Jane H. Loo

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Jane H. Loo
1939 - 2018
Jane H. Loo passed away on January 27, 2018 with her family, at home in Colorado Springs, CO. Jane Elenore Huenink was born on October 10, 1939 to Julia Garton Huenink and Delmar W. Huenink of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. As the second child, Jane was happily sandwiched between her big brother, Dirk, and younger sisters, Judy and Ann. She attended Grant Grade School, graduating from North High School in Sheboygan. During the summers of her high school years, Jane worked at the family business, The Garton Toy Co., and was a swim instructor in Elkhart Lake. At North High, she was a cheerleader and was very active in theater, choir and student government. She graduated from Briarcliff College, a women's junior college, in Briarcliff Manor, NY and went on to receive a BS in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she was a Delta Gamma sorority member. After graduating, Jane moved to Denver in 1963 to teach elementary school. While visiting a Briarcliff friend, Marka Webb, in Colorado Springs she was introduced to Marka's high school buddy, Gary Loo, at the Ski Broadmoor bar. After their first date Gary came home and reported to his brother, Skip, that he had "met the girl I am going to marry." Jane and Gary married in July of 1964.
After the wedding, Jane became a stay-at-home mom, donor and active volunteer. Among her favorite volunteer organizations were the Colorado Springs Junior League, the Broadmoor Garden Club, Sliver Key, Delta Gamma, Pikes Peak Hospice, Pikes Peak Mental Health and TESSA. She did everything from delivering Meals-on-Wheels to serving as President of the Board for TESSA. Former Pikes Peak Hospice director, Martha Barton, described Jane as a real "do-er" type of board member.
Jane and Gary's primary residence was in Colorado Springs, but they spent as much time as they could during the summers at their cottage in Elkhart Lake, WI with life-long friends and the Huenink-Garton-Vollrath "tribe." Jane and Gary loved to travel together and often hosted their family and friends for repeated trips to Elkhart Lake, Vail, San Jose del Cabo, Carefree, AZ and NYC. They loved both their homes and living in Colorado and Wisconsin, having a wonderfully rich social life in both places.
Jane enjoyed hosting parties with friends, sunbathing and swimming, solving crossword puzzles and tending to her flower gardens. She was a voracious reader, who especially liked biographies, novels and histories. She loved being a member of the Loo Family and was very proud of the history of her in-laws' and her husband's community service and their family's endeavors at Looart, Current, High Valley Group and High Valley Farm.
Jane is survived by her devoted and adored husband, Gary, and her two cherished sisters Judy Baer and Ann McIntyre. She is also survived by her two much-loved daughters and their families, Anne Loo (Brad Nyberg) of Houston, TX and their children Peter and Hanna Nyberg and Julia Loo-Sutcliffe (Steve Sutcliffe) of Elkhart Lake, WI and their children Sofie and Lucy Sutcliffe. Jane was so very proud of all her family and friends and their many talents and accomplishments. Jane was generous and had a terrific sense of humor, getting a huge kick out of her husband, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, many, many cousins and her large circle of friends. "Janie" will be very much missed by them all.
The family wishes to thank close friends and kind helpers Theresa Perron, Andrea Pennington and Mary Humphrey along with the team of CNA angels from Heartfelt Care at Home- Diane Jamin, Cindy Fox and Diana Lopez, and the Pikes Peak Hospice nurses and staff who generously assisted Jane, Gary, Anne and Julia in Jane's final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jane's honor to Silver Key or Pikes Peak Hospice (Colorado Springs) or The Garton Family Foundation (Sheboygan, WI) or an organization of your choice.
A memorial service will be held in Colorado Springs on Friday February 9, 2018 at Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
For friends and family in Wisconsin unable to attend the Colorado service, a celebration of Jane's life will be held mid-summer in Wisconsin. The date is still to be determined.


Published in The Gazette from Feb. 2 to Feb. 5, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | (719) 471-9900
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