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Jean Mainord


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Jean Mainord

Visalia - Jean Mainord was embraced in the arms of her Heavenly Father on August 3, 2018, at the age of 91. Jean was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 10, 1927 and moved to California during her high school years. She and Jimmy married in July 1953 and had 3 beautiful children, Michael, Steven and Rebecca. Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at days to come," suited her well. Jean was preceded in death by her husband C. James Mainord, her parents Clyde and Eunice MacElrath and her brother Donald MacElrath. Jean is survived by her three children Michael (Tamara), Steven (Cecilia) and Rebecca Shaw (Gregory), her brother Robert MacElrath, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Jean was employed by Josten's Yearbook for 30+ years. Jean ministered to many women throughout her life. Jean opened her home to foster children, Celebrant Singers and many others in need. She had a remarkable gift of sewing and crocheting and she used her gift to bless hundreds of children and adults throughout her life. She assisted her husband Jim during the early years of establishing the Visalia Rescue Mission and continued to serve the mission after his death. Jean was deeply loved by all who knew her and was especially gifted in providing lasting friendships and a true righteous example to her kids, grandchildren and friends. Her love will live on in the hearts of many.

A celebration of Jean's life will be held at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 11th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visalia Rescue Mission. Condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta on Aug. 9, 2018
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