Muriel Devereaux, of Meeker, died Feb. 23, 2013, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Meeker Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.Read more →
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Robert “Bob” Meach was born June 23, 1938, in the Oak Creek hospital. He graduated from Oak Creek Union High School in 1956. After graduation, he worked briefly in the coal mines near Oak Creek. He decided this was not for him, so he went to Denver to barber school. While there, he met Yvonne Hanson. They fell in love and were married in October 1958. After graduation from barber school, they moved to Hayden, and he worked in Craig as a barber. They moved to Craig and raised two children, Jean Ann and Andrew.
He was active in the Elks Lodge and also was on the Colorado Barber Board. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and football. While a barber, he got into vending machines, pool tables and fixing and filling juke boxes. In 1982, after The Colorado Bar in Oak Creek exploded and killed his mother, Bessie Dallas, Bob and Yvonne decided to rebuild the bar. They moved to Oak Creek and operated the bar until November 1985. They decided to move to California, and Bob became a real estate agent and did well. They came back to Colorado in November 1995, and he worked in Craig at the Ford dealership until November 1996. At that time, he knew that California was where his heart was, so they went back, and again he worked as a real estate agent. He was told in 2001 that he had Parkinson’s disease. He worked until 2004, when he became quite ill.
On Feb. 6, 2013, he developed pneumonia and was put on comfort care. He went to meet his Lord on Feb. 7, 2013.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Andy Meach; his mother, Bessie Dallas; his brother-in-law Walter R. Hunter; and his son-in-law Larry Fredrick.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Yvonne Meach, of Windsor, Calif.; his son Andrew Meach (Dagmar), of Windsor; his daughter, Jean Ann Fredrick, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his granddaughter Tiffany Burns (Chris), of Fort Collins; his great-grandson Hudson Andrew Burns, of Fort Collins; sisters Betty Hunter, of Craig, and Dolores Rogers (Bob), of Yampa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Feb. 12, 2013, at the Catholic church in Windsor. Separate services were held Feb. 15, 2013, at The Journey at First Baptist Church in Craig. Burial will be at a later date in the Oak Creek Cemetery.
Kenneth Max Martin was born March 31, 1953. He found his way to heaven Feb. 12, 2013, in Grand Junction due to complications during surgery. He was 59.
“Pirate” was a dedicated coal miner and worked hard for 30-plus years. He absolutely loved being ornery and finding any way possible to give his co-workers a story to talk about. Kenneth worked incredibly hard and took pride in his work and in taking care of his family and friends.
Kenneth was born in Oaks, N.D. He was the last of 17 kids and was proud to be the baby of the family. He had a special bond with each and every one of his siblings.
Kenneth enjoyed playing cards, gambling, spending time with his grandbabies and watching football. Kenneth lived and breathed “Broncos Fever.” We know he is now heaven’s No. 1 Broncos fan.
Kenneth is survived by his girlfriend, Roberta Harper; his son, Chad (Jessica) Martin; his daughter, Kindra (Nathan) Nicodemus; his grandson, Jonathan Martin; and his granddaughters, Alivia and Lyla Nicodemus.
A funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) at The Journey at First Baptist Church in Craig.
Papa Ken will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Go Broncos!
Marguerite Anderson, of Oak Creek, died Feb. 11 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Yampa Bible Church. Interment will follow in Yampa Cemetery. Marguerite is the mother of Linda Long, of Oak Creek.Read more →
Former longtime Craig resident Robert “Bob” Meach passed away Feb. 7 in Windsor, Calif. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday (Feb. 15) at the Journey at First Baptist Church in Craig.Read more →
Travis Lee Noland was born July 26, 1992, to Mike and Shaneen. He went to be with Jesus on Jan. 17, 2013.
Travis grew up in Craig and had many friends and family. He went to Moffat County High School and was a great student and loved being on the varsity football team.
He loved woods and made some beautiful things. He graduated in 2010.
Travis enjoyed time with his family and friends very much. He was always there to help with anything.
Travis loved the great outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, riding his dirt bike and show machining. He also Loved a good book, a good movie and just hanging out with friends and family.
Travis could make you smile and laugh no matter how bad your day had been. He had a love for everyone he knew and touched so many lives with his charm, his smile, his laugh and sense of humor.
Travis was preceded in death by grandparents Robert and Shirley Noland, grandfather John Shimko and uncle Shawn Shimko.
He is survived by his parents, Mike and Shaneen Noland; brothers Michael (Michelle) Noland, of Craig, and Jeremiah (Alicia) Noland, of Craig; sisters Misty Noland, of Craig, and Lisa Noland, of Craig; grandmother Dianne Schaut, of Craig; nephew Max Noland and niece Alexus Noland, of Craig; nine uncles; six aunts; many cousins, great aunts and uncles; and many friends.
He will always be the brightest star in the sky. We love you and miss you, Travis!
Joel C. Davis passed away Feb. 05, 2013, the day of his 77th birthday.
He was born in Craig to Elmer Denton (Jack) Davis and Gladys Minerva Davis.
He graduated from Moffat County High School in 1954. He earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1958, followed by a law degree in 1962.
Joel was a long term resident of Boulder. After graduation from law school, Joel was appointed as Boulder Assistant City Attorney, a position he held for one year, when he became manager of the Boulder office of Transamerica Title Insurance Company.
In 1968, he accepted a position in the Denver law firm of Davis, Graham and Stubbs. In 1972 Joel and his beloved friend and classmate from law school, Peter Dietze, founded the law firm of Dietze and Davis, P.C., which celebrated its 40th anniversary in the fall of 2012.
Joel was licensed to practice law in Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was widely recognized as an expert in the field of real estate titles and real estate title insurance, and for many years Joel was listed among the best lawyers in America.
His practice included estate tax planning and the administration of estates. He was active in the Colorado Bar Association and chaired the association’s Section on Real Estate and Titles in 1978/80.
Joel was active in the community. He served on the Boulder City Council from 1966 until 1968, when he resigned in order to practice law in Denver.
He was a long-term member of the Chamber of Commerce of Boulder, the board of which he chaired in 1974/75. For many years Joel served on the Board of the United Bank of Boulder, now Wells Fargo Bank, and was a trustee of Avista Hospital from 1978 until 1991.
Joel is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Persson, and son-in-law, Jonas Persson; granddaughters Heather Persson and Bridget Persson, all of whom live in Saratoga, Calif.; his former wife and loyal friend, Debra Towne, of Boulder; and Joel’s stepson, Troy Saine, his wife, Lori, and their daughter, Alexandra.
Joel Davis was a kind-hearted man, a wonderful father, grandfather and loyal friend. He was a highly respected lawyer and a thoughtful leader of the community.
Joel thoroughly enjoyed his law practice, his clients at Dietze and Davis and the camaraderie of his co-workers. He will be missed.
A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place in Boulder.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made either to the Boulder County Humane Society at 2323 55th St. in Boulder, or to the Law School at the University of Colorado, c/o CU Foundation at 4740 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301.
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