Viona "Vi" Hader
1918 - 2012
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Hader, Viona "Vi"
1918-2012
Viona "Vi" Mae Hader, Community Leader, 93, of Golden, CO passed away peacefully on March 21, 2012. Vi is survived by her sister, Bette Taylor, of Golden, CO. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends that lovingly knew her as "Aunt Vi."
Vi was born on November 25, 1918 in Holdrege, NE. She moved with her family to Golden, CO in 1941. Soon after, Vi joined the Red Cross where she served in hospital recreation and got to know many people including, Bob Hope and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. She spent time in England, Japan and the Philippines. When Vi returned to Golden, CO she began what would become over 60 years of community activism. Her efforts were instrumental in forming the Foothills Art Center. Vi took her love of animals and formed the humane society that later became the Foothills Animal Shelter. She was the first full-time employee of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and later served as the curator for the Astor House. She served on the Jefferson County Historical Commission and was considered one of Golden's Living Landmarks for her work. She was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Vi was a member of Eastern Star for more than 70 years and was active with the First United Methodist Church in Golden, CO.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Golden, CO. Please join us in a celebration of life for our beloved "Aunt Vi."
Contributions in memory of Vi Hader may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401; Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden, CO 80401.




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Published in Denver Post on Apr. 3, 2012.
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March 21, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. I look forward to a time when death will be no more.
S S
November 30, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Viona. She was so good to my mother (Charlyn Hader) and called her quite often. I spent time with Viona in Hawaii and in Golden when I lived in Denver. What a delightful relative. God bless her!
Pam Huggins
April 4, 2012
Viona was our neighbor on 5th Street for many years. She always kept an eye out for our old pooch, Freestyle, who liked to wander over to say Hello. She was a joy to converse with and her smile will be greatly missed.
Stacy Carrera
April 3, 2012
Vi was a very special, caring person. She will missed by all she touched.
David Anderson
April 3, 2012
John Harrington: What a wonderful woman Viona was, and a great friend to my Mother, Ruth E. Harrington. I can still see her pulling into our drive-way in Nebraska in her beautiful blue and white DeSoto car. To think some one as small as Vi could handle such a huge machine always amazed me. Love and comfort to the Taylor family.
John Harrington
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