Delta resident Alice Penick died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 63.
Services are pending at the Presbyterian Church of Delta.
Alice May Faules was born to Thomas Dillard and Margaret Louise (Sharpe) Faules on Sept. 10, 1949, in Sterling. She spent her childhood and attended school in Haxtun and Fort Collins. She graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins in 1967. She received a nursing degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver in 1970.
On June 13, 1970, she married Raymond Penick in Fort Collins. They would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this year.
Alice and her husband Ray owned and operated Mesa View Mortuary and Cemetery until retiring in 2010. She enjoyed reading and serving her community through several organizations, including Altrusa, PEO Chapter BK and the Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation board. She was president of Altrusa in 1986-87 and a member and elder of Presbyterian Church of Delta. She was a former member of the advisory board for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.
The Penicks lived in Grand Junction prior to Delta. One of her greatest accomplishments was starting the hospice program in Grand Junction in the late 1970s.
Mrs. Penick is survived by her husband, Ray Penick of Delta; two sons, Mark Penick and wife Gigi of Rahdrum, Idaho, and Jeff Penick and wife Tori of San Diego, Calif.; her mother, Louise Clark of Delta; one sister, Linda Grillo and husband Mark of Sacramento, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dick Faules; her stepfather, Darwin Clark; and her niece, Haley Grillo.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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