Jerome D. "Don" Haskell
Jerome Donald “Don” Haskell, 84, died June 16, 2008, at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash.
Mr. Haskell was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Fort Morgan, to Jerome Shaw and Maud Everett Long Haskell. He was raised on the family farm in Wray, and attended most of his school years in the Fort Morgan/Wray area. His family moved to Denver in his late teens, and he graduated from East High School in Denver.
Following his World War II service in the U.S. Navy, he managed Emerald Valley Ranch for several years before joining the Ironworkers Union.
He married Rose Marie Major in May 1943, in Denver. She died in 1975.
He married Sara “Sally” Spencer Malgeri in January 1977, in Colorado Springs. She died in 2001.
Don loved working on the tallest structures ” he was never afraid of falling. He was proud of the four children he and Rose Marie raised, and enjoyed Sally’s five adult children. Residing for years with Sally in Texas and Glenwood Springs, their last years were spent in Washington.
Survivors include daughters Laurie Richardson of Waitsburg, Wash., and Jeri Haskell of Homer, Alaska; son Charles Haskell of Ontario, Canada; daughter-in-law Antonia Haskell of Glenwood Springs; stepchildren Beth, Sue, Sara and Seth Malgeri; sister Elnora Price of Richfield, Idaho; eleven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters Vera and Ruth; and his oldest son, Donald J. Haskell.
A memorial service will be held in New Castle at a later date. His grandson, Pastor Jason Haskell of Craig, will officiate at the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt in Walla Walla.
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