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Vanita C. HindeSeptember 14, 1926 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 91)
Vanita C. Hinde of Haxtun, Co. died peacefully in her sleep on the
morning of November 10, 2017, while a patient in the Haxtun Hospital,
Vanita Cooper Hinde was born September 14, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas to
Valton Anderson Cooper and Bessie Truett (Oxford) Cooper. She was the second
of seven children. Her siblings are Dorothy, Valton Ray, Marcellene, Beulah,
Hassie Lee, and Truett.
Vanita was preceeded in death by her husband Eldon, her parents, one sister
Beulah, and one brother Truett.
Vanita met her future husband, Eldon D. Hinde, while working at a Rexall Drug
Store in Midland, TX, during World War II. She later worked at the military base
there as a turret lathe operator.
Vanita and Eldon were married in Midland, Texas, on December 1, 1943.
Eldon was in the US Army Air Force stationed at Midland Army Air Base and was later
transferred to Wendover Bombing and Gunnery Range, Wendover, Utah.
Eldon and Vanita left Midland, TX, after the war to go back to Haxtun, CO., just a
few months after the birth of their first son, Duane. They made their home on a
little farm south of Dailey and then Gerald joined the family in August 1948.
In August of 1952 they moved to Haxtun where they made their home on South
Eldon was a mechanic downtown and later sold the downtown shop and built
a new facility at the S. Lincoln address. Vanita was the proverbial housewife
During her life in Haxtun, Vanita at one time sold silverware, worked at the A&F
Grocery on Main Street, sold Fuller Brush products, and worked at Haxtun Super.
Her favorite pastimes were crossword puzzles, and playing freecell and solitaire
on the computer.
Surviving her are her two sons, Duane, of the home, and Gerald, of Washburn,
Missouri. Also are five grandchildren, Kimberly, Kari, Melissa, Jared, and Amanda,
and several great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Berean Bible Church in Haxtun, Colorado. Jeremy Woodhouse officiated the service and Baucke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.