Jean Shirley Barker
Jean Shirley Barker

July 3, 1926 - January 21, 2018
Born in Freeport, IL
Resided in Centennial, Colorado
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Jean Barker, age 91, of Centennial, Colorado passed away peacefully at her home on January 21, 2018. She was born July 3, 1926 in Freeport, IL to Dorothy and Fritz Heimbuch, Sr. She graduated from Freeport High School, class of 1944. Jean married Frank Bucher and together they had two children, Diane and Peter. They later divorced.

Jean is preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Ronald E. Barker, Sr. and their adored Shih Tzu, Mitzie; her parents; younger brother Fritz, Jr; step-sons John H. Barker and J. Christopher Barker.

Jean is survived by her children Peter Bucher, Diane Lain and her husband Roy; step-children Ron Barker, Jr and Lisa Baker and her husband Bob; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jean's career of choice was being a loving, fun, creative mom and homemaker. However, with children in high school, Jean worked in jewelry retail sales for Williams Jewelers for many years. She really enjoyed the business and the family that she worked for.

She always enjoyed travelling, whether car trips with her young family or later with Ron to more exotic destinations such as London, Morocco, Spain, and Hawaii.

Jean had a wonderful positive attitude about the challenges in life. Counselling family and friends, "There is always hope." She needed that hope and strength at the age of 81 while battling lymphoma. She chose hope and life, took her treatments and side effects with courage. Remission became cure and she enjoyed 10 more love-filled years.

In addition to her loving extended family, Jean is blessed with many devoted friends. She has enjoyed countless hours of laughs, tears, joys, travels and lots on conversation. Jean was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Donations may be made in Jean's honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5353 W Dartmouth Ave, Ste 400, Denver, CO 80227.

There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 11am at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 5303 East County Line Road, Centennial, Colorado, followed by a reception.

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Memorial Service
Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Friday, February 2, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reception
Horan & McConaty - County Line
5303 East County Line Road
Centennial, CO US 80122
Friday, February 2, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Charities

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ~ Rocky Mountain Chapter
720 South Colorado Boulevard, Ste 500-S
Denver, CO US 80246