Luena Ruperta Tankesley of Delta died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 91.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta.
Mrs. Tankesley was born April 3, 1921, in Vernal, Utah, to John and Gladys (Kerry) Morey. She spent her childhood in Utah, Arizona, Missouri and New Mexico.
She enjoyed taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Tankesley is survived by her children, Daniel Duran and Alice Perea; two brothers, Marlyn Morey and his wife Melvarene, and Elwyn Morey; six grandchildren, Juanita Cogs-well and her husband Bob, Debbie Ramirez, Teresa Boudreau and her husband David, Karen Lopez, Alice Martinez and her husband Robert, and Randy Lopez; 16 great-grandchildren, DennisAdan Via, Desiree Herrera and her husband Gary, Dwayne Via and his wife Alecia, Derek Toohey, Shaina Toohey, Elyssa Diaz, Rueben Diaz and his wife Lauren, Jacob Diaz, Ryan Martinez, Andrew Martinez, Miranda Martinez, Anna Lopez, Troy Lopez, Tanya Terrazas and her husband Amador, Sacha Leber and her husband Joe, and Vanessa Gardea and her husband Mauro; and 19 great-great-grandchildren, Preston Farns-worth, Chelsea Herrera, Jasmine Herrera, Drake Via, Laci Carlos, Christina Torres, Anjelica Torres, Isaac Taft, Owen Taft, Alyssa Taft, Rene Maz, Kara Maz, Kylie Diaz, Skye Diaz, Courtney Diaz, Aallyah Diaz, Sophia Diaz, Naeli Terrazas and Yaneli Terrazas.
Mrs. Tankesley was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Tankesley; a daughter, Lucy Lopez; a brother, Aubrey Morey; and two sisters, Elouise Morey and Gwendolyn Morey.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus