Saturday, August 31, 2002
Steamboat Springs H. Basil Hallquist, 83, of Charlottesville, Va., and Green Valley, Ariz., died Aug. 29, 2002, in Charlottesville of cancer.
Basil was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Deuel County, Neb. Basil and his family moved to Routt County in 1936 after purchasing a ranch on the Elk River (now Moon Hill Meadows.) Following his years on the ranch, Basil attended the University of Denver. Before World War II, Basil owned the Valley Transport Co. He served two years in the Navy on an LST in the Pacific. Returning from the war to Steamboat Springs, he built the Nite's Rest Motel, served as president of the Steamboat Ski Club and was Commander of the American Legion.
In 1953, he moved to Denver to work for the Martin-Marietta Corp. (now Lockheed-Martin) to begin a long and successful career in corporate real estate. He was transferred to Baltimore in 1963. In the early 1980s, he was responsible for building Martin Marietta's corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Md. After working for the company for 32 years, he retired in 1988 as corporate director of facilities. Basil also served as the president of the Industrial Development Research Council, the leading international corporate real estate organization. He was an active member of the Steamboat Golf Club during summers spent in the area.
Basil is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeannette; four daughters, Valerie Stasik of Marshall, Va., Ann Taylor of Keswick, Va., Eileen Circo of Edgewater, Md., and Connie Hallquist of Keswick, Va.; and a son, Scott Hallquist of Bellevue, Wash.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Naomi Otis of Yukon, Okla.; and two brothers, Gilbert Hallquist of Mesa, Ariz., and Norman Hallquist of Lewes, Del.
There will be graveside services at the Steamboat Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
Mary Frances Zulian was born March 14, 1909, in Sasso Ferato, Italy, to Frank and Brigida (Pangrazi) Camilletti.
The family came to the United States when Mary was 12 years old. She especially recalled her entry through Ellis Island.
The family arrived in Riverton, Ill., and soon moved to Routt County.
Her father worked in the coal mines and on ranches until he homesteaded a ranch that is still owned by the Camilletti family. Mary attended her early school years in Italy, completing school in Bear River.
She married Mario Zulian Sept. 22, 1928, in Steamboat Springs. Mary and Mario purchased a ranch near Milner where they lived and raised their family.
Following Mario's death in 1969, she moved to Steamboat Springs and later to New Castle, where she owned and operated a mobile home park. She then moved to Moffat County to be near her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, crafts and was an excellent seamstress.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Elsie June (Walter) Watson of Palos Verdes, Calif., Mary Jane Hakes of Laramie, Wyo., and Dorothy Lorraine Burghart of Mission Viejo, Calif.; her sons, Donald Dean (Beverly) Zulian of Craig and Ernest Eugene (Carol) Zulian of CaCity. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Violet Davis of Milner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Angie and Zelinda and brothers Albert, Alfred and James.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in care of Grant Mortuary.
A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Aug. 29, 2002, at the First Christian Church.