Obituary of Jeanette Marie Murphy
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Jeanette Marie Heinen was born in Los Angles, adopted by two wonderful, thoughtful, loving people, Jack & Velma Heinen. She lived her early life in Pasadena, and when her Dad’s business took them to Denver, Phoenix (then back to Whittier) where she spent her High School years. Her Dad was promoted to the executive staff in San Francisco and the family lived in Burlingame. She was introduced to Jack Murphy (by her Brother Dave) shortly thereafter; we were married at the beginning of January 1959, Jeanette was enrolled at San Francisco State. Jack was in the automotive industry, and while attending U of Cal, Berkley transitioned to the electronics industry. Our beautiful Daughter Bernadette was born later that year. We moved to Orange County in 1963 with a promising job opportunity, in the PWB industry. Our Son Greg was born very shortly after our arrival in Orange Co. Jack joined a multinational firm in sales engineering. Jeanette was a “stay-at-home” Mom for many years, she concurrently became very active in various PTA (s), Girl Scouts, and most prominently in Childrens League of Fullerton. A wonderful part of her philanthropic life. I finally succumbed to a corporate transfer to New Jersey; Jeanette had become a Travel Agent in Fullerton and as I was traveling extensively (U.S. / Europe / Asia) she began her travel adventures (joined a Travel Agency in New Jersey) we often met in one foreign country or another to spend time together. Cruising became a favorite way to travel for Jeanette 34 cruises in total. We returned to California in 1996, moved to Hollister and she gradually came to love the people, and pace vs New York city. She was very social, and loved to spend time with friends new & old. Her health deteriorated in recent years, but she remained active until recent times; she passed peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital on April 24, 2023 Please make Donations to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in lieu of flowers.