William "Bill" Thurston of Delta died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 74.
A funeral service was held Jan. 23 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Interment followed at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Thurston was born May 6, 1937, in Hays, Kan., to Chester and Effie (Reedy) Thurston. He spent his childhood in Delta County and attended school in Midway.
He married Nola Ruble on May 19, 1971, in Delta. They celebrated 40 years of marriage. She survives.
Mr. Thurston enjoyed fishing, watching old westerns and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Nola Thurston of Delta; a son and his wife, Jean and Sheri Thurston of Delta; two daughters, Linda Hecht and Ginney Findley and her friend Tim Norris, all of Delta; two brothers, Norman Thurston of Delta, and Sandy Thurston of Moab, Utah; a sister and her husband, Ruth and Lynn Hubbins of Dighton, Kan.; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Thurston was preceded in death by a son, Argial Ruble; and two sisters, Julia and Cora Bell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus