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Western Slope Obituaries 12-7-09

James Melvin Page, 81, of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away November 27, 2009.

He was born May 24, 1928 in Grand Junction, Colo., the oldest of five children of Everett and Bernice Page. He attended grade school at Loma and graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1946. He worked for the D & RG Railroad for eight years. He then worked for Mountain Bell for over 30 years. Melvin loved to farm, hunt, go four wheeling, but most of all he loved his family. He also loved to play practical jokes on family and friends and pulled off quite a few of them over the years.

He married Dortha Garver (Anderegg) on October 17, 1961 and they combined their families from previous marriages and had 48 years together.

He will be so missed by family and friends who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Dortha; his mother, Bernice Page of Grand Junction, Colo.; a daughter, Lana Remmert (Jim) of Grand Junction, Colo.; a stepson, Ralph Garver (Tim Chism) of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Linda Rowland (Jack) of Grand Junction, Colo., and Donna Manley (Harold) of Fruita, Colo.; one brother, Leonard (Jean) of Euless, Texas; one grandson, William (Christina) Remmert of Vero Beach, Fla.; three granddaughters, Lindsay (Ryan) Crabtree of Fruita, Colo.; Michelle Garver and Melanie (John) Heath both of Grand Junction, Colo.; and one very special great granddaughter, Libby Crabtree of Fruita, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Dale; a son, James Monty Page and a stepson, Steven Garver.

Services were held at Canyon View Vineyards Chapel on December 3, 2009.

Interment was in the Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roice Hurst Humane Society, 3320 D 1/2 Road, Clifton, Colo., 81520.


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