Death Notices, March 27, 2013

Susan Alexander, 72, Whitewater, died March 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

No services are planned.

Survivors include her husband, Glen; two brothers, Dick Scheffield of Fort Gibson, Okla., and Don Scheffield of Grand Junction; and three sisters, Elaine Henderson of Fort Gibson, Ann Wilks of Oktaha, Okla., and Betty McCollom of Edmond, Okla.

Memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., or Baptist Children’s Home, 16301 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73170.

Geraldine Emma “Geri” Avre, 83, Delta, died March 21, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three sons, Mike and Steve, both of Delta, and Rich of Suisun City, Calif.; one daughter, Sue of Delta; one brother, Duane of Sun River, Ore.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret “June” Bell, 97, Grand Junction, died March 24, 2013, at Mesa Manor Care Center.

Private services will be held.

Survivors include sons Donald L. of Grand Junction and Clarence L. of Williston, S.C.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Susan Elaine Benge, 69, Hotchkiss, died March 23, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, two daughters, Tracy Stearnberg of San Diego and Chris Allyn of Westminter, one son, Ted Chinn of California, one stepdaughter, Jeanni Hobbs of Salt Lake City, one stepson, Mark of Oregon, eight grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.

■  Former Grand Junction resident George J. Bibeau, 71, Topock, Ariz., died March 13, 2013, at his home.

Cremation will take place.

Mr. Bibeau was a retired mechanic.

Survivors include wife Bonita, two sons, Mike and Steve, one sister, Mikki Bibeau Sievers, and two grandchildren.

■  Hubert Dean “Butch” Butcher, 78, Grand Junction, died March 24, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two brothers, Dan L. of Albuquerque, N.M. and Buford L. of Grand Junction; and one sister, Marquita Lines of Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Western Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road, Grand Junction 81503.

■  Patty A. Cleek, 57, Silt, died March 23, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Private services will be held.

Mrs. Cleek was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Warren A.; two daughters, April Christiansen of Round Rock, Texas, and Amber Mellick of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Bob Harris of Grand Junction and Butch Harris of Fort Collins; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Baby Jason’s Heart Journey, in care of Bank of the West, attention Brenda Girodo, 1211 N. Seventh St., Grand Junction 81501.

■  Arthur Logan Gilbert, 91, Grand Junction, died March 22, 2013, at Sunrise Trauma Center in Las Vegas.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. April 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 3 p.m. April 7 at First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Gilbert was a contractor.

Survivors include two sons, Millard of Grand Junction and Harold of Blowing Rock, N.C.; one daughter, Ruth M. Ripple of Grand Junction; and one sister, Maryleah Chavies of Grand Junction.

Mildred B. Hamilton, 88, Hotchkiss, died March 22, 2013, at her home.

Services for Ms. Hamilton and her son, Richard, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cedaredge Assembly of God Church. Burial will be Wednesday at Cedaredge Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet Quinn, two brothers John Ray Burritt and Bob Burritt; and one grandson.

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

■  Alfred Allen Nation II, 33, Grand Junction, died March 25, 2013, at his residence.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Nation worked in the oil industry.

Survivors include wife Lindsey E.; sons David, Joseph, Isaiah, and Danny, all of Grand Junction; daughters Jazmari and Brianna, both of Grand Junction; mother Patricia of Grand Junction; and sisters Cinnamon and Carrie Pell, both of Grand Junction.

Joseph E. Puckett, 78, Olathe, died March 25, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Services will take place in South Dakota.

Survivors include wife Barbara, two sons, Sam of Olathe and Todd of Grand Junction, two daughters, Michele Praytor of Grand Junction and Mary Mazza of Montrose, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Alma Evelyn Rogers, 86, Grand Junction, died March 24, 2013, at her home.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include one son, Alan C. of Grand Junction, one daughter, Beth Rogers of Erie; and three grandchildren.

■  Norma Irene Schade, 87, Grand Junction, died March 22, 2013, at Hospice Care Center.

Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, Kermit C.; two sons, Stephen R. Pratt of Rapid City, S.D. and Jeffrey R. Pratt of San Diego; one daughter, Pamela M. Baumgartle of Grand Junction; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

■  Elouise Grace Sparks, 89, Fruita, died March 26, 2013, at Family Health West.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.

Survivors include three sons, Clint, Tom, and Doug; two brothers, William Bryan and Clinton Bryan; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Family Health West, 228 N. Cherry St., Fruita 81521.

Richard Lee Young, 45, Grand Junction, died March 23, 2013, at his home.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Leslie, one son, Bryce, his father, Donald, and sisters Tanya Portlock and Crystal Ross.



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