Lifetime Delta resident Amanda M. "Mandy" Morfitt Watson died June 30, 2018, after a courageous fight. She was 37.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Delta High School gymnasium. Keith Watson, her father-in-law, will officiate.
Amanda M. Morfitt was born on June 11, 1981, to Don and DeAnn (Sullivan) Morfitt in Delta. She spent her childhood in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1999. After graduation, she attended Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction. She earned a bachelor's degree in history.
On Dec. 27, 2014, she married Jeremiah Watson in Cedaredge.
Mrs. Watson enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Jeremiah Watson; parents, Don and DeAnn Morfitt, all of Delta; sister, Lacey (D.J.) Benzing of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Tyler (Kelly) Morfitt of Delta; grandparents, Richard and Bette Morfitt of Delta; father- and mother-in-law, Keith and Lora Watson of Whitewater; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dean and Margie Sullivan.
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.