Jacqueline Marie Gross (March 23rd, 1936-October 25th, 2016)
Jacqueline Marie Gross of Carbondale, Colorado, passed away October 25th, 2016 at the age of 80. Jacqueline was born March 23rd, 1936 in Callaway, Nebraska to Clark and Nolie Shipley. Jackie and her family moved to Missouri Heights where she attended Elementary School and graduated from Carbondale Union High School in 1954. She married Robert S. Gross the love of her life on April 7th, 1956 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They were married 61 years. Jackie and Bob owned and operated the Gross Locker Plant which is still family owned and operated, they also raised cattle for many years. Jackie loved the ranching business as it has always been her way of life. Later in life they passed down the business and retired. Jackie had a kind heart and would always help needy or orphaned animals. She loved reading, bowling, sports, her children and watching her grandchildren grow up. She was also very active in the local county fair in which her children and grandchildren took part. Jackie truly was a kind sole, and loved many, she was also loved by many. She is survived by her husband Robert, four children Scott (Kristi), Rocky (Lisa), Lisa Varley, Tony (Jane), Sister-in -law Vicki Shipley, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Shipley, and oldest child Chuck. Funeral services will be held at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood Springs Monday October 31st, viewing will start at 9:00am-10:45am with memorial service at 11:00am followed with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale, reception at The Orchard in Carbondale immediately following the burial.
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