Enola H. Stockham of Delta County died Oct. 17, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 96.
A funeral service was held Oct. 19 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Interment followed at the Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Enola Hazel Fedde was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Holly to George and Anna (Kent) Fedde. She attended schools in Towner and Holly.
She married John Kenneth Herrick on March 31, 1933. They lived briefly in eastern Colorado before moving to Del Norte. Their first four children were born in the San Luis Valley. They then moved to Paonia, purchasing the Rovart Orchards just above Paonia. She worked alongside her husband on the fruit farm. Six more children were born before they divorced in 1961.
She married Noah Herren in 1964. He preceded her in death. She moved to Yuma and managed an apartment complex for several years.
In 1988 she moved back to Paonia and married John Stockham. They were married 18 years before he died at Colorow Care Center on March 1, 2006.
Mrs. Stockham cared for numerous foster children.
She is survived by two sons, Earl Herrick and his wife Jeannette of Yuma, and John Herrick and his wife Linda of Ottawa, Kan.; five daughters, Meri Pinner and her husband Bobby of Council Hill, Okla., Dolores Kleen of Olathe, Judy Patterson and her husband Bob of Gunnison, Patty Cooper and her husband Bob of Montrose, and Milda Lee "Rusty" Johnson and her husband Brian of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three husbands; three children, Marion Herrick and his wife Vicki, Anita Coleman and her husband Daryl, and Eldon Herrick; three grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Daryln and Carrie; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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