Max Clair Speer of Delta died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 70.
A memorial service was held March 3 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, with James Gall officiating.
Mr. Speer was born July 22, 1941, in Cedaredge, to Allen and Lillie (Long) Speer. He spent his childhood in Paonia and graduated from Paonia High School in 1960.
He married Joy Miller. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Patsy Conner in Las Vegas, Nev., in October 1983, and their two families were combined. They celebrated 28 years of marriage. She survives.
Mr. Speer was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, old tractors, jet boating on the Colorado River and restoring antiques and old gas steam engines. He was a member of the Western Slope Antique Power and Four Corners Antique Power. He lived in Grand Junction for 27 years before moving to Delta in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Speer of Delta; a son and his wife, James and Mel Speer of Cedaredge; two daughters and their husbands, Susan Speer and Ron Hanks of Hotchkiss, and Kit and Jason Moody of Aurora; his father-in-law, John Hallock of Delta; his granddaughter, Sydney Moody of Aurora; numerous nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Carlene Dugan.
Mr. Speer was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ray Speer.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus