Longtime Delta resident Alta Atchley died Jan. 4, 2014, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 96.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the First Assembly of God in Delta with grandsons Cordell Hines and Justin Atchley officiating. Private family interment will be held at Delta City Cemetery.
Alta Catt was born in Scott County, Ark., June 15, 1917, to William and Cora (Scott) Catt. She spent her childhood in Arkansas, Texas and Colorado. She attended school in Plainview, Texas, and Delta. She moved to Delta in 1929.
She married Benjamin "Ben" Atchley Dec. 17, 1938, in Delta.
Mrs. Atchley was a member of First Assembly of God in Delta where she taught Sunday school.
She was a farmer's wife and homemaker.
She enjoyed her family, gardening, sewing, dogs and helping raise cattle.
Mrs. Atchley is survived by two sons, Doyle (Ellen) Atchley and Doug (Debbie) Atchley; her daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Hines, all of Delta; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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