Jeannine Mae Morgan was born December 16, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to Waldo Smith of Rexburg, Idaho and Viola Smith of Trenton, New Jersey. She's the beloved sister to the late Sandy Smith and Carol Johnson. She married her eternal companion, Jason Morgan, on December 29, 1965, in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jason and Jeannine lovingly raised six children: Jeffrey (Bridget) Morgan, Jinger (Raymond) Stephenson, Joel (Melissa) Morgan, Jill (Paul) Cryder, Jandi Morgan, Jad Morgan, and foster-daughter, Lynn (Mark) Devey. Grandma Jeannine Morgan was the heart and soul of her 36 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Growing up in El Monte, California, Jeannine attended Arroyo High School and participated in a cappella choir. After high school, she attended and graduated from beauty college and worked with her mother and sister at their family owned beauty shop, Lady’s Day Salon. After marrying her sweetheart, she mastered the roles of mother, wife, and homemaker. Even during the hard times, Jeannine made any struggle seem like a joyous adventure. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and being with family.
Jeannine exemplified the love of the Savior through her devotion to family and unwavering service to friends, neighbors, and all she came in contact with. Serving in the Snowflake, Arizona Temple was one of her greatest joys. She will be remembered for her love, kindness, warmth, and humor.
Jeannine is survived by her: husband, Jason Morgan; sister, Carol (Dwayne) Johnson; children: Jeffrey (Bridget) Morgan, Jinger (Raymond) Stephenson, Joel (Melissa) Morgan, Jill (Paul) Cryder, Jandi Morgan, and Jad Morgan, 36 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by foster-daughter, Lynn Devey.
The visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Owens Livingston Mortuary - White Mountain Chapel, 320 N. 9th Street in Show Low, Arizona. The funeral will begin 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Linden Valley Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 971 Timberland Road in Linden, Arizona where additional visitation will begin one hour prior. The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Show Low Cemetery.