Jeanne passed away January 20th at her home in Washoe Valley after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born January 23rd 1950 in Alexandria,VA. In July 1953 Jeanne's family followed her uncle to Fallon, NV where he owned a restaurant. She graduated from Churchill County High School in 1968. In 1968 she also started working for the state of Nevada at services to the
blind, eventually retiring from DMV in 1998 after 30 years.
In 1970 she married her first husband Gary Fried making their home in Carson City where their son Chris Fried was born in 1972. After their divorce she met John Reil and his son John (Jingles) Reil, a friend of Chris'. She was with John close to 30 years, eventually marrying him in 2002. Jeanne loved to travel, shop, and go to lunches with her many friends. She also loved spending time with her two grandchildren in Reno and six grandchildren at their ranch in Pleasant Valley on the NV/UT border. In her earlier years she spent time camping, off-roading,
and shooting with Gary, Chris, and friends. After she met John she spent a lot of time making sure we were all fed up (chicken or ribs and Keystone beer), helping out at the various ranches John leased, and working until she retired. Later they spent time traveling around Nevada and California visiting friends and family, always making new friends in the middle of nowhere. There was even a trip to Oklahoma to pick up her beloved Bob Cat that traveled with them.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her mother Frances McGuire in 2001, and husband John Reil in 2018.
She is survived by her son Chris. Grandson Steven Sharp, his wife Lainie, and great-grandchildren Luna and Stella. Grandson Christopher Sharp and his wife Hannah. Stepson John "Jingles" and his wife Molly Reil. Grandson John William and his wife Chania, great-grandchildren Hazel, Emma, and Diane. Grandson Christoper and his girlfriend Kennedy. Granddaughter Haylie, grandson Cash, granddaughter's Kylie and Makynlie.Step daughter Teresa Appleton and Felix Holland Garcia.Step son Jerry Reil. She also left behind many friends that were as close as family.
Jeanne will truly be missed by many people.
Jeanne will be cremated, but no final decision has been made on her ashes.(She just might travel some more!) We will have a celebration of life once the weather warms up.(She hated the cold). I will do my best to get the word out of when, and brother Jingles will get something up on facebook.