GySgt. Harley M. Wyatt, USMC, Ret., was called home for his final tour.
Mr. Wyatt passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Dec. 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
"Butch" was born on April 2, 1943, to Harley and Ina (Phillips) Wyatt in Delta, Colo., where he spent his childhood years.
He graduated from Grand County High School in Moab, Utah, in 1961. Following graduation, he enlisted in the USMC. Gunny Wyatt served his beloved country for 30 years as an avionic specialist for the Phantom 4 jet. He also served as a recruiter for the Pacific Northwest. He served three tours in Japan and was a Vietnam veteran.
He continued serving his country following his retirement from the USMC in 1989. He worked as a civilian service contractor at the Nevada nuclear test site and later was a consultant for Bresnan Communications at Nellis A.F.B. in Las Vegas, Nev., where he met and married the love of his life, Maxine (Max).
In 2007, he returned to his family home in Delta. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Harley is survived by his wife of 30 years, Maxine Wyatt of Delta, Colo.; his children, AnnaMarie (Andy) Sanchez, Anita (Jerry) Sheetz and Camron (Becky) Wyatt, all of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters, Romona (Jim) Drost of San Diego, Calif., and Rebecca Hamilton of Burlington, Kan. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nephews; and two neices. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of his life will be held in April 2018 with full military honors.
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.