Alice Hunt died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at her home. She was 79.
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 14, at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss with Art Wolverton presiding.
Alice Allene Owensby was born in her grandmother's home on Stewart Mesa Jan. 26, 1936, to Miriam (Berry) and Harold Owensby. During her early life the family lived in several areas during World War II including Camp Hale at Pando, near Leadville, while her parents worked in construction camps, helping with the war effort.
Mrs. Hunt grew up in Paonia and moved to Delta in her junior year of high school. She graduated from Delta High School in 1954.
She married Jack Hunt in Delta Oct. 30, 1954, in her mother's home. The Hunts lived in many areas including Monogram Mesa above Naturita during the uranium boom, Phoenix, Ariz., Denver, San Francisco, Calif., and finally Hotchkiss, where they raised their children.
Mrs. Hunt was a mother and homemaker as her three children grew up. After they were raised, she became a successful artist, favoring watercolor painting and clay sculpture. She won several awards and was an art teacher. She was the Hotchkiss librarian for several years. She also enjoyed reading and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; three children, Linda "Pete" (Jerry) Cunningham, Scott (Debbie) Hunt and Suzy (Rex) Gardner; a sister, Helen (Roy) Vodopich; a brother, James Owensby; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hotchkiss Library, P.O. Box 540, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.