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Dolores Stauffer Obituary (1934 – 2020) – Butte, MT

Dolores Haller Stauffer, 85

September 8, 1934 – November 17, 2020

Dolores Haller Stauffer handed absent November 17, 2020, in Loveland, CO. Her husband, Jim Stauffer, and oldest daughter, Margie Haller, ended up by her side in her last hours.

Dolores was born September 8, 1934, Brighton, IL, to Ruby and Dewland Dunnagan. She spent her youth in Wooden River, IL, and summers “Between the Rivers” in the vicinity of Cadiz, KY, with her brother Fred and prolonged family. She and William F. Haller satisfied in Illinois. Their first date was on February 13, 1954, and 9 months later, on November 28, they married in Butte at the Initially Presbyterian Church. They invested most of their 38-12 months relationship in Butte, wherever they elevated their seven beloved little ones. 8 many years just after Bill’s death in 1992, Dolores ordered a motor residence and drove south to the warmth and way of life of Arizona. Shortly, she married Bob Jackson (2001), and jaunted through AZ in her motor house until his dying in 2004. Not a person to permit life pass her by, in 2017 at age 84, she happily married an additional Arizona transplant, her lengthy-time good friend, Jim Stauffer.

In Butte, Dolores joined the Initial Presbyterian Church and embraced its teachings and group. She served as a Deacon, taught Sunday College and Summer time Bible Camp, volunteered at luncheons, dinners, and Espresso Hour, sung in the choir, and was active in its Circle groups for quite a few several years. At some point, she worked as a bookkeeper for the church. Dolores was a member of PEO, Chapter AC, and held places of work with the area and point out corporations. In AZ, she transferred to Chapter BP, and when in Casa Grande was honored as a 50-calendar year member of PEO. In Butte, she volunteered for numerous neighborhood, youth, and faculty things to do, normally finding ready volunteers to assistance in her have family members.

People who realized Dolores, or ‘D’, will recall her as bright and spontaneous, and as a person who cherished a new experience. The passions she carried via the a long time were being art, literature, and tunes. She understood the names of most wildflowers and birds, liked apricots heat from the tree, enjoyed tenting, fishing and mountaineering. Montana thunderstorms have been an situation to get the youngsters on the couch and marvel at the throaty rumbles, lighting claps and grey clouds prancing throughout the sky. British videos were her go-to demonstrates and an Agatha Christie guide by no means went unread. Overlook Marple was her all-time preferred guide character. When a new Jane Marple aired all through her final 7 days at household, she was delighted. Like usually, she solved the thriller just before Skip Marple revealed the culprit.

Dolores loved traveling. She journeyed all through the United States and visited Spain, Greece, Germany, Ecuador, Peru, China, Australia, Turks and Caicos Islands. When she returned, she entertained relatives and mates with tales of a trip on prime of a boxcar in the Andes, a mugging in Spain, and her refusal of a marriage proposal by a fellow traveler in London.

Her overseas journeys ended up a little section of her journey expertise. Every single year she drove her motorhome to take a look at every single of her kids and 18 grandchildren, spending most summers with her family in Montana. She stopped at appealing locations along her western US route, but, largely, she drove to reconnect with just about every of her kids, their spouses and her cherished grandchildren. She used time with all of them, experienced adventures with the grandkids, and served out as essential. Her family members was crucial to her she loved each member of her immediate and prolonged household as a exceptional and exclusive person. She is skipped by all of us who understood and loved her.

Partner: James Stauffer Little ones: Margie Haller, Lorrie Haller Gates, Suzanne Haller (Hans Fairchild), Joanne Swisher (Mike), Monthly bill Haller (Jackie), Carl Haller (Denise Neilsen), Keith Haller

Grandchildren: Donald, Charlie, Emma van Steenwyk Jessie Gates Brock (Brian), Dustin Gates (Kellie) Joseph, Kris Fairchild Nate (Kasey), Michael, Mathew (Heidi) Swisher, Sadie Swisher Pavicevic (Nash)

Amanda (Joe) Haller-Doris, Ashleigh (Shane) Wanner Bradley, Shane, and Kaitlyn Haller Shalyn and Abby Haller Greats: Wyatt and Charlotte Swisher, Vega Gates, Aubrey Swisher Sister-in-Legal guidelines: Darlene, Leslie, Lynne and various nieces and nephews Very good Pal for 66 many years: Mary Gregg.

We will skip people who desire to rejoice Dolores’ lifestyle with us, but to safeguard our loved kinds who are far more susceptible to Covid, we are requesting that only family members go to. People attending, remember to put on masks and social length.

Memorials can be created to St Jude’s Hospital or Initially Presbyterian Church, Butte, MT.

Released by The Montana Conventional on Jul. 11, 2021.