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Western Slope Obituaries 1-2-12

Chris LeFevre, 39, of Delta, Colo., passed away December 17, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 3, 1972. He spent his childhood in Craig, Colo., and graduated from Moffat County High School with the class of 1990.

Chris furthered his education from Mesa State, earning a degree in 1996 as a Radiological Technician.

In 1996, Chris married Jennifer Donaldson. He moved to South Fork, Colo. They had one child, Makenzie LeFevre. Chris started his career at Rio Grande Hospital where he became the Director of Radiology Services. Chris and Jennifer later divorced.

In 2007, Chris moved to Delta, Colo., where he lived with his wife, Michele Hammel and her two children, Micaela and Jace. Chris was most recently employed with the Delta County Memorial Hospital as a radiology technician.

Chris had an admirable passion for living and sharing his life with others. He was an avid outdoorsman, and loved being in nature. Fishing, camping, snowmobiling, sports, golfing, and traveling with friends and family were among his favorite things to do.

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Chris was an extremely kind hearted person, who could always make you smile with his infectious warmth. He had many friends who loved him dearly. We will never forget the love and joy he brought into our lives. Chris touched every corner of our lives, and will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege to knowand love him.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Hammel; daughter, Makenzie LeFevre; father, Bart (Jolene) Bickmore; mother, Debra LeFevre; brother, Cory (Mandi) Bickmore; sisters Jaime (Jason) Bickmore-Theler, Lori Ann (Rob) Bickmore Cunningham, Danielle (Cody) Wagner, Lauren LeFevre; grandmother, Dorothy LeFevre; Uncle, David (Cheri) LeFevre; Aunt, Kathy (Rocky) Innes; step children Micaela Alexander and Jace Helmick; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Thomas E. LeFevre and Reed Bickmore and his grandmother Caroline Bickmore.

A memorial service honoring Chris’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, 682 1725 Road in Delta, Colo.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Gregory Kenneth Graham, 66, of Hotchkiss, Colo., passed away December 21, 2011 at his home.

He was born to George Kenneth and Mable Graham on June 10, 1945 in Pueblo, Colo. He spent his childhood in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from Central High School with the class of 1963.

On February 1, 1989, Greg married the love of his life, Janice Lee Webster. Greg and Janice were married for over 23 years.

Greg moved to Hotchkiss, Colo., coming from Grand Junction, Colo., 25 years ago. Greg, a rancher and business man, spent a lot of his career in the mining industry. He was a partner in a gold mining project in Guyana, South America. Greg owned Tompkins hardware and supply in Creede, Colo., and co-owned Big Sky Supply in Grand Junction, Colo., and Schmidt Hardware in Delta. Colo. Then he retired to ranch.

Greg enjoyed Friday coffee at C & J’s Cafe in Delta, Colo., Friday afternoon Club with friends in Paonia, Colo., coffee with his neighbors, reading, traveling, politics, cows and farming. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, daughters, mother, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Janice of Hotchkiss, Colo.; two daughters, Deborah (Clarke) Scott of Allen, Texas, Jennifer (Dan) Dunn of Brighton, Colo.; four grandchildren Matthew and Joshua Scott of Allen, Tex.; Emily and Olivia Dunn of Brighton, Colo.; his mother, Mable Graham of Hotchkiss, Colo..

He was preceded in death by his father, George Graham.

Memorial services were held December 27, 2011 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Greg’s memory to Caws, P.O. Box 12, Crawford, Colo., 81415; or to the Medical Missionaries of Mary, 4425 W. 63rd St. Suite 100 Chicago, Ill., 60629.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Boyd Weldon Cornell, 82, of Surface Creek, Colo., passed away December 20, 2011 at his residence in Cedaredge, Colo.

He was born to Clifton Boyd and Myrtle (Hale) Cornell on August 27, 1929 in Compton, Calif. He spent his childhood in Compton, Calif., and Cedaredge, Colo. Boyd graduated from Cedaredge High School with the class of 1948.

On July 24, 1948, Boyd married the love of his life, Betty Marshall in Cedaredge, Colo. To this union, three sons were born. Boyd and Betty had the honor of sharing 63 years of love and marriage this past summer.

Boyd, a parks manager, enjoyed fishing, hunting, waterskiing, scuba diving and finding out where roads went. Boyd was happiest whenever he had the chance to spend a day outdoors. He was Park Manager for the Colorado State Park system for many years, and was instrumental in starting Sweitzer Lake State Park near Delta, Colo. He built Lathrop State Park near Walsenberg, Colo., worked at Navajo State Park near Arboles, Colo., and was building Rifle Gap/Rifle Falls State Park near Rifle, Colo.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows as well as the Masons in past years. He had lived in Cedaredge, Colo., for the last 20 years, moving from Rifle, Colo.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Cornell of Cedaredge, Colo.; three sons Bill Cornell of Lillian, Ala., Roger Cornell and Gary Cornell, both of Cedaredge, Colo.; six grandchildren James, Tim, Brandi, Bryan, Andy and Mike; and seven great-grandchildren Amelia, Kaleb, Logan, Taylor, Paul, Ryan and Alyssa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Myrtle Cornell; one brother, Melville Cornell; and a half brother, Paul Kehl.

Memorial services honoring Boyd’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Cedaredge, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Boyd’s memory to the American Diabetes Association.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.