Death Notices, Sept. 19, 2012

■  Gary Wayne Abbott, 34, Grand Junction, died Sept. 12, 2012, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rifle Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Endsley; his parents, Kenneth L. and Carol S. Abbott of Parachute; and two brothers, Kyle and Ryan, both of Rifle.

■  James Bonella, 75, Grand Junction, died Sept. 14, 2012, in Green Valley, Ariz.

Services are pending through Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Bonella was vice president of Home Loan & Investment for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene; two daughters, Lynda Schneider of El Cajon, Calif. and Cheryl Smith of Ridgway; one brother, John; and two grandchildren.

■  Ruth E. Gwatney, 88, Grand Junction, died Sept. 17, 2012, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Faith Bible Church in Fruita. Viewing will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Gunnison Cemetery.

Ms. Gwatney was a teacher.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Redding of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

■  Pamela Cole Harris, 61, Clifton, died Sept. 15, 2012, at La Villa Grande Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Palisade Cemetery.

Ms. Harris was a writer.

Survivors include one daughter, B. Erin Cole of Denver; her parents, John and Laverne Derryberry of Roswell, N.M.; and one sister, Sandra Herd of Clifton.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.

■  Lee B. Kapus, 76, Cedaredge, died Sept. 16, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Delta.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hotchkiss Elks Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; three daughters, Robin Laurie Dunn of Roswell, N.M., Diana Robinson of Missoula, Mont., and Lisa Kapus of Avondale, Ariz.; one son, Jim Kapus of Denver; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western, P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416.

■  Wanda Lee McGuire, 60, Grand Junction, died Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

No services are planned.

Ms. McGuire was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, John D.; one son, Edwin “E” Gillespie; two brothers, Jimmy Dale Garner and Tony Garner of Jonesboro, Ark.; and three grandchildren.

■  A. Lynn Sanburg, 84, Eckert, died Sept. 15, 2012, at his home.

Services are pending through Taylor Funeral Service in Cedaredge.

Survivors include his wife; and two sons, Rolf and Hugh, both of Eckert.

Memorial contributions to Colorado First National Bank for Masonic Memorials.

■  Leroy H. Wertz, 85, Palisade, died Sept. 16, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Burial be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Palisade.

Mr. Wertz was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; two sons, Brad of Grand Junctio and Bryon of Yelm, Wash.; three daughters, Connie Bunte of Pagosa Springs, Cindy Herman of Grand Junction and Carolyn Hudson of Red Oak, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.



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