Deaths, May 9, 2014

Harry Earl Buzzard, 66, Fruita, died May 5, 2014, at his home.

Services are pending with Fruita Funeral Home.

Phyllis Lucille Kauffman, 85, Grand Junction, died May 6, 2014, at Aspen Ridge.

Services are pending with Grand Junction Funeral Home.

Dorothy T. Palmer, 93, Fruita, died May 5, 2014, at Family Health West.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.

Ms. Palmer was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, John E. of Delta; two daughters, Billie Jo Cruzan of Albany, Oregon, and Barbara J. Gammill-Williams of Broomfield; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Scott Russell Sparks, 47, Durango, died May 4, 2014, in Durango.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Grand Junction.

Mr. Sparks owned and operated Movies To Go in Durango and worked in sales at One Source Lighting in Grand Junction.

Survivors include one daughter, Hannah Sparks of Durango; his parents, Gene and Lee Sparks; one brother, Jeff Sparks of Grand Junction; two sisters, Kelli Kessell of Grand Junction and Jennifer Carter of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and one grandson.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1425 N. Fifth St., Grand Junction 81501.


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