Margaret "Ruth" Jacox
Margaret “Ruth” Jacox, 75, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Grand River Medical Center in Rifle, while surrounded by her children.She was born June 15, 1929, in Glenwood Springs, to Herman Peter and Alice May Tomlinson Schultz. She was the eighth of 11 children.She grew up in the Red Dirt and Colorado River area. She married Don Jacox in Grand Junction on March 4, 1951. They lived on the Colorado River Road, on “Rancho Starvo,” a special place to raise their six children.She was a good cook and enjoyed feeding all who came through the door. She loved being a mom and devoted most of her time to her family, always worrying about each family member. She spent the last few months of her life in the special care of Sharon at Just Like Home, an assisted living facility in Silt.She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Dale and Debbie, of Gypsum, and Darrell “Bud” and Monica, of Gypsum; and daughters and sons-in-law Diane and Ron Zatarain, of Eagle, Debra Hill, of Montrose, Donna Jo and Richard Long, of Gypsum, and Janelle and David Smith, of Silt.Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Roy and Jadd Jacox, Emily and Jesse Zatarain, Shawn and Justin Hill, Ray and Mike Long, Donny and Jimmi Jacox, and Katie, John and Jake Smith; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Ashley Jacox; and a brother, Herman “Junior” Schultz, of Golden.She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and nine brothers and sisters.Viewing will be at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs from 8-10 a.m. Monday, March 28. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people remember Mrs. Jacox by spending a day with their loved ones.
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