Alexander MacGreggor Colville Jr.

Lifetime Del Norte resident Alexander MacGreggor Colville, Jr., 89, passed away on July 31, 2021. He was born on June 30, 1932, in Del Norte, Colorado to Alexander MacGreggor and Ruth Marie (Samuels) Colville.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He married his wife of 56 years, Louise Edna Stephens on June 11, 1965, at the Monte Vista Presbyterian Church. Alex graduated from Adams State College with a degree in teaching. He taught for a few years until he learned his true passion was art, especially woodwork.

He and Louise opened the Casa de Madera Store in Del Norte and Alex was proud of the fact that he had signs, made by him on every continent, including Antarctica. He was a true outdoorsman. He shared his love of the outdoors with his nieces and nephews, especially his nephew Kevin Off.

Alex is survived by his wife Louise Colville, his children Kristi Powell and Toni (Pat) Velasquez, his grandchildren, Kyndra Powell, Tyler Powell, Mason Colville, Payton Hogner, Alex (Amy) Reynolds and Tara (Clayton Holman) Reynolds, his great-grandchildren, Jayden Powell-Gates, Brylee Powell, Carter Powell, Kylie Holman, Axel Reynolds and Arthur Reynolds, his sister Suzanne Off and numerous other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David Colville.

Cremation was selected and a memorial service will be held at a later time. Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association and may be made in care of the funeral home office. To express condolences, please visit

Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements.