Death Notices, June 12, 2012

David Bear Alter, 88, Grand Junction, died June 9, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at a later date through Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Alter was a retired newspaper journalist and worked in public relations for NASA.

Survivors include his wife, Lynette; one son, Paul of Boulder; and one daughter, Deborah Alter of Portland, Ore.

Memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Veterans in care of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Ave. Grand Junction 81505.

Sara Annette Harris, 86, Grand Junction, died June 9, 2012, at Family Health West.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include a son, James E. of Grand Junction; a daughter, Roberta Jones of Falls Church, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Family Health West, 228 N. Cherry St., Fruita, CO 81521; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Richard Leo Heroux, 70, Montrose, died June 3, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction.

Cremation has taken place. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Daniel’s Church in Ouray, followed by a reception from noon to 2 p.m. at Cobble Creek Clubhouse in Montrose. Burial will take place in Grand View Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons, Brett Joseph of Olathe, Kan., and Christopher Richard of Dublin, Calif.; parents Leo and Eva of Lake George, N.Y.; two brothers, Gary of Lovell, Maine and Leo F. of East Nassau, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402; or Christ’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 3013, Montrose, CO 81402.

Robert Earl Palmer, 78, Grand Junction, died June 10, 2012, at his home.

Burial will be at a later date through Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include his guardians, Larry and Helen Alley, Larry Allen Jr., Jolene Marlow; and her family of Oroville, Calif.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, 1674 U.S. Highway 50 81503.


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