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Jean L. JepsonJean L. Jepson, 76, of Boelus, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at her home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Boelus. The Rev. Cat Love will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Jepson was born on Sept. 14, 1939, at St. Paul, the daughter of Carl and Lillian (Johnson) Erickson. She was united in marriage to Jim M. Jepson on May 14, 1961, in St. Paul. She is survived by husband, Jim of Boelus; one daughter, Shelley Jepson of Des Moines, IA; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Christy Jepson of Doniphan; and one brother, Russell Erickson of Houston, TX. She also leaves to cherish her memory, two grandsons, Ryan and Collin Jepson of Doniphan. Jean grew up in St. Paul where she received her education and graduated from St. Paul High School. After she and Jim were married they lived in Grand Island, where she worked as an accountant for many years. In Nov. 1999, the couple moved to an acreage near Boelus. Jean courageously battled cancer for the past 16 years of her life. She was member of Grace United Methodist Church of Boelus and the Third City Archers. She was also a past member of the National Field Archery Association and the National Archery Association. Jean enjoyed archery and crossword puzzles and loved being with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Pat Erickson. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation.
I am so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. Shelley, you were the flower girl for my wedding 46 years ago. Jean's mother and my grandmother, Laura Peterson, were sisters. I will always remember Jean's beautiful smile. My condolences. Barb (Petersen) Cook
Nov 9 2015 10:04 PM
So sorry for your loss. I will always have the memories of Jean, Shelly and Jim shooting archery together.
Jay Flohr Nov 6 2015 8:11 AM
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Seems like so long ago when you two would come into Jboys. lounge.i always enjoyed visiting with both of you. John and Loupy
Nov 5 2015 7:00 PM
Shelley and family, Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I hope memories of happy times will bring you all some comfort.
Connie Boyce Nov 5 2015 2:15 PM
I miss you so much mom. I respect how hard you fought to live everyday and to stay part of our lives. Your smile and love touched so many people.
Shelley Jepson Nov 5 2015 12:19 PM
Jim and Family - Our sincere sympathy. Jean was such a nice lady.
Mike & Barb (Dammann) List Nov 5 2015 1:36 AM