Death notices, Aug. 6, 2014

Nellie J. Chaffee, 90, Delta, died July 29, 2014, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 20 in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Memorial contributions to Delta County 4H Clubs, 525 Dodge St., Delta 81416.

Frank Gideon Cooley III, 91, Meeker, died Aug. 3, 2014, at his residence. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church in Meeker.

Mr. Cooley was an attorney.

He is survived by one son, Andrew of Colorado Springs, one daughter, Karen Cooley of Tacoma, Washington, and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church, Pioneers Medical Center, or HopeWest in Care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, 81625.

Lawrence A. Cruthers, 81, Cedaredge, died July 23, 2014, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Cruthers is survived by his wife Rosalie; two sons, Lawrence D. of Cedaredge and Joseph P. of Grand Junction; one daughter, Tracy Dardis of Norfolk, Virginia; one brother; three sisters; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert C. English, 92, Grand Junction, died Aug. 1, 2014, at his residence.

Military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. English was locally known as “Ye Olde Clockmaker.”

He is survived by his wife Donna Mae; two sons, Michael and David; two daughters, Kathleen and Christine; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

Elvera “Vera” A. Fenn, 86, Grand Junction, died Aug. 2, 2014, at HopeWest.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel.

Ms. Fenn was a hairdresser.

She is survived by one son, Virgil of Grand Junction; one daughter, Shirley Fenn of Grand Junction; and one sister, Alice Parrish of Wray.

Memorial contributions to Latimer House Counseling and Advocacy Center, 1003 Main St., Grand Junction 81501.

Doris Alene Hawley, 87, Grand Junction, died Aug. 4, 2014, at her home. No services are planned.

She is survived by three sons, Bill Johnson, Ron Johnson and Larry Johnson, all of Grand Junction; one daughter, Sherrie Widner of Redding, California; three bothers, Howard Clifton and Richard Clifton, both of Grand Junction, and Don Clifton of Denver; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Barbara Ann Lewis, 79, Clifton, died Aug. 2, 2014, at her home. No services are planned.

Norman Edgard Pursell, 84, Parachute, died July 22, 2014, at E Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle. No services are planned.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda Pursell; one brother, Charles; and two sisters, Delores Dana and Edna Mae Hale.

Dana Christine Serve, 37, Delta, died Aug. 3, 2014, at her residence.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.

She is survived by her husband Christopher N.; her mother and step-father, Jean and Mike Ormsby of Olathe; four sons, Aaron Alloway, Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Zack Snyder Ormsby of Delta, Brendon Earl Williams of Kileen, Texas, and Nicholas Michael Serve of Delta; one daughter, Jamie L. Mastbrook of Las Vegas, Nevada; and two sisters, Dawn Harris of Albuquerque, New Mexico and DeAnna Snyder of Delta.

Memorial contributions to the Sarcoma Alliance, at

Janis Eileen Wiening, 96, formerly of Delta, died Aug. 2, 2014, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia.

She is survived by a daughter, E. Kay Cain of Grand Junction; a son Jerry R. of Florence, Italy; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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


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