Death notices, Aug. 27, 2013

Donna Lee Austin, 79, Grand Valley, died Aug. 23, 2013.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Reese and Larry Reese; two daughters, Connie Reese and Debbie Guthrie; two brothers, Eddie Reese and Robert Reese; two sisters, Bert Satterfield and Ruby Hoss; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Aleda M. Burns, 85, Grand Junction, died Aug. 24, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Basalt, with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include three sons, Stephen of New Castle, Jeffrey of Grand Junction and Richard of Rifle; three daughters, Kathryn Burns of Vernonia, Ore., Lisa Nelson of Grand Junction and Denise Burns of Kensington, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Children’s Hospital of Colorado, in care of the Foundation Department, 13123 E. 16th. Ave., Aurora 80045, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Marcela Alcantar DeVargas, 58, Fruita, died Aug. 23, 2013, at her home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Riverton, Wyo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with a luncheon to follow.

Mrs. DeVargas was a housekeeper.

Survivors include her husband, Jesus of Riverton; two sons, Jesus of Ontario, Calif., and Gilberto of Riverton; two daughters, Maria Vargas of Riverton and Beatriz Jones of Fruita; and 12 grandchildren.

Aloha L. Gillard, 91, Grand Junction, died Aug. 22, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, with burial at 2 p.m. at Battlement Mesa Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, John of Garland, Texas, Charles of Boulder and Alan of Oroville, Calif.; one sister, Esther Margonis of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506 or Crossroads Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, Grand Junction 81504.

Alejandro Felix Luevano, 53, Grand Junction, died Aug. 22, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services are plannd at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Beth; two sons, Zach and Matthew, both of Grand Junction; one brother, Tony of Victorville, Calif.; two sisters, Rose Mary Regalado of Los Angeles and Marina Cardenas of Montebello, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Don Miller, 70, Grand Junction, died Aug. 24, 2013, at Palisades Living Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Moose Lodge 270, 567 
25 1/2 Road. A reception will follow.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Christopher Miller and Herbert Carr; one daughter, Dana Current; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial to a charity of one’s choice.

Mary Jo Rich, 64, Delta, died Aug. 23, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.

Survivors include one son, Charles Rich of San Antonio; one daughter, Brenda Georgi of Plymouth, Minn.; one brother, Michael Brown of Delta; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2232 N. Seventh St., No. 14, Grand Junction 81501.

Marguerite Rose “Peg” Ricker, 93, died Aug. 22, 2013.

Services are planned at a later date at Morse’s Corner Cemetery in Corinna, Maine.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Philip of Tombstone, Ariz.; one daughter, Judith Dawn Ricker of Paonia; and two grandchildren.

Margaret Ann Ruffing, 70, Grand Junction, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

No services are planned.

Survivors include one brother, Clarence J. Ruffing of Kooskia, Idaho; and one sister, Janet K. Ashley of Hillsboro, N.C.


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