Longtime Colorado resident Emma Lou Bruner died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Highland Manor in Mesquite, Nev. She was 90.
She was born in Butler, Okla., Oct. 14, 1926, to Raymond and Martha (Prochnau) Pollard.
On Jan. 30, 1946, she married Harold Bruner in Austin. They had celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Mrs. Bruner spent her childhood in Butler, Okla., and Montrose. She attended school in Montrose before moving to Delta her senior year.
She worked as a retail bookkeeper for many years. She sold Avon and taught water aerobics at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. She enjoyed swimming, walking, riding her trike, bowling, golfing and coloring.
She is survived by one sister, Janie (Bill) Bailey; a son, Arthur (Sharon) Bruner of Fruita; two daughters, Linda Sperry of Mesquite, Nev. (Robert Sperry of Maricopa, Ariz.) and Tonya (Matt) Geerts of Goose Lake, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; sister, Betty Weber and three brothers, Jack, Glen and Bobbie Pollard.
Funeral services will be held at Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory on June 17.
Virgin Valley Mortuary 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.