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Betty Jane Jaques

April 18, 1925 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 93)


Betty Jaques, former resident of Mesa, Colorado, passed away February 18, 2019. She was born April 18, 1925 in Canon City, Colorado to George C Strickland and Majorie Monce Strickland. She moved with her parents to Plateau City, CO in 1929. In 1939 the family moved to Collbran, Co. She attended al 12 years of school in Collbran, graduation from Collbran Union High School in 1943.

Betty met Verl Jaques the summer of 1943 and they were married September 22, 1943 in Grand Junction, CO and made their home in Mesa. They farmed and cut timber on the Grand Mesa. They had 2 children, Helen and Dale. After Verl passed away November 3, 1993 she continued to live in Mesa until September 2013. At that time she went to live with her daughter Helen, in Alpine, Wyoming until her death. Betty worked at the Powderhorn Ski Corp, the former Grand Mesa Winter Sport Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1991. She sold lift tickets and was the ticket office manager. She also did house cleaning, painting and wallpapering, worked at the fruit stands in the Palisade area, and some house and dog sitting. Betty was always available to help friends with a ride to the doctor and shopping or anything else they needed. She had a kind and giving nature.  Betty enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, horseback riding, traveling, and loved to dance.

She is survived by her daughter Helen, granddaugthers Lori, Holly, and Kelly. Two great grand daughters Cassie and Savanna; two great grandsons Kyle and Jacob; and one great great grandson Kaleb. Her son Dale died Sept 30, 1989. One brother, John Dale Monce was killed in action in France in 1944 during World War II.

A service and burial will be at the Mesa Cemetery in the Spring.

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