Longtime Crawford resident Mavis Jean Scherrer died Oct. 26, 2017. She was 87.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Crawford United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mavis Jean Hauf was born Dec. 15, 1929, to Earl and Dorothy (Fritz) Hauf in St. Francis, Kan. She was later adopted by Claire and Gladys Mae Whipple. She spent her childhood in eastern Colorado, graduated from Kirk High School in 1948 and later earned her teaching certificate.
On May 12, 1949, she married Albert Scherrer in Stratton. The family moved to Crawford in 1960 and lived there until his death in August 2007.
Mrs. Scherrer taught school for one year before she became a mail carrier for the USPS. She was a member of the Black Canyon Cattlewomen, and she enjoyed growing flowers, craft projects, sewing, reading, crocheting, arrowhead hunting and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Phyllis Williams of Longmont, Don (Kellie) Scherrer of Boulder, Marilyn Holvoet of Alaska and Pauline Cunningham of Crawford; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Albert; granddaughter, Kim Cunningham; and sisters and brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 4742 North 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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.