Death Notices, May 24, 2013
■ Mary Victoria Barela, 34, Grand Junction, died May 21, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Another service will be later Saturday at Montrose Valley Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Ruben Vargas; two daughters, Patricia Isabel Vargas and Alexia Miranda Vargas, both of Grand Junction; one brother, Gilbert Morales of Grand Junction; and one sister, Lonnie Sandoval of Montrose.
■ Wayne Jones, 73, Clifton, died May 21, 2013, at his home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Life Church.
Survivors include two sons, Mike and Brian, both of Clifton; one brother, Vernon of Grand Junction; one sister, Twila Crist of Grand Junction; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Victory Life Church, 2066 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita 81521.
■ Esther Mabel McKee, 80, Grand Junction, died May 22, 2013, at Palisades Living Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial is to follow at Palisade Municipal Cemetery.
Mrs. McKee was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, LeRoy E.; two sons, Melvin “Rick” of Grand Junction and Randy L. of Durango; one daughter, Tammy McKee Forney of Parachute; one brother, Teddie Paul Ullom of Alamosa; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction 81506.
■ Betty J. White, 82, Grand Junction, died May 21, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, with burial to follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.
Ms. White was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Randy of Morrison and Rick of Poulsbo, Wash.; three sisters, Jean Lewis, LaVeta Mooreland and Ellen Scanlon, all of Colorado; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Cancer League of Colorado.