Delma Tangreen, 1934-2020

Delma Tangreen

Delma Lucille Stocks Tangreen passed away at the Canyonlands Care Center in Moab, Utah, Jan. 2, 2020.

Delma was born in Paradox, Colorado, Oct. 10, 1934 to H.S. (Jack) Stocks and Jessie Lucille Gramlich Stocks.

Delma moved to Moab in 1949 to continue her high school education. There she met and married Douglas Dare Tangreen. Their three children, Delma Loraine Fullmer (Ferris), Candith Lorett Niesen (Preston, deceased) and Samuel Douglas Tangreen (Cindy Bolton) were born in Moab. Doug and Delma later divorced.

Delma was known for her pottery as the Kokopelli Potter and owned Kokopelli Tales and Trails. Her interests were many and varied. Her passion was the rock writings all over southern Utah, her grandchildren and dogs. She enjoyed her yard, collecting rocks and many crafts.

Delma is survived by her sister, Sally Joann Rowe (John); sister-in-law, Bonnie Stocks (Clayton, deceased); her three children; five grandsons, Sam Paul (Shawna), Adam (Becky) and Ben Niesen, John (Nicole) and David (Ashley) Tangreen; one great-granddaughter and nine great-grandsons.

At Delma’s request cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering is planned for the spring.

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