May 21, 1927 ~ March 15, 2000

Born in: New York, New York,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

William A. Hammond, 72, passed away on March 15, 2000, at home, surrounded by family. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Hammond; children, Leslie (Bill) Barnes of Pueblo, Stephen (Renay) Hammond of Pueblo and Theresa (Bill) Dickey of Littleton; grandchildren, Brittney Myers, Lynsi Myers, Stevee Ann Hammond, Taner Hammond, Caitlin Barnes, Tyler Barnes, Ryan Barnes, Jessica Dickey and Scott Dickey. Bill was born May 21, 1927, in New York City and was raised in the Bronx. He attended Catholic School for 12 years, graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School. He joined the Navy in August 1945 and remained a member of the Naval Reserve until August 1954. He enrolled at Hunter College in New York City in 1948 and in 1949 transferred to University of Denver. He was a member of the Alpha Nu Fraternity and served as president. During his senior year of college, he was called back into service during the Korean War. Bill returned to finish his degree at University of Denver where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in August of 1954. He continued his education and received a MBA in August of 1955 from DU. Bill married Dorothy Morris on January 26, 1957. Bill began his 30 year teaching career at Pueblo Junior College and continued at SCSC, which later became the University of Southern Colorado. Throughout his tenure he held various posts, including Dean of the School of Business. In 1987, he was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member from USC. He retired in 1987 to enjoy his hobbies of reading, golf and travel. He truly enjoyed the Thursday golf group with the guys at City Park Golf Course. He also enjoyed many years as a member of the Minnequa Club, serving on the board for several years. Bill was also a member of Eagles Lodge No. 145. He was a charter member of the Progress for Pueblo committee which was started to entice new business to Pueblo, which later became PEDCO. Bill also served on the United Way board for a number of years. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private interment will be held prior to the memorial service at Roselawn Cemetery. The memorial service will be held 11:00 A. M. Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Reverend Ron McPheeters officiating. Following the service, the Family will greet friends and relatives at 12 Dartmouth. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the USC Foundation - Golf Scholarship, C/O Kathy McCue, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001.

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  1. To Bills Family:
    I am ceratinly aware how much you all have been through. We have had many good times together and will always cherish them. Keep happy and live again Dorthy Mae. You deserve it. Love to all Suds

  2. Dorothy-Mae and Family. It is with all my heart that I wish you my sincerest, deepest condolences.I will truly miss and cherish the times I had with Uncle Bill. I will truly miss him. May he rest in peace in the most wonderful place in the universe – Heaven. If you need ANYTHING at all, please don’t hesitate to call. I’m thinking of ALL of you, and hope that we can spend more time together.

  3. Dorothy and family: I was so sorry to hear about Bill. Rich emailed me this morning, so that’s how I found out. You were fortunate to have had him in your life for so many years. My family and I send our sympathies and prayers to you and your family. Love, Lila, Rhonda and Troy, Scott and Becky and Jeff.

  4. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BILL. WE WISH WE COULD HAVE VISITED YOU LAST SUMMER, BUT WE MADE SUCH A QUICK TRIP TO DENVER, NOW I AM SORRY WE DID NOT MAKE THE TIME. THE KIDS AND US HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THE TIME WE WERE ABLE TO VISIT YOU AT YOUR HOME. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME.
    LOVE BETTY AND FRANNY

  5. Dorothy and family,
    Our deepest sorrows for your loss. He had a great life and I can only hope to be as successful and happy as Bill. If you need anything please let us know. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Scott and Becky

  6. Dorothy and Family,
    Our deepest sorrows for your loss. I’m so grateful to have talked to him in January.
    Bill had a great influence on my life. He took an interest in me when I was a young student at Pueblo College. He cared about people and I owe a lot to him for my success in life. We shall miss him dearly.
    Please let us know if there is anything you need, and we hope you will continue to stay in touch.
    Love,
    Dick and Peggy

  7. Dorothy and Family – Our deepest condolences for your loss. Please know that we are thinking & praying for you. Troy, Rhonda, Toby and Tate Carda

  8. To Dorothy and Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. We will always remember Bill as that bright young face who gave Steve his first teaching opportunity at SCSC. He often mentions the Thursday golf group and it is one of his fondest memories.

    Warmly,

    Steve and Mary Teglovic

  9. So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love,

    Melvin and Harriet and Family

  10. Dorothy you are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. So sorry we could not be there with you. Ivan & Erika

  11. Aunt Dorothy, So sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. Our family’s thoughts are with you. Bill, Pam, Joshua, David, & Samantha

  12. Dear Aunt Dorothy & family,
    We were sadden to hear of your recent loss. Our sincere condolences go out to you and the family. God strengthen you with his love and mercy. Love, Fred&Liz

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