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Loveland Reporter Herald
Saturday Jan. 3, 2004 page B-4
Eva J. â€œJeanâ€ Abromski, 82, of Loveland died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
She was born May 19, 1921, in Gage, Okla., to Harry C. and Bertha C. (Harmon) Gregg. She attended schools in Morgan County and on July 16, 1937, married Stanley Abromski in Denver.
Jean lived in Morgan County until 1947, when she relocated to Loveland to start a farming and dairy operation.
In earlier years, Jean worked as the dining room supervisor for Los Alamos Labs in Los Alamos, N.M., and later as an interior decorator for Modernistic Industries, headquartered in California. She then started her own interior decorating business and served clients in Loveland, Fort Collins, Boulder and other surrounding areas. In addition, Jean continued to work steadfastly with her family farm of 480 acres and a Grade A dairy farm. She retired in the early 1980s.
Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Loveland and served in a variety of roles, including serving as assistant superintendent of the church Sunday school for 13 years, teaching elementary-grade Sunday school for four years, and coordinating the effort to have the Summer Vacation Bible School open to all who would attend. Once again, she brought her special â€œJeanâ€ decorating talents to the tables, walls, halls, ceilings and desserts at various senior celebrations. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Womenâ€™s Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge.
Ballroom dancing became an integral part of her life with her husband, Stan. Together, they placed first on two occasions in regional competitions. Jean was an avid reader, especially enjoying books about frontier history. She and Stan traveled to historic locations that she had read about.
Besides her family, she had a passion for growing beautiful garden flowers. She was the loving matriarch of many family gatherings.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Stanley Abromski of Loveland; a son, Kenneth Abromski and wife Virginia of Loveland; two daughters, Geri Hergenreter and husband Leonard of Loveland and Dr. Jeanne Jensen of New York City, N.Y. In addition, she is also survived by one brother, Hugh Gregg and wife Michiko of Martinez, Calif.; one sister, Gladys Stickley of Brush, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mikel Abromski; a grandson, David Gene Abromski; and four sisters.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Loveland. Viewing and visitation with family present will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County or to the American Diabetes Association in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo. 80537.