Delta County resident Fortino Murrieta died May 3, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 81.
A memorial service was held May 7 at El Buen Pastor Assembly of God in Delta with Pastor Carlos Sluder officiating.
Mr. Murrieta was born in Vaviacora, Sonora, Mexico, Sept. 11, 1931, to Armon and Rita (Corales) Murrieta. He moved to Delta County in the 1970s.
On Oct. 31, 1984, he married Virginia Rubalcaba in Montrose. They were married 16 years before Virginia died March 4, 2000.
Mr. Murrieta was a farmer and irrigator and worked in field crops most of his adult life. He enjoyed horseback riding, socializing with family and friends, and playing Aggravation and card games with his friends.
He is survived by a large extended family in Mexico and numerous close friends locally.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, and one sister, Carmen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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