Jan L. Tucker
July 21, 2005
Jan L. Tucker of Grants Pass, Ore., died on Friday, July 15 at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. He was 68 years old.Jan was born January 16, 1937, in Tulia, Texas. From 1960 to 1987 he lived in the Roaring Fork Valley and worked at Aspen Valley Hospital as a lab technician. He and his former wife also owned and operated the Old Snowmass store and post office, and lived in Old Snowmass until 1974. He then opened the first medical clinic in Basalt.In 1987, after selling the medical clinic, Jan moved from Colorado to southern Washington where he worked for Peace Health – St. John’s Hospital. In 2001, he moved from Winlock, Wash. to Grants Pass, Oregon.Jan enjoyed traveling to New Zealand, fly fishing, and daily visits with his great-grandsons.Survivors include three daughters: Pam Waller (Mark) of Grants Pass, Ore., Kim Guthrie-Burch (Jeff) of Delta, and Cindy Tucker-Davis (Jet) of Glenwood Springs; two sisters: Ludene Grush and Jeanette Poole, both of Canyon, Texas; two brothers: Val Tucker of Shreveport, La. and Tem Tucker of Amarillo, Texas; grandson Levi Van Pelt of Grants Pass, Ore.; granddaughter Allie Jan Guthrie of Delta; and two great-grandsons: L.D. Van Pelt and Carter Van Pelt, both of Grants Pass, Ore.Private services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors of Grants Pass is in charge of arrangements.