Charles (Chuck) Harrington, 83, passed away at his home in Cedaredge, Colorado, after an 18-month battle with colon cancer.

Douglas of Cedaredge, Colorado, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020 at Montrose Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by close family and friends. He was 79 years old.

Shaylin Dean Cunningham, two months, died on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at her home in Crawford, Colorado.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Margaret Heinz, 88, passed away Jan. 11, 2020 at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose, Colorado. She was a homemaker.

Lifetime Delta resident August Joseph Terrazas passed away in his home, surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 3, 2020. He was 81 years old.

Beverly Diane (Cox) Smith died Dec. 21, 2019. She was born in Sarasota, Florida, Feb. 17, 1961, to Ralph Ermil and Patty Lee (Cross) Cox.

A resident of Hotchkiss, King Gillette Robertson passed away at Montrose Memorial Hospital on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. He is 86 years old.

Hotchkiss, Colorado, resident, Mark E. Smith, passed away at his home on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a valiant fight against cancer. He was 62 years old.

Peggy Lou Linn Cain was born in Paonia Colorado to Edith and Leo Welch. She later was adopted by Bill Linn. She grew up in Hotchkiss and attended school here through the 11th grade and graduated from Mesa Union High School in Mesa, Arizona. She attended Colorado College.

Stacy Lutz, 54 of Hondo, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.

Lifetime resident of Delta County Danny L. Minerich passed away at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center on Dec. 10, 2019 in Grand Junction with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Charlotte Rose Johnson passed away at her residence in Olathe, Colorado on Dec. 26, 2019. She was 76 years old.

Richard Henry Disner passed away surrounded by loved ones on Dec. 26, 2019. He was 79 years old.

Alice Anders Brice of Delta, Colorado, passed away on Dec. 4, 2019. She passed peacefully at Northshore Health and Rehabilitation in Loveland, Colorado. She was born June 25, 1927, the daughter of the late Earhardt A. and Rose Anders. Alice was born in Chicago, Illinois, later moving to Sout…

Naomi Monique Giron, 28, left to be with the Lord on Dec. 14, 2019. She was born on March 22, 1991, to Deedee Giron and Mario Rascon. Naomi spent her childhood in Delta growing up with her brother, sister and lots of cousins. She had a free spirit and a smile of gold that could light up an e…

Ira ‘Kip’ Strommenger passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at the age of 63. He was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Read, Colorado, but spent his life in Delta and Grand Junction.

Born in Crawford Colorado to Merle and Hattie Lemon on Aug. 7, 1929, and left us on Nov. 7, 2019.

Lorraine Anna Dean passed away on Dec. 5 at Eagle Ridge of Grand Valley, Grand Junction, Colorado. She was born on Aug. 17, 1922, to Edward Rolland Mays Jr. and Mabel Irene Seaton in Denver, Colorado. She married Howard Everett Dean on Aug. 29, 1938, in Grand Junction. They ranched on Mamm C…

Nancy Sue Alfaro (Benedetti), age 74, passed away Nov. 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was born on May 9, 1945, in Fort Bragg, California, to Peter Benedetti Sr. and Ruth Benedetti (Hyde). She graduated from Fort Bragg High School in 1963 and went to He…

Timothy Aaron White passed away at the Delta County Memorial Hospital on Nov. 28, 2019 just two days after his 32nd birthday.

Maya (Lang) Blunt, age 81, passed away peacefully with her son by her side Nov. 22, 2019. Maya and her twin sister, Felicitas, were born Aug. 8, 1938 in Stuttgart, to Herman and Sophia Land.

Ardith Anne Barkhoff, age 67, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Larry Herman Barkhoff, age 75, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at his home.

Carlos Henrie passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Horizon Care Center in Eckert, Colorado.

James (Jim) L. Buie, 91, went home to be with his Heavenly Father and His son Jesus, Nov. 27, 2019.

Nancy Sue Alfaro (Benedetti), age 74, passed away Nov. 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was born on May 9, 1945, in Fort Bragg, California, to Peter Benedetti Sr. and Ruth Benedetti (Hyde). She graduated from Fort Bragg High School in 1963 and went to He…

Marjorie Delores Shipley was born on June 27, 1925 to Euna and Charlie Shipley. She grew up on a farm on California Mesa and went to school in Pea Green. She told a story of going to school on horseback in winter and having to be helped off by her teacher. She graduated from high school in Olathe.

James (Jim) L. Buie, 91, went home to be with his Heavenly Father and His son Jesus, Nov. 27, 2019.

Scott William Gay of Delta, Colorado, passed away at his home. He was 61 years old.

Richard N. Evans, 77, passed away Dec. 5, 2019, at HopeWest in Grand Junction. He was born on May 22, 1942, to Marion and Charles Evans in Riverside, New Jersey. He grew up in South New Jersey where he met and married his wife LaVerne in 1962. Both resided in Fort Myers, Florida, where they …

Curtis Paul Holt passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Paonia Care Center. He was 89 years old.

Born in Alameda, California, 1928. Served in WW2 on the ship ARHI Jason. His working years were spent with Xerox Corp. Long time resident of Cedaredge, Colorado. Now of Ontario,Oregon. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Beverley; parents Carl and Joyce Boorman; sister Joyce Mitchell…

Delta county resident, Logan I. Schopp, passed away in a tragic car accident on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 in Texas. He was 22 years old.

Juanita Martha Leon of Delta died Nov. 24, 2019 at Colorow Care Center in Olathe at 91. She was born March 8, 1928. She married Daniel Leon on March 6, 1946. They were married 55 years before he died in 2001. Martha lived in that same home for 71 years. They built their home right after gett…

Bill Ankenman, retired rancher, passed away Nov. 18, 2019. Bill was born on Oct. 29, 1933 to Leigh and Helen (Coldiron) Ankenman in Crawford, Colorado.

Delta resident, Lola B. Distel passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colorado. She was 97 years old.

Donald, better known as Deon, died Nov. 16, 2019 at his home. He was 83. Deon fought bravely against his two year battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be planned for the spring or summer of 2020.

Lifetime North Fork resident, Donald W. Palmer, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family, at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. He was 92 years of age.

Eldon Vern Nash passed away Nov. 13, 2019 in his home in Delta, Colorado, of cancer. He was 78.

Delta High School senior, Gannon J. Hines passed away in a tragic car accident on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Delta, Colorado. He was 18 years young.

Delta resident, Lola B. Distel passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colorado. She was 97 years old.

Paonia, Colorado, resident, Rema J. Done, passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at her residence. She was 90 years of age.

Eckert resident, Franklin J. Trueblood, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at Horizon Care Center in Eckert, Colorado. He was 82 years old.

Sarah Jacobson of Hotchkiss died Oct. 23, 2019. Please join us for a celebration of her life on her 64th birthday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at ShadeScapes, 122 Bridge St., Hotchkiss.

Longtime Delta resident, Tom D. Rowan passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was 70 years old.

Robert Morris Esplin was born on March 18, 1937. He was the younger of twin boys born to Wilma and Henry Esplin in Cedar City, Utah. His early childhood was spent in a sheep herder’s camp wagon between Nevada and Oregon before settling on a ranch in Nyssa, Oregon. Bob worked the ranch with h…

Monna Lou Gilbert was born on April 19, 1932, in Sharon, Oklahoma, to Charley and Nina (Smith) Gilbert. She was a wonderful older sister to her brother Bobby and a loving and helpful daughter to her parents. The following was shared by cousin Paul and others:

Eckert resident, Haroldine N. Esty passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at St. Mary Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was 88 years old.

Alexander Boyd Santonastaso went to his Heavenly Home 4:29 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019, in the presence of his loving family. Alexander Boyd was born sleeping due to complications from Trisomy 18. While he was alive inside his mother, Alexander Boyd showed that he was a fighter, by making it 31 weeks …

On Nov. 1, 2019, Virgil was carried by the angels into the loving arms of his savior. He died at Paonia Care Center at the age of 97.

Longtime Delta resident Marie Keenan passed away on Oct. 30, 2019, at the Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. Marie was age 92.

Longtime Paonia organic farmer, Jack D’Orio passed away on Oct. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas at age 77.