Death Notices, Sept. 14, 2017

George “Wes” Gates, 91, Grand Junction, died Sept. 10, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Visitation will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Services in Delta. Services will be at 1:30 Saturday at Pea Green Cemetery.

He was an insurance agent.

Survivors include three sons, Gary D., and Larry, both of Delta, and Terry of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three daughters, Shirley Schneider of Omaha, Nebraska, Meri McCartney and Sheri Weatherford, both of Delta; and two brothers, Bob Gates of Montrose and Rex Gates of Omaha, Nebraska.

■ Former Grand Junction resident Shirley Marie Knight Petrafeso, 90, Colorado Springs, died Sept. 10, 2017, at The Center at Cordera in Colorado Springs.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. today at Callahan Edfast Mortuary. Rosay will be said at 6 p.m. at the mortuary. Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Diana Lynn Heyne, Luana Marie Kennedy, and Valeria Jean Petrafeso; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Catholic Daughters at http://www.catholicdaughterscolorado.org; or to the Grand Junction Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St., Grand Junction 81501.

Charlie J. Todd, 97, Paonia, died Sept. 10, 2017, at the Paonia Care Center in Paonia.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge in Hotchkiss.

Survivors include one son, Chuck of Crawford; two daughters, Sharon O’Moore of Henderson, Nevada, and Jean Brinkerhoff of Farmington, New Mexico; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416.


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