Barbara Lee Lyons died May 13, 2016, at her home in Montrose. She was 80.
She was born to Harold and Elizabeth (Fausnet) Wilcox at the home of her grandparents on North Mesa on Nov. 2, 1935. She attended Montrose High School where she was active in music, drama and jounalism. She graduated in 1953. She attended Western State College where she was a marching drum majorette and a pianist.
She married William Charlesworth on Aug. 22, 1953.
Mrs. Lyons was active in fundraising for polio treatments, the Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
She is survived by her children, Randy (Jime) Charlesworth of Delta, Tammie (Larry) Tabor of Norwood and Beckie Charlesworth Smith of Montrose; three stepchildren, Brad Lyons of Kansas, Denise (Bill) King of Denver and Tracy (Steve) Benningsdorf of Mont-rose; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and her husband, Dennis Lyons.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Charlesworth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Olathe City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, 725 S. 4th St., Montrose, CO 81401.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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.