Sherman Dale Little died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Greeley. He was 88.
He was born in Delta, Utah, on April 17, 1929, to Sherman and Irene (Lewis) Little. He graduated from Delta High School and worked as a beekeeper before joining the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
While in the service he married Ila Talbot on Sept. 12, 1950, in the Manti LDS Temple. They lived in Texas and San Francisco. After his discharge, they moved to Delta. Mr. Little worked for Hellman Motor Co. for 30 years.
He enjoyed camping, boating with his family and traveling south in his motor home with his wife. Mr. Little was involved in the Delta Jaycees, Deltarado Days, Elks and Boy Scouts.
He is survived by a son, Charles Little of Deltona, Fla.; a daughter, Kathy Hanson of Evans; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila, on Jan. 7, 2001; a son, Douglas; two brothers, Dee Smith and Carl Taylor; and a sister, Lavone Morrison.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Utah. Viewing will be that morning at Nickle Mortuary.
Nickle Mortuary of Delta, Utah, is handling the arrangements.
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.