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:

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.

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.

Charlotte Louise Stroud died Oct. 28, 2019, at her home in Delta, Colorado. She was 73 years old.

Cedaredge resident, Doris “Dody” Lindley passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Horizons Care Center in Eckert, Colorado. She was 84 years old.

Mollie Ruth Williams passed away at the age of 79 in Bradenton, Florida, surrounded by the love of family and friends. She was the retired executive for a woman-owned millwright company in Colorado, had many business interests, and traveled the world. At the end of her remarkable life, she e…

Longtime Cedaredge resident Edna Findley passed away in the Hospice Care Center on Oct. 19, 2019. She was 90 years old.

Delta resident, Everett F. Stephens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at his home in Delta, Colorado. He was 90 years old.

Medith “Mede” L. Porter – also known as Mrs. Miles F. Porter III – died Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019 at her home in Delta. She was 94.

It’s with great sadness that the family of Donald Stover announces his passing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the age of 81 years. Donald will be remembered by his sister Betty Stover, his brother Bob Stover, sister- in-law Marion Stover, and his friends at the Church of Christ of Latter-day…

The joyous moments of pregnancy have turned to sorrow and heartfelt loss with the death of baby girl Harmoney Lynn Reynolds.

William Sherman Bishop, better known as “Buddy,” went to meet his Lord on Monday, Oct. 21 at the age of 83.

Medith “Mede” L. Porter — also known as Mrs. Miles F. Porter III — died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at her home in Delta. She was 94.

Kay Russell passed peacefully at home in Cedaredge at the age of 86. Kay was born in Montrose, to Robert Roatcap and Ruth (Henderson) Roatcap, the youngest of three siblings. She lived most of her childhood in Montrose but was in Salida for five years also and just under a year in Georgia du…

With tears in our eyes and broken hearts, we share the terrible news that Briana Jo and Casey James Grossnickle of Grand Junction abruptly departed this world for the next on Oct. 7, 2019. They died in a car accident between Rifle and Meeker, both at 39, leaving four children and so many who…

Missouri native and long-time Cedaredge resident Virginia (Irlander) Menke passed away on Aug. 29, 2019. She was 89 years old.

Delta resident, Carmen G. Rush passed away Oct. 15, 2019 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 100 years old.

Eckert, Colorado resident, Evelyn June Horn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Willow Tree Care Center. She was 86 years old.

Linda “Sue” Carter, age 68, joined her husband Mick in death, just five weeks and five days later on Thursday Oct.17, 2019. She died unexpectedly yet, peacefully, in their home in Delta, in the bed that they had shared for over 40 years.

Betty M. Klaseen, 84, of Crawford, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2019, in Grand Junction. She was surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on March 22, 1935, in Griggs, Oklahoma, to Floyd and Jewel Dunn. Betty moved with her family to Hotchkiss in 1949. She graduated from Hotch…

On Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, Kurt Nicholas Raith, loving husband, son, brother and a true friend, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 38 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Kurt was born on June 22, 1981 in Evanston, Illinois, raised in Skokie, Illinois, and has been part of the Paonia …

Margaret Alice (Westerskow) Forster passed away Sept. 26, 2019, in the Central Montana Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes. Born Sept. 29, 1923, she was three days shy of her 96th birthday.

H.L. “Dude” Mills was born in Walsh, Colorado, May 6, 1930. He was the sixth of 10 children, born to Lorel and Helen Mills. He attended school in Delta and graduated in 1948.

Norman Ashurst passed away Oct. 8, 2019, at Horizon Care Center in Eckert, Colorado. He was 86 years old.

Missouri native and long-time Cedaredge resident Virginia (Irlander) Menke passed away on Aug. 29, 2019. She was 89 years old.

Wayne “Bud” Moore, born in Granite Falls, North Carolina, June 4, 1934, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord Oct. 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold D. Moore, mother, Annie Lena Moore, brother Kenneth D. Moore and son Timothy Wayne Moore.

Josephine Zele Karnely was born in Pivka, Slovenia, on Feb. 14, 1933, and passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Edna Mae Peters Miller Ives passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. Edna was 97.

Charles (Chuck, Charlie) D. Richards has fought the good fight, finished his race and kept the faith for 94 years. Chuck passed peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Renew at Saddle Rock facility in Aurora, Colorado, where he had resided the last two and a half years. Born on July 5, …

Lester Duane Pinckard died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at his home in Crawford. He was 83 years of age.

Eddie was born Feb. 13, 1937, at his grandparents’ (Herb and Bertha Blankenship’s) in Austin, Colorado, to Ada Campbell. His father Edward Campbell was drowned in the Sweetwater River in Idaho, where the young couple were working, the previous August.

Cedaredge resident Jeanne Joy Palmer passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. She was 76 years old.

Our beloved mother and wife, Alma Mae Hansen passed away in her home surrounded by her family Sunday evening, Sept. 29, 2019. She was the youngest of two girls born to Howard Leroy Bassett and Myrtle Marie Bassett. Alma (Amy) Mae Hansen was born on May 17, 1935 at her grandmother’s home in W…

Frank Flotho passed away at his home in Paonia, Sept. 25, 2019, leaving this earth for his eternal heavenly home. He was 88 years old.

Arlys N. Drexel was born Arlys Nelle Hoke. Will and Bessie Hoke gave birth to Arlys on May 14, 1928, in Collbran, Colorado. She went to Heaven on Sept. 29, 2019. She attended schools in Collbran and graduated from Collbran Union High School in 1946. Arlys and Richard (Dick) Drexel were marri…

Robert Graham, 85, died Sept. 24. He was born in Stromsburg, Nebraska, to Donald and Gertrude Graham, and lived most of his life in Colorado, most recently in Cedaredge. He served in the army during the Korean War and enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lor…