Former Delta resident Maria Hatton died Nov. 28, 2015, in Pottstown, Pa., at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Robin and Steven Smith. She was 81.
She was born in Friedburg, Germany (now Czech Republic), to Ludwig and Maria Wagner.
Mrs. Hatton enjoyed her flower gardens and cooking.
She owned the Thunderbird Lounge in Delta for 30 years, retiring in 2003.
She is survived by three daughters, Robin Smith of Pottstown, Pa., Joann Hatton of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol Hammer of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Hatton; and her husband, Joseph Hatton.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 24, at Delta City Cemetery.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.