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Philip Ray Hultquist, 83, longtime area resident, passed away January 29, 2010 at his home in Ft. Morgan. He was born February 19, 1926 in Laird, Colorado to Arthur E. and Helen A. Hultquist. Phil attended school at Laird, Colorado and graduated in 1944 from Laird High School. Following graduation and his 18th birthday he volunteered to serve in the United States Army during WWII. Following basic training at Camp Hood, Texas he went to Glasgow, Scotland on the Queen Elizabeth. They traveled by train to Southampton, England and crossed the English channel to Le Havre, France to join the 3rd Infantry Division and continued on to the final days of WWII at Salzburg, Austria. He returned to the USA and was honorably discharged in 1946 at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. He returned to Northeastern, Colorado and married Fern Johnston on June 27, 1948 in Akron, Colorado.
Phil enjoyed fishing and telling stories. He loved his family and friends and was greatly loved in return. In his later years he garnered a great interest in genealogy.
Phil is survived by Fern, his wife of 62 years and their children Phyllis Berryhill, Gregg Hultquist and Kay Jarman, seven grandchildren, Tammy Hardy and husband Gregg, Gregory Hultquist, Bret Berryhill and wife Rebecca, Brian Berryhill and wife Jennifer, Jennifer Pagano and husband Major Colonel Tom, USAF, Scott Jarman and Tyler Jarman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Carl Hultquist and his sister Jean Anderson.
A Celebration of His Life will be held at the First Christian Church in Ft. Morgan, 225 Bijou, on February 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM for family, friends and the public. Cremation has taken place. The ashes will be buried in Wray, Colorado at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the First Christian Church or in Phil’s name to the charity of one’s choice in care of the Heer & Dahl Mortuary at 225 E. Platte Ave., Ft. Morgan, Colorado 80701. The Heer & Dahl Mortuary & Crematory in Ft. Morgan is in charge of the arrangements.
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