In his 78 years, Jake achieved much and was lauded often. But his favorite days were always those spent with family and friends, fishing or golfing. Though he lived the last 20 years in Arizona, his roots in Colorado ran deep.

He is survived by his wife and four children whom he dearly loved, a wonderful bunch of grandchildren and great-grandkids, one sister, one brother and a loving collection of extended family and many friends who will miss him.

A celebration of his amazing life will be scheduled for a later date and a memorial service will be held in Colorado this summer. Donations in Jake's name may be made to the Green Valley Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 43, Green Valley, AZ 85622.