John Orth died Monday, April 25, 2016, at his home in Austin. He was 60.
A celebration of life will be held May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Connie's Restaurant in Cedaredge. Cremation will take place with private inurnment in Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Henry A. "John Henry" Orth was born in Fruita Sept. 21, 1955, to Stanley and Reba Mae (Soules) Orth. He spent his childhood in Fruita and graduated from Fruita High School.
After graduation, he moved to California and received an associate degree from culinary school. He returned to Colorado and became a coal miner.
He married Ilene Ferguson on April 9, 1991.
Mr. Orth was a member of Friends of Bill, celebrating 27 years. He and his wife traveled all over the U.S. by motorcycle. He enjoyed coal mining.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ilene Orth of Austin; a son, Jeremy (Jackie) Orth of California; six daughters, Nikki (Kevin) Smith of California, Alicia (James) Salaz of Montrose, Ann (Tim) Pobrik of Crawford, Billene (Jeremy) Wilson of Austin, Daisy Clark of Colorado Springs and Heather Clark of Hotchkiss; two brothers, Lyle (Paula) Orth of California and Ron Orth of Colorado Springs; a sister, Debbie King of Reno, Nev.; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
View the Internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.
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.