Delta resident Rogelio Ponce died April 5, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 63.
Funeral services were held April 9 at El Buen Pastor in Delta. Burial followed at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Ponce was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Dec. 8, 1949, to Florencio and Juanita (Martinez) Ponce. He spent his childhood and attended school in Mexico.
On Oct. 24, 1983, he married Anna Hernandez in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. They lived in Mexico until moving to Delta in 1999.
Mr. Ponce enjoyed spending time with his family, singing and playing his guitar. He was a member of El Buen Pastor in Delta.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Ponce of Delta; six sons, Jesus, Cesar and wife Patricia, Juan and wife JoAnna, all of Delta, Rogelio Jr., Manuel and wife Aurora, and Jose, all of Mexico; one daughter, Ana Santillan and husband Aurello of Delta; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren with one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Angel Ponce.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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