Death Notices: Dec. 8, 2009

Twins Andrea Esperanza Gomez and Veronica Milagros Gomez, infants, Delta, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Services in Delta.

Survivors include their parents, Yolanda Aparicio and Jesse Gomez; one sister, Anastasia Lee Gomez of Delta; grandparents, Guatalupe Gutierrez, Celvin Gomez and Christina Hernandez of Delta; and great-grandmothers, Tomasa Padilla and Cris Abeyta of Delta.

Tedford Morgan Hend- rickson, 85, Grand Junction, died Dec. 5, 2009, at his home.

Services will take place at a later date.

He was a mechanical engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly A.; two sons, Tedford M. Jr. of Paducah, Ky., and John Kip of Chicago; two daughters, Barbara Kirtland of Grand Junction and Laura H. Young of Bozeman, Mont.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction 81506.

Thomas J. Humphreys, 79, Grand Junction, died Dec. 5, 2009, at his home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 8, 2010, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Humphreys was an aviator.

Survivors include two sons, Daroll of Grand Junction and Kevin of Durango; one sister, Lois Willitte of Minneapolis; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mary K. Madison, 96, Clifton, died Dec. 5, 2009, at Blossom View Assisted Living.

She was a secretary.

Services will be at 2 p.m.  Dec. 16 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Las Vegas.

Survivors include one son, William C. Adkins of Molina; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Philomena Morris, 86, Grand Junction, died Dec. 6, 2009, at Hospice Care Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at noon Thursday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Nord Atwood, Hollis Atwood and Robert Ellinger; one daughter, Twilla Cochrane; and two sisters, Loretta Williams and Pearl Simmons.

Donald W. “Don” Simkins, 76, Crawford, died Dec. 6, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Private family services will take place.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; two sons, Steven of Cameron Park, Calif., and Brian of Somerset, Calif.; one daughter, Jolynn Sealander of Diamond Springs, Calif.; two brothers; one sister; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Citizens for Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 12, Crawford 81415, or Rosehill Hospitality House, 605 26 1/2 Road, Grand Junction 81506.

Former Delta resident Jose Alfred Valdez, 65, Phoenix, died Dec. 4, 2009, in Phoenix.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Delta.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; three daughters, Robyn Reid and Shana Morton, both of Phoenix, and Andrea Woodward of Chalmette, La.; seven brothers, Seferino, Joe, Tony, Art, Pat, Don and Alfirio; five sisters, Isabel Flynn, Ermie Rojo, Lucy Beeler, Julia Valdez and Ruby Valdez; and six grandchildren.


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