Janice Violett died April 15, 2016, at HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 77.
She was born in Hotchkiss Sept. 23, 1938, to Walter and Emily (MacKendrick) Lynch. She grew up in Crawford and graduated from Crawford High School in 1956.
She worked for Mountain Bell and retired after many years of service.
Mrs. Violett is survived by three daughters, Shirley Sinclair of Wapiti, Wyo., Sandra McKenney of Grand Junction and Julie (Dan) Ostrander of Pavones, Costa Rica; five grandchildren, Casey Sinclair, Katy Sinclair, Dylan McKenney, Sidney McKenney and Ella Ostrander; two brothers, Danny (Pat) Lynch of Montrose and Dick Lynch of Rifle; and a sister, Debbie (Rick) Whitfield of Montrose.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Violett.
A celebration of life was held Wednesday, April 20, in the Lakeside community room at 3050 Lakeside Drive, Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.