Longtime resident of the McKenzie valley, Jeannette Rae Thomson, passed into eternity on Jan. 10, 2022 from her battle with lung cancer.
Jeannette was born to Ira York and Patricia Thomson Jr. on Sept. 25, 1963. She has one brother, Ira York Thomson III, and sister-in-law, Hollie Thomson of Hamilto, Mont.; two nephews Ira Joseph Thomson and John Paul Bell; and two nieces, Naomi Thomson and Sarah Harris.
Jeannette grew up on the McKenzie enjoying the Gate Creek swimming holes, picking blueberries during the summer and many hiking adventures with cousins and aunts. Jeannette attended school on the McKenzie and after graduating McKenzie High she worked for the forest service in recreation. She really enjoyed taking care of the campgrounds so that many could have an enjoyable outdoor experience.
She also enjoyed dedicating herself to the helping of people. She looked after others’ homes and animals and was often busy with daily chores for the elderly and those in need. She loved fishing and gold panning with her dad. Jeannette was also an artist, she painted, mostly on wood, and drew as well. Dogs, flowers and bugs were some of her favorite subjects.
Jeannette lost everything in the Holiday Farm Fire, so we are asking that if you have any pictures of her that you would like to share with the family it would be greatly appreciated. Please email them to us. We are putting a book together in her memory. Jeannette’s memorial will be sometime in the spring, once the new home she ordered has arrived and is ready for use. If you would like to be notified of the date, please email us at [email protected]
Thank you to all that helped Jeannette through the loss of her home and her battle with cancer. May God bless you all richly!
Jeannette will be missed by all who knew her, family, friends and the many folks her life has touched. Many will remember her by her words of encouragement and care, “You have a beautiful, wonderful day,” As she would say to all as she or they parted company. So may we all remember to have that “beautiful, wonderful day” in her memory.
Services by Major Family Funeral Home.