Death Notices: January 25, 2009

•  Loretta Alexander, 68,  Grand Junction, died at her home on Jan. 23, 2009.

Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Martin Mortuary Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, William; two daughters, Tammy Burbridge of Montrose and Patty Davis of Clifton; one brother, Bob Wentzel of Fruita; two sisters, Margie Foster of Hickory, N.C. and Darlene Scott; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

•  Alvin Hosier, 88,  Grand Junction, died Jan. 22, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mr. Hosier was a technician.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie; one stepson Paul Pletka of Santa Fe, N.M.; and one stepdaughter, Jan Johnson of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Public Broadcasting System.

•  Elizabeth M. Jennings, 77,  Collbran, died in Fruita on Jan. 23, 2009.

No services are planned.

Ms. Jennings was a sculptor.

Survivors include her two sons, Paul of Collbran and John of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Barbara Wilson of Lama, N.M.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to The Willows, 243 N. Cherry, Fruita, CO 81521.

•  Louis Van Shirlen Sr., 57,  Palisade, died Jan. 23, 2009, at Hospice Care Center.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Canyon View Vineyard Church.

Mr. Shirlen was a certified public accountant.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy “Dot”; three sons, Isaac of Northfield, Minn., Louis “Louie” Jr. of Palisade and Christopher-Michael Smith of Grand Junction; three daughters, Breaa and Leah, both of Marion, N.C., and Jennifer Smith of Grand Junction; his father, Cecil of Old Fort, N.C.; three brothers, Darrell, Charles and Vaughn, all of Old Fort; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307 Grand Junction, CO, 81506.


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