On October 4, 2022, two influential mothers reunited when our Mom/ Nana, was guided by our Mama Maria Amaya to join her - a year to the day later - to sing and dance in the sky. Jeanne was diagnosed with lung cancer during the last year of her journey in this life, however that does not define her.
Jeanne found happiness in fishing, camping, dancing, boy did she love to dance, gardening, coffee, DIY, and anything with her family, especially Lava Hot Springs! Jeanne loved everything outdoors, except the cold winter!
At a young age Jeanne learned patience and responsibility, especially when it came to taking care of her older sister and younger brother. As a young woman Jeanne fought for woman's rights, protesting on the steps of the Capitol. At 17, she met Rick Brown at her work, Zissi's. It was love at first sight for Rick! He asked to take her out, she said, “Okay, I live on Main Street if you find my house you can take me out”... One thing led to another and on July 31, 1971, they were married! Together they had four kids, Corie, "Ricky," Kristina, and Brian. Unfortunately, Jeanne and Rick went their separate ways. She moved on and had 2 little girls, Sunni Lynn and Molly Bea. Although her children brought her happiness and joy, tragically she lost Ricky, Sunni Lynn, and Molly Bea in their infant years.
Our Momma/Nana always loved the annual Lava Hot Springs trip that started with her mom and sister. She carried it on with her children, grandchildren, and dad. Between swimming at the pool, laying in the sun, floating the river, and soaking in the hot pools our Jeanne found solace.
Jeanne found true passion in healthcare. She was a home health aide for 8 years. The rest of her healthcare career was spread across numerous rehabilitation centers. She devoted her life to her work. The relationships and bonds she created with people she worked with and cared for meant so much to her. She touched so many lives. She was so well known and loved in the healthcare community.
Though Jeanne and Rick divorced, they found their way back to each other to be life partners until she passed 19 years later. Her growing family was by far her greatest love and achievement. She will forever be remembered by her family/friends for her hilarious and witty sense of humor, along with her fun, loving, devoted, short tempered and STRONG personality.
She is preceded in death by her children "Ricky", Sunni Lynn, Molly Bea, her momma Barbara Jean Stewart, her daddy Lynn Walker, sister Sheila, and brother Jeffery.
She is survived by her life partner Asa Richard "Rick" Brown; daughters Corie Amaya (Ricky) and Kristina Garcia; and her son Asa Brian Brown. As well as her seven grandchildren Caylen, Austin (Andrea), Kylr, Savannah, Gaby, Jaden, and Ailē; and one great-grandchild Kaylani. She was a bonus nana to many.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM at McDougal Funeral Home, with a viewing prior to the services from 1:00 to 1:45 PM.