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Jenneane Claire Herron Reynolds "Jeanne" LOY

1952 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
LOY, Jenneane Claire Herron Reynolds "Jeanne" February 8, 1952 - January 2, 2018 With joy, Jeanne's parents welcomed her on February 8, 1952 in San Jose, California. In her own words, Jeanne was "full of joy" when she went to see Jesus on Wednesday morning, January 2, 2018. Shortly after she was born, her family moved to Spokane. She attended Hamblen and Hutton Elementary schools, Sacajawea Junior High School, and Lewis and Clark High School, where she graduated in 1970. She received a bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from Eastern Washington State College in 1974. She was married to Larry Reynolds in 1974, and they moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Two years later, they moved to Storrs, Connecticut, where their son, Joshua, was born. Jeanne and Joshua returned to Spokane in 1982. Jeanne married James Loy on September 7, 1990, and they have been living in Coeur d' Alene ever since. She spent most of her career passionately supporting adults with disabilities, retiring from ENSO in 2015. Jeanne loved her chosen profession and her coworkers. She also served on a number of boards related to her work. She had a sweet tooth for ice cream, chocolate, cinnamon rolls, mochas and lattes, Werthers, Red Vines, candy, candy and candy. Added to the list of late were salted caramel milkshakes from Dick's. She took great joy in baking, especially for others. Sweets aside, she also loved coffee, mac n' cheese, and pasta bowls. She adored sunflowers and swamp daisies, lighthouses and candles, penguins, and Anne of Green Gables. She was, after all, a kindred spirit to many. Additionally, Jeanne was forever faithful to all of her sports teams. She ran, skipped and walked in 27 Bloomsdays and competed in two marathons. She hiked many hills outside Coeur d' Alene with Jim and their pups, and she treasured their trips to Banff, especially for the film festivals. She had especially beautiful memories of their camping trip to Alaska, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territories three years ago. She is survived by her husband, Jim; her son, Joshua Reynolds; her stepson, Michael Loy, and his wife, Nil; and her granddaughter, Jordan, whom she adored. She is also survived by three sisters: Joella Sutherland (Michael), Jacqueline Kilgren (Erick), Jorgia Herron, and the many nieces and nephews she treasured. She was preceded by her parents, Mamie Jean and Frank Herron, her maternal and paternal grandparents, her aunts and uncles, her dear puppy, Midge, and her sweet cat, Kitty. She was beloved by many who will miss her smile, her caring heart, her energy, and her belief that everyone deserves equal opportunities in life. Her church family at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls meant the world to her, as did her Bible study group. They supported her faith journey and truly enriched her life. She was a seeker and lover of Jesus Christ by his mercy and grace, and she shared this with everyone she knew. Thank you to her many friends, old and new, who blessed her during her illness with prayers, encouragement, visits and meals. How lucky she was, and she knew it! Her team of doctors and nurses at Cancer Care Northwest and Providence Radiation Oncology were very dedicated to her care, and she had many more years of joy because of them. Thank you, also, to Hospice of North Idaho, for outstanding care this last week. Her family is so grateful to all of you. Go Cougs! A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, February 9th at 2pm at Manito Presbyterian, 401 East 30th Ave., Spokane. In lieu of flowers, she would appreciate memorials to The Arc of Spokane and Hospice of North Idaho.
Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 6, 2019
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