Lois Ann Hill McCollum
Lois Ann Hill McCollum, 83, died on May 23, 2015, at her home in Glenwood Springs, CO, after an extended illness. She leaves her husband of 59 years, Oscar D. McCollum, Jr., and two sons, Duncan O. McCollum (Sally) of Lakewood, CO, and Peter L. McCollum (Masumi) of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was a devoted wife and mother and revelled in their congenial and interesting married life.
She was born in Washington, D.C., and lived in that area until her marriage. A daughter of Lloyd and Elisabeth (Sheehy) Hill, she graduated from the College of Wooster, in Ohio, and soon started working for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she met her future husband, and retired soon after.
Her life was one of service to others. In the Washington area she volunteered at the Presbyterian Home for elderly persons, at the St. Elizabeth hospital for mentally ill persons, taught non-English speakers to speak English, and assisted the organist at the Western Presbyterian Church.
Shortly after she and Oscar were married they spent four years in the Far East and visited Japan several times.
When they retired and moved to Marble, CO, in 1976 she continued service to society. She was Marble Town Clerk and Treasurer for ten years and left the town government when expected to run a special election to recall her husband as Mayor. Serving as secretary of the Marble Church she concentrated her efforts on recruiting visiting Ministers for each Sunday and singing in the choir. In 1989 they moved from Marble to Glenwood Springs, and she continued her interest in service as a volunteer and archivist for the Frontier Historical Society, becoming a local expert on Doc Holliday.
She joined the Daughters of the American Revolution as a girl, and continued serving that organization all her life, as Regent of the local Richard Sopris Chapter, and interest in the State and National Associations.
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