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Board of Directors

Sharon and Jane enjoy a Uravan picnic tradition.

JANE (CATT) THOMPSON, President and Historian:

Jane is a third generation Uravan resident, living for over 30 years on the West End. She is passionate about the history of our area, and even though life as a Navy wife took her around the country, she has always called the West End home. When she finally retired from her career as the Early Childhood teacher at Paradox Valley School, Jane settled into leadership roles in the Nucla Naturita Community. She now divides her time between the Rimrockers, and the boards of several local organizations. Jane retired from the local phone company in 2020. Jane and her husband Gayland have four adult children, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.



Growing up in Redvale in a family with deep area roots, and then marrying into the Nucla/CCCompany Carver family, Tina seems destined to take on an active role in preserving our area's history. She lives with her husband on their small, off grid farm. They have three adult children and one still in college.  

Brandi Thompson, Secretary:


Sharon Johannsen, Treasurer:

Sharon (sister of Jane) was also born and raised in Uravan. After leaving the area for 10 years, Sharon and her husband Duane returned to the one place they've always called home. She is very active in the community, retired from the Montrose County Sheriff's Office in 2020, Her interests include camping, gardening, spending time with her two children and nine grandchildren, and hanging out with her sister- especially at the Ball Park.


MARIE TEMPLETON, Honorary Historian:

Marie had been an active member of the historical society since its beginning, and had served as historian since 1999. She came to Nucla with her family as a young girl in 1940. In high school she was active in journalism and the library. After graduation she married, and lived in Uravan with her husband, Martin, who was a miner. Marie worked as a librarian at Uravan, and later at the elementary schools in both Nucla and Naturita. Upon her retirement, in 1999, the Media Room was dedicated in her honor. Marie had a B.A. in Elementary Education, and an endorsement as a Media Specialist. In her 22 years as historian, she has written thousands of articles, published numerous books, and given many historical presentations. We sadly lost Marie in 2020 but will always be grateful for her vision and love of our area History.




Marie at her computer.

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