West Slope Obituaries
, 66, lifelong Cedaredge, Colo., resident, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta, Colorado.
Dan was born to the late Louis and Anna (Kelsey) Kissner on December 17, 1939. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Cedaredge, graduating from Cedaredge High School with the class of 1958.
On March 30, 1962, he married Ethel Montgomery in Ouray, Colorado. They had just celebrated 44 years of marriage. She survives. The couple own Leisure Time Sports in Cedaredge, where friends would often drop by just to visit with Dan during his work day. He attended the Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Cedaredge Rod and Gun Club, where he was Vice-President and former President.
Dan was a wonderful man who had an abundance of friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Those grateful to have shared in Dan’s life include his wife, Ethel of Cedaredge, Colo.; two sons: Todd Kissner of San Francisco, Calif., and Tim (Amy) Kissner of Cedaredge, Colo.; two daughters: Robin Kissner of Florence, Ariz., and Sherry (Robert) Henrie of Cedaredge, Colo.; two brothers: Bill (Marty) Kissner and Dave (Marion) Kissner, all of Cedaredge, Colo.; and three sisters: Wilda Reeves of Alaska, and Peggy (Bud) Himes and Pat (James) Allen, all of Grand Junction, Colo. He is further survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a brother.
, 95, of Olathe, Colo., passed away Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the Colorow Care Center in Olathe.
Caleb Calvin Casebier was born March 24, 1911, to the late James E. and Vinnie (Smith) Casebier near Grand, Okla. When Caleb was one year old, the family moved to the Delta/Montrose area. He attended schools both in Pea Green and Delta, Colo., later attending Western State College in Gunnison, Colo.
On July 12, 1935, Caleb married the love of his life, Helen May Haptonstall in Delta, Colo. She preceded him in death.
Caleb enjoyed the outdoors. He was a hunter and a historian at heart. He was also a Bible student, gardener, storyteller and pioneer. Caleb was an accomplished author, with titles including “Twenty Sleeps West” and “Yucca Seed.”
Those grateful to have shared in Caleb’s life include three sons: Richard E. Casebier of Delta, Colo., Douglas L. (Kally) Casebier of Montrose, Colo., and Daniel (Carol) Casebier of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Janyce (Jim) Harmon of Durango, Colo.; and a sister, Lola Austin of Olathe, Colo. He is further survived by 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
, 19, of Clifton, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 22, 2006.
Brittney had a lifetime of medical problems including a heart transplant. Despite her medical challenges, she was a happy and fun-loving girl who achieved a great deal. She graduated from Palisade High School in 2005.
She was a member of a 4-H club and was a grand champion showman of her prized pigs. She competed in many local, state and national fairs. Brittney also was very active in the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America program while in school. She won the gold medal at the state competition and was invited to the national convention. Brittney loved four-wheeling, music and animals. She had a special admiration for the U.S. Marines, where many of her friends and a cousin are serving.
Brittney will be sadly missed by her parents, Steve and Stacy Warren of Clifton, Colo.; her brother, Kyle Warren of Clifton; her half-sister, Lacee Phelps of Ft. Collins, Colo.; her grandparents, Tom and Barbara Phegley of Lake Havasau City, Ariz.; Barbara Warren of Grand Junction, Colo.; Roger Warren of DeBeque, Colo.; her great-grandma, Mary Flynn of Grand Junction, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
, 87, lifelong Delta County resident, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, after a long illness.
Flora Ellen Wilson was born October 31, 1918, to Roy and Annie (Young) Wilson in Longdale, Okla. At the age of four or five, she came with her family by wagon train to Colorado. The family lived near Paonia for a short time before moving to Delta, where she spent the rest of her life. She attended school at Pea Green and spent her younger years as a farmer’s daughter.
On February 25, 1937, Flora married Cecil R. Boyd in Delta, Colo. To this happy union were born four children. They celebrated 25 years of marriage before he passed away.
Flora, a homemaker, was a member of the Church of the First Born for 70 years. She took her service for God very seriously and was always there when people needed her. As a midwife, she delivered over 200 babies, her last one at age 80. She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden, always sharing her bounty with others. Her family was most important to her and she loved sharing in their activities.
Those grateful to have shared in Flora’s life include two sons: Gerald Boyd of Olathe, Colo., and Raymond (Berta) Boyd of Pleasant View, Colo.; two daughters: Twila Boyd of Delta, Colo., and Lavelle (Larry) Burson of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters-in-law: Eunice Wilson, Aline Boyd, Alma Boyd, and Marion Morris; and brother-in-law, Harvey Byers. She is further survived by eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Boyd and all of his siblings; two brothers; a baby sister; triplet sons; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Boyd; and three great-grandchildren.
, 48, former resident of Paonia, Colo., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Denver, Colo., as the result of a truck accident.
Jerry was born on January 18, 1958, to Norman E. and Patricia M. (Drumright) Carr in Denver, Colo. He spent his childhood in Albuquerque, New Mex., and Paonia, Colo. Jerry graduated from Delta High School with the class of 1976.
Jerry was a farm laborer. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved music.
Those grateful to have shared in Jerry’s life are his parents, Norman and Patricia Carr of Paonia, Colo.; two brothers: Norman E. Carr, Jr. and his wife Martha of Winnemucca, Nev., and David Carr and his wife Robin of Boulder, Mont. Jerry is further survived by his sister, Regina Bowerman and her husband Ross of Grand Junction, Colo.
Jerry was preceded in death by his younger brother, Christopher S. Carr.
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