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Margaret Chaffee "Jeanne" Strothman


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Margaret Chaffee "Jeanne" Strothman Obituary
Strothman, Margaret "Jeanne"Chaffee
Margaret "Jeanne" Chaffee Strothman passed peacefully, September 2, 2016, in Paradise Valley, AZ, in the loving care of Paradise Valley Senior Retreat. Jeanne is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Maxwell "Max" Strothman; parents, Hulda Ingram Chaffee and Dempster Darius Chaffee and brother, James Chaffee (WWII). She is survived by her brothers, John Chaffee (Elizabeth, dec'd) of Nisswa, MN and Jerome Chaffee (Mary) of Marion, IA; children, Jane Strothman Karbouzian (Antoine) of Scottsdale, AZ, Barbara Strothman Rustad (Mark) of Plymouth, MN and Charles Martin Strothman (Laura), of Anthem, AZ; grandchildren, Maxwell Elliot Rustad, Bennett Martin Rustad, Brett Alison Gaertner, Charles Maxwell "Chase" Strothman and step-grandchildren Andre, Nercess and Giovanni Karbouzian. Jeanne was born September 11, 1932 in Des Moines, IA. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines and went on to attend Iowa State College, in Ames, IA. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, New Comers, OOP, PEO, Friends of the Marion Public Library and her favorite, "Lunch Bunch". Jeanne was a voracious reader of books, loved music, enjoyed golf, gave her time and talent to the historic Granger House, Linn Mar HS Library, Linn Co. Human Society and partook in many artistic endeavors that often filled the Strothman basement with crafts and girlfriends. Jeanne will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her interest in people (friend or stranger), her vast knowledge of just about anything and her love of being an Iowan. A Celebration of Life will be held at Murdoch Funeral Homes in Marion, IA, September 16, 2016. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the Linn County Human Society. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to place online condolences.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 7, 2016
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