Jeanne M. Strand(1923 - 2013)

Strand, Jeanne M. 1923 ~ 2013 FALLBROOK/ ESCONDIDO -- Jeanne peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 2, 2013 at Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla. She died from a fall that resulted in spinal cord injuries and other complications. She was born June 10, 1923 in Lisbon, North Dakota, the seventh child of George and Emma White. She grew up on her family's dairy farm near Fargo, North Dakota. Jeanne married Lyle Strand in April of 1941 and the young couple moved to Tujunga, California the following year. As a full-time homemaker, wife, avid gardener, and animal lover, she was the beloved mother of L. James Strand and Gayle Strand Sharp. She and Lyle retired and moved to their Fallbrook avocado ranch in 1965. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011. Jeanne was an active member of the Fallbrook Community Baptist Church, attended Bible Study Fellowship and was a hospice volunteer before moving in 2012 to Meadowbrook Christian Retirement Community in Escondido. She is survived by her son, Jim of Palo Alto, Calif.; and her daughter, Gayle Sharp (Larry) of Escondido. Her grandchildren include Cynthia Braun (Erich), Amy Hollister (Chris), Lisa Ritchie (Tim), David Sharp (Kristin), Erica Strand, and Steve Strand. Jeanne also had nine beautiful great- grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 15, at at Bethel Baptist Church, 855 Brotherton Road, Escondido, CA 92025


Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 13, 2013