Death notices, Dec. 9. 2012

■ Former Grand Junction resident Roberta Mae “Bobbie” Bezyack Biondich, 75, Spring Glen, Utah, died Dec. 8, 2012, at her home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery in Helper, Utah.

■  Jasper Cates, 22, Fruita, died Dec. 6, 2012, in rural Mesa County.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Private services will be at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca; two sons, Jayden and Landon, both of Fruita; his parents, Troy and Theresa Cates of Fruita and Katherine Morris of Grand Junction; one brother, Kenneth of Rifle; and two sisters, Amber Cates of Fruita and JeTaime Cates of Clifton.

Frances “Frannie” Nitsch-Evans, 80, Clifton, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Community Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mrs. Nitsch-Evans was an artist and homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Dave; one son, John of Buena Vista; one brother, Ralph Cynova of Grand Island, Neb.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 N. Seventh St., Grand Junction 81501.

Michael Patrick O’Brien, 68, Grand Junction, died Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be in Hilo, Hawaii.

Mr. O’Brien was an independent contractor with the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Survivors include four daughters, Dawn O’Brien of Honolulu, Christina Olive of Hilo, Michelle Choate of Franklin, Tenn., and Darlene O’Brien of Kaneohe, Hawaii; his parents, Kenneth and Elizabeth O’Brien of Gig Harbor, Wash.; two brothers, Timothy L. of Medford, Ore., and Kevin S. of Grants Pass, Ore.; three sisters, Judy Faunce of Molina, Katherine Kennedy of Hilo and Kimberly C. Gartland of Gig Harbor; and eight grandchildren.


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