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Jeanne Ann Anderson

March 21, 1942 — March 12, 2024



Jeanne Ann Anderson was born on March 21, 1942 in Ravenna Ohio to Phillis and Russel Cole and passed away from cancer on March 12, 2024. Jeanne had a strong faith in God therefore faced death with bravery and grace. Upon hearing of her diagnosis, Jeanne said, “Do not worry, I am going to heaven, I have lived a full life…this is simply the circle of life.” She was 9 days away from her 82nd birthday.

Jeanne graduated from Garfield High School in 1960, where she excelled in band. In 1962 Jeanne longed to serve her country. She competed and won a position in the United States Women’s Army Corps Band. She was exceptionally proud of this feat as a defining life moment. Her favorite story was that she played the baritone horn in front of President Kennedy. Jeanne wore a number of hats being a mother, working as an LVN, a piano teacher and later earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at California State University Dominguez Hills at 66 years old.

After her tour in the Army, She attended First Missionary Baptist Church of Lomita, California where she was a member. One Sunday she shared her bible with a handsome man who happened to drive a red convertible MG. This led to marriage three months later to Ronald Eugene Anderson on October 30, 1965 in Las Vegas. Two years later, their first child Ronald Edwin was born, soon following Debra Lynn and Tanya Lorraine. They were married 41 years until Ron Anderson passed away in 2006.

Jeanne Anderson was preceded in Death by her parents Phillis and Russel Cole of Ravenna Ohio, her brothers Butch of Twinsburg, Ohio, Royce of Monroe, Louisiana, her husband Ron Anderson, her son Ronald of Torrance, California and his son Thor. She is survived by her three remaining brothers Timothy Cole of Mogadore Ohio, Randy Cole of Monroe Louisiana and Harold Postelwaite of Seville Ohio. Her two daughters are Dr. Debra Lynn Winegarden of Visalia, California and Tanya Lorraine Johnsen of Waxahachie, Texas. Jeanne had seven grandchildren Aiden, Thor, Tynan, Alice, Chelsea, Lars and Oden, and 2 great granddaughters Maya and Maggie.

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