Delta resident, Dale Kimber, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at his home in Delta, Colo. He was 72 years old.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Delta Christian Church, in Delta, Colo.
Dale Melvin Kimber was born Aug. 3, 1943, to Melvin Ray and Ruth Ephilemon (Bushnell) Kimber in Laramie, Wyo. Dale spent his childhood and attended school in LaPorte, Colo. Dale graduated from Cache La Poudre High School in LaPorte, Colo.
On April 25, 1964, Dale married the love of his life, Donna J. Martin, in Fort Collins, Colo. They moved to Delta, Colo. shortly after being married. To this union two children were born. The couple had the honor of sharing 52 years of love and marriage.
Dale worked as a warehouse man at Meadow Gold Dairy for many years. He was an active member of Community Christian Fellowship in Delta, Colo., where he also served as an elder. The last 20 years of his life were devoted to Jesus; he loved studying and sharing the Bible. Dale also enjoyed elk hunting, long range shooting, reloading, and being outdoors. Most of all he loved and cherished his family.
Dale is survived by wife, Donna Kimber of Delta, Colo.; son, Terry Kimber (Brenda) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Kellie Mitchell (Scott) of Fishers, Ind.; brother-in-law, John Bigham of Loveland, Colo.; four grandchildren, Erika Kimber and Austin Kimber of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Cole Mitchell and Elissa Mitchell of Fisher, Ind.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kay R. Bigham.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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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.