William V. Whalin: 1930-2004

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Former Meeker resident William V. Whalin, 74, of Denver died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center in Denver after an extended battle with throat cancer.

William V. Whalin was born March 16, 1930, in Meeker, the son of Walter and Inez (Ely) Whalin. He attended Meeker schools and graduated with the Rio Blanco County High School Class of 1948. On Dec. 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Evelyn "Lynn" Pyle at the Meeker United Methodist Church. Lynn survives in the family home.

For 36 years, Mr. Whalin worked as a bituminous materials engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He retired from CDOT in 1984. He and Lynn were Denver residents since 1970.

In addition to Lynn, his wife of nearly 54 years, Bill is survived by one son, Mark, of Walsenburg, grandchildren Laura, Thomas and Michael; and two sisters, Ruth Console of Meeker and Doris Console of Deming, N.M.

His parents, brothers George and Wilbur, and sisters Ethelyn, Virginia and Jean preceded him in death.

As a member of the living bank, Bill has donated his body to the Colorado State Anatomical Board. Cremation will follow. Bill will, however, be forever memorialized in the Whalin family plot at the Highland Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to either Hospice of Metro Denver or the American Cancer Society through Cochran Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 1048, Meeker.

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