Lucille G. Talkington |

Lucille G. Talkington


Craig resident Lucille G. Talkington died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Valley View Manor. She was 88.

Talkington was born on Sept. 15, 1913, in Trigo Center, Kan., to Addison and Agnes (Kutina) Rountree. She was raised and attended school in Ellis. She then attended business school for two years.

On March 21, 1938, she married Artie L. Talkington in Steamboat Springs. Following their marriage, they made their home in Craig where Talkington had lived ever since.

Talkington was a member of the Sun Dial Club, the Home Extension Club, the Knitwits and she enjoyed doing ceramics, her painting classes, working in her garden and sewing.

In her earlier years in Craig, she attended the Baptist church and most recently had been attending the First Christian Church.

Talkington is survived by her daughter, Sondra (Ernie) Gurkins, of Craig; grandchildren, Lance Reagle, Tracie Giroux and Dwayne Gurkins; great-grandchildren, Meg and Nick Giroux and Amanda Gurkins; sisters, LaVance Norton, of Craig, and Laura Maxine Deutscher, of Kansas City, Mo.; and brother, LaVal Rountree, of Salina, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine June and LoRea; brothers, Lawrence, Lowell and Leslie; and her husband, Artie Talkington.

Services were Aug. 5, 2002, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Beryl Wright and Mervin Johnson officiating. Organist was Elaine DeuPree and soloist was Wanda Brown. The selections were “Beyond the Sunset” and “Old Rugged Cross.”

Pallbearers were John Hillewaert, Corky Green, Ray Talkington, Larry Talkington, Valden McFarland and Mike Eberle.

Honorary pallbearers were all her many friends.

Interment followed in Craig Cemetery.

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