“Jeff Deardorff of Hartsel, Colorado, passed away on September 25, following a climbing accident in his beloved Colorado mountains. Jeff was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and spent his professional career in Urban and Regional Planning and Economic Development. Jeff is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Jason, Justin (and Lacey), and Julie Deardorff; Sarah (and Ken) Conrade, and Noah (and Wesley) Meier; grandchildren, Addison, Bryson, Elizabeth (Izzie), and Brayden Deardorff and Brooke and Cooper Conrade; brother, Howard (and Jan) Deardorff. A memorial service was held on October 1 at the Ranch of the Rockies in Colorado. An additional service will be held at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Tennessee, on October 24, at 11:00 a.m. Per Jeff’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund, 703 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801. The family expresses its deepest appreciation to the Custer County Search and Rescue for their efforts following the accident and for the compassion they so openly expressed to family and friends.”