Obituaries

Thomas Allen Duran

Thomas Allen Duran, 69, of Pittsburg, Kan., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Jan. 31, 2021 after a long, courageous battle with COVID Pneumonia.

Jean Lee Vader

Jean Lee Vader, 88, peacefully passed away on Jan. 31, 2021 at Valley Manor Nursing Home in Montrose, Colo. She was born on Feb. 24, 1932 to John Albert McGregor and La Veta Foreman McGregor. She grew up on the McGregor family ranch in Powderhorn, attended high school in Gunnison, and married Richard Mark Vader on June 1, 1950.

Richard “Dick” Pittman

Dick Pittman passed away on Jan. 30, 2021 at HopeWest in Grand Junction with his wife, Lynda, and his son, Lloyd, by his side.

James A. Yale

Jim Yale, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother went to be with his Lord Jan. 21, 2021 in Plano, Texas. Jim was born Nov. 12, 1938 in Scottsbluff, Neb., but grew up in Gunnison, Colo., where he followed in the family CPA business after graduating from Western State College.

Jean Lee Vader

Jean Lee Vader, 88, of Montrose passed away on Jan. 31 at Valley Manor Care Center.

Robert “Bob” Weaver

Robert “Bob” Weaver passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction Feb.1 after a long and valiant struli: e. Funeral services will be held in Gunnison at a later date. A full obituary to follow.

Dr. Duane Messner M.D.

It is with sadness but with hearts filled with profound love and joyous memories that we announce that our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentor, leader and friend, Dr. Duane Messner M.D.