Death Notices, March 9, 2013

Otto W. Armstrong, 88, Grand Junction, died March 5, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction.

A memorial service is planned for March 18 at 4 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Grand Junction.

Mr. Armstrong was a retired rancher and farmer, and was also employed by CSU Extension Service.

He is survived by his companion, Violet Brown; a son Linn of Palisade; a daughter Vickie of Akron, Colo.; a brother Harvey of Silt; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Second Amendment Foundation, James Madison Building, 12500 NE Tenth Place, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Ilia Dawn Derek, 56, died March 6, 2013, in Grand Junction. No formal services are planned.

She is survived by a brother, W.D. Tripp of Yucca, Ariz.; and two sisters, Dona Thompson of Cortez, and Patricia Pecoraro of Jacksonville, Fla.

Robert “Bob” M. Pengra, 87, Fruita, died March 7, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction.

A visitation is planned for Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction. A celebration of life is planned for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fruita United Methodist Church.

Mr. Pengra was a professor.

He is survived by a wife, Lillian; a son Bruce of Fruita; two daughters, Anita Hill of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Mary Devor of East Berlin, Penn.; a brother David of Katy, Tex.; a sister Joy Potter of Burnsville, Minn; 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity Brookings area, Brookings, S.D.


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