August 15, 1929 - January 2, 2013
Jean gets to be with her beloved Dean again after missing him dearly these past four-and-a-half years. They shared 62 years of marriage. She passed with her daughters at her bedside, and both her sons were able to talk with her via phone before she slipped away. She will be interred with Dean in the Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne, Oregon.
Jean leaves behind her four children: Linda Vibbert, of Gateway; Roger David Hillman, of Crestone, CO; Bonnie McDonald, of Madras; and Kelly Hillman of Charlotte, NC. Jean loved her eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She also loved her "chosen sister," Dorene DeWhitt. Jean and Dorene played many, many hours of organ and piano music together for church services. Another great love of Jean's was to go "trailering" with Dean over the years. They were blessed to spend numerous vacations with friends, and even went on two Bill Gaither Trio cruises.
Due to the severe weather, her children have chosen to hold a graveside celebration of life on Mother's Day.