Judy Alice Howard of Delta, Colorado passed away at her home on
Friday, November 5, 2021. She was 69 years old. Judy was born on
December 10, 1951 in Lamesa, Texas to George Winston DeLisle and
Ila Pearl (Bartlett) DeLisle. Judy moved to Delta with her family at a very
young age and graduated from Delta High School in 1970.
Judy was a member of Delta’s 1978 League Champion softball team,
the “Sweathogs.” She also was an active member of the “Whalin’
Whalers” recreational club.
She had a great love for cooking and serving others. This led her to
work for Delta schools as a cook for most of her career. In her spare
time, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
Judy was a bartender at Delta’s Last Chance bar for almost a decade,
during which time she met her future husband, Don Brent Howard.
They married on September 14, 1984 at the Mesa County Courthouse
and started a family a short time later.
They raised three children and on any given weekend you would find
Judy cheering on her kids from the bleachers at a baseball or softball
Judy also loved to sew and was known for gifting her one-of-a-kind jean
quilts to friends and family. She had an extensive collection of salt and
pepper shakers, elves and teapots.
Above all, her passion was cooking - especially chocolate chip cookies.
Everyone in town knew they could count on a fresh batch waiting inside
when they knocked on her door.
Judy is survived by her son Cully and his wife Krista of Grand Junction,
her son Hank of Grand Junction, her daughter Hannah and her husband
Nathan of Greeley, as well as her brother Jerry DeLisle, and her sister
Judy was preceded in death by her husband Don Howard and her
Graveside service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 8.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral
Service and Crematory. View the internet obituary and sign the online
guest registry at taylorfuneralservice.com.