Jeanette Marie Prather
April 3, 1938 – April 10, 2019
Jeanette Prather, 81, of Peyton, CO escaped her earthly bounds peacefully and entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 10, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.
Jeanette was born to Dave and Ella Weimer on April 3, 1938 in Rupert, Idaho. Jeanette graduated from Wiley High School in 1956 and then graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in 1960.
Jeanette was working at Home Light and Power in Greeley when she met the love of her life. She married Robert (Bob) Prather in February of 1962 in Greeley. After marriage, Jeanette went to work for Judge Carpenter as his personal clerk at the District Court where she enjoyed every minute of the job.
The young couple moved to Boulder while Bob attended school. They had two wonderful children; Conrad Scott (Skip) and Jonelle Kay (Joni). After graduating from pharmacy school in 1969, Bob moved their family to Belton, MO. While Bob worked as a new pharmacist and studied for medical school admittance, Jeanette made a warm home for her husband and children. The family returned to Colorado moving to Colorado Springs in 1971 where they raised their family.
Jeanette was an avid gardener, loved to play the piano, fabulous cook, supportive wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and trusted friend. She also worked outside the home as a church secretary, business partner and co-owner of Rockrimmon Drug and Boutique and retired after 25 years as a secretary at the Pikes Peak YMCA. Jeanette served as a church pianist and organist, board member, bible study leader, and youth group leader at Vista Grande Church of God.
She was also a member of Village Seven Presbyterian Church where she attended ladies bible study for many years. Jeanette loved to travel and enjoyed visiting Alaska, Hawaii, California, Florida, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia. She enjoyed seeing the beauty of God’s creation and taking in the sites everywhere she was able to visit.
Jeanette kept a journal and there she recorded her prayers asking for God’s presence through every struggle and trial. She also wrote of her joys and answered prayers. Her journal is a testament to her faith in the Lord. It was her faith that gave her the courage to face her disease with grace, never losing her sweet spirit.
Jeanette is survived by her loving husband of 57 years; Bob Prather, son; Skip Prather, daughter; Joni (Chuck) Wallace, brother Robert (Sara) Weimer, granddaughter, Kaylee (Robby) Owen, grandson, HN Tyler Wallace and great grandsons Brantley and Ryker Owen.
Jeanette’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Village Seven Presbyterian Church located at 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, Colorado Springs starting at 1:00 pm. A public visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm prior to funeral services.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of Jeanette to Brookdale Hospice 7222 Commerce Center Dr. Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 or Village Seven Presbyterian Church Building Fund 4040 Nonchalant Circle South, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.
Burial will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Yuma Cemetery located off of County Rd 39 & Rd G in Yuma, CO.
The family would like to thank Brookdale Hospice for their care, support and love to Jeanette during her illness. We know that Jeanette is with Jesus and is free from the bonds of Alzheimer’s disease. For this our happiness exceeds our grief.
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
- Bob Prather, Husband
- Skip Prather, Son
- Joni Wallace, Daughter
- Chuck Wallace, Son-in-law
- Robert Weimer, Brother
- Sara Weimer, Sister-in-law
- Kaylee Owen, Granddaughter
- Robby Owen, Grandson
- HN Tyler Wallace, Grandson
- Brantley Owen, Great Grandson
- Ryker Owen, Great Grandson
- Viewing Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Burial Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Jeanette Marie Prather
Gary and Verna Hainer
April 18, 2019
Gary and I were so very sorry to be out of town when Jeanette went to be with the Lord and were unable to attend the funeral. Gary remembers playing with his cousin Jeanette when they were kids, and then enjoying family reunions with the Weimer families as adults. Jeanette was always so sweet and we thought a lot of her and Bob also. Only God knows why she and Bob had to endure the long time of illness before He took her home, but we know they did it with dignity and grace, and were such a blessing to all who knew them. I know there were so many loved ones waiting for her at the gates of Heaven, and they are all rejoicing around the throne of God now. Our deepest sympathies to Bob and families as they face the difficult days ahead without Jeanette. May your hearts be comforted with knowing she is healed now, and is so very happy.
Bill and Ruth Kressin
April 13, 2019
Jeanette was a dear friend and neighbor. We have many wonderful memories of our time spent with her and Bob. What a blessing it is to know that she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We dearly miss her but take great comfort in the fact that we will see her again some day in eternity. We will continue to pray for Bob and family as they mourn the loss of a dear wife and loving mother
Bill and Ruth Kressin. Falcon, CO.
April 13, 2019
Joni and Family
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Tanya and Scott