Jack D. Dreibus was born on February 20, 1929 in Omaha, NE. He attended Omaha Public Schools and graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1946. He found employment with Union Pacific Railroad as a clerk in the Headquarters Building in Omaha from 1947 to 1955.
Later Jack found more suitable work with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. as a lineman, installer, and repairman. In 1966, after an overriding desire to relocate to Estes Park, CO, he found employment as maintenance man and later an electrician with the National Park Service in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1972 Jack found employment with Mountain Bell as a station and cable repairman.
In 1980 he married Carla Myers of Arvada, CO. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1990 and enjoyed a good life since.
Jack served as a citizen soldier with the Nebraska Air National Guard and retired as a Technical Sergeant.
Jack was a member of the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park, serving as a head usher since before they moved into the new church. He also served on the Building and Grounds Committee for two sessions.
Jack petitioned for and was accepted into the Masonic Fraternity in 1959 in Bee Hive Lodge No. 184 in Omaha, NE, later transferring to Estes Park Lodge No. 183 in 1967 where he served in many capacities to include Secretary and Master of the Lodge. He was also a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Omaha and later in Denver Consistory. He was also a member of the Denver Shrine and Order of Eastern Star.
Upon relocating to Estes Park, he joined the Rocky Mountain Region, National Model Railroad Association and was instrumental in forming the Estes Valley Division in 1979, serving in several capacities, primarily as Secretary until 2004.He was also an avid modeler, earning many Regional National awards for his modeling abilities.
The Grand Architect of the Universe called Jack D. Dreibus to his eternal home on December 30, 2008 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Carla Dreibus and stepchildren Paul and Lori Myers and grandson Chance.
“Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant: Enter Thou Into the Joy of Thy Lord.”
A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Thursday, January 8, 2008. Memorial contributions can be made to the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department or Quota Club in care of Allnutt Estes Park Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Jack’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.