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Lucile G. Nivens
Devoted Wife and Mother 
May 20, 1909 March 29, 1999 
DELTA Lucile G. Nivens, age 89, a homemaker and resident of Delta for 13 years, died on Monday, March 29, 1999, in her daughter's home at Delta. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Lucile's life will be officiated by The Rev. Tim Parish on Wednesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in the Delta City Cemetery. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Alzheimers Assn., In Memory of Lucile G. Nivens, 743 Horizon Court, Suite 100-A, Grand Junction, Colo. 81506, or American Cancer Society, In Memory of Lucile G. Nivens, c/o Frederica Morris, 1451 Highway 65, Eckert, Colo. 81418. 
Lucile G. Bush, the daughter of Winburn and Fannie (Cheatham) Bush, was born on May 20, 1909, in Greenville, Ala. 
Lucile married Freeman F. Nivens on Jan. 31, 1931, in Montgomery, Ala. The couple lived in Arvada before moving to Delta 13 years ago where Lucile was preceded in death by her husband on May 16, 1998. 
Following her husband's death, she continued to make her home in Delta until the time of her own death. 
Lucile was a member of Immanuel Bible Church of Delta. She greatly enjoyed church, "doing for others," and was a devoted wife and mother. 
Survivors include one daughter, Frances Louise Laurita, of Delta; one brother, Junior Bush; and two sisters: Frances Smith and Louise Summersgill, all of Montgomery, Ala.

Eugene Jones Carrington
Loved Family and Golf 
March 11, 1910 March 17, 1999 
MONTGOMERY, Texas Longtime Montrose resident and businessman, Eugene Jones Carrington, died on Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in Montgomery, Texas six days after celebrating his 89th birthday. 
Eugene Jones Carrington was born in Lambert, Miss. on March 11, 1910, the son of Eugene and Katie Carrington, coming to Montrose with his parents in 1922. He attended schools in Montrose and completed his education at the University of Missouri. 
On Feb. 10, 1939, Mr. Carrington married Jean Siebenthaler in Kansas City, Mo. 
He was associated with his father in Carrington Chevrolet Company and assumed control of the company upon the death of his father in 1945. 
Mr. Carrington was adamant in his pride in Montrose serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1955, and president of Rotary in 1956. He served on the first board of directors of the Montgomery Golf Club and was a member of the board of directors for the Montrose Airport. He was a life-long member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and served as Senior Warden and treasurer until the Episcopal Church left the Anglican service. He was also a life member of Montrose Elks Lodge No. 1053 and the Masonic Lodge. 
His family and his love of golf were Carrington's main interests in life. 
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Carrington; one daughter, Susan and husband Ralph Smith, all of Montgomery, Texas; and one grandson, Darrell Smith, of Jacksonville, Fla. 
Services are pending.

Dorothy Elaine Kean
Home Healthcare Worker 
Oct. 31, 1935 March 27, 1999 
DELTA Dorothy Elaine Kean, age 63, a resident of Delta since 1993, died on Saturday, March 27, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Dorothy's life will be officiated on Wednesday, March 31, at 3 p.m. in the Aztec Cemetery at Aztec, N.M. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 
Born on Oct. 31, 1935, in Flora Vista, N.M., Dorothy Elaine Hargis was the daughter of Jack C. and Nellie (Waggoner) Hargis. She graduated from Aztec High School in Aztec, N.M. in 1953. 
Dorothy married John Compton in 1953. The marriage later ended in divorce. 
In 1981, she was married in Reno, Nev. to Edwin W. Kean. 
Dorothy was employed as a home healthcare worker. 
She lived in Vallejo, Calif., from 1959 until 1993 when she and her husband, Edwin, moved to Delta, where she made her home until the time of her death. 
Dorothy enjoyed doing arts and crafts, plants, and quilting. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Dorothy's life include her husband, Edwin W. Kean, of Delta; and three daughters: Terry Gordon, Tammy Giant, and Renay Jones, all of Vallejo, Calif. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Calvin Hargis and Bill Hargis, both of Aztec, N.M.; and one sister, June Stewart, of Canon City. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Blanche Hargis, Lois Alloy, Peggy Hargis; and one son, John Compton, who died on Oct. 20, 1980.

E.Z. Minear
World War II Veteran 
July 8, 1925 March 28, 1999 
DELTA World War II veteran E.Z. Minear, age 73, a resident of Delta County for most of his life, died on Sunday, March 28, 1999, in the V.A. Hospital at Grand Junction. 
E.Z. Minear was born in Kismit, Kan., on July 8, 1925, the son of Ansel Fred and Sarah Christine (Harmon) Minear. He spent some of his childhood in Kansas. 
During World War II, E.Z. served his country as a corporal in the United States Army. 
He married Betty Lytle on Dec. 24, 1949, in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo. In 1971 the marriage ended in divorce. 
On March 27, 1983, E.Z. married Carla F. Hubbard in Delta, Colo. 
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a carpenter. 
Special interests and hobbies that added meaning and pleasure to E.Z.'s life were camping, fishing, and his carpentry work. 
Survivors include his wife, Carla F. Minear, of Delta; one son, Arnold Minear, of Wheatland, Wyo.; five daughters: Violet McGee, Lois, and Becky, all of Grand Junction; Nettie, of Alamosa; Kim Hewitt, of Palisade; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include three brothers: Ralph Minear, of Casper, Wyo.; Carl Minear, of Delta; Merle Minear, of Hawthorne, Calif.; and two sisters: Edna Hubbard, of Grand Junction; and Ruth Messano, of Delta. 
E.Z. was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Fred and Frank Minear. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mesa View Mortuary in Delta. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor E.Z.'s life will be officiated by Glen Stout on Wednesday, March 31, at 10 a.m. from the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Cremation will follow the service, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Lillie Mae Ashby
Enjoyed Grandchildren/Home 
March 4, 1938 March 29, 1999 
DELTA Lillie Mae Ashby, age 61, a homemaker and resident of Delta for five and a half years, died on Monday, March 29, 1999, at her Delta home. 
Lillie Mae Sanders was born in Peggs, Okla. on March 4, 1938, the daughter of Cleve Thomas and Faye Victoria (Stover) Sanders. She spent her childhood in Tahlequah, Okla. 
Lillie Mae married Harold Stoddard who preceded her in death. 
On Nov. 11, 1993, she married William Ashby in Depew, Okla. 
Lillie lived in Depew, Okla. and moved to Delta the day after her marriage to William Ashby where she made her home until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the General Assembly Church of the First Born of Delta. 
Lillie enjoyed fishing, gardening, and traveling. She also greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and her home. 
Survivors include her husband, William A. Ashby, of Delta; three stepsons: Roy Stoddard, of Depew, Okla.; Harold Dayne Stoddard, near Tulsa, Okla.; Doyle Ashby and wife Betty, of Delta; three stepdaughters: Betty Watters, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bessie and husband Ted Trimmer, of Grand Junction; Beverly and husband Marvin Peterson, of Glade Park; 25 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Nola and husband Jeral Rains, of Depew, Okla. 
In addition to her parents and first husband, Lillie was also preceded in death by one stepson, Willie Wayne Stoddard. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service in Delta. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Lillie's life will be officiated by Ray Easter and Charles Byers on Thursday, April 1, at 11 a.m. from the Delta Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. 
Interment will follow the service in the Pea Green Cemetery near Olathe, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Church of the First Born, In Memory of Lillie Mae Ashby, c/o Doyle Ashby, 1090 E. 5th St., No. 25, Delta, Colo. 81416.

Aldo Robert "Al" Caponi
World War II Veteran 
Dec. 29, 1915 March 21, 1999 
SAVANNA, Ill. Aldo Robert "Al" Caponi, age 83, of Savanna, Ill., died on Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Samaritan South Skilled Care at Clinton, Iowa. 
Funeral Mass in remembrance and to honor Al's life was officiated by The Rev. Tim Seigel on Wednesday, March 24, at 11 a.m. from St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna. 
Interment followed the Mass in St. John's Catholic Cemetery at Savanna, with Military Rites accorded by Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2223. 
Visitation was held prior to the Mass at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Law-Jones Funeral Home of Savanna. 
A memorial fund has been established in Al's name. 
Aldo Robert Caponi was born on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1915, in Henryetta, Okla., the son of John and Mary Caponi. Al graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago, Ill. with the class of 1934. 
On Oct. 12, 1941, Al was married in Chicago, Ill., to Rose Ann Vaccaro. The couple were privileged to share 57 years of marriage. 
Al served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1942 to 1945, during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre. In 1950, Al and Rose moved to Savanna, Ill. 
Al worked as a material handler for Alcoa Aluminum Company in Bettendorf, Iowa for 28 years, retiring in 1978. 
He was a member of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church of Savanna; the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2223, the Savanna American Legion Post No. 148; and the Savanna Moose Lodge No. 1095. 
Al enjoyed golfing, bowling, and especially time spent with his family. 
Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Caponi; one daughter, Connie Chadwick and Steve Wilkins; one granddaughter, Bobbie and husband Kelly Straight, all of Savanna; and one great-granddaughter, Terra Jo Straight. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Alma Huntington, of Corona, Calif.; and two brothers: Charles Capone and wife Anne; and Mike Serra and wife Gwen, all of Montrose. 
Al was preceded in death by both of his parents.

Marjorie E. "Marge" deRegnier
Retired Communication Supervisor 
Aug. 7, 1922 March 30, 1999 
MONTROSE Marjorie E. "Marge" deRegnier, age 76, a resident of Montrose since January of 1998, died early Tuesday morning, March 30, 1999, in the Valley Manor Care Center at Montrose. 
Marjorie E. O'Leary was born in Mason City, Iowa on Aug. 7, 1922, the daughter of James and Lois (Swain) O'Leary. She spent her childhood, graduated from high school in 1942, and grew to adulthood in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Marge and Don deRegnier were married on March 20, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a communication supervisor for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. 
In 1984, Marge and Don moved from Texas to Durango, Colo. In 1995 they returned to Texas and then moved from Texas to Montrose in January of 1998, where Marge made her home until the time of her death. 
Marge was a member of the Methodist church. 
She was a great bread baker and enjoyed doing hand crafts. 
Survivors include her husband, Don deRegnier, of Montrose; one son, Don deRegnier II and wife Sherie, of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren: Don deRegnier III and Kelli deRegnier, of Houston, Texas. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: James O'Leary and wife Barbara, of Montana; and Richard O'Leary, of Alaska. 
Marge was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Norman. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Marge's life will be officiated on Monday, April 5, south of Attica, Iowa in the Indiana Chapel Cemetery in Marion County, Iowa. 
Local arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.

Roy William Farr
World War II Veteran 
March 29, 1914 March 29, 1999 
DELTA Roy William Farr, who moved to Colorado when he was 17 years old, died on his 85th birthday, March 29, 1999, in Delta. Roy was a World War II veteran and a laborer in ranching and mining. 
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Roy's life will be officiated by Pastor Frank Dorrington on Friday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in the Delta City Cemetery. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 
Born on March 29, 1914, in Coffeewood, Minn., Roy William Farr was the son of William R. and Anna M. (Volkmann) Pfarr. He spent his childhood in Minnesota, lived a short time in Nebraska, and moved to Colorado at the age of 17 where he spent all of his adult life. 
Roy married Annabell R. Runyan on April 6, 1940, in Boulder, Colo. Annabell preceded Roy in death on April 5, 1998 in Delta. 
During World War II, Roy served his country from June 12, 1942 until Nov. 1, 1945 in the United States Army. 
Prior to his retirement, Roy worked as a laborer in ranching and mining. 
He is survived by five brothers, three sisters, and many, many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents and wife, Roy was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Dorothy Lucille Mehder
Wife, Mother, Grandmother 
March 14, 1923 March 29, 1999 
HOTCHKISS Dorothy Lucille Mehder, a retired bookkeeper and resident of Hotchkiss for seven years, died on Monday, March 29, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital 15 days after celebrating her 76th birthday. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Dorothy's life will be officiated by Paul Rogers, Chris Boyd, and Stan Perisho on Thursday, April 1, at 3 p.m. from Friends Church in Crawford. The service will conclude at the church. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Dorothy Lucille Rogers, the daughter of Albert L. and Lydia (Albercht) Rogers, was born on March 14, 1923, in Dubuque, Iowa, where she spent her childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood. 
Dorothy married Alex Mehder on Dec. 7, 1942, in Chicago, Ill. Their union was blessed with one son and one daughter. Dorothy and Alex were privileged to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary last year in December. 
Dorothy was a member of Friends Church of Crawford. She loved participating at church, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday School classes before her illness. She also enjoyed weaving. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Dorothy's life include her husband, Alex Mehder, of Hotchkiss; one son, David Mehder; one daughter, Mica Row, both of Montrose; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include two stepbrothers: David Rogers and Paul Rogers; and one sister, Edith Swanson. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents.

Beatrice M. Runyan
A Giving and Caring Person 
Oct. 29, 1918 March 29, 1999 
MONTROSE Beatrice M. Runyan, age 80, a resident of Montrose for 43 years, died of a sudden illness on Monday, March 29, 1999, at her Montrose home. 
Beatrice M. Hook, the daughter of Charles H. and Bertha Mae (Smith) Hook, was born on Oct. 29, 1918 in Shickshinny, Pa., where she spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood. 
Beatrice married Archie Nevin Runyan on Sept. 27, 1944, in Jonestown, Pa. After their marriage, the couple operated the dairy farm that had been in Archie's family since the Civil War. 
When he was a young man, Archie had come West to Norwood because of a serious bronchitis. Once he recovered, he returned to Pennsylvania but never forgot the beauty of this area. 
When one of Archie and Beatrice's children developed a respiratory illness, Archie decided to sell the dairy and move his family to Montrose County. The Runyans arrived in Montrose in May of 1956 and Archie began working for the City of Montrose where he became the superintendent of parks, and Beatrice established their home. She also worked as a housekeeper for the Lazy I.G., The Red Barn, and the San Juan Inn for a number of years. 
On Feb. 24, 1997, Archie preceded Beatrice in death at Montrose. 
Beatrice was a member and officer of the Montrose Emblem Club, and both she and her husband were active in the Elks Lodge activities and charities. 
Beatrice enjoyed caring for her family and her home and especially enjoyed working in her yard, caring for her flowers and other plants. She was a giving and caring person who spent as much time as was needed to assist and care for others. Beatrice enjoyed being outdoors and camping with her family. 
Survivors include two daughters: Sue and husband David Wince, of Montrose; Dorothy and husband Walt St. Clair, of Golden Valley, Ariz.; one grandson, Jason Jeffries and wife Kimberly; and one great-grandson, Todd Brandon Jeffries, all of Fort Bragg, N.C. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Kenneth Hook of Shickshinny, Pa.; and Raymond Hook, of Montrose. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Beatrice was also preceded in death by one sister and six brothers. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Beatrice's life will be officiated on Friday, April 2, at 11 a.m. from the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

Edwin R. Stoll
Retired Rancher 
Feb. 3, 1905 April 1, 1999 
MONTROSE Edwin R. Stoll, a retired rancher and a resident of Montrose since 1969, died Thursday afternoon, April 1, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Monday, April 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, with Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Edwin's life following visitation at 11 a.m. in the Olathe Cemetery at Olathe, with Bishop Dean Skalla officiating. 
Arrangments are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Edwin R. Stoll was born in Rocky, Colo., on Feb. 3, 1905, the son of Joseph and Frances (White) Stoll. He attended the Rocky Grade School in Rocky, Colo., and spent his childhood in Lake George, Colo. 
Edwin married Goldie Johnson on Nov. 14, 1926, in Florissant, Colo. Edwin and Goldie were blessed with two sons and one daughter. 
In 1969, the Stolls moved from Carbondale to Montrose where Edwin made his home until the time of his death. 
Edwin loved life and his family. He was a very devoted husband for 72 years. He was a wonderful horseman and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. 
Survivors include his wife, Goldie Stoll; two sons: Romaine Stoll and Ralph Stoll and wife Bea; one daughter, Lula and husband William Jeffryes, all of Montrose; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. 
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one daughter-in-law, Erma.

Ruby M. Wilson
Elementary School Teacher 
Nov. 19, 1903 March 30, 1999 
DELTA Retired third grade elementary school teacher, Ruby M. Wilson, age 95, a resident of Delta most of her life, died on Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services of Delta. 
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 
Ruby M. Blann was born in Molina, Colo., on Nov. 19, 1903, the daughter of Christopher Columbus Blann and Ida Filinda (Johnson) Blann. She graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1921 and attended college in Gunnison to obtain her degree in education. 
Ruby married Chris B. Wilson who preceded her in death in Delta. 
She lived in Grand Junction and Glenwood Spring prior to making her home in Delta for most of her life until the time of her death. 
Ruby was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church and her special interest that added meaning and pleasure to her life was artwork. 
Survivors include one brother, Arthur Blann, of Fruita; and two sisters: Ida Blankenbeker and Helen Allen, both of Grand Junction. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was also preceded in death by one sister, Crystal Benson; and one brother, Vernon Blann.

Anna Claymon
Homemaker 
Feb. 24, 1912 April 7, 1999 
PUEBLO Former Montrose resident, Anna Claymon, age 87, of Pueblo, died this morning, April 7, 1999. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilson Almont Funeral Home, 1449 S. 9th St., Canon City, Colo. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. 
A reception will be held for friends and relatives following the interment at the St. Johns Lutheran Church, 790 Greydene St. in Canon City. 
Memorial contributions, in Memory of Anna Claymon, may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 790 Greydene St., Canon City, Colo. 81212 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Wilson Almont Funeral Home of Canon City. 
Anna Poos was born on Feb. 24, 1912 at Amherst, Colo., the daughter of William and Dora Poos. 
On her birthday in 1933, she married Mike Claymon at Amherst. 
Mrs. Claymon was a homemaker and child care provider. She and her husband made a life as ranchers in the Westcliffe area for 25 years before moving to Montrose where her husband was employed as a rancher and fireman for 35 years. 
She is survived by her daughters, Lavada Brock and husband Roy of Pueblo; Rogene Claymon Killen and husband Al of Johnstown, Colo.; a step-daughter, Jean Johnson and husband J.K. of Texas; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include two brothers and two sisters. 
Mrs. Claymon was preceded in death by her husband Mike Claymon in 1991 at Canon City; and a daughter, Nola Ornelas.

Florence G. "Flossie" Pierson
Homemaker 
March 1, 1916 April 5, 1999 
DELTA Longtime Olathe resident, Florence G. "Flossie" Pierson, age 83, died on Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. 
Memorial Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, April 8, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, 110 W. 4th, Olathe. 
Burial of the cremains will be held at Delta City Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary Cemetery of Delta. 
Memorial contributions, in Memory of Florence G. Pierson, may be made to the Olathe Senior Citizens, in care of the Olathe Community Center, P.O. Box 133, Olathe, Colo. 81425. 
Florence G. Willis was born on March 1, 1916 at Delta, the daughter of Alfred Jams Willis and Elizabeth Caroline Hammond Willis. 
On Feb. 9, 1947 she married James N. Pierson at Delta. Her husband of 52 years survives. 
Prior to moving to Olathe, Mrs. Pierson and her husband lived in Uravan from 1956 until 1979, during which time she served as the committee woman for the Democratic Party. She was a member of the Jane Jeffersons Club, the VFW Auxiliary No. 784 of Montrose, and attended the Episcopal Church and Red Barn Church in Olathe. 
Mrs. Pierson enjoyed cooking for her family and watching wrestling on television. She was especially looking forward to the birth of a great-great-grandchild. 
Mrs. Pierson is survived by her husband, Jim Pierson, of the family home in Olathe; son Bob Pierson and wife Debby of Fruita; daughter Sandy Wiseman and husband Allen; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include her brother, H.S. "Sy" Willis of Delta. 
Mrs. Pierson was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Glen Rutherford
Enjoyed Hunting, Fishing 
Feb. 5, 1923 April 5, 1999 
MONTROSE Glen Weldon Rutherford, age 76, died early Monday morning, April 5, 1999 at his home in Montrose. 
Funeral Services to honor and celebrate the life of Glen Rutherford will be held on Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m. from the Abundant Life Church of God on Niagara in Montrose, with Pastor Woody Scruggs officiating. Interment will follow at the Grand View Cemetery in Montrose. 
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 at the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abundant Life Church of God, Building Fund, in Memory of Glen Rutherford, P.O. Box 689, Montrose, Colo. 81402. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Glen Weldon Rutherford was born on Feb. 5, 1923 at McKinny, Texas, the son of Glenn Rutherford and Ora Belle Stevens Rutherford. He spent his childhood at Lockhart, Texas. 
He served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. 
On April 5, 1975 he married E. Carol Westwood at Boulder, Colo. The couple resided in Canon City for 18 years before moving to Montrose in 1995. 
Rutherford was self-employed as a plumber and enjoyed his work very much. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. 
He was a past member of the American legion. 
Rutherford is survived by his wife, Carol Rutherford of the family home in Montrose; son, Charles "David" Rutherford and wife Marilyn of Whitney, Texas; step-daughter, Debbie Caldwell and husband Mark of Pueblo; grandchildren: Kenneth David Rutherford and wife Tina of Cleburne, Texas; Connie Faye Robertson and husband Rick of Cleburne, Texas; three step-grandchildren: Lisa Boden and Paul Boden; Kelley Gowdy, Heidi Leffler of Canon City; John Leffler of Canon City; and several great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include his brother, Dumont Rutherford and wife Lottie of Montrose; and several nephews and nieces. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Viola, step-son William Douglas Leffler, and grandson Weldon Douglas Rutherford.


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