Death notices, March 17, 2013

Emmelyne Mae Erickson, 94, Grand Junction, died March 7, 2013, at Mesa Manor Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Living Hope Evangelical Free Church.

Ms. Erickson was a registered nurse.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Austin of Silverthorne and Randy William of Clifton; one daughter, Dona Joyce Simpson of Walnut Creek, Calif.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one-great-great-grandchild.

Catherine “Cathy” N. McCrea, 91, Grand Junction, died March 14, 2013, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Centre.

Services will be at a later date.

Ms. McCrea was an inspector for the Department of Weights and Measures in California.

Survivors include one son, Cecil Troy “C.T.” Miller of Sonora, Calif.; two stepsons, Larry McCrea and Mickey McCrea, both of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Vandetta Joy Nydam of Salome, Ariz., and Ruby Alice Fregetto of Grand Junction; and one stepdaughter, Carolyn Lindbloom of Mesa, Ariz.

Memorial contributions to Eastern Star, in care of Phyllis M. Hix, P.O. Box 1940, Kernville, Calif. 91238.

Richard Martin Watkins, 75, Ridgway, died March 14, 2013, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgway Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda;  two sons, Rickey of Whitewater and Randy of Fruita; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


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