Lois Elaine Fritz of Hotchkiss died April 6, 2017. She was 76.
At her request, no services will be held.
Mrs. Fritz was a retired nurse. She worked in Paonia, Delta, Meeker, Tacoma, Wash., and Barrow, Alaska, where she was director of nursing.
After she retired and moved back to Hotchkiss, she married Robert Fritz. He preceded her in death.
She was interested in lapidary and was known for her wire wrapping skills. She also enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening. She donated many quilts and jewelry pieces to local groups for auctions.
She is survived by two sisters, Laverne Thrasher of Cedaredge and Linda Helmig of Tahlequah, Okla.; a brother, Neil King of Denver; three children; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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