Death Notices, Sept. 5, 2013

■  Keri A. Blanchat, 32, Clifton, died Aug. 31, 2013, at her home.

Services will be announced at a later date through Legacy Funeral Home.

Ms. Blanchat was a nurses aide.

Survivors include her partner, Robert Sprague; her parents, Sheila and Richard Schmitz; and two brothers, David and Greg Schmitz.

Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 362 28 Road, Grand Junction 81501.

■  Lance “Ed” Clark, 65, Grand Junction, died Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel, followed by inurnment at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie; one son, Lance of Grand Junction; one daughter, Carrie of Lacey, Wash.; one brother, Roger Hoopengarner of Caledonia, Ill.; one sister, Sandra Kay of Belvidere, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street Suite 304, Chicago, Ill. 60611 or at http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/donate.

■  Lucy Ellen Flynn, 74, of Stigler, Okla., died Aug. 31, 2013, at home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fruita Assembly of God.

Ms. Flynn was a caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, McCoy; and three sons, Randy, Gary and Terry Rogers.

■  Leif M. Johnson, 60, Grand Junction, died Aug. 30, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bookcliff Baptist Church.

Mr. Johnson was the membership and marketing director for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Pam; one daughter, Britt Daniels of Grand Junction; one brother, Swen of Grand Canyon, Ariz.; one sister, Karen Jones of Billings, Mont.; and two grandchildren.

■  Nick H. Mahleres, 88, Grand Junction, died Sept. 1, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel, followed at 7 p.m. by a Trisagion prayer service. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church with interment following at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Mahleres was a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Helen C.; one son, Harry N. of Aurora; one sister, Sophia N. Hayes of Price, Utah; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3585 N. 12th Street, Grand Junction 81506.

■  Virginia A. Miller, 86, Craig, died Aug. 31, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig.

Ms. Miller was a ranch wife.

Survivors include three sons, Bill of Hayden, David of Greeley and Richard of Craig; three daughters, Sylvie Norwood of Las Vegas, Colleen Kettle of Montrose and Beth Miller of Grand Junction; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Northwest Colorado VNA & Hospice or the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig 81625.

■  Verla Jean Orr, 59, Grand Junction, died Aug. 31, 2013, at Mesa Manor Care Center.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Church.

Ms. Orr was a caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, Buster D.; three sons, Jerrad Wilmot of Grand Junction, Mike Morris of Craig and Martin Orr of Pinedale, Wyo.; three daughters, Jessica Krabbe and Kassi Mae Larson, both of Grand Junction and Melinda Orr of Craig; two brothers, Claude and Darren Stewart, both of Grand Junction; one sister, Jackie Brown of Mack; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

■  Ruth Laverne Mogenson Sheridan, 77, Craig, died Aug. 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital.

A service was held Aug. 15.

Ms. Sheridan was a ranch wife, model, stewardess and secretary for Sen. Haskell.

Memorial contributions to the Moffat County Humane Society in care of Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig 81625.

■  Shirley Stocker, 92, Grand Junction, died Sept. 1, 2013, at Palisades Living Center.

No formal service will be held.

Survivors include one son, Wendell of Grand Junction; two daughters, Yvonne Young of Eugene, Ore., and Shirley Littrell of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

■  Jerry Lee Stomberg, 48, Grand Junction, died Aug. 31, 2013, at his home.

A celebration of life was held Tuesday.

Survivors include one son, Tyler of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Jennifer of Molina; his mother, Karen of Cohasset, Minn.; one brother, Ryan of Blackduck, Minn.; three sisters, Stacey Madsen of Anoka, Minn., Nicole Stomberg of Farmington, Minn., and Danielle Stomberg of Fort Collins; and two grandchildren.

■  Dorothy Iona Stone of Grand Junction died Aug. 31, 2013.

Services are pending.

Ms. Stone was the owner/operator of an auto parts store.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Stone and Laurie Johnson, both of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



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