Andree Marie Jantsch
February 7, 1920 – March 17, 2020
Celebrating the life of Andree Marie Jantsch, friend and animal advocate.
Andree Marie Jantsch died peacefully at the milestone age of 100, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Andree is survived by her daughter, Claudia Thomas, grandchildren, Angelique and Nirobi Thomas, and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her friend and companion, Janelle Williams and many loving close friends who made up her extended family. Susie and Tuxedo were her devoted four-footed companions, always at her side.
Andree was born February 7, 1920, in Brussels, Belgium, emigrating to America with her parents when she was just a toddler. She lived in Los Angeles County all her life, residing for the past 56 years in Glendale, California.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norbert Jantsch and her parents, Josephine Boschman Fefebvre and Eugene Lefebvre. Andree loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.
She was a brilliant conversationalist, with fluency in French, Spanish, English and even a little Flemish. Andree's interests were varied and included art, fashion, music, dancing, gardening, entertaining, and of course animal welfare. She couldn't resist any stray cat or dog in need of help, and she devoted herself to their care her entire life.
Andree attended Clifford Street Elementary School, Wilson Junior High and John Marshall High School. She received her degree in Geography and Teaching from UCLA, and she taught elementary school in Montebello, followed by a 20-year career with Southern California Gas Company.
Andree looked forward to someday being reunited with her parents and beloved husband Norbert in Heaven. God called her Home on March 17, 2020. May God rest her beautiful soul! She will be greatly missed and eternally loved by all. She is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Pasadena Humane Society.
- Graveside Service Thursday, March 26, 2020