Stanley H. Haberthier


(March 29, 1933 - Nov. 4, 2010)A well-known Powell businessman, Stan Haberthier died at home in Denver on Nov. 4 of heart failure. He was 77.

Born in Wichita, Kan., on March 29, 1933, he moved to Cody as a young boy. After graduating from Cody High School he served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Newfoundland.

After his discharge from the military he attended Northwest College in Powell to pursue his business degree.

He married Dinah Cool in Lovell in 1961, and together they moved to Powell where they purchased the Cary Music store building and began Sage Music Company.

In later years, they also acquired the Honda and Kawasaki franchises and opened Big Horn Cycle. After selling those businesses, Stan was not ready to “retire” so he operated an oilfield service business until moving to Denver in 1992. While in Denver, he worked with his sons in the construction business until shortly before his death. To his sons, partners and co-workers he was “Iron Man Stan.”

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Dinah; a daughter Debra Wood (Greg) of Billings; sons, Anthony (Jayne) and Sean of Denver; and sister, Ann Baker (Warren) of Allyn, Wash. He also leaves six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sally Gonion.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon at Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Denver.

Interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, and a reception will take pace at Kehilat T'nuvah Community Center.