Emily Gladys Benedick

Craig resident Emily Gladys Benedick died Feb. 25, 2003, at The Memorial Hospital. She was 92.

Benedick was born Feb. 1, 1911, in rural Jefferson County, Colo., near what is now known as Rocky Flats, to George H. and Emily Ann (Brewer) Kiddie. The family moved to Mt. Harris when Benedick was around 4 years old. She attended school for the most part in Oak Creek and married Mike Benedick on June 30, 1928. They lived for a time in Oak Creek, Craig and then in Yampa for 65 years, where they owned and operated Antlers Cafe. Benedick worked in the cafe and bar, doing whatever needed to be done.

She has resided in Craig since 1994. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, sewing, braiding rugs, making dolls and quilt tops and restoring antique furniture.

Benedick is survived by her husband, Mike, of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; daughters, Twila (Thomas) Evans, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Paula (Lou) Wyman, of Craig; daughter-in-law, Shirley Benedick, of Lakewood, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, four sisters and a son, Paul.

Mass of Christian burial was March 1, 2003, at St. Martin’s Church in Oak Creek with Msgr. George Schroeder as the celebrant. The organist was Anne Carr.

Pallbearers were A.J. Sanborn, Frank Sanborn, Louis Wyman, Mark Benedick, Kim Sanborn, Guy Sanborn, Tom Evans and Mike Benedick.

Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Wyman, David Wyman and Thomas Wyman.

Interment was in Yampa Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martin’s Church or the charity of your choice in care of Grant Mortuary.

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