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Jack D. Stone
Colorado State Patrol Lieutenant 
July 9, 1924 Jan. 8, 1999 
MONTROSE World War II veteran and retired Colorado State Patrol Lieutenant, Jack D. Stone, age 74, a longtime Montrose resident, died on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Apache Junction, Ariz. 
Jack D. Stone, the son of Jesse D. and Della F. (Creamer) Stone, was born on July 9, 1924, in Minneola, Kan. 
During World War II, Mr. Stone serviced his country in the United States Army and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. 
Mr. Stone joined the Colorado State Patrol on June 1, 1953. After being promoted to a lieutenant on July 1, 1971, he transferred to Montrose where he worked until his retirement from the Colorado State Patrol on Aug. 2, 1979. 
He was a member of the Church of Christ. 
He greatly enjoyed going fishing and was a member of the Montrose Elks Lodge. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Stone's life include two sons: Dan Stone, of Littleton; Dave Stone, of Newport Beach, Calif.; and one daughter, Beverly Locke, of Ulysses, Kan. 
He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Bob Stone, of Granada. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Stone's life will be officiated by The Rev. Paul Hindman on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. from the Minnis Mortuary Chapel in Minneola, Kan. 
Inurnment will follow the service in the Minneola Cemetery at Minneola, Kan., with arrangements being handled under the direction of Minnis Mortuary in Minneola, Kan.; telephone, 1-800-626-3435. 
Memorial gifts in memory of Jack D. Stone may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the mortuary. 

Ronald Stephen Roehler
Teacher and Businessman 
April 29, 1944 Jan. 8, 1999 
HIGHLAND, Calif. Ronald Stephen Roehler was born on April 29, 1944, in Pittsburg, Pa., the son of Frederick G. and Charlotte J. Roehler. He died on Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the age of 54 from complications of cancer in Highland, Calif. 
Mr. Roehler, a resident of Highland, Calif., for 20 years, was a teacher with Rialto Unified School District for 30 years and was owner and operator of Hi-Ho Christmas Tree Farm in Highland for 23 years. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Roehler's life include his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth Ann Roehler, of Highland, Calif.; one son, Ronald Stephen Roehler II, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and five daughters: Stephanie Sue Roehler, of Highland, Calif.; Monica Jane and husband Jeff Johnson, of Cookeville, Tenn.; Kimberly Janev and husband Kevin Haugh, of Redlands, Calif.; Heidi Jeanne Roehler, of Riverside, Calif.; and Kirsten Nicole Roehler, of Togo, Africa. 
He was the proud grandfather of two granddaughters: Gabrielle Janev Haugh and Emily Jane Johnson. 
Other family survivors include his parents, Frederick G. and Charlotte J. Roehler, of Centerville, Ind.; and three brothers: Frederick G. Roehler II, of Lancaster, Calif.; Cory Scott Roehler, of Centerville, Ind.; and Randall D. Roehler, of Indianapolis, Ind. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Roehler's life will be officiated on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. from the Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave., in San Bernardino, Calif. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Graveside services will be officiated on Friday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Cedaredge Cemetery at Cedaredge, Colo. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Bobbitt Memorial Chapel of San Bernardino, Calif., with local arrangements and local services being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: American Cancer Society, In Memory of Ronald Stephen Roehler, 7130 Magnolia Ave., Suite T, Riverside, Calif. 92504. 

Ross A. Koile
Husband, Father, Grandfather 
Dec. 25, 1929 Jan. 3, 1999 
CRAWFORD A private family gathering will be held for Ross A. Koile, age 69, a rancher and resident of Crawford for 20 years, who died of heart failure Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital. 
Born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Oelwein, Iowa, Ross A. Koile was the son of Harold and Doris (Cornish) Koile. He spent his childhood, graduated from South High School, and grew to adulthood in Omaha, Neb. 
Mr. Koile served his country in the United States Army and Air Force. 
On July 19, 1952, he married Adeline Lee in Omaha, Neb. The Koiles were blessed with one son and two daughters and were privileged to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary last year in July. 
Mr. Koile, a rancher, lived in Arvada until moving to Crawford 20 years ago where he made his home until the time of his death. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Koile's life include his wife, Adeline Koile, of Crawford; one son, Robert R. Koile, of Crawford; and two daughters: Linda L. Koile-Olson, of Steamboat Springs; and Kimberly E. Koile, of Grand Junction. 
He was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: David Koile, of Plattsmouth, Neb.; Mike Mancuso, of Omaha, Neb.; and one sister, Sanda Mancuso, of Omaha, Neb. 
Mr. Koile was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Garth Koile. 

Marshall Hughes
He Loved The Land 
March 26, 1926 Jan. 9, 1999 
MONTROSE Marshall Hughes, age 72, of Montrose, died Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 1999, in the Montrose Memorial Hospital. His main focus and greatest love in life was the land and getting water to it. He served on the Colorado Game, Fish and Park Commission and through this commission he planned, developed, and dedicated the Miramonte Reservoir near Norwood. 
The fourth child of seven children, Marshall Hughes was born on March 26, 1926, in Montrose, Colo., the son of Dan H. and Maidie (Atkinson) Hughes. He spent his childhood, graduated from the Montrose County High School with the class of 1944, and grew to adulthood in Montrose. 
Mr. Hughes served his country for two years in the United States Navy. 
On Feb. 1, 1947, he married Barbara Jean Rogers. The marriage later ended in divorce. 
After graduating from Western State College in Gunnison in 1951, Mr. Hughes spent the next 30 years living and working as a rancher in Dry Creek Basin and Norwood where he ran the Hughes Ranch. 
On May 1, 1986, Mr. Hughes married Patti Karels in Montrose, Colo. 
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Montrose, a lifetime Elks Lodge member, and belonged to the Colorado Wool Growers Association, the Soil Conservation Board, the San Miguel County Wool Growers, and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Hughes' life include his wife, Patti Hughes, of Montrose; one son, Howard Marshall Hughes and wife September, of Norwood; one stepson, Eric John Christman, of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Sandra Eileen and husband Clarence Brasier; and one stepdaughter, Nancy N. and husband John Tucker, all of Montrose. 
He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren: Wyatt Hughes, of Norwood; Melvin Brasier and wife Darci, of Grand Junction; Dustin Brasier; Camilla Jean Brasier; Emily Cheney, all of Montrose; and one great-grandson, Lester Marshall Brasier, of Grand Junction. 
Other family survivors include three brothers: Charles P. Hughes; Jack Hughes and wife Josie, all of Montrose; Joe Hughes and wife LouAnn, of Loveland; and two sisters: Julianne Nelson, of Montrose; and Virginia and husband David Bunbury, of Nova Scotia, Canada. 
Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by both of his parents and his older brother, Dan. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Hughes' life will be officiated by Deacon Mike Rovello on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Montrose. 
Interment will follow the service in Cedar Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: The Montrose Elks Children's Fund, In Memory of Marshall Hughes, P.O. Box 1166, Montrose, Colo. 81402. 

Margaret Jane Blue Feathers
Loved Oil Painting/Native Crafts 
CEDAREDGE Medicine Woman, Margaret Jane Blue Feathers, departed to the Spirit World on Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in Cedaredge, Colo. She was born to William Peavy and Ruth Lawton Peavy in Overton, Texas. 
During the Koren Conflict, Margi served her country in the United States Army from Dec. 28, 1954 to Nov. 15, 1955. She met and married her husband at that time. Margi was married to David M. C. Paladin on Jan. 16, 1964, in Taos, N.M. Mr. Paladin preceded Margi in death. 
She is survived by her six children: Charles David Paladin, Bryon White Cloud Paladin, Yanaba Coomer, Nanaba Scott Paladin, Ernest War Eagle Paladin, and Hazba Alicia Rose Paladin. 
Margi spent a good portion of her life in Sedona, Ariz., where she owned and worked at several art galleries. She was a well known Medicine Woman and helped anyone who needed her assistance. She had close ties to the Hopis and Navajos. Before moving to Cedaredge, Margi resided in Carbondale and Salida, Colo. 
She loved oil painting and doing native crafts. She had several pictures at the time of her transition. Margi remained positive and as active as she could despite a debilitating illness the last couple of years. 
A Celebration of Transition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Confluence Park Dance Pavilion. In case of bad weather, the celebration will be held at 1001 Palmer in Delta. 

Harold V. Stewart
Retired Geologist 
Jan. 21, 1918 Jan. 14, 1999 
DELTA World War II veteran and retired geologist, Harold V. Stewart, age 80, a resident of Cory most of his life, died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services of Delta, seven days before he would have celebrated his 81st birthday. 
Harold V. Stewart was born in Middle Inlet, Wis., on Jan. 21, 1918, the son of Minor and Clara (Frieski) Stewart. He graduated from the Delta High School. 
During World War II, Mr. Stewart served his country as a Private in the United States Army. 
In 1949, he graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. 
Mr. Stewart worked as a geologist and lived most of his lifetime in Cory. 
His special interest was rock sampling. 
Mr. Stewart is survived by one sister, Florence Chism, of Delta. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger Stewart. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Stewart's life will be officiated by Gary Chism on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. from the United Pentecostal Church of Delta. The service will conclude at the church. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 

David McNally Shipley
Retired Civil Engineer 
Nov. 10, 1921 Jan. 14, 1999 
CEDAREDGE Retired civil engineer, David McNally Shipley, age 77, a resident of Cedaredge since 1985, died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, in the Valley Manor Care Center at Montrose. 
David McNally Shipley was born in Wilburton, Kan., on Nov. 10, 1921, the son of Henry Clyde and Anna Louisa (Bowen) Shipley. He spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood in Lamar, Colo. He continued to pursue his education at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. 
Mr. Shipley served his country in the United States Army. 
He married his wife, Patricia Ann, on Jan. 13, 1990, in Cedaredge, Colo. He was previously married, with the marriage ending in divorce. 
Mr. Shipley was a member of the Surface Creek Community Church of Cedaredge. 
During his lifetime he especially loved and enjoyed his career, his family, church work, and traveling. He was a man who lived up to his name David meaning "Beloved" that is what he was, "beloved" to his wife, family, and friends. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Shipley's life include his wife, Patricia Ann Shipley, of Cedaredge; one son; three stepsons; two stepdaughters; 17 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. 
Other family survivors include two sisters. 
Mr. Shipley was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother, and one sister. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Shipley's life will be officiated on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. from the Surface Creek Community Church, 2nd and Center, in Cedaredge. The service will conclude at the church. 
Cremation has taken place, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Surface Creek Community Church, In Memory of David M. Shipley, 2nd and Center, Cedaredge, Colo. 81413. 

Susan Ann Jones
Licensed Practical Nurse 
May 20, 1960 Jan. 15, 1999 
DELTA Susan Ann Jones, age 38, a Licensed Practical Nurse and resident of Delta for eight years, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in Montrose. 
Susan Ann Johnson, the daughter of Claude and Nancy (Owen) Johnson, was born on May 20, 1960, in Onaway, Mich., where she spent her childhood, graduated from the Onaway High School, and grew to adulthood. 
She received a degree in computer programming and accounting while living in Phoenix, Ariz., and her L.P.N. license from the Vo-Tech School in Delta. 
Miss Johnson married Bruce Jones on June 12, 1982, in Phoenix, Ariz. The couple were blessed with one son and were privileged to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary last year in June. 
The Jones family moved from Arizona to Delta eight years ago. 
At the time of her death, Mrs. Jones was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Integrated Health Services at Delta. 
Mrs. Jones was active in the Montrose Lions Eye Bank. 
She loved life and loved the outdoors including camping and fishing. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Jones' life include her husband, Bruce Jones; and one son, Frederick Jones, both of Delta. 
Other family survivors include her father and mother, Claude and Nancy Johnson; and her father-in-law, Roland Jones, all of Delta. 
Cremation has taken place, with a Memorial Service being planned for a later date. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 

Esther Harmon
Wife, Mother, Grandmother 
Oct. 3, 1915 Jan. 16, 1999 
PAONIA Esther Harmon, age 83, a resident of Paonia since 1966, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Harmon was a retired food processor from Skyland Foods in Delta, where she worked for many years. 
Esther Frichtel, the daughter of Peter John and Marie (Keller) Frichtel, was born on Oct. 3, 1915, in Hayden, Colo., where she spent her childhood, graduated from the Hayden High School with the class of 1933, and grew to adulthood. She continued to pursue her education at Colorado State Teacher's College in Greeley. 
Miss Frichtel married Delbert Harmon on March 21, 1936, in Hayden, Colo. The couple were blessed with two sons and were privileged to celebrate 62 years of marriage last year in March. 
The Harmons lived in Olathe for 21 years prior to moving to Paonia in 1966 where Mrs. Harmon made her home until the time of her death. 
During her lifetime Mrs. Harmon received a great deal of pleasure from gardening, knitting, and reading. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Harmon's life include her husband, Delbert Harmon, of Paonia; two sons: Jim Harmon and wife Janyce, of Durango; Wes Harmon and wife Marge, of Grand Junction; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Harmon was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters. 
Graveside Services (direct burial) in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Harmon's life were officiated by R. Wayne Eklund on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Paonia. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. of Paonia. 

Jessie A. Ennis
Wife and Mother 
Sept. 11, 1913 Jan. 17, 1999 
MONTROSE Jessie A. Ennis, age 85, who started her career owning and operating a cream station in Montrose and then worked for The Gordon Store and Conrads in Montrose for many years, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 1999, in the San Juan Living Center at Montrose. 
Born on Sept. 11, 1913, in Raton, N.M., Jessie A. Thornton was the daughter of Oscar Thornton and Mrs. Oscar (Word) Thornton. She moved with her family to Montrose at a young age. She spent her childhood, received her education, grew to adulthood in Montrose and made her home here until the time of her death. 
Miss Thornton was married on Dec. 29, 1935, in Montrose, Colo., to Thomas H. Ennis, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1996, in Montrose. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Ennis' life include two sons: Tom Ennis, of Montrose; and Larry Ennis, of Arizona. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Graham Thornton, of Oakland, Calif.; and two sisters: Gladys Schultz, of Denver; and Jean, of California. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ennis was also preceded in death by three brothers: Dudley, Bruce, and Dick Thornton; and three sisters: LaVelle Watson, Hazel, and Naomi Cobb. 
Cremation has taken place, with Graveside Inurnment Services to be held at a later date in the Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose. 

Donna M. Casebier
Writer and Publisher 
Nov. 30, 1943 Jan. 15, 1999 
DELTA Donna M. Casebier, age 55, a self-employed writer and publisher, died on Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at her Delta Home. 
Born on Nov. 30, 1943, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Donna M. Strand was the daughter of Silas Wilbur and Josephine Marie (Wilson) Strand. She spent her childhood, graduated in 1962 from the Ogden High School, and grew to adulthood in Ogden, Utah. Miss Strand continued to pursue her education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the University of New York in Rochester, N.Y. 
She married Richard Casebier on June 13, 1974. The Casebiers were privileged to share 24 years of marriage. 
They lived in Delta from 1974 until 1983 when they moved to Colorado Springs. In 1994 the Casebiers returned to Delta where Mrs. Casebier made her home until the time of her death. 
She attended the First Baptist Church of Delta and was actively involved in the local Republican Party. 
Mrs. Casebier, a very good artist and writer, also loved and delighted in her grandchildren, being outdoors, gardening, fishing, and rocks. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Casebier's life include her husband, Richard Casebier, of Delta; one son, Eric Casebier and wife Laura, of Edwards; one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Ed Longfield, of Hotchkiss; one stepson, Chad Casebier and wife Cindy, of Monticello, Utah; and one stepdaughter, Charle and husband Denis Thibodeau, of Grand Junction. 
She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren. 
Mrs. Casebier was preceded in death by her parents. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Casebier's life will be officiated by The Rev. Dan Casebier on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. from the Delta Taylor Funeral Home 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. of Delta. 

Anne Adams
Retired Registered Nurse 
Oct. 13, 1903 Jan. 13, 1999 
DELTA Anne Adams, age 95, a retired registered nurse and resident of Delta since 1984, died on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services of Delta. 
Anne Hoium, the daughter of Erick and Anna (Larimore) Hoium, was born on Oct. 13, 1903, in Marietta, Minn., where she spent her childhood, graduated from high school, and grew to adulthood. She continued to pursue her education and after four years graduated from the nursing school in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Miss Hoium married Charles Fancher, with the marriage ending in divorce in 1946. 
In 1950, she married Alva Ray Adams in Durango, Colo. Mr. Adams preceded his wife in death in 1970. 
Mrs. Adams lived and worked as the head nurse in Telluride during World War II. She also lived in Cory before making her home in Delta from 1984 until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the Methodist Church of Delta and belonged to the Telluride Rebekah Lodge for many years. 
Mrs. Adams had many special interests and hobbies she thoroughly enjoyed during her lifetime, including: Knitting, crocheting, traveling, reading, and playing pinochle. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Adams' life include two sons: Charles Fancher, of Delta; Raymond Fancher, of Cory; one daughter, Charlene Hiner, of DeBeque; and four stepchildren. 
She was the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 
A private family gathering in remembrance of Mrs. Adams will be held. 
Arrangements are being handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Memorial gifts, in memory of Anne Adams, may be made to Easter Seals.

Pearl Elizabeth Williamson Erikson 
Seed Company Pollinator 
Aug. 21, 1913 Jan. 20, 1999 
DELTA Pearl Elizabeth Williamson Erikson, a resident of Delta for four years, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, in the Delta House at the age of 85. Mrs. Erikson worked as a pollinator for a seed company. 
Born on Aug. 21, 1913, in Olathe, Colo., Pearl Elizabeth Williamson was the daughter of Fred Ernest and Nina Louise (Dunham) Williamson. She spent her childhood in the Crawford and Read areas and attended high school in Olathe and Delta schools. 
She lived in Lebanon, Ore., then moved back to Read, Colo., where she remained until 1931. 
On Nov. 11, 1931, Miss Williamson was married in Delta, Colo., to Erik Brooke Erikson, who preceded her in death on March 23, 1983. 
She lived in Somerset and then moved to Paonia where she resided until 1995 when she moved to Delta, making her home there until the time of her death. 
Mrs. Erikson found great pleasure in sight-seeing, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Erikson's life include one son, Erikson Victor Erikson and wife Patricia "Tricia", of Delta; and two daughters: June Elizabeth and husband Dale Wells, of Englewood; and Beverly Eline Gatchis, of Denver. 
She was the proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and the great-grandmother of 12 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Ruby Freshour, of Grand Junction; as well as several nephews and nieces. 
In addition to her parents and her husband, Erik B. Erikson; Mrs. Erikson was also preceded in death by two sisters: Fern and Frankie; and two brothers: Ralph and Ernest. 
At Mrs. Erikson's request no services will be held. 
Interment will be held in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Crawford, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 

Adelaide A. Stejskal
Retired Delaney's File Clerk 
Nov. 14, 1908 Jan. 25, 1999 
DELTA Former longtime Oklahoma City, Okla., resident Adelaide A. Stejskal, age 90, of Delta, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in the Delta Care Center. Mrs. Stejskal was a former volunteer for the Pink Ladies of the Delta County Memorial Hospital. 
Adelaide A. Blecha was born in Arcadia, Okla., on Nov. 14, 1908, the daughter of Joseph K. and Albina (Svejskovsky) Blecha. 
She spent her early years in Oklahoma and then moved to Routt County, Colo., prior to moving back to Oklahoma City. 
Miss Blecha married Roy Stejskal. The marriage later ended in divorce. 
Mrs. Stejskal lived in Oklahoma City, Okla., for 18 years where she was employed as a file clerk for Delaney's, a wholesale appliance dealership. She then moved from Oklahoma to Delta where she made her home the remainder of her lifetime until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Delta. 
Mrs. Stejskal loved to do patchwork and enjoyed making many lap robes for the nursing home residents when she was able. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Stejskal's life include one daughter, Florencie and husband Bob LeMaster, of Delta; one grandson, Michael LeMaster and wife Marsha, also of Delta; one granddaughter, Sandi and husband Kenneth Marchbanks, of Gustavus, Alaska; three great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Glen Blecha, of Delta; Otto Blecha, of Canon City; and one sister, Agnes Walker, of Artesia, N.M. 
Mrs. Stejskal was preceded in death by her parents, a stepmother, and one brother. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mesa View Mortuary in Delta. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Stejskal's life will be officiated by Pastor Howard Cowan on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. from the Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta. 
Interment will follow the service in the Delta City Cemetery, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 

Erwin V. Smith
Family-Oriented Man 
Dec. 9, 1910 Jan. 23, 1999 
DELTA Erwin V. Smith, age 88, a resident of Delta since 1967, formerly of Gunnison and Telluride, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Delta County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Smith, a miner, a ranch foreman, a farmer and rancher, and carpenter, was a devoted and selfless family-oriented man who stressed the need for education and good works by example to his family and to others. 
Erwin V. Smith, the son of Joseph William and Arta Belle (Little) Smith, was born on Dec. 9, 1910, in Gunnison, Colo., where he spent his childhood, received his education, and grew to adulthood. 
At the age of 25, Mr. Erwin left Gunnison and moved to Telluride where he began his mining profession. After spending six years in Telluride he moved to Butte, Mont., in 1941 and worked for the Anaconda Mining Co. 
On April 24, 1942, he married Rose Little in Helena, Mont. The couple were blessed with one son and three daughters and were privileged to celebrate 56 years of marriage last year in April. 
In 1944, the Smiths moved back to Gunnison and Mr. Smith was employed as ranch foreman for Dan Thornton until he and his family moved to McCook, Neb., to join his father-in-law in the farm and ranch business near McCook. 
Mr. Smith enjoyed the agriculture business and built the farm into a successful enterprise before returning to Western Colorado in 1967 to live in Delta, where he made his home the remainder of his lifetime until the time of his death. He worked in residential construction before devoting his time to the Mt. Spores Instrument Company in Delta where he constructed the containers in which the delicate instruments were shipped worldwide. He enjoyed remaining active and working and did not retire until recently. 
Mr. Smith loved and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, collecting rocks, gardening, sports especially baseball and football and cutting wood in the summer and fall. He sold wood commercially to accounts in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for a number of years. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Smith's life include his wife, Rose Smith, of Delta; one son, Joe E. Smith and wife Claranel, of Des Moines, Iowa; and three daughters: Alice Roberta Eames, of Burley, Idaho; Bobbie Marie and husband Robert Stever, of Ely, Nev.; and Sylvia Viola Smith, of Denver. 
He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren and the great-grandfather of 11 great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Hugh Carl Smith, of Canon City; and one sister, Doris Lanphier, of Naples, Fla. 
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and two brothers. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Smith's life were officiated on Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. from the Montrose Valley Funeral Home Chapel. The service concluded at the chapel. 
Cremation followed the service, with inurnment of the cremains to be held in the Delta City Cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 

Charles J. Silva
A Miner and Businessman 
Dec. 13, 1908 Jan. 18, 1999 
MONTROSE A miner and businessman, Charles J. Silva, age 90, a resident of Montrose since 1975, died Monday morning, Jan. 18, 1999, in the San Juan Living Center at Montrose. 
Charles J. Silva was born on Dec. 13, 1908, in Delagua, Colo., a coal town near Trinidad in Las Animas County, the son of John and Mary (Oberto) Silva. From the coal mining town, the family moved to Canon City, Colo., where Charles attended school. The family had a five-acre farm where they grew fruits and vegetables. In 1926, they sold the farm and moved to Telluride when Charles was 18 years old. 
Mr. Silva begin working part-time for a soda fountain and then was employed with the Liberty Bell Mine & Mill. He later worked as a mechanic and welder with the Telluride Mines. 
Paul Studebaker and Mr. Silva went into business and started the "S & S" in Telluride. Mr. Silva also worked for the Idarado Mining Company for a short time. 
In 1955, he moved to Grand Junction and later worked for Atomic Energy until his retirement in 1975. He then moved to Montrose where he made his home until the time of his death. 
Mr. Silva was a member of the Telluride Elks Lodge for 70 years and was a lifetime member of the Telluride Fire Department. 
His loves and joys in life were fishing and gardening. 
Mr. Silva is survived by three nephews: John and Ted Ackerman, of Denver; and William Studebaker, of Granger, Ind. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Silva's life will be officiated by Pastor Mike Lundberg on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. from the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. The service will conclude at the chapel. 
Family inurnment will be held at a later date in Canon City, Colo. 
Arrangements are 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 Charles J. Silva, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Colo. 81402-1804. 

Marie L. Poulos
Bookkeeper and Secretary 
Dec. 17, 1917 Jan. 17, 1999 
LAKEWOOD Marie L. Rametti Poulos, age 81, a retired bookkeeper and secretary, of Lakewood, died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in the Swedish Medical Center at Englewood. 
Marie L. Rametti was born in Montrose, Colo., on Dec. 17, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bertorello) Rametti. She was a graduate of the Paonia High School and continued her education at a business school in Grand Junction, where she received her certificate in business and pursued a career as a bookkeeper and secretary for many years. She was well known in the business community. 
On May 27, 1948, she was joined in marriage to James F. "Jim" Poulos in Somerset, Colo. The couple lived in various areas of Arizona and Oregon due to Mr. Poulos' career in mining exploration, before establishing their home in Grand Junction. In 1968, they moved to Golden, Colo., to pursue their endeavors in the mining indusry. 
Mrs. Poulos and her husband were privileged to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with many friends and family in attendance on May 30, 1998. 
Mrs. Poulos' philosophy of life was "You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear." 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Poulos' life include her husband, James F. "Jim" Poulos, of Lakewood; and the couple's twin sons: John J. Poulos, of Rapid City, S.D.; Joseph G. Poulos and wife Adrian, of Golden; as well as loving nieces, a nephew, brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law. 
Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Poulos' life will be officiated on Friday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. from the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Paonia. 
Interment will follow the service in the Cedar Hill Cemetery at Paonia, with arrangements being handled under the direction of Taylor Funeral Service, Inc. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: American Cancer Society, In Memory of Marie L. Poulos, c/o Fredrica Morris, 1451 Hwy. 65, Eckert, Colo. 81419. 

Laren D. "Larry" Morrill
Retired Civil Engineer 
Sept. 6, 1914 Jan. 17, 1999 
ARVADA Longtime Arvada resident, Laren D. "Larry" Morrill, age 84, who served as the county surveyor of Delta for several years and was president and majority stockholder of Morcan Engineering Company of Delta from 1947 to 1959, died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in his home at Arvada. 
Laren D. Morrill was born on Sept. 6, 1914, in Kimberly, Idaho. 
He married Lila Groman and they were later divorced. 
Mr. Morrill received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1936 from the Utah State University at Logan, Utah. In 1942, he received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. 
In 1972, Mr. Morrill married Ruth F. Decker. 
He practiced engineering in Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Mr. Morrill retired in 1985 as the Deputy Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. 
He was a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Colorado; a Registered Land Surveyor in Colorado; a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Colorado Society of Engineers, and the American Water Works Association. 
Mr. Morrill was a lifetime member of B.P.O.E. No. 1235 and the Mason's Lodge No. 62. In 1991 he published "My Heritage," a history of his ancestors, the culmination of 10 years of research. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Morrill's life include his wife, Ruth Morrill, of Arvada; one son, Larry R. Morrill and wife Judi, of Menlo Park, Calif.; one daughter, Rita Morrill, of Littleton; one grandson, David Morrill, of Denver; and one granddaughter, Diana Morrill, of Fresno, Calif. 
He is also survived by one stepdaughter, Janet and husband Clark Otterness, of Draper, Utah; two stepsons: Tim Decker and wife Pat, of Montrose; Gary Decker and wife Wendy, of Corvallis, Mont.; seven stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one brother, Garth Morrill and wife Becky, of Kimberly, Idaho; and one sister, Allez Ashmead, of Kaysville, Utah. 
Mr. Morrill was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister. 
At Mr. Morrill's request, no services will be held. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts may be sent to: Hospice of Metro Denver, In Memory of Larry Morrill, 425 South Cherry St. Suite 700, Denver, Colo. 80246-1234. 

Keith Roger Mitchell
Corp of Engineers Retiree 
Nov. 16, 1935 Jan. 20, 1999 
NUCLA Keith Roger Mitchell, of Nucla, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at the age of 63. 
Born on Nov. 16, 1935, in Nucla, Colo., in the big house south of the library, with Dr. Keathing delivering him, Keith Roger Mitchell was one of 10 children born to Bessie and Lyle Mitchell. 
He went to school in Nucla, attended a couple of years of school in Telluride, and finished his education in Jenks, Okla. 
In 1954, Mr. Mitchell enlisted in the United States Navy where he served on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier, working in the Damage Control Unit. 
After his discharge, Mr. Mitchell came back to Nucla for a while. 
He was employed as a driller with the Corp of Engineers for 30 years, with most of that time spent in Alaska. 
Mr. Mitchell married Mila Dawe on Nov. 17, 1990, in Anchorage, Alaska. The couple were blessed with two children. 
He retired from the Corp of Engineers in 1991 and moved his family back to Nucla, where they purchased the Hill Top Store, Freddies Trailer Park, and West Vancorum. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mr. Mitchell's life include his wife, Mila Mitchell; one son, Freddie Mitchell; and one daughter, Melodee and husband Loran Taylor, all of Nucla. 
He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include two brothers: Bill Mitchell, of Toole, Utah; Carl Mitchell, of Nucla; and two sisters: Elva Ancher Ayers, of Nucla; and Maurine Caslor, of Naturita. 
Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Wayne, Clyde, Bud, Glen; and one sister, Ima. 
Memorial Services in remembrance and to honor Mr. Mitchell's life were officiated by The Rev. Michael Doehrman, the Parish Director of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Telluride, on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. from the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church of Nucla. The service will conclude at the church. 
Cremation preceded the service, with inurnment to be held at a later date in the Nucla Cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Hale & Gerken Funeral Home of Naturita. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Nucla-Naturita Ambulance Service, In Memory of Keith Roger Mitchell, c/o Judy Elder, P.O. Box 740, Nucla, Colo. 81424. 

Katherine H. "Kay" Hartter
Retired Registered Nurse 
Dec. 22, 1916 Jan. 18, 1999 
ECKERT Retired Registered Nurse, Katherine H. "Kay" Hartter, age 82, of Eckert, a resident of the Cedaredge area for 10 years, died Sunday evening, Jan. 18, 1999, in Horizons Health Care Center at Eckert. 
Katherine H. was born on Dec. 22, 1916, in Fredonia, Kan. She continued her education until she became a Registered Nurse. 
She lived in Boulder; Blue Springs, Mo.; and Kankakee, Ill., before making her home in the Cedaredge area for 10 years until the time of her death. 
Ms. Hartter was a member of the United Methodist Church of Cedaredge, the Cedaredge Friends of the Public Library, and belonged to the Cedaredge Historical Society. 
She loved and greatly enjoyed crocheting slippers for her nursing home friends and teaching remedial reading. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Ms. Hartter's life include two sons: Gordon Hartter, of Cedaredge; William Hartter, of Crawford; and three daughters: Susan B. Albertson, of Longmont; Linda Payne, of Brunswick, Ga.; and Kathy Cinquanta, of Riceville, Tenn. 
She was the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Other family survivors include one sister, Leora Marker, of Lee's Summit, Mo. 
Ms. Hartter was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Hubbell, of Sebring, Fla. 
Cremation has taken place, with no services planned. 
Arrangements were handled under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: Cedaredge Library, In Memory of Kay Hartter, P.O. Box 548, Cedaredge, Colo. 81413. 

Wilma "Hazel" Dillingham
Homemaker and Dietician 
May 26, 1911 Jan. 21, 1999 
ECKERT Former longtime Arvada resident, Wilma "Hazel" Dillingham, age 87, a resident of Eckert for three and a half years, died on Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in the Horizons Care Center at Eckert. 
Wilma Hazel Blevins, the daughter of William Sherman and Florence May (Shadoan) Blevins, was born on May 26, 1911, in Cyril, Okla. She received her high school education in Holton, Kan. 
She was married in Denver, Colo., in 1980 to Leonard O. Dillingham, who preceded her in death in October of 1984 in Denver. She was previously married to Walter F. Scheve and William H. Cress, who both preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Dillingham was a homemaker and also worked as a dietician for the Jefferson County Schools and the Lutheran Medical Center. 
She made her home in Arvada for 41 years prior to moving to Eckert three and a half years ago where she remained until the time of her death. 
Mrs. Dillingham was a member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Arvada and especially enjoyed knitting and crocheting. 
Survivors grateful to have shared Mrs. Dillingham's life include one son, William "Gene" Scheve, of Eckert; and two daughters: Bonnie Duran, of Cedaredge; and Dorris Mae Roberts, of Arvada. 
She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren and the great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents and three husbands, Mrs. Dillingham was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister. 
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel in Wheat Ridge. 
Immediately following visitation, beginning at 11 a.m., Funeral Services in remembrance and to honor Mrs. Dillingham's life will be officiated in the chapel. 
Interment will follow the service in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Wheat Ridge, with local arrangements being handled under the direction of Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery of Delta. 
Memorial gifts may be made to: American Lung Association, In Memory of Hazel Dillingham, 520 W. Gunnison Ave., Grand Junction, Colo. 81501.


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