Death Notices: Decembber 28, 2008

•  Ernest Daniel Buescher, 96, Grand Junction, died Dec. 25, 2008, at his home.

A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Mr. Buescher was an entrepreneur.

Survivors include his wife, Blanche; one son, Louis of Grand Junction; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Marillac Clinic, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach or a charity of choice.

•  Wesley Dennis, 89, Grand Junction, died Dec. 23, 2008, at Hospice & Palliative Care Center.

Services will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will be private at Mason Cemetery.

Mr. Dennis was an accountant.

Survivors include one son,  David of Gunnison; one daughter, Susan Lowell of Mattawa, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

•  Darrelene B. McGaughey, 95, Grand Junction died Dec. 26, 2008, at Mantey Heights. 

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place in the spring. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. McGaughhey was a retail clerk.

Survivors include one son,  Richard C. Jr., of Paonia; one daughter, Karen Lea Carroll of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial contributions to First Assembly of God Church,  402 Grand Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

•  Mary Ellen Pruitt, 83, Grand Junction, died Dec. 26, 2008, at Family Health West in Fruita.


Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Mrs. Pruitt was a waitress and provided nursing home care.

Survivors include two sons,  Andrew and Allen; three daughters, Mary Bottlaico of Denver, Betty McDonald of Glade Park and Ellen Ulibarri of Phoenix; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.



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