Girlfriend Jeanne's passing marks the end of an era. She was a wonderful person whose kindness touched many lives. My mother loved and admired her so, and so did I and my sisters. God bless you, rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers re with her family.
My siblings and I grew up knowing "Girlfriend Jean" from our mother. She told us several stories about the two of them through the years and we loved to hear them. They were friends since 1st grade - 77 yrs. She was surely a special lady who touched our hearts. My deepest condolences to all of Jean's family and friends.
I deeply apologize for misspelling "Jeanne." sigh...
My sister in Texas who has the good sense to read the obituaries informed us of "Girlfriend Jean's" passing. I am so upset that I didn't know before this. All our lives we heard stories from Mom about her and "my girlfriend Jean." Her name became "Girlfriend Jean." We loved it and her. I remember visiting with her at the Port Union Cafe. What fun. My mother's name was Eileen Sherlock. She and Jean were friends from the first day of school. Jean called out to my mom, "Hey, little girl, want to walk to school together?" That was first grade. The rest, as they say, is a wonderful history of a lifelong friendship. God bless the whole family. I'm sending hugs to each one of you.
- Molly Ganz
I will always remember my Auntie Jeanne and the way she and my Dad (Rene) would tell stories and laugh. She had a beautiful, funny, loving spirit. I will keep her in my heart always.
Love, her niece, Mary Ulmschneider