Brook Mower and Calob Backes of Craig are pleased to announce the birth of their son Collin Joe Backes born on July 9, 2019 at 6:17 p.m. at Memorial Regional Health. The baby weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. The baby’s maternal grandparents are Tammy Patton of Craig and James Mower of Debeque. The baby was welcomed home by Chevy, Nickolal and Alexandria.
Birth: Collin Joe Backes
Birth: Aurora Marie Jade Gray
Cerra Skufca and Patrick Gray of Craig are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Aurora Marie Jade Gray born July 4, 2019 at 8:20 a.m. at Memorial Regional Health. The baby weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. The baby’s maternal grandparents are Joe and Tena Skufca from Hayden. The paternal grandparents are Tommy Gray and Karen Fisher from Utica, Mississippi. The baby was welcomed home by Cheyenne Gray.
Birth: Cheston Ray Slaight
KayLonnie and Tyler Slaight of Craig are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cheston Ray Slaight born on May 21, 2019 at 9:43 p.m. at Memorial Regional Health. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 ¾ inches long. The baby’s maternal grandparents are Connie & Daniel Lawton. The paternal grandparents are Vicky & Doug Slaight of Craig. The baby was welcome home by Harper & Hazel.
Birth: Jenevieve Grace Arthurs
Johnny Arthurs and Jennifer Her of Craig are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jenevieve Grace Arthurs, at 10:23 p.m. on April 3, 2019, at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Jenevieve weighted 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are John “Catfish” Arthurs and Anita Brazelton of Craig.
Obituary: Frederick “Rick” J. Hammel III
December 13, 1934 — April 5, 2019
Rick Hammel, of Craig, died Friday, April 5, 2019, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 at The Grant Mortuary Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Northwest Colorado Health and Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.
Obituary: Edna Josephine Thomas
February 20, 1930 — March 27, 2019
Longtime Craig resident, Edna Josephine “Josie” Thomas, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at her residence in Craig. She was 89. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2019, at Craig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Josie’s memory to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.
Obituary: Dennis Covel Dickson
Oct. 17, 1936 — March 6, 2019
Dennis Covel Dickson, born on October 17, 1936, in Washington D.C., died in Craig, Colorado, on March 6, 2019. After attending Emma Willard and then Smith College she married, Jeremy A. Platt and gave birth to a son Campion A. Platt. Dennis was remarried to Judge Robert B. Dickson and they had a daughter, Sands K. Dickson.
Dennis worked as an artist focusing on charcoal and watercolor. She enjoyed teaching figurative art at the Cambridge Art School and volunteered as an art instructor for multiple programs in Cambridge MA and Greenwich CT. Her art was exhibited in New York, Hawaii, and Colorado. For those who knew and loved her, she will be missed for her intellect and sharp wit accompanied by her truthful candor. Survived by her sister, Gillian W. Covel, her two children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She will be buried at Forest Hills Cemetery near Boston MA.