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Jonnie Eastin

Jon Eastin

Friday, January 26th, 1951 - Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Jon Eastin was born to Paul Dolores Eastin and Gladys Grace (Dennis) Eastin on January 26, 1951 in Yuma, Colorado. He died peacefully at home with his family after suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) for three years.

He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado with a teaching degree in Special Education. He pursued a Master’s Degree from UNC in Special Education and later received certification in educational administration. Jon was a teacher and coached basketball, baseball and golf at Greeley West High School. He became an administrator in District Six and worked as a special education coordinator, Director of Special Education and Director of Safety and Security.

Jon played fast pitch softball, his team won the state championship in 1978 and 1980; he was awarded Allstate those years playing first and second bases. Jon enjoyed his family, horses, rodeo, sports, fishing and golf. He volunteered as a Wrangler for the Greeley Independence Stampede and then served seven years on the Greeley Independence Stampede board overseeing security and rodeos. In 1994 he was the General Chairman of the Stampede. Jon also served on the National Association of Rodeo Committees Board, the board of directors for Island Grove Treatment Center and was a member of the Greeley Independence Stampede Old Buckers.

He is survived by his wife Susan Eastin of 25 years, his son Garrett Eastin and daughter Julia Eastin, and his sister Susie Swehla.

He was preceded in death by both parents, and one brother Ronnie Eastin. Adamson Funeral Home in Greeley, CO will be handling the arrangements.

A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Community Church 1321 9th Ave Greeley, Co on Friday, March 12th at 11:00 AM.
To leave condolences for Jon’s family, visit www.adamsoncares.com.
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Susan Krummrei

Posted at 02:03pm
I was terribly saddened to learn of Jon's passing.
Jon and I both began our teaching and coaching careers at Greeley West in 1976 (?)
It was a memorable time not in small part due to the lively group of new and veteran teachers and Jon's capable leadership as the master of fun and shenanigans. I recall his hosting a pasta party so he could demonstrate his skills at making homemade fettuccine. While a few of us were making dough, the others were cranking out the noodles. Very soon, there were so many noodles that they were hanging off of chairs, stair railings, patio furniture, the oven door and even from items in the in the garage! Jon brought a passion for helping kids who were developmentally and otherwise in need of "special" programs. He elevated my understanding and commitment to special education for "regular educators" and I went on to promote that value throughout my career as an educator for American schools in Germany. In the summer, my husband and I would often run into Jon at Stampede activities. These were fun, albeit brief reconnections. It was clear that Jon was highly respected not just by former students and their families but also colleagues and those "Old Buckers" at the Stampede. It's hard to imagine how much he will be missed by his family. Jon was one who modeled a generous life well lived and those missing him constitute a large, diverse group of admirers. I am one of those
RIP my friend
Sue (Green) Krummrei
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Casey Parker

Posted at 01:29pm
We are so sorry we were unable to join you today to celebrate Jon's life. I hope today gives you peace and comfort. I know you will have so many loving memories to hold close to your hearts. There will be a big hole where he sat with the family every year to watch the rodeo. Sending hugs.

Casey and Troy
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Dorothy Benner

Posted at 01:10pm
John and I have known each other for about the entire time he has worked in Special Ed, since I have been a Special Ed teacher in the district since 1968. John has always been a friendly, cheerful fellow that one looked forward to seeing. With all the meetings, paths crossed often. When he became director of Special Services, he tried hard to be helpful to all professionals and showed concern for students. We also would have had fun chatting about his outside interest in horses. Your memories are so important and a real source of comfort. Blessings for all of his family. Dorothy Benner
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Harold and Carol Evans

Posted at 12:35pm
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Jon will be missed by all.

As part of the stampede family we cherish the time we spent with Jon on the Committee. One memory is the year that Jon decided to pay double for Team Ropers. Just about every Team Roper in the country showed up in Greeley that summer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Go in peace Jon.


Harold and Carol Evans
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Paul & Cheryl Cherry

Posted at 10:03am
You are in my thoughts. So sorry for you loss. We love you.
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