Lifetime Delta resident Benjamin "Ben" Atchley died Nov. 11, 2012, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 93.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at Delta City Cemetery with grandsons Cordell Hines and Justin Atchley officiating. Interment will follow at Delta City Cemetery. A viewing and visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.
Benjamin Atchley was born Nov. 25, 1918, to William and Mary (Renfrow) Atchley in Delta.
He married Alta Catt on Dec. 17, 1938, in Delta. This December they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Atchley was a member of the Delta Potato Growers Co-Op and the First Assembly of God in Delta where he served as a board member and taught Sunday School. He was a farmer and cattle rancher and worked at Holly Sugar during the winter months.
He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, baseball and raising cattle.
Mr. Atchley is survived by his wife of almost 74 years, Alta Atchley; his two sons, Doyle Atchley and his wife Ellen, and Doug Atchley and his wife Debbie; his daughter, Sharon Hines and her husband Jerry, all of Delta; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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