Death Notices, Nov. 13, 2013

Patty Foust Billingsley, 80, Grand Junction, died Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Foust of Fruita; one daughter, Connie Cox of Unaweep Canyon; one sister, Betty Porter of Jackson, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Venice B. Bruton, 102, Montrose, died Nov. 5, 2013, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Delta. Burial will follow at Delta City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Larry of Durango and Lowell of Delta; one daughter, Carolyn Welch of Montrose; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Delta.

Vernon A. Evans, 86, Fruita, died Nov. 11, 2013, at LaVilla Grande Care Center.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Evans was a plant maintenance supervisor.

Survivors include his wife, Twila E.; two sons, Mike K. Evans of Bailey and Michael E. Allen of Bremerton, Wash.; three daughters, Cathy Jean Evans of Lakewood, Linda Jean Teeters of Aurora and Susan Marie Allen of Burlingame, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Mitzie M. Gabriel, 82, Cedaredge, died Nov. 7, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cedaredge Ward. Inurnment will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Eugene Gabriel Jr., of Eckert, Steve of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Mark of Marble; three daughters, Neila Swapp of St. George, Utah, Karen Engan of Cedaredge and Sally Holderness of Eagle; one brother, Neil Hocker of Cedaredge; 28 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Zelda M. Hill, 89, Hotchkiss, died Nov. 11, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Inurnment follows at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Jean George of Hotchkiss and Charlotte Bradford of Grand Junction; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to the charity of choice.

Katherine B. Murdie, 66, Grand Junction died Nov. 11, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis; two sons, Shane of Albuquerque, N.M., and James of Grand Junction; two daughters, Tamara Smith of Aurora and Heather Smith of Grand Junction; four brothers, Daniel Piltz of Aurora, Gary Piltz of Fort Collins, Timothy Piltz of Thornton and Duane Piltz of Colorado Springs; six sisters, Nancy Piltz of Wheat Ridge, Janet Margolis of Hayward, Calif., Patricia Thompson of Thornton, Beverly Pelle of Arvada and Barbara Maurath and Marie Piltz-Elliott, both of Westminster; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

Pete A. Poulos, 81, Paonia, died Nov. 8, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia. A reception will follow at American Legion Wilson Head Post 97.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; one son, John C. of Paonia; three daughters, Martha Shuss of Hotchkiss, Athena Storebo of Fort Collins and Frona Wilson of Longmont; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Masonic Scholarship Fund, Paonia Lodge 121 A.F. & A.M., P.O. Box 1748, Paonia 81428.

Kenneth Wright, 52, Grand Junction, died Nov. 9, 2013, at his home.

Services will be private.

Survivors include one brother, Richard of Grand Junction; and one sister, Kathy Bowen of Grand Junction.



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