Hazen Whittaker passed away at age 77 on November 1, 2022, surrounded by loved ones at home in Loveland, Colorado.
Hazen was born on November 29, 1944, in Denver. Just out of high school, Hazen was drafted in the Army, where he was an infantry medic in Korea and Vietnam. Once he left the military, he began a profession as a carpenter and was known to be an adept woodworker. After he retired, Hazen enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing with his grandchildren. Hazen was member of the Marine Corps League Royal Gorge Branch and was a member of the Elks Club. He was a cherished friend, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. Hazen was overheard many times stating that Sues was the love of his life and his best friend.
Hazen was a lover of animals and liked to read Westerns. He was a lifelong Trekkie.
Hazen is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Sue) Whittaker; his daughters, Marie and Shannon; son, Bradley; and his two loving pups, Welby and Xina. Hazen is blessed with many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Flora Hale and Kenneth Hazen Whittaker; his sisters: Charlene, Patty, and Gwen; and his son, Staff Sergeant Hazen Whittaker Jr.
A celebration of life will be held at Holt Mortuary in Canon City on Friday, November 11 at 10 AM, followed by a graveside service at Mountain Vale Cemetery at noon. There will be a reception to follow at Wilson Funeral Home in Canon City. The family asks that donations be sent to the Fremont County Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
“A life is like a garden, perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.”—Leonard Nimoy