Harold David Fieth | PostIndependent.com

Harold David Fieth

Harold David Fieth, formerly of Glenwood Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at the home of his stepson in Wichita, Kan. He was 77.

He was born April 3, 1925, in Higginsville, Kan., to Genevive B. Hagerty and Richard E. Fieth.

He served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator from April 11, 1944, to April 21, 1946.

Mr. Fieth married Jacqueline Paul on Aug. 17, 1956, in Dodge City, Kan. They lived in Colorado Springs, and then moved to Vienna, Va., in 1974.

Mr. Fieth worked as an electrical engineer for the Rural Electrification Administration for 35 years. After his retirement, the Fieths moved to Glenwood Springs in 1988 and to Grand Junction in 1998.

He was an active volunteer throughout his life. In Glenwood Springs, he volunteered for LIFT-UP, Meals on Wheels, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department and Valley View Hospital.

In 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Fieth were honored with the Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award.

Mr. Fieth was a lifelong gardener and skier.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline Fieth of Wichita, Kan.; by sons and daughters-in-law David and Moria Fieth of Maple Valley, Wash., and Lester and Pharaby Slaughter of Wichita, Kan.; by daughters and sons-in-law Janet and Robert Mills of Arlington, Va., Judy and Michael Fieth of Locustville, Va., and Linda Fieth and Mark Hatch of Glenwood Springs; by a sister, Shirley Bass of Florida; and by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, in Wichita, Kan.

Memorial donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or to LIFT-UP of Garfield County, 601 21st St., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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