Death Notices, May 25, 2012

Ollie Edward “Bud” Cole, 78, Grand Junction, died May 21, 2012, at Mesa Manor.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens, followed by services.

Mr. Cole was a diesel mechanic and welder.

Survivors include three sisters, Verline Alexander of Grand Junction, Alva Patterson of Grants, N.M., and Sylva Rees of Grand Junction.

Morris C. Dahl Jr., 67, Cedaredge, died May 22, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; three sons, Thad Dahl of Wheat Ridge, John Schibbelhut of Aurora and Lee Houston of Thornton; three daughters, Darcey Dahl of Pagewood, Australia, Stacy Hishinuma of St. Augustine, Fla., and Elizabeth McClees of Olympia, Wash.; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202.

Marian “Jackie” Murphy Downum, 88, Palisade, died May 23, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Palisade Municipal Cemetery.

Mrs. Downum was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Jan Phillips, two brothers, Robert Blackman and James Murphy; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

David Dale Farr, 59, Germantown, Md., died May 18, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md.

Services will be held later through Palisade Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; one son, Gene William; one daughter, Vanessa Leigh Farr; one brother, Frances Farr; two sisters, Jill Ann Pearl and Carleen Hawkenson; and five grandchildren.

Trancy G. Heit, 76, Grand Junction, died May 22, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, followed by services.

Ms. Heit was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, James V.; one daughter, Christina M. Pennal of Grand Junction; one sister, Wanna Bradley of Elkins, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.

Paul E. Rathbone Jr., 80, Grand Junction, died May 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Orchard Mesa.

Mr. Rathbone was a central office repairman.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two sons, Mike of Grand Junction and Pat of Idaho; three daughters, Sheri Parker of Grand Junction, Dianne Rathbone of Nephi, Utah and Delsie Rathbone of Grand Junction; one sister, Kathy Baker of Kingman, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Dale Lee Simpkins, 73, Palisade, died May 18, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.

Services will be held later.

Mr. Simpkins was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Merrilyn.

Evelyn G.R. Watkins, 94, Grand Junction, died May 15, 2012, at Larchwood Inns.

No services are planned.

Survivors include one son, Keith of Aurora, Ill.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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


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