July 24, 1932 – September 8, 2018
Barbara Gene (Crisp) Giese, 86, of Greeley passed away Saturday, September 8 at Grace Pointe. She was born July 24, 1932 in Stockton, Missouri to John Earl Crisp and Virgie (Swager) Crisp. From the time she was born, she was a little spitfire with bright red hair. The family moved to Ault when she was a young girl and she learned to cook from her father. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
She graduated Greeley Central High School in 1950. On October 15, 1950 she married Leslie Leroy Giese in Ault. Les joined the Air Force a year later and over the next 20 years they moved to bases located in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Spain and California. Upon retirement, they returned to Greeley where she enjoyed camping, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends. They were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2000. She loved our country and was a very dedicated military wife.
Her son Dennis was the apple of her eye. They were very close, through all the years when Les was deployed overseas, because they had to depend on each other. They were best of friends and Dennis often commented about how his Mom would cover for him when he did something wrong. She would say, “Don’t tell your Dad.” She was a wonderful and caring Mom, always there for him and right up to the end, they were inseparable.
Jennifer, her Granddaughter, was truly a blessing for both her and Les. They spent many hours playing, laughing, camping and just having a fun time. She taught Jennifer how to cook her “famous” dishes and make her spicy pickles. She enjoyed her time as a Grandma and felt very blessed when she because a Great Grandma in 2008 to Trenton, whom she shared his birthday, and later in 2011 to Jaelyn Barbara loved her friends. She was known as a “social butterfly” because she never turned down the opportunity to go with them. She loved people and everyone seemed to love and enjoy her; often commenting on what a sweet lady she was. She always said, “Don’t invite me to go with you unless you mean it, because I’ll go.” Throughout her life she loved to bowl, enjoyed the Bronco games and Friday morning coffee with her friends and later in life became a voracious reader.
Survivors are her son, Dennis L. Giese (Anna Marie Giese) of Greeley; a granddaughter Jennifer Kenfield (Taylor Kenfield) of Frederick, CO and two Great Grandchildren, Trenton and Jaelyn Kenfield; and two brothers, Joe Crisp and Don Crisp, of Greeley. Preceded in death are her parents, husband and brother John Crisp of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The family would like to express their many thanks to all of her friends and neighbors who have been so important in her life and have treated her so well.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.
- Dennis L. & Anna Marie Giese, Son & Daugher-in-law
- Jennifer & Taylor Kenfield, Granddaughter & her husband
- Trenton Kenfield, Great-Grandson
- Jaelyn Kenfield, Great-Granddaugher
- Joe Crisp, Brother
- Don Crisp, Brother
- Taylor Kenfield
- Trenton Kenfield
- Don Crisp
- Joe Crisp
- Hugh Crisp
- Tim Cole
- Dick Kelly
- Chuck Paulas
- Celebration of Life Monday, September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Barb was such a blessing to me. I enjoyed her laughter, kindness and she was so sincere in all she did . I knew Barb through bowling,What fun we had. Also she was my friend outside bowling. She was so good to my son Conrad (he painted her shed a few years ago), came to his high school graduation! She will be missed dearly.
Rhonda and Conrad