L. Jeannette Goade Cearley Oswald
September 7, 1918 - November 4, 2010
L. Jeannette Oswald, 92, died November 4, 2010, at Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer
Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.
The graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Mountain View
Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd Avenue. Rev. Nate Dreesmann of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Odd Fellows Home through Mountain
View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Jeannette was born September 7, 1918, in Walla
Walla to Walter and Mary Louise Dreyer Goade. She completed high school
and earned her L.P.N.
In 1937, she married Elmer Cearley. Following his death, she married
George Oswald. She had three daughters: Doris Day, Janice Edwards and Barbara
Chertok; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, P.P. Pythian Sisters,
P.N.G. Narcissa Rebekah Lodge, P.P. Triple Link, P.P.L.D. #1, and P.P. of
L.A.P.M. #1. She worked at Libby Canneries for eleven years, Blue Mountain Convalescent
Center for three years and Providence St. Mary Medical Center for
seven years. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross and donated
gallons of blood over her lifetime.
Survivors include her daughters, Doris and Barbara; grandchildren: Darren,
Tim and his wife Ronda, Troy, Brendon and his wife Rachele, Leo and his
wife Jennifer, Greg and one sweet granddaughter, Lorrie and husband Matt;
great- grandchildren include Adam, Stephanie, Alex, Hannah, Ben, Blaid, Bailey,
Jonah, Casey, Stevi and Jackson; and great-great-grandchildren: Charlie,
Brookie and Matthew; one son-in-law, Jim, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Edwards; two brothers:
Wallace Goade and Warren Goade; and a sister, Florence Stovall.
Jeannette will remain in our hearts and memories for her human will and
tenaciousness. Her strength and love for her family and friends touched each
and every one of our lives. We will miss her forever. We love you, Mom, Nan,
Great Nan and Great-Great Nan.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at www.