2015-03-19 / Obituaries

Jean Olive Akers

Jean Olive Akers was born to Willis A. and Myrtle Arlene (Pemberton) Green in San Diego on June 21, 1934. Jean passed away at her home in Mariposa on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at the age of 80.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dee Akers; one son, Joseph Meagher; one sister, Leona Torres; and three brothers, Robert Green and Jerry and Garry Thatcher.

Jean is survived by her two sons, Grant McFarland of Marin County and David (Yang) Meagher and their twin boys, Leo and Alex, of Greenlawn, NY; a daughter, Deanne Lundin of Ann Arbor, Mich.; one sister, Shirley (Weldon) Offill of Tracy; and four brothers, Bill (Gilda) Green, Bryce (Alma ) Green, both of Cathey’s Valley, Johnnie (Marie) Upton of Livingston, Texas, and Earl (Sasha) Upton of Rouge River, Ore.; her loving friend and companion Dwight Evans of Mariposa; and a large number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

As a youngster, Jean lived in Cathey’s Valley for a number of years and attended grammar school there. She graduated from Merced High School and was a federal military (civilian) employee, retiring after 31 years of service from Castle Air Force Base in Atwater.

Jean was a strong Christian lady that belonged to the “Circle of Friends” at the Mariposa United Methodist Church where she was a member. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active in the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Jean treasured her family and friends and was extremely proud of her grandsons, Leo and Alex, and longed to have been able to spend more time with them. She loved her Mariposa home, and felt safe and secure there with family and friends nearby. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and loving her.

Jean was laid to rest in Winton District Cemetery in Winton on Thursday, March 5. A celebration of life service was held in Mariposa on Friday, March 6 at the Mariposa United Methodist Church.

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