Death Notices, June 12, 2014
■ Beverly Ann Bates, 70, Grand Junction, died June 11, 2014, in Grand Junction.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Life Church.
Mrs. Bates loved to share her love.
Survivors include her husband, Wendell; two sons, James of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Roy of Fruita; one daughter, Jane Nelson of Fruita; two sisters, Janice Tucker of Bayfield and Mary Jane Via of Mesquite, Nevada; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction 81506.
■ Cheryl Lynne Burch, 52, Paonia, died June 8, 2014, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Eckert Presbyterian Church in Eckert.
Survivors include her husband, Chuck; her parents, Jim and Carol Vela of Eckert; one brother, J.L. Vela of Eckert; one sister, Cindy Tattershall of Fruita; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to an educational fund for her two grandchildren at any Montrose Bank Center or the North Fork Bank Center.
■ Lawrence “Smoky” G. Butschle, 79, Grand Junction, died June 7, 2014, at Mantey Heights.
Mr. Butschle was a truck driver.
Survivors include four daughters, Cecila, Martha, Kathrine and Sarah; and one brother, Vincent.
■ Imogene “Jean” Walker Lewis, 89, Grand Junction, died June 9, 2014, in Montrose.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Old King James Bible Baptist Church in Olathe, followed by burial at Olathe Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Ellen of Monte Vista; one sister-in-law, Lois Walker of Gypsum; and two special friends, Leonard Paul and JoAnn Wigner.
■ Leo Verden Nelson, 93, Loma, died June 10, 2014, in Grand Junction.
A service will be at 12 p.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Mr. Nelson was a wheat farmer and cemetery supervisor.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Green of Loma and Kathy Wagoner of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one sister, Georgia Martin of Longdale, Oklahoma; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction 81506, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.