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Cecilia "Jeanne" Freshour
September 20, 1933 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 85)
Cecilia Jeanne Freshour, 85, was born September 20, 1933, in St. Ignatius, Montana the oldest child of Walter “Doc” and Francis Cordis. She passed away on April 5, 2019. Jeanne was a registered nurse, preschool teacher, artist, rancher’s wife, foster parent, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother many times over. Jeanne was married to her best friend and husband, Gene Freshour, for 62 years.
Jeanne accepted the Lord as her savior together with Gene on Easter day in 1964 and dedicated her life to His work ever since. She had a variety of roles working with Frontier Missions in places such as Belize, Venezuela, and England. Jeanne always remembered everyone she had ever met by name and prayed for them daily. Her commitment to thank you cards was religious. Her faithfulness, kindness, and love for her family are a lasting legacy. Her fierce nature and forthright approach assure she will not be easily forgotten by those who knew and loved her. Jeanne was deeply compassionate and her artistic eye led her to daily appreciate the beauty of the world and God’s glorious creation.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Don, Bob, and Randy; and her two daughters. Jeanne is survived by her sisters, Ruth and Judy; and her four children Dane, Ann, Joel, and Jennifer. She leaves behind nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 12th in John Day, OR at the Church of the Nazarene. A celebration of life and potluck meal will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunshine Christian School through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.