Kristy "Kris" Lee Jeter


November 23, 1947 ~ May 28, 2021

Born in: Dallas, Texas
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Kristy Lee “Kris” Jeter, 73, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, May 28, 2021. Survived by her longtime companion, Thomas Makovsky and her beloved pets, her black lab, Crystel, and her cat, Afula. Kris was born on November 23, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. She received her doctorate degree and was a professor at numerous universities and colleges, including Deleware University. She taught in North Carolina and Georgetown, as well as teaching English to Russians in Moscow. Member of the United Hebrew Center; Pueblo Genealogy Society and the South Western Colorado Genealogy Society. Graveside service, 3:00 p.m. , Sunday, May 30, 2021 at B’nai Jacob Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the United Hebrew Center.


Graveside Service: May 30, 2021 3:00 pm

B'Nai Jacob Cemetery
West 23rd & Montezuma
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Wishing and praying for blessings of comfort and consolation to friends and family of Kris on this day of the observance of her yahrzeit

  2. I was devastated to learn of Kris’ passing yesterday. Kris and I exchanged emails for at least 20 years. I learned much about Judaism from her and greatly admired her commitment and devotion to the Jewish communities of Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver. She was relentlessly curious about all aspects of life.i feel very fortunate to have known her so long. I had many problems to deal with and Kris was always so supportive and kind to me. I did not notice at first when she stopped writing because having been fired from job losing my car etc I was distracted but then the thought of calling Pueblo police and asking them to do a wellness check on her had taken hold. I had sent many emails apologizing for any offense she might have taken but got no answer and was getting more and more upset. I turned on the phone I bought for the purpose but thought I would Google her name first to make sure I had the right address to give them and bang. I can’t believe this. Sorry to gave gone on and on about this. She was really important to me

  3. I will miss Kristy always checking up on me. especially after my own mother’s passing. We could seem to always fix the planet with our conversations at a Doctorate level. When I heard of your passing I almost fell over. Your memory will be a blessing to me.

    Timothy Clement

  4. My deepest sympathies to Tom and the Makovsky family on the sudden passing of Kris. Kris was very passionate about Judaism and the Pueblo Jewish community. May her memory forever be a blessing and may you find comfort in the fond memories you shared with Kris. Dan Klaiman

  5. Kristy Lee, Kris, Dr. Jeter were all names for an extraordinary human. Art Collector, Gourmet Cook, Historian, Avid Reader and Researcher, White Cat Fancier, and World Traveler were but a few of her interests, talents, and pursuits. As we remember this unique, one-of-a-kind woman, and all she accomplished, Kris is the embodiment of a life so very well lived.

  6. So sorry to learn of the sudden passing of Kris.
    May her memory be for a blessing, and Tom, I wish you strength and peace.

    Linda Klaiman Bauer

  7. I remember her as Kristy Lee. She was so talented. When I was little, I listened each week to her storytelling hour “Lollypop Land.”

  8. I have nice memories of Kristy. We were friends in our high school years. Rest in Peace Kristy.

  9. Dear Tom,
    My deepest condolences! I am devastated to learn of Kris’s passing. I so enjoyed the times we spent together at the genealogical meetings and of course the Greek Nights that you both attended. May her memory be eternal.

  10. I knew Kristy in Walsenburg. We went to school together and I lived across the street from the hotel and the radio station…..Of course I haven’t seen her for many, many years and send my condolences…

    Lynn Hill Cihura…..

  11. Dear Tom,
    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Kris.
    She will be greatly missed.

    Julia Vean

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