Lifetime Delta resident John Boyden died Sept. 5, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center. He was 83.
At his request, no services will be held.
He was born in Delta Sept. 15, 1929, to Samuel and Nova Belle (Andrus) Boyden. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Delta, graduating from Delta High School.
Mr. Boyden served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Shirlea Holt in Pueblo. They celebrated 49 years of marriage.
He was a lifetime member of Colorado Cattleman's Association and Delta Elks and was a member of First Baptist Church of Delta. He served on the Delta County School Board.
Mr. Boyden was a cattle rancher and farmer. He enjoyed raising horses, custom cattle feeding, his dogs, and the company of his Dinner Club friends for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirlea Boyden of Delta; six children, Don and wife Lainie of Delta, Ann of Pueblo, Mary of Utah, Johnny of California, Janet of Montrose, and Jeff and wife Kathy of Grand Junction; and one sister, Phyllis Baxter of Pueblo.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416; to First Baptist Church, 1250 Pioneer Road, Delta, CO 81416; or to a charity of one's choice.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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