Della Aravella Rubalcaba died Nov. 21, 2016, at her home in Delta. She was 86.
She was born in Delta to Jose Cordova and Maria "Grace" Vigil on Nov. 16, 1930. She grew up in Delta and married Wilfred Rubalcaba on Feb. 2, 1952. They divorced in 1988.
Mrs. Rubalcaba spent her life working with children as a volunteer in Head Start programs and at various local elementary schools. She worked for the Foster Grandparent Program for 15 years.
She was a member of St. Michael's Church.
She is survived by her brother, Edward Cordova of Salt Lake City, Utah; children, Robert (Melinda) Rubalcaba of Delta, Caroline Rubalcaba of Delta, Diane (Jerry) Lopez of Pueblo, Maggie (Tom) Silva of Springfield, Mo., Wilfreta (Rod) Scheetz of Spanish Fork, Utah, Veronica (Joel) Livas of Longview, Texas, Demetrius (Kitty) Rubalcaba of Greensboro, N.C., Dello Rubalcaba of Oak Creek and Patrick (Billie) Rubalcaba of Delta; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at St. Michael's Church Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, with a reception to follow at St. Michael's Hall.
Condolences and flowers may be sent to 617 Dodge Street, Delta, CO 81416.