Alta Evelyn Bannon Merritt died Oct. 15, 2016. She was 83.
She was born June 28, 1933, to John and Hazel Bannon Sr.
She is survived by a son, Frank (Cherie) Merritt Jr.; a daughter, Katherine (Rickey) Feigt; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Merritt Sr.; brothers, John Bannon Jr. and Art Bannon; sisters, Hazel Schafer and June Sherman; and a great-grandson, Kristian Feigt.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 22, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.