Keith Clyde Masters |

Keith Clyde Masters

Keith Clyde Masters of Carbondale died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. He was 82.

Mr. Masters was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Farlinville, Kan., to Bessie Holt and Claude Masters.

Mr. Masters served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II at Guadalcanal and the Marshall Islands, and was awarded the Silver Star.

He married Ella Evalyn Dempcy on Dec. 14, 1974, in Glenwood Springs. She survives.

He lived in the area for 30 years and was a coal miner for Mid-Continent Resources. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Brut. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Masters was a lifetime member of V.F.W. #4663, the American Legion, the United Mine Works of America and the Redstone Workers.

Mr. Masters is survived by his wife, Ella Evalyn Masters of Carbondale; by stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law Mike and Judy Schilling of Carbondale, Gene and Stephanie Schilling of Carbondale, and Steve and Gabrielle Schilling of Kea`au, Hawaii; daughters and sons-in-law Jan and Steve Atterbury of Thorton and Lynn and Richard Cody of Arvada; sisters and brothers-in-law Maxine and Loring Harold of Kansas City, Mo., Lita Worrell of Palisade, Bonnie and Donnin Gibson of Grand Junction, and Joan and James Craig of Pahrump, Nev.; granddaughter Michelle Eddy; grandsons Steven and Joseph Atterbury; step-granddaughters Amy Ewbank, Chrissy Kamelamela, Keri Schilling, and Alicia Parker; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who affectionately knew him as “Uncle Bub.”

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 23, at the Church at Redstone in Redstone. Pastor Bruce Gledhill will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Keith Masters Scholarship Fund, at any Alpine Bank.

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