Margaret Joy Ohlheiser of Hotchkiss died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 85.
A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at her home, 26516 Redlands Mesa Road.
Mrs. Ohlheiser was born in Maryland Jan. 12, 1930, to Jennings and Melba Burkett.
She enjoyed making jewelry, gardening and traveling. When in her 50s, she visited her daughter's family working in Findhorn, Scotland, and Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
Mrs. Ohlheiser is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Ohlheiser; a daughter, Marcia Comoletti; grandchildren, Stephen Comoletti and Andria Keating; great-grandsons, Mackenzie and Spencer Keating; and her sister, Elnor Crago.
She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Mason.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to Heifer International at www.heifer.org.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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.