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Lynn A. Barber

Deceased Date: 2011-03-26
Lynn A. Barber died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at his home in Vernal, Utah. He was born in Hayden to Ole and Jean Templeton Barber. He graduated from Moffat County High School, married Linda Brown Barber, and moved to Vernal in 1991.Lynn was retired from the Bureau of Land Management as a heavy equipment operator after 19 years. He served in the Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972. Lynn loved the outdoors, hunting, and enjoying nature. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will surely be missed.Lynn is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters Kassandra (Yancy Sharp) Barber and Casey (Jon) Pohl; sister Inafaye Mack; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Roy Barber.Memorial services for Lynn will take place Friday, April 1, 2011, at the Maeser Third Ward Latter-day Saints Chapel with visitation one hour before services at the chapel. Services are under the direction of the Vernal Blackburn Mortuary.Published in Craig Daily Press on March 30, 2011 
Linda Gooch - April 14th, 2011

Rosa Blea

Samantha Edwards - May 10th, 2017
This is my grandma, Rosa (aka Rose) Oclires Blea (married Escobar). She graduated from Moffat County High School on May 25th, 1965. Rose had 4 children, James Gustus, Christina Gustus, Julia Gustus (married Tweedy), and my mother Kimberly Estrada (married Edwards). My grandmother grew up in Colorado, and later moved to Pennsylvania for a short time. Later she moved to Bakersfield, CA, (around 1970) where she had a lot of family and where she stayed. She has 5 grandchildren (John and Jennifer from Julia, Jeffery from Christina, and Samantha and Matthew from Kimberly), and now a growing number of great grandchildren. She was funny and silly, and always laughing. Rose spent a lot of time with me as I (Samantha) grew up, and was a second mother to me. Rose never took things too seriously, and she was really patient and a giving person. She helped even when she didn't have a lot to give. Her favorite color was green, and she couldn't spit, it would just fall down her chin when she tried haha. And she was always joking with people. Her favorite animal was swans, and she collected swan sculptures all the time... She played the drums at school. She was a huge fan of Rod Stewart! She was a great artist, and also made beautiful flower arrangements and decorations. She was 5' 3" with dark brown hair and honey brown eyes. She was pretty popular at school and always had the boys chasing after her! :) Haha She was bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She was the third youngest of many children (maybe 15 children?). She brought a very large family together, and often hosted meals for her very large family during Thanksgiving and Christmas. They came from very far and wide to come together again at her home. I remember always helping her peel potatoes haha, and I loved helping her make a mountain of fresh pumpkin pies for our family every year. Rose was born October 13, 1946. And she went to be with God July 18, 2003. She was 56 years old. She suffered complications from type 1 diabetes, leading to kidney and liver failure... ultimately taking her too soon. She was a bright light in my little world, and I'll always remember her fondly. Now she is a little bright star shining in the heavens, where I'll always have her. Thank you for always taking care of everyone, and of me.... I'll always love you and miss you. You were the best grandma I could have ever wanted. ~ Samantha Marie Edwards

William (Bill) Brewer

Birth Date: 1947-04-28
Deceased Date: 2013-02-20
William H. (Bill) Brewer was born April 28, 1947, in Vancouver, Wash., to William G. and Dorothy Padgett Brewer. Bill passed away Feb. 20, 2013, in Layton, Utah. Services were held Feb. 23, 2013.
Bill’s younger years were spent in Vancouver, Wash., and Canon Beach and Seaside, Ore. He loved the coast.
Bill moved to Craig in 1964 and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1965. He returned to Washington and married Beverly Thomas in June 1967. To this union, son William Todd Brewer was born.
After his marriage to Beverly, Bill married Ellen Vanderveen. The couple had two children, William Chad and Kelsey Dawn.
For the past 17 years Bill has shared his life with Margaret Arnold in Layton, Utah. Margie was the love of his life and encouraged him through failing health and the loss of his leg from diabetes in 2009.
Bill was ambitious and able to accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was an excellent welder and enjoyed creating ornamental iron railings and trailers. For a time, he owned Iron Decor in Craig.
Bill spent several years working alongside his dad, logging in the mountains of Colorado. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver and was part owner in Brewer & Sons Trucking, hauling oil out of Nevada and Utah with his dad and his brother, Greg.
Bill also worked as a mechanic, tree trimmer and carpenter. He helped build a cabin at Wilderness Ranch and a home in Vancouver. One of his greatest accomplishments was helping to design and having the exclusive manufacturing rights for the Woodland Stove. He spent many years in this endeavor. He built a beautiful stone fireplace at Cedar Golf Course, also in Vancouver.
Bill loved fast cars, boats, sandrails and motorcycles. He owned many cars, including classics. A black ’67 Corvette was among his favorites. He also had a collection of hundreds of Hot Wheels toy cars. He enjoyed camping, boating, skiing, sandrailing, watching NASCAR and Indy 500 races, which he had attended in person. He liked Western movies, car shows, barbecuing, hunting and spending time outdoors.
Bill looked forward to spending time with family, friends, and especially his grandchildren. He realized his dream to attend the Sturgis motorcycle rally in 2011 with his brother, Greg. He made sure to get a hat to prove it. It would be the last such trip he was able to take, and he treasured the memories.
Family describes Bill as ambitious, creative, passionate, meticulous, stubborn, handsome, loving, funny, caring, tenderhearted and, again, stubborn — a Brewer trait!
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Bill; his mother, Dorothy; and his grandbaby, Shelby Fritz.
He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his sweetheart, Margaret; sons Todd (Cherl) and Chad (Melissa), and daughter Kelsey Brewer-Rick, all of Vancouver, Wash.; stepmother Jerry Brewer, of Craig; sisters Vickie (E.J.) McCarry, of Vancouver, Wash., Marilyn Hatzke, of Spokane, Wash., Cheryle (Leonard) Browning, Pat Doeden and Sherry (James) Marren, all of Craig, and Dana (Dale) Archuleta, of Sheridan, Wyo.; brothers Greg Brewer, of Craig, Jay Vallingham, Brian Vallingham and Mark Ryan, of Washington; and Margaret’s children Shawna (Chris) Fritz and Tammy (John) Smithfield, of Utah. Between Bill and Margaret, they adored 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. The family loves Bill and he will be sadly missed by all.


Published in Craig Daily Press on April 26, 2013
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Joyce Henderson (Brown)

Birth Date: 1947-07-29
Deceased Date: 2018-06-08
<p style="\&quot;margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:" 0in;line-height:21.0pt\"="">Joyce Eileen (Brown) Henderson, 70, of Mesa Arizona passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018, at home with her loving husband of 52 years by her side. Joyce was born on July 29, 1947, in Seaside, Oregon, to her parents, Leo and Frances (Witte) Brown. She moved to Craig, Colorado when she was 16 years old where she met and eventually married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Henderson, on July 31, 1966. They moved to Arizona shortly after where they have resided for the past 49 years. Joyce’s deepest desire in life was to be a mother to a large family. Her greatest joy was her family. She was a nurturing mother to 13 children and a beloved Grandma to 51 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and was a devoted disciple of the Savior. Joyce was a noble and gracious woman. She was loving, patient and a friend to all. She always did her best to see the good in everyone. Her loss is felt deeply and she will be tremendously missed by many. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, her children: David (Melanie), Tracy Pezzi-Lewis (Michael), Ken (Linda), Brad (Elizabeth), Tiffany Anderson (Carter), Sabrina Wall (Thomas), Jared (Dianna), Summer Gardner (Trevor), Mandy Lunt (Andrew), Tyler (Leandra), Bryce (Becca), and Ashley; her siblings: Leo Brown (Nancy), Denny Brown, Jan Gates, Doug Brown (Darlene), Jill Storey & Lindsay Brown. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, Matthew, her parents, and her siblings: Howard Brown and Julie White. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00 AM with visitation from 9:00-9:45 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2549 N. 32nd Street, Mesa, AZ 85213.
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Linda Eberle (Brownawell)

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Mike Chivington

Deceased Date: 2014-06-16
Mike was retired and lived by himself in Bremerton, Wa.  He passed away of lung cancer.
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Joyce Williams (Christensen)


Mar. 1, 1947
Routt County
Colorado, USA

Jan. 23, 2009
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Obituary from the Craig Daily Press:
Joyce Williams 1947 - 2009

Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams, a former Craig and Hayden resident, died Jan. 23, 2009, at The Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City after complications to correct a rare malady.
Joyce was born March 1, 1947, in Hayden, the daughter of Joseph and Neata (Stevens) Christensen. Joyce was raised and attended school in Craig.
She married Billy W. Williams on Feb. 21, 1954, in Craig, and they became the parents of three daughters, Valorie, Billie Jo and Joanne.
They made their home in Hayden until moving to Kentucky in 1986.
After her husband's untimely death in a coal mine accident, Joyce moved in 1996 to Vernal, Utah, and resided there until her death.
Joyce was active in her church and her hobbies included embroidery, quilting, and collecting.
She is survived by her daughters Valorie (Dusty) Hanson, of Georgetown, Ky., and Billie Jo Baker, of Vernal, Utah; grandchildren Scott, Travis, Samantha, Logan, Sierra, Bryce, Billy, Zachary, Spencer and Braiden, and her sister, Doris (Bob) Griffin, of Vernal, Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Phyllis Trouth, brothers, Rex, Narven, Ray and Phillip Christensen, husband, Billy, and daughter, Joanne.
A funeral was Jan. 28, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Craig with Gordon Kitchen conducting.
The family prayer was given by Bob Griffin.
The opening prayer was given by Jane Dunckley, the eulogy by Mary Ann Burgoyne, the speaker was Sylvia Walker and benediction was by Trudy De Veries.
Musical numbers were "O My Father," "I am a Child of God" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again."
Kim Schnackenberg was the accompanist.
Pallbearers were Scott Andrew Baker, Billy Warren Baker, Travis Hanson, Logan Hanson, Dusty Hanson, Bob Williams and Dutch Williams.
Honorary Pallbearers were Samantha Jo Baker, Sierra Dawn Baker, Spencer Hanson, Braiden Matthew Williams, Bryce Hanson and Zachary Hanson.
Interment followed in the Hayden Cemetery with the Dedication of the Grave by Bob Griffin.


Hayden Cemetery
Routt County
Colorado, USA

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David Dean

Birth Date: 1947-05-18
Deceased Date: 2010-04-29

David Homer Dean was born May 18, 1947 to Homer T. Dean and Jean Bates Dean in Cody, Wyoming. He passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the age of 62. Dave was raised in the oil field camps in Toe-Creek and Hamilton Colorado, schooled in a 2 room country School through the 4th grade. The family moved to Craig, Colorado at the start of the 5th grade. In high school, he played football and wrestling. He was also the Homecoming King and the Prom King. After school, he worked at the standard station in Craig. While working at the Standard Station, he won the Outstanding Station Attendant Award for Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Dave eventually moved to Southern California where he met his first wife "Tootie" (Hilda Hasel) on a blind date. They went bowling, played miniature golf and pool, and she beat him at all of them. He asked her out again to prove he wasn't a klutz. Dave fell very much in love with her and they married a year later. She had 2 young children; Mark and Vicki whom he adopted and loved very much. In 1970, they moved back to Craig, Colorado where he taught his children about wildlife, fishing and camping. Dave did many odd jobs as steady work was hard to find. He drove trucks in the oil fields, was a carpenter and worked for a cement company. Dave went to work for the city of Craig as a Building Inspector in 1974. That same year, his son AJ was born. Dave belonged to many organizations. He was the Fire Chief at the Volunteer Fire Department, head of the ambulance, on the Sheriff's Posse and was in the Police Reserve. He started the 4th of July Fireworks Committee, organized the first Mud Run and the spook house at the fire department and Visalia Elks Lodge #1298. Dave is listed in the 1982 Book of Outstanding Young Men of America. In 1986 Dave, Tootie and AJ moved to California and he went to work for Mammoth Lakes as a Building Inspector. He left there and went to work as a Plans Checker for the County of Tulare, eventually becoming the Chief Building Official for Tulare County. His wife Tootie had cancer and passed away in February 1990. A couple of years later, he met Suzanne (Sue), his current wife and they have enjoyed 18 wonderful years together. Her two sons Jason and Brandon also became very close to Dave. Dave is survived by his wife Suzanne, brothers: Ted and wife Elaine, Steve and his wife Suzi, Bob and his wife Kendra, Sister; Inez Hughes, Jeanie (Dennis) Temple. His children Mark Dean, AJ (Rico) Dean, Vicki (John) Haddan, Jason Ferguson and Brandon (Kim) Ferguson. His grandchildren; Zachary Haddan, Justin Haddan, Colby Haddan, Taylor Dean, Sinjin Dean, Logan Dean, Nikki Dean, Ty Dean, Regan Ferguson and Michaela Ferguson. He is also survived by his constant buddies, Tank and Tillie, his beloved Parti Cockers. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be sent to the Visalia First Assembly Church Building Fund or to the Visalia SPCA. Condolences may be e-mailed to Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:00 AM at Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel. Private burial.

Published in Visalia Times-Delta on May 5, 2010
Carol Allen - July 12th, 2010
David Dean-An Obvious Gentleman!
I hate reading his name in our "Memorial" section!  David was a powerhouse of a man.  He shall be missed at our reunion.  He somehow managed to be friends with everyone and that was a great deal of his charm.  I notice two wives mentioned in his obituary.  No doubt-they were both fortunate women!  Our numbers will continue to dwindle but his passing will probably affect us all!  God bless and may he rest in peace.  
Jim Gardner - June 30th, 2010
Dave befriended me when I was the new guy from California in Junior High.  He was a true friend during and after high school.  He once offered me the money for joining the union to be able to work in the oil fields when I had fallen on bad times.  I hate that I lost contact with him many years ago, and that he is now gone.  Dave could make you laugh a real belly laugh and bring tears to your eyes with his thoughtfulness and compassion.  Bye Dave
Linda Gooch - May 10th, 2010
I'll miss David a lot. He always had a smile and/or a good joke when we were in school. He was a really good guy.

Dugan Douglas

Deceased Date: 2012-10-23
Donald Gene "Dugan" Douglas aged 66 passed away in Tucson Arizona on October 23, 2012, due to complications from Lymphoma. Born July 24, 1946 in Craig, Colorado to O. Dick Douglas and Betty Ann Douglas. He was the oldest of four children including, Connie (Douglas) Carberry, Vickie (Douglas) Thornton and Ronald Dean Douglas. He attended schools in Craig, graduating from Craig High School in 1964. He lettered in several sports. As a member of Boy Scouts he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Junior College in Rangely Colorado. Dugan was drafted into the Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam. Dugan began work in the "Oil Patch" at age 15 in Northwestern Colorado. His career spanned 41 years with stops in Grand Junction, Co., Rock Springs, Wyo., Abu Dhabi, Carlsbad, NM., ending up in Midland Tx. where he lived for 28 years before moving in September to Tucson to be closer to family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and gave haircuts to "long hairs". There were many "Dugan Stories" told over the years (most of which were true). He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Rifle Association and the American Legion. He was married on May 25, 1980 in Eckert Colorado to Mary Ann Bruhn Armstrong. He is survived by his loving (very loved) wife of 32 years Mary Ann. He is survived by two daughters Tawna Kay and Brandi Dee, his stepchildren, Michael Armstrong and Shawn (Armstrong) Edgar, grandson, Malcolm Edgar, sister, Connie Carberry and brother, Ronald Douglas. A celebration of Dugan's life will be held on Saturday, November 24th at 1:30 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2801 N. Garfield in Midland. There will be a reception immediately following the service at the Church.Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on November 18, 2012
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David Everette

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