Lifelong Durango resident Naomi Faye Hiner died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home on the Florida Mesa. She was 12 days shy of her 88th birthday.
Mrs. Hiner was born to Foy and Annie Thompson on Dec. 19, 1924, in Durango. She was the youngest of three girls. She graduated from Durango High School in 1942.
In October 1944, she married Floyd Andrews in Durango, and they had two sons together. The marriage later ended in divorce.
In August 1955, she married Ellis Hiner in Aztec, and they had three children together.
“Naomi is best known from her years as a clerk at south City Market, where she worked from 1969 until her retirement in 1982,” her family said.
Mrs. Hiner later worked part time at Forget Me Knot Fabric store and Durango National Bank, which became the Bank of Durango and was later purchased by First National Bank of Durango.
Her hobbies included genealogy, sewing, quilting, gardening and rock club. She looked forward to a monthly get-together with high school classmates, her family said. The group affectionately referred to themselves as “The Remnants.”
Mrs. Hiner was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Ellis Hiner, in July 1971.
She is survived by her sons Raymond Andrews and Ronald Andrews, both of Durango, and Dean Hiner of Springfield, Mo.; daughters Jan Parsons and Kelly Brown, both of Durango; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Florida Mesa Church, 1024 County Road 230. The Rev. Dan Straw will officiate. A dinner with the family will be held immediately after the service, with a graveside burial at 2 p.m. at Crestview Cemetery, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and Colorado Highway 172.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Florida Mesa Church, 1024 County Road 130, Durango, CO 81301; or Hospice of Mercy, 1 Mercado St., Suite 270, Durango, CO 81301.