Death notices: Sept. 17, 2009

• Lorraine Jo Merlo, 51, Grand Junction, died Sept. 14, 2009, in Fruita.

Private family services will be held.

Ms. Merlo was an apartment manager.

She is survived by two daughters, Brittany Merlo of Grand Junction, and Julie McCray of Clay Springs, Ariz.; her step-mother, Marilyn Moore of Grand Junction; one brother, Robert J. Merlo of Roseville, Mich.; and 4 grandchildren.

• Joseph A. Munoz, 71, Grand Junction, died Sept. 15, 2009, at Hospice Care Center.

No formal services are planned.

Mr. Munoz was an auto mechanic.

He is survived by three sons, Ronald of Bakersfield,  Calif., Mark of Grand Junction, and David of Fort Collins; one daughter, Sandra Tompkins of Santa Fe, N.M.; one brother, Bill; three sisters, Jewel Salois, Molly Munoz, and Lupe Lucero; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

• Ruby V. Roberts, 92, formerly of Delta, died Sept. 2, 2009, at her home in Wilmington, N.C.

A graveside service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Delta City Cemetery.

Ms. Roberts was the co-owner of Roberts Funeral Home in Delta.

She is survived by one son, Lloyd of Wilmington, N.C.; five siblings; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care, PO Box 24, Delta 81416 or Delta United Methodist Church, PO Box 427, Delta 81416.

• John Weiler, 86, Fruita, died Sept. 14, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

A private family service will be held.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; four sons, Bob of Grand Junction, Ron of Windsor, Calif., Roger of White Sulphur Springs, Mont., and Rick of Forsyth, Mont.; two daughters, Kathy Suckow of Harlowton, Mont., and Karen Moulden of Grand Junction; one sister, Alice Naumann of Bellville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the VA Medical Center’s Hospice division.


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