Mary Oletta Jeska



Mary went home to be with the Lord on June 15th, 2007 after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. Mary was born on March 4th, 1945 in Sutter Creek, California to James W. and Zelda M. Allen. Mary graduated from Ashland High School in 1963. On December 30th, 1978 Mary married Marvin Jeska. They were married for 28 years and lived together for 32 years and shared the same birthday, March 4th. Mary travelled throughout North America. She loved trips to the coast, bowling and gardening. Blessing many with her beautiful flowers and yard. Mary was a generous, honest and caring, classy woman with a heart of gold. The world is a better place for having her in it.



Mary leaves behind her beloved Cocker Spaniel, Bo. Mary is survived by her husband, Marvin, daughter Delayn Jeska and her two children, son Marvin Von Jeska and his wife Claudia and their two children, son-in-law Myles Oakley and his sons, Corey Oakley and wife Michelle and their three children, Chris Ponder and wife Tika and their two children. Her mother Zelda Allen and sisters Pat Peters and Zena Palmer and many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Debbie Oakley and her father, James W. Allen. A memorial service will be held on June 30th at 11am, at Scenic Hills Memorial Park in Ashland. Donations can be made to M.A.D.D., in care of Ashland Elks 944, in Ashland.