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Morris Dale Hostetter

January 1, 1930 October 21, 2016
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Morris Dale Hostetter of Littleton, Colorado died peacefully at the Denver Hospice at Lowry on October 21, 2016, at the age of 86.

Morris was born on New Years Day 1930 in Herington, Kansas. His parents, Abram and Franc Hostetter, were school teachers in Hope, Kansas. The family moved to Manhattan, Kansas shortly after Morris was born. His father became a professor in the industrial engineering department of Kansas State University and his mother was a piano teacher.
Morris graduated from Manhattan High School in 1947. He attended Kansas State University where he received bachelor’s degrees in journalism (1951) and business administration (1954). During the Korean War he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953.

His love of travel and exploring the world led him to Venezuela where he worked for the Creole Petroleum Company from 1954 to 1958. He met his wife Patricia in Caracas and they were married there in 1955. After a brief return to the US where children Brian and Sheila were born, the Hostetters moved to Tripoli, Libya in 1961. Morris worked in the accounting department for Oasis Oil Company for twelve years and they raised their family in the expatriate community of Tripoli in the 1960’s.

The family returned to the United States in 1973 and Morris worked for Forest Oil Corporation in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The company transferred him to Denver in 1975. Since then Morris and Pat have been active members of the Littleton community including First Presbyterian Church where Morris sang in the choir for many years and also served as an elder. In the 1980’s, Morris started a tax preparation service and small business accounting practice. He loved his work and his clients of many years. Morris retired at the age of 85.

In addition to his wife Patricia, Morris is survived by his brother Joe Hostetter of Arlington, MA; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Bill Hamaker of Highlands Ranch, CO; his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Aimee Hostetter of Mission Viejo, CA; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother James Hostetter.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on November 18th at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton. All are welcome.

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10:00 AM 11/18/2016 10:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

1609 West Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120

Celebration of Life. Private inurnment in the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton
1609 West Littleton Boulevard Littleton 80120 CO
United States

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1609 West Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120

1609 West Littleton Boulevard Littleton 80120 CO
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