Death Notices, Nov. 10, 2010

Allan “Tom” Aldridge, 79, Grand Junction, died Nov. 8, 2010, at Hospice Care Center.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ollinger Crown Hill Mortuary in Wheat Ridge. Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial and a reception will follow.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; three sons, Bruce of Bailey, David of Silverthorne and Mike of Russell, Kan.; two daughters, Kathy Espinosa of Gadsden, Ala., and Sharon Parker of Lakewood; one brother, Louis of Denver; one sister, Bernice Bright of Littleton; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Sherell Faye Bailey, 65, Austin, died Nov. 2, 2010, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. Services will be at a later date.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Snellbaker; four sons, Blake, Damon, Zane and Dean Wagler; two sisters, Jan Baxter and Karla Fosberg; and 15 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bailey’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

John Buelow, 76, Grand Junction, died Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m.  Nov. 17 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Buelow was a contract administrator for Lockheed Martin Aerospace.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; and one son, David of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Unit B, Grand Junction 81506, or the Museum of Western Colorado, 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction 81501.

Former longtime Delta County resident Dean Chapman, 89, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Silverado Hospice Care Center in Kingwood, Texas.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Taylor Funeral Home in Hotchkiss. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia.

Survivors include his wife, Leona; one son, Cordell of Crosby, Texas; one sister, Marge Springer of Grand Junction; and one grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9221, in care of June Balster, 20645 Del Ray Drive, Eckert 81418, or the Cedaredge Senior Program, P.O. Box 107, Cedaredge 81413.

Ronald Lewis “Red” Hughes, 75, Paonia, died Nov. 7, 2010, at his home.

No services are planned at this time.

Survivors include his companion, Pat Gallob of Paonia; three sons, Brian of San Jose, Calif., Bill of Paonia and Pat of Grand Junction; two sisters, Evelyn Hickox of Colorado Springs and Jean E. Tucker of Paonia; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 44279, Denver 80201, or the North Fork Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss 81419.

Rita M. Hummel, 84, Clifton, died Nov. 6, 2010, at Hospice Care Center.

No services are planned.

Ms. Hummel was a medical secretary.

Survivors include one son, Jeffrey R. of Wheatland, Wyo.; two daughters, Kirsten M. Hummel of Palisade and Rita A. Stephens of Sheridan, Wyo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Marion K. “Slim” Leach, 86, Grand Junction, died Nov. 6, 2010, at his home.

Private services will be at a later date.

Mr. Leach was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Mary A.; three sons, Silas Leach of Las Vegas, David E. Muench of Centennial and Timothy P. Muench of Lakewood; four daughters, Deanna S. Durant of Colorado Springs, Denise L. Frick and Traci L. Scott, both of Aurora, and Davida J. Nelson of Arvada; two sisters, Della Hayward of Parks, Neb., and Lou Smalley of Englewood; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 3320 D 1/2 Road, Clifton 81520.

Harry James McCullough Jr., 85, Hotchkiss, died Nov. 5, 2010, at his home.

No services are planned.

Survivors include Regina Jaramillo of Crawford; and one stepdaughter, Roberta Garcia of Crawford.

Memorial contributions to Veterans Affairs.

Leoma Worthington Rambo, 92, Grand Junction, died Nov. 8, 2009, at Family Health West.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Rambo was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Garlitz of Grand Junction; two sisters, Lala Heeren of Palisade and Emmie Worthington of Canon City.

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

Edgar K. Simmons, 81, Grand Junction, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be in Hobart, N.Y.

Mr. Simmons was a service engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; two daughters, Nancy Simmons Holloway of Wiggins and Linda Hull of Cooperstown, N.Y.; three sisters, Winifred August of Florida, Eleanor Pickett of Limon and Edith Weatherby of California; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Sinforosa “Rose” Valdez, 83, Montrose, died Nov. 8, 2010.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Service chapel in Delta.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crossroads Victory Church in Montrose.

Burial will follow at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.

Survivors include nine sons, Frank and John of Grand Junction; Tom and Eddie of Delta, Roger of Olathe, Virgil of Montrose, Albert and Leonard of Colorado Springs; Ben of Denver; three daughters, Marta Chapman of Montrose, Ruth Gallegos of Delta, and Mary Jane Gay of Grand Junction; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Virgil Valdez, 12558 6495 Road, Montrose 81401.



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