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.
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.