Jeanne McFadyen peacefully went home to be with our Lord on Friday morning, Aug. 6, 2010, in Kingman. Jeanne was born April 24, 1921, in Miami, Ariz. She was the eldest of 11 children.
Jeanne married her first husband, Herbert Padilla, in 1938. From this union, she had three children. After a short life together, Jeanne was widowed in 1946. In 1948, she married her beloved husband of 47 years, Lester "Spike" McFadyen. Jeanne and Spike had two sons and made their permanent residence in Kingman.
Jeanne spent most of her life as a hard working waitress in many of our Kingman restaurants. In her early years, she worked at Richie's Café, Lockwood's Café, El Trovatore Restaurant and Denny's, just to name a few. She made many friends and memories during her 60-year career as a waitress.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Spike McFadyen; her son, Scotty McFadyen; brothers, Vincente, Louie and Pete Martinez; sisters, Ernestine Cardenas and Rosie Raymundo; and her grandson, Dustin Woodmansee.
Jeanne is survived by her children, Herbie (Judy) Padilla, Kathy (Kenny) Peterson, Gloria Woodmansee and Bobby (Bonnie) McFadyen, all of Kingman; 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Joe and Charlie Martinez of Yuma, and Jack Rodriguez of Diamond Bar, Calif.; her sisters, Maggie Peralta of Kingman and Stella Martinez of Prescott; and many nieces and nephews.
Jeanne McFadyen will always be remembered for the amazing woman she was. She was a loving, giving, caring and hard working woman who loved her family, friends and God. She has left a legacy of greatness amongst us and her memory will live on forever through the family she has created.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at First Assembly of God, 1850 Gates Ave., Kingman.