Obituaries |


Frank Tucker, 64, died after a long and valiant battle with cancer on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at his home in Montrose surrounded by his wife, Debbie; their three daughters, Whitney, Morgan and Sloan Tucker; and his sister Judy (Glenn) Brice, of Grand Junction.

A private family vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Montrose Valley Funeral Home chapel.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Montrose.

A visitation to remember Frank will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

A final funeral service in honor of Frank will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction. Interment at Memorial Gardens in Grand Junction will follow Sunday’s service.

Michael Wesley Kilker passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in the Kealakekua Bay off the shore of Kona, Hawaii. Mike and a friend had rented a boat for the day and went out into the bay where they enjoyed a day of fishing, swimming and scuba diving. At the end of the day, Mike had a heart attack and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michael was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Kremmling, to Ralph and Helen Kilker. He eventually made his way to Glenwood Springs, where he raised his only child. His love of the ocean led him to Kona, Hawaii, and his last day was spent doing everything that drew him to the Pacific.

He is survived by son Will (Nicole) Kilker of Centreville, Va., as well as many friends and family members in Colorado, Hawaii and Virginia.

Services will be held in Glenwood Springs this spring/early summer.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Tracy McLain will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Basalt Middle School auditorium.

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