Longtime Hayden resident Bill Doolin died Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Grand Junction at the Veteran's Hospital after a brief illness.
Bill was born to Lamont and Lucille Kendall-Doolin on March 12, 1934, in Baggs, Wyo.
He moved to Rawlins, Wyo., with his family and then moved on to Routt County, where he attended Dunston School and lived at the Motherwell Ranch with his aunt and uncle Bill and May Kendall. He then moved to Hayden with his family, where he met and married Betty Jo Simpson on March 16,1955.
Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and drives with his dog Peppy, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family.
His parents, Monty and Lucy Doolin, and brother Donald Doolin precede him in death.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Doolin; his sister, Shirley (Bill) Murphy; his brothers, Norman (Karen) Doolin, Dean (Iris) Doolin; his sons, Billy L. Doolin, David B. Doolin and Douglas D. (Ann) Doolin; his daughters, Alice L. Doolin and Beverly J. (Skip) Kostur. He is leaving behind 13 grandchildren, Lucus Scott, Sarah Scott, Justine Bador, Justin Doolin, Wesley Doolin, Michael Doolin, Brittany Doolin, Jake Doolin, Lacey Doolin, Ashlee Doolin, Kurtis Kostur, Kyle Kosture and Kory Kosture, and two great-grand children, Sierra Scott and Chace Marshall.
Bill was loved by all and will be missed dearly.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Hayden Cemetery. Officiating was Janet Babish, and special music "Grandpa" (Tell me 'bout the good old days) was played. Pallbearers were Kurtis Kostur, Kyle Kostur, Korey Kostur, Justin Doolin, Wesley Doolin, Mike Doolin, Jake Doolin and Lucus Scott. Honorary pallbearers were Chencho Salazar, Gordon Dowling and Robert Kendall. Military Honors were performed by the Hayden American Legion. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.