Death Notices, May 1, 2012

Raymond Kelly, 81, Grand Junction, died April 28, 2012, at Larchwood Inns.

Private services will take place.

Mr. Kelly was a barber.

Survivors include wife Betty J.; son Scott of Alpharetta, Ga.; daughter Lonne Bailey of Bedford, Va.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Kathleen Mundhenke, 94, Grand Junction, died April 29, 2012, at Mantey Heights Care Center.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ainsworth United Methodist Church, followed by burial in Ainsworth, Neb.

Ms. Mundhenke was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons Gary of Hutchinson, Kan., and Todd of Ainsworth, Neb.; daughter Rita Shenkel of Grand Junction; six grandchildren; and 12 great-granchildren.

Jerry “Bud” Murray Rice, 79, Palisade, died April 27, 2012, at Palisade Living Center.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Rice was a farmer.

Survivors include son J.D. of Forrest Grove, Ore.; brothers Jim of Sacramento, Calif., and Michael of Palisade; and sister Amy Vercruyssen of Shingle Springs, Calif.

Memorial contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Joe Ben Rivera, 79, Grand Junction, died April 27, 2012, at home.

The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, followed immediately by services at the church. Graveside services will follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Rivera was a maintenance worker for the town of Vail.

Survivors include wife Frieda; daughters Diana Dixon of West Yellowstone, Mont., and Velma Sandoval of Grand Junction; brothers Ernie and Leo, both of Denver, Mike of Pueblo, and Richard of Virginia; and sisters Tina Bennet and Lucy Rodriguez, both of Denver.

Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, P.O. Box 4040, Grand Junction, CO 81502.

Dorothy A. Sherwood, 96, Grand Junction, died April 28, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Church.

Survivors include sons David of Grand Junction, Ron of Thousand Palms, Calif., and Franky of San Angelo, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Lester “Audie” Smith, 77, Grand Junction, died April 27, 2012, at his home.

Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Martin Mortuary. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Grand View Cemetery in Delta.

Survivors include wife Alice L.; son Darryl A. of Grand Junction; daughters Debra L. Fitzgerald of Grand Junction and Linda M. Rogers; brother Bill Murphy of Grand Junction; sister Laura May Gibson of Delta; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.



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