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In Memory

Former Hartshorn medical director (1978-1989) dies

December 17, 2009

Joseph Crawford Hadden died on Dec. 13, 2009. He was born on March 13, 1924, to Joseph A. and Cassie (Crawford) Hadden in Oakdale, Penn. He was preceded in death by two stepsisters and one stepbrother and by his wife, Jane Sheldon Hadden, of 53 years in 2001.

Colorado State employee for over a decade

Joe Hadden graduated from Muskingham College and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, class of 1948. He interned in University of Pittsburgh hospitals and initially practiced general medicine in Hickory, Penn. He took his pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He moved to Berea, Ohio, where he had a private pediatric practice from 1954 to 1978. In 1978, he and his wife Jane moved to Fort Collins and Joe served as physician and medical director at Hartshorn Student Health Services at Colorado State University from 1978 to 1989. He was president of Rocky Mountain College Health Association in 1986.

Joe married Beverly Haley on June, 30, 2005.

Active community volunteer

He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, where he was an elder, a Stephen's minister, a choir member, and Catholic Charities volunteer. He was a charter member of the Larimer Chorale. He volunteered widely in the community, receiving much joy from working as a care giver and mentor to children.

Joe Hadden leaves his dear wife Beverly, his son, Tom Hadden (Mary Ann) of California, his son John Hadden (Ann) of Kansas, his daughter Holly Hadden Erickson, of Germany, his daughter Judith Hadden Edington (Mark) of Massachusetts, and five grand daughters.

Services Dec. 18

Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions may be made to Realities For Children or to the Music Ministry of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Originally published by Allnutt Funeral Service.