Cedaredge resident Dale W. Marah died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 86.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 9, at New Hope Evangelical Free Church in Cedaredge.
Dale Wildean Marah was born in Cedaredge May 29, 1930, to Joseph and Mary (Goodwin) Marah. He spent his childhood and attended school in Cedaredge until his senior year, when he moved to Depoe Bay, Ore., to live with his older brother. He graduated from Depoe High School.
He served in the U.S. Army. He resided in California and worked as a heavy equipment operator for 30 years.
He married Bertie Tracy on Feb. 27, 1984, in Montrose.
He owned Grand Mesa Construction and helped build the Cedaredge Golf Course. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union. He enjoyed restoring old cars and giving instruction.
He is survived by his wife, Bertie Marah of Cedaredge; two sons, Kevin (Ellen) Marah of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mark Marah of Colorado Springs; his daughter, Deanna Marah of Montrose; two stepsons, Monty Stroup of Mesa and Kelly (Jackie) Stroup of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Patrick (Gwendolyn) Marah of Cedaredge; a sister-in-law, Beryle Marah of Cedaredge; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd Hamilton, Bill Hamilton and Ed Marah; and two sisters, Helen Kungle and Rosella Martin.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS or www.wounded
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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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.