James Alexander passed away on November 3, 2012, in Grand Junction, CO. He was 51 years old.
He was born on February 15, 1961, in Grand Junction to Charles and Mary Alexander. James graduated high school in 1979. Then he attended the Denver Institute of Technology in 1980, where he obtained a certificate in Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration.
James worked in San Antonio, TX, from 1982 – 1991 as a construction worker on high-rise hotels. He then returned to Colorado. In 1999, he started classes at Mesa State College, receiving an Associate Degree in Applied Science in 2006, specializing in Auto-Cad.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Ducks Unlimited. James enjoyed skiing, music, guitar, tennis, bowling, golfing with friends, and Tai-Kwando.
James leaves behind his father, a WWII Veteran; Charles Alexander of Grand Junction. CO. two sisters: Amy Alexander, of Grand Junction, CO; and Connie Grotepas, of Salt Lake City, UT.
A Visitation for James will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Martin Mortuary between 6 pm and 8 pm. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, November 9, 2012, at 11:00 am at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens Cemetery; Rev. Charles Grimsley will be officiating.
Kenneth Rex Cottingham May 26, 1961 – September 30, 2012 Ken was born to Roy O. and Shirley A. Cottingham on May 26, 1961, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He attended Orchard Avenue Elementary School and graduated from Grand Junction High School and later from Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa State College). Ken met his wife, Shawna, at Northwood Apartments in Grand Junction in 1995, and they were married in November 1996. One of his most blessed joys came with the birth of his only daughter, Kayla "Liz". He loved helping her grow into a beautiful young lady, spending many hours at volleyball games and swim meets cheering on his favorite athlete. Ken worked for Farmer Brothers Coffee for over 27 years receiving many sales awards during his career. He had a devotion to the company and developed deep relationships with his co-workers and customers alike. He treated both the people he worked with and his clients with honesty and respect and they loved him for these qualities. Ken was an avid golfer and spent many wonderful hours on the course with his family and friends, and enjoyed being chauffeured around the course by his personal caddy, Liz. He and Shawna, had played golf over the years in six different states. One family member commented that Ken's golf swing was "poetic". Ken was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had many friends. Ken is survived by his wife, Shawna; daughter, Liz; mother-in-law, Jane; Aunt Pat, Uncle Jim and numerous cousins. Ken will be welcomed into Heaven by those who preceded him, his parents; his father-in-law, Gus; Uncle Norm; Aunt Sara; Uncle Doug; Aunt Betty; his grandparents, Rex and Connie Rankin; Aunt Eleanor; Uncle Herb, and cousins, Stephannie, Josh, and Judie. Ken was a devoted son, husband and father. He never had a harsh word, he was forever loving, and always gentle and kind. Although a shortened life, Ken's love and impact on those who knew him will live on forever. Memorial contributions may be made to the education fund for Ken and Shawna's daughter. Donations are being accepted at any USBank to the account titled "Kayla Lizann Cottingham, Beneficiary". Memorial services for Ken will be held Friday, October 26, at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 3940 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado. Lunch will follow at the church.
Yvette V. Gallegos August 9, 1961 - May 28, 2007 Yvette V. Gallegos, 45, of Clifton, Colorado, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 28, 2007, while visiting family in Longmont, Colorado.Ê Yvette was born August 9, 1961 in Grand Junction to Anthony E. and Veronica (Martinez) Gallegos.ÊShe attended cosmetology school and enjoyed doing nails, makeup and hair for her friends and family.Ê She enjoyed fishing, camping, swimming, barbeques, playing card games, gambling, and was extraordinarily skilled in the kitchen.Ê Yvette was also a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and loyal friend.ÊShe will be remembered for the caring and compassion she showed to friends, and the love and affection she showered upon her family, especially her granddaughters. Yvette is greatly missed by her daughters, Niki and Dawn Maldonado of Grand Junction; two wonderful granddaughters, Angelina J. Gordillo and Taylor J. Littlepage; her father and stepmother, Tony and Sharon Gallegos of Grand Junction; her mother, Veronica Brown of Longmont; and her grandparents, Betty and Joe Estrada of Grand Junction.ÊShe is further survived by her siblings, Colleen Gallegos, Anjanette Medina, Mark Medina, Teri Wickham, Sherene Smith, Dean Mosher and Mike Mosher; as well as nine nieces, six nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.Ê She has been met in Heaven by several relatives including a nephew, Anthony; her stepmother, Thelma Brown; uncles, Lucky, John, and J.R.; and her paternal grandparents. Cremation arrangements were handled by Howe Mortuary, Longmont. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Mortuary, Grand Junction.ÊA memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grand Junction. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery - Orchard Mesa.Ê Please share thoughts, memories and condolences with her family at www.howemortuary.com.
Douglas Alan Gaumer, 55, Grand Junction, died March 27, 2017, in Grand Junction.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Callahan Edfast Mortuary. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church.
He was a service porter.
Survivors include his wife, Penny; one son, Chad Vincent of Grand Junction; one daughter, Sarah Ruth Gaumer of Grand Junction; his parents, Carl and Margaret Gaumer of Denver; one brother, Mark Gaumer of Littleton; and one sister, Carla Opager of Aurora.
Memorial contributions to the Mesa Masonic Lodge, No. 55, 2400 Consistory Court, Grand Junction 81501; or to the El Jebel Shine Hospital for Children, 3443 S. Galena St., Suite 250, Denver 80231.
Douglas Alan Gaumer was born on March 31, 1961, in Murray, Iowa, to Carl and Margaret Gaumer. When he was three, his family moved to Denver where he lived until he was 11. They then moved to Grand Junction. Doug graduated from Grand Junction High School. Shortly after he returned to Denver and joined his Grandfather’s business. It was there he met his future wife, Penny Vigil. They were married March 7, 1998. After their children, Sarah and Chad, were born, they moved back to Grand Junction. Doug loved Grand Junction and wanted to raise his children here. He went to work at Grand Junction Chrysler, where he continued to work until his death. He loved the outdoors, and loved dirt bike riding and golf. Camping, fishing, and canoeing were his favorite family pastimes. Swim meets with Sarah and archery with Chad were the highlights of Doug and Penny’s lives. Doug and Penny were huge NASCAR fans, and they so enjoyed going to races all over the country with his Dad. Oh yes, and we can’t forget, “Go Broncos Go.” Doug was active in First United Methodist Church, and a few years ago he joined the Masonic Lodge #55. He was Master two years ago, and this year again was filling that position. His Masonic work was very important to him. Doug departed this life at his home on March 27, 2017, four days short of his 56th birthday. Doug was preceded in death by his brother, Vincent; Grandfather Burnett; and Grandmother and Grandfather Gaumer. He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughter, Sarah; son, Chad; grandmother, Ruth Burnett; brother, Mark (Kris); sister, Carla (Kim) Opager; niece, Danielle; nephews, Jacob and Noah; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and so, so many great friends. Doug never met a stranger. His smile and cheerful approach to life will be with us forever. He was a truly unique person. Goodbye, Doug, we will love and miss you forever. Memorial contributions to Mesa Lodge #55, 2400 Consistory Court, Grand Junction, CO 81501, or Shrine Hospital for Children, 3443 S. Galena Street, Suite 250, Denver, CO 80231.
Raymond Hobbs passed away August 19, 2019 in Grand Junction doing what he loved, he was 58. Raymond was born on July 30, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah from the union of Kenneth and Patricia Hobbs. He spent his childhood and graduated from High School in Grand Junction. Raymond was a United States Army Veteran, Private First Class. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato and Mount Marty College, South Dakota, obtaining his Master’s Degree Nurse Anesthesia. Raymond was employed by William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Utah. He married Barbara Halloran on October 18, 1985 and they later divorced. Raymond previously lived in Idaho, Utah and Ely, Nevada. He enjoyed motorcycle and dirt bike riding, skiing, hiking and working on his truck and Chevy Nova. Raymond leaves behind his sons; Travis A. Hobbs of Seattle Washington and Kenneth J. Hobbs and girlfriend: Alex Voda of Knoxville, Tennessee. Two daughters; Katherine G.(Richard) Montenegro of Salt Lake City, Utah and Elizabeth M (Lalo) Respicio of Grand Junction, Colorado. His father; Kenneth Hobbs of Grand Junction, Colorado, ex-wife, Barbara Halloran of Minnesota and girlfriend Danella Ferguson, a granddaughter Marielena Montenegro and another grandchild on the way. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Hobbs.
Marvin Lee Jones May 31, 1961 - February 15, 2007 Marvin Lee "Marv" Jones, 45, of North Vernon, Indiana died on February 15, 2007 at his home. Marv was born May 31, 1961 in Grand Junction to Larry and Martha Garcia Jones. He married Mia Michelle Russell on march 30, 2001 in Murray, Utah. Marv was a 1979 graduate of Grand Junction High School. He was employed by Hilex Recycling in North Vernon. He also worked in the warehouse of Columbus Container for a year and as a truck driver for PraxAir in Utah for four years. Marv enjoyed the outdoors, camping, the desert, the mountains and woodworking. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are his mother, Martha Garcia of Montrose, step-mother, Claudine Jones of Carbondale, brothers; Cliff (Marilou) Jones of Fruita, Charles Frost of Salt Lake City, Utah and John (Colette) Frost of Olathe, a sister, Helen (Marcos) Ramirez of Phoenix, Arizona, four nieces and five nephews. A service was held in North Vernon, Indiana and cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Christian Assembly in Fruita.
essica LaRock June 6, 1961 – March 26, 2011 Jessica LaRock, age 49 of Casa Grande, AZ passed away March 26, 2011 in Casa Grande. She was born June 6, 1961 in Palo Alto, CA to Lewis II Gaty of Lexington, VA and Caroline Gaty of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her husband, Richard LaRock of Casa Grande, they were together for nine years. She is also survived by a step-son, Jared (Angela) LaRock of Tucson, Arizona; step-daughter, Sarah (Rick) Wellborn of Las Cruces, New Mexico; three brothers, Chris Gaty of Grand Junction, Colorado; Steve Gaty of Denver, Colorado, and Ted Gaty of Chicago, IL and two grandchildren. Jessica was a Veterinarian. Public funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday March 31, 2011 at Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home, 1575 E. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande. A Private interment will follow at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Coolidge, AZ. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Cancer Society of Arizona, 4550 E. Bell Rd.# 126 Phoenix, AZ 85032. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home & Cremation Society of Arizona.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 30, 201
April 5, 1961 - June 12, 2015
Kevin Dean Lee, 54, of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away, Friday, June 12, 2015, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, CO from a heart attack that occurred Monday, June 8, 2015.
Kevin was born April 5, 1961, in Grand Junction, Colorado to Roy and Erva Lee. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1979. On October 6, 2001 he married Donna Seehase in Denver, CO. On April 10, 2007, Kevin adopted Donna's two daughters, Tara and Destiney. Kevin was employed as a CDL truck driver at Marsh Trucking and previously was in the oil field for nine years. He enjoyed work. He was an avid hunter, fisher and collector. He enjoyed watching wrestling, football, and rodeos. He also enjoyed reading and building anything with wood.
Kevin survived by his wife, Donna Lee and his two daughters, Destiney and Tara Lee of Norwood, CO; his brothers, Mike (Evett) Lee of Grand Junction, CO; Kerry (Leah) Lee of Glade Park, CO; Pat (Sherry) Lee of Grand Junction, CO; Danny (Rita) Lee of Oregon; his sisters, Jean Brenner of Grand Junction, CO and Jane Reese of Denver, CO and several nieces and nephews.
Kevin's memorial will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will consist of a potluck to celebrate his life. Please join us at Pat and Sherry Lee's home located at 615 Darlene Court, Grand Junction, CO.
Contributions for Kevin's medical expenses and services would be greatly appreciated to Donna Lee, PO Box 506, Norwood, CO 81423 or gofundme.com/wq74hw.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 21, 2015
Michael Jerome Mosher
October 25, 1960 - January 12, 2018
Michael "Mike" Jerome Mosher passed away in the early morning hours of January 12 at HopeWest, after a short battle with cancer. His sister and best friend were at his side.
Mike was born to Walt and Maureen Mosher at St. Mary's Hospital in 1960. He attended schools in Grand Junction and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1979. He was the proud owner of Galaxy Asphalt Preservation Co., which he started in 2016. Prior to owning his own business, he worked for Grand Junction Pipe, Corn Construction, Elam Construction and Skyline Contracting.
Mike enjoyed getting his company up and running, tinkering in his shop on his many vehicle projects, helping friends with such things as pulling transmissions or something as small as replacing a headlight, and going out for a hamburger and a beer with his buddies.
Mike married his one true soul mate, Debrah Noyes, on December 21, 1998. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2002.
Once you met Mike, you knew that you had met a genuinely nice guy. He cherished his family and friendships. It became evident over the last several weeks, just how many lives he had touched.
Mike is survived by his sister, Julie (Chris) McCallum; niece, Devyn McCallum; nephews, Colton McCallum and Garret Mosher, and many family members and friends.
In addition to Debrah, he is preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Maureen Mosher, and brother, Robert "Bob" Mosher.
The family would like to thank Dr. Harshorn and staff, Dr. King and staff, and the amazing nurses and CNA's at HopeWest for their care, optimism, and support. We also would like to thank the great family and friends that showed support through this most difficult time.
A celebration of life will be held January 20, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Donations, in Mike's memory, may be made to HopeWest or HopeWest Kids.