Obituaries
Thursday October 30, 2014

Delta resident William Curtis O’Neal died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. He was 65.

Birgitta E. Backman of Newcastle, Wash., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 67.

Dennis Eugene Richards died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his home in Paonia. He was 73.

Rhea Evelyn Johnson, 80, of Delta passed away peacefully Sept. 11, 2014, after a brief illness.
Rhea is survived by her brother, William Hinman; and three grown children, Virginia Nadler, Kathleen Ewell and Arthur Johnson.

Former Hotchkiss resident Betty Jo Todd died Aug. 26, 2014, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D.
She was born in Durango Dec. 25, 1930, to Fred and Gladys (Williamson) Holmes.

JoAnn Grosshans died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her home in Eckert. She was 80.

Monte Edward Harrison died Sept. 18, 2014, in Montrose County. He was 58.

Reba Wyley, a resident of Montrose for the past 20 years, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 76.

Longtime Delta resident Laura Tyner died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. She was 88.

Former Hotchkiss resident Leona V. Martin died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 97.

Reba Wyley, a resident of Montrose for the past 20 years, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She was 76.

Irving David Abendschein died Sept. 22, 2014, at the age of 90.
He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 9, 1924, to Grace and Fred Abendschein.

Leona V. Martin, formerly of Hotchkiss, died Sept. 19, 2014, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 97.

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