Obituary: Georgene “Jean” O’Neil |

Obituary: Georgene “Jean” O’Neil

Georgene “Jean” O’Neil passed away Oct. 11, 2014. She was born in 1924 to George and Elnora Smith in Fraser. She married Ed O’Neil on Feb. 21, 1941, at the courthouse in Hot Sulphur Springs. They shared a loving marriage for 71 years.

They had four children: Sherry, George, Terry and Mike. Jean loved her family, and was an avid bowler. She was inducted into the County and State Bowling hall of Fame. She participated in 45 state, and 35 national tournaments during which she saw the country.

Jean is survived by sons George and Mike; daughter Terry (Virgil) Fisher; grandchildren Becky (Bill) Newberry, Chris Welch, Ed (Tracy) Welch, Kim (Gene) Summers, George Jr (Mindy) O’Neil, Kelly (Sofia) Fisher, Autumn Fisher; 12 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings, her husband Ed, her daughter Sherry Welch, grandson David, and great-grandson Sawyer.

Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers send donations to Grand County USBCBA. PO Box 305 Granby, CO 80446

Go to her webpage at to leave a condolence for the family. Grand County Mortuary and Crematory are in charge of arrangements.

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