Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Oct. 10, 2013 |

Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Oct. 10, 2013

Gloria Louise Costanzo Aluise

July 22, 1928 – Oct. 04, 2013

Gloria Louise Costanzo Aluise of Silt, Colo., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at St. Mary’s

Hospital in Grand Junction after a brief illness. She was 85.

She is survived by her sons, Clinton (Sally) of Grand Junction; Gerald (Valerie) of North Dakota: Richard (Janet) of Silt and David of Greeley; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, whom she regarded as her family.

Family members who preceded her in death were her parents, Giuseppe Costanzo and Jessina (Zarlingo) Costanzo; brother, Melvin Costanzo and his wife, Margie; sister, Vetina (Costanzo) Scherar and her husband, Raymond; daughter, Vetina Lynne Aluise; grandson, Joshua James Aluise; and loving nephew, William Scherar.

Gloria was born in Grand Junction on July 22, 1928. Her parents and siblings moved to Silt when she was a young child. She graduated from the original Silt Union High School. She attended nursing school in La Junta, Colo., and she served as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital and Penrose Hospital, both in Colorado Springs, for many years.

Gloria enjoyed and loved her family, her friends and her church, all of whom made her very happy, especially in the final moments of her long life.

Rosary will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Silt at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, with Mass of Christian Burial held at Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Burial at the Silt Skyline Cemetery immediately following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, Gloria requested that those who wish to do something make a donation to their charity of choice.

Steven Lee Odell

Oct. 7, 1955 – Sept. 25, 2013

Steven Lee Odell, 57, born Oct. 7, 1955, in Rifle, Colo., passed away Sept. 25, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Joanne Odell and a brother, Greg Odell.

Steven was an outstanding athlete, played football at Rifle High School and later attended the University Of Southern Colorado where he also played football from 1974-78. He worked in construction and was a hard rock miner. He worked in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Alaska.

He is survived by his brother, Mark Odell; sister in-law, Diane Odell; nephews, Zachary (Tonja) Odell and Robert (Kitty) Odell; niece, Janice Smith; great-nieces and nephews, Payton, Abbie and Quintin Odell.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User