Mona May Graves

Mona May Graves of Montrose, passed away May 10, 2012 at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was 76.

Mona was born Feb. 2, 1936 to Gilbert Peter and Opal May (Mourer) Hansen at Lewis, Colo. She spent her childhood in Southern Colorado and Monticello, Utah.

Mona married John Albert Graves on July 10, 1954 in Payette, Idaho. John and Mona had also resided in Emmett, Idaho., Sonoma, Calif., Alameda, Calif.., Bremerton, Wash., San Diego., New London, Conn., Sasebo, Japan., and Dolores, Colo., before moving to Montrose where they made their home until Mona’s time of death. Mona and John were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mona enjoyed her church and scripture reading. Her children and grandchildren were very, very special to her. Mona loved her home and enjoyed getting together with family.

Surviving family members include her husband, John Albert Graves of the family home; son, John Albert Graves Jr.; daughters, Deborah May Mikkelson of Cortez, Christy Lee Land of The Colony, Texas., Teresa Lynn Hurt of Farmington, N.M.; brothers, Gerald Peter Hansen of Portland, Ore., Raul A. Hansen of Roseville, Calif.; sisters, Devon Codner of Eastland, Utah.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Mona was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Opal Hansen, brother, Dean Hansen and a sister, Bertha J. Hansen.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association, in memory of Mona Graves, 2232 N. 7th Street, Suite B1, Grand Junction, CO. 81501. Interment will be held at Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose. Arrangements were handled by Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colo.