Charley Lea Hicks of Cedaredge died Nov. 30, 2016. She was 80.
A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at the Church of Christ in Delta. A private family inurnment has taken place at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Mrs. Hicks was born in Delta on Feb. 12, 1936, to Roy and Crissie (Aldridge) Hillis. She grew up on the family ranch in Cedaredge.
On Dec. 26, 1951, she married Robert Jack Hicks at her parents' home.
She enjoyed spending time with family, sewing, quilting, crafts and playing cards.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hicks; five children, Charles (Silvia) Hicks of San Jacinto, Calif., Roxie Hodson of Fruita, Cynthia (Joseph) Shields of Riverside, Calif., Gregory (Glenda) Hicks of Aurora, and Paul (Melinda) Hicks of Grand Junction; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-granchildren; and one brother, Vern Hillis.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Hillis and Johnny Dean Hillis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Horizons Care Center Memory Ward, 11411 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Visit the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.