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Obituary Jeannette R. Sheehan

Jeannette R. Sheehan 1-27–1924 ~ 3-4-15 Jeannette was born in Chicago and attended Catholic School. During these years, the Sisters discovered her artistic talents. When school events or activities were scheduled that required promoting with posters or flyers, they called upon her to put her creativity to work to get the job done. This helped further develop her God-given talents which led her to furthering her education at Loyola University the Chicago Art Institute and later obtaining a BPA in fine arts from Governors State University, Park Forest, Illinois. Her career led her to being art director, and later creative director for ad agencies and private companies. She also owned and operated her own business, creating commercial art for her clients. Sometime after the loss of her loving husband, Daniel, she decided to take a vacation to Colorado. Upon arriving here, she discovered the beauty of the area and the Spanish Peaks. She fell in love with the Peaks and decided to purchase property here. She returned to Chicago and put her home up for

sale. After selling her property there, she moved here and lived at her home for 20 years where she could enjoy seeing the peaks daily. She affectionately named them the “Girls.” During this time, she enjoyed the beauty of the area and the wildlife. She especially enjoyed feeding the birds. She also enjoyed traveling the back roads taking pictures and painting many scenes of the area. Much of her work was exhibited and sold at different art galleries. She also received many awards for her paintings. She loved art and continued to exercise her artistic talents until her death. Jeannette is survived by her loving dog, Sam. She is also survived by special friends, Joan Newland, (Walsenburg), Jeannette King, (Walsenburg) , Carol Bourdo (Trinidad), and numerous other friends near and far and neighbors who frequently checked in on her and helped her with greatly needed tasks. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 1 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, followed by Memorial Mass at 2 pm. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

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