Born: 1/6/1922, Greenpoint, NY
Jean Ehmer passed away Dec.3, 2007 in Moab, Utah surrounded by family and friends.
Jean was born January 6, 1922 in Green Point, New York to Catherine and Charles Allen Mercer. Jean had a voice like an angel and sung in the choir for the Church of the Ascension in Greenpoint, New York. She was employed at Lord Electric Co. in New York, where she met her future husband Raymond J. Ehmer. Jean left her career to raise a family and lived the majority of her life in Uniondale, NY.
She was an active member of St. Georges Episcopal Church in Hempstead, NY until 2000 when she left her home in Ny to move to Moab, Utah to live with her son Thomas and his partner Kym. She went through hip and knee replacement surgeries at age 78 and was an inspiration to everyone see would see on her daily walks around the neighborhood.
Jean is survived by a sister Helen Webber of Tampa, FL; 2 sons Thomas (Kym Packard) Ehmer of Moab, UT, Raymond (Michelle) Ehmer of Houston, TX; 2 grandsons Matthew Ehmer New York City, NY, Gregory Ehmer Denver, CO; a daughter-in-law Carol Ehmer of Houston, TX; and a special friend Nancy Chartier of Park City, UT
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Catherine, a son Donald, and husband Raymond.
At Jeanís request cremation has taken place in Moab, UT with interment with her husband and son to take place at a later date.
Donationís in Jeanís memory can be made to St. Georgeís Episcopal Church in Hempstead, NY
Jeanís family wishes to extend their heart felt thanks and appreciation to all Allen Memorial Hospital personnel, Dr. Pat Scherer, Dr. Jim Kempa, Dr. Steven Rouzer for your loving care. Hugs to Georgia Russell and Darcie Miller, you made the final good-bye ever so sweet.
Tributes12/6/2007 - We fondly remember Jean's enthusiasm and vigor when she was able to go on her walks around the Moab neighborhood. We'd be working in our yard, and Jean would walk by and always greet us with excitement and kind words. She had a zest for life, and her memory will live on.... Sending our deepest sympathies, Part-timers- Pat & Jim - Pat and Jim12/5/2007 - It has been decades but I can still recall the family gatherings in Uniondale, N.Y. I especially remember the enclosed patio with the big brick fireplace and the deer or moose head above it. The many holiday meals where us cousins would put together a variety show of singing and dancing which our Aunt's and Uncle's bravely tolerated and enthusiastically applauded. The summer's in the pool and the lightning bugs we would catch at nightfall in the backyard. The many summer barbeque's at the house on Bedford and at the beach. But most of all I will remember Aunt Jean with love always. - Maureen McDonnell (Niece)
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