Obituaries for April 13, 2003


Walden resident Robert "Bob" L. Corkle died April 9, 2003, after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 73.

Bob was born March 30, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Alice Corkle. The family moved to Pinnacle, Colo., when Bob was three months old.

He graduated from Oak Creek High School in 1948, and the family moved to Walden during a March blizzard the following year. At the time, Bob worked for the Michigan River Timber Company.

In November 1951, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in the Korean War and upon his return to the United States, was assigned to Seattle as a recruiter. It was in Everett, Wash., that he met his future wife, Donna, who was considering enlisting in the Women Marines. The couple married July 28, 1954.

Bob was discharged from the Marines later that year. The couple moved to Walden, where Bob and his brother, George, opened Corkle's Little Market in 1957 and Corkle's Mini Mart in 1978. In 1982, Bob and Donna became sole proprietors and operated both stores until June 1, 1994, when they retired.

Bob's hobbies included going to his cabin, traveling in his motor home, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, cutting firewood, fishing and model trains.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and a granddaughter.

Bob is survived by his wife; two daughters, Beth Bishop of Cowdrey and Linda Howard of Walden; a son, Robert of Walden; a brother, George; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. April 15, 2003, at the North Park Community Church in Walden.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the North Park Fire Department or North Park Ambulance.

Douglas Reed Pedrick, a 38-year-old Steamboat Springs resident, passed away April 9, 2003, in his home.

Douglas was born June 19, 1964, in Hyannis, Neb., to Reed and Marylin Pedrick.

Douglas attended Laramie High School, graduating in 1982. After high school, Douglas came to Steamboat to pursue his dream of ski racing.

The lure of Steamboat captured Douglas, and he never returned to Wyoming.

Eventually, Douglas turned his attention from skiing to motorcycle racing. He won five national championships racing vintage motorcycles.

He was a free spirit who enjoyed life and the thrill and adventure of nature and sports.

Douglas is survived by his parents; a sister, Joan Pedrick of Orcas, Wash.; and a grandmother, Bernice Wright of Hyannis, Neb.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Douglas' residence, at 38430 Routt County Road 179 in Steamboat. Friends and family are encouraged to bring pictures and memorabilia, as well as food and beverages to share. No dogs please.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennie and Meredith Ray Cancer Center in care of the Yampa Valley Funeral Home, 2095 Curve Court, P.O. Box 776090, Steamboat Springs, 80477.

Former Oak Creek resident Joseph Nieto, Jr. died April 1, 2003, in Caldwell, Texas, after a long battle with lung cancer. His loving wife, Pat, was at his side to the end.

Joe was born July 23, 1938, in Oak Creek, where he graduated from high school.

He was a truly unique individual, and all who knew him were touched by his free-spirited character and zest for life. Joe, who loved the mountains of Colorado, touched many lives and will be missed by his family.

Joe is survived by his wife; two sons, Joey Nieto and Steven Robinson; a daughter, Laurie Nieto of Craig; two sisters, Carmen Beck of Cedaredge and Lucy West of Globe, Ariz.; and three brothers, Tony Nieto of Denver, Emilio Nieto of Denver and Jesus Guerrero Jr. of Grand Junction.

A memorial service was held April 11, 2003, at St. Dominic Church in Denver.

Scott Thomas Foley of Hayden and Steamboat Springs died unexpectedly April 3, 2003.

Scott, formerly of Plymouth, Mass., lived in Colorado for the past 12 years. He will be laid to rest in Plymouth.

Foley was born July 29, 1967. Survivors include his mother, Lois Hannon-Ready of South Carolina; his father, Thomas Foley of Plymouth; two sisters, Sandra Morris of Harwich, Mass., and Alison Kulik of Holden, Mass.; a brother, Eric Foley of Plymouth; two nieces; a nephew; maternal grandparents and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A "Celebration of Life" memorial gathering for Scott was held Thursday in Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of Team Zachery in memory of Scott Foley, 114 Perimeter Road, Unit G and H, Nashua, NH 03063.


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