen, Mariah Walker, and Trace Walker. Her great-grandson is John Crosby Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Allen, her grandsons, Michael and Bradley Allen, and her sister, Pat Wanek.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Sept. 14 at the United Methodist Church, where she was a member for more than 70 years.

Death notice: Lawrence ‘Larry’ Barrett

Nov. 20, 1928 — Oct. 26, 2017

Larry Barrett, former Craig resident, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Aurora, Colorado. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Craig Cemetery.

Death notice: Margarete von Schalk

April 7, 1930 — Sept. 4, 2018

Margarete von Schalk, of Hayden, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. No services are planned. Memorial donations may be made to Routt County Search and Rescue in care of Grant Mortuary.

Death notice: Bernardine Norine Olsen

Sept. 2, 1935 — Sept. 3, 2018

Bernardine Olsen, of Craig, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at The Grant Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery.

Obituary: Anne L. Visintainer

Feb. 9, 1930 — Aug. 28, 2018

Anne Visintainer, of Craig, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Memorial Regional Health Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Craig Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life barbecue for Dean and Anne at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Covered Picnic Area at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Maybell Ambulance in care of Grant Mortuary.

Death notice: Ray ‘Bud’ Wagner

May 16, 1924 — Aug. 7, 2018 
Bud Wagner, of Craig, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Sandrock Ridge Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Highland Cemetery in Meeker. Memorial donations may be made to VFW Post #4265 or American Legion Pos t#62, in care of Grant Mortuary.

Death notice: Betty Mae Perkins Steele

Aug. 13, 1936 — Aug. 2, 2017

A celebration of life for Betty Steele will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at at Decker Park in Oak Creek. Please come and share your memories of Betty.

Death notice: Peggy Wilkins

July 27, 1933 — Aug, 26, 2018

Peggy Wilkins, of Grand Junction, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Craig Cemetery.