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JeanMarie Reeves Stevens

March 6, 1940 — February 28, 2024


Jeanie Stevens of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on February 28, 2024.

Jeanie was born March 6, 1940, in Greybull, Wyoming to Elton Frank and Vivian Pearl Reeves. She married David Gene Barnbrook, her high school sweetheart in 1959. They had one daughter, Michelle Marie, in Long Beach, California, where Dave was stationed in the U.S. Navy. They divorced in 1964. Jeanie married Harry Francis Stevens on April 10, 1999, at the Boise State Christ Chapel in Boise, Idaho.

Her primary passion was for her family, especially her great grandchildren. She especially enjoyed water and being outdoors. She was athletic the majority of her life and always had a very strong work ethic. She started her work career as an administrative assistant and worked up to several management and training positions in various corporations, including Morrison Knudsen and Boise Cascade. She discovered a special passion for teaching and worked part-time as a trainer for John Robert Powers International and Dale Carnegie Courses. She also loved her affiliation with The Toastmasters International organization and was appointed Lt. Governor covering the State of Idaho and Easten Oregon for 1991/1992.

Her later life was filled with treasured moments in her flower garden. Jeanie believed in dreams and miracles as was often pointed out when she shared how she had dreamed of a home on water her entire adult life, and ended up with a cute cottage retirement home on the Lakeview Golf Course driving range lake in Meridian, ID.

Jeanie left behind her husband, Harry Stevens of Meridian, daughter, Michelle (Mick) Hellinga, of Emmett, grandson, Ethan Hellinga of Eagle, and granddaughter, Ashley Bell/Hellinga at Star, D, great grandsons, Ryker Bell and Hunter Hellinga and great granddaughter, Leikyn Bell, Star, Idaho. Two brothers, Curley (Delores) Reeves of Boise, Kenneth (Tracy) Reeves of Grandview. Also left are her two step daughters, Michelle Flynn, and Rachel Skalskyj of Boise, and two step granddaughters, Jasmin Flynn and Kaitlyn Skalskyj and great grandson Wayne Nedelchev. Other family left includes numerous nieces and nephews in the Boise area, and cousins in Melba and Nampa, ID and Wyoming.

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Memorial:  Private Celebration of Life Picnic to be held at later date.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil:
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
For ever,

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