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Death notice: Phyllis Marie Poole

Jan. 3, 1940 — Nov. 9, 2018

Phyllis Poole, of Craig, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at The Doak Walker House at Casey’s Pond. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Northwest Colorado Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.

Death notice: Carl Michael Marsell

Feb. 4, 1938 — Nov. 6, 2018

Carl Marsell, of Craig, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. At Carl’s request, no services will be held.

Notice of services: Lois Margaret Norman

Nov. 11, 1925 — Nov. 1, 2018

Funeral services for Lois Margaret Norman, of Craig, will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Craig Christian Church. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Summit Christian College or The Mite Society of Craig Christian Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

 

Death notice: Dale Ashe Skidmore Sr.

Sept. 3, 1944 — Oct. 21, 2018

Dale A. Skidmore Sr., of Payson, Arizona, died Oct 21, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. At his request, no services will be held.

Obituary: Lois Margaret Norman

Nov. 11, 1925 — Nov. 1, 2018

Lois Margaret Whicker Norman was born Nov. 11, 1925, to Benjamin A. Whicker and Beulah King Whicker just outside of Jasper, Missouri. Lois was the third of four children: Nellie, who died at 5 days; Maxine; Lois; and Ben Richard.

When Lois was 3 years old, the Whicker family moved to their homestead near Juniper Springs, and Lois lived in Moffat County, Colorado, most of the rest of her life. She attended school in Maybell, at Antelope country school, and at Craig High School and took business courses in Denver after graduation.

Through the years, Lois used her business skills working at the Texas Company Refinery, Craig Junior High School, First Christian Church, and their business, Norman and Haskins Sales and Service.

Lois and Gale Norman were married Sept. 28, 1944, while Gale was on furlough before shipping out overseas during World War II. After the war, they started their family: Margaret, Marie, Ruth, and Richard and raised their family on the Norman place by the Yampa River east of Craig. Lois was a member of the First Christian Church, the Ladies Mite Society, The Home Demonstration Club, and the local Farm Bureau. She enjoyed square dancing with Gale into her 80s! But mostly, Lois enjoyed time spent with the family and making music (she played the piano, guitar, or banjo). Right up to the last, Lois would sing along while the family made music remembering every word of the songs she had enjoyed since her youth. Lois appreciated so much the visits from her family and many friends.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Beulah Whicker, sister Nellie Whicker, grandson Trent Haskins, and great grandchildren who were born into Heaven instead of Earth.

She is survived by her sister Maxine Whicker Albers Carnes (Ben), brother Ben Richard Whicker (Rea); children Margaret Duzik (Mike), Marie Shaffer (Joe), Ruth Wright (Beryl), Richard Norman (Andrea), (and former son-in-law, Dan Haskins); grandchildren Frank Duzik (Marcey), Shayne Duzik (Shelley), Charlotte Bullard (Kirk), Geoffrey Duzik (Kacey), David Shaffer (Amber), Daniel Shaffer (Amy), Emma Flores, Flint Haskins (Aimee), Keith Haskins (Hollie), Heather Graham (Josh), Jessica Dennison (Ryan), and Cody Norman (Abbie); 24 great-grandchildren and on great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family, all of whom were precious to her.

Death notice: Wayne A. Seick

Sept. 14, 1932 — Oct. 25, 2018

Wayne Seick, of Craig, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at The Memorial Regional Health Hospital. At Wayne’s request, no services will be held.

Death notice: Joseph C. Hughes

May 5, 1938 — Oct. 20, 2018

Joe Hughes passed away Oct. 20, 2018, at home in Rifle. Joe grew up around the Maybell/Rangely area. He is survived by his three children, brother, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Rifle Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the beneficiary account for Corrine Hughes at Alpine Bank.

Obituary: Cameron Leroy Reeves

Aug. 2, 1971 — Oct. 3, 2018

Cam was born in Steamboat Springs to Vernon Reeves and Susan Waugh. Until age 5, he lived in Hayden and in 1976 moved with his parents to Craig.

Cam attended school in Craig until he graduated from Moffat County High School in 1990. He then went to Nevada and worked in the oilfields with an uncle, then returned to Colorado Springs, where he worked with another uncle learning the roofing trade.

He moved back to Craig in 1995 and went to work in the services part of the oilfield. He was a single father until 2004, when he met the love of his life. In 2008, he was disabled and became a stay-at-home father.

He loved being outdoors, fishing, and his motorcycle. He became a very good mechanic and would help anyone who needed help with their vehicles, even if he didn't feel good.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents on both sides. He is survived by his life partner Amanda Jackson; daughters Tierra Reeves, Kaziah Johnston, and Shailynn Reeves; a sister Kimberly Reeves; and nephew Hunter, of Virginia. Also surviving is his mother Susan.

He was deeply loved by both family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.

Obituary: Nancy Fleming

Jan. 15, 1941 — Oct. 14, 2018

Nancy Fleming, of Craig, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at The Walbridge Wing in Meeker. Services will be held at a later date.

Obituary: Ray C. Kendall

May 13, 1944 — Oct. 16, 2018

On the morning of Oct. 16, 2018, Ray Kendall died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, in the loving hands of his family and the caring ICU staff at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 74 years old and had spent the majority of his adventure (53 years) with his best friend and wife, Eileen Kendall (Blankenship), who he always referred to as his girlfriend.

Shortly after his birth in May 1944 to Richard S. Kendall and MayDell Hallar Kendall, in Gunnison, the family moved to Grand Junction. He was known for his skills of trapping skunks, tying knots, fly-fishing with his dad, and stirring up the neighborhood with his brothers during his childhood years. When Ray was in high school, his family moved to Craig, where he met Eileen. He spent his 20s learning his profession, catching countless fish, and raising his much-loved children. His relentless desire to care for others established him as a great and devoted husband, dad, friend, and advocate for those in need.

Ray received his master's degree in social work from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He worked for Mesa County Welfare Department Children's Services in Grand Junction; Mercy Medical Center Social Services Department in Durango; Family and Children Department of Psychiatry, USAF Hospital in Lakenheath, England; and State of Nevada Rural Clinics Mental Health Services in Elko, Mesquite, and Carson City, Nevada. Ray served on a number of committees, boards and commissions, including the Elko County School Board in Elko, Nevada, and Governor Appointments to the Nevada Board of Social Work Examiners, Problem Gambling, and Educational Goals 2000.

Ray is survived by his wife Eileen; sons Jonathan (Ketan) and Nathan (Tory); grandchildren Brandon and Francie; brothers Bernie, Glen, and Mike; nephews Alex and Matt; and nieces Shaela, Ginger, Anna, and Mallory.

A celebration of life and sharing of words will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Chateau, at The Rose Shop, 1910 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah. Online condolences may be offered to the family at larkincares.com.