Jeannette V. Garing

March 27th, 1932May 6th, 2017

Former Boulder resident Jeannette V. Garing, 85, died peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Sun City West, Arizona.

She was born Jeannette V. Ellenberger on March 27, 1932, in Butler County Pennsylvania, the daughter of Virginia Crooks and Leroy Ellenberger.  She grew up in Karns City, PA where she attended and graduated from Fairview Township - Karns City High School in 1950.

Jeannette was united in marriage to Herbert H. Garing in Chicora, PA on December 22, 1951. They moved to Washington D.C., then to Boulder in 1963. Jeannette and Herb both worked at the National Bureau of Standards, now known as National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder. After leaving the N.B.S., she worked at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Association in Boulder. Herbert preceded her in death in 1984.

She moved to Sun City West 20 years ago to enjoy square dancing and warmer weather. She also enjoyed her time there visiting with family and friends.

Surviving family members include her son Kenneth Garing and his wife Cynthia of Boulder, her granddaughter Kelsey Garing of Houston, TX.  Also surviving are her sister Margaret “Peggy” Crawley of Castle Rock, Co and her step-sister Ethel Jewart of Chicora, PA.

A private burial will be held at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.

The family suggests memorials be made in Jeannette’s name to The Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic by using this link: (Cut and Paste Link Into URL)

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A private burial was held at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.








To the family of Jeannette. Over the years I have wondered what ever happened to Jeanette after she left Boulder for the warmth of Sun City. Jeanette and I volunteered at Boulder Community Hospital and worked together at the front information desk on Thursdays. Jeannette and I had so many laughs and so enjoyed working our shift together. She may have been nearly 30 yrs older than I was but she had a young spirit when we giggled together. My sincere and deepest sympathy to Jeannette's entire family. It has been over 20 yrs that we worked those Thursdays but she definitely made an impression on me and she is just someone I will never forget. Best, Lisa Polo Ekman