Death notices, Sept. 17, 2017
■ Kenneth Richard Burke, 76, Whitewater, died Sept. 14, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Services will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the home of Stan and Gale Foster, 2819 C 1/2 Road.
He was a heavy equipment operator in construction.
Survivors include his wife, Thella; five sons, Shawn of Palisade, Shannon and Dustin, both of Whitewater, Clint of Loma and David Wilder of Grand Junction; one daughter, Sharla Maez of Parachute; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
■ Kelli Marie Cruz, 53, Grand Junction, died Sept. 14, 2017, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
She was a home health caregiver.
Survivors include two sons, Jason and Jared, both of Grand Junction; two daughters, Amera Cruz of Boston, and Dylin Cruz of Fort Collins; one brother, James Fallis; one sister, Kimberley Roepke; and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.
■ Dale E. Payne, 86, Montrose, died Sept. 14, 2017.
Survivors include his wife, Jean M.; three daughters, Periann McDonald of Nampa, Idaho, Karen Kelly of Grand Junction and Kathleen Kelly of Fort Collins; one brother, Paul Payne of Lincoln, California; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to The Salvation Army of one’s choice.