Jeanne O’Mara, age 94

Jeanne O’Mara took her last breath at age 94 with her daughter holding her hand joining her husband of 56 years.  Born in Aubrives, (Ardennes) France the eldest daughter  she is preceded in death by her father Albert Felix Constant, Mother Josephine Diane Constant (ne Brouhon); brother Georges.  Jeanne is survived by children Diane (Jean) of CA; Albert of CO; Herve (Margaret) including grandchildren Brandy (Tom), Josie (Trevor) and great grandchildren Fae (Jack), Alex, and Blaine of UT.  She leaves her sister Simone Constant, her nieces Brigitte, Catherine, and Alexandra and their families in France.   Jeanne had a special place in her heart for her neighbors in Bountiful, Utah.  

She lived and survived the occupation then invasion by the Nazi’s, and an evacuation to Vande in WWII.   Separated from her parents, she was evacuated to Vande in charge of  her elderly grandparents walking for days.  Many of their companions were killed as they traveled on the roads by Nazi air raids over the roads.

She was a rebel and wanted to work and travel the world.  She   graduated from Executive Secretary School Pigiers in Longwy in 1948 and as a nurse at The Royal Infirmary In Bolton(1955 ).   The cook and the nurse met at work the (old) American Army Hospital in Verdun, France where they fell in love and had a family.  They lived in 6 countries and traveled thru another 14 together, and much of the United States.  She taught French at Bountiful Elementary, participated in the LDS culture, Relief Society, and baked Yule Logs for her neighbors that were realistic. She was an excellent cook and baked so many delicious cakes, cream puffs, and galette’s.  She loved politics, children, and taught us the importance to respect our differences as we learned more about many cultures.  During her last years with Alzheimer’s, she continued to love family visits from her son’s families and friends, music, dancing, art, and hanging out with Diane and Jean and their friends.

Graveside Funeral Service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Eddyville, NE on 30 September 2022 at 4 pm for Mr. and Mrs. O’Mara.

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