Death Notices, Dec. 25, 2013

Melody Lucille Grice, 65, Grand Junction, died Dec. 18, 2013.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church in Aurora.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to http://www.PHassociation.org.

Mattie Mae Johnson, 94, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Ms. Johnson was a bookkeeper.

She is survived by one son, James E. McLeod of Merritt Island, Fla.; one daughter, Janice Olson of Grand Junction; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Kellerby, 87, Palisade, died Dec. 23, 2013, at her home.

A private family service will be held.

She is survived by one son, James of Clifton; one daughter, Gail Campbell of Palisade; one sister, Carol Selan of Denver; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mary Dominguez Ledesma, 94, Grand Junction, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Larchwood Inns.

A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday with services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta. Burial to follow at Mesa View Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Irene D. Ledesma of Grand Junction; one sister, Daisy D. Rodarte of Brighton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction 81506; or to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 628 Meeker St., Delta 81416.

Raymond A. Lehmann, 65, Clifton, died Dec. 21, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Mr. Lehmann is survived by one stepson, Shane Mussetter of Montana; five brothers, “Butch” Thomas Spears of Las Vegas, Orville R. Lehmann of Grand Junction, Michael Lehmann of Bakersfield, Calif., Kris Lehmann of Edwardsville, Ill., and David Lehmann of Fruita; and one sister, Anna M.E. Hiykel of Omaha, Neb.

Charles “Chuck” Piffer, 92, Grand Junction, died Dec. 22, 2013.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church, 1855 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Mr. Piffer is survived by his wife, Glenda L. Piffer; three sons, Duane Piffer of Redstone, Richard Piffer of Carbondale and Daniel McDonald of New Castle; two daughters, Barbara Pence of Parachute and Cindy Stewart of Denver; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Verle Schnell, 92, Grand Junction, died Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence.

Services are pending in January with Martin Mortuary.

Ms. Schnell was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Leroy, Max Devon and Daniel George, all of Grand Junction; one daughter, Janice Elaine Schnell of Grand Junction; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard Stenmark, 82, Grand Junction, died Dec. 23, 2013, in Grand Junction.

Services are pending with Martin Mortuary.

Mr. Stenmark was a National Park Service ranger.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; three daughters, Kristen Baker of Temecula, Calif., Karina Simmers of Anchorage, Alaska, and Maren Stenmark of Fall City, Wash.; three sisters, Coral Loy of Victoria, Canada, Linda Stenmark of Mexico, and Thelma Perkin of Denver; and four grandchildren.

Robert Donald “Don” Torline, 82, Grand Junction, died Dec. 21, 2013 at his home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Stratton.

He is survived by his wife Frances; one son, Charles of Grand Junction; four daughters, Carolyn Ryman of Lone Tree, Donna Ripperda of Littleton, Mary Shilling of Denver and Julie Velvin of Castle Rock; one brother, Larry of Lakewood; and nine grandchildren.

Milo Vig, 77, Grand Junction, died Dec. 21, 2013, in Grand Junction.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Clifton Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Timothy of Burley, Idaho, and Kevin of Grand Junction; one daughter, Tammy Goletz of Grand Junction; three brothers, Jerry of Whitewater, Virgil of Whittier, Calif., and Phalen of Williston; one sister, Alteen Mortensen of Williston; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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