Death notices, Oct. 18, 2016
■ Rita Ann “Tish” Benson, 82, Grand Junction, died Oct. 13, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center.
Services will take place at a later date.
Survivors include four sons, Bill Kyle, John Kyle, Tom Kyle, and Brock Benson; three daughters, Vianne Westbrook, Kate Alexander, and Liz Savage; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.
■ Gordon L. Franklin, 73, Clifton, died Oct. 6, 2016.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Church of Christ in Grand Junction.
He was a pipeline inspector.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; one son, Pete of Grand Junction; three daughters, Sandi Pearmain of Grand Junction, Yvette Stewart of Trinidad, and Vanessa Trexel of Pueblo; one brother, Ted of Dinosaur; one sister, Wanda Jones of Roosevelt, Utah; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
■ Jessie A. Ford, 96, Cory, died Oct. 10, 2016, at her home.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at the Delta City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Robert of Lakewood.
Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759.
■ Billie Don Love, 84, Montrose, died Oct. 14, 2016, at Heidi’s Chalet in Montrose.
Services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. Interment will follow at Cedar Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry of Montrose, and Jeff of Littleton; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.