Delores (Lorie) Marie (Rosa) Eckman, age 73, passed away on February 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
Lorie was born June 27, 1946 in Dunedin, Florida. She was the daughter of Oswald and Rachel Rosa.
Lorie graduated from Palisade High School in 1964.
Lorie was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She was a Eucharistic Minister and enjoyed being a greeter on Sundays before mass. The catholic church held a special place in Lorie’s heart as she felt at home and was comforted by the parish.
Lorie was an incredibly strong woman who overcame many challenges in life. She was devoted to taking care of her children and grandchildren. Lorie enjoyed flowers, cooking and big family gatherings. She loved her annual cabining trips with “The Girls” and her monthly luncheons with her PHS classmates. Lorie was even featured as a trophy girl in Hot Rod magazine in the 1960’s.
Lorie is preceded in death by her parents Oswald and Rachel Rosa and her special daughter Kendra Kay Melkus.
Lorie is survived by her brother Chuck Rosa, sons Mick (Brooke) Melkus, Jason (Colleen) Eckman, granddaughters Carrie and Reagan Melkus, grandsons Vinnie and Hank Melkus, Tadd (Lacey) Bertram, Justin Bertram and 8 great grandchildren.
A rosary will be said on February 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass will be held on February 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 790 26 ½ Road, Grand Junction Colorado.
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