July 8, 1944 –
October 12, 2012
Published in The Daily
Sentinel on December 23, 2012
Jeffrey G. Brock passed
away early Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Community Medical Center in Missoula,
Montana, from complications of a sudden illness.
Jeff was born to V. Glenn Brock and Marjorie Calder Brock on July 8, 1944,
in Dodge City, Kansas. He moved with his parents and sister, Laura, to
Grand Junction, Colorado at the age of 7 where he spent his childhood
enjoying his school friends and sporting events. He especially liked to
play baseball and developed into a pitcher for the games.
He joined up with his high school baseball team, the Tigers, when he returned
for his 50th class reunion, which was especially meaningful when the team
met with coach Bill Flanning and had their picture taken by the coach
in his backyard.
After graduating form high school, Jeff attended attended Mesa Junior
College and then spent some time at Coco Beach, FL, where he attended
umpire school. He was hired as an umpire for the California Coast League
and traveled the route to umpire games.
When Jeff returned to Grand Junction he worked for Gene Taylor's Sporting
Goods and enjoyed his growing family of four sons. His travels took him
to Thermopolis, WY, where he worked in the oil field.
He was active in the community and served a term as Exalted Ruler of the
Elks. As work in the oil field slowed down, Jeff traveled to Anaconda,
MT, where he met his wife, Carolyn. The couple married in Jackson, WY,
on June 25, 1988. The couple purchased the Seven Gables at Georgetown
Lake and ran the business for 21 years before Jeff's passing.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Carolyn; sons, Jeffrey, Jamey, Joey, Jason
and adopted sons, "Jim Bob" and Johnny; five grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; mother, Marjorie; sister, Laura Elam; brother,
Bruce; step-sons, Rob Crisler and John Crisler, both of Anaconda, and
numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Jeff will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at
2:00 p.m. at the St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road, Grand
Junction, CO 81506.