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 John Henry Hunter

John Henry Hunter

McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 1 Apr 2015 (aged 91)
Florence, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Burial Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 100004026 · View Source
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Paternal grandparents: James Alex and Rose Etta (Rowe) Hunter

John Henry Hunter, 91, of Buena Vista died April 1, 2015, at Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home in Florence.

He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in McIntosh County, Okla., to Richard and Lessie Hunter.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He and his wife of 64 years, Norma, started their family in California, where he was the field manager for large agricultural farms.

In 1960 they moved to Buena Vista, and Mr. Hunter went to work at Climax Mine. He had a dangerous job as a “hang-up timberman.” He was promoted to a foreman and retired after 22 years of employment.

Mr. Hunter was a past post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed fishing with his buddies, visiting the local restaurants, where he made friends with all who served him, and spending time with his family.

He was known for his large vegetable garden that he tended with his neighborhood friends.

He enjoyed spending time with and spoiling his 10 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hunter was preceded in death by his wife; parents; infant sister; five brothers; and infant great-grandson, Seth Hunter.

Survivors include his four children, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. April 4, 2015, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista, with a reception following at VFW Post 1166.

In memory of Mr. Hunter, the family asks that friends remember to thank and honor our veterans.

Arrangements were with All Veterans Funeral and Cremation of Colorado Springs.
(Used with permission from Chaffee County names removed per FAG suggestions...thanks to Debbie J. (#47977117) and Ricky Hunter (#49215810) for their input.)

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  • Created by: Eva Pippin Flowers
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100004026
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Hunter (6 Feb 1924–1 Apr 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100004026, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Eva Pippin Flowers (contributor 47244686) .