Marjorie A. Hickman
Marjorie A. Hickman, 91, passed away Dec. 13, 2009, at Cliffview Assisted Living in Kremmling. She was born on February 10, 1918, in Hastings, Neb., to August John and Rachel Brock (Andrus) Anderson. She graduated from Hastings College with a bachelor’s of science. While in college she played clarinet with the marching band.
She went to Washington D.C. to work for the Pentagon in the International Monetary Fund. This is where she met her husband, Carlton Edgar Hickman, and they married on Nov. 26, 1946, in Arlington, Va. They moved to Littleton in 1956 and raised two daughters, Dianne and Janice. Marjorie went to work for the Littleton Public School District as an elementary teacher and worked there until her retirement. Carlton and Marjorie moved to Grand County full time in 1971, when they bought Taste of the Rockies Candy Store, an original Colorado company since 1939. They were the third owners, having bought it from Carlton’s insurance company partner.
Marjorie was a charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, volunteered with the Red Cross, and was a member of Eastern Star. Marjorie also loved to travel and often took her girls on cross-country trips seeing Key West and Nova Scotia and all points in between. She loved to make the travel an educational experience for her girls. She loved making things like Christmas cookies, Barbie clothes, dollhouse furniture, but mostly she loved educating children and encouraging them in learning. She will be greatly missed by all whom knew her.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Dianne Hickman and Janice Hickman McDonough and her husband Kevin, all of Hot Sulphur Springs; and her two grandsons, Riley Kye McDonough and Hugh O’Brien McDonough. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Carlton.
Memorial donations can be made to Grand County Pet Pals PO Box 1972, Granby, CO 80446 as Marjorie’s beloved dog, Fifi, was adopted from the animal shelter.
A memorial service and inurnment at Hot Sulphur Springs Cemetery will be held at later date.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Foran-Schoenfeld Mortuary – Hot Sulphur Springs.
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