Rufus Webb of Grand Junction died July 11, 2017, at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 88.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 14, at the Taylor Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Webb was born in Leroy, Kan., Aug. 1, 1928, to Wilber and Bessie (Johnson) Webb.
Mr. Webb served in the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school. He served for 26 years and retired as a chief warrant officer 4.
On Oct. 11, 1952, he married Lois Nichols in Oak Harbor, Wash. They moved to Delta after he retired from the U.S. Navy. They lived in Delta for 46 years before moving to Grand Junction in May 2017 to be near family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois Webb; three children, Debra (David) Borum, Gary (Gail) Webb and Robert (Janet) Webb; five siblings, Elnora Turner, Robert Webb, Edith Kinder, Norman Webb and Roland Webb; four grandchildren, Casey Borum, Holly Webb, Jeffrey (Ashley) Borum and Heather
(Richard) White; five great-grandchildren, Jayden and Meryah White, and Canon, Tristan and Sierra Borum; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Charles Hunt, Harold Webb, Sanford Webb and Naola Webb.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B N. 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.