Lifetime North Fork resident Marlin Littlefield died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 69.
A memorial service was held Sept. 17 at Crawford Community United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Workman officiating.
Marlin Eugene Littlefield was born in Paonia Nov. 19, 1946, to Marlin "Pete" and Helen (Kendall) Littlefield. He graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1965. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army.
On Sept. 27, 1970, he married Debra Ann Spore in Hotchkiss.
He was a member of the Lynch Cotten American Legion Post #190, NRA, Lost Dutchman Mining Association and the Gold Prospectors of America. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, prospecting, trapping, shooting and archery. He was a state champion in archery.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debra "Debbie" Littlefield of Crawford; his son, David (Jennifer) Littlefield of Hotchkiss; his daughter, Belinda "Mindy" (Lester) Workman of Delta; a nephew he raised as his son, Gary (Eva) Edmonds of Indiana; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Wapiyapi, 191 University Boulevard, Box 294, Denver, CO 80206, www.wapiyapi.org.
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.