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Harold Hargreaves - June 18, 2009


Harold Arthur Hargreaves, 87, died peacefully in his bed on June 18, 2009.

Harold was born April 26, 1922 to John Henry Hargreaves and Arpy Bone in Holyoke. He had two brothers, Charles and Raymond who preceded him in death.

Harold attended the University of Colorado before enlisting in the Army; serving in Germany. Upon his discharge from the Army, he completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Denver.

In 1949, he met and married Betty Tate. Harold and Betty moved to Lincoln, Neb. with their children, Jeff and Susan, where he attended the University of Nebraska Dental School. After graduation he first practiced in Alliance, Neb. before returning to Colorado where his dental practice was in Littleton.

Harold and Betty were active at Bear Creek Presbyterian Church. After Harold retired, they moved to Fort Collins and joined Faith Evangelical Free Church. Harold and Betty enjoyed 51 years of camping, fishing and extensive traveling together before her death in 2001. Harold also enjoyed wood carving and being involved with the Lions Club.

He is survived by his son Jeff Hargreaves of Denver; daughter Susan and her husband David Miller of Fort Collins; grandchildren Brett Butterfield, Jeff Hargreaves Jr., Keith Hargreaves¸ Bonnie Miller Vezain and Ame Miller Muniz; and great-grandchildren Ethan and Kaitlynn Hargreaves, Benicio Muniz and Layla Butterfield.

Funeral service was held Saturday, June 27 at Allnutt Drake Chapel in Fort Collins. Interment was at Resthaven Memory Gardens, followed by a reception in the Allnutt Drake Reception Center.

Donations may be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Pathways Hospice of Fort Collins, c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Visit www.allnutt.com to view Harold’s online obituary, sign the family guest book and send condolences.