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Catherine M. Krotz
First Priority Her Family
Nov. 25, 1926 Dec. 30, 1998
MONTROSE Catherine M. Krotz, age 72, a homemaker and resident of Montrose since 1996, died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in her Montrose home.
Catherine M. Hyland, the daughter of James Joseph and Mary Josephine (Henry) Hyland, was born on Nov. 25, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio., where she spent her childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood. After graduating from high school, Miss Hyland worked as a telephone operator for Ohio Bell.
On Nov. 8, 1947, Miss Hyland married Richard Francis Krotz in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. The couple were blessed with six children and were privileged to celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary this year in November.
After the couple established their home,in Cleveland, Mrs. Krotz was a homemaker and caring for her family was her first and foremost interest. Mr. Krotz ran a sheet metal fabrication business and was later an expert philatelist (stamp collector) and coin collector and dealer, traveling all over the United States.
Mrs. Krotz was active and interested in being helpful to others and for a number of years, while living in Cleveland, she was the volunteer driver for the nuns and priests who served her parish church, St. Philomena's, where she was a member.
Following the couple's retirement in 1980, they moved with their daughter, Ginny, to North Carolina and later to Florida in 1992, before coming to Montrose to be near their daughters in 1996.
Mr. Krotz preceded his wife in death on Aug. 5, 1997, in Montrose. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Krotz continued to make her home in Montrose until the time of her own death.
She loved to socialize, was gracious, outgoing, and loved to spend time with others. She enjoyed flowers, and Broadway musicals, but the main love and delight of her life was her family.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Krotz's life include two sons: Philip E. Krotz, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Michael P. Krotz and wife Bonnie, of Mantua, Ohio; and three daughters: Fran and husband Pat Nonnan; Gerry Krotz, all of Montrose; Cecilia and husband Wayne Babb, of Sardis, Tenn.
She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Melissa Rouzer, Kevin Rouzer, Kerri and Lauren Noonan, all of Montrose; Erik and Daniel Krotz, of Mantua, Ohio; and Andrea and Elisa Babb, of Tennessee.
Other family survivors include one sister, Peg Hunt; and one sister-in-law, Marquerite Hyland, both of Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Krotz was also preceded in death by one daughter, Ginny Krotz; two brothers: Jack Hyland and Tom Hyland; and one sister, Ann Michaels.
A gathering in Tribute and Remembrance of Mrs. Krotz's life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion.
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral home.

Bobby Dean Holman
Former Montrose Resident
Sept. 18, 1929 Dec. 26, 1998
FALCON COVE, Ore. Former Montrose resident, Bobby Dean Holman, age 69, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Falcon Cove, Ore., where he had been a resident since 1990.
Bobby Dean Holman was born on a farm in Dade County, Mo., on Sept. 18, 1929, the son of Thomas and Edna (Kirby) Holman. He spent his childhood and received his education in Montrose and Reno, Nev. After completing high school, he continued to pursue his education at a college in Reno, Nev.
Mr. Holman was employed as office manager with New York Life Insurance Company and was responsible for various offices throughout the western states until his retirement in 1988.
Mr. Holman moved to Falcon Cove, Ore., in November of 1990 where he made his home until the time of his death.
On July 4, 1991, he married Denise Folgner in Arch Cape, Ore.
Mr. Holman loved and enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Rainland Fly Casters Group in Astoria, Ore.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Holman's life include his wife of seven years, Denise Holman, of Falcon Cove, Ore.; one son, Ronald Holman; and one grandson, Zachary Holman, both of Visalia, Calif.; and three stepchildren.
Other family survivors include Mr. Holman's twin sister, Betty Jean Guio, of Reno, Nev.; and two cousins: Virginia Huss, of Arch Cape, Ore.; and Geraldine King, of Strathmore, Calif.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Holman's life were officiated on Tueday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. from the Hughes-Ransom Chapel in Seaside, Ore.
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary of Seaside, Ore.
Memorial gifts may be made to: American Heart Association and/or American Diabetes Association, In Memory of Bobby Dean Holman, c/o Hughes-Ransom Mortuary, 220 N. Holladay Dr., Seaside, Ore. 97138.

Wilhamein B. Hockaday
Wife, Mother, Grandmother
Feb. 11, 1912 Jan. 2, 1999
DELTA Wilhamein B. Hockaday, age 86, a homemaker and resident of Delta for 40 years, died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at her Delta home.
Born on Feb. 11, 1912, in Alliance, Neb., Wilhamein B. Armstrong was the daughter of James Albert and Mary (Popp) Armstrong. She spent her childhood in Blue Hill, Neb. and Alamosa, Colo., graduating from the Alamosa High School. She continued to pursue her education at Adams State College in Alamosa.
Miss Armstrong was married in May of 1930 in Taos, N.M., to Fred H. Hockaday, who preceded her in death on April 23, 1965, in Delta.
She lived in Longmont; West Plains, Mo.; and Montrose prior to moving to Delta in June of 1958 where she made her home until the time of her death.
Mrs. Hockaday, a homemaker, also worked at the Delta Sales Yard and High Quality Produce.
Mrs. Hockaday was a 50-plus year member of Rebekah Lodge No. 65, was a member and served as an officer of the Mountain View Community Club, and was a volunteer for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the Senior Center until the time of her death.
She especially enjoyed crocheting and was known for baking the best lemon meringue and raisin pies.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Hockaday's life include four sons: Roy Dean Hockaday, of Mannford, Okla.; Wayne Hockaday and wife Tammie, of Thermopoulis, Wyo.; Gary Hockaday and wife Arlys, of Longmont; Vaughn Hockaday and wife Lydia, of Hayden; one daughter, Janet and husband Ken Wilson, of Olathe; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include two sisters: Letha Crouch, of Lakewood; and Leva Clark, of Palmdale, Calif.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hockaday was also preceded in death by two brothers: Wayne Armstrong and Borden Armstrong; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Delta Taylor Funeral Service.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Hockaday's life will be officiated by family members on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. from the Delta Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.
Interment will follow the service in the Mesa View Cemetery at Delta, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Delta Senior Citizens, In Memory of Wilhamein B. Hockaday, 247 Meeker St., Delta, Colo. 81416.

Paul Eugene Gilchrist
World War II Veteran
March 29, 1924 Jan. 2, 1999
MONTROSE Paul E. Gilchrist, age 74, a resident of Montrose since 1992, died Saturday evening in Integrated Health Services at Delta.
Paul Eugene Gilchrist was born in Superior, Neb., on March 29, 1924, the son of Andrew and Veda (Elliott) Gilchrist, He spent his youth in Superior, Neb.
In 1943, after graduating from high school, Mr. Gilchrist joined the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He was first stationed in Okinawa and then in Japan, where he took his discharge. He then accepted a Civil Service job.
While working in Japan, Mr. Gilchrist met and married his wife, Margaret McClintic of California, on April 9, 1948. The couple returned to Superior in December of 1948, where Mr. Gilchrist helped his father farm for five years.
After his father's death in 1954, Mr. Gilchrist moved his family, which now included a daughter, Patricia Jo, to Durango. In 1965 the family moved to Georgetown where they made their home for 27 years.
Mr. Gilchrist was employed by the Colorado Department of Transportation and retired as a Senior Tunnel Supervisor from the Eisenhower Tunnel after 23 years.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Gilchrist's life include his wife of 50 years, Margaret Gilchrist, of Montrose; one daughter, Patricia and husband Chancy Clark, of Montrose; and two grandchildren: Sean Clark, of Durango; and Jaime Clark, of Grand Junction.
Other family survivors include one sister, Virginia Ann Gault, of California; and four nephews.
Mr. Gilchrist was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Veda Gilchrist; one brother, Robert Gilchrist; and two sisters: Janet Edick and Beth Morris.
At Mr. Gilchrist's request there will be no memorial service. The cremains will be inurned at a later date in Superior, Neb.
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Alzheimers Association, In Memory of Paul Gilchrist, 789 Sherman Blvd., Suite 500, Denver, Colo. 80203.

Edward F. "Bus" Frey
Retired Road Supervisor
April 10, 1913 Jan. 3, 1999
MONTROSE Edward F. "Bus" Frey, age 85, a resident of Montrose since 1990, died of a sudden illness on Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at his home in Montrose.
Edward F. Frey, the son of Charles and Lillie (Collins) Frey, was born on April 10, 1913, in Maher, Colo. He spent his childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood in Crawford.
After graduating from high school, Mr. Frey remained in the area working in agriculture and eventually went to work for the Montrose County Road Department in the Maher area. He then was employed with the Delta County Road Department and became the Road Maintenance Supervisor for Delta County, retiring from his supervisor position in 1978.
Mr. Frey married Hazel Irene Hawkins on Dec. 16, 1935, in Delta, Colo. The couple were blessed with four children.
In 1990, the Freys moved to Montrose to be near their family where Mr. Frey made his home until the time of his death. Mrs. Frey preceded her husband in death on July 4, 1993, in Montrose.
Mr. Frey especially enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his spare time hunting and fishing in the North Fork Valley. He had a habit of always carrying candy with him and passing it out to family and children of friends and neighbors. The pride of Mr. Frey's life was his family. He stayed interested in the life of the family and his many grandchildren regardless of where they lived or how distant their homes.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Frey's life include two sons: Don Frey and wife Sharon, of Montrose; Chuck Frey and wife Sally, of Fruita; and one daughter, Sue and husband Larry Eilts, of Montrose.
He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren: Donna Peterson, of Montrose; Bobbi Carter, of Carrollton, Texas; Bonnie Steely, of Montrose; Billie Frey, of Ordway; Craig Doss, of Springfield, Mo.; Erika Doss, of Woodland Hills, Calif.; Deborah Gardner, of Nevada; Ronnie Christian, of Aspen; Randy Christian, of Kansas; and the great-grandfather of 20 great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include one brother, Keith "Bud" Frey, of Denver; and three sisters: Gene Frey, of Grand Junction; Sally Gray, of Eckert; and Charlene Fuller, of Delta.
In addition to his parents and wife, Hazel, Mr. Frey was also preceded in death by three brothers: Rodney "Jack" Frey, Charles Frey, Homer Frey; one sister, Marie Parks; and one daughter, Shirley Ann Christian, who died in 1975.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services in remembrance, to pay respects, and to honor Mr. Frey's life will be officiated by The Rev. Don Ford on Friday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. from the Methodist Church in Crawford.
Interment will follow the service in Crawford, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Crawford Community Church, In Memory of Bus Frey, Crawford, Colo. 81415.

Wilma Ruth Flanigan
Retired Bookkeeper
Dec. 31, 1918 Jan. 5, 1999
MONTROSE - Wilma Ruth Flanigan, age 80, a retired bookkeeper and a lifelong Montrose resident, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 5, 1999, in her home at Montrose.
Wilma Ruth Flowers, the daughter of Lee Ander and Myrtle Mae (Orr) Flowers, was born on Dec. 31, 1918, in Montrose, Colo., where she spent her childhood, graduated from the Montrose County High School with the class of 1936, grew to adulthood, and made her home until the time of her death.
Miss Flowers married Fred Flanigan on Jan. 19, 1941, in Moab, Utah. The couple were blessed with two daughters and were privileged to share 57 years of marriage.
Mrs. Flanigan was a 50-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Flanigan had several special interests, including: Antiques, handiwork, knitting, crocheting, and fishing. She enjoyed her work as a bookkeeper very much, but the main focus, love, and joy of her life was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Flanigan's life include her husband, Fred Flanigan; and two daughters: Bonnie Andrew ,and Judy and husband Rodney Martin, all of Montrose.
She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren: Marchelle and John Webb, of Grand Junction; Gina and Kim DeVincentis Hussong; Shane Deines; Kevin and Kristi DeVincentis, all of Montrose; great-grandmother of nine great-grandchildren: Zerah and Nesha Webb; Saige, Kira and Seth Hussong; Kameron and Kalli DeVincentis; Kayla and Colin Adair; and three stepgrandchildren: Ralph Martin, of Montrose; Rachele Adair, of Dallas, Texas; and Heather Martin, of San Dimas, Calif.
Other family survivors include two sisters: Thelma Lundsford, of Montrose; and Alice Leonardi, of Rifle.
Mrs. Flanigan was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral Services in remembrance, to pay respects, and to honor Mrs. Flanigan's life will be officiated by Pastor Bryon Yeager on Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church on Niagara in Montrose.
Interment will follow the service in the Valley Lawns Cemetery south of Montrose, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral home of Montrose.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Hospice of the Uncompahgre Valley, In Memory of Wilma Flanigan, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Colo. 81402-1804 or Pulmonary Rehabilitation, In Memory of Wilma Flanigan, c/o Montrose Memorial Hospital, 800 S. 3rd, Montrose, Colo. 81401.

Arvella Christene Alban
Enjoyed Playing The Piano
Sept. 3, 1908 Jan. 5, 1999
DELTA Arvella Christene Alban, age 90, of Delta, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5. 1999, in Integrated Health Services at Delta.
Arvella Christene Randall was born near Soldier in Jackson County, Kan., on Sept. 3, 1908, the daughter of George and Madelon (Sholty) Randall.
On March 16, 1925, Miss Randall married L. L. Alban in Holton, Kan. The couple were blessed with three children and were privileged to celebrate 73 years of marriage last year in March.
The Albans lived in Kansas until 1947 when they moved to Leadville where they remained until 1960. After 1960 the Albans spent their summers in Leadville and lived in Arizona.
Mrs. Alban, a homemaker, helped her husband run the Contentinal Bus Stop in Leadville for many years. She also managed the two Mile High Apartments in Leadville.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Soldier, Kan. While she lived in Kansas, Mrs. Alban enjoyed playing the piano for church and school plays.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Alban's life include her husband, L. L. Alban, of Delta; one daughter, Natalie Yeakel, of Grand Junction; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Alban was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one daughter, and one son.
Private Family Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Alban's life will be held.
Cremation will precede the service, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Harold Lynn Wells
Retired Tire Dealer
Dec. 12, 1937 Jan. 5, 1999
MONTROSE Harold Lynn Wells, the son of O.F. Wells and Elsie (Brantley) Wells, was born on Dec. 12, 1937, in Monticello, Ark. He died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the age of 61 in his home at Montrose.
Mr. Wells was a retired tire dealer and a Baptist.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Wells' life include his wife, Cornelia Chatham Wells, of McGehee, Ark.; three sons: Timothy Wells, of Salem, Ark.; Terry Wells, of Stuttgart, Ark.; Tony Wells, of Rohwer, Ark.; and six grandchildren.
Other family survivors include his mother, Elsie King, of Tillar, Ark..
Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his father, O.F. Wells.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Wells' life will be officiated by The Rev. Houston Austin on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. from the Stephenson-Dearman Chapel in Monticello, Ark.
Interment will follow the service in the Union Ridge Cemetery at Drew County, Ark., with arrangements being handled under the direction of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, Inc. of Monticello, Ark.

Cecil Stevens
TEMPE, Ariz. Former Montrose resident, Cecil Stevens, age 94, of Tempe, Ariz., died on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999.
Cecil Stevens was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and was employed as a school teacher during his lifetime.
He is survived by two daughters: Judith Carlson and Marilyn Bedford; and one son, Charles Stevens.
Mr. Stevens was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Steven's life will be officiated on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. from the Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern, in Tempe, Ariz.
Inurnment of the cremains will be intered in a Montrose Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, Ariz. 85202; telephone (602) 838-5639.

Gabriel Jose "Gabe" Samora
Former Montrose Resident
Oct. 28, 1939 Jan. 7, 1999
CHICO, Calif. Former Montrose resident, Gabriel Jose "Gabe" Samora, age 59, of Chico, Calif., died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Chico.
Gabriel Jose Samora was born on Oct. 28, 1939, in Lapuente, N.M., the son of Adelaido and Onofre Samora.
At the age of 17, Mr. Samora moved to Montrose where he married Bernice Vigil on Feb. 8, 1963. The couple were blessed with three children.
In 1987, the Samoras established their home in Chico, Calif., where Mr. Samora remained until the time of his death.
He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Samora's life include his wife of 35 years, Bernice; two daughters: Anita and Valerie; and one son, Lawrence, all of Chico, Calif.
He was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.
Other family survivors include two sisters: Isabel and Veva Ulibarri, both of Tierra Amarilla, N.M.; and three brothers: Ernesto, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Adelaido and Ray, both of Montrose.
Mr. Samora was preceded in death by both of his parents, two sisters, and one brother.
Visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 7 p.m., with the Vigil for the deceased beginning at 7 p.m. at Newton-Bracewell Chico, Calif., Funeral Home Chapel.
Christian Mass in remembrance and to honor Mr. Samora's life was officiated on Monday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Chico, Calif.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Gabriel Samora Memorial Fund, c/o Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, Calif. 95926; phone (530) 342-9003.

Kayanna Rae Pierce
1-Year-Old Delta Girl
Oct. 27, 1997 Jan. 4, 1999
DELTA Kayanna Rae Pierce was born in Delta, Colo., on Oct. 27, 1997, the daughter of Victor Jay and Bethany Sue (Gerard) Pierce. She died on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at the age of 1 year in the Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Survivors grateful to have share Kayanna's one year of life include her father, Victor Jay Pierce, of Golden; her mother, Bethany Sue Gerard, of Delta; and two brothers: Jacob Pierce and Jered Pierce, both of Delta.
Other family survivors include Kayanna's grandparents: Mike and Sue Worthington; Melvin Pierce Sr. and Norma Pierce; a great grandmother, Patricia Harris; and a great-great-grandmother, Marguerite Anweiler, all of Delta.
Kayanna is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Mesa View Mortuary in Delta.
Graveside Services in remembrance and to honor Kayanna's life will be officiated by Pastor Don Barnes, of the Pleasantview Baptist Church of Golden, on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Delta City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Clement C. Huerkamp
An Avid Outdoors Man
March 21, 1908 Jan. 10, 1999
DELTA Clement C. "Clem" Huerkamp died of a short illness on Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital at the age of 90. A frequent visitor to Delta County over the past 30 years, Mr. Clement lived in Delta County the past two years to be near his two sons and their families.
Clement C. Huerkamp was born on March 21, 1908, in Iona, Minn., the son of Francis J. and Theresa Huerkamp. He was the youngest of 12 siblings who all preceded him in death.
Mr. Huerkamp was a farmer in southeastern Minnesota until the Depression and then spent the balance of his working years in the grain elevator business in Avoca and Iona, Minn.
An avid outdoors man, Mr. Huerkamp made extended hunting and fishing visits to Delta County. With his sons, he frequently attended Ducks Unlimited and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation functions in Delta and Montrose.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Huerkamp's life include his wife of 60 years, Margaret Huerkamp, of Slayton, Minn.; two sons: Thomas Huerkamp and wife Mary Lou, of Austin, Colo.; David Huerkamp and wife Peggy, of Delta; and two daughters: Karen Onken, of Slayton, Minn.; and Kathleen Winter, of Sibley, Iowa.
He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services and interment will take place in Minnesota. Local arrangements are being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Ducks Unlimited, In Memory of Clement C. Huerkamp, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tenn. 38120.

Luduvina Alice Hammond
Competitive Ballroom Dancer
Feb. 10, 1910 Jan. 8, 1999
ECKERT A homemaker, former competitive ballroom dancer, and a foster mother during World War II, Luduvina Alice Hammond, age 88, of Eckert, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Horizons Health Care at Eckert.
Luduvina Alice De Souza, the daughter of Anthony De Souza and Caroline (Gourlart) De Souza, was born on Feb. 10, 1910, in Hanford, Calif., where she spent her childhood, received her education, and grew to adulthood.
Miss De Souza married Boyce Silva and the couple enjoyed being competitive ballroom dancers. Mr. Silva preceded his wife in death.
In 1944, Mrs. Silva married Earle D. Hammond in San Diego, Calif. Mr. Hammond preceded his wife in death in 1972 in California.
During World War II, Mrs. Hammond, a homemaker, was a foster mother in San Diego, at times having as many as 30 children in her home. Also during World War II, she wore out the living room carpet teaching neighborhood children how to dance.
Mrs. Hammond moved from San Diego to Delta 12 years ago where she made her home until the time of her death.
Her special interests that she loved and greatly enjoyed during her lifetime were children and being a competitive ballroom dancer with her first husband.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Hominid's life include one son, Norman Silver, of Lemoore, Calif.; and two daughters: Marlene McClure, of Delta; and Jeannine Lupton, of Merced, Calif.
She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 13 great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include one sister, Adalaide Bettencourt, of San Diego, Calif.
In addition to her parents and her two husbands, Mrs. Hammond was also preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.
Private Family Services will be held, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta.

Ethel Ivy Everitt
Lifelong Area Resident
Sept. 20, 1908 Jan. 7, 1999
OLATHE Ethel Ivy Everitt, age 90, a lifelong area resident, died Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 1999, in the Colorow Care Center at Olathe.
Ethel Ivy was born on Sept. 20, 1908, in Grand Soline, Texas, and was raised by her mother, Valley Beard and stepfather Hicks Whitt.
In 1914, she moved with her family by covered wagon from their home in Grand Soline, Texas, to west Texas. The family continued by railroad to Pueblo, Colo., where she had an aunt.
In 1919 the family homesteaded 10 miles west of Gunnison on Antelope Creek. Ethel received her education and grew to adulthood in Gunnison County.
On July 19, 1926, Ethel married Glen "Moe" Everitt in Crested Butte, Colo. After their marriage, the couple lived in Crested Butte and later near Gunnison where they were engaged in the ranching and livestock business.
In January of 1948, the Everitts moved to the Ridgway area to ranch on Dry Creek. Besides running their own ranching operation, Mr. Everitt also worked for Marie Scott. Mrs. Everitt became the head cook at the Ridgway school in order to "spoil every kid in Ridgway." She enjoyed cooking very much and was an excellent cook and caretaker of her family.
In 1971, the Everitts moved to the Oak Grove area near Montrose where they remained until moving into Montrose. Mrs. Everitt was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 15, 1984, in Montrose.
She was an active member of the Cattlewomen in the Gunnison, Ridgway, and Montrose areas, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Gunnison, Mt. Fayden Rebekah Lodge No. 54, and belonged to the Columbine Club.
Mrs. Everitt loved parties as long as it was not a surprise party. She greatly enjoyed her ceramic group and in her later years enjoyed playing bingo at the care center.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Everitt's life include one son, Raymond Everitt and wife Jean, of Aztec, N.M.; and one daughter, Alice and husband William Kittle, of Montrose.
Mrs. Everitt was the proud grandmother of nine grandchildren: Robert Kittle and Connie Langford, both of Grand Junction; Pamela Warren, of Las Cruces, N.M.; Patricia Russell, of Green River, Wyo.; Mike Everitt, of Chandler, Ariz.; Deborah Kelly, of Powell, Wyo.; Glenda Brabec, of Coal Strip, Mont.; Ronald Kelly, of Billings, Mont.; Eheyl Wood, of Missoula, Mont.; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Other family survivors include one brother, John Whitt, of Sultan, Wash.; and five sisters: Hattie Hillier and Bertha Farnham, both of Burlington, Wash.; Willie Armistead, of Mesa, Ariz.; Jean Sullivan, of Rifle; and Annie Flower, of Washington.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Everitt was also preceded in death by one daughter, Glennis Ann Kelly, who died in 1994; and three grandchildren.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Montrose Valley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Everitt's life will be officiated by The Rev. Dan Huber on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. from the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow the service in the Valley Lawns Cemetery south of Montrose, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

Ruby Davis
Longtime Dedicated Teacher
July 27, 1909 Jan. 8, 1999
PAONIA Longtime Delta County School District teacher, Ruby Davis, age 89, of Paonia, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in the North Fork Medical Clinic at Paonia.
Ruby Fouch was born on July 27, 1909, in Tyrone, Okla., the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Adams) Fouch.
Miss Fouch graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1928 and began teaching school.
On Oct. 4, 1931, Miss Fouch married Claude Davis in Liberal, Kan.
Mrs. Davis received her Colorado Teaching Certificate in 1935 and began her teaching career in the Delta County School District in 1948. She first taught school at Stewart Mesa and then in Paonia for 30 years, retiring in 1973. Mrs. Davis was a dedicated teacher who would do anything to help her students learn.
She was very active in the Friends Church at Paonia, and did volunteer work at the nursing home. She especially enjoyed playing scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Davis is survived by one son, Cliff Davis and wife, Keita, of Paonia; and one brother, Kingsley Fouch, of Childress, Texas.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents; one sister, Bessie; and her husband, Claude Davis.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12, just prior to the funeral service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Friends Church in Paonia.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Davis' life will be officiated by Pastor Gaylen Kinser on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. from the Friends Church.
Interment will follow the service in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Paonia, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.

Barbara Coleman
Always Giving Of Herself
Jan. 12, 1926 Jan. 9, 1999
DELTA Barbara Coleman, age 72, a resident of Delta since 1944, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, three days before she would have celebrated her 73rd birthday.
Barbara Lugard, the daughter of George and Ola (Morris) Lugard, was born on Jan. 12, 1926, in Gate, Okla., where she spent her childhood until she was 9 years old. She then moved with her family to the Delta/ Olathe area, graduating from the Olathe High School with the class of 1944.
On Dec. 16, 1949, Miss Lugard married Chester "Chet" Coleman in Delta. The Colemans established their home in Delta following their marriage, were blessed with two sons and one daughter, and had the privilege of celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary last year in December.
Mrs. Coleman was employed as a telephone operator in the Olathe office from 1944 to 1950. She then went to work as bookkeeper for the family-owned auto body shop.
She was a Christian all of her life and a member of the Thundermountain Wheelers.
Mrs. Coleman was always giving of herself to her family and friends. She was very active in her children and grandchildren's lives and sporting events. She especially enjoyed stained-glass making and ATV four-wheeling. Mrs. Coleman was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Coleman's life include her husband, Chet Coleman; two sons: Les Coleman and wife Jackie Schoonover; Ed Coleman and wife LaDonna; and one daughter, Ronda and husband Jeff Wrich, all of Delta.
She was the proud grandmother of three grandchildren: Scott Wrich, of Delta; Jennier Wrich, of York, Neb.; and Janae Wrich, of Delta.
Other family survivors include two brothers: George Lugard and wife Mary; Sheldon Lugard and wife Wilma, all of Delta; three sisters: Corneda Lang, of Montrose; Jean and husband Charlie Dixon; Marion and husband Elmer Morris, all of Delta; and one sister-in-law, Frances Lugard, of Cedaredge.
Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Walt Lugard; and one sister, Anna Boyd.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Coleman's life will be officiated by Don Bavor and Howard Cowan on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. from the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.
Interment will follow the service in the Delta City Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Hospice of the Uncompahgre Valley, In Memory of Barbara Coleman, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Colo. 81402-1804.


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