Death Notices: January 01, 2009
• Barry Alan Bishop, 55, Grand Junction, died Dec. 27, 2008, at the Hospice Care Center of Grand Junction.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 10 at the First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Bishop was a risk manager for the insurance industry.
Survivors include his parents, Tilman and Pat Bishop of Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions to the Barry A. Bishop Scholarship Fund, c/o Mesa State College, 1450 N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81501 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction 81506.
• Rocco “Rockey” DeVin-centis, 59, Grand Junction, died Dec. 27, 2008, at his home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Montrose Christian Church. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray.
Survivors include one brother, Lindy Jr. of Grand Junction; and one sister, Concetta DeVincentis of Montrose.
• Edward Lee Guzman-Gomez, 43, Clifton, died Dec. 29, 2008, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with a Rosary and family sharing starting at 6 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; two sons, Edward Lee and Nick; his mother, Rosalia of Pueblo; two brothers, Carl and Francisco, both of Grand Junction; and three sisters, Carmen Gomez Guerrero of Denver, Andrea Gomez Padilla of Pueblo and Erika Gomez of Grand Junction.
Memorials may be made to Edward Lee Guzman-Gomez Memorial Fund, c/o Academy Bank at North Avenue Wal-Mart.
• Jack L. Lucas, 82, Collbran, died Dec. 24, 2008, at his home.
No services were provided.
Mr. Lucas was a surveyor.
Survivors include his wife, Isabelle; one son, Rick of Collbran; one daughter, Debbie Desmarteau of Collbran; five half-brothers; two half-sisters; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
• George Rickey, 64, Grand Junction, died Dec. 26, 2008, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Services will take place at a later date.
Mr. Rickey was a drywall finisher.
Survivors include one brother, Robert of Prescott Valley, Ariz.
• Garth T. Walker, 88, Grand Junction, died Dec. 31, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin Mortuary. Visitation is also at the mortuary from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Walker was a sales manager at KUBC in Montrose.
Survivors include three sons, G. Gary of Layton, Utah, Robert D. of Grand Junction and W. Randy of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two daughters, Karen Lee Boyd of Edison, N.J., and Karel Ann Wilcox of Escondido, Calif.; a brother, Clinton M. Walker of Salt Lake City; a sister, Lilyce Cox of Burley, Idaho; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
• Irma Lee Wesnidge, 78, Grand Junction, died Dec. 21, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Private services have taken place.
Mrs. Wesnidge was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas B. Sr.; one son, Thomas B. Jr. of Fruita; one daughter, Linda Kemp of Del Rio, Texas; two brothers, Lew Steinly of Valley Center, Calif., and Fred Steinly of Dallas; five sisters, Dorita Morris, Movita Harris of Bland, Mo., Deanna Young of Littleton, Rhonda Nichol of San Antonio and Lavae Sotello of San Marcos, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice.
• Steve W. Womack, 83, Loma, died Dec. 27, 2008, at Larchwood Inns.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Snell McLean Funeral Home in Fruita. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fruita Assembly of God Church. Burial will be at New Elmwood Cemetery.
Mr. Womack was a battalion chief.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; two sons, Stephen of Apple Valley, Calif., and Jim of Loma; one daughter, Beverly Goddard of West Covina, Calif.; one sister, Lois Ann Gallagher of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Cal Farley Boy’s Home, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo 79174.