Death Notices, April 30, 2013

Minnie Abeyta, 82, Delta, died April 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta. Burial will be at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.

Survivors include four sons, Joe Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and Richard, Michael and Albert, all of Delta; two daughters, Carol Trujillo and Marie Walker, both of Delta; five brothers, Phillip Armendariz of Pensacola, Fla., Hilario Armendariz and Victor Armendariz, both of Montrose, and Angel Armendariz and Manuel Armendariz, both of Delta; three sisters, Virginia Valdez, Margie Abeyta and Ermalinda Moralez, all of Delta; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 628 Meeker St., Delta 81416, or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416.

Olive Melleta Lehman, 97, Grand Junction, died April 26, 2013, at Larchwood Inns.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one son, Ron E. of Lakewood; one daughter, Karen K. of Grand Junction; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81501.

Desire D. Pacheco, 23, Grand Junction, died April 28, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Juan C.; one daughter, Adriana; her parents, Orlando Trujillo and April Gallegos, both of Grand Junction; five brothers, Jeremy Dores, Joshua Dores, Gino Trujillo, Cameron Waegli and James Waegli, all of Grand Junction; and five sisters, Leticia Diaz, Ruchelle Fields, Tasha Gallegos, Ashley Gallegos and Summer Gallegos, all of Grand Junction.

Melvin Keith Peterson, 75, Eckert, died April 27, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Cedaredge. Burial will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; one son, Keith of Eckert; one daughter, Angie Wilson of Grand Junction; one sister, Betty Kendrick of Eckert; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, P.O. Box 400, Cedaredge 81413; or to the National Rifle Association, P.O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142.

Vernon Charles Waite, 81, Grand Junction, died April 25, 2013, at Larchwood Inns.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mesa Funeral Service Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathleen; one son, Vernon Clifford of Grand Junction; three daughters, Susan Jones of Denver, Debra Underwood of Grand Junction and Kathleen Marie Hodges of Fruita; one sister, Katherine Waite of Alabama; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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