Harold N. "Hal" Heller
February 17, 1933 – August 6, 2019
Harold “Hal” Heller of Arvada, CO passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2019. Hal was born in Oklahoma in February of 1933. He moved to Denver in 1945 and attended North High School. He went on to graduate with a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He did not pursue journalism but instead Hal had a long career as an insurance agent for Allstate. He was an expert skier, avid golfer, and die hard Oklahoma Sooner fan. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jermaine “Jerri” Heller, daughter Lori Heller, and son Chris Heller. He was predeceased by his son, Steven Heller in 1975. Hal and his family moved to Arvada in 1966. After settling in Hal became very involved in local politics, serving as an Arvada City Councilman in the 1970s, and led the local homeowner's association for many years. He was very passionate about making improvements and curbing growth in his community.
Hal and Jerri enjoyed traveling and spent time visiting many countries in Europe and Asia, as well as visiting most of the Caribbean islands. Some of his favorite places included Singapore, Italy, and anywhere with a white, sandy beach.
One of Hal's lesser known talents was that he was an expert whistler. You could often hear him whistle a very melodic tune with vibrato, or belt out a patriotic marching band song. During football season he would proudly display his Sooner flag, wear his Sooner hat and shirt, and celebrate their many victories.
A Visitation will be held at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 1PM-4PM and burial will be Monday, August 12 at 2pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery in Centennial, CO.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Denver Hospice.
- Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
- Graveside Service Monday, August 12, 2019
Harold N. "Hal" Heller
August 11, 2019
Uncle Harold was my dad's younger brother. Our families would meet at my grandfather's cabin in the Rockies in summers and we would have the best of times hiking, looking for bears, feeding deer, picking raspberries and watching the hummingbirds. Uncle Harold and my dad would always bring us kids balsa wood planes which we would assemble and fly through the forests. Uncle Harold was always happy and couldn't help but pass it along to us.