Obituary: Angela J. (Nassau) Sprod

Angela Sprod
Angela J. (Nassau) Sprod
Apr. 15, 1925 ~ July 31, 2018

Lifetime Meeker resident Angela Sprod peacefully left this life on July 31, 2018, at the age of 93. Angela’s father, Jack, built the Forest Inn, which is now Trapper’s Lake Lodge. Her mother snowshoed 16 miles from the Forest Inn to the Lost Creek Ranger Station and was then transported to Meeker to give birth to Angela and her twin sister Charlotte on April 15, 1925. Angela’s early years were spent in the Flat Tops Wilderness area near Trapper’s Lake.
During Angela’s teens, you could find her family 2 miles west of Meeker where they raised foxes. From an early age she cared for her younger siblings and diligently ran their household.
On March 15, 1946, she married Dick Sprod. Dick and Angela raised three children while graciously opening their hearts and home to many others. Angela, also known as Nama, was up before dawn. She would prepare coffee and breakfast and could then be found doing any number of things from hauling wheat and herding cattle to taking care of her children or grandchildren. he tirelessly did it all with a smile on her face.
In addition to ranch life and raising her family, Angela selflessly gave of her time to the community, volunteering for Cub Scouts, 4-H, Fourth of July activities, Red Cross First Aid and CPR training, and various other projects. She also served on the school board.
Some of Dick and Angela’s favorite things were family get-togethers, sharing evenings with friends, snowmobiling in the winter, and picnics in the summer. Angela could always be found at her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. Her enthusiasm was unmistakable and she was their greatest supporter and fan.
After Dick’s passing in 1999 Angela enjoyed many years of traveling until her health required her to stay closer to home.
Surviving Angela are her immediate family of Les and Susie Sprod; Susan and Wiley Berthelson; Lynn, Justin, Jacob, Jared and Kaelen Seely; Michael, Ann, Natalie and Julie Kracht; Lisa Sprod and Laura Siljander; and Brett, Jessica, McKenna and Brady Berthelson. She was also close to her nephew Steve Loshbaugh, his wife Avis, and their son Heath; her niece Angie Flaherty and daughter Lavender, as well as Jack and Sandra Warren. Preceding Angela in death were her parents, two brothers, two sisters, husband, one daughter and one grandson.
Angela taught those around her how to love through her service to others. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Angela’s memory to HopeWest Hospice in Meeker in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave, Craig, Colo., 81625.