The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday.
Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told the newspaperhe couldn't immediately confirm the death was due to West Nile. The state health department says at least 22 human cases of West Nile infection have been reported through Aug. 27, including at least three in Montrose County.
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