Obituaries
Tuesday July 29, 2014

Myrtle Pearline Bates died June 27, 2014, in Craig. She was 94.

Montrose resident Chris Quintana died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He was 87.

Scott Erik Nielsen died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home in Hotchkiss. He was 51.

Walter Ray Lowrance died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 86.

Delta County resident, Betty Jo Schmidt, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Paonia Care and Rehab Center. She was 92.

Judy K. Johnson of Hotchkiss died Monday, June 30, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 71.

Mary Ellen McKnight Black died from cerebellar ataxia Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home in Sedona, Ariz. She was 88.

Jennie Sunich died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 97.

Opal Parker of Delta died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 86.

Clifford “Vic” Victor Clampitt died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his home in Austin. He was 80.

Brian Edward Lauderbach died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his parents’ home in Cedaredge. He was 25.

Lifetime Hotchkiss resident Harold Lee Martin died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 89.

a08 bellmireLarry Allen Bellmire was born in Cedaredge on Feb. 5, 1938, to Clarence and Lavonne (Wright) Bellmire. His mother died when he was very young and Clarence remarried Doris Cottier.


After graduating high school in 1956, he joined the Navy with childhood friends Jim Cinnamon and Jerry Pittsinger. These friendships lasted a lifetime.

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