ALFRED CAMILLETTI

1907-2001

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Alfred Camilletti died July 1, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 93.

Alfred was born Oct. 19, 1907, in Sassoferrato, Italy, to Frank and Brigid (Pangrazzi) Camilletti. He lived in Italy until the age of 12, when his family came to the United States and settled in Illinois. They later moved to the Bear River area between Mount Harris and Milner. He married Juanita Rutherford Dec. 19, 1933. They homesteaded a ranch near Milner and lived there until 1959. They moved to Craig and lived there until 1967, when they bought a ranch near Hayden, where the family resided until 1993. Since that time, Alfred lived in Meeker for a short time and then in Craig.

He went to work in the coal mines of Routt County at 14 and worked simultaneously at the mines and on his ranch for many years. Alfred was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, the Cattlemen's Association and served for some time on the Bear River Valley Co-op board. He enjoyed ranching, hunting, being with his family and he was an avid reader.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Camilletti of Craig and Chris Riggs and her husband, Bob, of Calhan; two sons, Gene Camilletti of Craig and Darrell Camilletti and his wife, Carol, of Craig; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Zulian of Craig and Violet Davis of Milner. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Angie Hunt, Zelinda Raine and Zafeta; and two brothers, Albert and James.

A memorial service was July 14 at the Hayden Congregational Church with Bill Lyon officiating.

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