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.
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.
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.