Death notices, Sept. 18, 2013

Billie Lynn DeWitt, 69, Grand Junction, died Sept. 13 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel.

Ms. DeWitt was a retail manager.

Survivors include her husband, Clark Sr.; four sons, Richard Philbrick Jr. of Denver, Shawn Philbrick of Covington, Tenn., and Clark DeWitt Jr., and Steven DeWitt, both of Centennial; one daughter, Kathryn DeWitt of Centennial; two sisters, Sadie Ashlock and Cindy Graham, both of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Grand Junction Area, 2232 N. Seventh St., Grand Junction 81501.

Les Goodding, 89, Grand Junction, died Sept. 10, 2013, at Monument Assisted Living.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Ms. Goodding was a retired engineer with General Electric.

Survivors include one son, James C. of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one daughter, Terri Anderson of Largo, Fla.

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

Dale E. Haining, 66, Grand Junction, died Sept. 16, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at noon Friday at Clifton Christian Church.

Survivors his wife, Judy; his parents, Harold and Mary of Delta; two brothers, Jim of Las Vegas and Ron of Delta; two sisters, Julie Thompson of Grand Junction and Joyce Conger of Delta.

Memorial contributions to the Clifton Christian Church Building Fund, 615 Interstate 70 Business. Clifton 81520.

Gregory Patrick Hoover, 68, Grand Junction, died Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Monument Chapel of Grand Junction Funeral Home.

Mr. Hoover was a physician technician.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Barrett of Grand Junction and Darlene Burkhardt of New Jersey.

Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, P.O. Box 4040, Grand Junction 81502.

William G. Lundy, 81, Eckert, died Sept. 14, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at a later date in California.

Survivors include his wife, Tennie; two sons, Brad of San Bernardino, Calif., and Stan of Sparks, Nev.; one daughter, Janis Karnes of Bakersfield, Calif.; one brother, Bob of Hollywood, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

William A. Mellor, 79, Fruita, died Sept. 14 at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at a later date.

Mr. Mellor was a long-haul truck driver.

Survivors include two sons, Skip Glassel of Fruita and Mike Glassel of Clifton; three daughters, Cheryl Reese of Carlsbad, N.M., Becky Parkerson of Oklahoma and Chris Duncan of Nortonville, Kan.; one brother, John S. of Broadus, Mont.; two sisters, Jessie Malchom of Wiggins, Miss., and Esther Boyles of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81506, or Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Hospital Arts and Crafts, 2121 North Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

Speero Papas, 86, Glade Park, died Sept. 13, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Papas was a retired mapping department supervisor with the Mesa County Assessor’s Office.

Survivors include one son, Darius of Grand Junction; two daughters, Andrea Faudree and Maria Crabb, both of Grand Junction; one brother, Dean of San Clemente, Calif.; one sister, Mary Tonge of Forest Hills, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Glade Park Volunteer Fire Fighters, Glade Park 81523.

Raymond Dale Ritchey, 82, Grand Junction, died Sept. 17, 2013, at La Villa Grande Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crossroad Methodist Church,.

Mr. Ritchey was a uranium miner.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L.; three sons, Jerry Ritchey of Denver and Wayne Smith and Dennis Smith, both of Grand Junction; one daughter, Dena McWilliams of Commerce City; one sister, Geraldine Offerson of Denver; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Donald Dean Taylor, 78, Clifton, died Sept. 14 at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Clifton.

Survivors include his wife, Jen; four sons, Dwayne Taylor of Grand Junction, Randy Taylor of Tennessee, Dan Lichtenhahn of Colorado and Bud Lichtenhahn of Wyoming; three daughters, Judy Simpson of Whitewater, Jean of Montana and Josie of Colorado; two brothers, Clarence Taylor of Craig and Chuck Taylor of Pagosa Springs; and numerous grandchildren.

Kelly Michelle Williams, 41, Delta, died Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence.

No services will be held at her request.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel; three sons, Robben Albee of Greeley and Kempton Albee and Dakota Williams, both of Delta; two daughters, Hope Williams and Faith Williams, both of Delta; her father, Donald G. Harper of Highlands Ranch; and one brother, John Harper of Littleton.

Memorial contributions to the Kelly Williams Memorial Fund at any Bank of the West branch to support her young children. 

John D. Wood Jr., 89, Austin, died Sept. 13, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Delta Christian Church. Interment will be at Delta City Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Erma J. Rupp of Phoenix, Barbara L. Nord of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Debra S. Bignell of Delta, Janet L. Yadon of Palmer, Alaska, and Vicki A. Stults of Austin; four sisters, Marilyn Loyd of Big Lake, Alaska, Dixie Anderson and Karen Thompson, both of Broomfield, and Teena Trenda of Lakewood; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.



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