B. Jean Kistle
10/19/1921 - 11/3/2017
Jean was a retired Air Force Veteran and Life Member of MHGRC. She served during WWII and continued her career as a Budget Officer in Colorado Springs. With her partner, Betty Story, Jean bred Goldens under the Kinnikinnik kennel name and continued competing in obedience until well into her '80's. She and Betty served as Trophy chairs for the GRCA 1989 National which Mile Hi hosted.
Services for Jean will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs. A reception will follow.
Word has just been received that Jim Howard, husband of long-time Mile Hi member Barb Howard, has died. Like Jean, Jim was born in 1921 and was also a WWII veteran. Jim was a long time fixture at local field trials, first as a competitor and judge, then accompanying Barb as an ardent spectator. His warmth and humor will be missed.
Both WWII veterans, both died shortly before Veterans Day.