Dorothy V.  Hickman
Dorothy V. Hickman

July 27, 1932 - May 12, 2018
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Littleton, Colorado


Born in Denver in 1932 to Paul and Irene Martin Van Antwerp, Dottie
graduated from East High School in 1950 and began her college career
at Sullins College, Bristol, VA before returning to Denver and earning
her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Denver
University. After teaching for a few years and traveling the world, she
married the love of her life, Air Force Colonel Cleo Hickman on July
23, 1962, and enjoyed a loving marriage lasting 46 years until his death
in 2009.
Dottie never wanted to stop learning, moving or helping others.
Combining her love of travel, learning and a love for her husband in
1974 she earned her pilots license; forever changing her children’s
perspective of the world from the back of a station wagon looking out,
to the back of a small plane gazing down. Having an insatiable
curiosity and a lifelong love of adventure, she traveled to all 50 states
and many other countries around the world.
She was an avid skier and relished sharing that skill with her children,
spending many school vacations skiing the Colorado Rocky
Mountains. She was an artist. She painted, made and designed
beautiful jewelry and even took a stab at designing and making doll
Dottie always knew how important human connection was and her love
for people and her caring nature were evident in her many years spent
working with The Denver Cancer Society and Junior League. Well into
her 70’s she continued to enjoy luncheons with lifelong friends from
the Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Denver University. Always a proper
lady wanting to wear wide brimmed floppy hats and sip mint juleps at
The Kentucky Derby she never missed an opportunity to make all feel
Extremely dynamic, eclectic, c lever, kind, adventurous and incredibly
intelligent Dottie will be ferociously missed by her sister Helen Van
Antwerp, her children Garet Hickman (Jennifer), Paul Hickman (Kate)
and Renee Douglass, her six grandchildren - Travis Douglass, Cole
Douglass, Sydney Hickman, Grace Hickman, Vivian Hickman, and
Veronica Hickman, as well as her step grandchildren Harper Meadows
and Bryce Meadows, and many extended family members and lifelong



Ivy Chapel at Fairmount
430 South Quebec Street
Denver, CO US 80231
Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM