Death Notices, Jan. 19, 2011

Cletus C. Fortune, 92, Delta, died Jan. 17, 2011, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial will follow at Delta City Cemetery.

Mr. Fortune is survived by two sons, Al of Canon City and Jim of Delta; two daughters, Marlene Hobbs of Montrose and Corlene Plummer of Delta; one brother, Roy of Medicine Lodge, Kan.; one sister, Violet Chaloupek of Fairview, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, PO Box 24, Delta 81416.

Violet Granat, 94, Palisade, died Jan. 17, 2011, at her home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Granat was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Gary and Roger, both of Palisade; one sister, Lois Tufly of Fruita; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Palisade Chapter of Eastern Star.

Leone Hamilton, 91, Cedaredge, died Jan. 17, 2011, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cedaredge Assembly of God.

Survivors include one son, Les of Delta; one daughter, Suzanne of Cedaredge; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Carroll D. Hankins, 64, Grand Junction, died Jan. 18, 2011, at his home.

No services will be held.

Mr. Hankins was a counterman at Fuoco Motor Company for 21 years.

Survivors include his wife, Sherrol; one son, Phillip of Grand Junction; two brothers, Samuel P. of Egnar and Terrence of Sterling; and two grandchildren.

Charles William Margeson, 56, Clifton, died Jan. 17, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.

Services are pending through Mesa Funeral Service.

Survivors include four daughters, Kindra Gribble, Courtney Hilborn and Jamie Margeson, all of Grand Junction, and Dodie Noris of Dundee, N.Y.; many brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren.

John Patton McElfresh, 51, Palisade, died Jan. 13, 2011, at the Retreat at Harbor Cove.

Services have been held.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; one son, Dan Powers of Montrose; his father, Donald Norman of Las Vegas; one brother, Rick of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Donna Marlo of Las Vegas; and five grandchildren.

Lillian Robinson, 85, Grand Junction, died Jan. 17, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Horizons Foursquare Church. Burial will follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Robinson was retired from the Grand Junction Regional Center.

Survivors include three sons, Bert of Mack, Dale of Fruita and Steve of Aurora; five daughters, Betty Allen of Colorado Springs, Judy Lawson of Grand Junction, Debbie Miller of Clifton, Buffy Robinson of Palisade and Marilyn Williams of Delta; one brother, Willard Etzler of Wheaton, Mo.; 35 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Robert “Tom” Robley, 47, Grand Junction, died Jan. 16, 2011, at his home. Services will be held at a later date in California.

Survivors include his wife, Katie; one son, Anthony of California; two daughters, Alexandra and Kaitlyn, both of Grand Junction; his mother, Vina of Murray, Ky.; one brother, James of Apple Valley, Calif.; and two sisters, Jackie Douglas of Springville, Tenn., and Barbara Robley of Los Angeles.


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