■ Joseph A. Bever Jr., 86, Delta, died Feb. 16, 2019, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, at Cedaredge Cemetery in Cedaredge.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; two sons, Victor and Kenny; one daughter, Debbie Straus; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

■ Robert Gene Beverly, 95, Grand Junction, died Feb. 15, 2019, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Services will be at a later date.

He was a mining engineer for Union Carbide.

Survivors include one son, Kent Robert of Grand Junction; one daughter, Becky Beverly of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

■ Carol Jean Garner, 73, Paonia, died Feb. 13, 2019 at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Paonia. Inurnment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, John Robert Gear Jr. of Round Rock, Texas and Michael Gear of Grand Junction; two stepchildren; one sister, Sharon Brackeen of Paonia; five grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Paonia Senior Center, 106 Third St., Paonia, 81428.

■ Patricia A. Gehrig, 79, Grand Junction, died Feb. 17, 2019, in Grand Junction.

Survivors include one son, Ben of Grand Junction; and one grandchild.

■ Daryl Elvin Iacovetto, 77, Eckert, died Feb. 15, 2019, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Services will be at a later date.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; one son, Justin Travis; three daughters, Darylene Iacovetto, Rhonda Wolfe and Selena Nicole Reed; one brother, Gary; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

■ Walter David Johnson, 71, Grand Junction, died Feb. 14, 2019, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

No services are planned.

He was a welder.

Survivors include his wife, Twilla; one son, Ben; one daughter, Terri Glidewell of Rifle; and five grandchildren.

■ Edward M. McElley, 89, Clifton, died Feb. 17, 2019, at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He was the former owner/operator of Eddie's Highway Service of Grand Junction.

Survivors include two sons, Dan of Clifton and John of Palisade; one brother, Bill of Anderson, Missouri; one sister, Shirley Pierce of Lakewood; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, 81506.

■ Elena Jutta Melgoza, 17, died Feb. 16, 2019, at her home.

Rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, in Delta. Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, at the church. Inurnment will follow at the Delta City Cemetery.

She was a senior at Delta High School, interning at Delta Pediatrics.

Survivor include her parents, Ruben and Jutta of Delta; paternal grandmother, Aurora Melgoza of Delta; one brother, Dario of Delta; and two sisters, Alaisa Melgoza of Tecate, Mexico, and Asiala Melgoza of Wiehl, Germany.

Memorial contributions for funeral expenses in care of Taylor Funeral Service, 682 1725 Road, Delta, 81416.

■ Carolyn M. MacPetrie Ogden, 77, Delta, died Feb. 15, 2019, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Rivers Church in Delta. Interment will follow at Mesa View Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jean MacPetrie Ogden of Eckert.

Memorial contributions to Kodiak Baptist Mission, 1944 E. Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, Alaska, 99615.

■ Robert Raff, 94, Grand Junction, died Feb. 16, 2019, at Vineyards Memory Care.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Cross Point Church.

Survivors include his wife, Anita; two sons, Bobby of Cleveland, Tennessee and Jimmy of Grand Junction; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

■ Michael J. Roche, 71, Grand Junction, died Feb. 13, 2019, in Grand Junction.

Private family services will take place at a later date.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Ellen Rose of St. Francis, Kansas.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, 81506.

■ Sylvia Bradshaw Romkee, 90, Clifton, died Feb. 16, 2019, at her home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, in the Martin Mortuary Chapel.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Dale of Grand Junction; seven daughters, Linda Franklin and Diane Montano, both of Grand Junction, Joanna Davis of New Castle, Sandra Hopson of Florida, Bonnie Harbaugh of Palisade, Tammie Sefcovic of Colorado, and Kathy Britton of Denver; three sisters, Lois, Edith and Helen; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, 81506.

■ Victor Thalmann, 89, Grand Junction, died Feb. 13, 2019, in Grand Junction.

Survivors include his wife, Jacquelin; two sons, Douglas of Austin and Randy of Hotchkiss; one brother, Roland of Ottertail, Minnesota; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

■ Betty Van Valkenburgh, 93, Grand Junction, died Feb. 17, 2019, at HopeWest Hospice.

Cremation will take place.

She was a grocery clerk.

Survivors include two sons, Sam of Palisade and Jerry of Arvada; and four grandchildren.

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