Abigail Marie Fletcher Blackburn
Abigail Marie Fletcher Blackburn was born Aug. 5, 1948, in Grand Junction, the daughter of Troy and Ruth Fletcher.
She passed away in Quartzsite, Ariz., at the age of 65.
Abby married William Blackburn Sr. on Nov. 27, 1968. They had two children, William Blackburn Jr. and Michelle Blackburn Broderick.
Abby loved to travel. They spent several summers vacationing in Oceanside, Calif., with the grandchildren, relaxing on the beach and making memories. Nana’s grandkids were her pride and joy. She was always proud of everything they did, and always loved hearing about their motorcycle racing.
Her dream was to retire in Quartzsite, Ariz., so we are all glad she was able to spend the last few months there soaking up the warm sunshine.
Surviving Abby is her husband of 45 years, Bill of Dove Creek; son, Bill Jr. of Dove Creek; daughter, Michelle (Randy) of Dove Creek; grandchildren Dakotah (Nicole), Katiah, Shaylee and Kristin; great-grandson Jayden; brother, Larry Fletcher (Tanya) of Gardnerville, Nev.; and sister, Pamela Ybarra (Leon) of Grand Junction. She also is survived by sister-in-laws Uarda Kriner (Rich), Penny McLain (Don), and Sandy Sanderson all of Cortez; lifelong friends Roy and April Huskey of Dove Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life is planned for a later date.