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November 8, 1920 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 102) 102 Years Old
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Haddie (given name Hedwig) Frost, 102, of Woodland Park, Colorado, was called home peacefully by her Savior from her home in Woodland Park, Colorado on September 30, 2023. Several loving members of her family were by her side.
Born in the German settlement of Halbstadt in the Ukraine on November 8, 1920, to Jacob William Lorenz and Helena(Lena)Tiessen, Haddie was blessed to have three brothers: Older brothers, Jacob William and Walter, and younger brother, William. When Haddie was 3 ½ years old, her father knew they had to escape from the ongoing Russian takeover, and since he knew the English language, was made leader of the 1500 people from their church who fled the area. They traveled by train…animal box cars….to the sea where they traveled by ship to Quebec, Canada. She was still not 4 years old when they arrived. After a year in Canada, her father, being a minister, took a church opening in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, and they traveled by train to reach their destination. Haddie’s life was full, helping with the gardening, the cow, and gathering eggs. She attended Springvale grade school in Pretty Prairie, learning English in first grade, and enjoyed walking to and from school with the other children, except in blizzard conditions when one of the parents would pick them all up and deliver them home. After a few years, the family moved to the country outside Hutchinson, Kansas, where the majority of the rest of their life was spent. Haddie finished her schooling in Hutchinson and graduated from high school there.
Haddie married William C. Stoughton in 1939.They had five children: James Charles, Michael William, Theodore(Ted) Allen, Rebecca Ann, and Danny Joe. The family owned and operated an orchard west of Buhler, Kansas Of the 80 acres, part was orchard and part planted with corn, and they raised chickens and cows. The land was worked with horses and horse drawn equipment. Corn was shucked by hand. For a few years they had no electricity so Haddie washed cloths on the ‘rub board’. As more and more fruit trees were added to the orchard, corn, cattle and chickens were eventually given up. In her personal autobiography, her comment was “Gathering 500 eggs daily was a small chore”.
In 1994, Haddie married her high school sweetheart, Clarence E. Frost, , and lived in Santa Maria, California until he passed away, then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where her daughter Rebecca lived. In 2013, she moved to Woodland Park, Colorado with her son Ted. The drive that had kept her going for so many years was not asleep. She dug right in, telling her son things that needed to be done, and helping him do them!
Church and God were important aspects of Haddie’s life. She attended church regularly, took her grandchildren to experience God’s goodness, and urged her own children to go to church. As a volunteer at church, she did many things, including refinishing the pulpit. Her God-given talents included sewing, house painting, creating unique decorating items, and most remembered…..cooking…….well….maybe most remembered was actually her ‘take charge’ attitude.
Her guidance through the years endeared her to many family members.
She is survived by her children: James Charles Stoughton(Victoria), Vancouver, Washington; Michael William Stoughton, St. Paul, Minnesota; Theodore(Ted) Allen Stoughton(Betty), Woodland Park, Colorado; Rebecca Ann Lorenz, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Danny Joe Stoughton, Woodland Park, Colorado; 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; plus countless other relatives and friends in several different countries.
Haddie was preceded in death by her husbands; one grandchild, Joshua Stoughton; her parents, Jacob and Lena; and her brothers Jacob, Walter and William.
If you knew Haddie, you know she always had a big, beautiful smile for everyone. She will be sorely missed.
A memorial service will be held on November 4, 2023. There will be no visitation.
Pikes Peak Hospice played a very important role during Haddie’s last days. We encourage you to make a memorial donation, in lieu of flowers, to Pikes Peak Hospice. Online at https://pikespeakhospice.org/donate-today/ or send a check made out to Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation and mail it to Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906