David Hutchinson, 82, passed away Feb. 20, at Hope West in Grand Junction. He lived in Texas for 57 years until he discovered Colorado.
Billy Joe Long was lifted by angels to be with his heavenly Father and Lord Jesus on May 30. He died at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 85 suffering from dementia and other health issues. Billy Joe was born to Omar James Long and Carrie A. Jones on Dec. 13, 1934 in Gladewater, Texas. His father remarried later to Bernice L. Langston, who raised older brother Fred, Joe and younger brother Bob in Bristow and Pryor, Okla. The boys attended and graduated from Pryor High School, Okla. Joe and Fred attended OSU at Stillwater, Okla., and majored in building construction for two years. They then enlisted in the Navy Sea Bee’s — Joe going to Alaska and Fred to North Africa.