Richard A. Esra of Hotchkiss died May 10, 2017, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 58.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
He was born Jan. 22, 1959, to LeRoy and Joyce (Bolinger) Esra in Mesa, Ariz. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Tempe, Ariz.
He enjoyed drag racing, building model cars, camping and his dogs.
He is survived by a son, Joshua Esra; a daughter, Heather Esra; a brother, Roger Esra; and a sister, Diane Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald Esra.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.