This is the obit of a dear old lady that used to live in a big stone house North of Fruita Colo, that is even now can be seen from Elmwood Cem. in Fruita she had a really big Apple Orchard, that is no longer there. I used to spend a week in the summer at her house when I was a child. she is no relation, just a friend. She is buried in the Catholic Cem. North of Fruita, probably her husband too.
This was taken from the Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, Colo. 29 Dec 1948
Tentatively Set Rites for Mrs. Dittlinger for Friday Morning. Funeral Services have been tentativly set for Friday morning for Mrs. Rose Dittling, Fruita, who died Tuesday noon at the home of a nephew, Leo Shulties, North of Fruita. She had been ill for a month. Rosary Services have been tentatively been set for Thursday evening at the Starks Chapel in Fruita. Definite arrangements will be announced Thursday. Rose Laley was born Oct 27, 1869, in Indiana, and she spent her childhood at St. Ann, Indiana. She was married to Adam Dittlinger Nov 28, 1900, at New Albany, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Dittlinger removed to Mesa County in 1901, and resided in this area ever since. Mr. Dittlinger was engaged in farming in the lower valley. He died in 1933. The deceased was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Helen Shulties, Miss Agnes Laley, and Mrs. Clara Mattern, Chicage, Mrs. Lucy Mees, Sanfernando, Calif, and Mrs. Emma Shetler, Detroit Mich. several nephews in addition to Mr. Shulties, and several nieces.