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Jean Fontius Cartwright

Jean Fontius Cartwright

October 24, 1915 – September 27, 2009

Jean Fontius Cartwright was born in Denver to Helen Wilson Fontius and Harry Edwin Fontius Sr. Her brother was Harry Edwin Fontius Jr. (deceased).

She married to John Biles Cartwright (deceased). Joan Cartwright Rotole (deceased) was their daughter. She is survived by son, James E. Cartwright of Fraser; grandson, Philip Damian Rotole Jr., of Denver; niece, Kay Fontius Wieder and husband George of Broomfield; nephews, Harry Edwin Fontius III of Pueblo and Marshall Graham Fontius of Denver; and cousin, Wilson Craighead of Denver.

She graduated from Kent School of Denver in 1933, attended Bradford Junior College in Haverhill , Mass., and graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Later she was Vice President of Colorado College Class of 1938.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Denver Chapter), president of the Ladies of Rotary (Denver), as well as a board member of Children’s Hospital of Denver.

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She volunteered with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art and its Alexander Girard Exhibit. The Museum of New Mexico honored her as an outstanding volunteer.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Stephen Watts Kearny Chapter, Santa Fe, and was Chairman of the Genealogical Library in New Mexico. She designed and built, with assistance, a northern New Mexico miniature house, circa 1880, which is on display at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Services will take place on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 4th and Garnet, Granby. Graveside service will be at Kremmling Cemetery at noon, followed a reception at Kremmling Memorial Hospital.

Donations may be made in her honor to the Helen Wilson Fontius and Harry Edwin Fontius Sr., Memorial Fund, Development Office, The Colorado College, P.O. Box 1117, Colorado Springs, CO 80901, or the Kremmling Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 399, Kremmling, CO 80459.

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