Lewis Ray McInnes Sr.
Memorial services for Lewis Ray McInnes Sr. will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at Arriola Bible Church. He was 67.
Lewis Ray Mcinnes Sr. was born June 10, 1932, to Lewis Loyd and Vera McInnes in Roswell, N.M. He grew up taking on responsibilities early in life. Being big brother to JoyAnn, Pete and Barbara, building fences, driving jeeps and riding horses to check on the family’s 13-section sheep ranch led to a reputation of dependability and commitment.
Lewis answered his country’s call and served eight years in the Navy, part of this time on the USS Yorktown during the Korean War. he workd in the missile industry at Alamogordo, N.M., and at the White Sands Missile Range.
When on a picnic July 4, 1958, he met Lois Landreth camping with her folks on the Upper Piedra. They married in Bayfield, Colo., on Dec. 27 of that year and spent over 41 years together. While in Alamogordo they had their son, Lewis Ray Jr. (Mac). In 1963, they moved with the White Sands Missile Program to Green River, Utah. It was in Green River that Lynette Gayle, their daughter, was born.
in 1972 the McInnes family made Cortez their home. life in Cortez gave Lewis many jobs that allowed the family to remain in Cortez. In recent years he had been employed by Jimmy Porter, hauling hay to surrounding states. He was a board member of the Landowners Assocaition, a lifetime member of NRA and is an eternal member of the Family of God.
He was preceded in death by his sister, JoyAnn. He is survived by his wife, Lois, of Cortez; his son, Mac McInnes, and wife, Kay, and grandchildren, Tender, Samantha, Daniel and Elisa, of San Angelo, texas; and by his daughter, Lynette Lucas, and husband, Jesse, and grandsons Travis, Matthew, Dillon and Zachary Lucas, of Albuquerque, N.M. His sister, Barbara Foley, and husband, Mickey, of Kirkland, N.M.; his brother, Pete McInnes, and wife, Vickie, of Florida Mesa, Colo.; and his brother-in-law, Cotton Yancey, of Bloomfield, N.M., as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Montezuma or the American Cancer Society. Ertel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Lee Cox
Charles Lee Cox passed away at his home in Cortez on May 12, 2000.
He was born on March 17, 1926, in Coch County, Tenn. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn D. Cox; his five children: Debbie and Richard Griffin, Seattle, Wash.; Michael and Doris Spall, Cortez; Phillip Spall, Hannah, Wyo.; Daniel and Tommi Sue Cox, Cortez; and Carol and Clyde Wright, Cortez; 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A private family celebration of his life will be held at First Assembly of God Church in Cortez. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.
Ertel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Virginia 'Cricket' Weese
Graveside services were held for Charlotte Virginia "Cricket" Weese on Friday, May 12, 2000, at the Dove Creek Cemetery
at 2 p.m. Cricket was a longtime Dove Creek resident.
Cricket, as she had fondly been known since childhood, was born in Mountain Park, Okla., on Sept. 2, 1922. She was the daughter of James Wilhite and Mary (Bennight) Wilhite. She passed away at her home in Dove Creek on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at the age of 77.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Diane Smith, of Cahone, Colo.; and her daughter, Glendeana Cressler, of Dove Creek. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, who provided Cricket with much enjoyment; and by her brother, James C. Wilhite, of Florence, Colo. Her parents; husband, Clayton Weese; a son; two brothers; and two sisters preceded Cricket in death.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Charlotte "Cricket" Weese with the Dove Creek Ambulance fund and the Community Clinic.
Ertel Funeral Home conducted the services.
Lester Ralph Crain
Funeral services for Lester Ralph Crain, a longtime resident of this area, will be held Saturday, May 13, 2000, at the Dove Creek Cemetery
beginning at 10 a.m. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Troy Young VFW Post #5181.
Mr. Crain passed away at his home in Cortez on Wednesday, May 10, 2000. He was 80 years old. Lester was born to Arthur Luke Crain and Ada Ella (Johnson) Crain on May 25, 1919, in Briartown, Okla. On Sept. 14, 1938, Lester was united in marriage to Helen Nadine Larrance in Cortez. They have celebrated more than 61 years of marriage together.
Lester served his country in the Signal Corps during World War II. He loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing.
Surviving Lester is his wife, Nadine, of Cortez; daughter and son-in-law, Ledine and Kenneth Hull, of La Junta, Colo.; his son and fiancée, Robert Crain and Marlayne Flowers, of Pleasant View, Colo.; a granddaughter and her husband, Stacey and Kevin Gilliland, of North Pole, Alaska; a grandson and his wife, Brett and Leslee Hull, of Monument, Colo.; and two great grandchildren, Michelle Hull and Christopher Hull, both of Monument, Colo. Lester also leaves behind a brother and his wife, Sam and Imo Crain, of Dove Creek; two sisters and their husbands, Ruby and Adolph Wolff, of Denver, Colo., and Maxine and Bob Hawkins, of Wood Lake, Neb.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.
Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Loretta J. Holly
Loretta J. Holly passed away at the Valley Inn Nursing Home on Monday, May 8, 2000, at the age of 84. Services will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., with interment being in the St. Francis Cemetery.
Mrs. Holly was born July 23, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., to Michael and Mary (Dukes) Cieselski. She was a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., from 1944 to 1987, where she was employed with A.J. Bayless grocery chain in the meat department. She moved to Cortez in 1987, and then became a resident of the Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos, Colo., until her death. Her husband, Felix F. Holly, preceded her in death.
Loretta is survived by her son, Phillip M. Holly, of Tempe, Ariz.; her daughter, Patricia M. Robichaux, of Cortez; and six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted by the Ertel Funeral Home.
Alana Fay Stewart
Services for Alana Faye Stewart, 50, of Cortez, will be held Thursday, May 11, at the Mancos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Ms. Stewart passed away at her home in Cortez on Sunday, May 7, 2000. She was born in Rapid City, S.D., on Sept. 5, 1949, the daughter of Alfred Stewart and Charlyne (McClard) Stewart.
She is survived by her children, Lynda Bush and her husband, Frank, of Cortez, Kevin Switzer and his wife, Terri, of Tempe, Ariz., Aran McLaughlin and her husband, Darin, of Hysham, Mont., and Amy Switzer, of Cortez. Alana also leaves behind her grandson, Colton Candelaria, of Cortez; granddaughters, Paytyn and Nydra McLaughlin, of Hysham, Mont.; two sisters, Anita Bjella, of Indiana, and Sara Adamson, of Utah; and three brothers, Larry Stewart, of Arizona, Lance Stewart, and Jeff Stewart, both of Cortez.
Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Funeral services for longtime Dove Creek resident Case Broderick will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Dove Creek First Southern Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Dove Creek Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Sam Thompson. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Ertel Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Broderick passed away in Cortez, Colo. on Friday, May 5, 2000, at the age of 92. He was born the son of William Broderick and Luretta May (Jones) Broderick in Gate, Okla., on Jan. 18, 1908.
Case moved to the Dove Creek area in 1920, where he began a lifelong career of dry land farming, raising wheat and beans. On Jan. 1, 1941, Case was united in marriage to Jennie June Clarkson in Hennessey, Okla. They had recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Case belonged to the Farmers' Union, and had been a longtime member of the Peel School Board and the Dolores County School Board.
Case is survived by his wife, Jennie Broderick, of Dove Creek; his son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Nancy Broderick; also of Dove Creek; his daughter, Luretta Sharman, of Cortez; five grandchildren, Debbie Keen, Randy Broderick and his wife, Michelle, Crystal Broderick, Donella Sharman, and Angie Sharman; and six great-grandchildren, Dakotah Broderick, Katiah Broderick, Billy Joe Keen, Kendra Rachel Keen, Travis Wayne Keen, Brandon Michael Keen.
Preceding Case in death, were his parents; four sisters, Myrtle Wancura, Gladys Graves, Ollie Wilson, and Cosie Ingram; and a brother, Earl Broderick.
Memorial contributions can be made in Case Brodrick's memory with the Dove Creek Ambulance Fund. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Philip Lewis Sapp
Memorial services for longtime Cortez resident Philip Lewis Sapp, will be held Saturday, May 6 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church beginning at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Father Joseph McGuinnes.
Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery
with military graveside services provided by the Ute Mountain American Legion Post #75. Rosary services were held Friday evening at St. Margaret Mary.
Mr. Sapp passed away May 3, 2000 at Southwest Memorial Hospital. He was born May 25, 1919 in Durango, to Peter Lewis and Ida Margaret (Wheeler) Sapp. He graduated from Bayfield High School in 1937. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 7, 1941 and served in the last horse-drawn cavalry in the European Theater.
In June, 1951, he was united in marriage to Barbara Alice Parks of Bayfield. In the fall of 1951, they moved to Cortez. Phil worked for the Montezuma County Road Department for 42 years, retiring in 1994.
An outdoorsman, Philip enjoyed raising his cattle, and hunting and camping in the high country. He also held a great love for high school basketball games.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Cortez; son, Wesley Lewis Sapp and his wife, Ginger, of Durango; daughter, Alma Gene Sapp, also of Durango; two granddaughters, Terra Ann Sapp and Tamis Lyn Sapp, both of Durango; a brother and his wife, Roger and JoAnn Sapp, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; a large extended family, and many friends.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Vera Sapp; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Gene and Elmer Harvey, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Chris Parks.
Memorial contributions may be made at the Dolores State Bank to benefit the National Leukemia Foundation. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.
Glen S. (Joe) Baker
Glen S. (Joe) Baker passed away April 29, 2000. Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned at this time.
Joe was born Feb. 23, 1910, the son of Oscar and Delia Baker of Forrest City, Mo. Joe’s family homesteaded near Boone, Colo. in 1914. In 1936, Joe married Thelma Sigler. He worked for the Soil Conservation from 1932 to 1943 and was a member of the National Guard based out of Colorado Springs.
In 1943, Joe joined the Navy and held the rank of Chief Petty Officer., As a member of the Seabees, Joe had the privilege of constructing the pole that was used to raise the flag at Iwo Jima. After World War II, he returned to the Soil Conservation and was sent to Mancos, where he worked until 1950.
Joe was transferred to Albuquerque and remained there until his retirement in 1968. He returned to Mancos and worked for Mesa Verde Company for seven years.
He returned to Albuquerque, where his children and grandchildren lived, in 1975. His heart was still in Mancos, and he continued to return year after year for hunting and fishing with his friends. He was a lifetime member of VFW #5231 and was its oldest member.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; daughters, Linda (Albert) King and Diana (Tony) Clark; by Denny and Melodie Fitzgerald; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Marjorie Fern Morse
Funeral services for Marjorie Fern Morse, a longtime Cortez resident, will be held Thursday, May 4, 2000, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel, beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lynn Evans of the Cortez First United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at the Union Center Cemetery
in Dacoma, Okla., on Monday, May 8, 2000, beginning at 2 p.m.
Marjorie was born the daughter of Sherman and Blanche (Stoner) Joachims, on March 10, 1911, in Dacoma, Okla. She passed away at Southwest Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 1, 2000, at the age of 89. On Oct. 11, 1936, she was united in marriage to Wiley C. Morse in Dacoma. Wiley passed away in June of 1973, having celebrated more than 36 years of marriage together.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and very active in both the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and the Senior Citizens Program.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Linnens, of Cortez; and her son and daughter-in-law, Bob L. and Diana Morse, of Tulsa, Okla. Her son, Wiley C. Morse, preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1977, in Georgia. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Marjorie Morse to the charity of the giver’s choice. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.