Cedaredge resident James "Jim" Lee Larreau died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 83.
A graveside service was held Monday, Nov. 2, at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Larreau was born in Oberlin, Kan., April 25, 1932, to Joseph and Iva (Wallace) Larreau. He was raised by his stepmother, Mary Elna, after his mother died in 1940. He spent his childhood in Kansas, Cedaredge and Cope. He attended Cope High School.
He worked as a farmer all his life. He enjoyed helping his neighbors with cattle, woodworking, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.
Mr. Larreau is survived by a son, James (Kim) Larreau Jr. of Windsor; five daughters, Roberta Larreau of Windsor, Colleen (Vince) Trujillo of Loveland, Sheryl (David) Larreau-Roam of Yachats, Ore., Beth (Pat) Clinton and Lorelei Larreau (Dan), all of Newport, Ore.; a brother, Buzz (Shiela) Larreau of Minatare, Neb.; four sisters, Dee (Buck) Wilson of Wray, Polly (Loren) Penton of Eckley, Carol Mahar of Fletcher, N.C., and Sue Larreau of Lutz, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Corkie Larreau of Texas; five grandchildren, Tony, Ehren, Mindy, Nicole and Kyrie; and one great-grandchild, Isobelle.
He was preceded in death by longtime friend, Patricia Martin; two sisters, Ellen and Kathy; and four brothers, Don, Joe, Boyd and Hank.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.