Hometown Hero: Beth Gilchrist provides good humor, giving spirit to Moffat County
For this week’s Hometown Hero, the Craig Press is pleased to honor Beth Gilchrist.
Beth, a Craig native, spent 20 years in secretarial positions with Moffat County School District at Craig Middle School and Sunset Elementary School, becoming known as Momma Beth leading up to her retirement in 2018.
Her daughters, Chloe and Emily, also went on to work in the education field.
Throughout her life in Craig, she has lent her time in a multitude of ways for many organizations, including Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads and the board of directors for both Moffat County Senior Housing Authority and Moffat County School District Credit Union, to name a few, as well as aiding in historical research for outlets like Preserving the Last Frontier and Museum of Northwest Colorado.
Beth’s husband, Tom Gilchrist, nominated her for Hometown Hero to highlight her “lifelong volunteerism, her willingness to help with any effort or project and her ability to bring humor and goodness to any situation.”
“She has never met a stranger and never failed to meet anyone without kind words and a smile on her face,” Tom wrote.
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