West Slope Obituaries
Kathleen “Kay” E. Osborne, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was eighty-five years of age.
Kathleen E. Osborne was born to Elmer Hudson and Mettie Farnsworth on October 28, 1922 in Waldron, Arkansas. She spent her childhood in Idaho Springs, and graduated high school there in 1941.
On August 15, 1941, Kay married Luther “Ozzie” Osborne in Idaho Springs, Colorado. While residing in Ledville, Colorado, Kay & Ozzie owned and operated the Golden Burro Restaurant. Kay and Ozzie also owned and operated The Salida Inn.
Kay is survived by one son, Terry Osborne and his wife Betty of Delta, CO; and one sister, Iva Nell Ganley and her husband Eugene of Mission Viejo, CA. She is further survived by three grandchildren: Corey and his wife Julie of Colona, CO, Greg and Kevin Osborne both of Delta; and four nieces.
Kay was a loving wife and mother to her children. She resided in Lake Havesu, Arizona, for many years before moving to Delta in 1989. She was a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, Columbine Senior Citizens Center, and the Delta Chapter of P.E.O. Most importantly, Kay loved her family and enjoyed playing cards with her close friends at the senior citizens center.
Kay was preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly fifty-one years, Ozzie Osborne; one son, David Osborne; and her parents, Elmer and Mettie Hudson.
Renate Mills, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colorado. She was eighty-one years of age.
Renate Guenther was born to Mr. & Mrs. Heinrich Guenther in Hamburg, Germany. She spent her childhood and attended school in Germany.
Renate married William “Bill” Mills on April 2, 1966, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They celebrated over forty-two years of love and marriage together this year.
Renate was a banker in Denver, Colorado. She has resided in Paonia for over thirty-six years coming from Evergreen, Colorado. Renate enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home. Most importantly, she loved and cherished her husband.
Renate is survived by her beloved husband, Bill Mills of Paonia, Colorado; and two nephews, Gary and Steve Guenther both of Denver, Colorado.
Renate was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Lothar Guenther.
Howard H. “Buck” Huff passed away at his residence in Delta on Monday, July 28, 2008. He was 76 years of age.
Buck was born at Nunn, Colorado to Lee G. & Thelma (Callender) Huff on April 9, 1932. He was 5 years old when the family moved to a farm on California Mesa. He attended Delta schools.
Buck met and married Dorothy Dillon in Cedaredge, Colorado on October 5, 1951. She survives.
He served his country in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and was in Korea when they called the cease fire. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, W/2 Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Metal and was with A. Btry 160th Field Arterial BN.
Buck was a member of the Delta Elks Lodge #1235, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #3571 – Delta. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and four wheeling and loved his family and taking his great granddaughters fishing down at the ponds.
In March of 1955 he bought his first backhoe. He has been in the excavating business for 53 years, with his son Doug and grandson Kirk, working by his side.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, of 56 years, son; Douglas & Dana of Delta, a daughter; Wanda of Delta, two brothers; Dale Huff of Delta and Larry & Joan Huff of Grand Junction. One sister; Bonnie Hamblin of Montrose, CO. Two grandsons; Kirk & Arienne of Delta, and Todd & Alicia of Las Vegas, NV. Three great grand daughters; Alexa, Kylie, and Brianna of Delta. Three great grandsons; Qwik, Qwade and Qwory of Las Vegas, NV.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert and one sister, Betty.
Gladys E. Fobare, died Friday, July 25, 2008, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was eighty-eight years of age.
Gladys E. Leger was born to Charles Leger and Alice Earlandson on July 15, 1920 in Dixon, Wyoming. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Dixon, Wyoming, and graduated high school there in 1938.
On June 6, 1938, Gladys married Ernest Morgan in Craig, Colorado. To this union, two sons were born. Ernest preceded Gladys in death.
On February 26, 1959, Gladys was joined in marriage with Wendell R. Fobare in Gunnison, Colorado. The couple celebrated over forty-two years of love and marriage. Wendell preceded Gladys in death on March 6, 2001.
Gladys was a loving wife and mother and resided in Lake City, Colorado, for seventeen years before settling in Hotchkiss, Colorado in 1977. She was a member of the Art & Music Club of Hotchkiss and enjoyed reading, crocheting, making afghans, raising flowers, hunting, fishing and she loved to draw beautiful pictures.
Gladys is survived by one son, Ernest “Lee” Morgan and his wife Barbara of Hotchkiss, CO; one step-son, Charles Fobare and his wife Jeannie of Erie, CO; one brother, Vernon Leger of Crawford, CO; and one sister, Lucille Hatch of Vernal, UT. She is further survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; one son, Paul Morgan; one step-daughter, Jackie Moore; one step-grandchild, Wyllnn Moore; one brother, Alan Leger; one sister, Lois Lindstrom; and her parents.
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