Death notices, Jan. 11, 2017

■ Former Grand Junction resident Sister Michael Blossom, 95, Leavenworth, Kansas, died Dec. 18, 2016, at Ross Hall in Leavenworth.

Services have taken place.

She worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Survivors include one brother, Joe Blossom of Broomfield.

Memorial contributions to the Sisters of Charity Retirement Fund, 4200 S. Fourth St., Leavenworth, Kansas 66048.

Lela Faye Morgan, 74, Grand Junction, died Jan. 9, 2017, at Hope West and Hospice Care Center.

No services will take place.

She was a certified nursing assistant.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph of Eugene, Oregon, Paul of Wentzville, Missouri, and Luke of San Diego; two daughters, Lisa Cowan of Grand Junction, and Elizabeth Cornelius of St. Gabriel, Louisiana; three brothers, Luther Bailey of Florida, Harold Bailey of Tennessee, and Donny Bailey of Arkansas; one sister, Mae McGuire of Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Stephen Charles Palen, 73, Grand Junction, died Dec. 25, 2016, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Services will take place at a later date in Jackson, Wyoming.

He was a photographer and U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kruse; three daughters, Dawn Palen of Winslow, Arizona, Donna Palen of Richmond, Missouri, and Jessica Palen of Grand Junction; and two grandchildren.

Rex Townsley, 57, Grand Junction, died Jan. 8, 2017, at his home.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Victory Life Church.

He was a minister at Stillwater Cowboy Church.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah; two sons,  Travis of Grand Junction, and Troy of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Trisha Winslow of Colorado Springs, and Trina Wittler of Vilas; one brother, Gary Townsley of Montrose; three sisters, Nadine Whisnant of Montrose, Corrine Orr of Missouri, and Deloris Brown of Delta; and 13 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Stillwater Cowboy Church, c/o Victory Life Church, 2066 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita 81521.


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