An angel returned home on July 14, 2020 when Jean G. Woofter, born on January 23, 1935 to Charles J. Robertson and Helen Jean Rodgers, passed away at her home.

Jean is survived by her sister, Bonnie Breen (and her husband Kenneth) and her three children; daughter, Deborah Korrell from Thornton, Colorado (and her husband Steven), daughter Donna Wasson from Colorado Springs, Colorado (and her husband Smokey), and her son Michael Gallagher from Cheyenne, Wyoming (and his wife Denise). Jean will also be remembered and missed by her 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Jean is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Rex McKibben and her sisters, Charlotte Ault and Sue Jennings.

Jean was married to her first husband and the father of her children, Donald Gallagher, for 25 years. Following their separation, she married her best friend Archie “Whitey” Reese Woofter Jr. on January 11, 1984 in Colorado Springs. They enjoyed many happy years together until Whitey passed away from cancer on July 28, 2001.

Jean worked for many years as the front desk clerk for Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which is where she retired from. Following retirement, Jean loved traveling with Whitey to several states and they also traveled to Europe. Her favorite hobbies were quilting and Brazilian embroidery, but her true passion was helping people. In her later years, Jean bravely returned to school to pursue her GED certificate and even tutored high school students struggling in literacy.

A memorial to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80910. A luncheon will be hosted afterwards at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral restaurant at 1970 Waynoka Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80915. For those wishing to honor Jean’s memory, donations can be made in her name to Namaste Hospice, 600 E. Evans Ave. #2-400, Denver, Colorado, 80222.

Jean will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. She will forever be remembered for her loving personality, a wonderful sense of humor, her extreme generosity, and her caring nature.

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  1. You will be greatly missed Grams, may you Rest In Peace in heaven with Grandpa Whitey by your side, I will forever love you and cherish all the wonderful memories we’ve had.

  2. We will always remember all the fun we had visiting Jean and Deb and Steve and all the fun we had playing games together. Jean was a wonderful caring person with a great sense of humor we loved her dearly and will be missed by all. Have fun up there Jean

  3. The angels came and took you to Heaven.I will truley miss you and your great since of humor. You were my fun,quilting pardner and I’ll remember you always.We will all be together again some day.What agreat reunion that will be!!L ove you!!

  4. Good bye for now Grams. Will always carry you in my heart. Look over the family for us. Love you always. Til we meet again

  5. My Mother, My Friend,
    May you always dance in Heaven upon the streets of gold. May you always know how very much the Lord loves you, and how much I love you too. I know there were many to meet you at the gates of heaven, because you truly touched the lives of everyone you knew. And even those that only spent a short time with you. I love you, I miss you! You will be remembered by many.

  6. Great Grandma Jean,
    You will be greatly missed amongst your family and friends. We will continue to tell stories about you to our kids and keep you alive in our hearts. I know you’re resting easy now and I hope to see you again one day. I love you so much.

  7. I will always treasure the years I spent time you at the Baker’s Dozen quilt group. It was always a special time when we met in your home. You loved to laugh and share. I will miss you but know you are free of pain and with The Lord. Love you.

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