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Western Slope Obits 7-28-14

Kenton Mellott

Kenton Wallace “Ken” Mellott, 95, passed away on July 11, 2014, at the Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Ken was born on May 25, 1919, in Monticello, Utah, to George and Laura (Hughes) Mellott. Ken lived in several states as he was growing up which included Colorado, California, Utah and Oregon.

Ken served his Country in the United State Air Force where he obtained the rank of E9. Ken started his military career in 1943 and retired from the service in November 1963. He served in both the WWII and Korean Wars.

Ken married Nellie “Claire” Stirewalt in Reno Nevada and celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Ken moved to Paonia, Colo., from Erie, Colo., in 1970 after retiring from Dow Chemical.

Ken was also the sexton of the Cedar Hill Cemetery and Bethlehem Cemeteries in Paonia.

Ken was a past member of the Paonia Lions Club and the Wilson Head American Legion Post No. 97 in Paonia, Colo. He enjoyed Ham radio, photography, electronics, motorcycles, fishing and woodworking.

Ken is survived by his wife: Clare Mellott of Paonia, Colo.; two son’s and daughter in law: Greg Mellott of Paonia, Colo., and Brian and Jackie Mellott of Paonia, Colo.; a brother Ned Mellott of Sacramento, Calif. He also is survived by two grandchildren: James and his wife Jessica Mellott of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jessica Mellott of Fort Mill, S.C.; one great grandchild: Caden Mellott of Ft. Mill, S.C.

No services are scheduled at this time. Interment will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Paonia, Colo. ❖

Lucille Amen Wellman

Lucille (Amen) Wellman, 86, of Craig, Colo., passed away June 28, 2014, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colo.

Lucille was born to John Amen and Anna Marie (Greenwald) Amen on December 22, 1927 in Loveland, Colo.

Lucille went to school in Loveland, Colo., and graduated from Loveland High School in 1945. She then graduated from Colorado College of Education (University of Northern Colorado) in 1949 with a teaching degree in English. She taught at Brighton High School from 1949-1958. She taught journalism and English and will be remembered as “Miss Amen.”

Lucille married Douglas Wellman November 24, 1957. They moved to the Wellman sheep ranch on the Rio Blanco-Moffat County border in June 1958. From this union, two sons were born Harrison William (Bill) and John Wellman.

In 1963 during the school year, the family moved to Craig. In Craig, Lucille was very active in Make It With Wool, the Republican Women, First Congregational Church choir, Moffat County Library board, playing bridge with the ladies and substitute teaching.

Lucille loved the Craig community and her many wonderful friends! She also loved to sing, read, visit with friends and spend time at the ranch.

Lucille is survived by Douglas, her husband of 56 years; her children, Harrison William (Catherine) of Palmer, Alaska, and John (Debbie) of Hamilton, Colo.; eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Beatrice.

Services were held July 7, 2014 at the First Congregational Church of Craig. Interment at the Craig Cemetery. ❖


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