Death Notices, Dec. 4, 2009

Helene W. Colligan, 83, Fruita, died Dec. 1, 2009, at her home.

Private services are planned.

Ms. Colligan was an accounts receivable executive.

Survivors include two daughters, Leslie Jordan of Broomfield and Sidney Caro of Fruita; one brother, Joseph of Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Rocky Mountain PBS or the Denver Symphony.

Gerd Nachtzgall, 59, Grand Junction, died Nov. 26, 2009, at La Villa Grande.

Mr. Nachtzgall was a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his father, Brunhzlde of Grand Junction.

Michael Ray Reed, infant, Grand Junction, died Dec. 2, 2009, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pea Green Cemetery in Delta.

He is survived by his family, all of Grand Junction, which includes parents Billy and Barbara Reed; three brothers, Billy Simpson, Daniel Reed and Ezekiel Reed; and four sisters, Bobby, Charity, Elizabeth and Faith.

Eleanor Evangeline “Susie” Schmidt, 93, Grand Junction, died Nov. 30, 2009, at The Fountains.

Private services are planned, and a burial will take place at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Lynn of Loveland; one daughter, Carolyn Hjelt of Vancouver, Wash.; five granchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81506 or Grand Junction Symphony,


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