Jeannette Fitton passed away just after celebrating her 99th birthday in October, 2009.
In 1910, Jeannette was born, the third of four children, to Urban and Helen Hidy. She grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, OH. Following high school, she attended Jacobs Business School and went on to graduate from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics for three years following her graduation.
In 1936, Jeannette married Stuart M. Fitton. Early in their marriage, they settled in Cincinnati, OH where their first daughter was born. In 1941, they moved to Oxford, OH where they shared a farm with Jeannette’s parents. While raising three children, Stuart joined the predecessor to the Millikin and Fitton Law Firm and Jeannette became active in the community. Over time, she served as president of the Women’s Society of the Methodist Church, Planned Parenthood and her Delta Zeta Sorority Chapter. She was an active member of the McGuffey PTA and the local Farmer’s Club. She continued to pursue her interests in cooking, sewing and horticulture.
In 1990, Jeannette and Stuart moved to Estes Park, CO where they had vacationed since 1952. She further developed her interests by taking up knitting and weaving. She joined the Weaver’s Club, Villagers, the Woman’s Club, the Art Center and contributed her talents to Rocky Mountain National Park by volunteering in the greenhouse and at the Estes Park Museum, cataloging clothing artifacts.
She was a creative and devoted wife, mother and friend, participating in the lives of all she knew with generosity and wisdom. She is survived by her three children, Heidi Fitton, Sam Fitton, Terry Fitton Dammann, her son-in-law Jeff Dammann, grandson Frank Dammann, his wife Susan Fort, one nephew, Lee Hidy, and three nieces, Carol Hidy, Heather Hidy and Ann Scovill.
In lieu of flowers, please send any gifts in memory of Jeannette to either the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, P.O. Box 3100, Estes Park, CO 80517, the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation, 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517 or the Estes Park Public Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517.