Delta resident Connie Heronemus died Jan. 22, 2018, at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 68.
At her request, no services will be held.
Connie Sue Rush was born May 23, 1949, to Lewis and Carmen (Holcomb) Rush in Hutchinson, Kan. She spent her childhood and attended school in Black Forest and Colorado Springs.
On April 16, 1966, she married Stevan Heronemus in Black Forest. The family moved from Fort Collins to Delta County in 1969.
Mrs. Heronemus enjoyed computer games, riding four-wheelers, picnics and spending time with her grand- and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stevan Heronemus of Delta; mother, Carmen Rush of Delta; son, Stevan (Shelly) Heronemus of Basin, Mont.; daughters, Lauri (Robert) Brown of Hotchkiss and Lisa (Jim) Hodge of Oklahoma; sister, Mary Hightower of Delta; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Rush; and a granddaughter, Cody Dawn.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.