Hotchkiss resident Joyce V. Lyon died June 21, 2018, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. She was 89.
At her request, no services will be held.
Joyce Virginia Friskey was born May 12, 1929, to Ida Kallionen and William Friskey in Castlewood, S.D.
Mrs. Lyon was married to Louis Lyon until his death on Oct. 4, 2001. She later met Robert Croft who became her partner for 11 years until his death in October 2016.
Mrs. Lyon was a pilot for many years in Washington and Oregon. She was a member of the "99s," a women's flying association. She enjoyed traveling, painting, knitting, sewing and other crafts. She also created stained glass art.
She is survived by a niece, Deborah Kiser of Littleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis; two brothers; and her partner, Robert.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.