Jeanette Gardner, a 46-year resident of Quincy, passed from this life peacefully at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno after a short illness of pancreatic cancer.
Raised in Oakland, CA, she graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland and attended business college there. She married Loren Gardner in 1957, lived in Livermore, CA and had two daughters, Michele and Junay. Jeanette worked in the Purchasing Division of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory prior to moving to Quincy. The Gardner family moved to Quincy in 1976 when Loren and Jeanette bought the Plumas Club. Divorced in 1980, Jeanette owned the Plumas Club until she retired.
Jeanette was a people person, always with a smile on her face and a warm, caring attitude. She never complained about her physical limitations and pain from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.
Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, spending time with her family and friends, traveling widely to Europe five times, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean. She volunteered for many years at the Plumas District Hospital Thrift Store. She was an active member of the Community United Methodist Church of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Michele Emery in 2022, and is survived by her youngest daughter Junay Gardner and son-in-law John Bailhache of Spanish Springs, Nevada.
Services will be held at Community United Methodist Church in Quincy, 282 Jackson Street on Saturday, September 17, at 11 a.m. A memorial service will also take place for her daughter, Michele Emery. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.
Cremation services were provided by the Neptune Society of Reno and burial will be in the Rose Garden at the Quincy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jeanette’s name to the Shriner’s Hospital of Northern CA.