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.


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