Jeannie Pietras, 59 died Feb. 1, 2012, at a Boise hospital following complication from surgery. Family and friends were at her bedside.
Memorial services are planned for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the American Legion Hall with refreshments. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
She entered this world Nov. 9, 1952, in the San Diego Naval Hospital, the second daughter of Jake and Agnes Grass. Due to his deployment during the Korean War, Jeannie's father did not get to see his new little girl until she was 10 months old. She was always Daddy's little girl.
She left California at age 15 when her father retired in the Mountain Home area. She graduated from Mountain Home High School Class of 1970. She married into the Air Force and her travels began, but they returned her to Mountain Home to be near family. She had spent five years in England and since felt she had roots there but only had the opportunity to visit once more.
Jeannie worked at several military installations as she travelled and was currently working at Mountain Home Air Force Base where she had completed more than 22 years of civil service.
She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Jake Grass, and her ex-spouse, William "Pete" Pietras. She is survived by her mother, Agnes Grass, and her sister, Kathy Winings, along with her nephews, Jake and Todd Powell and their families.
Jeannie was both a caring and giving person. Unable to have children of her own, she was very concerned about the children of our service personnel.
She enjoyed helping others, and so in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to one of her favorite charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Fallen Soldiers and Wounded Soldiers Fund or another charity of your choice.