Betty Warren

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Betty Jean "Jeanne" Warren
March 8, 1933 - January 30, 2017
If love were measured in dried fruit, no one loved more than Jeanne Warren. "Love is an action," she said. And proof of her affection was tasted in favorites like chocolate gravy, apple cider or berry pies. She had a quiet strength, a servant's heart, and a joy that shone in her beautiful smile and laughter. With the same grace and faithfulness as she lived, she also faced cancer. Her only concern was for her husband. And so, on Monday, January 30th, surrounded by family, her husband of sixty-six years held her hand and said, "It's okay, Sugar. You can go home now."And she did.
Betty Jean McCurry was born March 8, 1933 in Meridian, Idaho to Ray and Gertrude McCurry. She was the 7th in the line of ten siblings and by all accounts never went against her parents' wishes until the day she eloped, September 10, 1950, to Nevada with her high school sweetheart, J.C. Warren. Her love was an action. Six years later and four young boys, J.C. was diagnosed with polio. He withered away, an iron lung the only thing keeping him alive. Even then, she did not falter. When he was strong enough to come home, she sold the family television and bought a record player with marching music. With the strength only God could provide, she nursed him back to health. Her faith was an action. She raised five rascally boys: Dennis, Dan, Jim, David, and Jeff. Each grew into amazing fathers and God-fearing men. Her patience was an action.
Generations of Cambridge school children knew her as the lunch lady. She took the same pride in caring for her family as she did with making sure the kids of the community had a healthy and tasty meal. To this day, her stromboli is accused of causing a few extra lingering pounds. Her joy was an action. Sun or snow, she walked two miles each day. She raised grandkids. She raised chickens, rabbits, and pigs. She grew a garden full of Washington County blue ribbons. She pressed apple cider in the fall. She did these things and more.
But for those of us who loved her, it isn't what she did that matters - it's the why. The legacy she left to five sons and daughters-in-law, eighteen grandkids, thirty great-grand kids is one of servitude, of grace, strength, faithfulness and love. Not because she said, "I love you," but because she showed us she did.
A Celebration of Jeanne's life will be held at the Washington County Exhibit Hall in Cambridge at 10:30am Saturday, February 11, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Washington County Fair Board for a memorial scholarship or Shiloh Bible Camp, c/o Cambridge Bible Church.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 10, 2017