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Maurice Albert "Cowboy" Holvoet
Rancher, Retired Carpenter 
June 14, 1920 - Oct. 26, 1999 
HOTCHKISS - Maurice Albert "Cowboy" Holvoet, age 79, a rancher, retired carpenter, and a resident of Hotchkiss for 25 years, died on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in his home at Hotchkiss. 
Maurice Albert Holvoet, the son of Charlie Holvoet and Alice (Coulsaut) Holvoet, was born on June 14, 1920, in Hotchkiss, Colo., where he spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood. 
Cowboy lived and worked in Fairbanks, Alaska until returning to Hotchkiss where he made his home until the time of his death. 
He married Donna C. Krogh on Oct. 13, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nev. Cowboy and Donna had marked their 24th year of married life 13 days before Cowboy's death. 
He was a member of the Northern Alaska Carpenters Union, and the Roberts Short Stop Coffee Club. 
Above all, Cowboy loved and enjoyed cattle, horses, and coffee shop gossip. 
Survivors include his wife, Donna C. Holvoet, of Paonia; two sons: Daniel Maurice Holvoet and wife Marilyn, of Soldotna, Alaska; Jeffrey Lynn Holvoet, of Paonia; and three grandchildren. 
Cowboy was the last surviving member of his parents and siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Cowboy's life will be officiated on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. of Hotchkiss. 
Memorial contributions may be made to: Tri-County Resource Center (formerly Montrose Resource Center), In Memory of Cowboy Holvoet, P.O. Box 3509, Montrose, CO 81402.

Henry M. "Bud" Hill
Music Evangelist 
July 16, 1939 - Oct. 25, 1999 
PARACHUTE - A 25-year Colorado resident, Henry M. "Bud" Hill, age 60, of Parachute, died on Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in St. Mary's Hospital at Grand Junction. 
Henry M. Hill, the son of George W. Hill and Frankie (Mason) Hill, was born on July 16, 1939, in Big Spring, Texas, where he spent his childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood. Bud continued to further his education at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in Mill Valley, Caif. 
During the Korean Conflict, Bud served his country in the United States Army. 
He married Patricia A. Tegtman on July 3, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev., and a son and a daughter were born to their union. Bud and Patricia were privileged to share 20 loving years of marriage this year in July. 
The Hills lived in Rifle for 10 years and Bud had been a music evangelist for the last seven years. 
He was a member of the Crown Peak Baptist Church of Parachute, and was an associate pastor and a Religious Education and Music Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Colorado for 10 years. 
Bud's calling in life, that he absolutely loved and had a great passion for, was evangelism leading people to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
Grateful for having shared Bud's life are his wife, Patricia Hill, of Parachute; one son, Michael Hill and wife Genny, of Marysville, Calif.; and one brother, George Hill and wife Greta, of San Angelo, Texas. 
Bud was preceded in death by his father and mother. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor and celebrate Bud's life will be officiated on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Crown Peak Baptist Church in Parachute. The service will conclude at the church. 
Interment preceded the service in the Delta City Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. of Delta. 
Memorial contributions may be made to: Crown Peak Baptist Church, In Memory of Bud Hill, P.O. Box 212, Parachute, CO 81635.

Kenneth Albert Bolle
Retired Truck Driver 
May 30, 1909 - Oct. 27, 1999 
DELTA - Kenneth Albert Bolle, age 90, a retired truck driver and a resident of Delta since 1992, died of cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services at Delta. 
Kenneth Albert Bolle, the son of Harry Edwin Bolle and Blanch D. (Council) Bolle, was born on May 30, 1909 in Perry, Iowa, where he spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood. 
Kenneth married Lela Alberta Price, who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1941. 
On Nov. 15, 1941, he married Grace P. Durfey Willetts. Grace preceded Kenneth in death on Nov. 14, 1987 in Pasadena, Calif. 
Prior to his retirement in 1974, Kenneth worked as a truck driver for Crown Radiator in Pasadena, Calif. 
After living in Duarte, Calif. for 33 years, Kenneth moved to Delta in 1992 where he made his home until the time of his death. 
Survivors include one son, Richard Eugene Bolle and wife Sharon, of Carrollton, Texas; and two daughters: Sandra Rae and husband Joseph Dombroski and Margaret Ann Vickerson, all of Delta. 
Kenneth was the proud and loving grandfather of two granddaughters: JoNell Herron and Leslie Freshour; four grandsons: Michael Seibert, Bud Seibert, Greg Bolle, Patrick Page; and the great-grandfather of four great-granddaughters: Amanda Seibert, Katie Herron, Kelly Herron, Ashley Freshour; and one great-grandson, James Seibert. 
In addition to his father and mother and both of his wives, Kenneth was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister. 
No Funeral Service will be held. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.

Elnora M. Wilson
Loving Mother, Grandmother 
Nov. 17, 1926 Oct. 30, 1999 
DELTA - Elnora M. Wilson, age 72, a homemaker and a resident of Delta for 34 years, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in her home at Delta. 
Elnora M. Pierson, the daughter of James Pierson and Zella (Sinclair) Pierson, was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Lynch, Neb., where she spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood. 
Elnora married William Nicolas Wilson on March 7, 1947, in Lynch, Neb. Elnora and William lovingly welcomed four sons and two daughters born to their union. 
The Wilsons moved from Nebraska to Delta 34 years ago, where Elnora made her home until the time of her death. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 28, 1993. 
Survivors left to cherish their mother's precious memory are four sons: Billy Wilson; Phil Wilson and wife Janet; Johnny Wilson and wife Gayle, all of Delta; David Ward Wilson, of Tennessee; and two daughters: Rozella and husband Byers Kroschel; and Sue and husband Larry Brown, all of Delta. 
Elnora was the proud and loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren; and the great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Maxilee and husband Leslie Paris, of Delta. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Elnora was also preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Pierson; and one sister, Joyce Todd. 
No services are planned. Arrangements were handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.

Louise Stephens
'Beloved Wife and Mother' 
Oct. 20, 1929 Oct. 31, 1999 
OLATHE - Louise Stephens, a resident of Olathe since 1964, died Sunday evening, Oct. 31, 1999, in her home at Olathe, 11 days after celebrating her 70th birthday. 
Louise Reeves, the daughter of Olive Reeves and Ethel V. (Allen) Reeves, was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in Camp Verde, Ariz., where she spent her childhood, graduated from the Camp Verde High School, and grew to adulthood. 
Louise married Harry E. "Buddy" Stephens Jr. on Sept. 7, 1948 in Prescott, Ariz. Louise and Buddy lovingly welcomed one son and one daughter born to their union. They were privileged to share their 51st year of marriage this year on Sept. 7. 
In 1964, the Stephens family moved from Camp Verde, Ariz. to Olathe and farmed on the Old River Road, where Louise made her home until the time of her death. 
The main focus, love, and joy of Louise's life was her family and farm. She worked very hard helping with the farm and will be loving remembered for being a wonderful cook. 
Survivors grateful for having shared Louise's life are her husband, Harry E. "Buddy" Stephens; one son, Eddie Stephens and wife Donna; one daughter, Julie Stephens; and two grandchildren: Amy and Scott Stephens, all of Olathe. 
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, and five brothers and sisters. 
At her request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Hospice of the Uncompahgre Valley, In Memory of Louise Stephens, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402-1804.

Raymond Atsushi Okubo
Retired Tourist Driver 
June 18, 1921 Oct. 30, 1999 
CEDAREDGE - Raymond Atsushi Okubo, age 78, a resident of Cedaredge for four years, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital. 
Raymond Atsushi Okubo, the son of Hichizo Okubo and Chieko (Takaoka) Okubo, was born on June 18, 1921, in Maui, Hawaii, where he spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood. 
In 1974, Raymond married Ritsuko Ninomiya in Oahu, Hawaii. The couple loving welcomed two sons and two daughters born to their union. 
Prior to his retirement, Raymond worked as a tourist driver in Hawaii. 
Four years ago, the Okubos moved from Hawaii to Cedaredge, where Raymond made his home until the time of his death. 
He was a member of the Buddist Church, SGI, in Denver. 
Raymond had a passion and love for photography. 
Survivors grateful for having shared Raymond's life are his wife, Ritusko Okubo, of Cedaredge; two sons: Ralph Okubo and wife June, of Wyoming; Ronald Okubo and wife Yong-Suk, of Hawaii; and two daughters: Maxine and husband Richard Debrucque, of Eckert; and Angel and husband Michael Montaine, of Hawaii. 
Raymond was the proud and loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren; and the great-grandfather of eight grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include five sisters. 
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Hichizo and Chieko Okubo. 
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.

James H. Hussey
A Lifetime Farmer 
May 5, 1914 Oct. 29, 1999 
ECKERT - James H. Hussey, of Eckert, died on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in the Horizon Care Center at Eckert at the age of 85. He was a farmer all of his life. 
James H. Hussey was born in Austin, Colo. on May 5, 1914, the son of Truman and Myrtle (Schraft) Hussey. He grew up in Delta County and attended Fairview School in Cory. 
James married Rose Hill in November of 1954. 
Survivors include two sisters: Dorothy Blore, of Standish, Maine; Ruth Rowland, of Austin; and many nieces and nephews, including the following nieces James was close to: Virginia Pulliam, of Reed; Sharon Fuller, of Austin; Darlene Kraus, of Standish, Maine; and a nephew, Ronald Rowland, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Other family survivors include three stepgranddaughters: Sidney Lee, of Colorado Springs; Gail, of Oregon; and Andrea, of Boulder. 
In addition to his parents, Truman and Myrtle Hussey; and his wife, Rose; James was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Marion Wethington; one brother and one sister. 
At James' request, cremation has taken place and his cremated remains will be buried in the Cory Cemetery at Cory. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Doris T. Herrera
Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother 
Nov. 9, 1920 Oct. 29, 1999 
DELTA - Doris T. Herrera, age 78, a longtime Delta resident, died on Friday, Oct. 29, in her home at Delta. 
Doris T. Trujillo was born in Raton, N.M. on Nov. 9, 1920, the daughter of Simon Trujillo and Maria Barbarita (Candelaria) Trujillo. She moved with her family to Delta in 1925, where she was educated in the Delta County Schools through the seventh grade. At the age of 12, Doris began working in the fields to help support the family. 
Two days before her 18th birthday, Doris married Connie Albert Herrera on Nov. 7, 1938, in Delta, Colo. Soon after their marriage, Doris and Connie moved to Utah and resided there for five years and later spent a year in Idaho. 
Lovingly welcomed to their union was one son. Doris and Connie would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year on Nov. 7. 
Doris worked for the Delta Canning Factory and prior to her retirement was a housekeeper for the Sundance Motel in Delta. 
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Delta. 
Doris was a very devoted mother. She was always so happy while traveling with her husband and it was very seldom that laughter was not heard while being in her presence. Doris loved to dance, gamble, and take vacations with her husband to Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nev. 
She became sick about seven years ago and the past two years she spent at home with her husband, with the help of Dr. Wade's staff, which she and her family were so appreciative of. 
Doris, honey, you will never be forgotten God Bless You! 
Survivors include her husband, Connie A. Herrera, of Delta; one son, Bernard A. Herrera and wife Christine, of Ogden, Utah; two grandsons: Patrick Herrera and wife Lisa, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Christopher Herrera, of Salt Lake City, Utah; one granddaughter, Connie and husband Mike Martinez, of Roy, Utah; and four great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Frank Trujillo; and one sister, Carrie Trujillo, both of Grand Junction. 
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Henry, Jacob, Emilio, and Eddie Trujillo; and four sisters: Elsie Crespin, Laura Calvillo, Nettie Kuzov, and Lacy Maestas. 
Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel at Delta. 
Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate Doris' life will be officiated by The Rev. Mike Smith on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church at Delta. 
Rite of Committal will follow the Mass in the Delta City Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Opal 'Laverne' Coghill
Retired Avon Representative 
May 12, 1924 Oct. 31, 1999 
MONTROSE - Opal "Laverne" Coghill, age 75, a resident of Montrose for 55 years and longer in the surrounding areas, died Sunday morning, Oct. 31, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital. 
Opal Laverne Ayer was born in Crawford, Colo. on May 12, 1924, the daughter of Lewis Edward Ayer and Delcia Fern (Lafton) Ayer. She spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood in Crawford and Hotchkiss. 
Laverne married Charles "Fritz" Coghill on Nov. 16, 1946, in Grand Junction. Their marriage was blessed with one son and two daughters. 
Prior to her retirement, Laverne sold Avon for 27 years. 
Fritz preceded Laverne in death on March 28, 1995 in Montrose. 
She was a member of the Montrose Christian Church. 
Laverne loved and especially enjoyed arrowhead hunting, wildlife watching, and Avon collectibles. 
Survivors include one son, Amos E. Coghill, of Lamar; and two daughters: Sharon R. Smee, of Ardmore, Okla.; and Connie L. Haptonstall, of Montrose. 
Laverne was the proud and loving grandmother of five grandchildren: James Lewis Ary, W. "Grant" Ary, Rebekah Woller, Deborah Siedschlag, and Jayson Haptonstall; and the great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren: Tyrel Ary, Mitch Ary, Alex Ary, Shantel Siedsclag, Jeshua Siedschlag, Amanda Ary, Jaroden Siedschlag, Ashley Brown, Samantha and Cory, and awaiting more. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Lewis E. Ayer Jr., of Silverdale, Wash. 
In addition to her husband, Fritz, Laverne was also preceded in death by her parents. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Laverne's life will be officiated by Minister Doug Anderson on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Montrose Christian Church. 
Interment will follow the service in the Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the following: Montrose Christian Church, In Memory of Laverne Coghill, 2351 Sunnyside Rd., Montrose, CO 81401.

James W. "Willie" Watson
North Fork Farmer/Rancher 
July 30, 1914 Dec. 28, 1999 
GRAND JUNCTION North Fork farmer and rancher, James W. "Willie" Watson, age 85, a resident of Grand Junction for two and a half years, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services LaVilla Grande Care Center at Grand Junction. 
Born on July 30, 1914 in Hotchkiss, Colo., James W. Watson was the son of James Wesley and Cora (Snyder) Watson. He spent his childhood in the Hotchkiss and Crawford area and received his education at Hotchkiss, Crawford, and Missouri Flats near Needle Rock. 
Willie married Mary Evelyn Taylor on Sept. 24, 1941, in Delta, Colo. Willie and Mary lovingly welcomed two sons and one daughter born to their union. Mary preceded Willie in death on Nov. 12, 1995, in Delta. 
Prior to moving to Grand Junction two and a half years ago where he made his home until the time of his death, Willie lived in Hotchkiss, Crawford, and Paonia. 
Special interests that Willie especially loved and enjoyed were hunting and fishing. 
Survivors left to cherish Willie's memory are two sons: David W. Watson and wife Linda, of Craig; J.T. Watson and wife Barbara, of Lakewood; and one daughter, Regina Kendell, of Craig. 
Willie was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and the great-grandfather of eight great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include two sisters: Mamie and husband Grant Ferrier, of Crawford; and Zula Simon, of Handford, Calif. 
In addition to his parents and wife, Willie was also preceded in death by one sister, Veta Summers. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 31, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. 
Graveside Services in loving remembrance and to honor Willie's life will be officiated by The Rev. Eddie Scroggins on Friday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Crawford. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.

James Rex Narramore Jr.
Loved, Enjoyed His Family 
March 20, 1957 - Dec. 26, 1999 
NATURITA - James Rex "J.R." Narramore Jr., age 42, a resident of Naturita most of his life, died on Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at his home in Naturita. 
James Rex Narramore Jr. was born in Riverton, Wyo. on March 20, 1957, the son of James Rex Narramore Sr. and Jewel Pauline (Williams) Narramore. He spent his childhood in Wyoming, Oregon, and Colorado, graduating from the Nucla High School in Nucla, Colo. 
J.R. was employed as an operator of heavy equipment. 
He was a member of the Naturita Moose Lodge and the Nucla/Naturita Volunteer Fire Department. 
The greatest loves in J.R.'s life were spending time with his family, the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. 
Survivors very grateful to have shared J.R.'s life are his former wife, Shelli Painter; two sons: Jason Edward Narramore; and Justin James Narramore, all of Nucla; and his mother, Jewel Narramore, of Naturita. 
Other family survivors include three brothers: Beva Haliburton Leyerly and Clinton Eugene Leyerly, both of Naturita; Toliver Michael Narramore, of Hawthorne, Nev.; and two sisters: Elizabeth Ann Manis, of Paonia; and Tanya Janeau Narramore, of Naturita. 
J.R. was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father, James Rex Narramore Sr. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. 
Memorial Services in loving remembrance and to honor J.R.'s life will be officiated by Mike Childress on Friday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. in the Trinity Baptist Church, 203 West 2nd St., in Naturita. The service will conclude at the church. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Nucla/Naturita Fire Department, In Memory of James "R.J." Narramore Jr., 320 E. Main St., Nucla, CO 81424.

Gene Koutz
Korean Conflict Veteran 
Feb. 4, 1930 - Dec. 28, 1999 
DELTA - Melvin Eugene "Gene" Koutz, age 69, of Delta, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his home in Delta. 
Melvin Eugene Koutz, the son of Christopher and Millie (Slaight) Koutz, was born on Feb. 4, 1930 in Mountain Home, Idaho. 
During the Korean Conflict, Gene served his country in the United States Air Force from October of 1950 until October of 1951, attaining the rank of Sergeant. 
He married Leota Allyne Forsythe on July 19, 1971 in Reno, Nev. Gene and Leota shared 28 loving years of marriage this year in July. 
Ten years ago the Koutzs moved to Delta from Fort Lupton, Colo. where Gene worked as a warehouse man for the Weicker Moving & Storage Company in Denver. 
He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 17 of Denver. 
During his lifetime, Gene especially loved and enjoyed farming, fishing, and reading. 
Survivors left to cherish Gene's memory are his wife, Leota Koutz, of Delta; two sons: Jeff Koutz, of Delta; Melvin Carroll, of Denver; and one daughter, Gayle Webb, of Denver. 
Gene was the proud and loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren and the great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Ray Jones, of Cortez; and two sisters: Evelyn Norris, of Grand Junction; and Patricia Mustain, of Colorado Springs. 
Gene was preceded in death by his father, Christopher Koutz; his mother, Millie (Slaight) DeRoss; four brothers: Wayne Jones, Dale Jones, Roy Jones, Joey Koutz; and two sisters: Ruth Prather and Amy Irhig. 
Funeral Services in loving remembrance and to honor Gene's life will be officiated on Friday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Delta, in Delta. 
Interment will follow the service in the Mesa View Cemetery at Delta, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta, 970/874-8633. 
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Uncompahgre Valley, In Memory of Gene Koutz, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402-1804.

Roy F. Hawk
Beloved Father, Grandfather 
Aug. 12, 1913 - Dec. 28, 1999 
DELTA - Roy F. Hawk, age 86, a retired plumber, of Delta, died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his home in Delta. 
Roy F. Hawk, the son of Guy and Ethel (Caster) Hawk, was born on Aug. 12, 1913 in Pine Bluff, Wyo. When he was 9 years old he moved with his family to Silt, Colo., and then to Grand Junction. In 1929 the Hawk family moved to Delta, where Roy graduated from the Delta High School. 
While farming with his father on California Mesa, Roy served in the National Guard for three years. 
He married Ramona Ragsdale on Sept. 28, 1940 in Grand Junction, Colo. Roy and Ramona lovingly welcomed three sons born to their union. They were privileged to share 59 years of marriage this year in September. 
Roy helped his brother, Farrel, during hunting season for over 40 years. He worked for Carl Himes Plumbing & Heating for 18 years, then worked in plumbing for himself for 20 years prior to his retirement. 
He served on the Delta Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years, and was Fire Chief four years during that time. Roy was a Babe Ruth baseball coach for five years and was also on the board of directors for the Babe Ruth Baseball Association. He also belonged to the IOOF Lodge No. 116 since 1948. 
Survivors very grateful to have shared Roy's life are his wife, Ramona Hawk, of Delta; three sons: Frank Hawk and wife Karen, of Ridgway; Wayne Hawk and wife Debbie, of Montrose; Carl Hawk and wife Dana, of Ridgway; and one daughter, Alice and husband Steve Padua, also of Ridgway. 
Roy was the proud and loving grandfather of eight grandchildren: Christopher Hawk, Matthew Hawk, Jordan Ann Hawk, Lorrie Hawk Lane, Shannon Hawk, Hastings Padua, Lauren Hawk, and Vance Hawk. 
Other family survivor include two sisters: Fern Sankey, of Grand Junction; Hazel Clark, of Crawford; as well as many nieces and nephews. 
Graveside Services in loving remembrance and to honor Roy's life will be officiated on Friday, Dec. 31, at 1 p.m. in the Delta City Cemetery. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta, 970/874-8633. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Delta County Hospice Project, In Memory of Roy F. Hawk, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

Lois M. Engwall
Homemaker, File Clerk 
Jan. 12, 1922 - Dec. 26, 1999 
MONTROSE - Lois M. Engwall, age 77, a homemaker, retired file clerk, and a resident of Montrose, died late Sunday evening, Dec. 26, 1999, in the Valley Manor Care Center at Montrose. 
Lois M. Ahrens was born in Buhl, Idaho on Jan. 12, 1922, the daughter of John and Ida (Lutz) Ahrens, who were the parents of nine children. She spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood in Clover, Idaho. While attending high school, Lois also worked on the farm. 
She married Maurice Wherry, who preceded her in death in 1961. 
Lois married Clarence Engwall on July 28, 1962 in Whittier, Calif. Lois and Clarence were privileged to share 37 loving years of marriage this year in July. Clarence preceded Lois in death just six days ago on Monday morning, Dec. 20, 1999, in the Valley Manor Care Center at Montrose. 
After living in Clover, Idaho for 20 years, Lois moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1942. Lois and Clarence lived in Whittier, Calif. and after he retired the family moved to Wickenburg, Ariz., in 1981 where they lived for 15 years before moving to Montrose in 1996. 
Lois was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Wickenberg, Ariz. and belonged to the church's clubs. 
Special interests that added meaning and much pleasure to Lois' life were gardening, cooking, playing cards, church activities, and traveling. She loved to travel with her husband Clarence, visiting their family and friends. 
Survivors so grateful to have shared Lois' life are one son, Steven Wherry and wife Susan, of Montrose; two stepsons: Wayne Engwall and wife Georgene, of Alturas, Calif.; David Engwall and wife Mary, of Brea, Calif.; and one stepdaughter, Liz and husband Ron Soler, of Montrose. 
Lois was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Amber Soler, of Montrose; Eric and Tim Engwall, of Brea, Calif.; Julie Harrington, of Westminster, Calif.; Scott Engwall, of Mesa, Ariz.; Kyle, Keith, and Regina Wherry, all of Montrose; and the great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren: Aubrie and Haily Harrington; and Adam and Zachary Engwall. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Arnold Ahrens, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; Harley Ahrens, of Twin Falls, Idaho; and two sisters: Caroline Fischer, of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Francis Walter, of Jerome, Idaho. 
In addition to her parents and both of her husbands, Lois was also preceded in death by two sisters: Edna Meadow and Margaret Ruhter; and two brothers: Vernon Ahrens and Everett Ahrens. 
Memorial Services in loving remembrance and to honor Lois' life were officiated by Pastor Darryl Hannenberg on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. in the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. The service concluded at the chapel. 
Cremation followed the service, with arrangements handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.


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