John Bent Maple

July 2, 1943 - January 4, 2019
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John Bent Maple  1943-2019

John, age 75, died January 4, 2019 in Tucson, AZ from complications due to cancer.  He was born in California, but spent most of his youth in Yerington, Nevada on the family cattle ranch.  He graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor in Forestry and worked for the Forest Service in Montpelier, ID. He returned to CSU and got his Masters in Business Administration.  After getting his Masters, he worked as a lumber salesman, mostly for independent sawmills, in various places throughout the western states. For his final job, he imported pine lumber from New Zealand to the US market.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Gurney and Louise Maple.  He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Maple, of California and his wife of 36 years, Patti Jubrias, who was with him when he passed away.  He also had many cousins, Patti’s family that he loved, and nieces and nephews.

John was passionate about all of his hobbies.  He was an expert skier which lead him to take a job in Durango, CO.  In Durango, he met and married Patti.  He loved golf, driving his sports car in Autocross events, regular fitness classes and clay target shooting.   John and Patti traveled extensively making a stop on all 7  continents. They visited 50+ countries together and lived in 7 western states, most recently in Tucson, AZ.

Remember John for his quick wit, devotion to family and friends, and his passion for adventure and fitness.


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Born: July 2, 1943
Died: January 4, 2019

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Kathy & Steve Cohen posted on 1/27/19

Patti, a beautiful remembrance of John. He loved you, family, friends and life. My heart hurts for you. Always here if you need anything. xox


Jodi Kammerer posted on 1/27/19

Patty, first of all I am extremely sorry. We travelled so much last year we had no idea John was that sick. we of course were shocked to hear the news. I was so happy to see you the other day & of course you being the Patty I know will continue on with wonderful memories of your life with John. So glad you enjoyed all your travels with John & those are truly wonderful memories. Love, Jodi & Kevin Kammerer


Jack and PamDutzar posted on 1/25/19

Dear Patti, We were so very sorry to hear of John’s illness and rapid decline. Now we are thinking of you and the sadness and challenges you are coping with. Please let us know if we can be of any support. We loved playing with you and John. Often the best part was the stories of your adventures. You must be somehow comforted by the many memories of your time together. With sadness and gratitude for our time with John, Jack and Pam Dutzar


Caye Norwick posted on 1/25/19

Our hearts go out to you, praying for you and your extended family daily with love in our hearts. Johns vivacious spirit will be missed. caye & Greg


Rob and Meridith posted on 1/24/19

We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.


Melanie Wood posted on 1/23/19

Patti, So sorry to hear about John's sudden passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please take comfort that you have more friends than you know at the Gallery who are there to support you. Hope to see you soon. Melanie Wood


Priscilla Park posted on 1/23/19

Beautiful pictures and tribute, Patti. Heartfelt hugs, Priscilla


Faith Elwess posted on 1/23/19

What a beautiful remembrance of John. I am left with a wonderful picture of a man who lived and loved life and those around him. The loss is deep, but the lifetime of happiness shared will bring comfort. With my heartfelt sympathies, Faith


Susan McCue posted on 1/23/19

Patti, I so miss seeing John with you at 6 a.m. almost every Tues./Thurs. in the front row at our favorite exercise class. Susan McCue


Jeanne and Jim Combe posted on 1/23/19

We are so sorry to hear about John. Jim always enjoyed playing golf with John and enjoyed the time he spent with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerest condolences. Jim and Jeanne Combe


Cathy and Jack posted on 1/22/19

Patti, Your obituary for John was short and sweet but said he had a life well lived. We will all miss him and BE HERE FOR YOU! Love, Cathy and Jack


Lance and Pam Heidinger posted on 1/22/19

Patti, John will be missed. You know we are there for you if you need anything. Thinking of you always each and every day. Pam and Lance Heidinger


Susan King posted on 1/22/19

Dear Patti, my heart hurts for you. Please know you have been in our prayers. I hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Susan King XO


Meredith Anderson & Bart Rice posted on 1/22/19

It was an honor to know John. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to you, Patti. You are in our thoughts.