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Steven Lord
Funeral services for Steven Lord will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 1998 at the First Christian Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Grant Mortuary.

Patrick C. Sullivan
1936 - 1998
Patrick C. Sullivan died May 1, 1998, at the Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 62.
Sullivan was born, the youngest of 13 children, to Brendan Patrick and Mary (Marshall) Sullivan Jan. 23, 1936, on Williams Fork near Pogoda, Colo.
He attended school in Meeker graduating from Rio Blanco High School in 1954. He was very active in high school athletics, lettering in football, basketball and track. In 1954 he set the Meeker High School shot put record with a throw of 47'10'.' His record was broken in 1987.
He spent two years in the U.S. Army where he was a member of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command. After his discharge he attended Colorado State College of Education at Greeley, Colo., graduating with a degree in education.
Sullivan married Nancy Nichols Dec. 28, 1958, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. They had two sons, Brendan Matthew and James Tad.
Sullivan taught biology and woodworking for one year in Craig, Colo. He moved to Cortez where he coached football, wrestling, biology and physical science. After three years in Cortez the family returned to Craig, where he sold mutual funds and life insurance for Waddell and Reed for two years.
In 1965 he moved back to Meeker and went to work for Reg Nichols Sales and Service. In 1971, he bought and ran the dealership until his son, Brendan, took over in 1987. He then started a medical supply and oxygen business called Reg Nichols Sales, which was later sold to his sons.
Sullivan was active in the Meeker freestyle wrestling program. He later became interested in raising and training Arabian horses and was well known for his training methods.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Brendan (Sharon) Sullivan and James (Cathy) Sullivan of Meeker; grandchildren, Kylen and Kendra Sullivan, Barny, Isaac, Andrea, Nicole and Joe LeBlanc of Meeker, and Tara Beard of Clearfield, Utah; sisters, Cecelia Knott of Craig and Jeannette Gruber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Tom Sullivan of San Diego, Calif., Francis Sullivan of Meeker, Byron J. Sullivan of Dillon, Mont., Melvin D. Sullivan of Delta, Colo., Milton C. Sullivan of Williams Fork, Colo., and Dr. James L. Sullivan of Golden, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Yoast, and brothers Brendan, Roger and Patrick Sullivan.
Services were held at Saint James' Episcopal Church in Meeker May 7, 1998, with interment at the Sullivan Ranch on Williams Fork.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pat Sullivan Memorial Fund and may be sent to the Meeker Mortuary, P.O. Box 1048 in Meeker or to Nancy Sullivan, P.O. Box 898 Meeker, CO. 81640

Henry August Brown 1928 -1998
Henry August "Hank" Brown died at his home March 19, 1998, in Johnson, Kan. He was 69.
Brown was born to August and Grace (Coker) Brown June 2, 1928, in Dodge City, Kan.
He was in the U.S. Army and an active member of the American Legion.
He married Carrie Darlene Forpahl August 12, 1960, at Raton, N.M.
He lived in Craig from 1975 to 1985 working as a heavy equipment mechanic at Trapper Mining Company.
He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Sullivan from Newton, Kan. Renee Brown from Salina, Kan., and Stacey Brown from Lakin, Kan.; son Henry F. Brown from Houston; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Alma Whitman from Garden City, Kan., Wilma Ashton from Larned, Kan., Alice Whitehead from Seattle, Lola Eiklier from Woodland, Calif., and Lois Porter from Dighton, Kan.; and brother Don Brown from Park City, Kan.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April April 2, 1998, at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson, with the Rev. David Kaufmann officiating. Pianist was Leila Hurlburt and singers were Renee Brown & Cheryl Sullivan who sang "Daddy's Hands."
Congregational song was "The Old Rugged Cross." Stacey Brown played "Amazing Grace" on the flute.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Shepard, Grady Cook, Curtis Jones, Glen Teeter, Bennie Morgan, Marty Cook, Jerry Jones, Ken Tilley and Kent Beuchamp.
Cremation followed.
Memorials may be sent to the Hank Brown Memorial Fund or the VFW in care of Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855.

Paul Carr
Past Craig resident Paul Carr died May 13, 1998, at his home in Henderson, Nev.
Carr attended school in Craig, graduating in 1955.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, four children, 13 grand children and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son and his parents, Skeet and Virginia Carr.
At his request no services will be held.

E. Eileen Beamer
1914 - 1998
E. Eileen Beamer of Maybell, Colo., died May 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. She was 83.
She was born to Icy E. Losh and Cora Mae Gordon on December 14, 1914, in Traer, Kan.
Beamer spent her childhood and school years in McCook, Neb.
She married William B. Beamer on Nov. 4, 1935, in Oberlin, Kan.
Beamer spent her life as a mother and homemaker, enjoyed crafts, crocheting, making greeting cards and playing bridge. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elkettes and Womans Club, all in Rangely.
She was a resident of Maybell for the last seven years.
Beamer is survived by a son, Bill (Shirley) Beamer of Maybell; daughters, Rebecca Jackson of Grand Junction and Barbara Eileen Kranich of Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Russell Losh of Denver, Colo., and Willard "Bo" Losh of Cedaredge, Colo.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dean Beamer, Niko and Kima Hall, Kobi Hall, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich; and three great-grandchildren Alicia Beamer, Blake Beamer and Cyrene Jane Hall.
Services were held at 3 p.m. May 13, 1998, at the Craig Cemetery and officiated by Bill Lyon, with a eulogy by Kali Nicholas.
Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" by soloist, Myke Hall.
Pallbearers were Mike Losh, Kima Hall, Darrell Ganskow, Kobi Hall, Keith Schubert, Niko Hall, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich.
Honorary pallbearers were Dean Beamer, Tim Losh, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Billy Nicholas and Val Losh.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.

Willis V. "Pop" Pett
1926 - 1998
Willis V. "Pop" Pett of Craig, Colo, died at Valley View Manor, May 7, 1998. He was 71.
Pett was born to William J. and Alice (Berg) Pett Dec. 4, 1926, in Brigham City, Utah.
He spent his childhood in Las Vegas, Nev.
He served in the U.S. his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
He married Alice Fitzgerald Sept. 9, 1965, in Palms, Calif.
Pett previously lived in California and Utah before coming to Craig in 1984.
He worked as a machinist for a manufacturing company and a clerk for the West Kum & Go in Craig.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Pett enjoyed model trains, kids and dogs.
Pett is survived by his wife, Alice Pett of Craig; son Tim (Janice) Fitzgerald of Orange, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Larry) Fredrickson of Craig and Maggie (Tony) St. John of Craig; brother, Lorenzo L. Pett of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters Alice Virginia Robertson and Marilyn McGowan of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, Tracie Haglund, Nicole, Ty and Jesica St. John, and Chris and Michelle Fredrickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
Services were held at 10 a.m. May 11, 1998, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Conducting was Bishop Gary Ellgen.
Family prayer was given by Lorenzo Pett.
Opening and closing song by the congregation was "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Eulogy was by Lorenzo Pett.
Colleen Fenton and Paulette Bird sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" and a poem was recited by Tony St. John.
Christopher Fredrickson and Brian Herring were speakers.
A closing prayer was given by Ty St. John.
Pallbearers were Ty St. John, Brian Herring, Wayne Haglund, Russ Granger, Christopher Fredrickson, Larry Fredrickson and Tony St. John.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery with a dedication of grave by Tony St. John.

Joel Earls
Joel Earls of Craig died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Gene Higgins
Former Craig resident Gene Higgins died Jan. 25, 1999, in Louisville, Colo. He was 78. Services are pending.

Isidro Lozano Arroyo Sr.
1916-1998
Isidro Lozano Arroyo Sr. of Craig, Colo., died May 22, 1998, at his home. He was 82.
Arroyo was born to Efren and Beatriz (Lozano) Arroyo May 15, 1916, in Penjamo Guanajuato, Mexico. 
He spent his childhood in the Colorado cities of Erie, Longmont and Greeley.
Arroyo Sr. married Mary Dominquez Feb. 5, 1938, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. 
They lived in Mt. Harris, Colo., from 1938 to 1958, Steamboat Springs up to 1979 and Craig since 1979.
He was a coal miner for many years before becoming a custodian for the Steamboat Springs schools.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, United Mine Workers of America, Democratic Party and St. Michael Church.
He enjoyed playing solitaire, cards, gambling, hunting, fishing and his family.
Arroyo Sr. is survived by sons Guadalupe (Shirley) Arroyo of Steamboat Springs, Alfonso (Katherine) Arroyo of Craig, Joseph (Goldie) Arroyo of Craig, Miguel (Janet) Arroyo of Steamboat Springs and Isidro Arroyo Jr. of Northglenn, Colo.; daughter Beatrice (Sam) McBride of Salt Lake City, Utah; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Arroyo was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, Nov. 14, 1993, and his parents.
A wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at St. Michael Church.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. May 26, 1998, at St. Michael Church, with concelebrant Fr. Roger Lascelle.
Pallbearers were Vincent, Tyler, Benjamin, Shawn and Douglas Arroyo and Sam McBride Jr.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

Micheal Everette Walls
1959-1998
Naval Chief Petty Officer Micheal Everette Walls of Bremerton, Wash., died April 23, 1998.
Walls was born to Margaret (Sammi) Walls of Craig and Don N. White, his paternal father of Howe, Okla.
He began his high school years in Craig, but graduated in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 1978.
He entered the U.S. Navy where he became a sonar technician aboard the U.S.S. George Washington, the U.S.S. Ohio and the U.S.S. Parchee which were all submarines.
Walls married Kimberley LaVelle in 1982 and to this marriage two children were born. Cassie age 15 and Suzanne age 13.
Besides his wife and children, he is also survived by his brothers, Patrick of Yuma, Ariz., Steven and Kelly of Craig; sisters, Renee Bowzer of Yuma, Angela Johnson and Cassandra Cooper of Howe, Okla., and his mother, Margaret Walls.
He was preceded in death by his father, Steven L. Walls, and two sisters, Hope and Stormi.
Mike loved his family, serving his country, hunting and fishing.
He received the John Philps band award among other honors.
Walls was given a full military funeral and was laid to rest April 29, 1998 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Poulsbo, Wash.

Steven I. Lord
1961-1998
Steven I. Lord of Craig, Colo., died May 19, 1998, in Denver, Colo. He was 36.
Lord was born to William D. and Gayle L. (Brownlee) Lord, Aug. 24, 1961, in Craig.
He spent his childhood in Craig and graduated from high school in 1979.
He lived for a short time in Pueblo, Colo.
He was a member of the First Christian Church.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, barbecuing, helping people and his family.
Lord is survived by a son, Steven I. Lord Jr.; daughter, Nicole Marie Lord, of Roosevelt, Utah; girlfriend, Sherrie Barnes, and sons, Charles S. June and William A. June of Craig, Colo.; brother, James Lord of Craig, and sister, Charlotte Gariner of Craig; parents, William and Gayle Lord of Craig; cousin, Joyce Rader of Denver, Colo.; aunts, Carol New and Mary Carpenter of Craig, Clara Denton of Grand Junction, Colo., Peggy Stevenson of Grand Junction, Mary Sheffely of Thermopolis, Wyo., Helen Noe of Phoenix, Ariz., Joann Norris of Butte, Mont., Evelyn Lawson of Mt. Home, Mo.; uncles, Jack Lord of Chicago, Ill., George Lord of Sheridan, Wyo., and Pat Brownelee of Livingston, Mont.
Services were held at 11 a.m. May 22, 1998, at the First Christian Church and officiated by Beryl Wright.
Organist was Anne Carr with selections of "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art" and "Old Rugged Cross" and a duet by Wanda Brown and Doug Field.
Pallbearers were Dan Martin, Ken Wondra, Paco Martin, Kent Ketchum, Marty Martin and Ken Walters.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.

Robert Gollan
Graveside services for Robert Gollan of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Hayden, Colo., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Craig Cemetery.

Lois Terry
Lois Terry of Hayden, Colo., died Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Services are pending.

Patrick C. Sullivan
1936 - 1998
Patrick C. Sullivan died May 1, 1998, at the Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 62.
Sullivan was born, the youngest of 13 children, to Brendan Patrick and Mary (Marshall) Sullivan Jan. 23, 1936, on Williams Fork near Pogoda, Colo.
He attended school in Meeker graduating from Rio Blanco High School in 1954. He was very active in high school athletics, lettering in football, basketball and track. In 1954 he set the Meeker High School shot put record with a throw of 47'10'.' His record was broken in 1987.
He spent two years in the U.S. Army where he was a member of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command. After his discharge he attended Colorado State College of Education at Greeley, Colo., graduating with a degree in education.
Sullivan married Nancy Nichols Dec. 28, 1958, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. They had two sons, Brendan Matthew and James Tad.
Sullivan taught biology and woodworking for one year in Craig, Colo. He moved to Cortez where he coached football, wrestling, biology and physical science. After three years in Cortez the family returned to Craig, where he sold mutual funds and life insurance for Waddell and Reed for two years.
In 1965 he moved back to Meeker and went to work for Reg Nichols Sales and Service. In 1971, he bought and ran the dealership until his son, Brendan, took over in 1987. He then started a medical supply and oxygen business called Reg Nichols Sales, which was later sold to his sons.
Sullivan was active in the Meeker freestyle wrestling program. He later became interested in raising and training Arabian horses and was well known for his training methods.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Brendan (Sharon) Sullivan and James (Cathy) Sullivan of Meeker; grandchildren, Kylen and Kendra Sullivan, Barny, Isaac, Andrea, Nicole and Joe LeBlanc of Meeker, and Tara Beard of Clearfield, Utah; sisters, Cecelia Knott of Craig and Jeannette Gruber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Tom Sullivan of San Diego, Calif., Francis Sullivan of Meeker, Byron J. Sullivan of Dillon, Mont., Melvin D. Sullivan of Delta, Colo., Milton C. Sullivan of Williams Fork, Colo., and Dr. James L. Sullivan of Golden, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Yoast, and brothers Brendan, Roger and Patrick Sullivan.
Services were held at Saint James' Episcopal Church in Meeker May 7, 1998, with interment at the Sullivan Ranch on Williams Fork.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pat Sullivan Memorial Fund and may be sent to the Meeker Mortuary, P.O. Box 1048 in Meeker or to Nancy Sullivan, P.O. Box 898 Meeker, CO. 81640

Henry August Brown 1928 -1998
Henry August "Hank" Brown died at his home March 19, 1998, in Johnson, Kan. He was 69.
Brown was born to August and Grace (Coker) Brown June 2, 1928, in Dodge City, Kan.
He was in the U.S. Army and an active member of the American Legion.
He married Carrie Darlene Forpahl August 12, 1960, at Raton, N.M.
He lived in Craig from 1975 to 1985 working as a heavy equipment mechanic at Trapper Mining Company.
He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Sullivan from Newton, Kan. Renee Brown from Salina, Kan., and Stacey Brown from Lakin, Kan.; son Henry F. Brown from Houston; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Alma Whitman from Garden City, Kan., Wilma Ashton from Larned, Kan., Alice Whitehead from Seattle, Lola Eiklier from Woodland, Calif., and Lois Porter from Dighton, Kan.; and brother Don Brown from Park City, Kan.
Services were held at 2 p.m. April April 2, 1998, at Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson, with the Rev. David Kaufmann officiating. Pianist was Leila Hurlburt and singers were Renee Brown & Cheryl Sullivan who sang "Daddy's Hands."
Congregational song was "The Old Rugged Cross." Stacey Brown played "Amazing Grace" on the flute.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Shepard, Grady Cook, Curtis Jones, Glen Teeter, Bennie Morgan, Marty Cook, Jerry Jones, Ken Tilley and Kent Beuchamp.
Cremation followed.
Memorials may be sent to the Hank Brown Memorial Fund or the VFW in care of Figgins-Phillips Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855.

Paul Carr
Past Craig resident Paul Carr died May 13, 1998, at his home in Henderson, Nev.
Carr attended school in Craig, graduating in 1955.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, four children, 13 grand children and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son and his parents, Skeet and Virginia Carr.
At his request no services will be held.

E. Eileen Beamer
1914 - 1998
E. Eileen Beamer of Maybell, Colo., died May 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. She was 83.
She was born to Icy E. Losh and Cora Mae Gordon on December 14, 1914, in Traer, Kan.
Beamer spent her childhood and school years in McCook, Neb.
She married William B. Beamer on Nov. 4, 1935, in Oberlin, Kan.
Beamer spent her life as a mother and homemaker, enjoyed crafts, crocheting, making greeting cards and playing bridge. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elkettes and Womans Club, all in Rangely.
She was a resident of Maybell for the last seven years.
Beamer is survived by a son, Bill (Shirley) Beamer of Maybell; daughters, Rebecca Jackson of Grand Junction and Barbara Eileen Kranich of Arvada, Colo.; brothers, Russell Losh of Denver, Colo., and Willard "Bo" Losh of Cedaredge, Colo.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Dean Beamer, Niko and Kima Hall, Kobi Hall, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich; and three great-grandchildren Alicia Beamer, Blake Beamer and Cyrene Jane Hall.
Services were held at 3 p.m. May 13, 1998, at the Craig Cemetery and officiated by Bill Lyon, with a eulogy by Kali Nicholas.
Selections were "Amazing Grace" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" by soloist, Myke Hall.
Pallbearers were Mike Losh, Kima Hall, Darrell Ganskow, Kobi Hall, Keith Schubert, Niko Hall, Toria Kranich and Trish Kranich.
Honorary pallbearers were Dean Beamer, Tim Losh, Kali Nicholas, Keith Beamer, Billy Nicholas and Val Losh.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.

Willis V. "Pop" Pett
1926 - 1998
Willis V. "Pop" Pett of Craig, Colo, died at Valley View Manor, May 7, 1998. He was 71.
Pett was born to William J. and Alice (Berg) Pett Dec. 4, 1926, in Brigham City, Utah.
He spent his childhood in Las Vegas, Nev.
He served in the U.S. his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
He married Alice Fitzgerald Sept. 9, 1965, in Palms, Calif.
Pett previously lived in California and Utah before coming to Craig in 1984.
He worked as a machinist for a manufacturing company and a clerk for the West Kum & Go in Craig.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Pett enjoyed model trains, kids and dogs.
Pett is survived by his wife, Alice Pett of Craig; son Tim (Janice) Fitzgerald of Orange, Calif.; daughters, Susan (Larry) Fredrickson of Craig and Maggie (Tony) St. John of Craig; brother, Lorenzo L. Pett of Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters Alice Virginia Robertson and Marilyn McGowan of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, Tracie Haglund, Nicole, Ty and Jesica St. John, and Chris and Michelle Fredrickson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lawrence and Fern.
Services were held at 10 a.m. May 11, 1998, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Conducting was Bishop Gary Ellgen.
Family prayer was given by Lorenzo Pett.
Opening and closing song by the congregation was "I Need Thee Every Hour" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."
Eulogy was by Lorenzo Pett.
Colleen Fenton and Paulette Bird sang "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" and a poem was recited by Tony St. John.
Christopher Fredrickson and Brian Herring were speakers.
A closing prayer was given by Ty St. John.
Pallbearers were Ty St. John, Brian Herring, Wayne Haglund, Russ Granger, Christopher Fredrickson, Larry Fredrickson and Tony St. John.
Interment was at the Craig Cemetery with a dedication of grave by Tony St. John.


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