Clayton Boyd Chidester

Clayton Boyd Chidester, age 70, of Las Animas, CO, formerly of the Uintah Basin died on November 19, 2018.    Clayton was born October 16, 1948 in Price to Joe and Minnie Loucille Turknett Chidester.  He married Diane Van De Vanter, they later divorced.  He married Theresa Jean Hubman on April 13, 2000 in Rangley.
    Clayton served in the Army, Marines and Navy and was proud of his service.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gold panning, traveling, and in his younger years riding horses.  He did various jobs through the years, working as a county planner for Duchesne County, at Job Service, UBAG, WP Air Force Base, and Hill Air Force.  His favorite occupation was being a Marine.
    He is survived by his wife, Theresa Chidester, Las Animas, CO; children, Tammy (Dennis) Phyillaier, Beaver; Troy Chidester, SLC: Kimberly (David) Anderson, SLC: step-daughters, Arleesa (Josh) Pemberton, Santa Clara, UT; Leslie (James) Duffey, Pueblo, CO, siblings, Larry Chidester, SLC; Jolene (Wayne) Perank, Myton, and grandchildren, Travis, Erika, Keturah, Bryce, Brennan, Taylor, Sierra, Miranda, Logan, Kirsten, and John.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Travis Chidester.
    Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary.  A viewing will be held that morning from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
    Burial in the Altonah Cemetery with military honors presented by the Altamont American Legion, Marine Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard Riders.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.