Jeanne Heather Truxton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2016. She was born August 2, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey to Thomas and Dorothy Wade. Jeanne grew up in Canoga Park, California and graduated from Canoga Park High School. She attended UCLA and later received her graduate degree in English from CSUN in 1978.
In the earlier seventies she was married to Richard Donnelly. They had one remarkable son, Justin Donnelly. Throughout her early career she worked at Arby's, the Social Security Administration and as a school bus driver. She met Joseph D. Truxton at the Agoura Hills Post Office in 1979. They married in 1980 and remained happily married for over 36 years. In 1981 they adopted their miracle child Kimmi from South Korea.
Jeanne retired from the Post Office after 12 years. For one year she worked as a school librarian in Camarillo. While in Camarillo she helped Kimmi raise her two daughters. After Joe retired from the Post Office in 2004, they moved to Bakersfield, where they enjoyed their retirement and visiting everybody in Camarillo, Simi Valley, and Westlake Village as often as they could.
We will greatly miss her humor, her love for all humanity, her appreciation of music, her passion for the environment and her love of animals. She is survived by her husband Joseph, her daughter Kimmi, son-in-law Leon, son Justin, daughter-in-law Meghan, grandchildren Analynn, Arianna, Brendan and Tyler, as well as her sister Jackie and her brother Matt and his wife Laura and her nieces Madison and Jessica.
Family and friends will gather to remember her at Noon on Saturday, June 25th at Christ's Church of the Valley, 13701 Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date and location to be determined.
In lieu of cards or flowers, donations to Jeanne's favorite charity, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), would be appreciated. We also would like to ask that if you attend the celebration, avoid wearing black and, if possible, choose something with her favorite color violet.
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