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Death Notices: March 15, 2012

George D. Bang, 85, of Grand Junction died March 15 at Hospice Care Center.

Service planned for later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters Kim and Lori, one brother, and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Patricia Mae Foster, 68, of Palisade died March 13 at Mesa Manor Care Center.

Private family service planned for later date.

Survivors include four sisters.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Leonard "Papa Smurf" Valenzuela Jr., 57, of Grand Junction died March 13 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Service planned for later date.

Survivors include spouse Larry, one son, two daughters, mother Suzanne, three sisters, and 12 grandchildren.

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Randy Jay Abbott, 59, of Grand Junction died March 12 at home.

Service is planned for a later date in Middleton, Ind.

Survivors include wife Gina, five sons, two daughters, one brother, two sisters, and three grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Audrey Caroline Jones, 83, of Grand Junction died March 12 at home.

Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include husband Chet, two sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Joe Kenton Hajek, 60, of Grand Junction died March 11 at Community Hospital.

Gathering of family and friends is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at 593 Briarwood Lane.

Survivors include two brothers, Bill and Ray.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Marybelle Bertuzzi, 89, of Grand Junction died March 10 at Family Health West in Fruita.

Service was held March 15.

Survivors include husband Santo, two sons, one daughter, two sisters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Dr. Paul Alfred Chenard, 66, died March 10 in Clifton.

No services are planned at this time.

Survivors include wife Janelle, three sons, two daughters, parents Harvey and Irene Chenard, two brothers, two sisters, and 11 grandchildren.

Services are entrusted to the Palisade Funeral Home of Palisade.

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Daniel Stills II, 70, of Grand Junction died March 10 at home.

No service planned at this time.

Survivors include wife Carole, two daughters, one sister, and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Martin Mortuary.

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Edward Joseph Dwyer, 95, of Grand Junction died March 9 at home.

Private family service is planned.

Survivors include wife Evelyn, two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Frank "Red" Nagy, 94, of Grand Junction died March 9 at Larchwood Inn.

Service was held March 13 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors include sons Gary and Wesley, and two grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Robby Wayne Raney, 41, of Grand Junction died March 9 at home.

Service is 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, at First Baptist Church in Dove Creek, Colo.

Survivors include wife Carla, one son, one daughter, and one brother.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Bette June Thompson, 86, of Grand Junction died March 9 at La Villa Grande Care Center.

Private family service is planned.

Survivors include son Vern, daughter Carol, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Paul J. Nix, 82, of Fruita died March 8 at home.

Service was held March 14 at the LDS Church, 2nd Ward, in Fruita.

Survivors include wife Patsy, three sons, three daughters, one brother, two sisters, and 13 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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James Robert Taylor, 70, of Grand Junction died March 8 at home.

Service was held March 15.

Survivors include wife Mary and daughter Sherry.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Jimmye Royce Hoyt, 60, of Grand Junction died March 7 at home.

Service is pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Survivors include wife Treece, two sons, one brother, three sisters, and four grandchildren.

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Helen Redig, 81, of Grand Junction died March 6.

Service was held March 12 with burial at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Survivors include husband Paul, two sons, two daughters, and three brothers.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Harley W. Terrill Sr., 92, of Grand Junction died March 6 at Hospice Care Center.

Service was held March 13 with burial at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Ruthie, one son, two daughters, one brother, one sister, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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Andrew "Andy" Joseph Schaeffer Jr., 63, of Whitewater died March 5 at the VA Medical Center.

Service was held March 14.

Survivors include wife Marsha, one son, one daughter, mother Estella, and four sisters.

Arrangements by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.


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