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POOLE, Jean Beloved wife, mother and grandmother; and florist, is now safe in the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ after many faithful years É loving and serving out Gods plan for her. Jeannie was born at Our Lady Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California on July 26, 1945 to Agnes Stephana (Varela) and Fred Valdez. Both parents predeceased Jeannie. Jeanie passed away June 24, 2018, she was the oldest of three siblings.Nannette Elaine (Valdez) Bruck predeceased Jeannie; she is survived by brothers Marshall Allen (Tony) Valdez and Ronald Adrien (Ronnie) Valdez. Jeannie was schooled in the Los Angeles Archdiocesan school system and graduated from Bishop Alemany High School in 1964. On November 21, 1964 she married her long time boy-friend, Gary Deane Poole at St. Elisabeth Catholic Church in Van Nuys. The couples first child, Elaine Marie (Poole) Richards was born on September 9, 1965; the second child, Kevin Paul was born on April 7, 1967; and the third child Virginia Lynn (Poole) Brannon was born October 16, 1968. Elaine predeceased her mother on June 3, 2002. By 1969, the Poole family settled at their present location in Quartz Hill. The children attended local schools and Graduated from Quartz Hill High School. The Poole family was blessed with the addition of two sons-in-law: Kevin Scott Richards and Michael Anthony Brannon; and a beautiful daughter-in-law in Lillia Corrine (Lucero) Poole. Jeannie and Gary have four grandchildren: Shaylee Jo Poole; Kameron Paul Poole; Andrew Michael Brannon and Nicholas Anthony Brannon. Jeannie found time to get involved in her favorite hobby É flower arranging. She went to work with Cathy and Leonard Chant, owners of Toms Orchid Flower Shop in Quartz Hill; and she eventually became the owner of the shop, serving the local community for many years. When Blessed Junipero Serra Parish (now Saint Serra Parish) was forming, Jeannie became very active É in prayer and service to the new community. She remained faithfully active until her cancer began to overwhelm her. She maintained the ability to continue many normal activities and she was very grateful for the loving care that she received for four years at the Antelope Valley - City of Hope facility. City of Hope truly gave Jeannie the 'gift of life.' Services at Saint Junipero Parish Church, 42121 60th Street West, Lancaster. Viewing with Vigil Service: Thursday, June 28; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection: Friday, June 29; 11:30 am - Interment to follow immediately at Good Shepherd Catholic cemetery, Lancaster.

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