Obituary: Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp

Billy Don ‘Bill’ Harp Nov. 10, 1936 ~ April 23, 2014 Billy Don “Bill” Harp, 77, of Meeker, Colo., passed away at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center on April 23, 2014. He was born November 10, 1936 in Rifle, Colo., to Harry and Florence Parker Harp. He was the youngest of five children. He […]

Obituary: Gail Caldwell

Gail Caldwell

Gail Chiyoko Yoshida Caldwell, 84, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker, Colo. She was the second daughter born to to Hamakichi and Hana Yoshida in Fujisawa Takazagun, Japan.

Obituary: Thomas Jefferson Fritzlan

Thomas Fritzlan

Thomas Jefferson Fritzlan passed peacefully on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle, Colo. He was 86.

Obituary: Nina Mintz

Nina Mintz

Nina Lucille (Lasley) Mintz was born Nov. 23, 1914, near Chanute, Kan., to Lee and Louise (Lefever) Lasley. She left this earth for her heavenly home March 29, 2014, from the ranch at Meeker.

Obituary: Odessa G. Balloga

Odessa Balloga

Odessa G. Balloga was born May 11, 1923, in Galena, Kan., to May (Greenwood) and William Cox. She died March 30, 2014, at the age of 90.

Obituary: Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen

Meldrin Olsen

Meldrin Martin “Maynard” Olsen, 65, of Neola, Utah, passed away March 15, 2014, of complications from a brain tumor. Olson was born May 15, 1948, in Roosevelt, Utah, to Carlos Clifford and DeeAtha Anna South Olsen. He lived his entire life on the same property he was practically born on. He served six years in […]

Obituary: Harold Lloyd Bland

Harold Lloyd Bland

Harold Lloyd Bland, a longtime resident of Rangely, Colo., passed away March 19, 2014, at his home in Cripple Creek, Colo.

Obituary: Vern Arthur Amick

Vern Arthur Amick was born May 4, 1925, to Arthur R. and Myrtle Amick. He joined his 4-year-old brother, Harold. His birth took place in the home on the “old Fairfield place,” currently owned by Terry and Diane Mobley. Vern passed away at his home in Meeker on Monday, March 17, 2014, following a year-long […]

Obituary: Mary Arlene Brown

Mary Arlene Brown passed away Feb. 25, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev., due to complications from emergency surgery. Her children, Marlin Brown, Marilee Rippy (both of Glenwood Springs, Colo.) and Melissa Kindall (of Meeker, Colo.) were at her side.

Obituary: Clayton Claude Graham

Clayton C. Graham

Clayton Claude Graham passed away March 10, 2014, in Meeker, Colo. He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Rifle, Colo., to to Elmer and Hazel Graham, the youngest of five children. He was raised in Rifle.

Death Notice: Vern A. Amick

Vern A. Amick of Meeker, born May 4, 1925, and the uncle of Diana Watson, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Methodist Church.

Obituary: James Allen Cook

Jim Cook

James Allen Cook was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Yuma County, Colo., and he passed from this life peacefully on Feb. 13, 2014, in Meeker.