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Martha Sieber Atchley

March 17, 1919 — February 14, 2024

Martha Atchley

March 17, 1919 ~ February 14, 2024

 

Martha Sieber Atchley passed away at HopeWest on February 14, 2024, at the age of 104 years old.  She was born on March 17, 1919, in Fruita, CO to John and Elvira (Campbell) Sieber.  She was the oldest of six children.  She graduated from Delta High School in 1937.

 She married Lee Atchley on June 1, 1937.  They had three children.  She was a professional seamstress.  She started by using her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine.   She was so young that while standing she used one foot on the treadle and the other for balance.  She had a passion for sewing from wedding dresses, clothes, and even upholstery.  She made many lap robes for the residents in the local care centers.  She was also a master gardener and Worthy Matron in the Order of Eastern Star.  She worked at Skyland Foods, Comet Drug and Garrett Mercantile.  She was known to can 500 quarts of fruit and vegetables a year to take care of her family.  She was also a member of Delta Christian Church.

 She saw a lot of change in her 100 plus years.  She loved to tell stories of her childhood and the many changes she had witnessed.  She survived many events in her life that left her as a strong independent woman.

 She is survived by a son, Lloyd Atchley of Fort Collins, CO,   a daughter, Joan (Larry) Jones of Delta CO, a brother Hugh (Mary) Sieber of Molina, CO; Also 6 grandchildren and many great, and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Atchley, a daughter, Charlotte Evers, parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

 A private celebration of life was already held at the Delta City Cemetery.

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