2011-10-20 / Obituaries

Jeanette K. Prue

Jeanette Katherine Prue passed away Oct. 10, after a hard fought battle and finally found peace.

She was born to Francis and Hildegarde Fuller on a cold winter night in Juneau, Wis. on Dec. 26, 1924, and everyone was surprised a short time later when her twin, Genevieve, also came into this world. They were so tiny their mother swaddled them in flannel, placed them in a small box and put them on the hearth to keep warm.

She lived through the Depression and told many stories about it as well as World War II, which ultimately took the life of her oldest brother, Patrick.

Jeanette became a young widow in 1960 and raised her daughters alone while she owned a small department store in Wisconsin. She moved to Mariposa in 1986. While she missed the green soft rolling hills of Wisconsin she never missed the cold winters.

In her family she was known as a great cook and hosted many, many holiday meals for all the family members. When she could no longer cook the last few years she still enjoyed reading about new recipes and having others cook them for her. Jeanette's other enjoyment came from visiting casinos, pulling the handles, and listening to the coins drop. Long drives in the countryside and gardening were other favorite past-times.

Survivors include her daughters, Suzette and wife, Fran Shell of Mariposa; and Lori Ward and husband, Robert of Green Bay, Wis., along with her beloved grandson, Nicholas Ward.

Other survivors include her twin, Gennie Hansson of Modesto; sisters, Charlotte Befay of Lillian, Ala.; Sue Thompson of Tomahawk, Wis.; and brother Jerry Fuller of Lillian, Ala., along with sister-in-law, Nancy Fuller of Butler, Ala., as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Elwood) Vincent Prue and a daughter, Marguerite. She also lost her older sisters Marie Olson and Virginia Chapel, and her older brother Patrick along with younger brothers, Donald and Robert. Several nieces and nephews also left this world way too early.

Following her wishes, Jeanette will be cremated and her ashes returned to Green Bay for a later inurnment. There will be a private service in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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