Death Notices, Dec. 4, 2012
■ Elsie Marie Ahlberg, 104, Olathe, died Nov. 30, 2012, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God in Delta, followed by burial at Delta City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Vic of Delta and Severt Barton of Jonesboro, Ark.; three daughters, Helen Ayers of Olathe, Betty Call of Grand Junction and Vesta Roland of Morenci, Ariz.;and 101 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.
■ Allen L. Buffington, 87, Grand Junction, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Family Health West.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Mr. Buffington was a retired heavy-equipment operator.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two sons, John of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and Nick Ottman of Fruita; four daughters, Sarah Cameron and Dollie Prather, both of De Beque, Teresa Lehman of Fruita and Kathy Ottman of Grand Junction; three sisters, Arvilla Kiser of De Beque, Etta Lou Macdonnell of Grand Junction and Mona Ullerick of Fruita; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, P.O. Box 4040, Grand Junction 81502; Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81506; or to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.
■ Dan “Danny” Keenan, 57, Clifton, died Nov. 26, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road.
Mr. Keenan was a rancher and truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Kay; two sons, Dusty of Parachute and Jimmy of Silt; his parents, Larry and Alpharae of Clifton; two brothers, Larry of Byers and Tom of Palisade; two sisters, Cindy of Palisade and Tammy Granger of Granby; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the ALS Society, 7403 Church Ranch Blvd., Suite 109, Westminster 80021; the Dan Keenan Mobility Fund care of Alpine Bank, 3243 Interstate 70 Business Loop, Clifton 81520; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction 81506.
■ Keith Logsdon, 71, Grand Junction, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Logsdon was a retail clerk.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth of Glenwood Springs and Daniel of Texas; one daughter, Cindy Autaubo of Anadarko, Okla.; one sister, Linda Sewell of Santa Rosa, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
■ Barbara C. Penick, 73, Cedaredge, died Dec. 1, 2012, at her home.
A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Cedaredge, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Michael of Florida and Edward of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Theresa Crow of Oklahoma, Catherine Hanscome of Colorado Springs and Pamela Penick of Hotchkiss; five brothers, Francis “Bud” Hammett of Montrose, William “Bill” Hammett of Cedaredge, Forest “Eddie” Hammett of Cedaredge, Joe Hammett and Shone Hammett; two sisters, Maryann Peterson of Cedaredge and Sue Hainer of Grand Junction; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416, or to St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 290 N.W. Cedar Ave., Cedaredge 81413.
■ Jason Laine Rhode, 40, Delta County, died Nov. 30, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Rachael; one son, Malaki; his mother, Linda of Delta; two brothers, Jayme of Grand Junction and Zane of Delta; and his mother- and father-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Harris of Cory.
Memorial contributions to the Jason Rhode Memorial Fund at Surface Creek Bank in Cedaredge.