Hunter John Zellers
July 31, 2015
Craig resident, Hunter John Zellers, died as a result of an automobile accident on Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Craig, Colorado. He was 24.
A celebration of Hunter's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Wyman Museum in Craig.
Hunter John Zellers was born the son of Jo Kathleen (Whalin) Willey and Gary Dean Zellers on October 18, 1990, in Denver, Colorado. Hunter lived with his family on the Front Range until 1996, when he and his family moved to the Meeker Valley. He attended public schools in Meeker until his junior year when he moved to Craig. Hunter graduated from Moffat County High School with the class of 2009.
Following high school, Hunter moved to Roosevelt, Utah, to pursue a career as a truck driver. While going to school, he stayed with his grandparents, a time in his life that he cherished.
On July 1, 2015, Hunter married his sweetheart, Tiffany Melton in Craig. The couple recently discovered they were expecting their first child next year.
Hunter worked for MJK Ace Hardware. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on fishing trips, four wheeling in the mud with his best friend Patrick, catching frogs at Loudy Simpson, reading up on history and learning the ropes of ranching. He loved his four dogs and was fascinated with fish, buffalos and yaks. More importantly, he loved and cherished his family. He's often remembered by starting off in mud puddles and ending up in the river.
Hunter made lifelong friends and touched many lives across several states. He is survived by his wife Tiffany Melton, mother and step-father, Jo (Duane) Willey of Craig; his father and step-mother, Gary (Laurie) Zellers of Meeker; grandparents, Sandy & John Whalin of Roosevelt, UT, Sandy (Jim) Turner of Arizona; Doyle & Leah Keiser of Syracuse, UT; Nancy & Jim Willey of Mesquite, NV; great grandmother, Margaret Davis of Roosevelt, UT; an adopted sister, Sena Zellers; a half brother, Dakota Whalin; and six step-brothers: Trevor, Jacob, Wesley, Blake, Robert and Justin Hardy. He is further survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and a large circle of friends.
Memorial contributions can be made in Hunter's memory to the Hunter Zeller Memorial Fund, in c/o Yampa Valley Bank.
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