Death notices: Aug. 16, 2009

• Dwight Franklin Murdock, 66, Grand Junction, died Aug. 14, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Murdock was the owner of Murdock Laboratory.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two sons, Jon of Seattle, Wash., and Jay of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Robert of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Mary Starr of Reno, Nev.; and three grandchildren.

• Earl Frank Payne, 78, Grand Junction, died Aug. 14, 2009, at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, Steven of Fruita; three daughters, Sharon Baxter and Donna Aubert, both of Grand Junction, and Julie Pitzer of Denver; one sister, Rosalie Fry of Palisade; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Roice Hurst Humane Society, 3320 D 1/2 Road, Clifton 81520.

• Ben G. Walker, 90, Delta, died Aug. 13, 2009, at his home.

There will be no formal services. A wake will be held at the family home at a later date.
Mr. Walker was a photographer.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma; two daughters, Carole Scheurman of Lamar and Loretta Walker of Delta; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Delta Historical Society, 251 Meeker St., Delta 81416, and All Saints Lutheran Church, 20101 Deer Creek Road, Cory 81414.


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