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Jessie Jeanne "Mike" Hemphill

Jessie Jeanne “Mike” Hemphill passed away on Sept. 27, 2010, from complications 40 days after a successful operation. Jessie “Mike” was born in Council Grove, Kan. on April 24, 1920, the eldest daughter of Samual Andrew and Fanny Bowman.

At a young age she moved with her family to an area in southwest Colorado known as Disappointment Valley, near Norwood, Colo.

On November 7, 1938, she married Uel Wilson Hemphill.

Mike and Uel moved to Hot Sulphur Springs in January of 1957. There they bought property in Hot Sulphur Springs on the Colorado River and remodeled their home and existing apartments into the Driftwood Motel.

Mike also worked as a Granby school secretary and in the county clerk’s office. For a time, Mike and Uel ran the cafes in Hot Sulphur now known as the Glory Hole and The Spur, but they were probably best known as the owners of the Husky Station in Granby.

Mike and Uel left Hot Sulphur Springs for a time to reside in Mena, Ark. before returning to Longmont.

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After Uel’s death, Mike moved to Littleton to be closer to her family where she was living at the time of her death.

Mike was preceded in death by her grandson Timothy in 1981; her husband Uel in 1989; and her closest sibling Maureen.

She is survived by her daughter Sandy of Las Cruces, N.M. and son Calvin of Littleton; six grandchildren, Robin Quest of Littleton, Terry Mitchell of Kremmling, and Renee Wallen, Christina Farley, Shane Hemphill and Andrea Winstead all of the Denver area; three great grandchildren, Cody Quest of San Jose, Calif., Tabbitha Matthews of Arizona and Hunter Wallen of Aurora, Colo.; and three younger sisters, Helen Haley of Westminster, Kay Edwards of Colorado Springs and Joan Faber of Eugene, Ore.

Services were held on Sept. 30, 2010, at Newcomers Funeral Services with internment in Fort Logan with husband Uel.

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