Kenneth Alfaro died Nov. 5, 2015, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
He was born in Fort Bragg, Calif., Feb. 27, 1943, to Willie and Elva Alfaro. He graduated from Fort Bragg High School in 1960.
In 1963 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1966.
Mr. Alfaro married Nancy Benedetti July 23, 1966, in Fort Bragg.
He began a 37-year career in 1966, working with both woods and in the mill, first for Union Lumber Company, and retiring from Georgia Pacific in 2002.
He moved to Delta in 2004.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.
Mr. Alfaro is survived by his wife, Nancy of Delta; his daughter, Amy Alfaro of Cedaredge; his granddaughter, Kennedy Godwin of Cedaredge; his parents, Willie and Elva Alfaro of Fort Bragg, Calif.; his brother, Don Alfaro of Lakeport, Calif.; his sister, Theresa Roberts of Grass Valley, Calif.; and extended family.
A celebration of life will be held in Delta at a later date and in Fort Bragg, Calif., on Aug. 20, 2016.
Taylor Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
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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.