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Jayne Caryl Carie

July 20, 1945 ~ June 4, 2018 (age 72)


It is with great sadness that the family of JAYNE CARYL (SMITH) CARIE of Fruita, Colorado, announce her passing away after a 25 year struggle with Breast Cancer at Hope West Hospice, Grand Junction on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 73 years. Jayne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 49 years, Earl "Lee" Cade (Geologist, Land Manager BLM) and fondly remembered by her brother, Luther E. Smith, her sister Janet Smith Leech and their spouses, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, extended family and friends. Their son, Todd LeRoy Cade, whom they raised in Grand Junction, preceded his mother in death in 2005.

Born in North Carolina, July 20 to Helen and Luther E. Smith, she was raised in Bel Air, Maryland graduating from Bel Air High School and attending college at Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee graduating with a Bachelors degree in Biology. Her work in this field included employment at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and University of California-Riverside as a Biology Research Assistant.

During her married life, she lived in Rockville, Maryland, Washington D.C., Riverside, California, Grand Junction and Craig, Colorado finally returning to Fruita with her husband to retire. Both Jayne and Lee were longtime winter


[Text Box: On a personal side, Jayne was a spiritual woman who often attended contemplative workshops, and demonstrated the wonderful gift of listening to] residents of Ajo, Arizona and enjoyed RV traveling throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Arrangements for burial and a memorial service will be held at a later date with final internment at Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita, Colorado. Contributions and memorials may be made to Hope West Hospice, 2754 Compass Drive #377, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506.

After moving to Grand Junction in 1976, Jayne became involved in wide range of community, philanthropic and social activities. She was an environmental activist, a leader in various breast cancer support groups, involved with the American Association of University Women and member of the First Congregational Church of Grand Junction. Jayne was an integral part her broader community through active participation in numerous service and community projects. She was passionate particularly about the environment and women empowerment through education which is the focus of a group P.E.O. with her membership of many years.

As a natural leader, Jayne used her interest and talent in a number of tactile arts by teaching and enjoying hobbies in quilting groups, calligraphy workshops, and other artistic pursuits.


friends and family. Jayne was "constant" in her friendships as a most trusted friend to many, with an engaging and welcoming personality to those new to the area or to whom she met through others. Always with a smile and time to talk, share and teach, Jayne provided support and generously offered help to new potential craft friends. She demonstrated her caring compassionate nature as a treasured wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.

Jayne will be greatly missed by all her family members and many friends across the country but surely those in Ajo, Arizona and the Grand Junction/Fruita areas.

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