Obituary: John Franklin Caldwell

John Franklin Caldwell was born April 2, 1926, to Verne N. and Hannah B. Caldwell on the Old Hoff Ranch up the White River, east of Meeker, Colo., and passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the age of 88, at the VA Nursing Home in Rifle, Colo.

Obituary: Irene Lillian Vander Syde

Irene Lillian (Harpel) Vander Syde, 96, passed away Sept. 17, 2014. She was born March 2, 1918, in Sherburn, Minn., to the late Lawrence and Lillie Harpel.

Obituary: Helen Fern Church

Helen Church

Helen Fern Church, 88, of Lakeside, Ariz., passed away at Solterra Senior Living on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, with family by her side following a brief illness. Helen was born June 3, 1926, in Woodston, Rooks County, Kan., to the late Carl John and Esther Faye (Simons) Liberty. She had a younger brother, Everett (Bud) […]

Obituary: Michael Steven Gilson

Michael Steven Gilson, 60, passed away in Rangely, Colo., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Death Notice: Maria Rosario “Rose” Gutierrez

Funeral services for Rose Gutierrez will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at Highland Cemetery. A viewing is set and a Rosary will be said Friday from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to Holy Family Catholic Church would be appreciated.

Memorial Mass: Jack M. Holzberlein

A memorial Mass will be said for Jack M. Holzberlein at noon on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Meeker, Colo.

Obituary: Donald Thomas Stewart

Donald Thomas Stewart

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau.

Obituary: John A. Gordon

John A. Gordon, 72, of Fruita, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Hope West and Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo.

Obituary: Norine Holland

Norine Holland

Norine Holland passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, with family by her side.

Obituary: Shirley Taussig

Shirley Taussig

Shirley Taussig[/caption]Shirley Alice (Williams) Taussig, affectionately known as “Granny,” was born in Silver Plume, Colo., on June 29, 1927. She was the second child and the only daughter among David and Mable (Roper) Williams’ four children.

Obituary: Allyson Grinstead


Allyson, our fiery redhead, went to be with our heavenly Father on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Ally was born in Grand Junction and lived her younger years in Meeker.

Obituary: Allen W. Rice

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetary Chapel in Casper, Wyo., for Allen W. Rice of Spring, Texas.