Saturday, January 4, 2003
Evan H. Baker
Evan H. Baker died Dec. 6, 2002, at the Doak Walker Care Center at the age of 76.
Evan was born in 1926 in Morristown, N.J., the son of Maclyn and Elmira Baker. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 shortly after graduating from high school.
Evan graduated from Seton Hall University after World War II, and he married Mary Gardner in 1949. The couple divorced in 1976.
Evan moved to Steamboat Springs in 2001 following a 50-year career in diversified executive business management, marketing and real estate.
He is survived by a brother, Donn, of Middletown, N.J.; three daughters, Mary Ellen Rubley of Polson, Mont., JoAnn Baker Paul of Steamboat Springs and Elise Hughes of Bloomsburg, Pa.; one son, David Baker of Shrewsbury, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Holy Name Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Doak Walker Care Center, 1100 Central Park Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 80487.
Longtime Colorado resident Mollie Schalnus died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in her Yampa home. She was 98.
Mollie was born Oct. 8, 1904, in Ditel, Russia, to John and Dorothy Foos. In 1912, Mollie and her parents immigrated to Brush.
She met Otto Schalnus while living in Brush, and the couple married in 1924. In 1938, Mollie and Otto moved to Yampa, where they remained until their deaths.
Mollie was a devoted housewife and mother to eight children.
Her husband, parents and two children preceded her in death.
Mollie is survived by two sons, Jerry Schalnus and John Schalnus, both of Yampa; four daughters, Arlene Gable of Fresno, Calif., Marilyn Butterbaugh of Grand Junction, Ruth Wince of Olathe and Carol Bittle of Grand Junction; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in the Yampa Bible Church. Donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in care of the Yampa Valley Funeral Home, 2095 Curve Ct., P.O. Box 776090, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 80477.
Julia Potts Simpson
Steamboat Springs resident Julia Simpson died Dec. 22, 2002, at the Doak Walker Care Center. She was 83.
Julia was born April 9, 1919, in Jeffersontown, Ky., to parents Vestina and Alexander Potts. Julia graduated from Jeffersontown High School in 1936 and later earned a teaching certificate from Western Kentucky State Teachers College.
In 1940, she married Thomas Claude Simpson, and the couple had three daughters.
Most of Julia's adult life was spent in Richmond, Va., where she was a member of the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.
Julia moved to Steamboat in 1999.
She loved antiques, art, music and world travel.
Julia was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers; and a daughter.
She is survived by two daughters, Mayling Simpson-Hebert of Steamboat and Marilo Simpson, of Asheville, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services for Julia were held Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at the Doak Walker Care Center. A Graveside Service will be held Jan. 10, 2003, in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Donations may be made to the Doak Walker Care Center, 1100 Central Park Dr., Steamboat Springs, Colo., 80487.