Jean Eade Fehr
Jean Fehr passed away peacefully at her home in Walnut Creek on May 31, 2009. She was very happy to be in the presence and care of her loving family at the time of death.
Jean was born in Hollywood, California on May 22, 1929. She was raised by her parents, Lorna Eudora Randall and Lyle Garfield Eade in Pasadena. Jean had fond memories of the family's time out on her grandparents' farm during the early 1930s. She was the second of four children.
Jean met Richard Fehr on the steps of Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley in February of 1949. They were married on September 10, 1949 in Pasadena. Jean was a member of the Cal Sailing Club at UC and graduated with an A.A. degree in February 1950. The couple settled in Lafayette in 1952. They raised their four children in Lafayette and were very active in the community. Jean was involved with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, all types of children's sports, the community pool, PTA, being a room mother for each of her children - as well as a host of other volunteer activities. Jean and her husband, Richard, were devoted to their family and were especially focused on their efforts toward building a nurturing home and raising their children.
Jean Fehr worked as a telephone company customer service manager, mother and homemaker, social services worker and hospitality hostess at Mt. Bachelor ski area. She lived in Bend from 1988 to 2004 where she continued her volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity as well as enjoying her love of ice skating, hiking, camping, traveling, fly fishing, and snowshoeing. She was always positive in her outlook and extremely sensitive and considerate in her relationships with others. She faced many challenges in her life and had the wisdom to say that one of the most important attributes of a human being is the ability to adapt to change.
Jean's spirit is still with us after her body has passed on. Her determination to live and extend compassion, love and friendship to others continues to inspire all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Lorna and Lyle Eade and her husband, Richard Fehr. She is survived by brother Gordon Eade, her children Rick Fehr, Linda Cramer, Jim Fehr, and Bill Fehr; her grandchildren Ellen Fehr, Molly Fehr, Caroline Cramer, Allison Cramer, Shannon Cramer, Richard Cramer, Lauren Movlai, and Anna Fehr as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. Jean will be missed by her many friends.
Contra Costa Times, June 7, 2009