Delano Franklin Perkins

Delano Franklin Perkins was born March 29, 1936 in Durham, N.C., and died March 11, 2013 at San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington, New Mexico.

Delano and Hazel Humphreys were married June 16, 1961 in Dove Creek, Colo. He was a farmer all his life.

He was an avid sports fan. He played on several town baseball and basketball teams when he was younger and enjoyed watching all sports.

Delano is survived by his wife, Hazel; daughter, Annette Mantlo (Todd) of Grand Junction, Colo.; grandsons, Bradley, Tyler and Andrew Mantlo all of Grand Junction Colo.; brother, Gary Perkins of San Jose, Costa Rica; and mother-in-law, Ruth Humphreys.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, Marcus and Christine Perkins; brother, Douglas Perkins and father-in-law, Dick Humphreys.

Delano was cremated. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 a.m. at Dove Creek Cemetary.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Delano Franklin Perkins at the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept., 30 E. 33rd St., New York, New York, 10016.