Citizen Telegram Obituaries: Nicholas “Nick” James Mellon, Norman Lee Herwick & Mary June Comiskey

Nicholas “Nick” James Mellon

Nov. 5, 1991 ~ Aug. 7, 2013

Nicholas “Nick” James Mellon, 21, of Rifle, Colo., flew to heaven on Aug. 7, 2013. Nick was born Nov. 5, 1991, in Two Rivers, Wisc. Nick graduated from Rifle High School and was a current student at Colorado Mountain College.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Untimely death leaves a heartache that is unhealed. But, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Everyone, please love and hug your families “big” every single day, for you never know what tomorrow brings. Nick would agree, as he always loved, laughed, and smiled “big” and enjoyed spending quality time with close family and friends, especially his daughter, Halle Bear. His teddy bear personality, and kind, gentle soul will be sadly missed by many.

Nick is survived by his fiancé, Jacqueline Renee Daniels; their daughter, Halle Nicole Mellon, of Rifle; his father, Micheal Mellon, of Manitowoc, Wisc.; his mother and stepfather, Kristen (Goodrich) and Randall Tarufelli, of Rifle; two sisters, Keilah Mellon, of Manitowoc, and Miranda Tarufelli, of Rifle,; two brothers, Nate Mellon, of Rifle, and Kameron Mellon, of Manitowoc; paternal grandmother, Martha Gindt, of Manitowoc; maternal grandparents, Kelly and Binky Goodrich, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nick was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Daniel Micheal Mellon; maternal great-grandfathers, William Workman, of Fort Duchesne, Utah, and Charles Murray, of Provo, Utah; maternal great-grandmother, Mary Perrine Hatch, of Vernal, Utah; and paternal great-grandmother, Erma Casada, of Vernal.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank in Rifle. Please visit for Book Of Memories.

Celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at CMC in Rifle.

Pallbearers: Micheal Mellon; Nate Mellon; Kelly Goodrich, Jr.; Kellyn Goodrich; Kasey Goodrich; Devin Campbel; Matt Barrett and Michael Cash. Honorary pallbearers: Joseph Tarufelli; Ronald Tarufelli; Kameron Mellon and Cole Landgraff.

Norman Lee Herwick

Nov. 29, 1924 ~ Aug. 5, 2013

Norman Lee Herwick, 88, died Aug. 5 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Grand Valley (now Parachute) to Oren and Katherine Slaymaker Herwick. He graduated from the Grand Valley High School in 1942.

Norman, or Bud as he was known, was independent, hard-working and self-reliant. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and, upon his discharge in 1946, he returned to Grand Valley. That same year, Norman met Hazel Parker and they married Nov. 24, 1946, in Rifle and celebrated over 64 years together before Hazel’s death in 2011.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; his parents; and sister, Orien Etcheverry. He is survived by two sons, Jim of Gunnison and Larry (Kathy); granddaughters, Misty (Rob) Henson, Kristi (Tim) Davis; grandsons, Kelly (Karie) Herwick and Andy (Cassie) Herwick; seven great-grandchildren; his sisters, Zelda Montoya and Carol McManus; four nieces, one nephew and special family friends Susan and Harvey Armstrong. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mary June Comiskey

June 3,1983 ~ Dec. 17, 2005

Moved to Silt, Colo. on Dec. 28, 1989. Survived by her parents, James and Toni Comiskey; her children, Jacqueline and Alex Comiskey-Gonzalez of Silt; sister, Michelle Loudy of Clifton; brother, Corey Comiskey of Silt; grandmother, Jean Comiskey of Pueblo and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church, 622 Grand Ave., Silt. Please visit Book of Memories at

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