Jean Dorothy Aynes

June 29, 1931February 27, 2019

Jean Dorothy Aynes, 87, of Longmont, died February 27, 2019 in Longmont with her family by her side. She was born June 29, 1931 to Dorothy (Wilke) and Sexton Granath in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of one, she moved to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and at age 5 she moved to Los Angeles, where she went to school, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1950. She then attended Los Angeles City College. While living in Los Angeles Jean met her future husband thru co-workers at Western Airlines. She married William “Rocky” Aynes Jr. on August 4, 1956. To that marriage three children were born: William the III, Kim and Karen. The family moved to Longmont in July of 1963 when Rocky was transferred with work at the FAA. Upon Rocky’s retirement in 1980, they moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where they lived for 3 years, traveling around the world, seeing places in Africa, all throughout the Far East, Europe, Egypt and the Seychelles Islands. She said her favorite places were Hong Kong and Venice, Italy. She enjoyed collecting shells in the Red Sea, but most of all she enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jean is survived by her son Bill (DawnMarie) Aynes of Firestone, daughter Kim (Len) Grim of Canyon Country, CA and her daughter Karen (Dennis) Johnson of Thornton, CO; six grandsons: Aaron and Tim Frei, Ryan and Lenny Grim, Billy and Chris Aynes and four step-grandsons Evan and Dylan Koutsos and Wes and Steven Johnson. She is further survived by five great grandchildren, her sister in law Pat Granath of California, and sister in law Shirley Dunyon of Long Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, her parents and her brother. Jean belonged to the Knit and Purl knitting group at the Longmont Senior Center, where she enjoyed the time she spent making things for charity. Jean had also been a Four H leader, a Brownie and Cub Scout leader. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm at the Howe Mortuary in Longmont. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 9 at Foothills Gardens of Memory.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jean Dorothy Aynes

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Anna Murthy

March 8, 2019

My deepest condolences. Have very fond memories of Jean at the Knit & Purl. A great lady.

Linda Martin

March 6, 2019

Bill, Kim and Karen,
I’m so sorry for the loss of Jean, she was a wonderful person to all that got to share in her life. I hope and pray you will be comforted and that your sorrow turns to peace, in time...

Kim (Ashby) Bullard

March 5, 2019

Some of my fondest memories are times at the Aynes house. As soon as you walked in the door you could tell that love was in that house. Jean loved her family with all her heart, and they loved her. She spread that love to everyone who walked through her door. If you were sad, she would cheer you up. If you were having a problem, she would do her best to help you work through it. My heart goes out to you Bill, Kim, and Karen. I know there is an emptiness in your hearts that will never be filled. She is with your dad, and they are watching over you.

Judy Burkard

March 4, 2019

A wonderful lady. I so enjoyed visiting with her at our weekly knitting group.

Karen Johnson

March 1, 2019

Mom, you were always there for us and the strongest woman I knew. Even though you didn't like animals that well, you sure let us have whatever we wanted, From chickens, rabbits and pigs to a horse and a lot of dogs.
Thank you for teaching us the true meaning of life and raising us to respect and love our family and friends.
I miss you and Dad so so much, but am happy that you are finally together again.
Until I see you both again
Love forever and always