Western Slope Obits 8-26-13
Doyle Edward Irvine, 88, of Sanborn Park, Colo., passed away August 4, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Doyle was born June 22, 1925 to Charles Edward and Dora Esther (Jorden) Irvine at Sanborn Park, Colo. There he spent his childhood and received his education at the Sanborn Park School and graduated from Montrose High School.
He served his country in the United States Army during WWII with the 603rd Medium Tank Co. Upon his honorable discharge, Doyle returned to the family home.
He married Janet Abrahamson on August 3, 1958 at the Montrose United Methodist Church and just celebrated 55 years together the day before his passing.
Doyle was a lifetime rancher and farmer and was a man of many talents. He was an avid musician playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass. He was a member of The Ditch Gang band as well as other groups. He enjoyed the great outdoors with a love of hunting and fishing and skiing. Doyle helped develop Ski Dallas and was personally involved in building the lift as well as participating in operating the ski area during its duration. He inspired many budding musicians and skiers. Doyle was a skilled mechanic and machinist and would make repairs on almost anything that anyone else deemed un-repairable. Everyone was a friend and he never hesitated to give anyone his time.
Surviving family members include his wife Janet of the family home; two children, Bruce Irvine of Sanborn Park, Colo., and Carol (Paul) Enstrom of Nucla, Colo.; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; Sisters-in-law, Elsie (Don) Hopping of Olathe, Colo., Carol (Ron) Fisher of Reno, Nev., Dorothy (Harry) DeJulio of Montrose, Colo.; Brother-in-law Richard (Anita) Abrahamson of Montrose, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents and son Darrell Irvine.
Services were held on August 10, 2013 at Norwood High School, in Norwood, Colo. Interment followed at the Norwood Cemetery. ❖
Katie Moran, 94, of Paonia, Colo., passed away August 10, 2013, at the Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center in Paonia, Colo.
Katie was born in Earlton, Kan., December 15, 1918, to Benjamin Earl and Rebecca Alice Edwards Clifford.
On April 23, 1935, she married Clinton E. Moran. They lived in Kansas, Virginia, and Boulder, Colo., and moved to Paonia in 1968.
Mrs. Moran was as member of the First Baptist Church in Hotchkiss, Colo. She was a 38 year member of the Emblem Club. She enjoyed baking pies for the Paonia Auction for many years. She loved crossword puzzles, embroidery, and was an avid book reader.
She is survived by her three sons; James Milton Moran and Pat of Lovettsville, Va.; Terry Eugene Moran and Patty of Paonia, Colo.; and Kevin Moran and Rebecca of Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her father and mother, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Services were held August 22, 2013 at the Elk’s Lodge in Hotchkiss, Colo.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Katie’s memory to the Hotchkiss Emblem Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 554, Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419.
View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com. ❖