The obituaries for March 2, 2003


Mano-Mae Palmer
Lifelong Routt County resident Mano-Mae Palmer passed away Feb. 9, 2003, in her Steamboat Springs home. She was 76.
Mano-Mae was born July 15, 1926, in Oak Creek to Rex and Beatrice Stratton.
She was raised in Oak Creek, and she graduated from Oak Creek High School.
Mano-Mae worked in hotel management most of her life.
She battled cancer in her later years.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter.
Mano-Mae is survived by three sons, Tom Palmer of Steamboat, Don Moraites of Craig, and Keith Moraites of Sheridan, Wyo.; two sisters, Patricia and Doris; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the hospice program in care of Yampa Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 776090, Steamboat Springs, 80477.

Arthur D. Robbins
Arthur "Art" D. Robbins passed away Feb. 22, 2003, in his Scottsbluff, Neb., home. He was 78.
Art was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Hamden, Ohio, the only son of Roy and Buelah Robbins. Art graduated from North High School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1943. Following high school, he attended the V12 Officer's Training School at Kansas University.
He served in the Navy from 1943 until 1946 aboard the U.S.S. Chara during World War II.
In November 1944, Art married Marjorie Wright of Atwood, Kan. The couple was married for 58 years and has three sons.
Art was a wrangler at the Golden Horseshoe Dude Ranch in Durango, and he later opened an art studio and gallery.
In 1968, the family moved to Scottsbluff, Neb., where Art worked as a sheet metal mechanic. Later, he owned and operated Contemporary Litho, a printing shop.
Art painted throughout his adult life, and he devoted much of his time to painting after he retired.
He also enjoyed gold prospecting on claims in South Dakota and Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Joe Robbins of Steamboat Springs, Tom Robbins of Oakland, Calif., and Dan Robbins of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Phyllis Lee of Arlington, Va.; a nephew and niece; and two grandchildren, Anne and Benjamin Robbins of Steamboat Springs.


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