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Frances Jeanette Overand

Frances Jeanette Overand

Frances Jeanette Overand, 75, of Ashland, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Jeanette Gramms Kinney was born on Feb. 15, 1932, in Climax, Oregon, and was raised by her parents, Ted and Hilda Kinney. Jeanette and her family moved to Ashland where she graduated from Ashland High School in 1949. While attending Southern Oregon College, she met and married her best friend and one true love, John Wesley Overand, Jr. She completed several years of nursing school at the University of Oregon Medical Center, but came home early to raise a family in Ashland where she has resided ever since. She worked as a librarian at SOC for many years and also enjoyed volunteering her time at numerous organizations. She worked as a home caregiver, as well as daycare provider for many years. Children were priceless to her.

Jeanette was blessed with a keen mind and quick wit. She was an avid history buff, and her passions included family and friends, music (especially piano), and reading. In her spare time, Jeanette loved to go fishing and camping with her family. She had a knack for gardening and enjoyed being in the kitchen. Jeanette was a loving sister, devoted mother, doting grandmother, and unwavering friend. She had a strong faith and was a long-time member of the Methodist church. She was named for Frances Billings, the founder of the First Methodist Church in Ashland. She was also a lifetime member of Eastern Star and held an official degree of Pocahontas.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband, John Overand, Jr., in 1973. She is survived by her brothers, Charles Kinney of Talent, and Ted Kinney of Chugiak, Alaska; her sons, Patrick Overand of Yakima, Wash., and Chris Overand of Ashland; her daughter, Kathleen Martin of Ashland; and three grandchildren, Cezanne Patricia, Chantelle Nicole, and Bradley John.

Jeanette's beautiful spirit and unconditional love will be eternally remembered. Her legacy will live forever in all of those she touched.

A viewing will be on Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 23rd at Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home with interment following at Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland.

Frances Jeanette Overand