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Obituary: Molly C. West

August 6, 1982 – November 30, 2021

Molly Celeste West was born in Durango, Colorado in 1982 and passed away in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on November 30, 2021. She was 39 years old. She is survived by her father David West and her mother Ruth West. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs. Arrangements are in the care of the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Molly C. West

August 6, 1982 – November 30, 2021

Molly West was born in Durango, Colorado on August 6th, 1982 and passed away on November 30, 2021, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Arrangements are handled by the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Opal M. Reynolds

May 31, 1959 – November 27, 2021

Opal Reynolds of Oak Creek, Colorado, was born May 31, 1959 and passed away on November 27, 2021. Arrangements handled by the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Carole Ann Cox

April 16, 1937 – November 27, 2021

Carole Ann Cox, lifetime resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 27, 2021. No services are being held at this time. Arrangements handled by the Yampa Valley Funeral Home.

Obituary: Monty Ray Ages

May 1, 1952 – November 21, 2021

Monty Ages, of Craig, died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at The Memorial Regional Health Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

Obituary: Dorothy Marie Clyncke

April 4, 1927 – November 17, 2021

Dorothy Marie Clyncke, 94, passed away in her sleep at Grand Junction home on November 17, 2021. Dorothy was a strong, hardworking, kindhearted woman who was adored by many.
Dorothy was Born on April 4th, 1927 in North Loop Nebraska. Her parents were James Paul White and Gladys Grace Hurley. She graduated high school in Nebraska and moved to Colorado at the age of 17 where she meet her husband, Wilbert H. Clyncke. They married November 26, 1944 in Martinez, California. Then moved back to Colorado where they had their 7 children: Richard(Nancy) Clyncke, Phyllis(Denny) Stuart, Eugene(Laura) Clyncke, Gladys Meyer, Delores(Ron) Phillips, Sharon(John) Warner and Linda(Steve) Bethka. In 1963, Wilbert and Dorothy purchased a ranch in Yampa, CO that is now known as the Clyncke’s Bear River Ranch. Ever since, they have been farming hay and raising cattle with their seven children. Later in life Wilbert and Dorothy ranched during the summers and lived the winter in their home in Golden, CO. After her husband passed, Dorothy continued to run the Ranch with the help of her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. She survived colon cancer, breast cancer, back and hip surgeries, multiple strokes, and a heart attack. She moved in with her daughter Delores Phillips in Grand Junction during the fall of 2015 where she peacefully lived out the remainder of her life.
Dorothy had been preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Wilbert, Eugene & Laura Clyncke, Ron Phillips, great-granddaughter Kelsie Clyncke, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous special friends.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 Cottonwood Bible Chapel, 2648 Cottonwood Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506. Following the Funeral a Celebration of life for Dorothy will be Saturday Dec. 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Barkers Red Barn Community Gathering, 1037 25 Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81505. Please join the family for hors d’oeuvres.
Driveway begins at J and 25 Rd. If you use GPS sometimes it sends you to the desert.
Dorothy will be laid to rest at the Clyncke’s Bear River Ranch private Cemetery. Memorial and Monetary Contributions & Thank You can be sent to Grand Valley Funeral Home online site grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com

Obituary: Jeffery Lynn Bertram

April 3, 1969 – November 12, 2021

Jeffery Bertram, of Craig, died Friday, November 12, 2021 in Lafayette, Colorado. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Mission of Grace Church in Hayden. Memorial donations may be made to The Gage Bertram Scholarship Fund.

Obituary: Jeffery Lynn Bertram

April 3, 1969 – November 12, 2021

Jeffery Lynn Bertram was born April 4, 1969 in Craig, Colorado. He died Friday, November 12, 2021 in Lafayette, Colorado. Jeffery is survived by his mother Nina (Twite) Elwood; Heart Father Curtis (papa) Elwood; sons Trabin Jon Bertram and Jeffery Gage Bertram; daughter Taylor Diana Bertram; granddaughter Marissa Castello; grandson Elyus Castello; brother Erik Dean Bertram; step brothers Daryl James, Gary James Jr. and Rob James; step sisters Darlene James Yengich, Kerry Weaver and Keely Voorhis as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and hundreds of friends across Colorado. Jeffery is preceded in death by his father Robert Eugene Bertram; grandparents Paul and Mary Twite and Tom and Blanch Bertram and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Mission of Grace Church in Hayden. Memorial donations may be made to the Gage Bertram Scholarship Fund in care of Grant Mortuary.

Obituary: Dorothy Marie Clyncke

April 4, 1927 – November 17, 2021

Dorothy Marie Clyncke, 94, passed away in her sleep at Grand Junction home on November 17, 2021. Dorothy was a strong, hardworking, kindhearted woman who was adored by many.
Dorothy was Born on April 4th, 1927 in North Loop Nebraska. Her parents were James Paul White and Gladys Grace Hurley. She graduated high school in Nebraska and moved to Colorado at the age of 17 where she meet her husband, Wilbert H. Clyncke. They married November 26, 1944 in Martinez, California. Then moved back to Colorado where they had their 7 children: Richard(Nancy) Clyncke, Phyllis(Denny) Stuart, Eugene(Laura) Clyncke, Gladys Meyer, Delores(Ron) Phillips, Sharon(John) Warner and Linda(Steve) Bethka. In 1963, Wilbert and Dorothy purchased a ranch in Yampa, CO that is now known as the Clyncke’s Bear River Ranch. Ever since, they have been farming hay and raising cattle with their seven children. Later in life Wilbert and Dorothy ranched during the summers and lived the winter in their home in Golden, CO. After her husband passed, Dorothy continued to run the Ranch with the help of her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. She survived colon cancer, breast cancer, back and hip surgeries, multiple strokes, and a heart attack. She moved in with her daughter Delores Phillips in Grand Junction during the fall of 2015 where she peacefully lived out the remainder of her life.
Dorothy had been preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Wilbert, Eugene & Laura Clyncke, Ron Phillips, great-granddaughter Kelsie Clyncke, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous special friends.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 Cottonwood Bible Chapel, 2648 Cottonwood Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506. Following the Funeral a Celebration of life for Dorothy will be Saturday Dec. 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Barkers Red Barn Community Gathering, 1037 25 Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81505. Please join the family for hors d’oeuvres.
Driveway begins at J and 25 Rd. If you use GPS sometimes it sends you to the desert.
Dorothy will be laid to rest at the Clyncke’s Bear River Ranch private Cemetery. Memorial and Monetary Contributions & Thank You can be sent to Grand Valley Funeral Home online site grandvalleyfuneral@gmail.com

Obituary: Frank Wheaton

March 15, 1951 – November 17, 2021

Frank Arthur Wheaton, 70, of Thornton New Hampshire died in his home Wednesday November 17th 2021.
Born in Woburn Massachusetts on March 15, 1951, the youngest son of Phyllis (Jones) and Robert Wheaton; sibling to Robert, Thomas, and Nancy. Frank spent his childhood years in Woburn, Massachusetts with a terrific group of enduring friends, most notably Jim Mahoney. Summers were spent at his family house on Stinson Lake, where he met his lifelong friends of Billy and Fred Wernig, and gained his eternal love for the outdoors. Frank was a devoted hockey player at Woburn High School as a goalie. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied Psychology and formed bonds with more friends and roommates, some who later shared with him the joy of having families with twins. Upon graduation he moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where he spent many happy years skiing, floating rivers, and playing rugby. He was founding member of the Steamboat Hockey and Rugby teams where the Cowpie Classic Rugby tournament continues. While in Steamboat he met Deborah Snyder and they had their twin daughters Emma Nicole and Matilda Elaine. After moving back to New Hampshire to care for his father, he became a ski instructor at Cannon Mountain where he shared his passion for skiing with the next generation. Frank was an avid outdoorsman, exploring rivers in his dory, camping in the Volkswagon (the V-Dub), and skiing across the country. Frank could often be found wandering the woods in search of firewood or at his home brimming with music; often with one of his famous compilations which always included John Prine. He had a big heart and a soft soul and will be missed dearly. Frank is survived by his Sister Nancy (Wheaton) Merson his twin daughters Emma Nicole and Matilda Elaine, their mother Deborah Snyder of Littleton, CO, his son-in-law Dale Martz, his grandson Theodore Martz, and many nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by his brothers Robert Wheaton Jr, and Thomas Wheaton. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Donations in his honor can be made to the Sierra Club. The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family