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Eugenia (Jean) M. Colibert

Eugenia (Jean) M. Colibert passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the La Villa Grande Nursing Home in Grand Junction.

She was born to Frank Buelah Fouts on May 4, l9O9, in Salina, Kan. She attended Wichita North High School in Wichita, Kan. She later married Ed Colibert, and the two of them went to Honolulu right after Pearl Harbor. Ed worked in the shipyards and Jean worked for the USO, planning many events for the shipyard personnel and the army and navy men and women. After the war, they returned to Norfolk, Va., where Ed continued his work as supervisor for the shipyards and Jean became a distributor for the Surplus Property Utilization Division for the U.S. Government. She retired from that job in 1972 and continued living in Arlington, Va., where she was active with the National Christian Church in Washington, D.C.

In 1989 she moved to Denver where she was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Englewood. After 10 years of severe health problems, she moved to Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale to be near her niece, Connie McCrudden. After four years there, she moved to Heritage Senior Homes in Grand Junction and was looked after by her great-niece, Randi Garcia.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Eri Fouts, nephew, Dick Fouts, and great nephew Rick Fouts. Her husband, Ed Colibert, died in 1956 at the age of 48.

Immediate family includes another niece, Anne Davison, great-niece Randi Garcia, great-nephews Rod Garcia, Frank Fouts, Tom Fouts and Mathew Davison and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service sometime this summer at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City.


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