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Lucille Wellman

Lucille (Amen) Wellman, 86, of Craig, Colorado passed away June 28, 2014 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Colorado.

Lucille was born to John Amen and Anna Marie (Greenwald) Amen on December 22, 1927 in Loveland, Colorado.

Lucille went to school in Loveland, Colorado and graduated from Loveland High School in 1945. She then graduated from Colorado College of Education (University of Northern Colorado) in 1949 with a teaching degree in English. She taught at Brighton High School from 1949-1958. She taught journalism and English and will be remembered as “Miss Amen”.

Lucille married Douglas Wellman November 24, 1957. They moved to the Wellman sheep ranch on the Rio Blanco-Moffat County border in June 1958. From this union, two sons were born Harrison William (Bill) and John Wellman.

In 1963 during the school year, the family moved to Craig. In Craig, Lucille was very active in Make It With Wool, the Republican Women, First Congregational Church choir, Moffat County Library board, playing bridge with the ladies and substitute teaching.

Lucille loved the Craig community and her many wonderful friends! She also loved to sing, read, visit with friends and spend time at the ranch.

Lucille is survived by Douglas, her husband of 56 years; her children, Harrison William (Catherine) of Palmer, Alaska and John (Debbie) of Hamilton, Colorado; eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her older sister, Beatrice.

Services were held July 7, 2014 at the First Congregational Church of Craig. Interment at the Craig Cemetery.


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