Obituary: Jean Camarena (July 29, 1952 – June 13, 2013)

By Submitted June 22, 2013 01:35 pm

Jean Camarena died June 13, 2013, after a long battle with diabetes. Jean was born in Avenal, Calif., July 29, 1952. She moved to Crescent City in 1955. Jean graduated from Del Norte High School in 1970 and married her high school sweetheart, Tom, on June 27, 1970. She spent 30 years working in the banking industry.

Jean is survived by her husband, Tom; sons Greg and Brett and his wife, Michelle; father and step-mother Carter and Jean Haven from Laytonville;  sisters Lianne Fairchild and her husband John from Boise, Idaho; Cherie Reynolds and her husband Kurt,  Las Vegas, Nev.; Barbara Woods and her husband Ken; her grandchildren, Marissa, Jordan, Matthew and Leilani. She will also be missed by her dog, Quincy. Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Swinger.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Foursquare Gospel Church, 144 Butte Street, Crescent City.

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