Jeannette Anne Thomas Nord
Born on March 6, 1932, to Mary and Lester Thomas in Milbank S.D. the 4th child of 11. Went to be with our Lord on January 30, 2005 at around 4:12 A.M.
She was raised on a farm and attended school in Milbank. She met and married Marwood Woody Paul Nord on November 24th, 1950. they made their home in Milbank until August 1963; when they packed up their Ford Fairlane, a small utility trailor, their 5 children, and headed for a new life in Southern California. Marwood was called Home on Feburary 18, 1993.
She was a member of the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church where she raised her voice in praise and worship with the choir. After the loss of her husband Woody, she founded a widows support group that met once a month to share a meal, concerns and each others company. She was involved with ‘Meals on Wheels’ and was a volunteer Chaplin at the South Coast Medical Center.
Her other enjoyments included painting, doll making, gardening. She was always one to help out someone in need, either by cooking or baking for them she was happiest when in her kitchen, paying them a visit, sitting by their side and holding their hand. She was a woman who wore many hats. Jobs she held during her life included, Flannery’s meat packing plant, phone operator, house keeper, nurses aid, interior decorator, and realitor.
She is survived by her six children. Four Sons, Steve, Randy and Jon Nord of Riverside, CA., Tom Nord of San Juan Capistrano, CA.; Daughters, Pam Burton and Son-In-Law Mike of Central Point, OR, and Judy Allen of Elizabeth, CO. Nine grandchildren, Michael, & Jaime Burton Pams Vanessa Nord Steves, Bradley & Bryan Allen Judys, Rachel, Shawn, Eric & Grant Nord Randys and 4 Great Grandchildren, Gabriella, Caleb, Isaiah and Shane. Three sisters, Marion Smith of Souix Falls, SD., Irene Konshak of Milbank, SD., Irene Konshak of Milbank, SD. and Peg Paulsen of Meza, AZ., Three brothers, Bruce Thomas of Shawano, WI., Donald Thomas ? and Alfred Thomas of Dell Rapids, SD, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Proceeding her in death, were her Parents, her Husband, 2 Sisters and 2 Brothers.
She was blessed with numerous friends and she held a special spot in her heart for each and everyone of them.
She was a woman of determination, reliability, integrity, courage and strength. She was a blessing to all that knew her and we will miss her.
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
A second ‘Celebration’ will be held July 2 at 10:00 am, in Milbank, SD. Interment will be in LaBolt. SD