Death Notices, May 15, 2013
■ The Rev. Ross Blackstock, 88, Hotchkiss, died may 12, 2013, at his home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Delta.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three daughters, Susan Blackstock of Hotchkiss, Kathleen Barrett of Ecuador and Julianne Garton of Montrose; one son, Brian Blackstock of Red Cliff; one sister, Joyce Elliott of Magnolia Springs, Ala; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416.
■ Donald R. Butler, 86, Grand Junction, died May 13, 2013, in Grand Junction.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Martin Mortuary.
Mr. Butler was a commercial fisherman and World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Louanna M.; two sons, Larry W. of Eugene, Ore., and Jim Roberts of Los Angeles; two daughters, Lanore Matter and Deborah Christmann, both of Gilbert, Ariz.; one sister, Mary Lou Sharpe of Grand Junction; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Roice-Hurst Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4040, Grand Junction 81502.
■ Charlotte Freytag, 83, Grand Junction, died May 11, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Services are pending with Martin Mortuary.
Survivors include two sons, Peter S. of Johnstown and Andrew A. of Evergreen; two daughters, Lynn Wilcox and Christine Freytag, both of Grand Junction; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
■ Leonard Gallegos, 51, Delta, died May 10, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Gallegos-Hutton; one son, Edward of California; two brothers, Max of Delta and Larry of Farmington, N.M.; seven sisters, Dorothy Lucero, Elizabeth Rich, Lenora Serrano, Barbara Gonsalez, Helen Gallegos and Darlene Gallegos, all of Salt Lake City, and Mildred Loya of Burley, Idaho.
Memorial contributions can be made to Leonard Gallegos Memorial Fund, c/o Taylor Funeral Service, 682 1725 Road, Delta 81416.
■ Tony D. Garibay, 63, Grand Junction, died May 14, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.
Survivors include his wife, Filomena Garibay; one son, Tony; one daughter, Tina West of Grand Junction; one sister, Theresa Marquez of San Bernardino, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
■ Ernest Arthur Hall Jr., 74, Grand Junction, died May 3, 2013, at his residence.
No services are planned.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda and Judy, both of Washington; two sisters, Beulah Smith of Fruita and Ersamae Inskeep of Grand Junction; and one grandchild.
Donations to Roice-Hurst Animal Shelter.
■ Phil Larry Hamby, 68, Grand Junction, died May 10, 2013, at his residence.
Services are pending with Palisade Funeral Home.
Mr. Hamby was a concrete finisher.
Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Thomas and Dorothy Cavaness.
■ Geraldine (Gerri) R. Hrabe, 73, died May 11, 2013, at her home.
Survivors include three sons, David of Parachute, and Alan and Gerald, both of Delta; one brother, Bob Holtgren of Farmington N.M.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to charity of the giver’s choice.
■ Leona Stone, 86, Grand Junction, died May 13, 2013, at Larchwood Inns.
Services are pending through Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Survivors include one son, Randy of Loma; one daughter, Vickie Howe of Grand Junction; one brother, Darrel Stults of Vernon; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association, 123 N. Seventh St., Grand Junction 81501, or St. Paul Evangelical Church, 632 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction 81506.