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Alice May Penick

retired co-owner and operator of Mesa View Mortuary and Cemetery, Delta, Colorado, died February 25. 2013, at age 63. Penick received a nursing degree from Metropolitan State College in 1970 and owned and operated the funeral home with husband Ray until retiring in 2010. She served as president of Altrusa and served on the Delta County Memorial Hospital Foundation board. Penick was a member and elder of Delta Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Delta County Advisory Board for Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. One of her greatest accomplishments was starting the hospice program in Grand Junction in the late 1970s. She is survived by husband Ray, sons Mark and Jeff, mother Louise and four grandchildren.