Carol Calkins |

Carol Calkins

Carol Calkins, a longtime resident of El Jebel and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 16. Carol was born on Christmas Day, 1921, in a “laying in” hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Her father’s family (Hoagland) was from Germany and Ireland and her mother’s (DeLhorbe) family were landholders in France.

Carol married Harrison Jacobs in 1945 and had two sons, Rodney H. and John O. Jacobs. After Harrison died, Carol married Ken Calkins from Morrice, Michigan, where she and Ken enjoyed a wonderful life amongst the farming communities of Morrice and Perry.

Carol was a technical writer at North American Aviation, she then returned to school to become a teacher at the grade-school level in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Southern California. She also taught school in Michigan for many years including multiple grades in a farmland single-room school house. Carol and Ken moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1985 building a home and settling in El Jebel. Carol, along with Ken, were thoroughly involved in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, around which their life centered until their declining days. Carol was also a Blue Lady at the Aspen Valley Hospital and throughout her life she was a willing volunteer. She is survived by her sons, Rodney and John; daughter-in-laws, Niki and Anita Jacobs; grandson, Greg Jacobs; and granddaughter, Alyssa Jacobs; and many close, dear friends.

Based on her lifelong beliefs, Carol awaits the second coming of Christ and her next adventure. A memorial service will be held for Carol at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Glenwood Springs at a later date.

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