Elizabeth Jeanne Lundgren Born April 28, 1924 - Entered into Rest March 22, 2014 Born to William Phee and Thelma Carter in Chicago, Illinois, Jeanne was raised in the Windy City along with her brother, Bill. As a young woman, she worked for Wurlitzer and there began her lifelong love of music. Her Mother introduced her to a young Marine she had befriended and their first date at the ballet was the start of a 60 year long love story. Jeanne and Darrell raised their three children on bases across the United States, always with a dog in tow. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, they bought their first house in Apple Valley with Mom spending hours tending the roses they planted, volunteering with the Health Department, joining the Quilt Guild, learning tole painting and raising numerous dogs. She joined the Altar Guild at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, took over the care of the linens and loved baking and crafting for the Church's holiday bazaars. After Darrell's death in 2004, Mom received into her care her beloved Norwich Terrier, Mini Cooper. They were quite a pair! Jeanne is survived by her daughters Susan Shrum, Chris Gates and Kit Campbell (Tom), grandchildren Terri (Dusty) Tank, Jason Gates and Travis Campbell, brother Bill (Mary) Phee, numerous nieces and nephews, her lifelong friend, Julie Piusz, her church community at St. Timothy's and her beloved Mini. Her family would like to thank the Nursing staff at St. Mary's Hospital in Apple Valley and Kindred Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga and the staff of Inland Valley Hospice for the exemplary care given to their mother during her recent illness. Services will be held at on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 15757 St. Timothy Road, Apple Valley at 10:00am with interment at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road, Apple Valley in the Veterans Garden of Valor at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Elizabeth J. Lundgren Memorial fund at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Best Friends Animal Society, www.bestfriends.com or Wounded Warriors, www.woundedwarrior project.org.
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Published in the Daily Press from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014