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Dallas Ray Hoffman, Sr.

September 16, 1932 — July 13, 2022

Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather Dallas Ray Hoffman Sr.’s, love of life did not come to an end with his death. He passed away peacefully in his home in Montrose, CO on July 13th at the age of 89 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones near and far, who will continue to honor his legacy and example by living their lives so “there are no empty chairs” in Heaven.

Master Sgt Dallas R. Hoffman Sr., was born on September 16, 1932 in Idaho Falls, ID to James & Ruby Kinghorn and later adopted at the age of 18 months by Clarence & Ida Hoffman. He enlisted in the National Guard in at the age of 16. He served in the Korean & Vietnam wars with the courage of knowing that the armor of our Heavenly Father would protect him and let him return with honor to his family and friends. He retired in 1980 after serving for almost 30 years and moved to Mesa, AZ where he and his wife owned a pest control business. He then retired in 2005 and made one last move to Montrose, CO. Dallas enjoyed fishing and the beautiful mountains of CO along with many friends and family. He loved woodworking and also building models of military vehicles. He found joy in “just living.”  He touched whomever he came in contact with.  His humor was what he lived by and was contagious to everyone. Dallas was an outstanding member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has served valiantly in all of his callings.

Dallas is survived by his wife, Eleanor of 65 years. They were blessed with 5 children: Dallas Jr, Jolene Wilson (Daniel), James C (Rebecca), Russell D (Lorene) & Terri Lynn Galvan (Valentin). and 4 girls from Dallas’s first marriage: Sherri Lynn, Kristi, Karen, Leisa. His posterity includes; 26 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren with one on the way.

Services will be held on July 21st at the LDS church on Hillcrest at: 11:00 am with the viewing at: 10:00 am. He will be laid to rest with full military honors immediately after at Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Crippin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 970-249-2121

The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to all who were involved with his care in the last days.  In lieu of flowers a donation to Hope West would be greatly appreciated. Their skilled & tender care brought peace to the family.

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