Death Notices, Feb. 24, 2011

Rick William Bennett, 58, Grand Junction, Feb. 18, 2011, at the Grand Junction Regional Center.

Services will be at 1:15 p.m. Friday at the gym at the Grand Junction Regional Center.

Memorial contributions to the Grand Junction Regional Center Resident Benefit Fund, 2800 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction 81501.

Ophelia M. Church, 82, Grand Junction, died Feb. 18, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services were Wednesday.

Survivors include one son, James W. Church, Jr.; two daughters, Diana Stephens and Darlene Smith; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10001 or Gray Gourmet, 551 Chipeta Ave. Grand Junction 81501.

Pualeilani Ruth Emerson, 65, Grand Junction, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.

Private family services will be in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Survivors include one son, Kelli Emerson of Aurora; one daughter, Pualeilani Emerson of Grand Junction; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado 3090 N.12th St., Unit B, Grand Junction 81506.

Former Grand Junction resident Larry Lichliter, 68, died Feb. 18, 2011, in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Mr. Lichliter was the former finance director of Beaver Creek Resort and the former director of Vail Valley Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. March 5 at La Quinta Resort in La Quinta, Calif.

Survivors include his partner, Martha Brown; one son, Wade Lichliter; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Former Grand Junction, Christopher Schroeder, 30, died Feb. 19, 2011, at his home in Eugene, Ore.

Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Mesa Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Eckert Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Charles Schroeder of Austin; his mother, Rubie Schroeder of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Tammi Scheetz of Montrose; one brother, Ben Schroeder of Austin; and one sister, Lorena Pedford.

Memorial contributions to Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Schroeder’s memory, 155 Merchant Drive, Montrose 81401.


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