Shirley (Gill) Hielscher


March 30, 2022

Shirley (Gill) Hielscher

Shirley Daunita (Gill) Hielscher passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Sterling at the age of 85.

Shirley was born in Dover on June 26, 1936 to Wilbur and Sarah (Davis) Gill. Shirley, along with her brothers Rod and Scott and sister Barb, grew up along the tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad. They lived in Frazier, East Portal, Nederland, Rollinsville, Tabernash, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Helpern, Utah, wherever the duties of her father as Roadmaster took them. She had loved telling tales of their adventures growing up along the tracks and one-room schoolhous...

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