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.
■ 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.