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.