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Jeanne Marie D’Arc Foley
01/03/1922 — 02/21/2010
From Bellingham, WA, US | Born in St. Eugene L'Ilet, Quebec Canada
Jeanne Marie D’Arc Foley
Jeanne Jane M. Theberge Foley
Jeanne Jane M. Theberge Foley, age 88, passed away in Bellingham, WA on February 21, 2010.
She was born January 3, 1922, in St-Eugene L'Islet, Quebec, to Michel and Anna Bard Theberge. Her parents moved to Rumford, Maine, when she was 18 mos old. She was the 2nd of 9 children, and the oldest daughter.
She married Thomas W. Foley in Nov. 1946. They had 4 children. In 1951 they moved from Maine to Springfield, OR, then in 1953 moved to Richland, WA. She became a US citizen in 1958.
She was predeceased by her husband Tom, her son Robert, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Jeanne is survived by her children Dan Tina Foley, Richland, WA, and Richard Dick Barbara Foley, Pasco WA, Judy Randy Cross, Bellingham, WA; Grandchildren Todd Dolly Foley, Kalispell, MT, Ryan Melody Foley, Austin, TX, and Jason Molly Foley, Burien, WA, Kathy Bruce Nitteberg, Spokane, WA; Great grandchildren: Sabrina, Antonia, Makayla, Isabella, Savannah, Joel, Kara. Sister Trudy Parkhurst, and brothers John, Al, and Norman Theberge.
Jeanne was a loving wife and mother. Primarily a homemaker, taking care of her family, she also worked as a janitor for a number of years. She was a devout Catholic and not only attended & generously supported Christ the King Church for over 50 years, she volunteered with the Ladies Altar Society and at Christ the King School. And she was always helping others in the church by providing transportation, running errands or help around the house, and even monetary loans to help new families get a start.
Her personal interests were reading, crocheting, knitting, camping, scrapbooking.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 11:00am, at Resthaven Cemetery in Richland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice House, c/o St. Luke's Foundation Hospice House Fund, PO Box 5641, Bellingham, WA 98227; or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Visiting Angels in Tri-Cities, the caregivers and residents at Ridgemont Adult Family Home in Bellingham, and Whatcom Hospice for their compassionate care and companionship.
We will miss her . She was a great lady..
You will be sadly missed I so looked forward to your visits here in Maine with Memere and Pepere. You were always cheerful and always made us laugh, you always reminded me so much of Memere with your ways, your actions and your dedication to your faith! Please pray for us and your Dear Brother Alph who did not want to end up in his current condition, its all in Gods hands!
Love You Miss you
For my cousins: Judy, Dick and Dan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that you were blessed with a wonderful mother who has now joined hands once again with family members who loved her and that have been awaiting her arrival in heaven. May you also take comfort in knowing that you did all you could to make the last few years ones that you all may treasure. I have no doubt in that she knew how loved she was by all of her family and friends. She will be missed and you will always have memories to hold close to your hearts to comfort you in the days and years to come.
Even though we were miles apart we never forgot the sisterhood relationship. When she and her beloved husband Tom lived here in Maine, we were all very close and I’ve missed those good times.
May God rest her good soul.
My condolences to all three of her children. Love to all, Aunt Gert
Aunt Jeanne was a very devout, hard-working woman. She and her family overcame tough times, settled in to Richland and raised a nice family. She was a kind-hearted person who helped our family in our sad times when we lost our mother – her sister. She helped raise our youngest sister as an infant for 14 months. We will always remember the weekends fishing at the Potholes Lakes, firework displays in the backyard, camping trips, Christmas and Easter. Aunt Jeanne was always a generous, warm, and welcoming person who lived and practiced her faith everyday. She was a prayer warrior, devoted to the blessed mother and recited the rosary many times for many people. Her big smile, twinkle in her eye and French-Canadian personality will forever be missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. And remember:
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplighting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still – in each new dawn.
Although we haven’t seen each other very much in recent years.
I have many good memories of you
to keep always.
your brother, Norm
This is a lovely picture of your mother. Obviously I do not know the rest of your family but she did a great job raising you. I am sure she is very proud. Keeping a good thought here for you and your family.
Judy & Randy,
We are so sorry for you loss. May you take comfort in the memories you have stored in your heart.
Our deepest condolences.
Such a gentle soul was Jean. I know she has a special place in heaven.
Her husband, parents, brothers and sisters are there with open arms to welcome her. I never knew her to speak an unkind word about anyone.
Her eyes sparkled with love. She was blessed to have such a loving family by her side. I wish them strength during this difficult time.
My condolences to Aunt Jeanne’s family. No matter the distance between us, I love and cherish all of my family and feel grief at the loss of one. I cherish all of my memories great or small, and know that they are now in heaven smiling down and resting in eternal peace.
Our condolences to All of you for the lost. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you All during this difficult time. We will never forget all the support and care she and her family gave us, that we will never forget. Thinking of you all.
My Condolences to all of you, I have wonderful memories of my Aunt Jeanne as a kid and adult. She was Great! Thinking of you all.
Ms Jeanne Foley a very special person, so loved, & so very dear, can never be forgotten by Trans family.
Behalf of Bac Tran family
I was so sad to hear the news of Aunt Jeanne’s passing. Although most of my memories of her were when I was a little girl what I do remember from her visits to Maine were her funny stories, smiles and laughter throughout the house when she was around. She was a gentle, loving Aunt and will truly be missed by all who knew her. Aunt Jeanne may you rest in peace now with Memere and Pepere and all our other loveds ones who have departed into the Heavens.
Love your niece Tina
Dan, Dick and Judy, our sympathy and prayers to all your family. Your mother was a one of a kind lady – for sure. Always a friend and good neighbor, prayer warrior and so dedicated to serving others.
Her memory certaintly lives on through her family. Our best to all of you.
Aunt Jeanne was a very special person to us and a regular attendee at a number of our family’s life events including our wedding and our children’s baptisms & first communions.
She had a great ability to laugh at herself in the amusing stories she would often tell. In her stories she often made statements that were quite profound and gave one pause to reflect. Her passing marks the end of an era and the loss of an important link to my mother’s side of our family. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
Jeanne Marie D’Arc Foley