December 28, 1945 ~ March 17, 2020

Born in: Tahoka, Texas
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado

Jo Beth Gerk, of Arvada, Colorado passed away on March 17, 2020 at home.

Jo was born in Tahoka, Texas on December 28, 1945 to Theodore and Velma Gass. She has two siblings, Leon Gass and Gwen Faulkner; four nephews;  2 brothers-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law; 7 nieces-in-law and 2 nephews-in-law.

She married Leonard Gerk on October 24, 1966 at the Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. She enjoyed hiking and traveling, particularly road trips, and worked as a Checker at Safeway for many years. She loved dogs and they brought her great joy.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Gerk; daughter, Kimberly (and her husband Damon) Lona and granddaughters, Danae and Brooke Lona.

Jo Beth will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in a private family ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: ALS- Rocky Mountain Chapter, 10855 Dover Street Suite 500, Westminster, Colorado 80021. Please indicate that they are made in memory of Jo Beth Gerk.

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  1. Jo Beth was my very best friend. We grew up together starting in our teens in Spokane, Wa. On behave our entire family she will always be loved and missed. Rest in peace Jo Beth.

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  2. Rest in beautiful peace, Jo Beth. I’ve enjoyed the stories my mother, uncles and aunts shared with me over the years. You were such a light in their lives growing up…so many fun memories.

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  3. Thank you, Dear JoBeth for the fun times and memories at Safeway. It was my joy to have known you. You will be missed.

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  4. I have many memories of my Aunt Jo Beth but one that comes to mind is when she turned 30 years old she was so upset and thought she was, “Old”. We talked about that the last time I spoke to her and had a good laugh. She will be deeply missed. RIP my dear Aunt, Love you always!!

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  5. I met Jo Beth about 20 years ago and what a wonderful person she was. I enjoyed talking and writing back and forth over the years. Jo Beth I can say you were truly a piece of Sunshine in our life and will will never forget how beautiful you were. Love you!!

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  6. So very sorry to hear of Jo Beth passing. Always loved working with her, and her straightforward attitude towards everything. She was a lovely person, and I will miss her.

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