Death Notices, March 29, 2011

Former Palisade resident Jimmy Virgil Brabham, 65, died March 15, 2011, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, Tenn.

Services were in Winchester.

Mr. Brabham served in the U.S. Navy and was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Schoenecke Brabham; three sons, Russell of Valdosta, Ga., Michael of Denver and James of Richmond, Ky; two daughters, Judy Wright and Christy Morrow, both of Shelby, N.C.; a half-brother, Glen Herring of Lawton, Okla.; a half-sister, Barbara Jean Shaw of Valdosta; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

Charles “Dee” Collins, 93, Montrose, died March 27, 2011, at his home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Church of the Valley, 10 Hillcrest Plaza Way. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Olathe.

Harryet Hand, 97, Fruita, died March 27, 2011, at her home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Mortuary.

Services will be at a later date in Michigan.

Survivors include two sons, John S. of Jackson, Mich., and David C. of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Cynthia M. Hand-Treece of Fruita and Marilyn L. Hoepf of Knights Town, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joel Fisher Pace, 66, Grand Junction, died March 25, 2011, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Ben of Delta; two daughters, Jolene Nelson of Delta and Sandra Ray of Benson, Ariz.; four brothers, Arther of Hotchkiss, Otho of Ringold, Okla., Otto of Idabel, Okla., and Charles of Las Vegas, one sister, Bennie Christie of Grand Junction; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Michelle Lavonne Sisson, 47, Grand Junction, died March 26, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Vista Hotel ballroom.

Ms. Sisson was a dental assistant.

Survivors include one daughter, Jaeda B. McCarty of Grand Junction; her parents, William and Jeanne Sisson and William and Celeste Frank, all of Grand Junction; three brothers, Todd of Grand Junction, Jason Frank of Montrose and Bret Benzel of Glenwood Springs; three sisters, Mindy Spiers of Gypsum, Gina Barrus of Grand Junction and Julie Lind of Denver; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L St. NW, Suite 710, Washington, D.C., 20036.

Former Montrose resident Coral Wade, 98, died March 28, 2011, at Pueblo Hospice House in Pueblo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Baptist Church in Montrose.

Burial will follow at Grand View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in care of Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo 81005.


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