Ruth Marie Nelson Foote died Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Delta. She was 91.
Graveside services were held Monday, June 6, at Delta City Cemetery with Pastor Paul Rosin of All Saints Lutheran Church officiating.
Mrs. Foote was born in Wakonda, S.D., Sept. 20, 1924, to Gabriel and Edna (Heglin) Nelson. She had three siblings, Dorothy, Betty and Fred.
After high school graduation she attended college and became a teacher. She specialized in art, teaching in South Dakota and later in Colorado.
On June 1, 1968, she married Ralph Foote of Boulder. They purchased a farm near Delta where they raised livestock and farmed.
Mrs. Foote continued painting, making serigraphs and prints at her home studio. She had many art shows around the Western Slope.
Her faith was an integral part of her life. She performed as a soloist with her church choir and many other churches. She often donated her art to church fundraising activities.
Following her husband's death in January 2003, Mrs. Foote continued to live on their Delta farm until moving to a retirement facility.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled 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.