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Obituary: Pope, Jeanneen Lela

Age 84


POPE,
Jeanneen Lela
(Age 84)

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 10, 2016 at Spokane Hospice East.

She was born the oldest of two children to Harvey and Lela Smith on November 27, 1931, in Spokane, WA.

She graduated from Mead High School in 1948.

She worked for the Spokane Department of Social and Health Services from 1976-1996 as a file clerk.

For many years she served her Lord and church family at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, she loved her church and loved to take her grandchildren to church with her.

She had a huge heart and was always there for her kids and friends, always putting others before herself.

She loved to be around family, traveling to the Oregon Coast, and watching her great-grandsons play football.
She loved to get together with her good friends, Marleen, Jan and Joann to play Dominoes and have treats every Monday.

She was also a great fan of The Seattle Seahawks and The Mariners and enjoyed watching them play.


Jeanneen was preceded in death by her parents Lela and Harvey Smith as well as her great-granddaughter Heaven Lee Clark in 2004.

She is survived by her brother Leland “Bud”, (Patty) Smith, sons Randy (Theresa), Allen (Suzanne), and Lance (Darcie) Pope, daughters Vicki Smith, and Deeann McMichael, six grandchildren: Dalen(Janelle), Derek (Vanessa) McMichael, Ryan (Desiree) Pope, Stacey (Joshua) Clark, Angela Pope, and Heather Shane; 12 great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection 15319 E. 8th Ave., Spokane Valley, 99037 on March 12th, at 11 am, a reception will follow.

There will also be a brief graveside Service on the same day at 2:30 pm at Fairmount Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spokane Hospice in memory of Jeanneen L. Pope.

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