Death Notices, Dec. 25, 2009

Alan D. Barker, 55, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2009, at his home. Private services will be held at a later date.

Survivors include two sons, Brandon Ritchie of Glenwood Springs and Weston Ritchie of Grand Junction; two daughters, Jill Barker of Grand Junction and Becky Barnes of Danville, Ill.; one sister, Peggy of Texas; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Jill Barker College Fund, in care of Grand Valley Bank, 925 N. Seventh St., Grand Junction 81501.

David Wayne Lee Sr., 49, Grand Junction, died Dec. 21, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Mr. Lee was a caregiver and executive chef.

Survivors include two sons, David Jr. of Lakewood and Chase Townsend of San Marcos, Calif.; two daughters, Cynthia of Grand Junction and Tiffany of Olympia, Wash.; his mother, Grace of Clifton; three brothers, James of Denver, Jay Markel of Clifton and Kevin Markel of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Anita Beal of Denver and Debra Rowin of Clifton; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Lee’s name to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 395 31 5/8 Road, Grand Junction 81504 or any American National Bank.

Katherine Muender, 81, Grand Junction, died Dec. 24, 2009, at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mrs. Muender was a retired postmaster from the Gateway Post Office.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Fugate of Grand Junction; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, Mesa County Division, P.O. Box 474, Grand Junction 81502 or the American Diabetes Association, 2480 W. 26th Ave., Denver 80211.

William J. Mugford, 75, Crawford, died Dec. 23, 2009, at the Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; one son, Bruce of Rifle; two daughters, Randie Burch of Libby, Mont., and Terrie Shaub of Yorkhaven, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Brandon Levi Nehring, 15, Paonia, died Dec. 22, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Service in Paonia. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Paonia Christian Fellowship. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Shellie Brown of Paonia and Gerald Largent of Delta; three brothers, Christopher Largent of Grand Junction, Dustin Largent of Paonia and Gerald Largent Jr. of Delta; three sisters, Stormie Largent of Delta and Jessica and Vanessa Nehring, both of Paonia; and grandparents Eline Garcia of Delta, Shirley Fulton of Paonia, Kenneth Brown of Payette, Idaho, and James and Judy Largent of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to the North Fork Bank in Paonia.


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