Death Notices: December 12, 2008

•  Della May Ballard, 80, Clifton, died Dec. 10, 2008, at her home.

No services were provided.

Ms. Ballard was an office manager.

Survivors include four sons, Donald L. Williams of Bakersfield, Calif., Larry D. Williams of Cheyenne, Wyo., Robert M. Williams of Gillette, Wyo., and Allan W. Williams of Grand Junction; one daughter, Katherine A. Rapp of Grand Junction; one brother, Everett F. Ford Jr. of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Johnson of Grand Junction and Peggy Simpson of Thousand Palms, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nine great great-grandchildren.

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

•  Lewis Jackson “Jack” Holmes, 91, Fruita, died Dec. 10, 2008, at Family Health West.

No services are planned.

Mr. Holmes was a photographer and preservationist for the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Survivors include one son, Rip of Coral Gables, Fla.; two daughters, Vande Slack of Louisville and Jeanette Poster of Corvallis, Ore.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Nature Conservancy.

•  Gary R. Tompkins, 61, Fruita, died Dec. 10, 2008, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Canyon View Vineyard Church Chapel.

Mr. Tompkins owned Tompkins Cycle Sports.

Survivors include his wife, Gail D.; one son, Brendon of Santa Fe, N.M.; one daughter, Tamar Clifford of Grand Junction; his stepmother, Dorie Tompkins of Fruita; two brothers, Robert of Billings, Mont., and Kent of Ridgway; and seven grandchildren.

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

•  Harold Woolard, 71, Grand Junction, died Dec. 7, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Martin Mortuary. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Brenda L. Blotiaux and Carol Costapoulos, both of Grand Junction; one brother, Joe Lee of Naylor, Mo.; one sister, Imogene Gilliland of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



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