Deaths, Oct. 9, 2013

Faye Elizabeth Adams, 83, Lewistown, Mont., died Oct. 4, 2013, at home.

A sunset vigil will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Funeral Home in Grand Junction.

Mrs. Adams was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley W.

Mark Wayne Coats, 56, Delta, died Oct. 6, 2013, at Hillview Care Center in Delta.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Saddle Mountain Fellowship Church in Crawford.

Mr. Coats is survived by parents, Steve and Kathy Coats of Delta; two brothers, Lance of Chandler, Ariz., and Rex of Crawford; and four sisters, Robin Campbell of St. George, Utah, Susan Vincent of Delta, Lisa West of Paonia, and Kimberly “CoCo” James of Casper, Wyo.

Antonio “Tony” Contreras Jr., 90, Grand Junction, died Oct. 5, 2013, at the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

A service will be at 4 p.m. today at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary with a visitation to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial with military honors will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Mr. Contreras worked in school maintenance.

He is survived by three sons, Tony Jr. of Sandy, Utah, Robert of Glendale, Ariz., and Walter of Moab, Utah; three daughters, Lupe Domme of Loveland, Lena Arqhaurdt of Banning, Calif., and Susan Merz of Grand Junction; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Nina Farrington, 87, Grand Junction, died Oct. 6, 2013, at Eagle Ridge Care Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mertzon Cemetery in Mertzon, Texas.

She is survived by one son, Douglas of Grand Junction; one daughter, Margaret Boucher of Grand Junction; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ricky Lopez, 49, Grand Junction, died Sept. 28, 2013, at his home.

Services have been held. A rosary and vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Craig, and a Mass will said at 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Octave Ernest Nicolas, 78, Olathe, died Oct. 4, 2013, at his home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Crippin Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Montrose Christian Church. Interment will follow at Grand View Cemtery, west of Montrose.

He is survived by wife Pat; two sons, Octave Scott and August E., both of Olathe, and one daughter, Kim Peterson of Montrose; one brother, August of Olathe; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose 81402, or a charity of donor’s choice.

Norma Jean Thompson, 81, Delta, died Oct. 7, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Delta. Burial will follow at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.

She is survived by her husband James Thompson Sr. of New Mexico; two sons, Ronnie Brown and James Thompson Jr.; both of Delta; three daughters, Linda Nation and Barbara Myers, both of Grand Junction and Brenda Brown of Delta,; four brothers, Hubert Taylor of Delta, Larry Tabor of Naturita, Leon Tabor of Grand Junction, and Jimmy Tabor of Cedaredge; two sisters, Lois Cribari of Montrose and Mae Riegel of Eckert; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Theodore A. “Ted” Vair, 79, Paonia, died Oct. 5, 2013, at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Bible Center Church in Paonia.

Mr. Vair is survived by his wife Donna; two sons, Carl of Gilpin County and Keith of Westminster; one brother, Jim of Brownsville, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to the Bible Center Church Building Fund, 1117 E. Third St., Paonia 81428.

Donald Lee Welt, 90, Hotchkiss, died Oct. 3, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paonia United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Terry and John, both of Hotchkiss; two sisters, Mary Lou Nielsen and Norma Bays, both of Westminster; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Black Mesa Cattlewomen’s Scholarship Fund.



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