Obituary: Jean S. Fashbaugh (Oct. 26, 1913 – Aug. 20, 2012)

By Submitted August 27, 2012 06:11 pm

Jean S. Fashbaugh, born October 26, 1913, in Waihi, New Zealand, passed away on August 20, 2012, in Crescent City, at the age of 98. She came to the United States in 1904 settling in Yerrington, Nev.  Along with her family, she then settled in Antioch, Calif., where she attended grade and high school. In 1930 she was married to Sam Baxter  and together they had three children, Richard born in 1930, Kay in 1932 and Edward in 1937. Jean later married LeRoy Fashbaugh in 1946 and their daughter Marilynn was born in 1947.

During WWII, she went to work for the Selective Service Bureau, while there she was promoted to head of the local division draft board and received a letter of commendation from President Harry S, Truman.  After the war and dissolvement of the bureau she went to work for the City of Antioch in the water and tax departments. She ran for City Clerk and was elected in 1950 and served in that capacity until her retirement in 1972. She then moved to Yerrington, Nev., in 1972, and stayed there until the death of her husband LeRoy. Jean moved back to Antioch and became active with Meals on Wheels, auxiliary at Delta Memorial Hospital, Historic Society of Antioch and served on the board of directors of the Human Resource Committee.


In 1996 Jean moved to Crescent City where she became a member of the Crescent City Senior Citizens and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crescent City.

Jean was preceded in death by her brothers Ed, Jack and Keith MacDonald; sister Catherine Coursey and son Richard Edward Baxter.

She is survived by her daughters Kathleen (Kay) Pienetti of Carson City, Nev., and Marilynn Ladendorff of Crescent City.  Son Edward (Ed) Baxter of Crescent City; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jean will long be remembered by friends and family for her famous dinners of chicken, homemade noodles and  sweet and sour lettuce — there will good eating in heaven ...

The family requests contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 1295 G Street, Crescent City, CA 95531, or one’s favorite charity.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, September 1, at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel