Jan L. Tucker
Jan L. Tucker, 68, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Three Rivers Community Hospital.Jan was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Tulia, Texas. He lived in the Roaring Fork Valley from 1960 to 1987 and worked at Aspen Valley Hospital as a lab technician. He and his former wife lived in Old Snowmass and owned and operated the Old Snowmass store and post office until 1974. He opened the first medical clinic in Basalt. After selling the medical clinic in 1987, he moved to southern Washington where he worked for Peace Health – St. Johns Hospital. He moved from Winlock, Wash., to Grants Pass in 2001.He enjoyed traveling to New Zealand, fly fishing, and daily visits with his great-grandsons.Survivors include three daughters, Pam (Mark) Waller, of Grants Pass; Kim (Jeff) Guthrie-Burch, of Delta, and Cindy (Jet) Tucker-Davis, of Glenwood Springs; sisters Ludene Grush and Jeanette Poole, both of Canyon, Texas; brothers Val Tucker, of Shreveport, La., and Tem Tucker, of Amarillo, Texas; grandson Levi Van Pelt, of Grants Pass; granddaughter Allie Jan Guthrie, of Delta; and great-grandsons L.D. Van Pelt and Carter Van Pelt, both of Grants Pass.”We loved him dearly, he was a wonderful father and grandfather,” said family members.Private services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors, in Grants Pass, are in charge of arrangements.
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