We regretfully announce that our beloved mother Dorothy Jean Komloski (Gale), 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Thornton, Colorado, on Friday, October 1, 2021. She was born on March 21, 1927, in Covina, California, to Paul and Iris Gale. The family moved to Colorado when she was young, and she spent several years in Haxtun and Denver. She graduated from East High School in Denver in 1945 and attended Colorado Women’s College where she took classes in business administration.
She married Benjamin Joseph Komloski on September 7th, 1947, in Denver, Colorado. They lived in Denver, later moving to Longmont, and settling in Broomfield. She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother to five children. After Ben’s death in 1973, Jean spent 9 years in the Pacific Northwest, including Tigard, Oregon, and Montesano, Washington, before moving back to Colorado in 1985.
Jean was a long-time resident of Ft. Collins after her retirement in 1992, until she moved in with her daughter’s family in Thornton in 2012. Jean is survived by her sons, Chris (Mary) Komloski of Shoshoni, Wyoming, Mark Komloski of Milliken, Colorado, and daughter Shari (Larry) Garrison of Thornton, Colorado, as well as 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents Paul Gale (1965) and Iris Gale (1987), her husband, Ben (1973), sons Benjie (1953) and Rick (2019), and her brother, Jack Gale (1972).
Jean’s favorite thing was to spend time with family and friends, always up for a board game or playing cards. Her love for family and faith was evident in all she did. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was an avid reader, great storyteller and conversationalist, with a big heart and sense of humor. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, sewing, and watching Family Feud.
Celebration of Life services will be held on Thursday, October 7th, 2021, at 11:00am at Christ United Methodist Church in Ft. Collins, where Jean was an active member for many years. Interment will follow at 2:00pm at Mt. View Cemetery in Longmont, CO.
- Jean requested that everyone wear bright colors since this will be a celebration of her life.
- Masks will be required for the service. Pallbearers: Chris Komloski, Mark Komloski, Larry Garrison, Shari Garrison Officiant: Pastor Aaron Gray
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