Death Notices, Nov. 15, 2011

Socorro Barraza-Sotelo, 74, Fruita, died Nov. 9, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita, with interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.

Survivors include his wife Edumenia Barraza; three sons, Arnoldo Barraza of Magna, Utah, and Lenol Barraza and Raul Barraza, both of Chihuaua, Mexico; one daughter, Connie Games of Magna;  one brother, Francisco Barraza of Albuquerque, N.M.; 43 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Patricia “Pat” A. Belgard, 67, Grand Junction, died Nov. 9, 2011, at her home.

Ms. Belgard was a real estate agent.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Horizon Four Square Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Smith of Grand Junction and Desi Belgard-Martinez of Palisade; her mother, Ouida Boyles of Grand Junction; five brothers, Harold Boyles of Kansas, David Boyles of Tasmania, Australia, Ron Boyles of Flagstaff, Ariz., Don Boyles of Grand Junction and Alan Boyles of Montrose; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Evelyn Jane Francese, 80, Grand Junction, died Nov. 9, 2011, at Hospice Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta. Inurnment will follow at Delta City Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Ed of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Frank of Grand Junction and Joe of Naples, Fla.; one daughter, Jane Francese of Grand Junction; one sister, Wilma Erven of Delta; and six grandchildren.

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

Dorothy Fulfs, 95, Grand Junction, died Nov. 13, 2011, at Mesa Manor.

Ms. Fulfs was a retired school teacher.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cedaredge Cemetery.

Richard “Tio Ben” Lobato, 76, Grand Junction, died Nov. 11, 2011, at his home.

Mr. Lobato was a landscaper.

A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Richard A. Lobato of Grand Junction and Marshal Chavez of Durango; three daughters, Bennie Lobato of Durango and Georgette Garcia and Ylene Lobato-Castro, both of Grand Junction; two sisters, Mary Garcia of Durango and Mary Helen Leisure of Twin Falls, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Maxine P. Ochoa, 83, Grand Junction, died Nov. 12, 2011, at her home.

Mrs. Ochoa was a homemaker.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, with a rosary to be said at 7 p.m. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Joe A.; one son, Lynn G. Schmidt of Cilfton; two daughters, Vicki A. Schmidt and Darla J. Ochoa, both of Grand Junction; two brothers, Larry Boothe and Elbie Boothe, both of Grand Junction; four sisters, Marian Smith of Reno, Nev., Barbara Cate of Mina, Nev., Judy Peterson of Grand Junction and Lela Bradley of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, second Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814; Alpine Hospice, 2764 Compass Drive, Grand Junction 81506; Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St., Grand Junction 81501; or Alzheimer’s Association, 2232 N. Seventh St., Suite B1, Grand Junction 81501.

Genita K. Perkins, 57, Fruita, died Nov. 11, 2011. Services will be private.

Ms. Perkins was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Rudy Levi Bevan of Grand Junction and Zak Perkins and Jeremy Kline, both of Craig; one daughter, Tess Bevan-Metzker of Fruita; one brother, Gary Kline of Craig; and 10 grandchildren.

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


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