Former Colorado resident Jan L. Tucker of Grants Pass, Ore., died July 15, 2005, at the Three Rivers Community Hospital in Ore. He was 68.
Tucker was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Tulia, Texas. He lived in the Roaring Fork Valley from 1960 to 1987 and worked at the Aspen Valley Hospital as a lab technician.
He and his former wife owned and operated the Old Snowmass Store and Post Office and lived in Old Snowmass until 1974. He then opened the first medical clinic in Basalt.
He moved from Colorado to Washington in 1987 after he sold the medical clinic. He worked for St. Johns Hospital in Washington.
He moved from Winlock, Wash., to Grants Pass, Ore., in 2001.
He enjoyed traveling to New Zealand, fly-fishing and daily visits with his great-grandsons.
Jan is survived by his three daughters, Pam Waller, and her husband, Mark, of Grants Pass; Kim Guthrie-Burch, and her husband, Jeff, of Delta; and Cindy Tucker-Davis, and her husband, Jet, of Glenwood Springs; two sisters, Ludene Grush and Jeanette Poole, both of Canyon, Texas; two brothers, Val Tucker of Shreveport. La., and Tem Tucker of Amarillo, Texas; a grandson, Levi Van Pelt of Grants Pass; a granddaughter, Allie Jan Guthrie of Delta; and two great-grandsons, L.D. Van Pelt and Carter Van Pelt, both of Grants Pass.
He was loved dearly. He was a wonderful father and grandfather.
Private services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors of Grants Pass are in charge of arrangements.