Jeannie Lee Applequist died Oct. 1, 2012. She was 78.
She was born to Edward and Leila Apple-quist and spent her early childhood in Wheaton, Ill., and Downer's Grove, Ill. She attended Avery Coonley School, Downer's Grove High School and Dana Hall Prep School in Wellesley Hills, Mass., graduating in 1950.
She attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from Northwestern University in 1958 with a degree in music. She won a scholarship to the Aspen School of Music where she studied with Leslie Chabay.
She married James Bascom in 1956. They had four children, James, Seven, Vanessa and Taya, and lived in Minneapolis, Minn., Haiti, West Africa, Nigeria, Sagamahan, Japan and Aspen. They later divorced.
She was a member of the Aspen Community Church, volunteered with the American Red Cross, was chairwoman for the Far East Living Arts Foundation and taught Nigerian sculpture and tai chi.
She purchased the Trollhagen Tree Ranch in Crawford in 1988. She began a Woman's Conference Center for Renewal and was a member of the Crawford Community Church.
She is survived by her four children; her brother, Edward Applequist; and six granchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Applequist.
Memorial services will be held at Crawford Community Church Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Condolences may be sent to Cottonwood Ranch and Kennels, P.O. Box 15, Crawford, CO 81415.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.blog comments powered by Disqus