Jessie L. Hunt |

Jessie L. Hunt

Jessie L. Hunt of Grand Junction died of cancer Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Grand Junction. She was 75.

She was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Bokoshe, Okla., to Edith (Fisk) and Clifford Richardson. She grew up in Olathe.

She married Kenneth F. Hunt on Aug. 11, 1946, in Olathe.

They lived in Delta, Burns, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Mrs. Hunt worked as a pilot car driver for the family company, Jayco Pilot Cars, during the construction of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon, and as a day care provider and housewife.

She loved writing children’s stories and short stories, and gardening. The children in her neighborhood loved her flowers and nicknamed her the “Flower Lady.”

Mrs. Hunt is survived by her husband, Kenneth Hunt, of the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Rifle; by sons Daryl Hunt and Donald Hunt of Grand Junction; by daughters Judith Whiteman of Grand Junction and Elizabeth Gorewitz of Rockville, Md.; by brothers Harold Richardson and Bob Richardson of California, and Allen Richardson of Arvada; by a sister, Dorthy Wilhelm of Kansas; and by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road, in Grand Junction.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, also at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.

Callahan-Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.


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