Clarence Hurt Obituary

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Clarence Hurt

November 2, 1919 - August 6, 2013
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Clarence "Carroll" Hurt (1919-2013), 93, passed away on August 6th, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Betty "Pat" Hurt; children Robert "Bob" Hurt and Pati "Sue" Jacobsen (Hurt), and her husband Wayne; his grandchildren Mick Jacobsen and Tara Fick (Jacobsen), and her husband Jason; his great-grandson Johnathon Jacobsen; and his dog Snoopy. He was known by many names, "Honey", "Daddy", "Grandpa", "Great-Grandpa", but never "Clarence". He preferred Carroll for an old-fashioned reason. But, whatever you called him he was almost always "Like hair on a frog... fine." He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell the stories of his life....
Clarence "Carroll" Hurt (1919-2013), 93, passed away on August 6th, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Betty "Pat" Hurt; children Robert "Bob" Hurt and Pati "Sue" Jacobsen (Hurt), and her husband Wayne; his grandchildren Mick Jacobsen and Tara Fick (Jacobsen), and her husband Jason; his great-grandson Johnathon Jacobsen; and his dog Snoopy.

He was known by many names, "Honey", "Daddy", "Grandpa", "Great-Grandpa", but never "Clarence". He preferred Carroll for an old-fashioned reason. But, whatever you called him he was almost always "Like hair on a frog... fine."

He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell the stories of his life. Sure we heard them all a thousand times, but we would give anything to hear them a thousand more. Those stories taught us... That his father was an FBI agent with an amazing career. That he left home at 15 to work on a ranch; he was on his own from then until he met his future wife Betty, whom he always called Pat; they spent the next 70+ years together. That he joined the Army Cavalry at 17, but they disbanded it soon after and he transferred to the Army Air Guard. Since he bounced around to a few bases, his wife was finally able to leave Colorado in order to visit him; he did so much physical training at one base that, when he was challenged to do so, he was able to one arm dead-lift a 50 caliber rifle, to the amazement of his Sargent. He advanced so quickly that his wife couldn't keep up with sewing his new ranks on his uniforms. That he spent a majority of his working life as a Boner at a packing plant. He ended his time there as a shift supervisor, where he never "officially" lost a knife, thanks to the owner's wife. He came in early and left late, and never missed a day of work. The owners loved him and wanted to keep him around when the moved, but he decided to retire instead. That, even after he retired, he wouldn't stop working and worked as a greeter at the local emission testing station for a few years. He had several stories about his time there, such as giving the owner a hard time, the people he met and the cars he would see there. That he was great with dogs and could train them to be very obedient; he once put Gypsy on stay and she didn't move for 4 hours! That he loved to fish, smoke cigars, collect monkey figures, carve wooden figures and, most importantly, garden; his roses and tomatoes were amazing to behold, he truly had a green thumb. Even when his sight was all but lost, he still carved and gardened, as best he could.

Some might call him stubborn, and rightly so. But, his "stubbornness" kept him going. He rarely complained of his pains, and never spent a night in a hospital until he was in his nineties; he was quite proud of that fact. He enjoyed taking long walks, for as long as he was able. He preferred to do things for himself, even when he shouldn't have, but was always quick to give thanks when others helped him.

He was a loving and caring man. He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed. The father of our family and a friend to everyone he knew. We love you, Honey, Daddy, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa... Carroll.
Viewing will be held at 9:00am Wednesday August 14th. Funeral services will follow at 10:00am. Both will be at Olinger Moore Howard Chapel 4345 W. 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212, with graveside services at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 11:30am.

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