Longtime Delta resident Geraldine Vining died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at the HopeWest Hospice Center in Grand Junction.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial followed in Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Geraldine M. Harris was born in Topeka, Kan., Feb. 7, 1925, to Charles and Alice (Anweiler) Harris. She grew up in Topeka and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1943.
She was a charter member of the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene. She started teaching Sunday school when she was 15. Mrs. Vining enjoyed making dresses for girls who lived in the Appalachian Mountains, reading her Bible and had been a foster parent to 35 babies.
She married Charles B. Vining Sept. 8, 1956, in Topeka, Kan. They moved from Topeka to Delta in 1961. They shared 40 years together before his death on June 13, 1996.
She is survived by her sons, David Boronda of Delta, Adrian Boronda of San Diego, Calif., and Charles Vining of Plano, Texas; her daughters, Jeri (Andy) Karsten of Riverside, Calif., Deniece Boronda and Beth Fletcher both of Delta, and Jean Rogers of Topeka, Kan.; her brother, Charles Harris of Castle Rock; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vining; a brother, Millard Harris; and a son, Tom Vining.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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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.