Death Notices, Jan. 11, 2013

Lonnie C. Fears, 64, Grand Junction, died Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mr. Fears was a surveyor.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; four daughters, JoAnn Fears of Fruita, Billiejo Harper of Craig, Ronda Shults of Florida and Loni Jo Fears of Clifton; one sister, Donna Hodges of Oregon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Karen Ann Frost, 69, Grand Junction, died Jan. 6, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at a later date in North Dakota.

Survivors include her husband, Myron “Jack”; one son, Chad of Hartland, Wis.; one daughter, Jackie Frost-Hodny of Lankin, N.D.; two brothers, Duane Adamson of Michigan, N.D., and Daniel Adamson of Williston, N.D.; two sisters, Janice Gates of Grand Junction and Jean Shirek of Lake of the Woods, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

Harvey Lee Gorby, 73, Grand Junction, died Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Gorby was a former Grand Junction Police Department lieutenant.

Survivors include his wife, Nita; one son. Jay of Grand Junction; one daughter, Terry Larson of Farmington, Utah; one brother, Norman Dean of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Norma Jean Flotho of Paonia; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Denise Kopetsky, 64, Clifton, died Jan. 6, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

No services are planned.

Ms. Kopetsky was an office manager.

Survivors include one son, Neil Grochowaski of Clifton; one daughter, Nicolle Endoso of Burbank, Calif.; her mother, Margaret Lamb of Edgewood, Md.; one sister, Annette Hamilton of Edgewood; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Bruce “Sonny” Mobley, 89, Meeker, died Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon today, followed by 
1 p.m. services at the Methodist Church in Meeker.

Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Meeker.

Mr. Mobley was a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; four daughters, Joline Loostrom, Marcia Mechura, Cindy Kerkstra and Crystal Roberts; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

William E. “Bill” Olsen, 88, Grand Junction, died Jan. 6, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three daughters, Lynn C. Walden, Nancee Busse and Janis S. Rhodes, all of Grand Junction; one sister, Mary Jean Smatla of Grand Junction; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Anastasia Savoy, 78, Fruita, died Jan. 9, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Survivors include her husband. Paul; two daughters, Patricia Savoy of Carbondale and Alice Ann Stein of Maui, Hawaii; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Gladys Snider, 89, Grand Junction, died Jan. 7, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be in Mount Washington, Ky.

Ms. Snider was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Stephens of Grand Junction and Linda Caudill of New Albany, Ind.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Richard “Dick” Sroufe, 85, Grand Junction, died Dec. 31, 2013, at his home.

No services are planned.

Mr. Sroufe was a carpenter.

Survivors include one son, Richard Jr. of Whitewater, one daughter, Sandy Schuricht of Grand Junction, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Edith S. Thresher, 90, Eckert, died Jan. 9, 2013, at Horizon Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bible Center Church in Paonia, followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.

Survivors include one daughter, Rosemond “Rose” Ballard of Paonia; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Bible Center Church, 1117 Third St., Paonia 81428.

Jose Tomas “Tommy” Delfino Vigil, 56, Grand Junction, died Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

Services are pending with Martin Mortuary.

Mr. Vigil was an industrial laborer.

Survivors include two sons, Jose “Joseph” Vigil and Anthony Sanchez, both of Grand Junction; one daughter, Mary Romero of Grand Junction; his parents, Matias Vigil and Beatrice Herrera of Chama, N.M.; three sisters, Terry Salazar Keagy, Sarah Marques and Connie Vigil, all of Chama; and four grandchildren.

Charles L. White, 87, Grand Junction, died Jan. 8, 2013, at his home.

No services are planned.

Mr. White was an auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann; one son, Duane Mark of Grand Junction; two daughters, Diane Louise Kiesler of Lafayette, Ore., and Sandra Lynn Kiefer of Mack; one brother, Marvin of Grand Junction; three sisters, Jane Simmons of Loveland and Alice Latimer and Ruth Grove, both of Clifton; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.



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