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Western Slope Obituaries 2-13-12

Alice Pauline (Harvey) Knob, 84, passed away January 31, 2012 in Delta, Colo.

She was born August 17, 1927 at Arkalon, Kan., to Susie (Bellucci) and Chet Harvey. She lived in Seward County until she was 10-years-old, when her mother became ill and the family moved to Delta, Colo., for a brief time. Susie’s sister, Mary (Bellucci) Core took care of Susie until her death. Alice then lived with several members of her family in Kansas, friends in New Mexico and family in Delta, Colo. At 17, after graduation from Liberal, Kan., High School, she moved to Delta, Colo. She was working and living on her own when her father passed away and her only brother, Robert, was killed in France during WWII. Both died in July of 1944.

She married Andy Knob on November 11, 1947 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Delta, Colo. She became a member of St. Michael’s prior to their marriage and she was active in The Altar and Rosary Society, St. Michael’s School and other church activities.

They lived on their farm on California Mesa, for all of their 61 years of marriage. Alice was an integral part of their successful farm and cattle business.

Andy passed away in 2009. Alice had five children and raised four to adulthood. A daughter was stillborn and her son, Patrick, was killed in an auto accident in 1977.

Alice was a proud and supportive mother, a very loving grandmother and she enjoyed her twin great-granddaughters so much. She was a sports fan and had a great time traveling to the children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Alice and Andy made many friends while traveling to football, baseball games and wrestling matches.

Alice was creative and liked to sketch, write and recite poems and she would sing old songs and parts of songs, some very funny. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles every day and sometimes the grandkids would help. Dancing was a favorite pastime and she and Andy enjoyed traveling and the yearly trips to Las Vegas, Nev., with nephew and niece, Richard and Bette Morfitt.

Alice lost her immediate family at a young age, which made her value every single member of the Knob Family, Harvey Family and the Bellucci family. Alice spent many years researching her ancestry and Andy’s as well and she didn’t use the computer. The countless hours she spent on genealogy is and will be appreciated by her family. She gave them the gift of a connection with their ancestors and an appreciation of being a part of a large, loving family.

She is survived by son, Philip and Jane (Dettlaff) Knob, daughter, Sherry (Knob) and Chuck Christie, all of Delta, Colo., son, David and Vickie (Hollett) Knob, of Palisade, Colo.; grandchildren Jim, Sarah, Stephen, Joseph, Miryam, Thomas, Sharon and Susanna Knob, Brandon, Ryan, Brett and Stacey Christie and their daughters, Trista and Taryn, Seth Knob, Shae Arnett and her son, Oskar Crouch, Zane and Kellianne Arnett and their daughter, Veronika.

LaVon Ann Frost Hoffman, 52, passed away February 2, 2012.

She was born July 21, 1959 to Lee and JoAnn Frost in Delta Colo. She attended schools in Eckert, Colo., and Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1978. She completed a Secretarial and Book Keeping course at the Delta Montrose Technical College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, Colo., and active in the youth fellowship and was an AWANA Youth leader.

LaVon had a deep love for animals and was an avid horsewomen, serving as a wrangler for Tiger Run Tours at Dry Gulch in Summit County and Rimrock Rodeo Adventures in Fruita, Colo. LaVon was also instrumental in starting and managing The Flying AH, a nonprofit horse rescue. Through her passion for horses and a true testament to her character, she mentored many foster kids and others doing community service. She owned Majestic Peaks Cleaning Company and operated it with her daughters. In addition, LaVon was an accomplished artist and enjoyed photography and the outdoors.

She is survived by her daughters, Ashlee Hoffman and Ryan Flint of Mesa, Colo., and Aleesha and Luke Dobbs of Fruita, Colo.; her grandchildren Astreae’, Aerro, Lane, Dakota and Sierra; her parents Lee and JoAnn Frost of Grand Junction, Colo.; a brother: Scott and Kim Frost of Cedaredge, Colo.; sisters Lisa and Mark McMillan of Cedaredge, Colo., and DeEtta and Jim Latta of Frisco, Colo.; grandmother Dorothy Gregory of Grand Junction, Colo.; and multiple nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends,

Memorial services were held February 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Cedaredge, Colo.

Burial followed at the Cedaredge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaVon Hoffman at any Coloramo Federal Credit Union or to the LaVon Hoffman Benefit Auction on Facebook.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Glenda Elizabeth Roeber Wheeler, 75, passed away February 2, 2012 at the Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colo.

She was born July 6, 1936 to Francis Alderson and Gustave William Roeber on the Roeber Ranch near Paonia, Colo.

Glenda married Albert Wheeler. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from Delta High School and Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., with an art degree. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and an artist. Glenda enjoyed camping and riding horseback in the mountains with her husband, Al.

Glenda worked for several places including the Redstone Inn in Carbondale, Colo., and Jenny Lake Resort, Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyo. She also worked for Montrose Electric Association for several years.

She is survived by three nephews Greg Roeber, Mark Roeber and Chad Roeber; one niece, Kathleen Stoner; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Roeber.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Gustave Roeber; husband, Albert; brother, Clinton Roeber; two sisters Aline Hulteen and Charlotte Collins; and a niece, Denise Kossler.

Memorial services were held February 9, 2012 at the Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colo.

Inurnment was at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, Colo. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made in Glenda’s memory to Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colorado.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

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