Steve L. Perea, a Delta resident for 50 years, died Nov. 16, 2015, at his home in Delta. He was 78.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Nov. 21, at Delta First Assembly of God.
Mr. Perea was born in Edith May 4, 1937, to Alcario and Della Perea. He married Phyllis Silva Oct. 19, 1958, in Pagosa Springs.
He enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, fixing and painting cars, riding horses, building things and spending time with his family. He enjoyed telling stories and published a book titled Childhood Stories from Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Perea; three daughters, Angela (Robert) Lovato of Grand Junction, Carol Perea (George Montes) of Bismarck, N.D., and Becky (Drew) Black of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Tina Sandoval of Silt; his brother, Al Perea of Grand Junction; a brother-in-law, Ben Lovato of Delta; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Perea; a sister, Nettie Lovato; a brother-in-law, Julian Sandoval; a sister-in-law, Ida Perea; and extended family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Phyllis Perea, c/o Angela Lovato, 2724 Rincon Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81503.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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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.