Janice Elaine (Bailey) Zobeck

janice zobeck

January 29, 1943 ~ November 26, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Janice Zobeck:

Janice Elaine (Bailey) Zobeck
On Nov. 26, 2021, Janice Zobeck, in the arms of her husband, made a peaceful transition to her heavenly home. Survived by her loving husband, John W. Zobeck; brother, Ron (Karen)Bailey and family; brothers-in-law, Louis, David and Paul Zobeck; and sisters-in-law, Carrie Lou Butchert, Linda Sabo, Judy Fellhauer, Suzan Perryman and their families. Janice is also survived by numerous relatives and friends in Kansas, the Arkansas Valley, Arizona and Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Cleta Bailey; in-laws, Louis and Lorine Zobeck; special friend, Diana Oreskovich; fur babies, Tinker Bell, Dukie and Teddy; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Janice was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Pueblo. She attended Lincoln Grade School (Heritage), Keating then Central High School where she and John were classmates and had their first date. Janice then graduated from Pueblo Junior College and University of Northern Colorado before getting her Masters. She taught at Hellbeck Grade School for 30 plus years before retiring, then did some subbing and mentoring. Janice enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing skiing, ice skating, sodokus, BoJonTown, fantasy baseball and traveling. She was a member of teacher organizations, teacher’s bowling leagues, ladies golfing on Wednesdays and church. Janice had a heart of gold and loving smile and was a caretaker to five loved ones at the same time. Thank you to Lisa and the staff at Sharmar for the loving care they showed to Janice and her family. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Zoo or the Alzheimer’s Association-Pueblo. Livestreaming and online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: December 7, 2021 10:30 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. To Janice

    Janice was my sister in law. She was more like a sister than an in law. When I married her brother, she was always there to share in our ups and downs, our children, our wee goats and, of course, Tucker.

    Ron and I and our children (Scott and Andrea) were witnesses when they were married in Vancouver, Washington. Prior to their marriage, Janice would come to visit us often, sometimes with her parents, sometimes alone. The Native Americans look to the Aunt as an additional mother. Janice seemed to follow in that thinking with both Scott and Andrea. It always made me smile!

    I would feel a little sorry for Ron at times, as he had to put up with a sister and a wife who were both Elementary Teachers. And…once a teacher, always a teacher.

    Janice was one of those special people in life that could always make you smile or laugh out loud. We, as a family, will miss her presence in our lives, but will hold her dearly in all our hearts.

    Our sympathies to John.

  2. Many funny and fond memories of Janice. Loved her as a sister. I am so sad to lose her. She was such a talented and special lady and we were so lucky to have her in our lives. Hugs, love, and sympathy to my brother John and everyone who knew her.
    Love, Carrie Lou

  3. To my amazing Auntie Janice, my heart is broken as we say goodbye today. I will never forget your contagious laugh, your endless kindless and compassion, and your fun loving spirit that made everyone around you smile. You have meant so much to so many people, but to me you were my beautiful Auntie, my family, and always my friend. You were one of a kind, generous, thoughtful, and full of light and love. I am deeply saddened today but will continue to carry all of the beautiful memories of you in my heart forever. Love you so much Aunt Janice!

  4. Mrs Zobeck was very much loved when she taught at Hellbeck. I know because my son was one of her students and he adored her. She was a nice lady and a great teacher! I offer my sympathy to her husband and family and will keep you all in prayers at this difficult time. May she rest peacefully.

  5. John, Ronnie and Karen and families. I am so saddened at the loss of my lifelong friend. We knew each other since our births. Janice was about 6 weeks older than I was and I always told her she would always be older than I was! Sometimes it seemed like our families were one family! No matter how long it had been since we saw each other, we picked right back up where we were! I loved Janice and know I will see her again when we meet at the feet of Jesus. I’m so sorry I won’t be able to make it over the mountain to the service due to health problems and weather. My love , prayers and sympathies to you all. ❤️‍🩹🙏🏽 Susan Burnett and Buddy Valdez.

  6. My sweet Janice…I’ve cherished our friendship since junior high. You, Carole, and I had the best and silliest of times. I will miss your sweetness and laughter.

  7. Janice, you have been truly missed on our Wednesday golfing. I loved your contagious laugh. Your were a true care giver to many. Now your can rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

    Miss you Connie Gibbens

  8. Janice was an amazing woman. She was a great Teacher and taught two of my children. She had a heart that was so loving and generous and took care of friends whenever she was needed. I enjoyed her contagious laugh and beautiful smile. “Death leaves a heartache no can heal…Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” John we all know how much you loved Janice and she will always be in your heart.

  9. Lou and Joanne Braden. Sorry for the loss of a really nice person and great neighbor over the last 20 years.

  10. With all the moving around my family did when I was young I never truly felt like I had a school home. I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Zobeck for my teacher. She is the only teacher I remember from all of my school years. To her it didn’t matter what clothes you wore or who your friends were. She truly cared about each and every student she had. She took the time to make sure you were understanding everything that she was teaching. I thank god that I had her as a teacher every time I get into a conversation about school. ♥️

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