Death Notices, March 12, 2013

Gerald L. Gary Dechant, 65, Grand Junction, died March 9, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen “Kathy;” a son, Jesse of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Sandra of Grand Junction; his mother, Dorothy of Aurora; two brothers, Dennis of Aurora and Steven of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Marlene Capelle of Sheridan and Lisa Gray of Aurora.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 100, Grand Junction 81506; or Trout Unlimited, 1536 Wynkoop St., Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202; or Veterans Administration Hospital, Volunteer Program, 2121 North Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

Wayne Sloan Moore, 89, Grand Junction, died Feb. 3, 2013, at Palisade Living Center.

Services will take place at 3 p.m. March 22 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Moore was formerly the sheriff in Newberry, Mich.

Survivors include his wife Chun Cha; and two brothers, Jim of Michigan and Rod of Texas.

Edward Tripler Schmalz, 73, Delta, died March 8, 2013, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe.

Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, followed by burial at Delta City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Terri; a son, Daniel of Grand Junction; a daughter, Melissa McClure of Grand Junction; a brother, Steve of Delta; two sisters, Shirley Appelhanz of Montrose and Kathy Gray of Woodland Park; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

John Tiernan, 92, Grand Junction, died March 10, 2013, in Grand Junction.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Tiernan was retired.

Survivors include four sons, John of Portland, Maine, Terry of Sarasota, Fla., Bob of Exeter, N.H., and Bill of Grand Junction; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Hazel Cathryn Lehigh Reed Weber, 93, Delta County, died March 9, 2013, at Mesa Manor Assisted Living Center in Grand Junction.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.

Survivors include four sons, Robert W. Reed and Don L. Reed, both of Austin, Nathan C. Reed of Cedaredge, and Calvin L. Reed of Grand Junction; a daughter, Bernice Van Matre of Grand Junction; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, CO 81416.


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