May 21, 1927 ~ March 15, 2000
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.