OBITUARY

Jeanne M. Oss

March 31, 1928April 26, 2019
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Jeanne Marie (Johnson) Oss, 91, passed to her rest on April 26, 2019, at Guardian Angel Homes in Hermiston, Oregon.

Jeanne was born March 31, 1928, in Colville, Washington, to parents Obed Samuel and Jennie Heth (Huseland) Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Paul M. Oss of Hermiston; children, Paula & Guy Oltman & Patricia Carroll of Hermiston; Karen & Steven Denmark of Salinas, CA; John Oss & Greg Nagy of Spokane. Jeanne was “Grammy” to 9 beloved grandchildren: (Victoria, Andrew, & Traci Carroll; Patricia (Carroll) Libby; Nicole & Jennifer Denmark; Joshua, Jacob, & Jonas Oltman) and 12 great grandchildren (Grayson & Lyla Libby; Emma, Bjorn, Kingston, Paxton, Sophia, Anders, Eleanor, Boden, Killian, & Espen Oltman). She leaves behind nephews Ronald & Kelly Oss and nieces Muriel Sar and Kay Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 older siblings (Albert Johnson, Muriel Shaffer, Dorothy Mae Grow) and a darling granddaughter, Jennifer Denmark. Jeanne graduated from Colville High School in 1945 and attended Walla Walla College. Her first employment as a 17-year old was teaching at Beacon Jr. Academy in Lewiston, ID, a one-classroom, sixteen-student Christian school. Jeanne always felt that God brought her to Lewiston; for it was there that she met the future husband of her dreams, Paul Oss, son of the local pastor. Subsequent years found Jeanne working as registrar at Loma Linda Academy and as secretary to the Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. Following her marriage to Paul in 1950, the couple moved to Spokane where they lived until their retirement years at Hayden Lake. Jeanne artfully juggled all the needs of her busy family with a demanding work schedule. She was employed as bookkeeper and office manager in the Spokane offices of Drs. Edward Bond, Clide Omstead, Hi & Sun Lee for nearly 40 years. Jeanne was a life-long and active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, where she sang in the choir and served as pianist, organist, and clerk through the years. Favorite hobbies included music, sewing, stitchery, quilting, ceramics, china painting, reading, and travel. Most memorable was Paul & Jeanne’s family mission trip to India with several of their children and grandchildren in 2004. There they built 2 churches in remote villages and were blessed to spend a night at Lasalgoan Mission School, where Paul’s missionary parents had served as Principal and Dean of Women/Nurse during his childhood years. Jeanne found much enjoyment in editing the monthly Rose Arbor Ramblings, bringing countless chuckles and moments of reflection to the residents of her daughters’ assisted living community in Hermiston. Jeanne is particularly remembered for her kindness, helpfulness, generosity, hospitality, loyalty, and undying love for God and family. Her family eagerly awaits that day when their dearest wife, mother, & grammy will arise from the grave to see Her Savior coming in the clouds. He will welcome her into the heavenly home He has prepared with these words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. . .Enter into the joy of your Lord.” A graveside service is scheduled at Fairmont Cemetery in Spokane at 12 PM on Friday, May 10, 2019. A program of Jeanne’s favorite music and a reception will follow at St. Thomas More Parish. At a later date, a memorial service is planned in Hermiston. Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home of Spokane is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Camp Mivoden, 17415 E Hayden Lake Rd, Hayden, ID 83835

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Carroll (grandson)
  • Jacob Oltman (grandson)
  • Jonas Oltman (grandson)
  • Joshua Oltman (grandson)
  • Kelly Oss (nephew)
  • Ronald Oss (nephew)
  • DONATIONS

  • Camp Mivoden

Services

  • Graveside Service Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Musical Tribute & Reception Friday, May 10, 2019

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Sonya Hintz

May 11, 2019

Jeanne was a wonderful friend to my mother, Ruby, and the matriarch of a family whose musical gifts brightened my early life in Spokane. May you, her children and grandchildren, feel the gratitude of those she touched on her journey.
Sonya Hintz

Marcia (Hintz) DiFronzo

May 10, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Jeanne. Our families enjoyed many good times together around music. My warmest thoughts are with your family.

Mary Moldenhauer

May 9, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss.

Pat Wheeler

May 9, 2019

I would like to offer my condolences concerning Jeanne's passing.I met her when I worked with Paul at Hazen and Jaeger many years ago.She was a true delight and Paul of course truly a class guy who helped me a lot.I know he loved her dearly and they had a wonderful life together.Please give Paul my best. Persoonal regards..

DORIS SALVAGE

May 2, 2019

In loving memory of Jeanne - a wonderful person from our high school days and forever
Blessings to her family and all.

Page Nagy

April 30, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss, we’re thinking and praying for all your family and friends. May the lord give you peace.

FROM THE FAMILY

Hayden Lake summer 2010

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New Years Day 2010

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U. MD. graduation 2012, field trip Mt. Vernon

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Point Lobos New Years Day 2010

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Hayden Lake summer 2010

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New Years Day 2010

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U. MD. graduation 2012, field trip Mt. Vernon

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Point Lobos New Years Day 2010

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Point Lobos New Years Day 2010

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Mount Vernon May 2012

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Niki Ph.D., U. MD., 2012

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Hayden Lake

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Hayden Lake summer 2010