Delta resident Kenneth E. Asher died Dec. 3, 2017, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 78.
Per his wishes, no formal services are planned.
He was born June 16, 1939, in Simla to Delbert and Gladys Asher. The family moved to Delta where he attended school, graduating from Delta High School in 1957.
On June 24, 1981, he married Bonita "Bonnie" Malloy in Grand Junction. They lived in Grand Junction, Moriarty, N.M., and Farmington, N.M., before moving back to Delta in 2005.
Mr. Asher was a race horse trainer by trade. He enjoyed horse racing, hunting, fishing and visiting with friends.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Asher of Delta; daughter, Lori (Brian) Lee of Blackfoot, Idaho; three stepsons, James (Kay) Malloy of Massachusetts, Paul Malloy of Brighton and Jerry Davis of Delta; three grandsons; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Francis Gardner; son, Danny Asher; and a stepson, John Malloy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delta County Ambulance District, 60 Heinz St., Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.