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Jeanne Marie Wathen

1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Jeanne Marie Wathen Obituary
Age 91, passed away on April 20, 2017 at home in Riverside, CA. She was born in Granite City, IL. She was a resident of Riverside for 48 years, previously from San Luis Obispo, CA (13 yrs.), San Pedro, CA (8 yrs.) and Granite City, IL (20 yrs.). She was a homemaker and mother to 9 children, accomplished artist of illustrated children's books and bible stories, and award winning baker. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Society, active in Right for Life, and managed "Birthday Cakes for the Braille" for 23 years.
Jeanne is survived by her daughters Peggy Kahl of Glide, OR and Nancy Wrinkle of Riverside, CA; sons Jim of Spokane, WA, Pat of Silverthorne, CO, Bill of Ballard, CA, Tom of Grand Terrace, CA, Mike of Allegan, MI, John of Sitka, AK and Andy Wathen of Riverside, CA; sisters Mary Grace Emde of Altanta, GA and Marguerite Staten of Medinah, IL; brother Tom Kelahan of Coopersburg, PA; caregiver (Fe) Estares of Los Angeles, CA; 31 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond "Bud" Wathen.
Services: Tuesday, May 2. Visitation at 10:00am; Rosary at 10:30am; and Funeral Mass at 11:00am, all at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1:01pm at Riverside National Cemetery, using Assembly Area #6. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Knights of Columbus Council 1638 Memorial Fund. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY,
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 26, 2017
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