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Western Slope Obituaries 11-05-12


Glenn D. Davis, Jr.

Glenn D. Davis Jr., 89, of Delta, Colo., passed away October 18, 2012.

He was born October 12, 1923 in Foreaker, Okla., and spent his childhood in Yuma, Colo., and Roswell, N.M., and moved to a homestead in Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1927.

Glenn attended schools in Flagstaff, Ariz., until he was drafted out of college into the U.S. Army in February 1943. He was assigned to the 551st sig AW BN, where he was sent to medical tech school in Florida. He was then sent to the South Pacific, first to Gradual Canal, and then to Rendova Island in the Philippines until the war ended. He attained the rank of Tech Sgt.

After coming home, Glenn worked as a concrete inspector for the Arizona State Highway Department for a time. He drove trucks for Navajo Freight Lines and also Yellow Transit Freight. He also worked as a carpenter building houses and doing remodel work. Glenn later became a sheriff’s deputy and became the Undersheriff of Coconino County.

Glenn married Mary Martha Shockey on February 24, 1946 in Flagstaff, Ariz. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Glenn moved back to Colorado in 1970 to fill a lifelong dream of owning his own farm. While farming, he also did carpentry work around the valley. He also went to work for the Delta County Jail and became Jail Administrator at the rank of Sgt.

Glenn loved being with his family and visiting with friends. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Glenn was an avid sportsman, who hunted and fished his entire life. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Davis; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis of Camp Verde, Ariz.., Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D. Davis, III of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis of Delta, Colo.; two daughters, Kelly Davis of Murry, Utah, and Tammi Neblock and spouse, Chuck of Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Will Davis of Cottonwood, Ariz., Leslie Padilla of Phoenix, Ariz., Wynn Davis of Seattle, Wash., Todd Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Mylissa Davis of Pueblo, Colo., Nolan Davis of Eckert, Colo., Stewart Davis of Vancouver, Wash., and Rebekah Davis of Delta, Colo.; five-greatgrandchildren, Brenden Davis, Alexis Padilla, Ethan Padilla, Hannah Davis, and Capri Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn, Sr. and Cora Davis; brothers, Tom, Ben and twins, Clell, and Clay, and sisters, Glenndeen and Myrtle.

Graveside services were held October 22, 2012 at the Delta City Cemetery in Delta, Colo.

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Eugene Youngman

Eugene Youngman, 99, of Delta, Colo., passed away Oct. 30, 2012.

He was born around Springdale, Ark., the oldest of four children born to George and Emily Hammonds Youngman.

At the age of four, he and his parents moved by horse and wagon to Baca County, Colo., to homestead. They lived there for about three years and then moved to Grand Valley, Colo., where they again homesteaded on Piceance Creek. About 1925 they all moved back to Baca County where he attended a one room school and Kim Colorado High School.

There he met the love of his life, Lorene McClure, who he married on September 23, 1933 in Springfield Colo. They were married for 78 years before she preceded him in death in December 2011. They had two daughters Muriel Swallow of Rifle, Colo., and Kay Alsdorf of Delta, Colo.

Eugene was a farmer and rancher and did his first farming with a team of horses. They lived and farmed on the Eastern slope until 1957 when they moved to Delta, Colo., to farm. Gene and his wife made many friends, played lots of Pinochle, fished and hunted. They also did a good amount of traveling in their camper and motor homes.

He was dearly loved by all his family and friends. He never met a stranger and loved to talk and tell stories from the past.

He is survived by Muriel and Gary Swallow and Kay and Forrest Alsdorf; grandchildren and their families, Kirk and Trina Swallow, Kris and Jody Swallow, Dee Ann and Steve Rothstein, Lorena Jackson-Cooper, and Dawna Jean McConnell; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorene, two brothers and one sister.

Memorial services were held November 3, 2012 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Colo.

Interment followed at the Mesa View Cemetery in Delta, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

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Enola Stockham

Enola Hazel Stockham , 96, longtime Delta County resident, passed away October 17, 2012 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital.

She was born September 6, 1916 in Holly, Colo., to George and Anna Kent Fedde. She attended schools in Towner, Colo., and Holly, Colo.

She married John Kenneth Herrick on March 31, 1933. They lived briefly in eastern Colorado before moving to Del Norte, Colo. Their first four children were born in the San Luis Valley. They then moved to Paonia, Colo., purchasing the Rovart Orchards just above Paonia, Colo. Enola worked alongside her husband on the fruit farm. Six more children were born before they divorced in 1961. In 1962 they lost a son and a daughter-in-law in a car accident while on their honeymoon. Enola babysat and had many foster children while in Paonia, Colo.

Enola married Noah Herren in 1964. He preceded her in death. She moved to Yuma, Colo., and managed an apartment complex for several years. During this time she lost a foster baby, Matthew that she had cared for since his birth.

In 1988, she moved back to Paonia, Colo., and met and married John Stockham. They were married for 18 years before he passed away at Colorow Care Center on March 1, 2006.

Enola mothered numerous foster children. She worked hard all her life many times doing a man’s job and never complained. She taught her children to work hard, love the Lord and be good citizens.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Earl (Jeannette) Herrick of Yuma, Colo., John (Linda) Herrick of Ottawa, Kan.; five daughters and their husbands, Meri (Bobby) Pinner of Council Hill, Okla., Dolores Killen of Olathe, Colo., Judy (Bob) Patterson of Gunnison, Colo., Patty (Bob) Cooper of Montrose, Colo., and Milda Lee “Rusty” (Brian) Johnson of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; 23 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands; three children, Marion Harley and wife Vicki, Anita Elva and husband Daryl Coleman, and Eldon Jay Herrick; three grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Daryln and Carrie; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held October 19, 2012 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.

Interment followed at the Mesa View Cemetery in Delta, Colo.

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