Jeannie Elizabeth DelGrande was born in a boathouse in Coos Bay, Oregon and left this world on Dec. 16, 2018 in Elk Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband Arleigh DelGrande; brother Roy Hite; daughters Christine Leedham and Kathleen DelGrande; son Donald Short and great-grandson Raleigh Parker.
Surviving her are sister Alice Morreira; sons Michael (Jerri Denise) DelGrande and Patrick (Toni) DelGrande; and daughter-in-law Carla Short; grandchildren Donell Wade, Rebekah Lowe, Michell Schindeles, Scott McBean, Will DelGrande, Adrienne Crosswhite, Zacharia Aldrich, Aisa McEachron, Christopher Leedham, Brandon DelGrande and Carrie DelGrande-Bob; plus 19 great-grandchildren and a wonderful extended family.
Jeannie lived in several locations in Oregon and California before graduating from high school. She worked at Sierra Army Depot in World War IIand went on to work for the Veterans Administration. She retired from College of the Rewood in 1986. Arleigh and Jeannie resided on Austin Avenue on Humboldt Hill in Eureka for 35 years. In 1988, they moved to Herald. They made several trips a year back to Humboldt County to visit family and many friends.
Jeannie had a zest for life and an adventurous spirit. She loved the outdoors and kept her mind and body active. In earlier years, she enjoyed fishing, gardening, baking and dancing. She made her last clamming trip on Humboldt Bay at 80 years young. Always wanting to learn, she received her first ipad at 93 and enjoyed skyping. Family, friends and the Lord were utmost in her heart. She had a smile, a hug and a “luv Ya” for everyone. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. The family would like to thank Gromely Care Home for their dedication to Jeannie in her last years.
Services will be held at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Drive in Galt on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m., with luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Galt Adventist School, the American Cancer Society, Disabled Veterans or your favorite charity.