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Bye Grandma

My Grandma Jeanne passed away on Sunday. The Facebook post I made regarding her passing really summed up my feelings so I’ll share it here:

15 months ago I flew to Oregon to say goodbye to my Grandma because we didn’t think she would make it much longer. She just passed away 30 minutes ago at the age 82. Tough old girl to whom I owe a lot of great memories. I’m not sad so much as I am thankful for the good times and knowledge that she isn’t suffering any more.

I don’t have much else to say really. Some of the great memories include her introducing me to Crocodile Dundee, a movie I frequently watched for years and which still reminds me of her. I remember going white water rafting with her and amazing summers in Oregon visiting her and my Uncle Rob. She always had Orange Milano cookies for me. I’m thankful I was able to see her fairly regularly while I was in college and five times or so over the past year. It wasn’t easy making a trip to see her but was always worth it, especially to see her light up when Remmy gave her loves.

Love you Grandma. Thanks for the great memories.

Me, my Grandma Jeanne and my Uncle Rob fifteen months ago.

Her back in the 70s. A photo my Aunt shared.

Comments

Comment from Anne
Time October 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Comment from David/Dad
Time October 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

Your Grandmother Jeanne was always kind to me and supportive. We both agreed that the time we spent together over your Graduation/Wedding Weekend was very special to the 2 of us. A few months ago, I had a long and very positive phone conversation with her and we both said things to each other that meant alot. She loved you with the pure love of a wonderful Grandmother. She was a grand woman. That is what I will embrace forever.

Comment from Mom
Time October 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

What a great picture on Mom at her finest (the second picture obviously). She was a babe in her time. She’s in a better place now and for that I find solace. Great post Clark. Thank you for remembering her on the blog.

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