Jerry Lewy Cobb 1943 - 2016
Jerry Lewy Cobb passed away April 11, 2016, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. due to complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Feb. 22, 2016.
He was born in Patterson, Mo. on March 16, 1943, and lived there until the family moved to Olathe, Colo. in March of 1952. There he attended Fairview School then went on to Olathe High School.
Jerry then took over the family dairy operation. He also farmed and raised Quarter horses and beef cattle until 1984. He started a new business in 1989 by starting and operating Ginco Propane in Austin, Colo. until 1994. He then purchased a cattle permit and started ranching full time until 1999 when he started, with one truck by himself, JC Propane and continued to run both companies until his passing.
Jerry was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Assoc. from 1969 to 1984. During that time he was a competitive team roper. Jerry traveled and rodeoed all around the rocky mountain region. Later in life he enjoyed competing in sheepdog trials and cattle dog trials. He always enjoyed cattle, horses, border collie dogs, and propane.
He was well known in the community for his generosity and support of our local AG, 4-H, FFA, Jr. Rodeos, county fairs and sponsoring saddles at the local team roping for the Delta County Fair for the last several years.
He is survived by his daughters, Sherry Cobb of Delta, Colo. and husband Gary Hintz and Sharon Perry and husband Ron Perry of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, Leah, Tina and Nicholas Perry; one sister, Betty Goad of Grand Junction, Colo.; niece, Cinda Godsey of Grand Junction, Colo. and one great-niece, Tiffany Pfifer; nephew, Steve Goad of Denver; Lenny Perkins longtime friend and helpmate.
Jerry was a great man and will be missed by many that knew him. His company and his cattle will go on for years to come. Memorial Service will held at a later date.