Sunday, January 29, 2023

Betty J. Rodgers August 23, 1926 - January 22, 2023 “My Gigi”, “My Auntie B”, “My Aunt Betty”, and “Mom”; Betty J. Rodgers passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the age of 96. Growing up in Grand Junction, Betty was able to have her family of three children, Rhandy, Rhonda, and Brent li…

Raymond Brown Jr. October 23, 1976 - January 19, 2023 Raymond Rowland Brown Jr. 46, left us unexpectedly on January 19th, 2023, the result of a tragic work accident while working in Utah. He is survived by his wife Melissa Anne Brown; and son, Benjamin Riley Brown, of Palisade, CO. He is als…

Arliss Ione Beach March 9, 1929 - January 26, 2023 Arliss Ione Beach, “Gran and GG affectionately known to her grandchildren and great grandchildren”, 93, passed away peacefully at HopeWest Hospice on January 26, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Arliss is preceded in death by her husban…

Robert Lewis King September 13, 1932 - January 18, 2023 Robert “Bob” King, 90, a longtime resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away at his residence on January 18, 2023. He was born on September 13, 1932, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Richard and Valrea King. Robert was preceded in death b…

Friday, January 27, 2023

Kathleen L Busking September 21, 1945 - January 18, 2023 Kathleen L. Busking, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully at her home on January 18, 2023. She was 77 years of age. Kathy was born on September 21, 1945 in Roggen, Colorado to Lonnie and Bertha Dy…

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Charles Cassell June 28, 1925 - January 15, 2023 Uncle Bob left us wonderful memories: his love of cars (Fords, of course!), his attention to details (hanging the Christmas lights exactly the same distance apart on the trees), his love of the same breakfast foods every day (oatmeal, banana, …

Charlene Frances Richards August 30, 1939 - January 18, 2023 Charlene Frances Richards 83, passed away at her home on January 18, 2023. Charlene was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado on August 30, 1939 to Charles and Clarissa Ficklin. Charlene graduated from Grand Junct…

Shirley Phillips Ela July 15, 1924 - January 18, 2023 Shirley Phillips Ela passed away at age 98 on January 18, 2023. She passed away in a sunny room of her own home overlooking the orchards, surrounded by family and in the tender, thoughtful care of HopeWest Hospice. She was born July 15, 1…

Sherrill Lizer February 2, 1941 - December 5, 2022 Sherrill Lizer, 81, of Pueblo West, passed away peacefully at her home on December 5, 2022. Memorial Service, 3:00pm, Friday, January 27, 2023, Romero Family Funeral Home. Service may be viewed through Live stream on Facebook and YouTube at …

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Frank Oaks Van Horn April 16, 1926 - January 8, 2023 Frank Van Horn, 96, passed away on January 8, 2023, at Kingdom Care in Fulton, Missouri. Frank was born on April 16, 1926 in Grand Junction, Colorado, the son of Oertel and Alta Van Horn. Although Frank dropped out of high school at age 16…

Mary Lee Flower July 2, 1927 - January 8, 2023 Mary Lee Flower, age 95, passed away in Pagosa Springs, CO on January 8, 2023. She was born July 2, 1927 in Fargo ND to Henry A. and Louise Lee Paulson. In 1948 she married Lawrence Maroney Flower of Denver, CO. A graduate of the University of C…

John Krizman January 2, 1929 - January 5, 2023 John Krizman, Jr. was born on January 2, 1929, to John Krizman, Sr. and Mary (Selan) Krizman of Grand Junction. He passed away peacefully on January 5, 2023, at the age of 94! John is preceded in death by Ruth, his wife of 64 years. John grew up…

Frances J. Pfalzgraff March 9, 1951 - January 9, 2023 With heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of Frances Joanne Pfalzgraff, 71, on January 9, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction. Frances was born March 9, 1951, in Denver, Colorado to the late Charles and Patricia Pfalzgr…

Donald Raymond Coatney September 14, 1935 - December 10, 2022 Donald Raymond Coatney passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Junction, Colorado surrounded by his loved ones on December 10, 2022. Don was born to Archie Coatney and Nancy Heizer Coatney in Winnemucca, Nevada. Don spent much…

Patricia Caldwell September 6, 1941 - January 2, 2023 Patricia ‘Patsy” Ann Caldwell, 81 of Littleton Colorado, passed away January 2, 2023. Patsy was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and married James “Jim” Caldwell in 1964. They had 2 children, Doug and Dawn. Patsy was passionate about bowl…

William H. Kain July 3, 1947 - December 11, 2022 William (Bill) Kain was born in York, Pennsylvania to William and Emily Kain. His childhood was one of extended family love, playing the clarinet in the school band, and traveling with his parents. Bill graduated from William Penn Senior High …

Myrlis Fowler Mackley October 13, 1927 - January 19, 2023 Myrlis was born to the Rev. George Fowler and Marie Vognsen Fowler in Huntley, Minnesota. She attended many schools, transferring from a school in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Grand Junction High School; graduating in 1945. She was employe…

James Kent Johns February 8, 1941 - December 21, 2022 James Kent Johns, 81, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, on December 21, 2022. Jimmy was born February 8, 1941, in Grand Junction to parents, Joseph H. and Iris Johns, the youngest of four children. He graduat…

Richard “Rich” William Brown January 16, 1952 - January 6, 2023 Richard “Rich” William Brown passed away January 6, 2023, just shy of his 71st birthday at the Hopewest Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, after a long battle with cancer. Rich was born at St. Mary’s hospital January 16, 1…

Friday, January 20, 2023

Flora Marie Parkerson August 17, 1929 - January 15, 2023 Flora M Rupe-Parkerson, passed away at Hope West Hospice on Sunday, January 15, 2023. She was 93 years old. She was born on August 17, 1929 in Ottawa, Kansas to George and Irene Rupe. Her family moved to Colorado, when she was young. S…

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Jonathan Parra July 10, 1996 - January 12, 2023 Jonathan Parra was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on July 10, 1996. Jonathan spent most of his childhood living in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. He then returned to Grand Junction, Colorado where he met and married his wife Avilene Parra on Ma…

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Irving “Ike” K. Berry January 18, 1932 - January 3, 2023 Tuesday, January 3, 2023, Ike Berry’s prayer to go home was answered. He died peacefully at home near his loving wife, Gail. On January 18, 1932, Ike was born at home to Charles and Nina Berry in Cimarron, Colorado. He grew up on the f…

Gaydra Lea McCallister December 9, 1946 - January 12, 2023 Gaydra Lea McCallister, age 76, passed away on January 12, 2023 after her battle with a rare blood disorder. Gaydra was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on December 9, 1946 to Alvin Loyd and Sheila Winward White. As a senior in high …

Margaret Holman October 2, 1945 - January 1, 2023 Margaret Holman passed away on January 1, 2023, after surgery on her brain to remove a tumor. She contacted Covid-19 in the hospital which led to her death. She passed away peacefully in her husband’s arms at HopeWest. A memorial service will…

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Seth Edward Tiefenback August, 03, 1980 - Decemner 6, 2022 Seth Edward Tiefenback passed away December 6, 2022 in Grand Junction. Seth was born in Provo, Utah August 3, 1980 to William and Barbara Tiefenback. Seth is survived by his parents; his wife, Amy; her children and grandchildren; his…

Helena Ross June 18, 1931 - January 1, 2023 Helena Marie Hall-Ross passed away on the morning of January 1, 2023. She was lovingly surrounded by her family, including her favorite grand dog, Bella. She was 91 years old. Helena was born in South Mound, Kansas on June 18, 1931 to Roderick and …

Mary Lorraine Jackson November 12, 1933 - December 18, 2022 Mary Lorraine Jackson passed away peacefully, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side, on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Hope West Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Lorraine was 89 years old. A Memorial Service will be hel…

Pauline Rae (Jones) Tipping December 18, 1940 - December 11, 2022 Pauline Rae (Jones) Tipping, 81, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Pauline was born to Samuel Raymond Jones and Arline Darling (Randle) Jones on December 18, 1940, in Montezuma, Iowa. She w…

Stanely Vaughn May, Sr. July 15, 1934 - January 1, 2023 The family of Stanely Vaughn May, Sr, age 88, is very sad to announce his death on January 1, 2023 Stanley was the second of four sons. He was born on July 15, 1934, to Orrit Paul (Jimmy) May and LaVina E. (Sissy) May in Lamar, Colorado…

Rena Ann Hoefling May 13, 1949 - December 30, 2022 Rena Ann (Renfrow) Hoefling was born in Delta, Colorado on May 13, 1949 to loving parents, Mel and Jackie Renfrow, and passed away peacefully at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, on December 30, 2022. Prior to ret…

Wilma Lee Camren February 9, 1931 - December 31, 2022 Wilma Lee Camren, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away December 31, 2022, at the age of 91. Wilma was born on February 9, 1931, to Lela and Russell Wright of Latham, Kansas. Wilma met Ray Camren in Salina, Kansas, when he was in the m…

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Randall R. Hicks August 29, 1953 - December 27, 2022 Randall “Randy” Hicks passed away surrounded by those he loved on December 27, 2022. He was born August 29, 1953 to Gene and Geneva Hicks in Grand Junction, Colorado. Randy attended Grand Junction High School where he met and later married…

Friday, January 13, 2023

Debra Ann Wimer- Cosentino April 26, 1964 - October 30, 2022 Debra Ann Cosentino passed away on October 30, 2022 at Amara Hospice Facility in Edinburg, Texas after a 3 year battle with cancer. She was 58 years old. Debra is survived by her husband, Jim Cosentino of McAllen, Texas; parents, M…

Claudia Jean Condit June 26, 1948 - January 09, 2023 Claudia Jean Condit, age 74, died on January 9, 2023. Claudia was born June 26, 1948 in California. She was the daughter of the late Claude and Rhea Davis. She graduated from Carbondale High School and got married to her husband Ron in 196…

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Twyla Junell Martin May 3, 1937 - January 4, 2023 Twyla Junell (Melton) Martin, 85 of Argos, Indiana passed away on January 4, 2023 at 11:09 a.m. at Saint Joseph Health System, Plymouth, Indiana following a sudden illness. Born on May 3, 1937, in Beloit, Kansas, she was born to Sterling P. M…

Peter Paul Kamysz June 1, 1929 - November 28, 2022 Peter P. Kamysz, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully in his Grand Junction home on November 28, 2022. Peter was born in Lancaster, New York, four months shy of the 1929 stock market crash. A proud Marine Corporal who served during the late 1940s…

Carolyn Sue Harrison February 19, 1939 - January 2, 2023 Carolyn Sue Harrison was born February 19, 1939 and passed away peacefully on January 2, 2023. Carolyn, who went by her middle name “Sue”, was born and raised in Oklahoma but moved to Colorado for her first teaching job, because she lo…

Thomas D. Graves July 21, 1936 - January 5, 2023 Dr. Thomas (Tom) Dayle Graves was called to Christ on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at the age of 86. He was born in Concordia Kansas on July 21, 1936 to Byron and Hazel Graves. His father owned and ran a variety of retail stores that took the f…

Jack C. McBride May 24, 1932 - January 3, 2023 Jack was born in Durango, Colorado on May 24, 1932 to Ed and Izola McBride. He passed away on January 3, 2023 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Jack married Lila Robbins on November 22, 1950 they celebrated 50 years of marriage until her passing in 2…

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Joseph Elder Williams November 12, 1949 - December 23, 2022 Joe Williams was born November 12, 1949, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Joseph W. and Elsetta (Herring) Williams. Joe’s only sibling, James Williams, was born the following year. Joe graduated from North High School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1…

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Suzanne E. Williams October 5, 1950 - December 6, 2022 Suzanne Elizabeth Sinclair was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 5, 1950. Her father, Joseph Treble Sinclair Jr, was a WWII naval officer and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the fourth highest military decoration for valor and cour…

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Leroy “Roy” Franklin Jones January 15, 1927 - December 18, 2022 Roy F. Jones of Grand Junction passed away December 18, 2022 at the age of 95. Roy was born January 15, 1927 to Frank and Mildred Jones of Inglewood, California. In January of 1945, he cut his senior year short to join the Navy.…

Glenn Ronald Legg October 9, 1932 - December 10, 2022 Ron Legg, aka Wrangler Ron, age 90, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away on December 10, 2022. He was the only son of Glenn & Genevieve Legg. He was born in Sigourney, Iowa on August 9, 1932, he moved to San Diego, California shor…

Friday, January 06, 2023

Shelly Lee Ortego November 24, 1961 - December 11, 2022 On December 11, 2022 our beloved Shelly passed away, she was 61. Shelly Culmer Ortego graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1979. She resided for many years in Fruita and spent the remainder of her life in Grand Junction with her…

Kenneth Smilie September 8, 1945 - December 21, 2022 The friends and family of Kenneth Bruce Smilie are sad to announce his death on December 21, 2022. Ken was born in the immediate wake of World War II at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Aurora Colorado on September 8, 1945. He was the son of a…

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Maida A. Garcia July 3, 1941 - December 24, 2022 Maida A. Garcia passed away at the Ferris HopeWest Care Center on December 24, 2022 at the age of 81 years old. Maida was born on July 3, 1941, in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, to Eloy Cordova and Emelina Martinez. She spent her childhood in Taos, …

David S. Hutchinson December 1, 1953 - December 27, 2022 David Scott Hutchinson was born on December 1, 1953 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction, Colorado to Elmer Merle and Hildreth Aloise (Story) Hutchinson. Dave grew up in Paonia and Paradox, Colorado, where he enjoyed spending time ou…

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

William James Chinn June 7, 1925 - December 22, 2022 William James Chinn, of Grand Junction, went home to be with his Lord on December 22, 2022. He was 97 years old. William was born and raised in Fruita, Colorado. He graduated from Fruita Union High School in 1943. When WWII broke out, he j…

Diane Gigliotti August 26, 1951 - December 30, 2022 Diane Gigliotti of Grand Junction passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, while being cared for at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She had been ill for the past year but continued fighting until the end. Diane was born in Bridg…

Christine (Chris) Ellen Corwin March 7, 1940 - December 15, 2022 Christine (Chris) Ellen Corwin, age 82 died 15th December, 2022, born on March 7th, 1940, in Rifle, Colorado to Oliver Henry Michelsen and Lovena Mae Ryden Michelsen. Chris was the first of 4 children. Brother, Jimmy Michelsen …