Jean DeRose

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Jean DeRose August 31, 1918 – April 10, 2012 Jean DeRose, a former Grand Junction resident, passed on April 10, 2012, in Denver, Colorado, where she resided for the past six years. Jean was born in Kibler, Arkansas on August 31, 1918, to William and Lula Bushmiaer. She was one of ten children (six brothers and three sisters). She was a twin to one of the brothers. During World War II, she worked in the Arkansas Ordinance Plant where she made ammunition. She met her husband, Jerry, in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was stationed. After the war they moved to Grand Junction, where she lived for 60 years. Before moving to Denver, Jean retired from S.H. Kress & Co., where she was a personnel manager and floor supervisor. She also worked for Montgomery Wards as a department manager in Ladies Fashions, retiring in 1981. Survivors include daughters, Penny Smith, and Binkie Aubert, both of Denver; three grandchildren, David (Jeannine) Smith of Fruita; Kristi Tubbs of Denver, and Audre (Jack) Datz of Napperville, IL; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lucille Burrough in Van Buren, Arkansas. A private family service was held at the Municipal Cemetery in Orchard Mesa, where Jean has been laid to rest next to her husband, Jerry DeRose.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on May 6, 2012
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