Jeanine Jones Kleinke, 1948 ~ 2010

Longtime Moab resident, Jeanine Jones Kleinke, passed away peacefully in her home on June 2, 2010. Jeanine found joy working in her yard and was an avid reader. She especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren. She was a 27-year employee of the state of Utah.

Jeanine is survived by her mother, Frances Jones, of Moab; three children, Jill Lundy, of Nevada, Joplin Rutherford, of Moab, and Joshua Kleinke, of Cedar City, Utah. Also missing her will be her eight grandchildren. She left behind four sisters: Camylla Butler, of Tremonton, Utah; Valerie Jones and Jenifer Graham, of Moab and Melodie Jones, of Albuquerque, N.M.

At Jeanine’s request, there will be no service.

Her sister, Valerie Jones, memorialized Jeanine’s life:

“My sister, Jeanine, was a study of contradictions

poignant humor

serious silliness

decadent diligence

Some of her culinary contributions to family events legendary

ice cream cake

chocolate éclairs

scalloped potatoes

cheese sauce

Jeanine was the sister that remembered to call and thank you for something you’d done for her.

That thoughtful call we all intend to make but don’t.

Jeanine was comfortable with herself, fear of being alone non-existent.

Sometimes bliss for her was no interruptions so she could finish one of the many books she read.

Jeanine was a conscientious employee.

Her institutional memory for the Utah State Trust Lands Administration noteworthy.

It will be her sisters, children, and mother who will miss her most.

(Especially her sister, Valerie, who survived on her macabre humor and pointed wit.)

Adious Amigo, farewell friend.

May you forever be filled with peace.

We love you.”