Craig Yaws

Obituary of Craig Owen Yaws

Craig Owen Yaws, 72, of Fort Lupton, Colorado passed from this life on June 22nd, 2022.

He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Charles H Yaws Jr. and Mattie Lee (Sims) Yaws on December 30th, 1949. He married Sharon Louise Haut on February 1st, 1971, in Davenport, Iowa.

Craig served in the U.S Army during the Vietnam conflict and their first home, his last duty station was Frankfurt, Germany. He served in the U.S Army Security Agency. After leaving the service, they returned to Bettendorf, Iowa to start their family.

Craig went to work for Eagle Signal Company in Davenport, Iowa, testing traffic controls and rose quickly through the ranks to become a System Specialist. Selling, designing, engineering, and installing some of this country’s first computerized traffic control equipment. This took the family to many states including Decatur, Alabama, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Austin, Texas and finally to Brighton, Colorado. He designed, engineered, and tested the equipment for the Denver light rails system, with Sharon and Christopher doing the wiring of the controllers. After so many moves, it was decided to stay in Colorado and he ended his working career by moving to the U.S Postal Service in Denver, Colorado.

He was blessed with three sons, Christopher, Carrick, and Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Carrick, and Clinton.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Sharon, and son Christopher (Jennifer Mathiesen), daughter-in-law Keri Lymn and Stefanie.

Also survived by four grandchildren, Chase and Cannon Yaws and Cooper and Samantha Yaws. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Craig was a good man, husband, father, and friend.

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