Jeanne Thayne Obituary, Death- Orem, Utah On September 16, 2023, beautiful Jeanne Anderson Thayne died. Everyone was touched by her beauty, grace, and giving. One month after a stunning celebration of her magnificent life, Jeanne died at 94 surrounded by her loving family.
Jeanne, Carl Ferrell, and Ethel L. Anderson’s third of six children was born in Ogden, Utah, on July 27, 1929. She loved and accepted others in Glendive, Montana, where her family ran Anderson’s Department Store. She was devout. Her ability to recognize good in others was exceptional.
Utah State University accepted Dawson High graduate Jeanne. Stanley James Thayne, a handsome WWII soldier and geologist, was there. In 1949, they married in Logan LDS Temple after falling in love. Utah’s Orem got Dairy Queen. The five youngsters thrived under Jeanne’s calm, elegance, and support.
Jeanne was talented outside the house. Because she liked writing, she edited and contributed to the Orem Geneva Times in 1965. Her hubby called her Lois Lane; she said, “Does that make you Superman?” Jeanne was brilliant and liked her work. Before caring for Stan, who had cancer, she worked until 1972. Her loyalty lasted until his 1979 death.
After an LDS mission in Ventura, California, Jeanne worked at the Orem Geneva Times for 11 years. Many sought refuge in Jeanne’s home after Stan’s death. Children, grandchildren, the underprivileged, and her old mother were her loves. She made nurturing seem effortless to calm upset people.
Her grandchildren considered her a second mother and were shaped by her. Jeanne was an LDS Relief Society president twice. She adored working with 11-year-old Guide Patrol boys. She directed the League of Utah Writers, Utah Valley Chapter, taught at Mission Training Center, and was an Orem Scera Recreation board member.
Always humble, she accepted the Walter C. Orem Civic Service Prize. Treeo Senior Independent Living, across from her 1951 house with Stan, was her final nine years. She faced life’s challenges with optimism, kindness, and grace.
Steven (Sheila), Doug (Debra), David (Tami), Brian (Norma), and Carole Warburton (Mick), 19 granddaughters, 32 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and two sisters, Marilyn Smith and Carole Sister Janet Hardy, who died two weeks previously, comforted and brought her to death.
The family thanks Treeo Senior Independent Living, Visiting Angels, Lori Gibbons and Kim Roberts, and Quality Hospice, Kathy Marsden. Brian and Norma Thayne led a dedicated army of volunteers—Jeanne’s children, spouses, grandchildren, cousins, and friends—in her final months.