Obituary of Allie Jo Huntzinger
Allie Jo Huntzinger was born Dec. 1, 1920 and passed away on June 7, 2019 at the age of 98. Her parents were James R. Kountz and Emma (Gill) Kountz. She and her siblings grew up on a ranch south of Flagler. She attended country school through 8th grade and moved to Flagler to attend high school, where her favorite activities were choir and basketball.
After graduation, while working, she met the love of her life, Albert Huntzinger. They married August 4, 1941 and both worked in Flagler until he was drafted at the beginning of WWII. She followed him to many different states while he was on training, then came back to Flagler when he was sent overseas. While he served in the Pacific, she worked at the hospital in Flagler. When he returned from the war they purchased and moved to a farm north of Flagler. She was a hardworking farm/ranch wife.
To this union 2 daughters were born, Jean in 1947 and Rita in 1949. After the death of Albert they moved into Flagler where she worked at the Medical Clinic, Williams Pharmacy and the 1st National Bank, where she retired.
She enjoyed traveling and was able to take several trips. She was an avid sports fan attending basketball, football and baseball games, and later in life watching them on T.V. or listening to them on the radio.
In 2008 she moved to Burlington to be near her daughter and made many new friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Merrill, Hazel, Betty, Pauline, June, J.R. and Richard.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Conner of Katy, Texas, Rita Higgs (Glynn) of Burlington, 4 grandchildren; Jobie (Rod) Anderson of Katy, Texas, Darcey (Dana) Thorson of Thornton, Colorado, Jillian Higgs of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chuck Conner of Katy, Texas 2 sister-in-laws Agnes Otteman and Eleanor Kountz, both of Flagler, and 6 great grandchildren, Rodney, Ryder, Nicholas, Drake, Daniel and Dawson, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Flagler Congregational Church in Allie’s memory and may be left at or sent to Bank of Burlington, PO Box 427, Burlington, Colorado 80807.
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