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Jack Crosby

1930 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jack Crosby Obituary
Husband, father, pastor, and friend, Jack Crosby left to see heaven for himself on Sunday, Aug 12th at the age of 87 1/2. Jack was born to Roy and Pauline (Brickle) Crosby in Canon City on Dec 7, 1930. As a teen he worked in his parent's bakery (The Tasty Pastry Bakery), graduated from Canon High with the famous '49ers, then went to Colorado A & M (now CSU) to play football and study. On his way home from a summer job, he heard on the radio that the Korean War had started, so he stopped in Pueblo and enlisted in the Marines. Upon finishing his tour of duty, Jack came home to an arranged blind date. Sometimes those things do work out, and he married the love of his life, Joan Schmotzer, on June 14, 1953. They were married for 62 years: she preceded him in death June 2015. During their life together, they had four children,Paul, Katy, Terri, and John and served together in ministry in Kim, Oklahoma City, Rangely, Thornton, and Canon City. A Joyful Celebration of this remarkable life, together with an Ice Cream Social in his honor, will be held at the Vineyard in Canon City on August 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm. (245 S. Raynolds). The family plans to place a bench and playground equipment for the community in honor of Jack and Joan's life. In lieu of flowers, donations to this can be sent to Vineyard Canon City memo: Crosby Memorial. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Aug. 18, 2018
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