Former Delta County resident David "Fred" Fernandez died after a short battle with cancer Oct. 3, 2015, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 67.
He was an honorably discharged Vietnam veteran.
Mr. Fernandez worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed football and classic cars.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Fernandez; five children, Larissa (Steve) Bloom, Heather (Jamie) Hladik, David (Betsy) Fred Fernandez III, Angelina (Chris) Jensen and Elisabeth Fernandez; nine grandchildren, Kelsey Gleason, J.C. Christen, Dakota Cziplus, Cherokee Nicholson, Ashley, Amanda and Gabriel Fernandez, Damon and Zoey Jensen; great-grandson, Drake Gleason; and sister, Anne (Paul) Hanus.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Texas Roadhouse in Grand Junction. Dinner will be Dutch treat.