Della Espinoza of Silt died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle. She was 97.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. Burial will follow at Mesa View Cemetery.
Mrs. Espinoza was born in Kearnes Sept. 27, 1917, to Leandro and Rosana (Lujan) Trujillo. She spent her childhood in Pagosa Springs, Leadville and Edith. She lived in Delta for many years before moving to Silt six years ago.
She enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and great-great-great-grandmother, crocheting, sewing, baking cookies, reading the Bible, family gatherings and teaching her family how to cook. She was a member of Puerta de Esperanza Church in Silt.
Mrs. Espinoza is survived by her two sons, Steve (Phyllis) Perea of Delta and Alfonso (Ida Mae) Perea of Grand Junction; one daughter, Tina Sandoval of Silt; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nettie Lovato; her first and second husbands, Alcario Perea and Sarafin Espinoza; two sisters; two brothers; and three grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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