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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Saturday, March 4, 2000
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SB The Daily Sentinel Saturday, Divers search river for clues in May 1999 disappearance By AARON POKTEX The Daly Sentinel NUCLA A dive team searched the frigid Dolores River on Friday for clues m the disappearance last year of Dale Williams. "At this time of year, the rivers are probably as low as theyre going to get Weve been waiting to do a more detailed search of the river downstream from where Dale Williams pickup had been found, Montrose County Undershenff Dick DeinessaidL The 42-year-old Nucla auto mechanic has been missing since driving away from this rural burg in OBITUARIES George M. Spehar January 20, 1951 March 1, 2000 George M. Spehar, 49, died Wednesday, March 1, after a yearlong battle with cancer. Bora January 20, 1951 in Grand Junction, Colorado, he had been a resident of Darien, CT, since 1982. He was a musician, rancher and Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co Inc heading the Bear Stearns Portfolio Trading Group. He began his career on Wall Street as a "locaT on the NYFE in the early 80s. He started at Bear Stearns A Co. in September of 1984. In 1986. George began one of the first portfolio trading desks on Wall Street Under his guidance, the Bear Stearns Portfolio Trading Group became a leader in agency program trading around the world. George was a pioneer, a leader and a confidant who will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues. He was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, graduated from schools there, and attended Colorado College, where he met his wife, Susan. They were married March 15, 1975. A son, Jacob, and daughter, Julianne, of Darien, also survive him. Prior to beginning his financial career, George was an accomplished musician and a weO-knowa and respected singer, songwriter and guitarist playing professionally in the Denver, Colorado, area. In later life, be formed Redwing Partners LLC to purchase the historic Wilson Ranch in Powderhora, Colorado, fulfilling a longtime dream. He maintained the ranch as one of the largest working cattle ranches In Colorado, using the X J brand originally owned by his grandfather and node. For all his many accompUshmenta, George's greatest source of pride was his family and his many friends. He will be remembered most as a loving husband and father who was also devoted to his ' large extended family. la addition to his immediate family, he is also survived by his mother, Helen M. Spehar; brothers, Jim, Tom and Tim and sister, Marianne Mercado, al of Grand Junction; and brother, Gerry of Glendale, California. His father, Jacob G. Spehar, preceded him In death. George was affiliated with The Metropolitan Club of New York, Fairfield County Fish and Game, the Board of Music and Arts for the Handicapped and a major supporter of Post 53 and The Depot He was also active in Colorado farm and ranch and wildlife organizations. Funeral services win be held at 2 pan. Tuesday, March 7, at Queen of AH Saints Church In Crested Butte, CO. Burial will follow at the Crested Butte Town Cemetery. la Hen of flowers, contributions may be made to The Depot la Darien, CT and Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Pueblo, 628 Routt, Pueblo, CO 81004. Billy Robert Franklin Augmt 12, 1927 March 2, 2009 Billy Robert Franklin, 72, of Naturita passed away Thursday, March 2, 2009 at St Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, CO. Graveside services will be I pm Saturday, March 4, 2008 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Grand Junction. VtoU-tion win be from 9 to 11 aon. Saturday at Martin Mortuary. Billy was born Augmt 12, 1927 In Oscar and Sevira Carr FrankHa at La Jars, Colorado. He spent his childhood and at traded schools la CaHbran. Colorado. BiOy served hi the tatted Stales Army daring W WTL Oa October 24, 1948 be married Dacochy Byard at Eureka, California. WhHe they Bved In Eureka be u a logging and freight track driver, la 1961 tbry moved to Natariu where he haakd gas, IvesSoct and mamma ore. BJty was a member of the Teamsters I Moa Local nod Eagle's Lodge fat Eureka, and the NRA. He enjoyed gna reflecting, goad awetiom, yard tabs aad banting Hn greased plcnsnrs was rating sr - r f the wed end wring tfe whdlife aad scenery. He especiaBy laved bis gt ad bikirva RJb h an rived by hst wVe, Darafhy ef Naturita; sans and their wives, Terry Bay A Penny Fraakha. their children, Eric. Jil and Jeremy. DH Bud aad Roberta franklin, thrw children. Caadrirra aad ShaM. al of hada; daegMrr and her husband, Debra Mae and Lyn Greater, their duidrr. Amy aad Ryan rf Grand Junction; bn yanagrr brother tad bit Wife. Boy aad Barbara fraakits d Crawler hn older store, '4 Caras af Inis, California: ptoi nrvwd faunas. Hr was prwrded in death by D4 aad Roberta's daughter, Rabbw b. Semret are nuder dm dwertsan Marta Mortuary. March 4, 2000 western Montrose County on May 27. A group of swimmers found his pickup July 4 at the confluence of the San Miguel and Dolores rivers northwest of Nucla. Hie truck was empty, with the ignition still on and the manual transmission locked in low gear. It had entered the water at a right angle to nearby Colorado Highway 141, which authorities have said is virtually impossible if Williams fell asleep at the wheel. Tire tracks leading into the water showed no signs ofbraking. I would say we are leaning more toward the side of possible foul play Laura Pauline Linscott April 20, 1917 March 1, 2000 Laura Pauline Linscott, Grand Junction, CO passed away March 1, 2000 at Cherry Park Nursing Facility in Englewood, CO where she had lived a short time. She was 82. Laura was bora in Tubs, OK to James Thomas and Elizabeth Jane (Moriand) Park. She was the seventh of nine daughters. Laura spent her childhood In Tulsa and then came to Colorado to visit her sister when she was 17 and she ended up staying here the rest of her life. In 1939 she met and married her lifetime companion Marion Linscott She and Marion had five children, Laura had two daughters from a former marriage, and together they raised seven children. Laura followed her husband wherever he had work and they lived all over western Colorado. Places that Laura and Marion lived were Montrose, Ouray, Iota, Telluride, Rico, Delores, the Aha Mines, Norwood and Olathe. Then they moved to Grand Junction where she had lived the past 40 years. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great-grand mother and great-great-grandmother. Laura always worked bard to make life better for her family. She loved sewing, cooking canning and gardening Laura crocheted afghans for all of her children and grandchildren, la 1963 Laura aad Marion's marriage was solemnized in the Mantl Temple at Manti, IT. She loved her church and was active la her church activities as long as she was able. She Is survived by live of her children, three sons, David (LeAnn) Linscott of Grand Junction, CO, Daa (Judy) Linscott of Dillon, MT, Colia (Judy) Linscott of Old Say Brooke, CT; two daughters also survive, Kathy PUand of Littleton, CO and Claudette Harrison of Clifton, CO. Many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren survive along with her nieces and nephews all whom she loved very much. Her parents; her husband; a son, Stephan; and a daughter. Ginger, preceded her la death, wt'l aU mist her very much. A fUneral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the LDS Church 4th Hard, 2235 Kingston Road, Grand Junction, CO. A visitation wiH be from I pm until the start of Use service at the church in the Relief Society Room. Arrangements are under the direction ef CaHahaa-EdfasL Gregory Wade Billington December 26, 1961 la March 2. 2000 Greg Billiagton poaed away early Thursday morning after a lengthy IB new. He was 38. Greg Is survived by bis wife, Jennifer of Grand Junction; bis three eons, Levi, Gemini and Gary, ail af Grind Junction; his parents, Guy and Betty of Rifle; and two brothers, Gary af Denver and Kevin af Grand Junction. Greg loved to fish, he enjoyed Mack powder rifles and be was a reAertar af antique rifles. Services wUI he held Satardav, March 4. 2000 at 2 pza. at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle. Utatioa wii be from 6 la 9 pja. an Friday, March 3, 2000 at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Chunk, 515 Bat 2nd Street, Rifle, Coiarados fARD OF THANKS The Family Of Arlene White Vk'nbrs la thank everyiaw for the cards. land, phone cafls, prayers, and Ranwaud. Ludrwe. Haul Lea, Boh. Chartewe A Fantffies than a disappearance at this time, Deinessaid. While waiting for the river to ebb, authorities combed the region for clues to Williams whereabouts, Deinessaid. "Since the day he disappeared there have been numerous mine properties searched. Roads, ravines, weve been searching everywhere because we know theres the possibility of a homicide, Deines said. Searchers had not reported finding anything in the river by late Friday afternoon, Deines said Aaron Porter can be reached via e-mail at Sara June Burbridge June 25, 1916 March 1,2000 Sara June Burbridge, our loving Granny, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2000. She was 83. Granny was bora In Bellvue, Colorado on June 25, 1916 to Floyd Dale and Cedi Dimmick Sheets. The family moved to the Grand JunctiooFniita area when she was just a toddler. She was the third of 10 children. Granny attended school In Frill-ta. She married Paul E. Burbridge on July 9, 1941. They lived ia Dragerton, Utah, Gienwood Springs, Carbondale and Grand Junction, Colorado. Paul died in 1975. She was previously married to Elmer Rodin and Hal Winters. Granny was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, canning, gardening, bowling, bingo, drawing, painting and riding in the golf cart with her granddaughter, Linda. Granny loved being outside and especially digging in the dirt She was a very hard worker and had dug many basements In her lifetime. She belonged to the WIBC and she and her daughter, Neva, bawled many state, and local tournaments together. Granny belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church la Gienwood Sprinp and then later ia Grand Junction. Granny's life centered around her family. Each and every member was most important and very loved by her. She la survived by granddaughter, companion and special baddy, Linda June Savon! (David Issacks) of Grand Junction; daughters, Judy (Jack) Brady of Scottsdale, AZ, Norma (Richard) Pennington of Grand Junction and Geneva (Butch) Hilliard of Canada; a brother, Frank Skeeb of Quincy, WA; sisters, Pat Brack of Grand Janctloa, Mary Roehm of Wenatchee, WA, Madalynn Schaffer of Warden, WA and Donna Smith of Delta Junction, AK; grandchildren, Scott Brady and Kathy Brady ef Scottsdale, AZ, Alan (Mo) Pennington of Grand Junction, Juliana Savon! (Jim) Cine of DrBeque and Melissa Savoni (Larry) Wood of Palisade; nine great-grandchildren; three great-grew! -grandchildren; and special life-long friends, Barbara and Ray Southerland af Palisade. Granny was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; sisters, Margery Pennington and Josephine Grijalva; aad brothers, Leslie aad Sammy Skeda hiutioa wifi be held at McLeaa Funeral Home in Palisade aa Saturday, March 4, 2000 from I la 0 p.m. Faneral services wil be Sunday, March 5, 2000 at 2.30 pan. at the Seveath-Dey Adventist Church, 730 Mesa Avenue, Grand Junction, with Pastor Bea Bureaus presiding. Graveside service wifi follow at New Elmwood Cemetery, Froita, CO. la lira af flowers, contributions may be made to either the Macular Degeneratioa Founda-' tio. r .0. Bo 9752, Saa Jo. CA 95157 or the Arthritis Foundation, 2280 South Albion Street, Denver, CO 80221 Newspaper Subscription Questions? Call 242-1919 Outside Mesa County Call 1-800-332-5833 Advice Dear Ann: I have an ongoing problem with my sister, and hope you can help. Mollys" two children are 2 and 5 years of age. My husband and I have no children. Molly says that is part of the problem people who don't have children have no idea how to deal with them. Molly is married to a doctor, and they are very comfortable financially. My husband and I both work and 'are middle-class. Whenever Molly brings her children over, something gets ruined. My sister is a new-age parent, and doesnt believe in discipline. When these children leave alter a visit, our house is in shambles. We often find several broken items, and food ground into the carpets. I dont feel it is my place to discipline my sisters children, but I hate what they do to our home and furnishings. Molly says, You dont understand about kids because you dont have any of your own. Comment, please? Cynthia in Virginia Dear Cynthia: Disciplining children is hard work. Letting them do whatever they want is easy. People who love their children take the hard road. Undisciplined children grow up to be a problem to themselves and to society. Let Mollys children know exactly The BOBEYWOLFF All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now PeariS. Buck Test your play at todays spade game. You can easily score nine tricks with the South cards. Whats the best way to make dummys chib ace your 10th? West leads his diamond king, and dumntya assets offer a problem. Dummys heart queen will promote Souths jack to a winner regardless of where the king might be, but how should South use the queen ao an entry to dummy's club ace? The direct approach wont work. If South wins his diamond see immediately and draws trumps, he will make the game if West has the heart king. However, when dummys queen goes to Easts king, the dub ace is stranded, and accurate defense limits South to nine winners. Suppose South refuses the first diamond, wins the second, and rattles off six trump winners. Will that work? It might if West carelessly discards s heart However, alter South has bid the suit and East signals violently in dubs (the 10 followed by the deuce). West has little reason to hold on to his Q-7 of chibs. The best legitimate shot at making game is to win the diamond ace at trick one and lead the jack of hearts. If East wins, dummys heart queen provides the entry to cash dummys dub ace. And if East ducks, South cashes his heart ace and ruffs a heart, cashing the dub ace for his 10th winner. Alex William Alanko, 63, Hotchkiss, died March 2, 2000, at Pa-on ia Care Center. Services 11 am. Monday at Taylor Funeral Service in Paonia. Burial In Cedar Hill Cemetery In Paonia. Mr. Alanko was a coal miner. Survivors indude his wife, Sharon K; two sons, Duane of Hotchkiss and Ted of Midwar, one sister, Elsie Maki of Delta; and one grandchild. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Delta County. P.O. Box 24, Delta 81416. Ruby L Conyers, 93. Grand Junction, died March 3, 2000, at IHS of Mantey Heights. Arrangements are pending with Martin Mortuary, Mrs. Conyers was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband. Samuel Monroe; one son. Jerald of Grand Junction; two daughters, Sandra Steely of Pryor. Okla and Sue Fueston of Grand Junction; one brother, Gordon Culver of Lincoln, Neb; four sisters. Wilma Bradley of Ewd, Okla Esther 0"Rear of Ana-darko. Okla Ethel Rogers of Mount Airy, N C and Mary Bell Carver of Oklahoma City, seven grandchildren; and 16 great -grandchildren. M.A. "AT Comelinon. 86, Grand Junction, died March 2, 2X0, at Grand Junction Care Center. Services 2 pm. Tuesday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Visitation .one hour before the service at the to You what the boundaries are, and make sure there are appropriate penalties for overstepping them. Meanwhile, put your fragile things out of the childrens reach when they come over, and have some inexpensive toys for them to play with. If they will watch TV, there are some wonderful educational videos you can rent that will amuse them and teach them something as well Inquire at the video store and good luck. Gem of the Day: On Arturo Toscaninis 80th birthday, someone asked his son, Walter, what his lather ranked as his most important achievement The son replied, There was no such thing. Whatever he happens to be doing at the moment is the biggest thing in his life whether its conducting a symphony, or peeling an orange. Is that Ann Landers column you clipped years ago yellow with age 7 For a copy of her most frequently requested poems and essays, send a self-addressed, long, business-size envelope and a check or money order for $5.25 (this includes postage and handling) to: Gems, do Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III 60611-0562. To find out more about Ann Landers and read bar past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at Aces MUKTH UNA A S V Q6 1087 65 A A J 6 5 3 EAST A 76 V K75 92 A K 10 9842 SOUTH A AKQ J98 V A J32 A43 A WEST A 10 4 3 2 V 109 8 4 OKQJ Q 7 Vulnerable: North-South Dealer South The bidding: South 1 A 19 4 A West Pass Pass Pass North 1 NT 3 NT Pass East Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Diamond king BID WITH THE ACES tsot-B South holds: A 76 V K75 92 A K 10 9 84 2 North 1 A 2 South 1 NT 7 ANSWER: Pass. Take the preference to partner's second suit with a pass. This is not the time to take a false preference. fcatf brwfet fMbM r nfMi tor f hum NovMtor to Ito Am FO Am MDA. lum fL Death Notices fUneral home. Mr. Ccmelison was Die former president and general manager of Grand Junction Steel Survivors include two sons, Johnny and Bill; and one daughter, . Marian Unfred. Jess W. Felin, 73, Grand Junction, died March 2. 2000, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Callahan Edfast Mortuary. Mr. Felin was a pharmaceutical sales representative for Lederie Laboratories and a stockbroker. Survivors include one ton, Paul of Memphis, Tenn; two daughters, Gina Hasting of Denver and Melinda Fellini of Praine Village, Kan; one sister. Luclle Stansbury of Walnut Creek. Calif; and four grandchildren. Billy Robert Franklin. 72, Naturita. died March 1 2000. at St Mary's HospitaL Services 1 ttus af-ternoon al Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation from 9 to 11 this morning at Martin Mortuary. Mr. Franklin was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Terry BJly and Del Bird, both of Nucla; one daughter. Debby Greagr of Grand Junction; one brother. Roy Ftarkim of Crawford, one sister, Viola Cams of Eureka, Calif. and seven grandchildren. W arren C. Poppre, 90. Hotchkiss, died March L 200, at Paonia Care and Rehabditatien Center. No In the Stars JOYCEJIUSON When the moon joins the sun and retrograde Mercury in Pisces today, you may feel like taking a serious time out Your emotions will be right on the surface and may be a little hard to talk about so give yourself some space to be alone. Aries (March 21-April 19). Take smart suggestions at home people with expertise save you time and money. Romance begins when you meet an enchanting new someone at aparty. Taurus (April 20-May 20). Pettiness and gossip is a barrier to your progress. Friends see you as a quiet tower of strength that is until you blow off some steam. You may be strongly attracted to someone new. Gemini (May 21-June 21). A casual flirtation turns passionate. A dose relative asks you for a favor. A loved one comes through for you this afternoon. Business is extremely profitable when you dont give up. Cancer (June 22-July 22). A new acquaintance is making your life easier by the minute no ulterior motives, just friendly help. Spend time with a relative. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). You are a conscientious aid sought-after partner. A platonic love turns romantic. Basic instincts are correct especially if they tell you to be daring. Reunite family members. Todays birthday (March 4). This will be a year fin bold steps and bright ideas. Impress your employer with brilliant suggestions this month, and youll be taking home more pay next month. Small but passionate gambles are your way to a windfall by May. Virgo (Aug. 234ept 22). Convictions will weaken if you dont feed your dream with Inspiration. Travel across boundaries is favored. Give a child more than just your spare moments. Libra (Sept 23Dct 23). You realize how important family or romantic ties are to you do what it takes to strengthen them. Convince yourself that your talent is strong enough to get results, and it will be. Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov, 21). A lovers attitude will both baffle and Intrigue you. You are able to get what you want financially without pushing yourself to the limit Reach a condusion on career issues. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Involve children In recreatioa .YouD find an offbeat personality appealing. Physical aspects of a sweetheart are less important than mental stimulation. Let money collect in the bank now for a big purchase later. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your family wants to be induded in social gatherings. Be dear about your romantic preferences, or you will end up with the same type over and over again. A new friend will be a dear companion through thick and thin. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Increased demands on your time force you to get organized. Go straight to the top, and get results while others wait around Show off for those who can use you talent for the good of humanity. ' Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). You reach out to new contacts and are a social hit Formerly incompatible friends can discover common" ground through you. Fully commit to an exercise program. A loved one's success may bring mixed feelings for you. services are planned. Mr. Poppre was the manager of Western Electric in New Jersey. Caleb Jerome Scroggins, 20, died Feb. 28, 2000, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo. Services 3 pm. today at Callahan Edfast Mortuary. A reception will be from 4 to 530 pm. at Riverside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Christina of Grand Junction; his parents, Debbie and Doug Jones and Steve and Ronda Scroggins, all af Grand Junction; and five siblings, Katie, Aaron, Rebecca and Shannon Scroggins, all of Grand Junction, and Kelly Robinson of Temecula. Calif Former Grand Junction resident George M. Spehar, 9, died March L 2X0. In Darien. Conn. Services 2 pm. Tuesday at Queen at Afl Saints Church in Crested Butte. Burial in Crested Butte Town Cemetery. Mr. Spehar was senior managing director at Bear Steams Jk Co Inc. Survivors Include his wife, Susan; one son, Jacob of Darien; one daughter. JuLanne of Darien, his mother. Helen M. of Grand Juno-Gon. Lur brother. Jim, Tom and Tim. all of Grand Junction, and Gerry of Glendale. Calif; and one sister. Marianne Mercado of Grand Junction. Memorial oontribminru to Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Pueblo. 20 Roun. Pueblo 81304.

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