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Welcome to the Dallas Hiatt Memorial Web Site

Dallas Hiatt's memorial church service was held on November 9th at Littleton United Methodist Church at the corner in Littleton. The military portion of his memorial service was held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery on the same day You may visit the All Veteran's website to add tributes or memories of Dallas; those will, in turn, be placed on this site as well.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (www.michaeljfox.org), the American Parkinson Disease Association (apdaparkinson.org) or the National Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or the Barrow Neurological Institute's Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (www.thebarrow.org). Thank you.

Dallas C. Hiatt, veteran of World War II in the Pacific Front, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 18, 2012. He was 90 years old. Dallas is survived by his wife Charlotte Louise Hiatt, his half sister Mary Hiatt Gottier, and his six children: Linda Hiatt, Judith Hiatt Daly, Jon Stevenson, Barry Hiatt, Kevin Stevenson, and Mary Hiatt Dow. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Joshua Stevenson, Christine Stevenson, Jaymes Stevenson, Stefan Hiatt, Jessica Hiatt, Heather Hiatt, Amanda Burkhart, Mark Rabens, and Wesley Rabens. His great-grandchildren number nine. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters-in-law, Trisha Hiatt and Jenny Stevenson and by his sons-in-law: Steve Dow, Cliff Daly, and Lewis Rubenstein.


Dallas is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Mary Virginia Hiatt, and his brothers William Hiatt and James Hiatt, his son David Hiatt, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Scotty Stevenson.


Dallas was born and grew up in Albion, Indiana awhere he lived with his mother Meryl and brothers, Bill and Jim. He joined the Marine Corps when he was 18 years old. He fought in the Pacific Front in the Tarawa(Academy Award Video of Tarawa -Link ), Tinian, and Saipan theaters. After these brutal battles he was transferred briefly to Hawaii, and then he was sent to Washington, D.C. to serve in the Color Guard. He was one of the Marines who presided over President Roosevelt's funeral at the Rotunda.

Dallas married Mary Virginia Savidge and they moved from Washington to the Chicago area where he attended optometric school at the Illinois College of Optometry. Upon graduation he moved to Denver, then La Junta and finally to Durango, Colorado where he bought an optometric practice. After the death of his wife in 1960, he moved his children to the Denver area and opened an optometric practice in Cherry Creek in the Sears building.

Dallas met and married Charlotte Louise Hiatt in 1962. Their combined family numbered seven children. They lived with this large family in Littleton, Evergreen, and Parker, Colorado. After their retirement from their practice, Dallas and Charlotte traveled extensively, and Dallas also enjoyed gardening, fishing, bee keeping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Charlotte Hiatt now resides in an assisted living facility in Colorado.y

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