Husband of Helen
Wilcox Steele, AAFA #0904
1932 OH – 2012 CO
At AAFA’s Annual
Meeting in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Denver, CO—Sunday, 30 December 2012
Steele, 80, of Lakewood, CO passed away 22 December 2012 after a valiant battle
with lung cancer.
was born March 4, 1932 to parents Grace Isabelle Swanke and Edward Lindsay
Steele on the family farm in Sandyville, Ohio. He attended Sandyville schools.
He graduated from East Sparta High School in 1950. He then graduated from Ohio
State University 1955, earning a degree in Mining Engineering. After
graduation, he served in the Army with duty in the Army Corps of Engineers in
Thailand. After his discharge he worked for Homestake Mining Co. in Grants, New
Mexico. He worked in the Uranium Industry in Casper, Wyoming and Kenedy, Texas
before moving to Lakewood in 1970. He then attended Colorado School of Mines
where he received a Masters degree in Mineral Economics in 1974. In 1979 he was
mineral director for the Laguna Indian Reservation in Laguna, N.M. He returned
to Denver to work at Energy Fuels. He worked as a consultant. His last employer
was Trigon, when he was 75. He was a 60 year member of AIME.
is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Walter Lindsay Steele of
Rosendale, WI., a sister Gladys of Ripon, WI., and another sister Marie Mercer
of New Philadelphia, Ohio.
is survived by his wife Helen of 54 years and sons Edward Lindsay (Traci) of
Golden CO; Karl Patrick and Scott Andrew of Lakewood and Michael Hugh (Wanda)
of Houston, Texas; a granddaughter Samantha Lindsay Steele and grandson Charles
Harrison Steele of Golden, CO. He is also survived by two nieces Brenda Steele
of Arvada and Barbara Steele of Appleton, WI.
memorial service is planned in late spring at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert M. Steele (SS# issued in
OH), last residence not listed.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Joseph W. Alford 1816 LA–1878 LA. See also AAFA Alford Genealogies,
“John Alford 1645 VA,” for Joseph’s ancestors.
wife’s Alford lineage, from her mother: Gertha Ethel 1904 LA2, Julius
Isadore 1866 LA3, Joseph W. 1816 LA4, Jacob 1761
NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7,
John 1645 VA8..