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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Ruth Fenton
   Posted Wed January 06, 2016
So sorry. Very fond memorys.

Shawn Worstell
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
Your family will be in my prayers Jenni!

Stan & Marjie Prowant
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
We're so sorry to hear that Jan passed away. We both knew Jan from BMCC. She was always smiling and you could tell she really liked people. I (Stan) used to always get a cup of coffee early in the morning before classes began and enjoyed talking with her. You have our sympathy.

Bob and Sherry Reese
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
We always enjoyed visiting with your mom over the years. She was such
a fun lady with a wonderful sense of humor. She made the world a better
place! All our love, Bob and Sherry Reese

Noemi Wiseman
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
To the Whole family of Jan,

Deepest condolences .
Jan will always be remembered by staff and residents at McKay Creek Estates.
May you rest in peace. Your memory will remain in our hearts.

Jim S. Sweigart
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
Jan was such an important woman in our lives for all the love gave to her children, to our children, Jimmy and Karen; For the friend that she was. Love to all of your family in your loss. Always remember her laugh and hugs.

Jim S. Sweigart

Barbara Irving
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
The Irvings, Barb, Jim and Ben all send love and years of memories at BMCC together. Jan and I had many good laughs and visits at McKay Creek Estates these past 15 years. Much love, Barb

Georgiann Licht
   Posted Fri January 08, 2016
My condolences to Jan's family. I worked for John and Jan at BMCC in 1976. Jan was a very positive and fun person to be around. She named a cheeseburger, Gorgeous George, after me. She made me feel very special and I was honored to be able to have known her. May she rest in peace.

Mary Ann Hill
   Posted Sat January 09, 2016
Dearest Jenni, Jeff, Joe, Jayson
and family,
Your Mother was a ray of sunshine and a true friend to many.
We will miss her lovely smile and cheerful greetings.
Our prayers for peace are with you at this sad time.
Most sincerely,
Mary Ann Hill and Bill Storie

Greg Goad
   Posted Sat January 09, 2016
It has been my privilege to take Jan around town for the last eight years in the city dial a ride van. She was always a bright spot in my day. Her wit and intelligence added life to all who knew her. She will be missed.

You are all in my prayers.

My deepest sympathy.

Greg Goad

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