Deaths, May 9, 2013
■ Kenneth C. Dunn, 74, died Jan. 12, 2013, in Lake Charles, La.
A celebration of life will be 11:30 a.m. May 25 at the Hotchkiss Senior Center.
Mr. Dunn was an aircraft maintenance engineer.
He is survived by his wife Susan Booth; two brothers, Kay E. of Price, Utah, and Emmitt E. of Olathe; two sisters, Bernita A. Dove of Grand Junction and Betty M. Klasien of Crawford; and five step-grandchildren.
■ Jean Marie Francis, 82, died April 4, 2013, in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Services will be at 1 p.m. May 26 at Redlands Community Center.
She is survived by two sons, Larry and Mark; and three daughters, Jackie Hancock, Bobbi Ingalsbe and Mary Alexander.
■ Vera “Darlene” Gehrett, 90, Grand Junction, died May 4, 2013, at Larchwood Inns.
Services will be at is 3 p.m. Friday at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.
She is survived by two sons, Larry of Bakersfield, Calif., and Ray of Grand Junction; one sister, Donna Oskarson of Wiggins; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Mountain States Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1097, Longmont 80502.
■ Sharon Hoffman-Cole, 70, Fruita, died May 5, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.
Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Survivors include one son, Matthew Hoffman of Fruita; three daughters, Brenda McCormick of Monroe, Mich., Rhonda Hughes of Fruita and Letha Leann Hoffman of Grand Junction; two brothers, Walter Cole of Sun City, Ariz., and Delbert Cole of Aurora; one sister, Letha Gies of Commerce, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506, or St. Mary’s Hospital Oncology Unit, 2635 N. Seventh St. Grand Junction 81501.