Jeannie Hinton

Jeannie Hinton of Avondale, Ariz. passed away on Jan. 18, 2013. She was surrounded by her family as she went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held in Cortez in early summertime.

Jeannie was born on Feb. 7, 1944, in Reedly, Calif. She was the youngest of five siblings and is preceded in death by her parents, Martha Wright and Ernest D. Gary, and two sisters, Morine Darnell and Opal Farris.

She made her home largely in Cortez where she raised her children, enjoyed the company of great friends and was active in her community. Her last seven years were spent in the Phoenix, Ariz. area where she spent time enjoying her grandchildren.

Jeannie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Randy and Melodie Bumguardner and grandson, Tyler of Phoenix; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lori Hinton and four granddaughters, Christina, Mikayla, Kassandra, and Nicole; and one great-granddaughter, Roberta of Avondale. She is also survived by her brother, Winford Gary; sister, Rosa Bell Tull; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeannie was a very strong, but gentle spirit who had a passionate belief in the Lord. A mother, "Gramma," sister, aunt and friend, she will be greatly missed.

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