Death Notices: December 04, 2008

•  Bruce B. Bower, 83, Fruita, died Dec. 2, 2008, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

No services are planned.

Mr. Bower was a switchman.

Survivors include two sons, Darl A. of New York and Alan of Grand Junction; one daughter, Sandra Ransom of Lafayette; one brother, Don of California; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Mesa Lodge No. 55, 2400 Consistory Court, Grand Junction 81501.

•  Helen H. Heist, 90, Fruita, died Dec. 1, 2008, at Family Health West.

No services are planned.

Mrs. Heist was a psych technician at the Regional Center.

Survivors include one son, David of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Family Health West, 228 N. Cherry St., Fruita 81521.

•  Arthur Stanley Keas, 96, Grand Junction, died Nov. 29, 2008, at Mesa Manor.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. today at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Keas was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include three sons, Dean Keas and James Ash, both of Grand Junction, and Dennis Keas of Riverton, Wyo.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction 81506.

•  William F. “Bill” Porteus, 86, Paonia, died Nov. 24, 2008, in Eckert.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Paonia Taylor Funeral Service chapel.

Survivors include one son, Rod of Yampa; one daughter, Ann Conkle of Loma; one brother, Harry of New York; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Delta Salvation Army, 175 E. First St., Delta 81416 or to a charity of one’s choice.

•  Lucille Modra Simmons, 78, Grand Junction, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Mantey Heights Care Center.

No services will take place.

Survivors include two sons, James Musgrave of Grand Junction and Billy Harrison of Tooele, Utah; one daughter, Deborah Turner of Grand Junction; two sisters, Louise Gustafson of Thomasville, Ga., and Dee Kohn of Kansas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.



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