Jeanette Louise (Beggs) Conroy

Born: Sat., May 28, 1938
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

Celebration of Life Gathering

6:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2016
Location: Hamley SteakHouse

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Jeanette Louise Conroy

May 28, 1938 – January 4, 2016


Jeanette Louise Conroy (Beggs), 77 passed away peacefully on January 4, 2016 in Pendleton, OR. She was born on May 28, 1938 in Sacramento, CA to Edward and Mildred Beggs.

Jan grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from Burlingame High School in Burlingame, CA in 1956.  After high school she attended Willamette University in Salem, OR where she received a degree in Journalism and Social Science.  While in school, Jan was the president of her local chapter of the Chi Omega Sorority.

Shortly after graduation, Jan took a job with the Oregon Department of Human Services and moved to Pendleton, OR.  She worked to help families for several years, enjoying her time with the department.

Jan married John Conroy in August of 1962.  They had four children: Jeff (Jeannette) of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Joe (Kristen) of Spokane, WA, Jenni Galloway (Greg) of Pendleton, OR, and Jayson (Leah) of Spokane Valley, WA.

Jan worked for many years in the food service industry.  Most notably, she spent 26 years running the food service at Blue Mountain Community College.  She enjoyed visiting with the students and encouraging their education.  She was an advocate for people and healthy lifestyles.  She was instrumental in the Community Christmas Eve dinner at BMCC, including her entire family in this volunteer effort for many years.

Jan spent the last 15 years living at McKay Creek Estates.  As one of the first residents of the facility, she started ‘The Coffee Clutch’ group while there and enjoyed socializing with the residents and their families.

Jan loved to travel.  Fond memories include trips to Boston, Maui, San Francisco, and others throughout the greater NW.

Jan is survived by her four children;  grandchildren Monica Conroy of Seattle, WA, Brianne Conroy of Valdez, AK, John Conroy of Coeur d’Alene, ID, McKenzie and Tanner Conroy of Spokane, WA, Sydney, Lauren, and Allison Galloway of Pendleton, OR, and Riley, Kaelan, and Liam Conroy of Spokane Valley, WA; step-children Tim (Sandy) of Vancouver, WA, Dewey (Ortensia) of Newberg, OR, and Debbie Deiner of Donald, OR; and her sister Diane Burns (Jim) of Davis, CA.

A celebration of life will be held at Hamley’s Steakhouse on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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