Death notices, Oct. 26, 2011

Bobbie Jack Church, 91, Grand Junction, died Oct. 21, 2011, at Larchwood Inns.

Visitation will from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Martin Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel.

Survivors include his wife, LaDonna; one son, Michael of Kansas; one daughter, Laura Eckes of Flower Mound, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

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

Richard Herman Ewing, 84, Whitewater, died Oct. 24, 2011, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Ewing was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J.; five sons, Ken of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Mickey of Juneau, Alaska, Kevin of Delta Junction, Alaska, Brian of Juneau, Dusty of Castle Rock; two daughters, Linnea Ricciardi of Larned, Kan., and Mindy Bergman of Silt; two brothers, Robert of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Dan of Houston; two sisters, Esther Nouwens of Port Orford, Ore., and Loretta Ham of Kent, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Louis A. Grasso Sr., 101, Grand Junction, died Oct. 24, 2011, at Larchwood Inns.

A Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Grasso was a stone mason.

Survivors include one son, Al of Grand Junction; one daughter, Marie Guerrie of Westminster; one sister, Edith LiGrani of Higley, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions to Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, 245 S. First St., Grand Junction, CO 81501.

Paul Pershing Leasure, 92, Grand Junction, died Oct. 24, 2011, in Grand Junction.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial will take place at Palisade Municipal Cemetery.

Mr. Leasure was a pastor and a printer.

Survivors include four sons, Lauren Paul of Grand Junction, Timothy Lee of Palisade, Randall Mark of Monument, and David Martin of Canyonville, Ore.; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Vicente Lima-Leon, 29, Grand Junction, died Oct. 22, 2011, near De Beque.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Lima-Leon worked in the oil industry.

Survivors include his wife Ruby E.; three sons, Israel Gabriel Vicente Lima, Julian Adan Lima, and Angel Ruben Lima, all of Grand Junction; his parents, Vicente Lima-Castillo and Maria Del Rosario Leon De Lima of Grand Junction; three brothers, Jose Villa Leon and Rafael Lima-Leon, both of Mexico, and Antonio Lima-Leon of Grand Junction; and five sisters, Evangelina Villa Leon of Mexico, and Cecilia Villa Leon, Rosalva Villa Leon, Luz Veronica Villa Leon, and Reyna Nohemi Leon, all of Las Vegas.

Robert “Bob” Schiller, 85, Olathe, died Oct. 22, 2011, at Montrose Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montrose, followed by services at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Olathe Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Clark of St. George, Utah and Cody of Montrose; three daughters, Rhonda Bates of Montrose, Kibbie Ward of Crawford, and Shauna Brady of Spanish Fork, Utah.

Charles Leroy Winston, 85, Berthoud, died Oct. 17, 2011, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at Berthoud Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine; one son, Francis of Crawford; one daughter, Susan E. Winston of Long Beach, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Sharon Tseu of Sterling; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO, 81416; or First United Methodist Church of Berthoud, P.O. Box 506, Berthoud 80513.


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