Kathleen Elva Jaynes (maiden May) died January 3, 2013 at home with her family. She was born Jan 9, 1927 in Swifton Arkansas to Earl Cecil May, a stock yards worker, and Dona May May, a homemaker. When Kathleen was a small child the family moved to Denver Colorado where Kathleen grew up and graduated from high school.
Upon graduating from high school Kathleen went to work as a teletypist for the phone company. While working at the phone company Kathleen met her husband and the love of her life Calvin Jaynes, a bombing engineer for the US Air Force who served in both WWII and Korea stationed at Buckley Air Force base. Calvin and Kathleen were married in 1947 and purchased their lifelong home in Thornton Colorado shortly after Calvin was discharged.
After being discharged, Calvin was then hired at General Motors Corporation and upon the arrival of their only child Kimberly in 1956 Kathleen left the phone company to become a full time homemaker. After the loss of her husband in 1999 Kathleen lived the remainder of her life with her Daughter Kimberly in Estes Park.
Kathleen will be remembered as a highly capable person with enormous devotion to her family. She described her daughter Kimmy as “The light of my life” and spent so much time with her two grandsons Michael and William that she was often mistaken for their mother. Kathleen was a champion of life and her family. Through a lifetime of challenges ranging from being the wife of a two war veteran to the tragic loss of her only daughter she handled every obstacle with grace and fortitude. Throughout her lifetime she was the devoted and unrelenting force behind weathering every storm her family faced. Kathleen was a giver of both time and money to her family and many organizations from humane causes to religious programs. She was a devoted Christian who credited her strength to her faith.
Kathleen is survived by two grandsons Michael Kishel and William Kishel, a granddaughter-in-law Stacey Kishel and 10 great grandchildren Michael, Clairissa, Hannah, Tiffany, William, Calvin, Kimberley, Angelica, Victoria, and Scarlett. Her surviving family wishes to convey its enormous gratitude for the blessing of such an incredible grandma and the unparalleled contribution she has made to the lives she touched. Services for Kathleen are scheduled for Friday January 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue in Estes Park.