Jeanne Marie McClary, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away March 23, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by family.
Jeanne was born on August 17, 1947 in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Adams City High School, Jeanne attended college at Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado. It was here that she met her husband, Roger, and it really was love at first sight. Roger and Jeanne shared over 50 years together, after being married in September of 1966. Together, they raised a son and a daughter, who blessed them with four grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all of whom Jeanne absolutely adored.
Jeanne lived her life filled with love and laughter. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed spending her time snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, and golfing. Roger and Jeanne enjoyed traveling together, especially seeing the country through the windows of the car. She loved going on cruises for the food, the sun, and the amazing excursions. Jeanne was a superb cook and loved reading cookbooks and experimenting with new ingredients. Jeanne loved to listen to music and was an avid reader. She loved to knit and sew. She created beautiful projects that she donated to the community or gifted to friends and family. No matter where she and Roger lived, Jeanne was passionate about giving back to her community. She was very active in the church for many years, and gave her time to community organizations like Eastern Star in Colorado and the DAR in North Carolina. She was a self-taught genealogist and was passionate about helping people discover their ancestry.
Above all, Jeanne cherished her family and her friends. She loved spending time with all of her family, particularly around the holidays. The McClary’s created wonderful memories, especially Thanksgiving in Colorado, days filled with food, family, love, and so much laughter. Jeanne is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many brothers and sisters, all of whom she loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jeanne’s honor to Second Harvest Food Bank.