Longtime Delta County resident Loretta Herd died Feb. 8, 2017, at HopeWest in Grand Junction. She was 84.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Delta City Cemetery.
Mrs. Herd was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Delaware County, Okla., to Dave and Souvina Israel Sisson. Her mother was a full-blooded Cherokee.
The family moved to Colorado when she was small and settled in the Hotchkiss area. She married Leck Herd on April 17, 1953. They moved to Delta in 1961.
Mrs. Herd was the first woman school bus driver, first woman on the Delta Police Department and first woman sextant on the Delta Cemetery.
She is survived by her sons, Leftrick of Green Valley, Ariz., and Bailey (Sandra) of Clifton; brother, Curt of Delta; sisters, Marylee of San Jose, Calif., and Nina Mae of Kennewick, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leck; her brother, Otis; sister, Margie; and great-grandson, Aiden.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.