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Jacqueline P. "Jackie" Bentley
MONTROSE Jacqueline P. "Jackie" Bentley, age 57, a resident of Montrose since 1990, died Wednesday morning, March 10, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital. 
Born on May 25, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y., Jacqueline P. Ames was the daughter of Howard and Thelma (Dorset) Ames. She spent her childhood in Florida and graduated from high school in Bradenton, Fla. She continued to pursue her education, completing two years of college. 
Jackie married Hank Bentley on April 28, 1985, in New Jersey. 
She was employed as a marketing consultant for radio. 
In 1990, the Bentleys moved from Effort, Pa., to Montrose where Jackie made her home until the time of her death. 
Survivors include her husband, Hank Bentley, of Montrose; three daughters: Erica and husband D.J. June; Stacey and husband Jeff Lewis, all of Florida; April and husband Bill Longworth, of California; and two grandchildren: Phillip Adam and Bradley Lewis. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Al Ames, of Montrose; Gene Ames, of Florida; and one sister, Dorothy Conlin, of New York. 
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Howard Ames. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Jackie's life were conducted by Del Abbott on Friday, March 12, at 10 a.m. from the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. The service concluded at the chapel. 
Cremation followed the service, with arrangements handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Special Olympics Colorado, In Memory of Jackie Bentley, P.O. Box 13979, Denver, Colo. 80201-3979. 

Matie Jane Humphrey Ray
MONTROSE Lifelong Montrose resident Matie Jane Humphrey Ray, age 91, a one-room school teacher, homemaker and business owner, died Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 1999, in Carla's Retreat at Olathe. She survived the death of two husbands and leaves behind children and grandchildren steeped in the traditions of the Uncompahgre Valley. 
Matie Jane Lytle was born on July 3, 1907, in Montrose, Colo., the daughter of Thomas Lytle and Mary (Goodrich) Lytle. 
Matie's first husband, Fred A. Humphrey, died in 1956 of a heart attack suffered after his fishing raft capsized in the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon. In 1973 she married a Montrose insurance man John Ray. He preceded Matie in death in 1992. 
Matie received a two-year teaching certificate from Western State Teachers College in Gunnison. Her first teaching job was on Log Hill Mesa in a one-room school house. The school operated in the summer months because of the weather and access. 
She then became one of two teachers at the first kindergarten in Montrose at Morgan Elementary School. 
Matie was a proprietor of the Yarn Seller, a knitting shop in Montrose. 
She was among the founding members of the Montrose Historical Society and was a longtime member of the Jane Jefferson Democratic Club, where she served as president from 1961 to 1963. She was a member of the Montrose Emblem Club and Montrose Women's Club. Matie once ran for Justice of the Peace because no one challenged the Republican candidate on the ballot. 
She loved the outdoors and she and John hiked the railroad track between Silverton and Durango. In her 60s, she took John Ray on Uncompahgre Platau to learn how to cross-country ski. He had lost his eyesight by then. John was a member of the Tenth Mountain Division. 
Matie liked to play bridge but her hobby was politics. 
She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Lou Heidy, of Columbia, Mo.; two sons: James Thomas Humphrey, of Olathe; and Dean A. Humphrey, of Grand Junction. 
Matie was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: E. Stan Wood, D. Eric Wood, Marijene W. Holtkamp, Jim Humphrey, Laurie Felix, Chad Humphrey, Melissa Jane Humphrey, and Alicia Ann Humphrey. 
In addition to her parents and both of her husbands, she was also preceded in death by three brothers: Bill, Art and Jack Lytle; and one sister, Dixie Stratton. 
Graveside Services to honor Matie's life will be conducted on Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Cedar Cemetery at Montrose. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Montrose Historical Society, In Memory of Matie Ray, P.O. Box 1882, Montrose, Colo. 81402. 

Valerie H. Vollmer
MONTROSE Valerie H. Vollmer, age 57, of Montrose, a courageous woman who survived being stranded six day on the Uncompahgre Plateau in December, 1998 died late Wednesday evening, March 10, 1999, in the San Juan Living Center at Montrose. She was a woman who lived every day to the fullest. 
Valerie H. Tidmas was born in Kent, England on Feb. 17, 1942, the daughter of J.P. and Betty (Hill) Tidmas. She spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood in England. 
Valerie, an artist, moved from Ventura, Calif., to Montrose in 1998 where she made her home until the time of her death. 
Her special interest in life was her artwork which has been appreciated by people from around the world. Valerie also had a deep appreciation for the wonder of Mother Nature. 
She is survived by two daughters: Gail Vollmer, of Montrose; Caroline Vollmer, of Ventura, Calif.; and her stepmother, Morva Tidmas, from England. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Shirley Campey, from England. 
Memorial Services to celebrate Valerie's life will be officiated on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. from the Hillcrest Congregational Church in Montrose. Those in attendance are asked to bring: an object or written affirmation of life a candle to light Valerie's way into her new life; and a donation for Hospice, whose staff and volunteers helped make Valerie's final months enjoyable ones. The service will conclude at the church. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 

Sabin Junior Bailey
MONTROSE Sabin Junior Bailey, age 86, a resident of Montrose for 15 years, died Tuesday morning, March 2, 1999, at his home in Montrose. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Sabin's life will be conducted by Frank Tucker on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. from the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Visitation with the family will follow the service until 5 p.m. at 1009 Phillips Court, Unit A, in Montrose. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Memorial gifts may be made in Sabin's name to a favorite charity of the donor's choice. 
Sabin Junior Bailey, the son of Sabin Levi and Cora Elizabeth (Long) Bailey, was born in his parents' log cabin on Ash Mesa on Aug. 12, 1912. He spent his childhood on Log Mesa, graduated from the Olathe High School with the class of 1930, and then attended college for a year and a half in Altus, Okla. 
Sabin was married in Altus, Okla., on Dec. 31, 1939, to Oda E. Loftin, who preceded him in death in February, 1984 at Nogales, Ariz. 
During World War II, Sabin served his country as a Staff Sargent (S/Sgt. AA) in the United States Army Air Force. 
Sabin lived at Cimarron, Wilson Mesa, and Oklahoma before he and his wife moved to Delta 15 years ago where Sabin made his home until the time of his death. 
Prior to his retirement, Sabin was a farmer and rancher and also worked as a crop inspector. 
He was a member of the Delta Co-Op, Delta Elks Lodge, and ran for Delta County Commissioner. 
During his lifetime, Sabin found pleasure in bird hunting, fishing, and rock hounding. 
Few may know or remember that in the mid-30s Sabin was the first to discover the long thought to be extinct Yannis! This creature had a hump on its back where it stored a rope-like (up to 20 feet) tail that caught its food. Sabin shared his "sightings" of this interesting creature with many a folk from across the country, from New York to Oklahoma and even California. Some believed that through his telling of this creature many a tourist came to the Rocky Mountains. 
Survivors include one son-in-law, Fritz Brennecke, of Montrose; four grandchildren: Vikki Gold, of Denver; Heinie Brennecke, of Montrose; Kim Brennecke, of Delta; Fritz A. Brennecke, of Montrose; nine grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchldren. 
Other family survivors include one niece, Bonnie Giles, of Evergreen; and one nephew, Bill Heard, of New Jersey. 
In addition to his parents and wife, Sabin was also preceded in death by one daughter, Bobbie Brennecke. 

Marie Margarauite Lynch
DELTA Lifetime Delta resident Marie Margarauite Lynch, age 63, a homemaker, died on Wednesday, March 10, 1999, after a sudden illness in St. Mary's Hospital at Grand Junction. 
Marie Margarauite Anglin was born in Hotchkiss, Colo., on April 29, 1935, the daughter of Edgar Elmer and Violet (Hixon) Anglin. 
Marie married John E. Lynch on June 18, 1953, in Grand Junction, Colo. John preceded his wife in death on March 4, 1991, in Delta. 
Marie loved making time for others as well as sewing and cooking. 
She is survived by four sons: Rodney Lee Lynch, Stanley Ray Lynch, Robert Wayne Lynch, all of Delta; and Steven Dale Lynch, of Montrose. 
Marie was the proud grandmother of two grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Mildred Lortie, of Delta. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Marie was also preceded in death by a stillborn infant, four brothers, and three sisters. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Marie's life will be officiated by Pastor Lee Ponder on Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. from the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 

Myrtle I. Knox
MONTROSE Myrtle I. Knox, age 88, a resident of Montrose since 1995, died Thursday evening, March 11, 1999, in her home at Montrose. 
A Memorial Service is pending. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Myrtle I. Johnson was born in Idaho Springs, Colo., on April 9, 1910, the daughter of Mr. Johnson and Jenny (Orin) Johnson. She spent her childhood in Fort Morgan and Lazear, Colo., and graduated from the Delta High School. 
Myrtle, a rancher and homemaker, lived in Parachute, Colo., for approximately 50 years before moving to Montrose in 1995 where she made her home until the time of her death. 
The main focus, love, and joy of Myrtle's life was ranching. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Myrtle's life include three sons: Mark O. Knox; Larry D. Knox and wife Danna, all of Montrose; Roger L. Knox and wife Sandy, of Parachute; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Edith Harrison, of Washington. 
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters. 

Marvin William Flaming
OLATHE Marvin William Flaming, age 87, a retired groceryman and a resident of Olathe for one year, died on Friday, March 12, 1999, in the Colorow Care Center at Olathe. 
No services are planned. Arrangements were handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Marvin William Flaming, the son of John George Flaming and Emma Katherine (Borchers) Flaming, was born on April 5, 1911, in Bessie, Okla., where he spent his childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood. 
Marvin married Winnie Mae Hudson on Aug. 17, 1961, in Stillwater, Okla. The Famings were privileged to share 37 years of marriage last year in August. 
He lived in Bessie and Stillwater, Okla., then moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1966 where he remained until one year ago when he and his wife moved to Olathe. Marvin lived in Olathe until the time of his death. 
He had greatly enjoyed his work as a groceryman during his lifetime. 
Marvin is survived by his wife, Winnie Mae Flaming, of Olathe; two sons: Kenneth M. Flaming, of Tucson, Ariz.; and Mark E. Flaming, of Louisville, Ky. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Kenneth G. Flaming, of Stillwater, Okla. 
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herbert Otto Flaming; and one sister, Pearl Eichman. 

Harlan "Bruce" Ackerson
HOTCHKISS Harlan "Bruce" Ackerson, age 74, a resident of Hotchkiss for 15 years, died on Saturday, March 13, 1999, in the Horizons Care Center at Eckert. Bruce was a retired assembly line worker for General Motors. 
Born on June 29, 1925, in Colville, Iowa, Harlan "Bruce" Ackerson was the son of John Ackerson. He spent his childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood in Colville, Iowa. 
On April 5, 1986, Bruce married Venetta Louise Stewart in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple would have celebrated 13 years of marriage next month. 
Fifteen years ago Bruce moved from New Hampshire to Hotchkiss where he made his home until the time of his death. 
He was a member of the Catholic faith; Black Canyon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9333; the Hotchkiss Senior Citizens; Elks Lodge No. 1807, B.P.O.E.; and Wilson-Head American Legion Post No. 97. 
Marvin enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and leather work. 
Survivors include his wife, Venetta Ackerson, of Hotchkiss; six stepsons: Mike Sickles and wife Pat, of Wichita, Kan.; Chuck Sickles and wife Lea; Mason Sickles and wife Jeanette, all of Hotchkiss; Chris Sickles and wife Rose Marie, of Cory; Danny Sickles, of Austin; Victor Sickles, of Crawford; and nine grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Willis Ackerson, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two sisters: Thelma Harvey, of Delta; and Veda Petterson, of Iowa. 
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Monday, March 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service in Hotchkiss. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Bruce's life will be officiated by The Rev. Mike Smith on Tuesday, March 16, at 1 p.m. from the Hotchkiss Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. 
Graveside Services will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery at Hotchkiss, conducted by Wilson-Head American Legion Post No. 97 and Black Canyon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9333. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Hotchkiss Senior Citizen Center, In Memory of Harlan "Bruce" Ackerson, P.O. Box 455, Hotchkiss, Colo. 81419. 

Clarence William Pittman
MONTROSE Clarence William Pittman, age 82, a retired rancher and cattleman, and a resident of Montrose since 1963, died Wednesday morning, March 3, 1999, at his ranch near Montrose. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Clarence's life were officiated by The Rev. Tim Wade, of the Rosemont Baptist Church of Montrose, on Friday, March 5, at 10 a.m. in the Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Clarence William Pittman was born on Dec. 7, 1916, in North Star, Mich., the son of Frank Pittman and Anna (Zoss) Pittman. He spent his childhood in Michigan until he quit school at the age of 16. He sold his books and hopped on a west-bound train to fulfill the dream he had to become a buckaroo and cowboy in the West. 
He ended up in northern Montana and Idaho where he found work on ranches, eventually becoming a trail boss. Along the way to Colorado he worked as a forest ranger as well as at every ranch and stock growers position imaginable. Clarence raised hogs, worked in a trailer manufacturing plant and a banana processing plant. 
He married Edna Osmus on Nov. 23, 1958, in Caldwell, Idaho. The couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last year in November. 
In March of 1963, Clarence moved his family to a ranch on Little Spring Creek Mesa near Montrose where he made his home until the time of his death. 
Clarence was a member of the Rosemont Baptist Church of Montrose and the Uncompahgre Cattleman's Association. 
He enjoyed trailing cattle and sitting around the campfire visiting about his work and the West. He was, in the truest sense, an old-fashioned cowboy, with the work ethic and manner associated with a style that is rapidly vanishing from the mountain West. 
Survivors include his wife, Edna Pittman; four sons: Ronald Brown, Derald Brown, Michael Pittman, Clarence W. Pittman Jr., all of Montrose; and six daughters: Gloria Munger, of Oregon; Virginia Adams, of Arizona; Kathy Appelhanz, of Montrose; Carrie Bridges and Geraldine DeWeese, both of Oklahoma; and Cynthia Sheehan, of Denver. 
He was the proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren and the great-grandfather of six great-grandchildren. 
Clarence was preceded in death by two grandsons, one great-grandson, his parents, and one brother.

Iva W. Kendall
Meeker Museum Curator
March 22, 1912 March 14, 1999
MONTROSE Iva W. Kendall, age 86, a resident of Montrose since 1992, died Sunday evening, March 14, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital eight days before she would have celebrated her 87th birthday. 
Iva W. Doolin and her twin were born in Iowa City, Iowa, on March 22, 1912, the children of Kiernan and Della M. (Wasson) Doolin. Iva's twin died at 9 months old. Iva spent her childhood on the family homestead in the Great Divide area, along with her seven siblings. 
She was married on May 23, 1931, in Baggs, Wyo., to Levi David Kendall, who preceded her in death in October of 1975 in Meeker. 
Iva lived in Meeker for 33 years where she worked as the Meeker Museum Curator for approximately 21 years. In 1992 she moved from Meeker to Montrose where she made her home until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses of Montrose and while living in Meeker she was a member of the Meeker Historical Society. 
Iva's family was very special to her along with her religious beliefs. She especially enjoyed history and loved dogs. 
Survivors include one son, Robert Kendall and wife Mary, of Bradenton, Fla.; and one daughter, Lola and husband Curt Robinson, of Montrose. 
Iva was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren: Daniel Hopson, of Montrose; David Kendall, of Victorville, Calif.; Penny Hopson, of Lakewood; Julia and Joan Kendall, of Craig; Jody Koran, of Craig; Jean Sunberg, of Hayden; and seven stepgrandchildren: Alex and Frank Escobar and Vickie Calahan, all of Bradenton, Fla.; Carla Gartner, of Golden; and Connie Robinson, Cindy Thaute and Gary Robinson, all of Montrose. 
Other family survivors include two sisters: Pauline Barnette, of Grand Junction; and Lucille Potter, of Spirit Lake, Idaho. 
In addition to her twin, her parents and husband, Iva was also preceded in death by one son, Wayne Kendall, who died in 1976. 
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 17, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose and on Thursday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Meeker Mortuary in Meeker. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Iva's life will be officiated on Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. from the Meeker Mortuary Chapel in Meeker. 
Interment will follow the service in the Highland Cemetery at Meeker, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose and the Meeker Mortuary of Meeker. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: White River Museum, In Memory of Iva Kendall, P.O. Box 413, Meeker, Colo. 81641. 

Clarence E. Hutchinson
He Lived For His Family!
March 30, 1904 March 13, 1999
PAONIA Clarence E. Hutchinson, age 94, a resident of Paonia since 1954, died on Saturday, March 13, 1999, in the Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center 17 days before he would have celebrated his 95th birthday. Clarence was a retired railroad worker as well as a farmer and rancher. 
Clarence E. Hutchinson, the son of Rolland E. and Hannah K. (Minor) Hutchinson, was born on March 30, 1904, in Franktown, Douglas County, Colo., where he spent his boyhood. He graduated from high school and grew to adulthood in Franktown. 
In June of 1922, Clarence moved with his parents and two sisters to Hotchkiss and the North Fork Valley. This area was his home for the next 77 years. For two years after arriving in Hotchkiss, Clarence worked in fruit, haying, and for the D&RGW Railroad. 
On May 20, 1924, Clarence married Katherine Elizabeth Reich in Lazear, Colo. The couple were blessed with three children. 
Clarence and Katherine made their home on Rogers Mesa then bought a ranch at Midway between Hotchkiss and Paonia where they lived until 1950. 
At that time, Clarence moved his family to Somerset where he was section foreman for the D&RGW Railroad. The section was abandoned in 1954 and Clarence moved to 903 2nd St. in Paonia where he resided until his death. 
Katherine preceded Clarence in death on Feb. 3, 1991, in Paonia. 
He was a member of the Paonia Christian Church and a 50-year and lifetime member of the railroad's Brotherhood of Maintenance of Ways. 
Clarence enjoyed he and his wife always gardening together. The main focus, love, and joy of his life was his family, the outdoors, flower gardening, yard work, hunting, fishing, and arrowhead hunting. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to the fullest by sharing his joy and the knowlege of his life history, along with his hobbies such as fishing, hunting, gardening, and the great outdoors. 
Clarence lived for his family! 
Survivors include two daughters: Margaret Everhart and Sharon and husband Dale Gillenwater; and one daughter-in-law, Aloise Hutchinson, all of Paonia. 
Clarence was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren, the great-grandfather of 16 great-grandchildren, and the great-great-grandfather of three great-great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Mable Taylor, of Grand Junction. 
In addition to his parents and wife, Clarence was also preceded in death by one son, Merle Hutchinson; and one sister, Edith Beeson. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Paonia Taylor Funeral Service. This is the only visitation time. There will be no viewing at the church. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Clarence's life will be officiated by James Gall on Thursday, March 18, at 10 a.m. from the Paonia Christian Church. 
Interment will follow the service in the Riverside Cemetery at Hotchkiss, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: North Fork Ambulance Assn., In Memory of Clarence E. Hutchinson, P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, Colo. 81419.

Edgar T. Burbridge
Retired Rancher and Miner
Aug. 2, 1919 March 11, 1999
MONTROSE Retired rancher and miner, Edgar T. Burbridge, age 79, a resident of Montrose for 27 years, died Thursday evening, March 11, 1999, in the San Juan Living Center at Montrose. 
Edgar T. Burbridge was born in Delta, Colo., on Aug. 2, 1919, the son of Charles W. and Ida May (Wilson) Burbridge. He spent his childhood in Delta until he was 6 years old and then moved with his family to Nucla where he received his education and grew to adulthood. 
During World War II, Edgar served his country as a machinist's mate in the United States Navy aboard the USS Pyro. He received several commendations. 
In 1958, he married his wife Hazel. In 1972, the couple moved to Montrose where Edgar made his home until the time of his death. 
He loved to hunt, fish and travel, but the main focus and delight of his life was his family. 
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Burbridge, of Montrose; three brothers: Ward E. Burbridge, of Nucla; Loyd L. Burbridge, of Grand Junction; Hubert "Tuffy" Burbridge, of Fruita; one sister, Ida May Barnes, of Sunsight, Ariz.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Edgar's life will be officiated by Pastors Keith Howard and Lowell Gold on Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. from the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel. 
Interment will follow the service in the Cedar Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 

Shirley A. Broughton
Montrose Resident Since 1987
March 5, 1926 March 13, 1999
MONTROSE Shirley A. Broughton, age 73, died Saturday afternoon, March 13, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital just eight days after celebrating her birthday. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Shirley's life will be officiated on Wednesday, March 17, at 3 p.m. from the First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara Rd., in Montrose. 
Interment will follow the service in the Cedar Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, Building Fund, In Memory of Shirley Broughton, 1840 Niagara Rd., Montrose, Colo. 81401 or Alzheimers, In Memory of Shirley Broughton, 743 Horizon Ct., Grand Junction, Colo. 81506. 
Shirley A. Roberts, the daughter of Leo and Violet (Webb) Roberts, was born on March 5, 1926, in Lubbock, Texas. 
In 1987, Shirley moved from Winona, Texas, to Montrose where she made her home until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, the P.E.O., and did volunteer work at the Montrose First Presbyterian Church. 
Shirley enjoyed visiting the elderly shut-ins from the church and once a month she would visit the Colorow Care Center residents in Olathe. She was also active in the senior members of the church "Top of the Hill" group. Shirley's friendliness in the church will be greatly missed. 
Survivors include her partner, Win Sordelett, of Montrose; and one son, Jim Broughton, of France. 
Other family survivors include one niece, Jo and husband David DeVinny, of Montrose; and two nephews: Duane Roberts and wife Bonnie, of Denton, Texas; and Bill Roberts, of Annapolis, Md.

L. M. "Buck" Johnson
World War II Veteran 
May 12, 1920 March 14, 1999 
ROOSEVELT, Utah - Former Montrose resident Lewellyn Marx "Buck" Johnson, age 78, of Roosevelt, Utah, died on Sunday, March 14, 1999, in a Roosevelt Care Center. 
Lewellyn Marx Johnson, the son of Joseph Bariah and Alice (Allen) Johnson, was born on May 12, 1920, in Huntington, Utah, where he was raised and participated in high school athletics: as a guard in football, a guard in basketball, and as a catcher in baseball. 
Buck married Jennie Evadean Timothy on Feb. 28, 1940, in Huntington, Utah, with the marriage later ending in divorce. 
During World War II, he served his country in the United States Army. 
At the age of 21, Buck moved to Oregon and began his career in the lumber industry with his extended family where he worked for some 38 years as a millwright, planerman, and superintendent. He also worked as a coal miner and a truck driver. 
He lived in a variety of locales, including Utah, Oregon, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. For the last two decades he had been a resident of Utah along with his family. 
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 
Buck described himself as "a jack of all trades" and his family remembers and appreciates the strong work ethic he embodied and which he instilled in them. 
He enjoyed horses and loved the ocean and seafood. 
Survivors include eight children: Patty Mardean Ward, of Logan, Utah; Lewis Marx Johnson, of Mesa, Ariz.; Timothy B. Johnson, of Caldwell, Idaho; Gwen Wissel, of Glendale, Ariz.; Josef Johnson, of Centerville, Utah; Charles Ray Johnson, of Pocatello, Idaho; Deborah Alderman, of Grand Junction; and Nadine Partridge, of Vernal, Utah. 
Buck was the proud grandfather of 36 grandchildren and the great-grandfather of 28 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include three sisters: Lavarda DeFriez Jones, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Madge Guyman, of Huntington, Utah; and Enid Miglorie, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 
In addition to his parents, Buck was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sterline Johnson; one grandson, Avery Wissel; three brothers: Eldred Johnson, Armond Johnson, McClellan Johnson; and two sisters: Myrl Grange and Eliza Johnson. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Buck's life were held on Wednesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. from the Huntington LDS 1st and 5th Ward Chapel where friends called from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 
Interment followed the service in the Huntington Cemetery, with arrangements handled under the direction of the Hullinger-Olpin Mortuary, 457 East 300 North, Roosevelt, Utah; phone 800-716-2426.

William L. Sherley
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - William L. Sherley, age 72, of Gainesville, Fla., died on Monday, March 15, 1999, in the North Florida Regional Medical Center at Gainesville. 
William was born in Fort Pierce, Fla. He moved from Miami, Fla., to Gainesville in 1973 where he resided until the time of his death. 
During World War II, he served his country in the United States Army. 
Prior to his retirement, William was employed as a heavy equipment operator in construction. 
Survivors include two sons: William W. Sherley, of Gainesville, Fla.; James L. Sherley, of Montrose; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor William's life will be officiated by Otis G. Evans on Wednesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the High Springs Cemetery. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Evans-Carter Funeral Home, of High Springs, Fla.

Thelma Lucille Syrie
Mother of Seven Children 
Feb. 16, 1920 March 14, 1999 
DELTA - Thelma Lucille Syrie, age 79, a homemaker and mother of seven children, died on Sunday, March 14, 1999, in her Delta home. 
Thelma Lucille McCormick, the daughter Warren and Lucy (Thornburg) McCormick, was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in Moreland, Okla., where she spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood. Thelma made her home in Mooreland, Okla., for 40 years before moving to Delta where she resided until the time of her death. 
On April 5, 1937, she married Chester L. Syrie in Woodward, Okla. Chester preceded Thelma in death on May 7, 1991, in Grand Junction. 
Thelma loved animals and especially enjoyed gardening and sewing. 
Survivors include three sons: Jerl Dean Syrie, of Prescott, Ariz.; Chester Leo Syrie, of Grand Junction; Thomas Elvin Syrie, of Delta; and four daughters: Merita Sue Nelson, of Corona, Calif.; Linda Jane Rae, of Pleasanton, Neb.; Gracie Esser, of Delta; and Ann Grangroth, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Thelma was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include five brothers: Warren McCormick, Charles McCormick, Corky McCormick, Hubert McCormick, Bud McCormick; and two sisters: Marcella Barnes and Alice Case. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Thelma's life will be officiated by Minister Scott Lyles on Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m. from the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta. 
Interment will follow the service in the Mesa View Cemetery at Delta, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.


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