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Evelyn Motz

Evelyn Corene Motz died Nov. 26, 2016. She was 91.

She was born in Clinton, Okla., to Oscar Porterfield and Mattie Ellis-Porterfield. She spent her early years in Tishomingo and Wapanucka, Okla., until her family moved to Palisade in 1941. She graduated from Palisade High School in 1943.

On June 10, 1947, she married Harold Motz. He died on Aug. 21, 2015.

Shortly after marriage, they moved to Gunnison and then to Delta. They owned and operated the Ideal Laundry.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Delta. In 1974, they moved to Grand Junction where she volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital and joined the First United Methodist Church there. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening.

She is survived by her daughters, Michelle (Jim) Burkey of Palisade and Janice Motz of Aurora; son, Roger (Laura) Motz of Cañon City; brother, Mack (Wyllene) Porterfield of Texas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Harold Motz.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road, Grand Junction. Graveside services will follow for both Evelyn and Harold at Memorial Gardens, 2970 North Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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