Craig Conway

Memorial services for 46-year old Craig Conway of Chadron, NE, are Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 in Memorial Hall on the campus of Chadron State College with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating. 

Services will be livestreamed through Bridgeport Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page. 

Graveside services are Friday, June 17, at 2:30 at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport, NE, followed by a reception at Court House & Jail Rock Golf Course in Bridgeport. 

Memorials have been established for the Circle of Light cancer support program at Chadron Community Hospital and the Nebraska Children’s Home. 

Donations may be sent to Bridgeport Memorial Chapel, PO Box 367, Bridgeport, NE 69336. 

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Craig Conway was born September 29, 1975, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Darrell Conway and Robin Perry and died May 29, 2022, at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colo, after a prolonged illness. 

Craig grew up in Bridgeport, NE, and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1994. He continued his education at Chadron State College, where he graduated in 1998. 

The following year, he married the love of his life, Joleen (McKibben) Conway. Craig and Joleen made their home in Chadron and welcomed their daughter, Gillian, in 2008. 

Craig was diagnosed with rare cancers multiple times and in the last decade underwent several surgeries, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, and extended hospital stays in Illinois, Georgia, and Colorado. 

Throughout these procedures, Craig maintained a positive attitude and served as an inspiration and beacon of perseverance for many. 

Craig was hired by Chadron State College as a Print Shop Technician and worked there for 21 years. He operated the offset printing press for several years while handling finishing services, such as binding, folding, and cutting. 

At the time of his death, Craig was a Publications Specialist and managed the CSC Print Shop. He was also a talented graphic designer and artist. 

Craig is survived by his wife, Joleen, daughter, Gillian, father, Darrell and his wife Deb, mother, Robin and her husband Steve, six sisters: Cheree Fisher (Hal), Jessica Roebuck, Shelby Spaur (Kyle), Melanie Jackson (Bill), Mary Moore, and Bobbie Stuart (Derek). 

Also surviving him are his extended family, including his in-laws and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Preceding Craig in death were his grandparents and a niece, Audrey.   

Bridgeport Memorial Chapel in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements for Craig Conway.