Death Notices: December 25, 2008

•  Leonard F. Lampton, 92, Cedaredge, died Dec. 23, 2008, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.

Survivors include one son, Richard of Cedaredge; two daughters, Ila Smith of Floresville, Texas, and Grace Carpenter of Morrisville, Mo.; two brothers, Glen of Penrose and Clinton of Morganton, Ga.; one sister, Esther Bever of Delta; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

•  James H. McGee, 78, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

No services are planned.

Mr. McGee was a Marine Corps aviator.

Survivors include his wife,  Beverly; three sons, Michael and Kevin, both of Conifer, and Gregory of Denver; and one brother, William of Baltimore.

•  Maxine F. Murray, 80, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2008, at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at New Horizons Foursquare Church, 641 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Snell-McLean Funeral Home in Palisade.

Ms. Murray was a secretary with the Grand Junction Regional Center.

Survivors include four sons: Spence of Abilene, Kan., Kent of Whitewater, Dean of Grand Junction and Arlen of Whitewater; one sister, Marcia Aguilar of San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

•  Lela Pike, 93, Grand Junction, died Dec. 24, 2008, at LaVilla Grande.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mrs. Pike was a teacher.

Survivors include three sons, L. Ronald Johnson of Blackhawk, S.D., Derald Johnson of Loveland and Rodney Johnson of Kearney, Neb.; one daughter, D. Elaine Johnson Winters of Grand Junction; 15 grandchildren; and 22 grandchildren.

•  Marilyn “Jo” Wilson, 71, Grand Junction, died Dec. 24, 2008, at her home.

Arrangements are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mrs. Wilson was a credit manager.

Survivors include one son, Michael Kemp of Del Rio, Texas; three daughters, Becky Kemp and Karen Gann, both of Grand Junction, and Barbara Kiefer of Montrose; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


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