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2016 Rimrocker Historical Society

Created by JUDITH PENTZ 

Board of Directors

JANE (CATT) THOMPSON, President:

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 also works at the local phone company, and sometimes goes home to see how things are working on that front. Jane and her husband Gayland have four adult children, and are  still raising two grandchildren.

 

TINA (MITCHELL) CARVER, Vice President:

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. Tina is on staff at the award winning Naturita library.


SHARON (CATT) JOHANNSEN, Secretary:

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, and works with the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, West End Substation. Her interests include camping, gardening, spending time with her two children and seven grandchildren, and hanging out with her sister- especially at the Ball Park.

 

AIMEE TOOKER, Treasurer:

Aimee is Sharon's daughter, so in keeping with family tradition, she too became a Rimrocker. She is active in community organizations, and works as a bookkeeper for the Colorado Cooperative Ditch Company. Aimee has three children. She is currently busy with her newest project:  the Tabeguache Trading Company, in Nucla.

 

MARIE TEMPLETON, Historian:

Marie has been and active member of the historical society since its beginning, and has 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 has 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..

 

 

 

Sharon and Jane enjoy a Uravan picnic tradition.

Marie at her computer.