Death Notices, Jan. 4, 2013

Randy Jay Cook, 47, Grand Junction, died Jan. 1, 2014, in Grand Junction.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Canyon View Vineyard Church.

Survivors include one son, Riley of Grand Junction; two daughters, Tae and Ashlee, both of Grand Junction; his parents Jim Cook and Barbara Newman, both of Grand Junction; and two brothers, Stacey and Darren, both of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to the Randy Cook Memorial Fund, in care of Alpine Bank, 225 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction 81501.

Anna Rita Cox, 90, Grand Junction, died Dec. 31, 2013, at Hope-West Care Center.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Survivors include three sons, Ken of Paonia, Tom of Collbran and Tim of Grand Junction; one daughter, Joyce Peugh of Grand Junction; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th, Grand Junction 81506 or Sacred Heart Building Fund, 433 E. Aspen St., Fruita 81521.

Bea Cox, 78, Grand Junction, died Jan. 1, 2014, at her home.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell; one son, Kenneth of Grand Junction; seven daughters, Joyce Presley of Cortez, Cynthia Kellerman of Ruidoso Downs, N.M., Norma Telles and Sheryl Gray, both of Ucolo, Utah, and Julie Lucero, Pam Eagar and Kim McDonald, all of Grand Junction; one brother, Franklin Patton of Grand Junction; one sister, Kathy Kidd of Cortez; 21 grandchildren; 
20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Cecil Fosburgh, 87, Collbran, died Dec. 29, 2013, at Palisade Living Center.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Eagle Light Cemetery in Collbran.

Survivors include two sons, Randall of Clifton and David of Collbran; one daughter, Cheryl of Grand Junction; two brothers, Arlen and James; and five sisters, June, Marsha, Mary Beth, Yvonne and Karen; and one grandchild.

Ira Sarkisian, 81, Grand Junction, died Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Laughing Dog Coffee Shop.

Mr. Sarkisian was a supervisor for Detroit Edison.

Memorial contributions to Best Friends Animal Society at

Helen J. Strohmeier, 99, Grand Junction, died Dec. 30, 2013, at her home.

Survivors include one son, Mike of Grand Junction, one daughter, Susanne O’Dell of Lakewood; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Douglas Arthur Watson, 71, Fruita, died Dec. 30, 2013, at St, Mary’s Hospital.

No services are planned at this time.

Mr. Watson served in law enforcement.

Survivors include three stepsons, Wayne Culver of Whidbey Island, Wash., and David Culver and Dean Culver, both of Grand Junction; two brothers, Harold Watson Jr. of Canton, Ga., and Raymond Watson of Vestal, N.Y.; three sisters, Isabel Danec of Surprise, Ariz., Estelle Clark of Binghamton, N.Y., and Geraldine Knifer of Thomasville, Ga.

Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 362 28 Road, Grand Junction 81501 or a homeless shelter.


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