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May 10, 1931 ” February 17, 2004

William Victor Parker died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 72.

He was born May 10, 1931, in Silt.



He spent his childhood on East Divide Creek. He graduated from Rifle High School, where he played football.

During his teens and 20s, Bill worked at local ranches and was a meat cutter. After his father’s death, Bill took his route as a school bus driver.



He married Kathleen Thomas July 19, 1953. Shortly after that he served in the Army as a driver for officers while stationed in Germany.

Upon completion of his tour, he returned to his home in Meeker, where he ranched.

He is survived by his son, Victor and his wife, of Meeker; a daughter, Jacqueline Galinet, and husband, of Eckert; brothers Doug of Fruita and David of Littleton; a sister, Lynnora Carrol, of Kamiak, Idaho; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include Rose Amick, caretaker and special friend; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, son Evan and sister Helen.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held in Meeker.

The family requests that those who wish to contribute may do so to the Leukemia and Lymphonic Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave., Suite LL, Denver, CO 80227, in the names of his son and his sister, both victims of leukemia.

January 24, 1928 ” February 19, 2004

Elizabeth Ann Hoghaug of Glenwood Springs died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004. She was 76.

Viewing will be from 1-4 p.m. today at Fairmount Mortuary in Denver.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village.

She was born Elizabeth Ann Johnson on Jan. 24, 1928, in Fargo, N.D., to Ragna (Gran) and John Peter Johnson. She spent her childhood in North Dakota.

After graduating from North Dakota State University, she worked as a home economics teacher in Grand Forks, N.D., and as a home economist for Quaker Oats in Chicago.

She married Robert G. Hoghaug Feb. 22, 1957, and the couple moved to Denver. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2002.

Mrs. Hoghaug had a lifelong passion for travel and music. She was an enthusiastic participant in her church. She was also a member of Norsemen of the Rockies, Alpha Gamma Delta and the Harmomics, a PTA mother’s chorus. She was preceded in death by sisters Dorothea Sallee and Jeanette Madsen; by a brother, Gordon Johnson; by a daughter, Kay Ellen Hoghaug; and by a granddaughter, Margo Elizabeth Troyer.

Mrs. Hoghaug is survived by daughters Ann Hoghaug and her fiance Mark Batmale of Glenwood Springs, Jane and her husband Matt Troyer of Colorado Springs, and Mary Hoghaug of Union, Ky.; by a son, John Hoghaug of Aurora; and by grandchildren Ivy Durand of Glenwood Springs, and Robert and Katherine Troyer of Colorado Springs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113.


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