Joan Truby
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New Jersey native, Colorado resident since 1970. R.N. and Master in Nursing at Yale, 1956 and a Master's degree in Public Heath from the University of North Carolina in 1964. Worked in staff, supervisory, consultant, research and administrative, local and state public health positions in PA, N.J. and CO and was the State Nursing Director and Director of the Divison of Community Health services when retired from the CO Dept. of Health. In retirement she volunteered as a Jeff Co Master Gardener, was a member of the American and Denver Rose Societies. She was named a Home Town Hero and received a Citizen Commendation from the Jeff Co Sheriff's Dept in recognition of her role in developing the Rose Garden at the Detention Center. Joan is preceded in death by her husband Ralph. Survived by loving family, friends and neighbors who knew her as "The Rose Lady"! At her request no formal services are to be held. Inurnment will take place in the Truby family plot in PA. "A life well lived"! Donation in Joan's memory may be made to the Lutheran Hospice 3210 N Lutheran Pkwy, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Published in Denver Post on Feb. 25, 2018.
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May 27, 2018
I didn't know of Joan Truby's passing until about an hour ago, and I was shocked and saddened. It seemed to me and to those closest to her that she would live forever. I first met Joan in the early 1990s as a member of the Denver Rose Society. She was highly knowledgeable about growing and cultivating one of the world's most beautiful flowers. Both as an open, friendly person and as a consulting rosarian, she will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Joan, surrounded by your fragrant roses forever.
Bob Rasmussen
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