Ramona "Mona" Vasquez-Hill died April 30, 2017, at her home in Cedaredge. She was 69.
Rosary was recited May 5 at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Cedaredge. Mass of the Resurrection followed with Father Alberio Herrera-Ciro officiating. Inurnment will occur at a later date in California.
She was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on Jan. 21, 1948, to Norberto and Teresa Vasquez. She graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1966 and attended San Bernardino Valley College before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University San Bernardino.
She married Bruce Hill in 1993 and spent most of her career as a purchasing director at the Rialto school district. She retired in 2005 and moved to Cedaredge.
Mrs. Vasquez-Hill was active in the National Democratic Club of Delta County and also a member of the Cedaredge Domino Babes, the monthly birthday luncheon group at R.J.'s, and a volunteer at Horizons Care Center. She was an active member of the St. Philip's Catholic Mission where she was a member of the choir and the Altar and Rosary Society.
She enjoyed the outdoors, walking with her dogs and friends through the woods, tai chi, snowshoeing on Grand Mesa, visiting friends and family, and traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce Hill of Cedaredge; two sisters, Virginia (James) Hesskamp of Rialto, Calif., and Marina (Al Ahkee) Vasquez of San Bernardino, Calif.; a brother, Bert (Li) Vasquez of Victorville, Calif.; brother-in-law, Doug (Rita) Hill of Aurora; sister-in-law, Merla (Bill) of Woodland, Wash.; and extended family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, Surface Creek Animal Shelter or HopeWest.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.