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Obituary for Velma Dingley Halfacre

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Velma Dingley Halfacre

May 13, 1928 - December 20, 2016

Velma Dingley Halfacre passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  Velma was born on May 13, 1928 on Mother’s Day to John Calvin and Mattie Ellen Morris Dingley in Hibbard, Idaho.


When Velma was 16 she and her parents moved to Ogden, Utah.  She worked at the Navy Base in Sunset, Utah where she met and married Ray Halfacre in January of 1946.


She later worked at Hill Air Force Base until 1958 when she went to Keflavik, Iceland.  She was Miss Melody for the Air Force Radio Station in 1959.


Upon leaving Iceland she settled in Bedford, Massachusetts in 1964.  She worked at Hanscom Air Force Base until retiring in 1984.  She received many awards for her outstanding service.  She then worked for two government contractors in Bedford, Massachusetts until she retired in 1999 after 52 years of service.


Velma is survived by her son, Ronald Halfacre of Kenai, Alaska; nephews, David, Bradley and Jon Winquist of Ogden, Utah; sister, Beverly Winquist of Ogden, Utah.


She is preceded in death by her mother and father; three infant sisters; aunts, uncles and cousins.


She was loved by many for her kind generous nature.  She will be greatly missed and always in our memories.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: May 13, 1928
Died: December 20, 2016

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Linda Popovac posted on 5/3/17

Velma was such a sweet and endearing lady. My husband and I spent weekends for many summers at their Mystic, CT home. Wonderful memories with her and her long-time companion Ed Farnell. Wonderful memories on "Happy Hour" with Velma and Ed. Miss them both very much.


Juri Randmaa, Col (ret) USAF posted on 1/7/17

I worked with Velma at the Avco Plant Representative Office (AFPRO) in Wilmington, MA from 1969 to 1973. I was a junior captain in engineering and Velma ran the administrative division. We had some great bosses and one not great at all. When I was put in as commander, Velma was my right hand person as we corrected this commanders failures and brought the organization back to what was expected of an AFPRO. Through the years we have sporadically corresponded and talked. She has always been a good friend. I will miss her. My condolences also go to her family.


Pauline Froebel posted on 12/31/16

I worked with Velma when she was at Hanscom AFB and was profuoundly sorry to just learn of her passing. Everyone who knew her loved and truly, truly respected her. She was just simply exceptional in every way....I remember her fondly with abounding admiration ....she would always, always go out of her way to help others....she was extremely intelligent, very hard working, totally dedicated and genuinely, genuinely kind to all ...absolutely a remarkable individual; the "best" ever! My heartfelt condolences her family....


Jan Van Hoomissen posted on 12/31/16

I met Velma when I was a 2nd Lt at Hanscom AFB, and I worked in her office. During that assignment, I enjoyed wonderful weekends in Stonington and at Sandy Beach with Ed and Velma. I was thrilled and honored that she traveled to Kansas for my wedding. She was a cherished friend, and I will always miss her.


Donna Baushke posted on 12/29/16

I first met Velma at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Massachusetts when I was eighteen years old. We were fast friends from the very first time we met and through the next fifty-four years. I will miss this wonderful, caring, and beautiful person and hope one day to see her again where I am sure she has a front row seat in heaven.


Isabelle Livingston posted on 12/24/16

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.