Death notices, March 19, 2017
■ Martha Louise Appelin, 95, Grand Junction, died March 14, 2017, at her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Messiah, with burial at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
She was a registered nurse.
She is survived by one son, Carl Appelin of Las Vegas, Nevada; two daughters, Barbara Filas of Alma and Irene Jessen of Grand Junction; one sister, Irene Frerking of Summerfield, Kansas; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Lutheran Church of Messiah, 840 N. 11th St., Grand Junction, or HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.
■ Ila Hooper, 92, Rifle, died March 15, 2017, in Rifle.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rifle Funeral Home.
She is survived by two sons, Boyd and Trent; two daughters, Susan Taylor and Carrol Fraser; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
■ Tish Kllanxhja, 93, Grand Junction, died March 16, 2017, at the Mantey Heights Care Center.
Services are planned at a later date.
She was a wine importer.
She is survived by two daughters, Piera Kllanxhja and Karen Kllanxhja, both of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.
■ Augustus “Gus” Kolb, 85, Montrose, died March 15, 2017, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose.
No formal services are planned.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie; one son, Glenn of Montrose; and two grandchildren.
■ Rebecca Podgorny, 80, Grand Junction, died March 16, 2017, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center.
Services will be at 1 p.m. April 8 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
She was a seamstress.
She is survived by one daughter, Andrea Podgorny of Grand Junction; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.