Jeanne Andrea Coffman, born Jan. 24, 1936, passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. Jeanne was born in Mishawaka, Ind., the last of three children to David and Cecelia Andrea. She graduated from Mishawaka High School and in 1956 married Harold (Whitey) Coffman. In 1962, an opportunity drew the family West, settling in Las Cruces, N.M., which would become their home for 49 years. During those years in Las Cruces, Jeanne raised five children, worked for the Las Cruces Public Schools and was an active member of St. Andrews and St. James Episcopal churches. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Whitey Coffman, and is survived by her five children: Mark Coffman of Los Angeles; Mike and Debbie Coffman of Albuquerque; Lori and David Sours of Birmingham; Jeff and Melony Coffman of Austin, Texas, and Jim Coffman of Albuquerque; and 10 grandchildren: Ryan, Scott, Kristin, Grant, Katie (deceased), Kylie, Nichalous, Dillon, Kathryn and Zackery; and her beloved Scottish terrier, Gigi. A memorial service will be determined at a future date. Jeanne was a loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 2014, at St. James Episcopal Church in Mesilla, N.M. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National
at www.alz.org in the name of Jeanne Coffman.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 7, 2014