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Dollie Hayes

GRAND JUNCTION -- A private family memorial service for Dollie Hayes, 83, who died early Friday morning, June 6, 2003, at the Mantey Heights Care Center in Grand Junction, will take place, with interment of the cremains to be held in the Mesa View Cemetery at Delta.

Survivors include one son, Leonard Hayes and wife Shirley, of Grand Junction, Colo.; one daughter, Evelyn and husband Archie Featherston, of Montrose, Colo.; one brother, Pete Amend, of Bozeman, Mont.; and two sisters: Birtie House, of Caldwell, Idaho; and Waneta Williams, of Bell Gardens, Calif.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

LaVonne Irma MacKendrick

HOTCHKISS -- LaVonne Irma MacKendrick, 78, Hotchkiss, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, in the Paonia Care Center at Paonia.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence MacKendrick, of Hotchkiss; one son, Larry MacKendrick and wife Sharon, of Grants, N.M.; two daughters: Vicki and husband Wayne Pfeiffer, of Pueblo; Connie and husband Norman Vincente, of Paonia; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers: Ray Tunks, of Fruita; and Gene Tunks, of Delta.

A private family service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery at Hotchkiss, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory of Delta.

Ruby Faye Sisson

DELTA -- Ruby Faye Sisson, 72, Delta, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta.

Survivors include her husband, Curt Sisson, of Delta, Colo.; three sons: Curtis Sisson Jr. and wife Roberta; Eddie Sisson, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; James Sisson and wife Laura, of Shreveport, La.; one daughter, Cathy and husband Bruce Waitman, of Delta, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Frank Cross and wife Donna, of Delta, Colo.; and Keith Cross and wife Gladys, of Smith River, Calif.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Interment will follow in the Delta City Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory.

Larry Guy White

June 21, 1942 -- Feb. 20, 2003

RIFLE -- Larry Guy White, age 60, passed away at his home near Rifle, Colo., as a result of complications of pneumonia on Feb. 20th.

At his request, cremation has taken place on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Rifle Fire Station, 1801 Railroad Ave., Rifle, Colo., at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

Larry was born on June 21, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Guy Jennings White and Gladys Edith (Hoxie) White.

He attended primary school in Rifle, Colo.; graduated from Douglas County High School in 1960.

Mr. White served his country in the Army National Guard (1964-1970), served his community in the Douglas County 4-H program, and as a member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Posse (1967-1972).

After moving to Montrose, Colo., in 1972 Larry was one of the founders of the Montrose Horse Racing Association.

He became a licensed electrician in 1972, and worked in that capacity for the remainder of his life.

He is survived by one son, Mathew Guy White, and his spouse, Michele, of Georgetown, Texas; one daughter, Toby Lynn (White) Bunkelman and her spouse Travis, of Grand Junction, Colo.; two granddaughters, Grace and Jessica; and a brother Robert and his spouse Jackie White, of Guffey, Colo.

While Larry would tell you to spend the money on your family, if you have the desire to make a contribution, the family respectfully requests that any donations be given to the Rifle Fire Station in his name.

He was a wonderful man and was loved as the brother, and sometimes father some never had, and always a dear friend.

During his time with us, he inspired us to think of what he might do or say in certain circumstances and now we must try to be as strong and courageous as he always was.

Through thick and thin, ups and downs, we never stopped loving him, and he us.

We have never met a harder-working man. We admired him for his strength, courage, wisdom, unconditional love and devotion to his family and are going to terribly miss him and his Ford-loving ways.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction, (970) 243-2450.

John M. London
World War II Veteran
May 17, 1922 -- April 20, 2003

DELTA -- John M. London, a longtime Delta resident, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at his residence in Delta at the age of 80.

John M. London was born on May 17, 1922, in Olathe, Colo., the son of the late James Albert and Fanny M. (Smith) London.

He spent his childhood in Coal Creek near Olathe and graduated from Olathe High School.

He continued to pursue his education at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo.

During World War II, John was proud to serve his country in the United States Army. During his time in the military, he was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze service stars.

John married Maxine (Gallemore) Richards on Jan. 21, 1984, in Delta, Colo. She survives. He was previously married to Ruth Heath in 1948, in Montrose, Colo., with the marriage ending in divorce. He then married Lucille Golden, who preceded him in death.

Before moving to Delta 47 years ago, John resided in Montrose for five years after having spent 28 years in Olathe.

John retired in 1987, after over 20 years of service as a plumber for Delta Plumbing and Heating.

He served on the Delta Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Delta Elks Lodge No. 1235, where he served as a Past Exalted Ruler.

During his lifetime, John enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, four-wheeling, and traveling in his motor home.

Surviving family members grateful to have shared John's life include his wife of 19 years, Maxine London, of Delta, Colo.; a son, Calvin London and wife Sharon, of Montrose, Colo.; four stepdaughters: Debbie and husband Kevin Mello, of Orange, Calif.; Mary and husband Don Newharth, of Florida; Sharla and husband Lyle Wilson, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and Frances and husband Danny Yahn, of Olathe, Colo.

John was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and second wife, Lucille, John was also preceded in death by a sister, Alberta Bruce.

No service is planned at this time.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory, (970) 874-9988.

Glenn A. 'Dutch' Smith

MONTROSE -- Glenn A. "Dutch" Smith, a resident of Montrose for 11 years, died Tuesday morning, July 22, 2003, at his home in Montrose, four days after his 68th birthday.

Glenn A. Smith was born in Salida, Colo., on July 18, 1935, the son of Charles Glenn and Catherine (Cooper) Smith. He spent his childhood years in Coaldale and Ouray, graduated from Ouray High School in 1953, and then attended Western State College in Gunnison.

On June 10, 1956, Dutch was united in marriage with the love of his life, B. Ludene Riley, at her parents' home in Ouray, Colo. Dutch and Ludene had the privilege of sharing 47 wonderful years of marriage this year in June.

He worked as a lab technician at Union Carbide.

Dutch and Ludene lived in Uravan for six years before moving to Grand Junction for 30 years. Eleven years ago they moved from Grand Junction to Montrose, where they made their home until the time of Dutch's death.

The pride and joy of Dutch's life was his children and family. He especially enjoyed spending family time with them. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, rock and arrowhead hunting, and gardening. We are so thankful to have been loved by Dutch in this life. His love will always be a part of all we are.

Surviving family members who were honored to share in Dutch's life include his wife, Ludene Smith, of Montrose, Colo.; his six children: Dean Allen Smith and wife Linda, of Rifle, Colo.; Valerie Dianne and husband Russ Schilling, of Loveland, Colo.; Sue Denise and husband Herb Haschen, of Easton, Md.; Glenn Dale Smith and wife Melody, of Mack, Colo.; Rob Duane Smith and wife Marilyn, of Olathe, Colo.; Lisa Dawnell and husband Alec McGinn, of Windsor, Colo.; and 13 grandchildren.

Other family survivors include his mother, Catherine Smith, of Riverton, Wyo.; and three sisters: Cathy and husband Bill Charles, of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mary and husband Jim Verley, of Lyman, Wyo.; and Irene and husband Keith Wilson, of Riverton, Wyo.

Dutch was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Smith.

Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, July 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose.

A graveside service to celebrate Dutch's life will be officiated Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. in the Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

Earldean W. Ringo

MONTROSE -- Earldean W. Ringo, 92, Montrose, died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2002, at the Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose.

Arrangements are pending with Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

Richard Allen Dysart, M.D.

AUSTIN, Colo. -- Richard Allen Dysart, M.D., 53, Austin, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital at Delta.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Dysart, of Austin, Colo.; one son, Matthew Dysart, of Missoula, Mont.; three daughters: Kelsy Dysart and Leslie Dysart, both of Austin, Colo.; Nicole Harper, of Missoula, Mont.; three grandchildren; his mother, Jen Gregg, of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; two brothers: Noel Dysart and wife Karen, of Washington, D.C.; Dennis Dysart and wife Ginger, of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mary Dysart, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law: Marjorie and husband J.C. Conner, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Donna and husband Jerry Bowlin, of Bilox, Miss.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. at the Delta Middle School Auditorium, 822 Grand Ave., in Delta.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Delta County Memorial Hospital Obstetrics Dept., In Memory of Richard Allen Dysart, M.D., 100 Stafford Lane, Delta, CO 81416.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory.

Lena Corbett

MONTROSE -- Longtime Montrose area resident, Lena Corbett, 79, died Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2002, at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose.

Local survivors include a daughter, Patricia Nichols, of Olathe; and a granddaughter, Kim Peterson, of Montrose.

Arrangements are pending with Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

Marian Lucille Sampson McClaran

Loved and Respected

Aug. 12, 1921 -- Feb. 22, 2003

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Former longtime Grand Junction and Montrose area resident Marian Lucille McClaran, age 81, of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Vancouver.

Marian Lucille Sampson, the daughter of John and Alice Sampson, was born on Aug. 12, 1921, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Marian lived in many of the Western Slope communities prior to her graduation from Fruita High School in 1939. She continued to pursue her education at Barnes Business College in Colorado Springs.

On July 26, 1941, Marian was united in marriage with Dale W. McClaran in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Soon after, Dale joined the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot. To their union two children were born: a son, Larry G.; and a daughter, Linda A.

Following Dale's retirement, they returned to Colorado settling on Log Hill Mesa in Ouray County. There they became active with both square dancing and the Colona Grange.

Marian and Dale had the joy and privilege of sharing 61-1/2 wonderful years of marriage before Marian's death.

A long-term cancer survivor, Marian frequently counseled cancer patients on the Western Slope. Using her active lifestyle as an example of the possibilities available to them, she would often visit them in her colorful hand-made square dance dresses. Marian was recognized by former Colorado Governor Dick Love for her selfless volunteer efforts on behalf of cancer patients.

Marian enjoyed fishing, camping, square dancing, national and international travel and needlecrafts. She was dearly loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Surviving family members who were honored to share Marian's life include her beloved husband, Dale McClaran; a son, Larry McClaran and wife Ladene; a daughter, Linda and husband Kay Norman; and three grandsons: Dale R. McClaran, Michael J. Norman, and Christopher L. Norman.

Her parents, John and Alice Sampson, and one brother, John M. Sampson, preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions in Marian's memory may be made to the American Lung Society or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684, (360) 892-6060.

John 'Ray' Scoggins

Loved God, Family, and Work

March 20, 1929 -- Dec. 21, 2002

OURAY -- John "Ray" Scoggins, a resident of Ouray since 1964, died Saturday evening, Dec. 21, 2002, at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Ray, the son of Robert Mack and Maude (Walters) Scoggins, was born on March 20, 1929, at Laurel, Miss., where he spent his childhood years, received his education, and grew to adulthood. It was also in Laurel where he met his future wife, Mary Joyce Moore. The couple met on a blanket as babies, knew each other their whole lives, and were wed on June 7, 1947. They had the privilege of sharing 55 wonderful years of marriage together. While residents in New Orleans, Ray and Joyce both accepted the free gift of salvation by believing in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross. They gave their hearts and lives to serve Him.

In 1964 Ray moved his family to Ouray, Colo., where they made their home until the time of his death. Ray continued his devotion to serving God and was instrumental in organizing the First Baptist Church of Ouray.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. He loved his family and his work. Each life is a miracle and Ray's presence and life were such a wonderful gift to all who loved him. He will be deeply missed.

Surviving family members who were blessed and honored to share Ray's life include his beloved wife, Joyce Scoggins, of Ouray, Colo.; one son, Lynn Scoggins and wife Lek, of Port St. Joe, Fla.; two daughters: Susan Doose, of Ouray, Colo.; Karen and husband Shannon Brewer, of Cedaredge, Colo.; seven grandchildren: Joe Scoggins and wife Mazie, Jennifer Scoggins, Eli Doose, Angela Doose, Kolten Brewer, Haedyn Brewer, Austin Brewer; and two great-grandchildren: Kyle Scoggins and Rion Trospher. Other family survivors include three brothers: Jack Scoggins and wife Voncile, of Ridgway, Colo.; Don Scoggins and wife Sara Ellen, of Laurel, Miss.; and Phil Scoggins, also of Laurel, Miss. Ray was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service in celebration of Ray's life will be officiated by Pastor Ken Simons, Saturday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ouray. Interment will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Ouray.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, In Memory of Ray Scoggins, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

Evelyn 'Lucille' Dopp

Loved Sister and Aunt

June 21, 1924 -- June 17, 2003

MONTROSE -- Longtime Montrose resident, Evelyn "Lucille" Dopp, died Tuesday evening, June 17, 2003, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose, four days before she would have celebrated her 79th birthday.

Evelyn Lucille Brassfield was born in Topeka, Kan., on June 21, 1924, the daughter of Virgil and Elsie (Peterson) Brassfield. When she was 5 years old, Lucille moved with her family from Kansas to Montrose, Colo., where she graduated from the Montrose County High School and made her home until the time of her death.

She was united in marriage with John R. Dopp on July 22, 1946, in Montrose, Colo. Lucille and John were privileged to share 31 wonderful years of marriage before John's death on June 24, 1977, in Montrose.

Lucille was a homemaker. In her younger years, she worked as a waitress for a short time.

She enjoyed embroidery work. Memories of Lucille will always be a part of all those who loved her.

Surviving family members who were blessed to share in Lucille's life include two brothers: Rex Brassfield and wife Verna, of Montrose, Colo.; Tony Brassfield and wife Virgie, of Miami, Okla.; two sisters: Vera Ellis, of Montrose, Colo.; Kathryn and husband Garland Parker, of Alamosa, Colo.; as well as four nieces and three nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, John, Lucille was also preceded in death by one brother.

Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Monday, June 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside service to honor Lucille's life will be officiated by Minister Ronnie Hanna Monday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in the Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.

Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

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