September 7, 1936 – January 27, 2020
Jerolyn (Jerry) Aline Frame of Colorado Springs went to be with Jesus on January 27, 2020, after a brief and sudden illness and hospital stay. She was 83 years old and was still actively working on fixing up houses.
Jerry was born on September 7, 1936, in Zenorsville, Iowa to Maude Kater and Mark Kater. She is survived by her two children, Kim (Bryan) Gilman, and Bryan (Cinthia) Frame; seven grandchildren, Sarah (John) Gallucci, Zachary Gilman, Maria (Matt) Whitt, Kierra Gilman, Kaylee Gilman, Koby Gilman, and Kaila Frame; and two great grandchildren, Mikah Whitt and Aviana Gilman.
Jerolyn graduated from Boulder High School and then attended Biola University and the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she graduated with a degree in music education. She then began her career as a music teacher in Colorado Springs, School District 2. This was where she met her husband, Floyd Frame, who was the band director there. They were married for five years before they had their children.
Jerry was the youngest in a large family of eight and had so many happy memories of growing up as the youngest of her large family. She played the piano from an early age and became very accomplished, partially because she had so many family members supervising her practice. She enjoyed working at the family restaurant “On the Hill” in Boulder, Colorado and helping in the boarding houses run by the family. Her family was extremely important to her throughout her life and they enjoyed many things together, such as traveling, waterskiing on the Boulder reservoir, making homemade ice cream and hamburgers, and spending time relaxing together.
After they were married, Jerry and Floyd started investing in rental homes. Between this and teaching music full time, they kept extremely busy. Teaching music and working in real estate became their way of life, as they both worked full time and ran multiple rental properties. Jerry wanted to stay home with her children, so she started teaching piano out of her home. She averaged 40-45 students per year and had many fun recitals and programs in her home studio. Jerry was very involved in her church, especially while her children were growing up. She attended First Evangelical Free church, where she played piano, directed the choir, taught Sunday school, and directed various children’s musical productions. She routinely drove neighborhood kids to Pioneer Girls and Vacation Bible School at church and was called mom by several of her children’s friends. She always had a heart for kids and always wanted to make sure they knew that Jesus loved and died for them.
She was an extremely hard worker, continuing to work up through her last year of life, and had two wardrobes: regular clothes and “paint clothes.”
She absolutely loved going to garage sales and finding bargains and was always quick to ask people what they needed so she could look for it at a garage sale. She kept a mental tally of what her best garage sale bargains were, and she provided so much to family and friends by saving money and looking for these bargains.
She loved playing the piano, starting in her childhood, and continuing by majoring in music, teaching music in school, teaching piano, and playing for church, for choir, for Bible study fellowship, and for Christmas teas at the Broadmoor.
She was her children’s biggest fan, centering her life around what they needed or what they were doing, and loving to be at either one of their homes whenever she could. She was a people person and always had a smile on her face. She was a good listener and a constant prayer warrior, and she always gave to anyone who needed something. She went above and beyond to help others and was often told she helped people to a fault. She said it was her gift to help others, and gave up her time, her money and possessions, her space, and her life for others and for them to know Jesus.
She loved Jesus, her family, garage sales, piano, coupons, fixing up houses, singing, reading the Bible, Bible study fellowship, and any type of family reunions.
She lived her life selflessly, as a strong, courageous, enduring, gentle, kind, and humble woman of God and was generous and giving in all she did. Jesus and her family were the most important things in her life.
Jerolyn is dearly loved by her family and friends and will be so greatly missed.
Visitation at 9AM and Funeral Service at 10AM on Saturday, February 1, 2020, Shrine of Remembrance Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd. Lunch reception immediately follows at Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.