John Nelson 1901 - 2005
John Nelson of Fort Morgan died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Valley View Villa Care Center in Fort Morgan. He was 104.
Perry Nicholson 1948 - 2005
Perry E. Nicholson of Olathe died after a year - and - a - half battle with cancer, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home. He was 57.
John Olin 1927 - 2005
John E. Olin of Cedaredge died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at his home. He was 78.
Jack Patton 1918 - 2005
Robert M. “Jack” Patton of Paonia died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87.
Kimberly Ritter 1957 - 2005
Kimberly Kay Ritter of Hotchkiss died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at her home. She was 47.
Laurance Adams Jr. 1922 - 2005
Laurance A. “Larry” Adams Jr. of Delta died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. He was 83.
Kathleen Chinn 1951 - 2005
Kathleen Chinn of Delta died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at her home. She was 54.
Harold Fuller 1911 - 2005
Harold J. Fuller of Austin died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 94.
Kenneth Jacobson 2005
Kenneth Jacobson of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Paonia, died Dec. 10, 2005, at his home. He was 86.
Ruby Martin 1907 - 2005
Ruby Inez Martin of Eckert died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 98.
F. William "Bill" O'Bannon 1914 - 2005
Longtime North Fork area resident, F. William “Bill” O’Bannon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo. He was 90 years of age.
Loretta Reed 2005
Loretta Ann Reed of Austin died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. She was 71.
Edna Stanford 1919 - 2005
Edna Wilma Stanford of Cedaredge died Dec. 11, 2005. She was 86.
Charles Tabor 2005
Charles “Chuck” W. Tabor of Grand Junction died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 64.
Warren Clark 2006
Warren D. Clark of Paonia died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Family Health West in Grand Junction. He was 85.
Raymond Evitts 1928 - 2006
Raymond Laverne Evitts of Hotchkiss died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 77.
David Flanery 1934 - 2006
David D. Flanery of Eckert died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at his home. He was 72.
Mark Fuller 1947 - 2006
Mark A. Fuller of Delta died of complications from quadriplegia Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He was 58.
Robert Gray 2006
Robert V. Gray of Cedaredge died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 47.
Welma Harmon 1918 - 2006
Welma M. “Billie” Harmon of Montrose died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was 87.
Carol May 2006
Carol May, formerly of Eastlake and Crawford, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in New Oxford, Pa. She was 87.
J.B. Stone 1925 - 2006
J.B. Stone of Hotchkiss died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at his home. He was 80.
Geraldine Marguerite "Jerry" Ames of Delta died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004. She was 92.
Mrs. Ames was born on May 8, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Josephine (Willette) Grady. She spent her childhood in Chicago, graduating from Chicago Visitation High School. She attended the University of Chicago for a chemistry degree.
She married Hal Ames on June 23, 1940, in Moab, Utah. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Ames was a homemaker and worked with her husband on a branch. She was a bus driver for School District 51 for 15 years and a Democratic Judge of Elections for 30 years. She lived in Gateway from 1940 to 1998. They moved to Grand Junction for three years, before moving to Delta two years ago. She enjoyed reading, traveling, her dogs, horseback riding, watching movies, visiting with the children living on Newport Circle and crocheting. She made numerous afghans for friends and family.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Daniel and Janice Ames of Bedrock, David and Ruth Ames of Moab, Utah, and Stephen and Margaret Ames of Battle Mountain, Nev.; a daughter and her husband, Rosemary and Jack Castro of Delta; nine grandchildren, Anniel Littlejohn and her husband John, Teresa Hendricks and her husband Kevin, Julie Ames, Leslie Ames, Jerry Ames, Dennis Ames and his wife Jennifer, Mark Ames, Jack Jr. Casto and his wife Lisa, Alice Thomas and her husband Duane; a stepgrandson, David Larson; eight great - grandchildren, Colt Littlejohn, Brand Littlejohn, Logan Littlejohn, Abbey Hendricks, Aspen Ames, Matt Casto, Caleb Casto and Dylan Thomas; a sister and her husband, Teresa and Pete Zelkovich of Chicago; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs Ames was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Ames; five sisters; and a grandson, Daniel F. Ames Jr.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Callahan - Edfast Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be recited on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Nucla Cemetery
at 2:30 p.m. A potluck dinner for family and friends will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Gateway Community Building.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Delta County, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
William J. "Billy" Kendrick of Delta died as the result of a car accident on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, near Hotchkiss. He was 49.
A memorial service was held on March 2, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, with Pastor Roger Odegard officiating.
Mr. Kendrick was born on April 27, 1954, in Colorado Springs, to William G. and Wanda M. (Owens) Kendrick. He spent his childhood in Colorado Springs, graduating from Lewis Palmer High School in 1972.
He married Pamela A. McKenzie in 1978. The marriage was later dissolved.
Mr. Kendrick was a master carpenter, working in Avon, Vail, Carbondale, Palmer Lake, Monument and numerous other communities in Colorado. He enjoyed fishing, hiking and people.
He is survived by a son and his wife, Jess and Sarah Kendrick of Oak Harbor, Wash.; his parents, Bill and Wanda Kendrick of Delta; two sisters and their husbands, Pamela and Keith McGee of Delta, and Dianne and Gene Mosteller of West Liberty, Ohio; and a grandson, Derek Ryan Kendrick.
Memorial contributions may be made to GREAT, c/o Delta Police Department, 215 W. 5th Street, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
Ackerman, Rex - - (1943 - 2004)
Rex Edward Ackerman of Crawford died on March 31, 2004, at his residence. He was 61.
A graveside funeral service was held on April 6, at Cedar Hill Cemetery
in Paonia, with James Gall officiating.
Mr. Ackerman was born on Jan. 18, 1943, in Independence County, Ark., to Edward and Harolyn (Rice) Ackerman. He spent his childhood in Lyons. He graduated from high school in Mount Miguel, Calif., in 1961. He attended San Diego State College in San Diego, Calif.
He lived in Morton, Wash., for five years before moving to Crawford 4 1/2 month ago. Prior to that he lived in California for many years.
Mr. Ackerman worked for the United States Postal Service for 29 years, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed gardening, computers and woodworking.
He is survived by a sister, Carol Nations of Crawford; three uncles; two aunts; and numerous cousins.
Mr. Ackerman was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2480 W.
26th Ave., Suite 120B, Denver, CO 80211.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.