Important Parental Things

Martin E. Hultquist

Martin slipped peacefully away the morning of Dec. 24, 2007. He was born Oct 31, 1910 to Jonas and Emma Hultquist. He married Lucile Ireland in 1934. Lucile passed away Feb. 27, 2003.

Martin received his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Colorado.

Martin was a research chemist at the Calco Division of American Cyanamid, where he worked in the pharmaceutical field, mainly on sulfa drugs and vitamins. During the course of this research, he was joint inventor for more than 60 patents and joint author of over 60 national publications. As a result of his work on Folic Acid derivatives and Methotrexate (used in treating Leukemia and some cancers*), he was one of a group of six to receive the “Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award” for outstanding preclinical research in Cancer Chemotherapy.

He became associate director of pharmaceutical chemistry, leaving to work at the Arapahoe Chemical Division of Syntex, retiring from there in 1975 as associate chemical research director.

He enjoyed traveling, mountain walks and working with minerals and gems. He received two national awards for his lapidary work in bowl making.

He is survived by his sons David and Per and their wives Irene and Eileen respectively, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Those who wish to do so may make contributions to “Meals on Wheels” or the “Red Cross.”

*Methotrexate is one of the lifesaving chemotherapies that was administered to Per & Eileen’s son Warren.

Lucile I. Hultquist

Lucile began her new journey while in Per & Eileen’s arms on Feb. 27, 2003 at Terrace Heights Care Center in Boulder, Colorado. She was born on May 7, 1915 in Caldwell, ID to Harry Ireland and Myrtle Kahl. She married Martin Hultquist on Sept. 4, 1934 in Blackfoot, ID.

She earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in classics in 1936 from the University of Colorado. She lived in Boulder while attending CU and returned to Boulder in 1954 from Bound Brook, NJ.

She was a homemaker and mother and was active in school and community affairs. She enjoyed mountain walks and she shared her husband’s interest in rocks and minerals.

Lucile played first violin in many orchestras and ensembles. When arthritis caused her to give up violin playing, she joined various bell choirs, writing and arranging several selections, some of which were published.

She is survived by her sons David and Per and their wives Irene and Eileen respectively, a sister Louise Frey in Durango, Colorado, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Those who wish to do so may make contributions to “Meals on Wheels” or the “Red Cross.”

Some time in the not too distant future I (Per Hultquist) hope to be putting up pictures (maybe even a slide show?) of some of Martin’s amazing bowls and other family photos as well. There is an epilog regarding events surrounding Mom’s last moments in my Biggie Book/Journal which starts here: Biggie Book/Journal and ends with epilogues here: Epilogue (scroll to bottom of page). I have added another epilogue regarding events surrounding Dad’s last moments which were eerily, but magnificently, similar.

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