Jeanette McConnell

Jeanette McConnell peacefully passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011, at home. She was born in Fullerton, Calif., on October 1, 1921, to loving parents, Herbert H and Sarah D. Hastings. She attended Katella Grammar School, Anaheim Union High School and graduated Fullerton Junior College in 1941. She was married to Lieutenant Donald Davis in 1941, who was killed in action in World War II (Flying Tiger B25 pilot).

She married her high school sweetheart, Jarrett W. McConnell, on June 7, 1946. She was married for 55 years before her husband passed in October 2001. During that time, they traveled the world living in Okinawa, France, Belgium and Turkey, while her husband served for the United States Air Force.

Jeanette was a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association and a 50 year member of the Ami Tai Chapter # 147 Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in scouts, softball, band, little league and any activity involving her children and family. She loved to bowl, play bridge (she started a bridge group in Anaheim, Calif.), play cards and sew. She and her husband retired and moved to Gold Hill, Ore., in 1979, where she became an active member in the Birthday Club. She enjoyed being with family, relatives and friends very much.

She was preceded in death by her son, John W. McConnell, who passed away November 2002. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, two foster sons, one foster daughter, two brothers, two sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in her name. Memorial services will be held at Foots Creek Chapel in Gold Hill, Ore., on Saturday, October 01, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.

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