Death Notices: March 22, 2011
Ralph R. Berryman, 89, Grand Junction, died March 20, 2011, at Mantey Heights Care Center.
Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor F.; two sons, Daryl Scot of Stockton, Calif., and Matthew R. of Grand Junction; two daughters, Pamela Sue of Clifton and Samantha A. of Grand Junction; two sisters, Eleanor W. Anderson of Grand Junction and Suzie Grace Maxwell of Alamosa; and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Grand Junction 81501.
James R. Eddy, 90, Grand Junction, died March 19, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, followed immediately by a funeral service at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will take place at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
Mr. Eddy was a carpenter.
Survivors include two sons, Denny Randall of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and James Gregory of Clifton; six daughters, Janet Sue Strasser, Anita Louise Painter and Barbara Kay Erickson, all of Grand Junction, Judith Ann Domince of Norco, Calif., Carol Jean McGhee of Apple Valley, Calif., and Mary Jane Kaiser of DeBeque; one brother, Manford Eddy of Clifton; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81506, or Disabled American Veterans, VARO, 155 Van Gordon St., P.O. Box 25126, Denver 80225.
Thomas R. Harris, 59, Grand Junction, died March 16, 2011, at his home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. March 31 at Long Family Park, Grand Mesa Shelter.
Mr. Harris was a reference librarian at Mesa State College.
Survivors include his companion, Judy; one son, Jonathan; mother Betty; three brothers, Bob, Joe and Ernie; one sister, Judy; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Thomas R. Harris Memorial Fund, in care of Bellco Credit Union, 2478 U.S. Highway 6&50, Grand Junction 81505.
MonaRae Marie Lepak Fitzpatrick, 52, Palisade, died March 16, 2011, at her home.
Services will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Riverbend Park in Palisade.
Survivors include one son, Chad Lepak of Palisade; one brother, Larry Lepak of Pomona, Fla.; and three sisters, Joanie Borawski of Whitefield, N.H., Pat Davidson of Navarre, Fla., and Betty Lepak of Grand Forks, N.D.
Evelyn C. Norris, 83, Grand Junction, died March 20, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at Callahan-Edfast. Burial will take place at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Norris was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Roth and Jan Roth, both of Craig; two daughters, Darla Ball of Germantown, Md,. and Karen Lucas of Grand Junction; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction 81506.
Joseph W. Olt, Jr., 65, Fruita, died March 19, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.
Services will take place at 3 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
Survivors include his wife, Debra; one son, Zach of The Bronx, N.Y.; three daughters, Chandra Demory of Maryland, Cambria Olt Lenhart of Mack and Cassandra Rogers of Grand Junction; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice.
Joseph C. Smith, 81, Grand Junction, died March 18, 2011, at Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.
Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pear Park Baptist Church, followed by a service at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Jo Vickery of Greeley, Karen A. Detmers of Clifton and Kathryn S. Butts of Gillette, Wyo.; one sister, Norma Jean Lee of Van Alystne, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Pear Park Baptist School Scholarships, 3102 E Road, Grand Junction 81504.