Death notices: May 2, 2010

John Reese “Jack” Ellis, 91, died Dec. 4, 2009. Services will be at 1 p.m. May 10 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

James Frederick Litton, II., 62, Crawford, died April 28, 2010, in Delta. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at North Fork Baptist Church in Paonia.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail; two daughters, Cassandra Rhea Litton of Aurora and Autumn Dawn Freeman of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Hank of Moore, Olka., Jimmy of California and Mike; 10 sisters, Freda Smith of Warsaw, Mo., Trudy Freeman of Pehil, Ariz., Rosemary Larsen of St. Jordan, Utah, Maxine, Pauline, Wendy, Jean Ann, Penny, Peggy Litton of Aurora and Deidra Parish of Alabama; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch, P.O. Box 1890 Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001.

Russell E. Loesch, 81, Rifle, died April 29, 2010.

Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Rifle Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Shelly Bunton and Debra Lyells, both of Rifle.

Christine “Christie” Jane-Reece-Shontze, 62, Grand Junction, died May 1, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Private family services are taking place.

Survivors include her husband, Alan; one daughter, Lynn Sherwood of Jackson, Wyo.; father, Arville J. Watts of Grand Junction; two brothers, Karl Gary Watts of Whitewater and Richard Kent Watts of Salt Lake City, Utah; one sister, Monna Folsom of Vancouver, Wash.; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions to


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