Death Notices, Oct. 7, 2017
■ Dorothy Helen Alger, 90, Grand Junction, died Oct. 5, 2017, at Larchwood Inns.
Private services are planned at a later date.
She was a master gardener.
■ Richard “Richie” Allen Collins, 35, Fruita, died Oct. 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2542 G Road. Visitation will also be from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the church, with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemtery in Fruita.
He was a recruiting specialist.
Survivors include his wife, Lora.
■ Desiree L. Hansen, 51, Grand Junction, died Oct. 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
No services are planned at this time.
■ John William Heermans, 93, Grand Junction, died Oct. 5, 2017, at his home.
Services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Church of the Nativity.
He was an electrical engineer at IBM and served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey; four sons, Jeffery and Stuart, both of Colorado, Andrew of New York City and Christopher of California; one daughter, Alison of New Mexico; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506; or to the Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, Grand Junction 81507.
■ Dorothy Ruth McCarty, 89, Grand Junction, died Oct. 2, 2017, at Community Hospital.
Private services are planned.
She was a medical executive secretary.
Survivors include three sons, Mark A. of Kirkland, New Mexico, Darek M., and Mike of Grand Junction; one daughter, Karen McCarty of Grand Junction; and 10 grandchildren.
■ Jennean A. Veatch, 84, Grand Junction, died Oct. 4, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Martin Mortuary. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.
She was a school bus driver.
Survivors include her husband, Keith; one son, Daniel Veatch of Salt Lake City; one daughter, Debbie Zambrano of Colorado Springs; one grandchild; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St, Grand Junction 81506.