Juanita Joy (Miller) Grubb, 83, of Arvada, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Lakewood, CO. She was the wife of Jerry Dean Grubb whom she married on March 13, 1948, in Syracuse, KS.
Juanita was born in Logan County, KS on February 17, 1932 to the late Jesse James Miller and Gladys Irene (Gill) Miller. She was the eldest of five children that include Bernice Kenneweg of Fredericksburg, VA; Harlan Miller of Tribune, KS, Carol Ann Miller Stewart Crook and Daryl Miller of Tribune, KS.
In addition to her parents, Jess and Gladys, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Ann.
Juanita is survived by three children and their spouses, Larry Wayne Grubb (Thyra) of Louisville, KY; Tracey Lynn Grubb Kingham (Rick) of Dallas, TX, and Randall Kent Grubb (Dawn) of Arvada, CO. She is also survived and deeply loved by her 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Juanita served the Lord her entire adult life in many capacities and is remembered by hosts of friends and coworkers.
Jerry Dean Grubb passed away on July 25, 2016. He was born on January 15, 1930 in Garden City, Kansas to George Douglas Grubb and Minnie Helen Archer Grubb. Jerry was the second of five, all of whom survive him; John Grubb of Tribune, Kansas, Laura Grubb Shuster of Texas, Harold Grubb of Tribune Kansas and Patrick Grubb of Tribune, Kansas.
All of the family built a reputation of hard work, kind hospitality and community service.
Jerry graduated from Greeley County High School with the class of 1948. Jerry married the loved of his life, Juanita Joy Miller on March 13, 1948 and shared a life together until she preceded him in death in January of this year. Three children were born to their union together; Larry Wayne Grubb of Louisville, Kentucky, Tracey Lynn Grubb Kingham of Dallas, Texas, Randall Kent Grubb of Arvada, Colorado.
Jerry and Juanita were affectionately called Poppy and Momoo by their nine grandchildren; Nichole Kingham Furness, Joel Kingham, Janna Kingham Curran, Abbey Grubb LeDoux, Katie Grubb Park, Kara Jo Grubb Thompson, Brenton Grubb, Weston Grubb, Whitney Grubb. They also enjoyed eighteen great-grandchildren; Haven Bong, Ethan Bong, Morgan Bong, Isaac Kingham, Owen Kingham, Judah Curran, Josiah Curran, Elijah Curran, Micah Curran, Zechariah Curran, Jaycob Park, Mycah Park, Natalee Park, Nolan Grubb, Ashton Grubb, Lucy Grubb, Josephine Thompson, Caleb Chabolla.
Jerry’s life was marked by his service to family, friends, customers, church and community.
He was well-liked and held great reputation in Tribune, Kansas, and Colorado Springs, Colorado and in Denver, Colorado in his later years.
He served as a Deacon and many other capacities in his church. His business skills and leadership competence benefitted his church as he served on the board.
During his teens, he worked alongside the family in the Grubb family farming business in Tribune, Kansas. In his 20’s, he got a job driving a truck for a company in Hutchinson, Kansas. By the late 1950’s Jerry started and grew Grubb Electric Co. and was wiring custom homes, tenant finish and commercial work, as well as major apartment complexes. He held the contract for several years with the City of Colorado Springs doing their line and underground work. At one time the company employed 45 electricians and linemen. He was always loved by his employees for his kindness and generosity.
Jerry and Juanita’s home has always been known as a great place to visit and stay. One of the highlights of every visit was a trip to Baskin Robbins for ice cream. He was a great breakfast cook and could always be counted on to take care of visitors.
In the early days of the expansion of the technology world and computers, Jerry self-taught all the facets of computers and he always kept report and tracking of their OxyFresh Business that at one point expanded to over 200, 000 people in their marketing downline.
Most people comment about Jerry in several ways: He loved to laugh. He told great stories. He filled you inbox with funny email. He plowed snow on an ATV like nobody’s business. His legacy remains even though he has joined Momoo and a host of friends and family. Well done, Poppy! Well done!
Graveside Commital Services will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MST at the Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas.