Jeannettie was born June 8, 1932 in Menard, Texas and was the 9th of 10 children. She married Lonnie Howard on June 3, 1950 in Bayard, New Mexico. Lonnie preceded her in death in 2007. They had three children, Paul Howard (wife Dorothy) of Cottage Grove, Janet Yearous (husband Paul) of Cottage Grove and Ray Howard (wife Marketa) of Prineville. They were also blessed with 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Nettie retired in 1995 from Klamath County School District where she worked as a bus driver and also in the school cafeteria. They moved to Cox Creek Road in Yoncalla where they lived until Lonnie's death. She moved into Magnolia Gardens shortly afterwards where she lived the last 9 years of her life. She very seldom missed a bingo game and spent her other free time reading and doing word search puzzles along with bible studies.
She was an avid crafter. She loved sewing, knitting and crochet as well as other numerous craft projects. She and Lonnie were very active in several black powder clubs. They spent much of their free time at black powder rendezvous campscompeting in shoots. Nettie made all their costumes which were authentic dress for the time period. She was a very good shot as well, taking home many first place trophies.
A Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7thSt., Cottage Grove, OR 97424. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Yoncalla Applegate Cemetery, Yoncalla, OR. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills.