Obituary of Dr. John F. Hines Jr.
Dr. John F. Hines Jr. was born on November 4, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went to be with the Lord at the age of 78, on January 13, 2021, at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colorado surrounded by his family. John Hines graduated from Hugo High School in 1960 and then attended Colorado State College in Greeley (now UNC) for 2 years. In 1962 he was accepted into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College School of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctorate of Dentistry Surgery in 1967. During John’s stay in Nebraska, he married his high school sweetheart Marjie Brockway on December 27th, 1964, in Hugo, CO and from this marriage they had 3 children, Kristine Marene, Michelle Lynn and Michael John. They lived in Nebraska until his graduation and then moved to Eads, Colorado, where he started practicing dentistry. During his time in Eads, he served as Coroner of Kiowa County and performed this duty for approximately 12 years. John also served on the Board of Directors for 1st National Bank of Eads for many years. After 24 years of practice in Eads, John and Marj decided to move their dental practice to Limon, Colorado, where they continued their business for 19 more years. Dr. Hines retired in 2010 and celebrated this retirement with a family week-long trip to Lake Powell. In 43 years of practice he was not only a Dentist but was also a friend to many. John or “Doc”, as many knew him, loved his family and sports. In his early years, John was a standout athlete for the Hugo Pirates. In addition to sports, John was an Eagle Scout and played trombone for the band. His true passion was baseball and was influenced by the Colorado State Semi-pro baseball tournament that was brought to Hugo in 1956. As many know, he loved to talk baseball, the “old times” and his years playing in those tournaments. In college, John played baseball for 2 years and basketball his freshman year at Greeley. He spent the summers in Hugo coaching and playing baseball and was also the summer Recreation Director for the Town of Hugo. This love of baseball culminated with an offer from the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1962. John declined the offer from the Dodgers and was accepted to the University of Nebraska School of Dentistry in early 1962. Throughout his life John was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid golfer, fishermen and sports enthusiast. Doc loved to follow his grandkids sporting events and was always coaching and encouraging them to be their best. John “Doc” Hines touched numerous people’s lives and left a lasting legacy as a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a special person with a beautiful, contagious smile. His presence will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marjie Hines; daughter Kristy (Steve) Huppert of Highlands Ranch, CO; daughter Shelly Rogers of Severance, CO; son Mike (Shelly) Hines of Limon, CO; grandchildren: Taylor, Haley & Hannah Hupper; Madison (Bryce) Pruitt, Tanner Rogers; Sidney and Trey Hines; great-granddaughter Aurora Pruitt; sister-in-law Beverly Deines; nieces Heidi (Jerry) O’Grady and Melissa (Jim) Sullivan and many friends. Preceded in death by his father John F. Hines, Sr., his mother Lorene Ann (Johnson) Hines, father & mother in-law Chester & Marie Brockway and his aunt Louise Dreher, and brother-in-law Ed Deines. A Celebration of Life will be held at Tamarack Golf Club on April 24th from 1:00 pm to 4:00. Memorial contributions can be made to: The First National Bank Hugo-Limon Memorial Fund for Dr. Hines PO Box 1270 Limon CO 80828 PO Box 158 Hugo CO 80821To plant a tree in memory of Dr. John Hines Jr., please visit Tribute Store
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