Death Notices, Dec. 18, 2009

Myrtle Pauline Pipher “Mert” Bowlus, 71, Montrose, died Dec. 14, 2009, at her home. Services will be at a later date.

Survivors include her husband, Jack of Montrose; three sons, Andy VanDenBerg of Placerville, Lee VanDenBerg of Milton, Fla., and Wayne VanDenBerg of Gem Village; two brothers, Kermit and Luce Pipher, both of Crawford; three sisters, Crystal Pipher of Delta, Hetty Todd of Crawford and Alova Wholsahrt of Marion, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Mary Elizabeth Broome, 40, Grand Junction, died Dec. 7, 2009, in a car accident near Mexican Hat, Utah. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Saddlehorn Amphitheater in Colorado National Monument.

Survivors include her parents, Harry and Barbara Broome; and Harry Broome Jr., Sandra Broome, Shawn Broome and Trey Cosby.

Lorraine R. Clifton, 59, Clifton, died Dec. 16, 2009. No services are planned.

Mrs. Clifton was a scientific technical worker.

Survivors include her parents, Ann and Howard Clifton of Grand Junction; and one sister, Barbara L. Biddy of Grand Junction.

Former Grand Junction resident Juanita Josephine Holtz, 82, of Basin, Wyo., died Dec. 16, 2009, in Wyoming. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull, Wyo.

Survivors include her husband, Russell; one son, Richard “Rick” Dooley of Basin; one daughter, Grace M. McCoy; one brother, Ernest E. Cummings of Thermopolis, Wyo.; one sister, Hazel May Witte of Grand Junction; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, Wyo. 82410.

Daniel Mark Iles, 53, Grand Junction, died Dec. 16, 2009, at Community Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Martin Mortuary.

Survivors include his father, David of Grand Junction, one brother, David of Australia; and one sister, Rhonda Thalmann of Hotchkiss.

Lucille J. Maurin, 92, Grand Junction, died Dec. 15, 2009, at Family Health West Hospital in Fruita. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mrs. Maurin was a licensed practical nurse.

Survivors include one son, Edward Eugene of Grand Junction; two sisters, Betty Jo Matheson and Julia Shoemaker, both of Carbondale; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Latimer House, 1003 Main St., Grand Junction 81501.

Margaret “Mickey” Sparn, 91, Grand Junction, died Dec. 12, 2009, at The Commons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bookcliff Country Club.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Sparn of Boulder; one daughter, Sally Olsen of Grand Junction; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 N. 12th St., Unit B, Grand Junction 81501.


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