Loretta Pearl Fancher of Hotchkiss died Friday, May 11, 2012, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. She was 100.
Mrs. Fancher was born Oct. 29, 1911, in North Platte, Neb., to Clarence and Beulah Anderson. She spent her childhood in Morton, Iowa, and Shenadoah, Iowa.
She married George Long in the late 1920s and they moved to Los Angeles, Calif. They moved to Denver in the late 1930s. Mr. Long died in 1944. She later married Delma "Blackie" Fancher. They lived in Mississippi and Colorado before retiring in Hotchkiss. They celebrated 45 years of marriage. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Fancher was an avid pool player, winning many competitions. During World War II she drove a bus transporting live bombs for the military. Later she raised canaries at home and was active in the Masonic Lodge with her husband.
She is survived by two grandsons, Rick Long of Wasilla, Alaska, and Douglas Allen of Golden; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Fancher was preceded in death by her two husbands, George Long and Blackie Fancher; and her two children, George Long Jr. and Georgetta.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus