Robert Bruce Blevins

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Delta resident Robert Bruce Blevins died Feb. 25, 2004, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. He was 84.

Blevins was born April 7, 1919, to Thomas George and Mary Ethel (Gadd) Blevins in Lay, Colo.

Blevins spent his childhood in Lay, Maybell, and Craig. He attended schools in Craig and also Provo, Utah. Blevins joined the United States Navy and served his country during World War II as a Signalman 1st Class. He married Barbara Pierce on June 16, 1946 in Craig. They moved to Rangely, where they lived for nine years. Other residences were Kimball, Neb., for seven years, Cody, Wyo., for nine years, Riverton, Wyo., for four years, and then to Delta in 1980, where he and his wife resided until his death. Blevins was a supervisor for an oil company. He attended the United Methodist Church in Delta. He was a charter member of the Rangely Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of the Cody Elks Lodge, and a member of the Good Sam's Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, and loved to hunt, fish, and go camping.

Blevins is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; two sons, Rick (Ginger) Blevins of Great Falls, Mont., and Dave (Pilar) Blevins of Moscow, Russia; two daughters, Cathie (Tom) Monahan of Aurora, and Karen (Bill) Bapst of Grand Junction; a brother, Roy (Juanita) Blevins of Delta; 10 grandchildren, Mac Blevins, Sarah Bittner, Kaitlin Blevins, Jennifer Blevins, Nic Blevins, Ryan Monahan, Mikaylee Monahan, Shelly Hurt, Shandee Talley, and Taya Bapst; three great-grandsons, Wyatt and Spencer Hurt, and Brody Bittner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Blevins was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, and four brothers.

Services were held March 3, 2004 at the Delta United Methodist Church with Pastor Vernon Docker officiating.

Services were concluded at the church.

Private burial was held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Delta United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 427, Delta, CO 81416.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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