Harrison Hull Obituary, Death – Harrison Hull, who resided in Loveland and was 100 years old, passed away at Good Samaritan Loveland Village on Sunday. Greeley, Colorado was the location of his birth on January 1st, 1919. His parents were Herbert Hull and Clara Otie Myer. Harry received his high school diploma from Greeley Central and went on to study agriculture at Colorado State University for a number of years after spending his childhood on a farm. In the years leading up to his enlistment in the Army Air Corps in 1942, he worked as a mechanic at Garnsey & Wheeler.

He was a mechanic for the 501st Squadron of the 345th Bomber Group, also known as the “Air Apaches,” and he participated in the Pacific theater. Within the span of a single year, he advanced his rank to that of Master Sergeant, served as crew chief, and was promoted to inspector. After receiving his training in the United States, Harry spent some time stationed at Pearl Harbor and subsequently traveled to many locations in Australia. 1945 was the year he received his discharge.

After moving back to Greeley, Harry continued his job with Garnsey & Wheeler, first as a mechanic and then later as a salesman of tractors, vehicles, and trucks; he worked there for more than 35 years. Adeline Thornburg was his bride in the 1946 wedding. They are responsible for the upbringing of two kids, Kerry and Rickey. They eventually got a divorce. On March 22, 1974, Harrison married Bettie L (Fuller) Firestein. They were partners for more than 25 years, during which time they traveled, went dancing, and spent time with their families. After completing his employment at Garnsey & Wheeler, he went on to work as a car salesman for Weld County Garage and subsequently as an employment counselor for Weld County Job Services.

He took early retirement in 1994 so that they could go on vacation together and enjoy activities such as fishing and camping. He developed a passion for horses while he was living in Windsor, and he could often be seen riding his horse around the neighborhood. In 1990, in honor of Windsor’s 100th birthday, he rode his horse from Greeley to Windsor and carried a copy of the original incorporation papers just as it had been done 100 years earlier. This was done exactly the same way as it had been done.

Rickey Dean Hull, the couple’s son, and their three daughters, Gail (Jerry) Harding, Lynn (Don) Rusch, and Lee Ann (David) Heldt, are among those who have survived. Grandchildren are Gwen Gouge, Jim Hull, Lisa Hull, Maria (Steve) Rosenbohm, Brandon Rusch, Jennifer Harding, Tannielle (Ken) Amick, Justin (Geri) Harding, Autumn Rusch, Mandee (Kurt) Hartshorn, April (William) Graves and Jourdan (Jesse) Reynolds. Gwen’s children and grandchildren, as well as Jim’s children and grandchildren, as well as Quentin and Gavin Amick, Tyvin Harding, Jaden Rigg, Madilynn Watson, Maycee and Mckenzee Kohl, Dominic, Clayton, and Kylee Hartshorn, Ryan and Bradlee Graves, and Jaxson, Julia and Jaymee Reynolds, and Dylan Rosenbohm are all members of Gwen’s great-grandchildren. His wife Bettie, his sister Arlene, and his son Kerry passed away before he did. He was predeceased by all three of them.