Erika Marie Tabor
Nov. 17, 1998 - March 21, 1999
DELTA - Erika Marie Tabor, the daughter of Jimmy Joe Tabor and LaeLana Alice (Stroud) Tabor, was born on Nov. 17, 1998, in Delta and died on Sunday, March 21, 1999, at 4 months of age in Delta.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Mesa View Mortuary at Delta.
Funeral Services for Erika Marie will be officiated on Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m. from the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta.
Interment will follow the service in the Mesa View Cemetery
at Delta, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.
In addition to her parents, Jimmy Joe and LaeLana Tabor, Erika Marie is also survived by one sister, Mariah Ann Tabor, of Delta.
Other family survivors include her grandparents: Shirley and Jim Tabor; Charolette and Leonard Stroud, all of Delta; and two great-grandmothers: Arla Bollig and Barbara Deleff, both of Delta.
Erika Marie is also survived by the following aunts and uncles: Darla and Jim Brune, of Delta; June and Bill Butler, of Grand Junction; Sandy and Ron Boren, of Fort Morgan; Valerie and Michael Tabor, of Grand Junction; Barbara and Tom Grett, of Olathe; Donna and George Deleff, of Delta; as well as numerous cousins.
Nichole Janelle Adair
DENVER Nichole Janelle Adair was born on Aug. 6, 1984, in Denver, Colo. She spent most of her life in Denver except for residing in Montrose from November 1995 until June 1998 at which time she was admitted to The Children's Hospital in Denver where she was diagnosed as having a "malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor."
Nichole died on Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at the age of 14 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Survivors include her aunt, Janet Kissner; maternal grandmother, Edna Mina; and aunt, Della Christensen, all of Montrose.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Adair; grandfather, John Adair; and her stepgrandfather, Dale Sundgren.
Nichole will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.
George M. Crocker III
Loving Husband and Grandfather
May 27, 1949 - March 20, 1999
MONTROSE - George M. Crocker III, age 45, a resident of Montrose for four years, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 20, 1999, at his home in Montrose.
George M. Crocker III, the son of George Crocker Jr. and Jeanette (Furman) Crocker, was born on May 27, 1949, in Hampton, Va. He spent his childhood, graduated from Howard High School, and grew to adulthood in Ellicott City, Md.
He married Lisa Gage on Oct. 16, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev.
George worked as a carpenter and tradesman. He and his family moved to Montrose four years ago where he made his home until the time of his death.
During his 45 years of life, George found pleasure and enjoyment in music, the outdoors, family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Crocker and family members, of Montrose; and three sons: Paul, Sid, and Andy, of West Virginia.
Other family survivors include his parents, George and Elaine Crocker Jr.; one brother, Eugene; four sisters: Alice, Judy, Janet, and Susan; and numerous friends and relations.
George was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette.
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor George's life were officiated by Pastor Jeff Benson on Thursday, March 25, at 10 a.m. from the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. The service concluded at the chapel.
Cremation preceded the service, with arrangements handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.
Richard Dean "Tuffy" Dicamillo
Very Athletic/Loved Outdoors
Feb. 18, 1953 - March 20, 1999
ANTLERS, Okla. - Former Montrose resident Richard Dean "Tuffy" Dicamillo, age 46, died Saturday afternoon, March 20, 1999, at his home in Antlers, Okla.
Richard Dean Dicamillo, the son of Raymond and Nancy (Vier) Dicamillo, was born on Feb. 18, 1953, in Montrose, Colo., where he spent his childhood, graduated from Montrose High School, and grew to adulthood. He continued to pursue his education and attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins for two years.
Following his two years at CSU, Tuffy moved to Bayfield, Colo., where he was employed as construction superintendent for Western Mobil for approximately 20 years.
Tuffy married his wife, Rose Marie, on Dec. 14, 1994, in Durango, Colo. In the spring of 1997, they moved from Bayfield to Antlers, Okla. where Tuffy made his home until the time of his death.
During his high school years, Tuffy was very athletic and was a state wrestler. He loved all sports including baseball, football, wrestling, golf, skiing, hunting, fishing, and camping. He had many memories of these special times and events that he had shared with family and friends.
Tuffy's life was filled with many accomplishments from awards and honors as a student and athlete in high school to the ultimate honor of being a father, stepfather, and loving husband.
He loved everything about the outdoors and deeply loved his many, many friends.
Tuffy could always bring a smile to those who surrounded him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors grateful to have shared Tuffy's life include his wife, Rose Marie Dicamillo, of Antlers, Okla.; two daughters: Christy Dicamillo, a student at Colorado College in Sterling; Elizabeth Dicamillo, a student at Fruit High School in Fruita; and one stepdaughter, Karen Bennett, a student in Antlers, Okla.
Other family survivors include his mother, Nancy Dicamillo, of Cushing, Okla.; and two sisters: Yonna and husband Fred Miller; Yvonne and husband Scott Beyer, all of Montrose.
Tuffy was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Dicamillo, in 1980.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Tuffy's life will be officiated by Pastor Mike Lundberg on Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m. from the Montrose Christian Church.
Interment will follow the service in the Valley Lawns Cemetery
south of Montrose, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.
Memorial gifts may be made to: The National Kidney Foundation of Oklahoma, per Dr. Chris Kaufman, In Memory of Tuffy Dicamillo, 3617 NW 58th, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73112.
Clettis "Red" Floyd
Korean Conflict Veteran
Feb. 25, 1932 - March 24, 1999
BOONEVILLE, Miss. - Former Montrose resident Clettis "Red" Floyd, age 67, died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at his home near Booneville, Miss. following an extended illness. He was a High Priest and lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Born on Feb. 25, 1932, in Prentiss County, Clettis Floyd was the son of Rocky Lee Floyd and Esther Lee (Moorman) Floyd. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University with a major in history.
During the Korean Conflict, Red served his country as an artillery instructor in the United States Army.
For much of his adult life, Red worked as a carpenter, building houses in Utah, Colorado, Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He also owned and operated Floyd's Sawmill near Booneville, Miss. for many years and also worked as a caseworker for the Mississippi Department of Human Services for about eight years.
Red was a talented musician and singer, playing virtually all string instruments.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ramona Hill Floyd, whom he married on March 20, 1958, in the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah; five children: Tom Floyd and wife Brenda, of Walls, Miss.; Ned Floyd and wife Dawn, of Booneville, Miss.; Esther and husband Mark Wheat, of St. Louis, Mo.; Dan Floyd and wife Pam, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and Bob Floyd and wife Barbara, of Booneville, Miss.
Red was the proud grandfather of 19 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.
Other family survivors include two sisters: Marie Cole and Frances Stephenson, both of Booneville, Miss.; and his mother-in-law, Modine Hill, also of Booneville, Miss.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Red's life will be officiated by Bishop Jimmy Burcham, Bishop Jimmy Lee Floyd, President Jon T. Larsen, Bro. Arthur Byrd, Bro. Danny Stiles, and Bro. Wayne Mosely on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Booneville, Miss.
Interment will follow the service in the Mormon Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Booneville Funeral Home of Booneville, Miss.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Booneville Ward Family History Center, c/o Bishop Jimmy Burcham, 279 CR 1101, Booneville, Miss. 38839.
Ora Beatrice Hart
Loved to Collect Dolls
July 23, 1907 - March 23, 1999
FRUITA - Former Montrose resident, Ora Beatrice Hart, age 91, died early Tuesday morning, March 23, 1999, in Family Health West at Fruita.
An immediate burial service was held on Wednesday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the Grand View Cemetery
west of Montrose.
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.
Ora Beatrice Walker, the daughter of Bart and Minnie F. (King) Walker, was born on July 23, 1907, in Montrose, Colo., where she spent her childhood and grew to adulthood.
In July of 1923 Ora married John Lee Hart Sr. The Harts moved from Montrose in 1959, and then established their home in Grand Junction in 1961 where Ora, a homemaker, resided until the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 3, 1971.
Ora was a Christian and especially enjoyed bingo and going for walks. Collecting dolls was her love.
Survivors include three sons: Robert Hart, Dan Hart, Mike Hart; and six daughters: Barbara Ann DeVinney, Betty Meeks, Phyllis Farris, Marlene Winters, Ruth Ellen Land, and Oralee Ashburn.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Ora was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; two sons: John and Bill; and one daughter, Mary.
Ivan Edward McKinney
Rancher and Cattleman
May 28, 1929 - March 23, 1999
REDVALE - Ivan Edward McKinney, age 69, a lifetime Redvale resident, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in the Norwood Medical Clinic at Norwood.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Redvale Community Church.
A Funeral Service in remembrance and to honor Ivan's life will follow visitation on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Redvale Community Building, with Pastor Clint Perry and The Rev. Syl Schoening officiating. In the event of inclement weather, the services will be conducted in the Redvale Community Church. The service will conclude at the Redvale Community Building grounds.
Cremation will follow the service, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Hale & Gerken Funeral Home of Naturita.
A funeral reception will take place during the visitation hours and after the funeral service. All are welcome. The reception will be held in the Redvale Community Building.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Norwood-Redvale Fire Department and E.M.T. Fund, In Memory of Ivan Edward McKinney, P.O. Box 277, Norwood, Colo. 81423 or the Redvale Community Building Fund, In Memory of Ivan Edward McKinney, c/o Evelyn Bray, Redvale, Colo. 81431.
Born on May 28, 1929, in Durango, Colo., Ivan Edward McKinney was the son of Irwin Harold and Lila Ruth (Skidmore) McKinney. He spent his childhood in the Redvale/ Coventry area, and received his high school education at the Nucla High School.
Ivan married Joan Altgilbers on Nov. 24, 1955. The couple were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Ivan and Joan would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this year in November.
Ivan was a rancher, owning his own ranch, and a cattleman. Besides being a rancher's wife, Joan is also a retired school teacher.
Ivan was a former president of the board of directors of the Norwood/Redvale Fire District, and was a past president of the Farmers Water Development Corp. He served on the board of directors for the Norwood Medical Clinic, the Norwood/Redvale Chamber of Commerce, The Cattleman's Association, and the Southwest Water Conservancy District. Ivan took great pride and interest in these organizations.
Ivan was always there to help his neighbors with their haying or to move cattle. He loved to ride his horse. He was very interested in range improvements and better conditions for the ranches.
Survivors grateful to have shared Ivan's life include his wife, Joan McKinney, of Redvale; two sons: Carl McKinney and wife Lori, of Redvale; Earl McKinney and wife Donna, of Montrose; two daughters: Mary Kay and husband Roger Burnett; Jean and husband John Hatfield, all of Littleton; and eight grandchildren.
Other family survivors include two brothers: Lloyd McKinney and wife Linda, of Moab, Utah; Paul McKinney and wife Pat, of Amargosa Valley, Nev.; and one sister, Norma and husband Jack Schalk, of Arvada.
Ivan was preceded in death by his parents.
Dolly Marie (Minerich) Sigler
Former Somerset/Paonia Resident
Dec. 25, 1916 Feb. 26, 1999
AUBURN, Wash. - Dolly Marie (Minerich) Sigler, age 82, of Auburn, Wash, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., following a brief illness.
Dolly M. Minerich was born in Muskegan, Mich., on Dec. 25, 1916, the daughter of Christopher and Kate (Mihelich) Minerich. The family moved to Someret, Colo., where Dolly and her brothers, William and Johnnie, spent their early childhood. Later the Minerich family moved to the family farm on Stewart Mesa where Dolly attended Stewart Mesa Grade School and graduated from the Paonia High School with the Class of 1936.
Following her graduation, Dolly attended nursing school at the Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, completing her schooling with a nursing degree. While living in Pueblo, Dolly married her high school sweetheart, N.W. "Sig" Sigler Jr. in 1939. They had two daughters, Sharon and Judy, while living there.
In 1956 the family sold their oil business they owned in Pueblo and moved to the Seattle, Wash. area. They owned and operated a family-style restaurant in Auburn, Wash. for many years until Dolly's husband's death.
Following her husband's death, Dolly continued her nursing career in Auburn at a health care center for several years.
Survivors grateful to have shared Dolly's life include two daughters: Sharon Welsh and Judy Phifer, both of Auburn, Wash.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include one sister, Katherine Pasquale, of Paradise Valley, Nev.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dolly was also preceded in death five brothers: Carl, Leo, Chris, William, and John Minerich.
Dolly enjoyed her family and greatly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed visiting with loved ones and friends and also loved her flower gardens.
On Tuesday, March 2, Dolly was laid to rest beside her husband, Sig Sigler, in the Washington Memorial Gardens in the Auburn area.
Memorial gifts in memory of Dolly Sigler may be made to a Heart Fund of the donor's choice.
Condolences would be appreciated by Dolly's daughters: Sharon Welsh and Judy Phifer, 1926 Pike St., N.E. Auburn, Wash. 98002, and her sister, Katherine Minerich Pasquale, P.O. Box 4, Paradise Valley, Nev. 89426.
Paul Anton Sneller
Hotchkiss-Paonia Area Farmer
Oct. 23, 1928 - March 23, 1999
HOTCHKISS - Paul Anton Sneller, age 70, of Hotchkiss, died on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in the V.A. Medical Center at Grand Junction.
Paul Anton Sneller was born in Paonia, Colo. on Oct. 23, 1928, the son of Paul Peter Sneller and Katherine Frances (Panion) Sneller. He spent his childhood, graduated from the Hotchkiss High School, and grew to adulthood in Hotchkiss.
Paul served his country in the United States Army.
He was a lifetime Paonia and Hotchkiss area resident and worked as a farmer.
Paul loved sports and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He especially enjoyed his family and hunting.
Survivors include one brother, John Sneller and wife Norma, of Wellborn, Fla.; his twin brother, William Sneller, of Hotchkiss; and three sisters: Emma and husband Fred Freeland, of Englewood; Helen and husband Gayle Bruner, of Arvada; and Elizabeth and husband Joe Beaver, of Scott City, Kan.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Andrew Sneller; and two sisters: Rose Conrow and Mary Striber.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Paul's life were officiated on Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. from the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.
Interment followed the service in the Cedar Hill Cemetery
at Paonia, with arrangements handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Babe Ruth Little League Baseball, In Memory of Paul Anton Sneller, c/o First State Bank of Hotchkiss, P.O. Box 38, Hotchkiss, Colo. 81419.