Delta resident Garry D. Lippard died Aug. 12, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 75.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Delta United Methodist Church. His ashes will be scattered at camp during elk hunting season in October.
He was born July 18, 1942, in Craig to Edward "Sam" and Maxine (Doak) Lippard.
Although he was a master plumber, he enjoyed being a patrolman, sheriff and a fireman. He served as a patrolman on the Craig Police Department, as a sheriff for the Moffat County Sheriff's Office and a volunteer fireman on the Craig Fire Department.
He also enjoyed being in the mountains, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, motorcross and teaching his grandsons the joy of the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife Sherry; his 100-year-old father; sister; children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and extended family.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416; Grand Mesa Oncology, DCMH, 1501 E. 3rd Street, Delta, CO 81416; or Radiation Oncology, San Juan Cancer Center, 600 S. 5th Street, Montrose, CO 81401.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
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.