Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

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Eleanor Delano Acklin

July 27, 1933June 17, 2020

Eleanor Delano Acklin: July 27th,1933 to June 17th, 2020.

Mrs. Eleanor Delano Acklin (86), beloved wife, mother & grandmother passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning in Beulah, Colorado.

Eleanor was born to Thomas & Lavolda Burton and is preceded in death by her husband Paul Lavern Acklin and two sons; Albert "Stevie" Acklin and Jeffrey Paul Acklin; son in law George Hopkins; four brothers; Glenwood Burton, Thomas Burton, Charles Burton, William Burton and one sister Audrey (Burton) Rachford.

She lived a full life, she grew up in Laurel Maryland, graduated from Laurel High School with honors in 1951. She married the love of her life and raised 6 children. In 1993 she retired from the United States Government Printing Office in Washington D.C. and moved to Widefield, Colorado. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Beulah United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, she also loved animals and shopping.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons; Douglas Lavern Acklin (Jeannie Acklin) & David Anthony Acklin (Jeanna Acklin); Daughters; Donna Lynn Acklin & Nancy Hopkins Nelson (Patrick Nelson); Daughter in-law, Lynnda Acklin; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; two sisters Delores (Burton) Grauel and Nancy (Burton) Sweeney. She also leaves many other family members and friends and will be missed dearly.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26th, 2020, at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado, followed with a private family gathering.

We are remembering Eleanor with contributions to the Beulah City Fire Department, contributions in her memory may be sent to Beulah City Fire Department P.O. Box 826 Beulah, CO 81023.


  • Thomas & Lavolda Burton, Parents
  • Paul Lavern Acklin, Husband
  • Albert "Stevie" Acklin, Son
  • Jeffrey Paul Acklin, Son
  • George Hopkins, Son in-law
  • Glenwood Burton, Brother
  • Thomas Burton, Brother
  • Charles Burton, Brother
  • William Burton, Brother
  • Audrey (Burton) Rachford, Sister
  • Douglas Lavern Acklin (Jeannie), Son
  • David Anthony Acklin (Jeanna), Son
  • Donna Lynn Acklin, Daughter
  • Nancy Hopkins Nelson (Patrick), Daughter
  • Lynnda Acklin, Daughter-in-law
  • Delores (Burton) Grauel, Sister
  • Nancy (Burton) Sweeney, Sister
  • 9 Grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren

  • Brian Hopkins, Pallbearer
  • Collin Acklin, Pallbearer
  • Emyl Amantine, Pallbearer
  • James Hopkins, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Nelson, Pallbearer
  • Raymond Fresquez, Pallbearer

  • Beulah City Fire Department


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Eleanor Delano Acklin

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Mary Warren

June 24, 2020

It was my great pleasure to have met Eleanor and enjoy her company on a few occasions. She was delightful and very polite always. She joined in when we girls had a luncheon at Nancy's house and enjoyed the tea party. My admiration to her daughter Nancy and son in law Patrick for caring for her during her illness. Such love and devotion. Love to the family and prayers of sympathy for the loss of their family member. Mary Warren

Jeanna Acklin

June 22, 2020

Mom you are truly missed! The best mother in law a girl could ever ask for ! 💕🌺