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Jean Vernell Clay Feer

August 16, 1928 ~ October 20, 2012 - Obituary Condolences
Jean Vernell Clay Feer Obituary
Jean Vernell Clay Feer August 16, 1928 ~ October 20, 2012 Jean, 84, of Bakersfield, CA, passed away from the devastating Alzheimer's disease. Jean was born in Bonham, TX, but resided in Bakersfield for 55 years. Jean is survived by her husband, Ken Feer; children, Doug Swedenskey (Kelli), Gail Jacobus, and Randy Swedenskey (Kelly); and stepdaughter, Chrissy Pierce. Jean has nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Clay; her sisters, Ruby and Opal; and her parents, Melvin and Alice Blackwell. Jean enjoyed dancing, gardening, camping, fishing, painting; and most of all, she had the deepest love for her children and grandchildren. Jean had an infectious laugh and was such a fun-loving gal with a huge heart. She always made everyone who entered her home feel welcome. (Gail - Daughter) One word encapsulates who our mother is to the very depth and core of her soul. That word is "Love"! Whether family, lifelong friend, or a stranger, when you left being in her presence, you knew you had been "touched by her love." Family and friends infectiously laughing and "loving was her joy in life." Her quick wittiness could have you laughing at a drop of a hat. Mother was selflessly, hopelessly, helplessly devoted to her children her entire life up until her final, last breath. Sincerely hers was a pure, intentional, sacrificial love. She was a gorgeous woman inside and out, my confidant, my "Best Friend." Taking care of my mother was indeed the highest honor and gratifying privilege I will ever experience this side of Heaven. All of the precious, treasured memories of these last seven months are indelibly etched on my heart and are priceless. So for all of you, my brothers and sisters reading this heart-to-heart tribute of love, make a promise to yourself right now: Whether your mother is living or temporarily gone from sight, tell her you "love" her and how thankful you are that God chose her to be your "mother." Do not let anger, strife, pride separate you. Please make amends; make it right now. In the end, it does not matter. It's not worth the regret your heart will carry later. And remember, it's never too late. We are all imperfect people in an imperfect world. Finally, I say to you, my gorgeous mother, my best friend, my little rosebud, "Until we meet again... (and as we have said to each other so many times before) "Heart to Heart, Mama"! Eternal Love, Your Daughter The family would like to thank Dr. Park, Guardian Home Care and Hospice for all of their wonderful care. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., followed by a graveside service. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com. Greenlawn Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 27, 2012
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