Jo Anne Meinen (November 29, 1929 – August 7, 2016)
Jo Anne Meinen, age 86, joined the angels on August 7, 2016. She was born November 29, 1929, in Hebron, Nebraska, the daughter of Vern and Bernice Wagor. She graduated from Hebron High School, and married her junior high sweetheart, Donald (Bud) Meinen, on July 17, 1948. They just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
JoAnne worked as an administrative assistant for the health care, educational, and real estate industries. She was a mother, grandmother, craftsman, and a volunteer all of her life. She enjoyed memberships in the Red Hat Society, Out to Lunch Bunch, Rebekah Lodge, and worked hard to establish the C.A.T.C.H. Progam at St. Mary’s Hospital. She also enjoyed giving Mahjong lessons at Barnes and Noble. Her passions were collecting clocks, playing games of all kinds, knitting, cross stitch, making clay figurines, ceramics, and bingo aka bunco.
Mom was very proud of her family, was always looking out for others, and always wanted to help. She was a born caregiver. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Meinen, 11/2014, sister, Vernelle Bernstein, and two grandchildren Heather Jay, 09/2008, and Jennifer Meinen, 10/1971.
Jo Anne is survived by her husband, Donald Meinen of Grand Junction. Her children, Timothy Meinen (Mary), Rangley, Sue Coquoz (Bob), Meeker, and Nancy Jay (Craig) Parachute, CO. She has eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
A memorial service will be August 16, 2016, 3:30 p.m., at Hopewest Hospice, 3090 N. 12th Street, #B, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
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