Death Notices, Aug. 22, 2013

Barbara M. Eller, 78, Poncha Springs, died Aug. 20, 2013, at her son’s residence.

Ms. Eller was owner/operator of a lumber business.

Memorial services will be at a later date in Poncha Springs.

Survivors include three sons, Daniel of Leadville, David of Grand Junction and Rick of Runaway Bay, Texas; one daughter, Susan Eller of Grand Junction; one sister, Helen Lundquist of Denver; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest & Hospice Care Center, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

■  Gloria Jean Beckwith Sorter, 62, Vacaville, Calif., died Aug. 8, 2013, at Jon Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Ms. Sorter was a homemaker.

Services have been held.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph of Vacaville and formerly of Clifton; three sons, Kevin and Jaremy, both of Vacaville, and Rob of Poulsbo, Wash.; one sister, Joy Risser of Jacksonville, Fla; and one brother, Kim Beckwith of Lexington, Kent.

Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Olka. 73123-1718.

■  Ozzwald P. “Ozzie” Hastings, 7 months, Clifton, died Aug. 17, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a memorial service for 2 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include his parents, Nicole Hastings and William Poe, both of Clifton; one brother, Dayton Hastings-Poe of Clifton; grandmother Jody Carpenter of Clifon; grandparents Diane and Delbert Knez of Craig; grandparents Brian and Elly Poe of Loveland; and great-grandparents Bill Pearson of Eckert, Jeanette Hastings of Thornton and Sammy Kay Hastings of Las Vegas, Nev.

■  J. Enrique Martinez, 61, Grand Junction, died Aug. 17, 2013, at HopeWest & Hospice Care Center.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, with interment to follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, of Grand Junction; one son, Jorge of Mexico; three daughters, Sandra of Mexico, April of Grand Junction and Crystal of Roosevelt, Utah; father Jose of Mexico; two brothers, Gabriel and Jose Luis, both of Mexico; three sisters, Patricia, Victoria and Elizabeth, all of Mexico; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest & Hospice Care Center, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

■  Rosella F. “Rose” Pierce, 86, Paonia, died Aug. 18, 2013, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Paonia Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her son, Eddie of Paonia; and one sister, Betty Lewis of Orlando, Fla.

Memorial contributions to the family to help cover expenses.

■  Kalea Lynne Vejraska, 8, Grand Junction, died Aug. 15, 2013, at her home.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction.

Survivors include her parents, Mark and Karen of Grand Junction; one brother, Paul of Grand Junction; and one sister, Sara Vejraska of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Appleton Christian Church, 2510 Interstate 70 Frontage Road, Grand Junction 81505, or the Pregnancy Center of Grand Junction, 930 Main St., Grand Junction 81501.


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