Jean Fenton celebrated her 95th birthday on Aug. 13, 2020. Due to COVID-19, just the local family celebrated with a meal together in her backyard at her home in Nampa, Idaho.
Jean June Johnston was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on Aug. 13, 1925. She married Fred Fenton on June 18, 1950. They had two daughters, Jodi and Pam.
They lived in St. Louis most their lives until moving to Idaho in 2009 to be near their daughter. Jean was familiar with the Adventist Church from her grandparents and aunts who regularly took her to church. She was baptized when she was 13. She was able to attend Enterprise Academy for her senior year.
She worked as a commercial artist for many years. In 2009, shortly after moving to Idaho, Fred passed away at the age of 88.
Jean attends the Eagle Church in Eagle, Idaho, where she has an active card/literature ministry to members of the Eagle Church and her neighborhood. She is active and healthy and continues to live in her own home and drive.
Jean's family include Jodi and Ross Giem of Nampa, Idaho; Pam Fenton of Bismarck, North Dakota; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.