Earl Eugene Pell (1941-2005)

Earl Eugene Pell died July 2, 2005 in Craig. He was 64.

Pell was born May 23, 1941, in Fruita to Elmer and Bertha Pell.

Pell attended school and lived in Fruita until 1959, when he moved to Craig. In 1963, he married Lynette “Sis” Sadvar and to this marriage were born three daughters, Vickie, Pam, and Becky. Pell worked for the City of Craig, Cyprus Empire Coal Mine, and eleven years for Peabody Senneca Coal. He enjoyed working and being with his friends. He loved to spend time with his family, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. He liked to fish, gamble at Central City, and attend rodeos. He was an avid fan of professional bull riding and the Denver Bronco’s. He recently celebrated his 64th birthday in Fruita surrounded by family and friends. He will be remembered for his strength, compassion, and hard work.

Pell is survived by his sister, Shirley (Calvin) Clements of Grand Junction; loving wife, Lynette “Sis” Pell of Craig; daughters, Vickie (Vince) Warren and their children Heather and Jerod Coniff, Pam (Eric) Young and their daughter, Brittany, and Becky (Frank) Holloway and their children Stefan Pell and Emily Holloway; brothers-in-law Chuck, Dick, Frank, and David Sadvar; sister-in-law, Pat Lawton; and his mother-in-law, Alma Sadvar.

Pell was preceded in death by his mother, father, and three brothers.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

Funeral services were held July 6, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Craig, with Al Cashion officiating. The organist was Anne Carr and the soloist was Wanda Brown.

Selections were “Farther Along,” and “Just A Closer Walk With Thee.”

Pallbearers were Marcus Padilla, Bill Ivy, Jim Savdell, Van Austin, Darrell Causer, and Ron Lawton.

Honorary pallbearers were “All Earl’s Family and His Many Friends.”

Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

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