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Dolores Marilyn (Ahlmeyer) Haynes


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Dolores Marilyn (Ahlmeyer) Haynes Obituary
Dolores Marilyn (Ahlmeyer) Haynes was born to Elmer Henry Ahlmeyer and Elsie Johanna Jacob Ahlmeyer on December 14, 1930 in Grant, Nebraska. She died August 25, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society Bonnell Community in Greeley, Colorado. Growing up on a farm during the Great Depression of the 1930's was no bed of roses, as times were hard and it often boiled down to the survival of the fittest. She was raised a typical farm girl, learning how to do chores and learning how to drive the tractor, so she could work the fields, help plant and help harvest the crop. She walked several miles to and from a country school each day after doing chores, but loved learning and was a "straight A" student. She had to work for her room and board in Grant so she could live in town and attend high school, where she graduated with honors from Perkins County High School in 1948.
After graduation, she took the teacher's exam and began her teaching career in the fall of 1948 in a one room country school, teaching grades K through 8. While teaching school she met Harrison Leslie (Les) Haynes and they were married in Papilllion, Nebraska on August 17, 1950. Three children; Dolores Marie, James Leslie and Jerry Lynn were born to this union.
She spent most of the 50's and 60's being the model wife and mother. She was very active in the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Church's Ladies Circle. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible School. In the fall of 1968 she decided to try working outside the home and got a position as cook with the Akron Elementary School. This allowed her to still be at home when her children were there, as everyone was on the same schedule. She worked there for 22 years and finally retired as a cook at the end of the 1990-1991 school year from a job she absolutely loved!
Throughout her life, she enjoyed family, traveling, coking, candy making, sewing, playing games and cards, going on picnics and spending as much time as possible with the grandchildren: Jacob, Justin and James Haynes and Erica (Rebich) Day and Dustin Rebich.
After Les passed away in 1994, she remained in Akron until December of 2010. At that time she moved into The Bridge, an assisted living facility in Greeley, Colorado. She remained there until March of 2013 when she moved to Good Samaritan Society Bonnell Community, also an assisted living/Alzheimer's facility in Greeley, Colorado, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Les Haynes. Survivors include her children: Dolores (Rebich) Sholey and Bert, Montana; Jim and Cindy Haynes, Colorado; and Jerry Haynes, California; brother Richard Ahlmeyer and wife Dolores, California; brother Rodney Ahlmeyer, California; sister Donna Carlton, Nebraska; grandsons Jacob, Justin and James Haynes, Colorado; grandson Dustin Rebich, North Dakota; granddaughter Erica Dae, Montana; great grandchildren Tatianna and Ethan Peters, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews and many other family members.
A graveside service and commitment were held Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Akron Cemetery in Akron, Colorado. Donations in her name may be made to the .
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Sept. 8, 2016
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