Funeral services for Marie Hoover will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado. Pastor Kathy Leathers will officiate. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.
Marie Hoover was born in Lindsay, Oklahoma on May 26, 1926to Curtis and Flossie Lane. Marie passed away peacefully at Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, Colorado on December 5, 2021 with her niece, DeAnn Parker by her side.
Marie grew up in Lindsay, Oklahoma and married Berney Gail Hoover in February 1944. They moved to Holly, Colorado in 1944. Marie decided to go back to school and obtained her high school diploma graduating with the Holly Wildcats class of 1965. Gail and Marie were married for 67 years until his death in October of 2011. Gail and Marie were blessed with three children: Donald Gail Hoover born August 16, 1944, Robert Ray Hoover born August 16, 1946 and Kenneth Rex Hoover born May 21, 1952. They also had two beloved granddaughters, Jeri Lynn (Hoover) Deatherage and Jenifer Lee (Hoover) Barnett.
Marie spent her life enjoying their beautiful yard and bountiful gardens year after year. She drove a school bus for a period of time and also worked at Gateway Downs taking entries on the horses. She loved to craft and sew and was active with theVFW and the Holly United Methodist Church including helping with fair dinners.
Marie is survived by her son, Donald Gail Hoover; brother, Ray Lane; sister, Barbara Thompson; nieces and nephews, Rod(Keo) Thompson, Ronald Thompson, DeAnn (Bob) Parker, Rhonda Collett, Tamara (Rick) Stubblefield, and Kaona (Terry)Mixon; numerous great grandchildren and great nieces/nephewswho were very much loved; many other relatives and lifelong friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Flossie Lane; husband, Gail Hoover; sons, Robert Ray and Kenneth Rex; and numerous in-laws including her beloved brother-in-law, Jeffie Jr. Hoover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Methodist Church, Holly Fire and Ambulance, or the charity of donor’s choice in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, Colorado, 81052. To leave online condolences please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.
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A Memorial Service for Dale Simmons will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Hartman School Gymnasium in Hartman, Colorado,with Pastor Jason Kirkpatrick officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Hartman Cemetery. Per Dale’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.
Dale Lee Simmons passed away on July 30, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 81. He was born on February 23, 1941, in Pratt, Kansas, to John and Theda (Carr) Simmons.
Dale grew up in Pratt, Kansas until he was seven years old. The family then moved to Hartman, Colorado,where he played basketball for the Hartman Bears. Dale graduated with the class of 1959, the last class to graduate from Hartman. He was united in marriage to Frances Leah Dennis on August 30, 1959. To this union, four children were born.
When Dale was only seven years old, he began driving a tractor. After his father’s death, Dale took over the family farm at the age of 15. He farmed until partially retiring in 2017. Dale continued to swath hay and operate a grain cart until his passing. Dale served on the Fire and Ambulance Board, Hartman Town Council, and as mayor for several years.
Dale is survived by his wife, Frances Simmons of the home; four children, Denise (Bob) Fazzino of Canon City, Colorado, Dennis (Jackie) Simmons of Hartman, Colorado, Dean (Jessie) Simmons of Hartman, Colorado, and Donna (David) Woodward of Port Orchard, Washington; eight grandchildren, Melissa Swope Woodward, Jeremy (Lindsey) Woodward, Dustin (Grace) Simmons, Kayla (Jason) Kirkpatrick, Dawn (Sean) Kelley, Sean (Krissy) Woodward, Gayle (Clay) Tatum, and Erin (Burley) Jerina; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Mary Rita) Simmons of Lamar, Colorado; sister, Ginger (Andy) Pittman of Arkansas; many other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Cook; and stepfather, Herschel Melton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Fire and Ambulance or the Town of Hartman in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, Colorado 81052. To leave online condolences, please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.
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