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Helen E. Hall
Helen E. Hall of Craig, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital. She was 83 years old.
On Nov. 18, 1917, in Pagosa Springs, she was born the daughter of Bernard E. and Mae (Munsell) Stevens. She was raised and attended school in Monte Vista, graduating from high school there.
She married James Richard Hall Sept. 3, 1939, in Monte Vista. They lived in Del Norte prior to moving to Craig in 1949. She worked for many years as a medical secretary in the office of Dr. Ray Witham and was also a housewife and mother. She enjoyed playing golf, cards, crafts, fishing, hunting, bowling, and she loved to travel. Hall was a member of the Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association and the First Christian Church.
Hall is survived by daughter Linda (Vern) Adams of Dix, Neb.; brother Howard Stevens of Canon City; daughter-in-law Judy Hall Barstow of California; sister-in-law Alice Blain of Ogden, Utah; grandchildren Gary (Julie) Hall Jr. of Lancaster, Calif., Sheila (Jerry) Latham of Minot, N.D., Dale (Joey) Hall of Barstow, Calif, Keith (Nancy) Adams of Alberton, Mont., Richard (Sharon) Adams of Dix, Neb., Sherri (Dave) Parshall of Dix, Neb., Sandi (Mike) Polacek of Omaha, Neb. and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick Hall and son Gary Hall.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at First Christian Church officiated by Beryl Wright. Organist was Anne Carr with Wanda Brown as soloist. Selections were: "Wind Beneath My Wings" "Take My Hand Precious Lord" and "Lead Me Gently Home, Father." Honorary pallbearers were: Howard Stevens, Dale Hall, Jerry Latham, Vern Adams, Richard Adams, Dave Parshall, Gary Hall Jr., Keith Adams and Mike Polacek. Services concluded at the church.
Donations may be made to First Christian Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

M. Dolores Cox
M. Dolores Cox of Craig died Oct. 6, 2001, at Family Health West in Fruita. She was 67.
On April 10, 1934, in Craig, she was born the daughter of Clifford A. Collom and Edna Chamblin. She spent her childhood in Wilson Creek and graduated from Craig High School in 1952. On April 10, 1952, in Craig, she married Lester W. Cox Jr. They lived on Great Divide for 22 years in summers and Craig in the winter. She had lived in Fruita for the last 1 1/2 years. She was a housewife and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, woodworking, tole painting and cooking. She was a member of the Fortification Home Demonstration Club and Jehovah Witness Church.
She is survived by her mother Edna Collom of Craig, husband Lester W. Cox, Jr., son Alan (Kathy) Cox of San Ramon, Calif., daughter Carmen (Phil) Belk of Fruita; brother Norman Collom of Minot, N.D.; sisters Louise Forbes of Hamilton, Jean Weisbeck of Cedaredge and Faye Angelo of Craig; and grandchildren Jessica and Kimberly Cox and Kevin and Nicole Belk.
She was preceded in death by her father, her sister Mary and her brother Arthur.
Services were held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Grant Mortuary Chapel officiated by Loren Baysinger. Honorary pallbearers were all of Dolores' many friends. Services concluded at the mortuary.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care of Grant Mortuary.

Harry Hettinger
Harry Hettinger of Fort Collins, died Oct. 6, 2001, at his home . He was 80 years old.
On March 6, 1921, in Windsor, he was born the son of John Hettinger, Jr. and Annie Klaus. He was raised in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School. He was in the Army Signal Corp attached to the Air Force during WWII. He married Wilma I. Fritzler Feb. 3, 1946, in Windsor. He farmed in the Windsor area for 23 years and worked as a finishing carpenter in the Fort Collins area until he retired in 1983. He had been a resident of Fort Collins since 1978. He enjoyed wood carving, gardening, working in the yard and going to see his grandson in rodeos. He loved his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Hettinger is survived by his wife Wilma I. Hettinger of Fort Collins; son Clyde (Nancy) Hettinger of Craig; daughter Marsha (Ronald) Hansen of Loveland; grandchildren Christopher Hansen, Jake Hettinger, Kelley Rylander, Kathy Wiemer, Kristen Gore and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Jacqueline Hansen and sister Virginia Nelson.
A private family memorial service was held at Reager Funeral Home and Crematory in Fort Collins. Cremation has taken place.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association in care of Reager Funeral Home and Crematory, 1530 Riverside Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524 or call 970-824-2425.

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