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October 11, 1946 - April 8, 2022
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DELORES ANN (EMERT) SPOR
10-11-1946 TO 4-8-2022
Delores Ann was born at Hermiston, Oregon, into the family of Phill Gerald Emert and Barbara May Follett. She was raised in the Ione, Oregon area, along with her older brother Philip (Skip) and younger brother Robert and younger sister Connie.
After graduation from High School, Delores continued her education with a Diploma from the Mann Floral Art Design School in Denver, Colorado. She also earned a Diploma in Bible at the Western Bible Institute at Morrison, Colorado. It was there that she met her husband, Ion Dan Spor. They married May 22, 1971. They were the proud parents of Robin and Benjamin, raising them in the family home near Olathe, Colorado. Robin married Scott Neelley, and added two grandsons to the family, Zachary Neelley and Hunter Neelley. Hunter completed his life journey, October 12, 2014, after battling cancer.
On May 22, 2021, Ion and Delores celebrated 50 years of marriage, reflecting their love for each other and gratitude to God for bringing them together.
Delores had a lifelong love for teaching Bible studies, gardening, tole painting and floral art. Her passion for the Word of God (truth) was evident as she prepared and taught the Bible. Delores pursued the creation and enjoyment of beauty through her artistic talents, sharing them with all she met.
Delores received Jesus as her Savior at 12 years of age and valued the cultivation of moral goodness, demonstrated by living out the good works God had created for her to do here on earth. On April 8th, she had completed those good works here and reported to heaven to start her eternal work of praising and glorifying God, in perfect peace.
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to all who prayed and shared their love for Delores. For those who would like to give in her memory, House of Promise, 180 Ministries, Teen Challenge, 7750 6025 Road, Olathe CO 81425, and Answers in Genesis, P.O. Box 510, Hebron, KY 41048, were both very close to Delores’ heart.
George MacDonald wrote;
“Do not hurry in your grief; it does not help the journey.
Walk slowly, pause often. Do not hurry as you walk with grief.
Be gentle with yourself; walk slowly, pausing often.
Take time, be gentle as you walk with grief.
We are not far from one another; though some may be in heaven and some on earth.”
The memorial service will be held April 30, 2022 at 11:00am from the Church on the Hill. You are welcome to join the service online at www.montrosechurchonthehill.org using YouTube.