Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Jean Deurloo passed away Oct. 5, 2007, in Mesa, Ariz. She was 91.
She was born June 19, 1916, in Gunnison to Tad and Georgia Knowles. At age 9, her family moved to Golden where she lived and went through grade school and high school. She then earned her bachelor's degree in home economics from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Following graduation, she taught school in Boone for one year, then moved to Steamboat Springs where she worked as a home demonstration agent.
In 1944 she married Joe Deurloo. It was here they owned and operated the Steamboat Garage and the J and J Laundromat.
Jean was active in many civic affairs and a charter member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority that was organized in 1941. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 95. She also found time to do substitute teaching in the local schools.
In 1966, Jean and Joe moved to Apache Junction, Ariz., but continued to spend their summers in Steamboat Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents; and her two brothers, Byron and W.A.
Jean leaves her son Robert and his wife, Joan Deurloo of Salmon, Idaho; her two grandchildren, Brian Deurloo and his wife, Jennifer, of Sheridan, Wyo., and Heather Martyn, her husband, Ren; and great grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Sabia, all of Steamboat Springs. Other survivors include sister, Polly Nichols, of Columbia, Mo., and a brother, Ralph Knowles, of Vero Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at the John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1130 East Broadway, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. Call (480) 982-1268.
In lieu of flowers, Jean would have appreciated a memorial donation to be made to the Laureate Alpha Sigma Chapter for Local Charity Projects. Please mail donations to Lois Allen, Treasurer, 936 S. Lawther Dr., Apache Jct., AZ 85220.