Death Notices, Feb. 15, 2013

Amy Ruth Griffin, 102, Austin, died Feb. 13, 2013, at home.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday with services at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Delta. Burial will follow at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.

Survivors include five sons, Dave Earl of Paonia, Steve Riley of Clifton, Irven Roy of Meeker, William Glenn of Argyle, Texas, and Frank Michael of Austin; four daughters, Dorothy Earlene Kuretich of Paonia, Barbara Caroline Noetzelmann, Arvilla Ann McIlhenny, and LolaSue Louise Chism, all of Austin; one sister, Mary Asenath Marguerite “Sena” Knorschild of Watsonville, Calif.; and 189 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arthur Marion Mattivi, 86, Grand Junction, died Feb. 14, 2013, at LaVilla Grande Care Center.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday with services at 
1 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Interment will be at New Castle Cemetery.

Mr. Mattivi was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include one son, Darrel of Grand Junction; two daughters, Darlene Gregory of Craig and Barbara Bolton of Clifton; one sister, Fern Mattivi of New Castle; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Viola Quist, 96, Grand Junction, died Feb. 12, 2012, at Mesa Manor Care Center.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Ms. Quist was an accountant.

Survivors include one son, Carl Robert of Grand Junction; two daughters, Jeanette Lucille Quist of Grand Junction and Charlotte Frances Quist of Dillon, Mont.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, Grand Junction, 81507.

Salina M. Ritchie, 29, Grand Junction, died Feb. 9, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canyon View Vineyard Church.

Ms. Ritchie was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Weston L.; two sons, Jordan and Jayden; one daughter, Lily; her parents, Candido and Luatha Paiz of Gunnison; two brothers, Derek Paiz and Buddy Paiz, both of Grand Junction; and one sister, Tiana Paiz of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to the Salina Ritchie Donation Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank location.

Danny G. Sams, 63, Fruita, died Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine “Rosie;” two sons, Dave of Pittsboro, Ind., and Christopher of Kailua, Hawaii; his mother, Marcelle Sams of Canon City; three brothers, James of Canon City, Stanley of Denver, and Cecil of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Donna Young of Buena Vista and Sheila Mallow of Dallas; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Backpacks For Kids, c/o Kids Aid, P.O. Box 2569, Grand Junction 81502 or online at


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