William R. Haines, 75, passed away Nov. 5, 2011. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Esther Haines; sons, Bill Haines, Scott Haines, Russell Hodgson and Kevin Hodgson; grandson, Dillon Hodgson; sisters, Lois Froebel and Elsie Johnson; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. William was born to Joseph and Phoebe Haines on Dec. 23, 1935, in Harvey, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After 28 years of service, William retired from the Denver Public Schools as a PE teacher, teaching mainly at Bradley Elementary. He was an active member of Sonrise Methodist Church where he served as trustee. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2011, at Sonrise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, with Pastor Dave York officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Centro de Los Pobres, P.O. Box 304, Avondale, CO 81022. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Scott and Bill,

    We are very sorry for your loss. You are both cherished friends and please let us know of anything we can do to be of comfort.

    Mike & Joni

  2. Bill and Scott,
    Just want to let you know how much we share in your memories of your father. As you know, we all spent a lot of time together as you, Kelly and Jeff were growing up. Bill to this day comes to memory as we remember so many fun times. There always seemed to be somthing going on whether it was sports, family activities and in-depth conversations. Jeff and Kelly still talk about the neighborhood 4th of July at your house and how Bill helped them to learn to ski being pushed along between his legs. As for us, I don’t know if I ever started a project without thinking how would he do it. I was one of his best pupils, and Pat always felt safer if he determined it was OK.
    We all will miss a great person in our lives but certainly will always cherish the times we spent with him. Best to you both, you have always had a great roll model.

  3. Scott,

    We were very sad to hear of the passing of your father. Dad’s are very special people.

    Peggy & Dan

  4. Scott,
    I was so sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I know how much you loved him, and how much he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Scott,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your dad.
    Robbie and Pam

  6. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Esther. We have so many fond memories of you and Bill from our days on the Board at the Buffalo. We were shocked to the notice in the Denver Post. Mike “Spike” and Diane Michael

  7. Esther, Please accept our sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. The few years we have known the two of you have been a blessing in our lives. We will miss his humor for any situation, and willingness to help anyone needing it. His smiling face will remain in our hearts always. I remember our first Thanksgiving in Colorado at your home, we felt so welcomed. Our friendship will live on through you in the years to come. Our Love to you, Laurie & Morrie

  8. Bill was one of the nicest men I had ever met. He always had a smile on his face and was always kind. My son Dillon was so lucky to have had him as a Grand Pa. Dillon loved his Grand Pa Bill and he will be missed very much. My love and prayers got out to Bill’s family.

  9. He was a wonderful, easy to know person. Always ready with a smile, a kind word, and very caring. He will be missed. With sympathy, Mo and Steve

  10. We mark Bill’s passing with great sadness for the years of our friendship were all too few. He met every obligation of life with humor and grace, and having him for a friend made us all better people. He left the world better than he found it and we shall not see his likes again.

  11. I am sorry to hear of Mr. Haines passing. I still remember him as a funny man at the Summer 4th of July get togethers. Please know that your family are in our thoughts.

    Kind Regards,

    Michael Murphy

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