Carl Brian Rector April 23, 1941~Nov. 12, 2010

“Carl had a smile that was as sincere as you will ever see, a genuinely nice and loving man. As Peggy’s ‘sidekick’ he was always there putting up campaign signs, building, repairing and taking care of the things she cared about. Never begrudgingly, always with that happy smile.”
— Paula Davis, Rangely mayor

“Carl was a major influence on Rangely. He was a self-made man who constantly gave back to the community he loved. He was a quiet leader who just got things done. Men like Carl are a rarity in today’s world and he will be sorely missed by the college and the community.”
— John Boyd, president, Colorado Northwestern Community College

“The Rector family has done so much for this community. I am heartily sorry for their loss and pray that God would comfort them during this time.”
— Peter Brixius,
Rangely town manager

“My first thoughts go out to his family in the loss of someone they loved deeply. He was a very special man with a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody. His was dedicated to his family, friends, and generous to all. I always enjoyed his great sense of humor and the smile that was always there to greet you. Carl was always on hand for community projects and side by side with Peggy as she organized and planned the Crab Crack, Septemberfest, the Foundation Dinner Dance and so many other activities. The death of Carl Rector will leave a large empty space in our hearts and our community. We will miss him.”
— Ann Brady, former
Rangely mayor

“I’ve known Carl for the five years that I have lived here and Carl always had a cheerful smile on his face, was always willing to lend a hand or an ear no matter what he was doing or what you were doing. We always had a good time together and he was a good friend to many people and I will always remember that he was my friend and I will miss him dearly.”
— Tim Webber, director,
Rangely Recreation District

“He is someone that I am so happy and fortunate to have known. A happy, funny, giving human being. Carl and Peggy are two of our very best friends and I will miss him so much.”
— Jane Miller, business owner
and chamber president