Vail Daily obituary: Jeanie Crocker, 1953-2012 |

Vail Daily obituary: Jeanie Crocker, 1953-2012

Special to the Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Jeanie Crocker, 59, recent resident of Steamboat Springs and longtime resident of Eagle, died Tuesday after a long illness. She passed peacefully in her sleep while visiting her daughter in Grand Teton National Park.

She was born June 16, 1953, in Denver to Ronald and Hilda Leeper. She grew up in Denver with her sister, Jane. Jeanie married Jon Crocker on Sept. 21, 1985, in Parshall.

Jeanie dedicated her life to her family. She was a devoted and loving mother to her two daughters, Ellie and Molly. She also had an exceptional talent for creating hand-made collectables, and workimg in her gardens; she could bring beauty in all her surroundings. She was as selfless to others as she was to her family and will be remembered for her immeasurable kindness and giving.

After raising her daughters in Eagle, she moved to Grand Junction, where she spent time with relatives, volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital with her eldest daughter, Ellie, and created a beautiful garden. She moved to Steamboat Springs this summer after her illness progressed.

Jeanie is survived by her husband, Jon Crocker; her daughter, Molly Crocker; her sister, Jane Lokan; her stepmother, Bettye Leeper; her lifetime best friend, Caroline Wellford; and numerous other family and friends. She is recently predeceased by her daughter, Ellie Crocker.

A private service will be held in Jeanie’s honor, Sunday at 2 p.m. in Steamboat Springs. Please email for more information. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Betty Jean Crocker Memorial Fund at any Alpine Bank of Colorado or mailed to: Alpine Bank, 1901 Pinegrove Road, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.

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