Lou Ann Townsend of Delta died from a cerebral hemorrhage on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 84.
She was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Alvin and Evelyn Kayser. She spent her childhood in Fort Wayne, Ind., and graduated from Indiana University with a teaching degree.
Mrs. Townsend married Jack Fishering in 1950 and they had three children. They moved to Denver in 1959. The marriage ended in divorce in 1968. She continued to raise her children working as a school teacher at North High School in the Denver Public Schools for 25 years.
She married Don Townsend on May 7, 1988. They owned a canoe guiding service for several years in Tennessee. They moved to Delta in 1998 to be near her children.
Mrs. Townsend enjoyed canoeing, cross-country skiing and traveling. She visited six continents. She took each of her grandchildren on a trip overseas to a country of their choice upon high school graduation. She was a member of Delta United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Don Townsend of Delta; two sons and their wives, John and Nancy Fishering, and Greg and Priscilla Fishering, all of Montrose; a daughter and her husband, Kathy and Michael Day of Grand Junction; seven grandchildren, Reid, David, Lindsey, Michelle, Dan, Carolyn and Rachael; a sister and her husband, Kay and Bob Starr of Edina, Minn.; and two nephews, Brad and Steve and their families.
A memorial service was held Jan. 16 at Delta United Methodist Church. A private burial will take place at Delta City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta, CO 81416.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus