History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

We proudly service all of Northwest Colorado including the towns of Craig, Hayden, Maybell and Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa and Toponas upon request. We also service the families of the Little Snake River Valley in the communities of Baggs, Dixon and Savery, Wyoming and Slater, Colorado and surrounding areas. 

I. J. Robacker came to Craig in 1919 to open a furniture store and a funeral home.  He operated the funeral home for 35 year until selling to John and Lorene Zobel when it then became the Zobel Mortuary. They operated the mortuary until selling to their sons Bruce and William in 1976.  A year later, Bruce bought his brothers interest.  In 1980 Bruce sold to Owen Grant when it then became the Grant Mortuary.

Recently to better serve the families of Meeker and Rio Blanco County, Owen Grant opened the location at 345 6th Street, Meeker.  

Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes purchased both locations in August  2014 and now actively carry on the 100 year old tradition of serving the Craig, Meeker and the surrounding communities. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Jesse Arthurs

    Jesse Arthurs, Location Manager

    Jesse Arthurs was born in Rangely, Colorado, and the oldest of six children. He spent his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as spending every single summer in Craig, Colorado, since he was born. Jesse moved to Craig his sophomore year in high school and graduated from Moffat County High School with the class of 2001. He graduated with an associate’s degree in mortuary science from Arapahoe Community College and passed the national boards in 2004. He received a Mortuary Science Practitioner certificate through the Colorado Funeral Directors Association. In 2005, Jesse moved to Delta, Colorado, where he accepted a career with Taylor Funeral Service as a funeral director. After serving Delta County families for 9 years, Jesse moved back to Craig, accepting the Chapel Manager position in August of 2014. Jesse enjoys spending time with his family and attends The Church of Destiny in Craig.

  • Owen A.  Grant

    Owen A. Grant, Funeral Director

    Owen A. Grant has been owner and operator of Grant Mortuary in Craig since 1980. Owen was born and raised in Leadville, Colorado. He is a graduate of Regis University in Denver and the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. He began his career in Leadville later owning the mortuary there and for a time he was owner of the mortuary in Rifle, Colorado. He has served on the board of the Memorial Hospital in Craig, served as a deputy coroner in Moffat County for many years and as coroner for eight years. He is a former member of the Board of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association.
    He is married to Kim and is the father of a daughter Merilee (Phillip) Todd of Gilbert, AZ and a son Jason of Centennial and stepfather to Jessica Barrett and Thomas Noble both of Craig.

  • Sunshine  White

    Sunshine White, Office Manager

    We are happy to announce that Sunny White has joined our staff as of October 2010. She will be
    primarily responsible for administrative tasks and the efficient operation of the office. She will also assist in all other phases of the mortuary operation. Sunny is a Craig resident, a graduate of Moffat County High School.