County’s most anonymous residents have ally after death

DANIELLE STOMBERG/The Daily Sentinel
A HALF-DOZEN MODEST gravestones mark the final resting places of people who died in Mesa County without family or friends to claim their remains. Grand Junction attorney and Mesa County Public Administrator Charles Reams is charged with acting as a conservator for such people.



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DANIELLE STOMBERG/The Daily Sentinel
A HALF-DOZEN MODEST gravestones mark the final resting places of people who died in Mesa County without family or friends to claim their remains. Grand Junction attorney and Mesa County Public Administrator Charles Reams is charged with acting as a conservator for such people.

It’s easy to miss six modest gravestones pressed together on one plot in Grand Junction’s Orchard Mesa Cemetery. The flat markers in the midst of the cemetery’s more than…




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