Josephine Annette Gingery passed away Nov. 28, 2006, at Littleton Adventist Hospital following complications of ALS.
Jody was born Aug. 31, 1944, to Helen and Iver Florquist, who owned and operated the Fraser Garage for more than 50 years in the valley.
After graduating from Middle Park High School in 1962, she received her nursing degree from Colorado State University and her master's from CSU.
Jody was the director of the Colorado Prescription Drug Task Force for more than 22 years, operating the Health Strategies Institute in Denver. Many years were spent traveling both statewide and nationally, working to educate healthcare providers, law enforcement officials, community groups and establishing school information programs.
She received numerous awards and recognition for her years of dedication. One of the most prestigious and honorable awards she was honored with was being named the recipient of the ADAD Provider of the Year award in 2002.
Jody married Paul "Skeeter" Gingery in 1966, and they enjoyed raising their two sons: Dane Gingery, who lives in Oregon; and Derek Gingery who lives in North Dakota.
Jody is survived by her sister Iva Lee Nord, of Evergreen; brother Paul Florquist, of Branson, Mo.; grandchildren Zak and Sammy Jo Gingery; and the Gingery family in Granby: Tillie Gingery, Allen, Kathy, and Brett Gingery.
A memorial service has been held.
Jody loved the mountains and their home in Fraser. She was passionate about hiking, cross country skiing, bridge games, and enjoying the company of good friends.