Western Slope Obituaries 3-26-12 | TheFencePost.com

Western Slope Obituaries 3-26-12

Joe Deltondo, 95, passed away March 5, 2012, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born February 23, 1917, in Montrose, Colo., to Casimiro (Charlie) and Carmela (D’Aloisio) Deltondo. He was married to Annie Massarotti on April 7, 1940, in Montrose, Colo. The couple would have celebrated their 72nd anniversary on April 7, 2012. The couple was blessed with one child, Bill Gene Deltondo on March 13, 1941.

Joe worked on the Rio Grande Railroad on Dallas Divide for a year. He moved to Ordway, Colo., in 1941 and raised turkeys for five years. He then moved back to Montrose, Colo., and was a farmer and rancher for 54 years. He was presented with several awards throughout the years for being the top barley grower for Coors and the top corn grower, and he earned the 2007 Montrose Chamber of Commerce Farm Award.

Joe had a passion for life. He loved to raise a huge garden every summer and plant a lot of flowers. He had a green thumb like no one else. His plants and flowers were his pride and joy. He enjoyed playing the accordion, polka dancing, singing, playing cards, bowling, fishing and getting together with family and friends.

Joe cherished the privilege of sharing with others his hope for the future as promised by God in his word the Bible of living forever on a Paradise Earth, where death will be no more, neither will mourning or outcry nor pain be anymore (Rev. 21:3,4).

Joe was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Deltondo; his son, Bill (Georgia) Deltondo; four grandchildren, Donna (Steve) Hay of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Darren (Kendra) Deltondo of Fruita, Colo., Lori (Danniel) Mills of Montrose, Colo., April (Tobias) Magdaleno of Clifton, Colo.; and two great-grandchildren, Alicia (Brad) Rhodes of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mason Mills of Montrose, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Casimiro (Charlie) and Carmela Deltondo; his three brothers, Louis Deltondo, Dominick Deltondo and Pete Deltonto; three sisters, Annie English, Lucy DeVincentis and Mary English; and a granddaughter, Shelley Rene Deltondo.

Memorial services were held March 17, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Montrose, Colo.

Burial was at the Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Mary E. Scott, 89, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away on March 20, 2012 at Horizon’s Care Center in Eckert, Colo.

Mary Elizabeth Harding was born on October 12, 1922 on Roger’s Mesa, Colo., to the late James D. and Clara Lewcinda (Bopp) Harding. Her early years were spent in the Hotchkiss area. Most of her childhood (growing up) was in the Ragged Mountain area. She attended schools in Paonia and Hotchkiss.

She moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1942 and lived with Martha Elizabeth Scott.

Mary married Arthur Gregg Scott on March 22, 1943. They lived in the Los Angeles area and worked at the Douglas Aircraft plant in El Segundo, Calif. Mary was one of the “Rosie the Riveter” gals at that plant. She had a special certificate of work recognition and a pair of wings awarded for quality from the company. She worked on the BTD Destroyer, DB7-(A20), and the A26 fighter bombers.

In 1944, the Scott’s moved back to Colorado living with Mary’s mother, Clara and her husband, Logan Wood. Later Mary and Art moved to Cedaredge, Colorado to help Art’s aunt and uncle, Mattie and Leon Jordan on the Bar I Ranch.

Mary and Art made their home in Cedaredge. First and foremost-Mary was a dedicated wife and mother. Mary’s love of family lives on in her children: Logan G. Scott, Linda J. (John) Davis and Betty J. (Rod) Burnett; her three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; parents, Clara and James Harding; brother, Lee Harding and an infant sister.

At Mary’s request, a private family graveside service has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be made in Mary’s memory to Alpine Hospice, 924 Spring Creek Road #C, Montrose, Colorado 81403.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com.

Lorraine Thompson, 78, passed away March 18, 2012.

Lorraine was born in Carthage, S.D., on July 26, 1933, to Ernest and Edna Johnson. Lorraine graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1951. In 1954 she graduated from the Barton School of Nursing at Watertown, S.D. She continued her nursing career until retiring from Delta County Memorial Hospital in 1997.

In 1954, she married Morris Thompson of Estelline, S.D., who was the love of her life. They had five children, Connie, LuAnn, Mark, Cheri, and Penny. They lived on the Thompson family farm at Estelline, S.D., and in 1971, moved to Austin, Colo.

Lorraine was a member of the Lutheran Church all her life. She also held support groups for diabetics. She was a member of the Grand Mesa Good Sam Camping Club, and enjoyed doing fancywork, reading, playing cards, her poodle, and taking her grandchildren shopping.

She is survived by her husband Morris; five children Connie (Kip) Strommenger, LuAnn (Brad) Harrah, Mark (Ruth) Thompson, Cheri (Brett) King, and Penny (Duane) Morton; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way; siblings Mervin Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Marianne Richardson, Arlene TeGantvoort, Janice Farel, and a sister-in-law Donna Boswell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Lyle and Delbert Johnson.

Memorial services were held March 23, 2012 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Lutheran Church, 20101 Deer Creek Rd., Austin, Colo., 81410.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com.

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