South San Francisco, CA. May 3, 2021
Jeanne Carolyn Wolfe, born on February 17, 1949, to Betty and Mel Wolfe, passed on April 10, 2021, after battling cancer for the past year. She leaves behind her daughter Christine, son-in-law Jason, and grandson Shane.
Always a Daddy’s girl, she also leaves behind her father Mel Wolfe, and siblings Janet (Gene), Kamala (David), Bill (Tanya), Pamela (Roy), and her much beloved fur-babies Rockabye and Zydeco, among other family and close friends. Jeanne was preceded in death by her son Joshua (2004), her mother Betty (2012), and her brother Tim (1982).
A graduate of South San Francisco High School, class of 1966, Jeanne also attended Avalon Elementary School and Southwood Junior High. Jeanne grew up in the Avalon Park neighborhood when the development was first built and she enjoyed returning ‘home’ several times a year. She often accompanied her mother, Betty, to St Veronica’s Church and enjoyed helping with hospitality after mass. A strong supporter of her sister Kamala’s community endeavors, Jeanne made special efforts to attend each event with enthusiasm. And she never passed up the opportunity to engage in conversations with everyone she met, making new friends and acquaintances came naturally to her.
Jeanne believed in the ultimate power of goodness and spent a lifetime working to bring this into her life, and into the lives of those around her. Having left the corporate world behind in her earlier years (Hotpoint, 3M, CA Labor Commission, Montessori Educator), she embraced different ventures, and adventures, which life brought to her.
Among them was being known as the ‘Flower Lady’ in Port Cosa, Crockett, and surrounding areas where she would ply her craft of exquisite flower arrangements. She was well known for dressing in vintage clothing to match the mood of the seasons, holidays, and flowers. She relished in the joy she brought to others so freely. Her love of flowers continued to follow her, and she has left the most incredible gardens in her yards, seeming nothing her green thumb couldn’t grow.
A caretaker at heart, it was a natural fit for Jeanne to spend years helping others in need as a home care aid in Willits, CA. where she spent the last 20 years of her life. Always an animal lover, Jeanne took great pride in her rescue work and received many accolades while doing so. Her most recent work was fostering pups through the Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue, where she was greatly appreciated by all.
Donations can be made in her name to your favorite rescue group, or to Mendo Shelter Pet Rescue. And if there is room in your heart/ home/ life – consider fostering a pup in her memory as well. She would really like that, knowing her efforts carry on beyond her time here. Or dig in the earth and plant a flower, remembering her as the season’s change.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 31st at Big River in Mendocino. Family and friends are invited to enjoy a day on the beach, ending with a potluck bonfire around 6 pm. INFO HERE
Jeanne and her daughter Christine had enjoyed watching the movie ‘Nomandland’ during her last days and from that she envisioned her memorial. Her wishes include her family and friends come together at the beach, share a simple meal, sit around a bonfire, and share stories and memories of her while tossing a rock in the fire.
She is loved, and she is missed by all that were fortunate to have known her.
See you down the road.
I remember Jeanne well from from junior high and high school days. I remember her as a kind and sweet girl. May her loved ones find peace in their memories and love of her.
Jeanne, I’ll always remember your sweetness and kind heart.