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Carol Gwen Hijar

July 29, 1943 February 17, 2020
Carol Gwen Hijar
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Obituary for Carol Gwen Hijar

Carol Gwen Hijar of Sugar City, CO, entered into rest February 17, 2020 at the Life Care
Center of Longmont in Longmont, Colorado.
Carol was born on July 29, 1943 in Coos Bay, Oregon to George C. and Helen M. (Mansfield) Martin. She was 76 years of age. Carol grew up and lived in and around Oregon and
Washington states. As a young girl, she was involved with Campfire girls and the 4H club. She had a love of horses, reading and drawing. She graduated from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, WA in 1961 and then attended beauty school and became a beautician. She met her first husband, Terry Wirth in Seattle, Washington in 1963 and were married soon after. In 1966, She and Terry moved to Philadelphia, PA where they had their son Andrew M. Wirth in November of 1967. In 1970, She and Terry moved to Denver where they had a daughter, Lauren K Wirth in July of that year. In 1974, She and Terry were divorced. She started working for Mountain Bell in 1970 and continued with the company through various mergers and finally retired from Qwest Communications in 2003. In 1978, she met Arch Hijar. They were married on September 24, 1981. From Denver, She and Arch moved to Greeley for a number of years and then to Berthoud. After her retirement, she and Arch settled into Sugar City, CO. where she enjoyed her goats, horses, cattle, cats, dogs and all the many wild critters that came around. She had a love of nature and loved being visited by all the wild animals that came around their property. Carol was also an artist. She enjoyed drawing, painting and sketching. She also loved to sew and make quilts. She loved reading and socializing. Carol was one who couldn’t sit still. In her retirement, she went to work at Walmart in La Junta for a few years and was involved in the Sugar City government. Carol was a kind soul that loved animals and liked people. She made a lot of good friends along the way. Carol was loved and will be missed deeply. Carol is survived by her
husband Arch A. Hijar, son Andrew M. Wirth, grandchildren Preston, Grayson and Adelynn and daughter Lauren K Short (Terry) and grandchildren Mikayla, Terry and Sara, sister Kim Donald (Ross), A Celebration of Carols Life will be held at River of Life Church, 411 East 9th Street in Ordway, CO at 11am March 14, 2020 with lunch to follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

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Service

Saturday

14

Mar

11:00 AM 3/14/2020 11:00:00 AM
River Of Life Church

411 E 9th St.  Ordway, CO
Ordway, CO 81063

River Of Life Church
411 E 9th St.  Ordway, CO Ordway 81063 CO
United States
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