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, age 101, of Eaton and Greeley, Colo., died March 28, 2007, at Fairacres Manor following a brief illness.

He was born in Reno County, Kan., to Odus Grant and Flora Ann (Brooks) Hill.

George married Elsie Rebecca Meador on Feb. 5, 1928. After farming in Reno County for over 20 years, he moved his family to a farm east of Cope, Colo., in 1947. They farmed at several different locations in the Cope area, owned a dairy farm, hardware store and restaurant there.

In 1968, he moved to Galeton, Colo., to help his son run the Galeton Garage. After moving to the Eaton area, George also drove a school bus for 14 years. George and Elsie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, 1978. Elsie passed away Feb. 22, 1978.

George married Ruby Farnsworth in Nov. of 1978, and they lived in rural Eaton until 1999, when Ruby moved to Missouri to be near her children. He then lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Rozetta and Pete Zimmerman for a number of years, then with his son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Hazel Hill, for several more years.

George is survived by 11 children: Rozetta Zimmerman of Greeley, Keith Hill and wife Elsie of Brighton, Colo., Wayne Hill and wife Alice of Colome, S.D., Dean Hill and wife Phyllis of Cope, Roy Hill of Cope, Glen Hill and wife Hazel of Eaton, Harold Hill and wife Wanda of Conroe, Texas, Mary and husband Herb Davidson of Red Feather, Colo., Nita and husband Paul Phillips of Eaton, Darrel Hill and wife Connie of Briggsdale, Colo., and Gary Hill of Kirk, Colo.; 32 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 44 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Frank Hill of South Hutchison, Kan., and two sisters, Ruby Farthing and Edna Vetter, also of South Hutchison.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; his wife, Ruby; two brothers; five sisters; one infant child, and five grandchildren.

Services were held on April 3, at Greeley Wesleyan Church. Interment took place at Eaton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Greeley Wesleyan Church and/or the First Assembly of God Church in care of Adamson Funeral and Cremation Services, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.adamsonchapels.com.

, age 79, of Erie, Colo., died peacefully at her home on Feb. 1, 2007.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1928, in Ovid, Colo., to Jacob and Amelia Sanger.

Elizabeth married Alex Baker on Sept. 17, 1955, in Denver, Colo.

Elizabeth worked for 10 years at Samsonite, and nearly 23 years at Albertsons Grocery Store before retiring in 1991. She also worked alongside her husband on the farm. She loved the Broncos and her grandchildren.

She is survived by two children: Mary and husband Mark Schlote, and Mike Baker and wife Lori; four grandchildren: Justin and wife Natasha, Jennifer, Jacob and Michael; a great-grandchild, Brooke; and a sister, Emma Neiberger.

Services were held Feb. 5 in Lafayette, Colo., with interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Broomfield, Colo.

, age 91, of Sterling, Colo., died March 14, 2007, in Sterling.

He was born July 25, 1915, in Willard, Colo., to William Morris and Pearl Teresa (Gustus) Sandstead. He attended grade school in Willard, and high school in Fort Collins, Colo., where he held two unbeaten track records. He also earned a track record while he was a freshman at the University of Colorado.

Willard entered military service in 1941, and was a first sergeant at Headquarters Company in the Pacific during World War II. He was given an Honorable Discharge in 1945.

On March 16, 1946, he married Auriel Josephine Oram in Greeley. He was a farmer and rancher, and also worked for the Logan County Assessor’s Office.

Willard was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Elks Lodge.

He was a member of Flatlander’s Club, and AF &AM Masonic Lodge No. 54. He enjoyed making picture frames, furniture and dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Auriel; daughters Vicki Jo Sandstead and Shauna Sandstead Corona, and three grandchildren: Erick, Christoble, and Emily Jo.

Services were held March 18 in Sterling.

, age 83, lifelong Snake River resident, died March 27, 2007, a Sandrock Ridge Care Center in Craig, Colo., surrounded by his family.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1923, in Baggs, Wyo., to Peter and Elsie Jons.

Roy married Margaret Mary “Meg” Taylor on Sept. 5, 1948, in Dixon, Wyo. Together they raised four girls: Elaine, Linda, Charlotte, and Karen.

Roy loved life, ranching, fishing, telling stories, and kids. He was proud of their ranch, his family and his friends. Regardless of how busy he was, he always had time for their kids, his nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many more.

He served on the West Side Canal and State Line Canal and Baggs Cemetery Board for many years.

Roy was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Meg; daughters Elaine and husband Glen Alameda of Rawlins, Wyo., Linda and husband Jim Lerwick of Albin, Wyo., Charlotte and husband J Aufderheide of Trinidad, Colo., and Karen and husband Kelly Sewell of Slater, Colo.; 10 grandchildren: Kim Alameda, Casey Alameda, Stacie Mercer, Michael Lerwick, Lisa Lerwick, David Lerwick, Stephanie Whitney, Tyson Poling, James Sewell, and Brian Sewell, including 10 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He is also survived by a brother, Lee, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Thomas; brothers Clayton, Ralph, Orville, Henry “Hank”, and Walter; and sisters Ora, Lelia and Lucy.

Services were held on March 31 in Dixon, Wyo., with interment at Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Baggs Senior Center; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, or the Noyes Health Care Center in care of Grants Mortuary.

, age 83, lifelong Snake River resident, died March 27, 2007, a Sandrock Ridge Care Center in Craig, Colo., surrounded by his family.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1923, in Baggs, Wyo., to Peter and Elsie Jons.

Roy married Margaret Mary “Meg” Taylor on Sept. 5, 1948, in Dixon, Wyo. Together they raised four girls: Elaine, Linda, Charlotte, and Karen.

Roy loved life, ranching, fishing, telling stories, and kids. He was proud of their ranch, his family and his friends. Regardless of how busy he was, he always had time for their kids, his nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many more.

He served on the West Side Canal and State Line Canal and Baggs Cemetery Board for many years.

Roy was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Meg; daughters Elaine and husband Glen Alameda of Rawlins, Wyo., Linda and husband Jim Lerwick of Albin, Wyo., Charlotte and husband J Aufderheide of Trinidad, Colo., and Karen and husband Kelly Sewell of Slater, Colo.; 10 grandchildren: Kim Alameda, Casey Alameda, Stacie Mercer, Michael Lerwick, Lisa Lerwick, David Lerwick, Stephanie Whitney, Tyson Poling, James Sewell, and Brian Sewell, including 10 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He is also survived by a brother, Lee, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Thomas; brothers Clayton, Ralph, Orville, Henry “Hank”, and Walter; and sisters Ora, Lelia and Lucy.

Services were held on March 31 in Dixon, Wyo., with interment at Baggs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Baggs Senior Center; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, or the Noyes Health Care Center in care of Grants Mortuary.


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