Grand Junction resident Cheryl Ann Holton died May 9, 2017, at the HopeWest Care Center in Grand Junction. She was 56.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 13, at the Delta United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Holton was born May 12, 1960, to Harold and Carol (Pratt) Broughton in Omak, Wash. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Grand Junction and Delta. She graduated in 1978 and went on to further her education at Mesa State University.
On Feb. 3, 1979, she married Jerome "Jerry" Holton at Delta United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Holton spent several decades working in the horticulture industry. She was a member of the Washington State Horticulture Society and served a term as the first woman president of the Western Colorado Horticulture Society, as well as secretary-treasurer. She was also a member of the Delta United Methodist Church, PEO, and was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts.
She enjoyed shotgun sports as a member of the Delta Trap Club, genealogy, art, Native American culture and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Jerome "Jerry" Holton; two daughters, Desirea (Gerry) Holton and Nicole Holton; two sisters, Karen (Steve) Tice and Susan (Efren) Luna; and two grandchildren Toby and Anais.
Memorial contributions may be made to Base Camp 40, Whistler Entertainment Inc., 2330 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.