Aloha to the Barton family and know that you are all in my prayers!
There is one less ray of light on the planet with Jeanie's passing. I met Jeanie at Staff College at Ft. Belvoir, 6 years ago, and we were both students, and she was in my class.five years ago. We were classmates and we became good friends. I was immediately struck with her humor,kindness and her passion for helping Soldiers, and her love for her husband and her family..
We spoke often on the phone throughout the years about our families, and the work we both were doing with Soldiers; her at ACS and me at the VA.
She came to Honolulu a couple of years ago for a business trip for DoD, and we were able to meet up, share a meal and some laughs about our experience at Staff College.
I remember her talking about wanting to come back with her husband to see more of Hawaii, and I told her I would be glad to be their tour guide.
I know she had strong faith and know that she is at rest in Heaven with God, and she is watching over all of us, and all of the Soldiers.
I will miss my conversations, her support and her dear friendship.
Mahalo Nui Loa Jeanie (Until we all meet again)
Terry J Martin