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Mittie Hays MacAdams of Delta, Colorado, died April 19, 2008 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 79. Mittie was born the fifth of April 1929, the sixth of nine children, to Oliver and Davie Hays. She graduated from Delta High School and attended Colorado State Teachers’ College in Greeley and later received her Master’s Degree in Elementary supervision from Western State College, Gunnison. She began teaching in Dove Creek and throughout her thirty-four year career taught in Eckert, Cedaredge and Delta schools spending the last five years as principal.

Mittie married Jack MacAdams December 26, 1956 in Delta, CO. They resided in the Cedaredge area for over fifty years, moving to Crossroads in 2004.

Mittie enjoyed volunteer work, caring for her loving family members and was a member of charitable and philanthropic organizations such as: Order of Eastern Star, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association, Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, garden and book clubs, and was a member of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church for many years.

Survivors include her husband Jack MacAdams: 2 stepsons Gene and John MacAdams of Denver; 2 sisters, Margaret Klein of Sedalia, Missouri, Wanda Hinton of Beaumont, California; 1 brother Willard Hays of Arvada, Colorado; 5 step grandchildren, and 3 step great-grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by three brothers: Raymond, Gene and Hugh Hays; two sisters: Nancy Triplett and Louise Brewer; 2 nieces: Diane Reiber and Theresa Hicks; and two great nephews John Messenger and Trenton Quigley.

Mittie was loved and cherished by nineteen nieces and nephews, thrity-six great nieces and nephews.

Mittie Hays MacAdams of Delta, Colorado, died April 19, 2008 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 79. Mittie was born the fifth of April 1929, the sixth of nine children, to Oliver and Davie Hays. She graduated from Delta High School and attended Colorado State Teachers’ College in Greeley and later received her Master’s Degree in Elementary supervision from Western State College, Gunnison. She began teaching in Dove Creek and throughout her thirty-four year career taught in Eckert, Cedaredge and Delta schools spending the last five years as principal.

Mittie married Jack MacAdams December 26, 1956 in Delta, CO. They resided in the Cedaredge area for over fifty years, moving to Crossroads in 2004.

Mittie enjoyed volunteer work, caring for her loving family members and was a member of charitable and philanthropic organizations such as: Order of Eastern Star, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association, Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, garden and book clubs, and was a member of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church for many years.

Survivors include her husband Jack MacAdams: 2 stepsons Gene and John MacAdams of Denver; 2 sisters, Margaret Klein of Sedalia, Missouri, Wanda Hinton of Beaumont, California; 1 brother Willard Hays of Arvada, Colorado; 5 step grandchildren, and 3 step great-grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by three brothers: Raymond, Gene and Hugh Hays; two sisters: Nancy Triplett and Louise Brewer; 2 nieces: Diane Reiber and Theresa Hicks; and two great nephews John Messenger and Trenton Quigley.

Mittie was loved and cherished by nineteen nieces and nephews, thrity-six great nieces and nephews.

Mittie Hays MacAdams of Delta, Colorado, died April 19, 2008 at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 79. Mittie was born the fifth of April 1929, the sixth of nine children, to Oliver and Davie Hays. She graduated from Delta High School and attended Colorado State Teachers’ College in Greeley and later received her Master’s Degree in Elementary supervision from Western State College, Gunnison. She began teaching in Dove Creek and throughout her thirty-four year career taught in Eckert, Cedaredge and Delta schools spending the last five years as principal.

Mittie married Jack MacAdams December 26, 1956 in Delta, CO. They resided in the Cedaredge area for over fifty years, moving to Crossroads in 2004.

Mittie enjoyed volunteer work, caring for her loving family members and was a member of charitable and philanthropic organizations such as: Order of Eastern Star, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association, Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, garden and book clubs, and was a member of the Cedaredge United Methodist Church for many years.

Survivors include her husband Jack MacAdams: 2 stepsons Gene and John MacAdams of Denver; 2 sisters, Margaret Klein of Sedalia, Missouri, Wanda Hinton of Beaumont, California; 1 brother Willard Hays of Arvada, Colorado; 5 step grandchildren, and 3 step great-grandchildren.

Proceeded in death by three brothers: Raymond, Gene and Hugh Hays; two sisters: Nancy Triplett and Louise Brewer; 2 nieces: Diane Reiber and Theresa Hicks; and two great nephews John Messenger and Trenton Quigley.

Mittie was loved and cherished by nineteen nieces and nephews, thrity-six great nieces and nephews.


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