Jeanne Marie Schneider was born November 17, 1943 to Leonard Rueben and Margaret (Nies) Boehler in Moscow, Idaho. Jeanne took her final step on the Stairway to Heaven on March 8, 2019. She was 75.
Jeanne attended Java Public School through the first half of the 7th grade, at which time her family moved to Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1961 and furthered her education in California at LBCC, LBSC and UC Irvine. She was married in Long Beach in 1966 to Ronald Smith. Ron's business transferred them to Kansas City, where Jeanne taught at a Head Start School in the inner city, coached a cheerleading team and was involved with the Crosslines Community Service Organization. They transferred to Chicago for a year and back to California to Marin County in the San Francisco area, where Ron continued his employment with INA. Jeanne, an Accountant Auditor, also taught yoga and aerobics classed, was an acive member of the domestic abuse program, Hot Line, a member of Kasai Honorary Society and the Soroptimists. She was politically active as a Chief Negotiator, was on the Communications Advisory Council and Affirmatve Action Chair in Marin. She was published in 1980. Jeanne and Ron divorced in 1981 and Jeanne moved back to South Dakota in 1983, when her Dad became ill. She married Dennis Schneider on February 17, 1984 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Java. They lived and farmed seven miles north of Java. In Java, Jeanne developed long lived friendships that touched her heart~ many of these friends came to visit her in Arizona prior to her passing. Jeanne and Dennis later moved to Mobridge. After divorcing in 2013, Jeanne moved to Arizona. Here she resumed her love of art, painting with her favorite medium of watercolors and joining the Scottsdale Artist League. She made precious friendships with many beautiful people whom dearly touched her heart.
Jeanne is survived by her sister, Kathy Boehler (LeRoy Dubray) from Mobridge, nephew Cameron Godkin (Jennifer), great niece Mikayla Marie, many caring and wonderful cousins, her special Arizona friend and artist, Stanley Klonowski III, her Arizona family of friends and her beautiful friends of Mobridge affectionately referred to as the "River Rats".
She is proceeded in death by her parents Leonard Rueben Boehler and Margaret (Nies).
There will be a celebration of Jeanne's life when the wind warms and the water of the River/Lake flows freely this summer in Mobridge.