West Slope Obituaries
Ted Joseph Klaver passed away at his home on Thursday, July 31, 2008. He was 54 years of age.
Born on December 8, 1953 at Ripon, WI, to Albert H. and Roanne (McConnell) Klaver. Ted spent his childhood at Green Lake, WI, graduating in 1972 from Green Lake High School.
On April 17, 1993 Ted married Tracey E. Smith in San Rafael, CA, she survives.
Ted was a truck driver by trade, but he enjoyed building things, working, helping all of his friends who ever needed help. While in the construction industry, he worked on St. Mary’s Hospital, the Montrose Library, the Cedaredge Fire Department and several building in Telluride. He loved masonry work.
Those grateful to have shared in his life, his loving wife, Tracey, of Cedaredge, CO his Father, Albert of Green Lake, WI, four sisters; Diane Keeler of Green Lake, WI, Nell and Raymond Hudzinski of Princeton, WI, Linda & Ken Klaver of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cindy & David Banson of Volga S. Dakota.
Preceded in death by his mother and sister, Mary.
Pastor Donald I. Farmer, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 15, 2008, on Grand Mesa. He was seventy-nine years of age. Donald I. Farmer was born to Sherman M. Farmer and Etta L. Eatmon on February 5, 1929, in Ft. Collins, Colorado. At the age of 15, Donald and his family moved to Rupert, Idaho, where he would graduate high school in 1948. He went on to further his education at Southern Idaho
Teachers College and the Berean School of the Bible.
Donald married Mary L. Herndon on August 25, 1951, in Rupert, Idaho. They were blessed with four children and fifty-seven years of love and marriage.
Donald loved to preach and teach the Word of God. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing, and he loved all sports and was a big fan of the Broncos, Rockies, and the Nuggets. Most importantly, Donald loved spending time with his family.
Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Mary L. Herndon Farmer of Delta, CO; one son, Gregory S. Farmer and his wife Darla of West Lafayette, Indiana; three daughters: Marjorie D. Farmer Harris and her husband Stephen of Phoenix, AZ; Marcia K. Farmer Mitchell and her husband Von W. Mitchell of Cedaredge, CO; and Carmen R. Farmer Rudnik and her husband Zane of Grand Junction, CO. Donald is further survived by nine grandchildren: Christopher S. Farmer, Andrew G. Farmer, Jeremy R. Lee Farmer, Chad S. Harris, Colton R. Harris, Tricia K. Szakmeister, James S. Szakmeister, Holly E. Arnold and Justin L. Arnold; and six great-grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Carl W. Duncan passed away at Delta County Memorial Hospital on, Thursday, August 14, 2008. He was 88 years of age.
Carl was born at Pogosa Springs, CO on April 25, 1920 to Henry and Blanche Heintze Duncan. Carl spent his childhood and attended school in Del Norte, CO, before moving to South Fork, Co and eventually settling in Delta in 1977.
During World War II, Carl served his country in the U. S. Army and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor.
After serving his country, Carl married there love of his life, Louise Brackney on October 27, 1945 in Center, Colorado.
A jack of all trades, Carl made a living and supported his family as a millwright, miner, restauranteur, carpenter amd farmer. Carl was an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He also took great pleasure in gardening, wood working, being outdoors and bird watching. His greatest enjoyment was his family.
Carl and Louise have three children: Kellan (Kate) Duncan of Ft. Collins Colorado, Linda Kelley of Olathe, Colorado and Carlene Stroup of Delta, Colorado. He has eight grandchildren: Josh (Jeana) Nestler, Nycol (Scott) Nunn, Jake Duncan, Ben (Meredith Asay) Brandis, Ellen (Mike) Stuart, Chavanah (BJ) Cox, Duncan (Melanie) Stroup, Jonathan Stroup; and five great grandchildren: Tristan Paxton, Colton Paxton, Emma Duncan, Gemma Cox and William Cox, with two more on the way.
Carl was preceded in death by his loving wife Louise, a sister, Alice Landon, two brothers, Francis and Larry, his parents and one grandson.
Faye J. Barth, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Willow Tree Care Center of Delta. She was 91 years of age.
Faye J. was born in Lenore, Oklahoma to Bert J. and Mabel L. (Eells) Collins. She spent her childhood in Lenore, Oklahoma enduring the Famed Dust Bowl. She also lived in Concordia, Kansas, Lychan, CO and Lamar, CO.
Faye J. Collins and Clifford A. Barth were married on February 10, 2944 in Garden City, Kansas. He preceded her in death in May of 1983 at Syracuse, Kansas.
Faye was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was also a member of Past Matrons Club, and a member of the Clatter and Stitch Club in Holly, CO. She was also a member of the Methodist Church in Holly, CO.
Faye enjoyed quilting, china painting, crafts, needle work. She enjoyed working with her hands. Her family was her greatest love and enjoyment.
Those grateful to have shared in her life one daughter, Sondra & Harold Webb of Delta, Colorado and one brother-in-law; Robert & Joyce Barth of Holly, CO and one sister; Ila Mae & Robert Krier of Castle Rock, Colorado. Numerous nieces and nephews. Three grandsons and three Step-granddaughters, seven great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister; Fern Tresner, two brothers; Loy B. Collins and Ben E. Collins. Two great grandsons and one grand daughter.
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