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Devalle "Rocky" DeLiere passed away on Tuesday, February 16th, 2023 in Longmont, Colorado at Longmont United Hospital in the care of: TRU Community Care Hospice. He had a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and diabetes.
Rocky was born in Longmont, Colorado to Clifford and Helen (Detrich) DeLiere on September 8th 1957 at what was then, Longmont Community Hospital at Fourth Avenue and Coffman Street.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford and his grandparents, Paul and Verna DeLiere. Two brothers, Ricky and Daniel DeLiere (older and younger, respectively) also preceded Rocky in death in early childhood.
Rocky is survived by his mother, Helen DeLiere of Simi Valley, California, his friend, Jeff Krieg and his many friends at Aspen Meadows Apartments in Longmont.
He worked most of his life in the building trades as a carpenter and a plumber.
Rocky was an avid outdoorsman, active in camping, fishing and hunting, and was an accomplished elk hunter.
He enjoyed model railroading, building model vehicles, reading detective novels and growing house plants. He loved dogs.
Rocky was a collector of native American art such as, blankets, pottery and dream catchers.
Life dealt Rocky many challenges, but he was rich in his many friendships and always shared what he had with others who were less fortunate.
A "celebration of life" gathering for Rocky will be held at Aspen Meadows Apartments in the second floor Gathering room on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to TRU Community Care of Lafayette, Colorado or to any of Rocky's favorite charities:
1. St. Labre Indian School of Asland, Montana
2 St. Joseph's Indian School of Chamberlain, South Dakota
3. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews