Death Notices, Feb. 14, 2013

Scott Lawrence Conner, 41, Clifton, died Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church.

Survivors include his wife Shannon; one son, Benjamin French of Clifton; three daughters, Ashley Carter, Megan Conner and Amanda French, all of Clifton; his parents, Jim and Joan of Grand Junction; two brothers, Jeff of Grand Junction and Joey of Wasilla, Alaska; one sister, Denise Heizer of Grand Junction; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Make-A-Wish at or 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Philip Erikson, 88, Grand Junction, died Feb. 2, 2013, at his home.

No services will take place.

Mr. Erikson was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita; and stepbrother John Anderson of Watford City, N.D.

Kate Elizabeth Estes, 90, Whitewater, died Feb. 11, 2013, at her home.

Services will be later through Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Bortles of Nucla.

Alfred C. Fredlund, 74, Delta, died Feb. 11, 2013, at his home.

Services will be later at Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Marjorie; one son, Scott of Delta; two daughters, Catherine of Delta and Christine of Wetumpka, Ala.; one brother Jon of Winter Park, Fla.; one sister, Diana of Sun City, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Phoebe “Joy” Needham, 74, Palisade, died Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

No services are planned.

Mrs. Needham was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell, two sons, Claude of Las Vegas and Joseph of Texas, and four grandchildren.

Lana Shearer, 56, Clifton, died Feb. 1, 2013, at her residence.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Palisade Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald; two daughters, Laina Gerber of Clifton and Lana Vonetta Tanner of Grand Junction; her parents, Bobby and Lois Weaver of Clifton; and one brother, Von Weaver of Amarillo, Texas.

Jose D. “JD” Ybarra, 27, Grand Junction, died Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, followed at 1 p.m. by services at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mr. Ybarra was a cook.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Shauna of Grand Junction; and two brothers, Michael J. Jr. and Leonard A., both of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to the Jose “JD” Ybarra Memorial Account c/o Credit Union of Colorado, 202 Main St., Grand Junction, 81501.


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