Emmajean Rose Perko, 70, native Puebloan, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after a lengthy illness of metastatic cancer. Jean was born July 18, 1948. In her youth, Jean played the accordion, and was involved in playing with a few of the popular accordion bands in Pueblo. Jean is a graduate of South High School, and she was a cheerleader during her high school years. She cherished those memories of being a cheerleader at South High, and spoke often of her friendships, classmates, and cheerleader friends. Jean married her high school sweetheart, Frank Perko, Jr., in 1966, and devoted her entire life to him. She was the consummate wife and grieved her husband's, Frank Jr.'s, passing with great difficulty in 2015. Jean worked for the department of probation but enjoyed a well-deserved early and lengthy retirement. Jean was a social butterfly, and had countless friends and family that she loved feeding with as much food as she could possibly cook. Jean was a super loving and dedicated mother to her two sons, and was always interested and involved in their lives. Preceded in death by parents, Eddie and Christine Hren; and in-laws, Frank and Mayme Perko. Survived by sons, Frank E. Perko III (Jim) and Kurt A. (Claudia); and special friends, Doug Poll, RoJean and Rick Trujillo, Brad and Ronda Gasperetti. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. It was such a pleasure taking care of Emma Jean. Even though she was in pain she always had a bright beautiful smile on her face and loved her red lipstick stick. She will be missed.

  2. Frank, we understood how special and dedicated your mother was when learning of your parents’ support for your music development. We’re sorry for your loss and doubly sorry there might not be the same draw for you to visit Colorado and drop in on the First Plymouth Chancel Choir. We’d all love to see you at any opportunity.

  3. I hold many fond memories of Jean from South High School. Many of us from South High share your tears. Jean was a good person. My deepest sympathy to her famiIy. I hope you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. God Bless.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook