Dolores Evelyn Hinz December 19, 1929 – April 6, 2013
Date posted: April 16, 2013
Dolores Evelyn Hinz, age 83, passed from this life on April 6, 2013 at the Dorsett Home in Spearfish, SD. Born Dec. 19, 1929 in Bentley, ND to Andrew and Evelyn (Heth) Krause, Dolores was the oldest of three children. The Krause family moved to Sheridan, WY when Dolores was very young. They homesteaded in the area and she received her schooling there, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1946. Immediately after, she became the secretary for Mr. Lewis at the Credit Bureau. On June 16, 1950 Dolores was wed to Frederick L. Hinz at the old First Baptist Church where it then stood on Coffeen Avenue. The couple lived in California for a brief period during this time, returning to Wyoming and then moving to Texas. While Fred attended college, Dolores served as secretary to the president of LeTourneau Tech. The couple returned to Sheridan where Dolores enjoyed staying home for the first few years with the children. In the late 50’s, the couple built a new home on east 5th street. In 1963 they purchased a small acreage on Big Goose where the family lived. Dolores became an assistant to Sarah Voss at the Sheridan Employees Federal Credit Union in those years. She was promoted to manager and worked in this occupation until she retired in 1987. Dolores served as a 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher at First Baptist and a member of the Postal Auxiliary. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George Krause, and her husband of nearly 54 years, Fred in 2004. She will be greatly missed and warmly remembered by her youngest brother, Elvern (Dianne) Krause, daughter Suzette (Perry) Livingston; son DeWayne (Cathy) Hinz; son Gary (Susanne) Hinz; son Mark (Sharilyn) Hinz. Dolores had 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Interment will take place at the Oregon State Trail Veterans Cemetery in Casper where she will be laid to rest with her husband. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Sheridan, WY at 1:30pm. Memorials may be sent to Camp Bethel. PO Box 70, Dayton, WY 82836.