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Jeanette Hoff Schiess

June 1, 1945 — May 22, 2023

Heaven gained an angel May 22, 2023, when our loving mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother, Jeanette Hoff Schiess, passed away peacefully after a short, valiant battle with cancer.

Jeanette was born June 1, 1945 to Opal Draney in San Jose, CA. Opal later married Lavar Keller Hoff uniting Jeanette and her older brother Robert, together with her sister Cathy and 5 brothers Doyle, Dwight, Clair, David, and Steve.

She spent many of her childhood years in Freedom, Wyoming where she had great bonds with her brother Robert, uncles Arden, Jack, Elno and many cousins. Some of her greatest memories are with her grandma and grandpa Draney.

Mom attended schools in Logan where she graduated from Logan High. She married Fred Kay Schiess and went on to have 4 children, Shawn, Sandor, Jana, and Jessie.

Jeanette developed a deep love for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and devoted her life to service. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of mom’s greatest joys was attending the temple. She held many different callings in her lifetime and could always be found assisting those in need. She especially enjoyed working with the youth in Primary, Scouts, and as a Sunday school teacher. She also had a great love for her ward members and her most recent calling was in the Relief Society. She was featured in the August 1988 Ensign “Don’t call me Sister Schiess”, which teaches about her love of service. She spoke at many firesides, inspiring others to be more compassionate and find joy in serving others. Mom was always the first to offer a beautiful prayer and bear testimony of the Savior.

Mom had many places of employment that allowed her to gain a love of people from all different walks of life. A few of mom’s favorite jobs were Glauser’s Restaurant, the Del Mar, the DI cafeteria, the Eagles Lodge (where she was known to have all the customers watch general conference with her), and Smith’s Marketplace where she spent her last 25 years. People would wait in her never-ending line because she made everyone feel special. There wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t buy someone's groceries or their children a treat. She truly made a difference in people's lives. Whether she was at work or home, she would put others' needs before her own. Out of all the roles she had, her favorite was being a grandma. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life and she played an active role in all their lives.

Mom was devoted in supporting her family throughout the various activities that everyone participated in. She took great pride at being at every event and was our biggest fan.

Mom made sure that every person she met knew they were loved and special. Her smile was contagious, her personality was magnetic, and she could light up any room. Her door was always open and she welcomed everyone.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her mother Opal Draney; brothers Robert, Clair, and David Hoff; son Shawn Schiess; and ex-husband Kay Schiess. She is survived by her sister Cathy Yowell, brothers Doyle (Kathy), Dwight, Steve Hoff; her children Sandor (Heidi) Schiess, Jana (Kurt) Anderson, Jessie Schiess; 14 grand-children: Whitney, Sidney, Shaunell, Alek, Korbin, Sholsen, Easton, Shianna, Keely, Brigham, Braydon, Avery, Alexa, Boston; and 6 great grand-children: Race, Rin, Wren, Poppy, Brooks, and Liesl.

Though mom will be missed greatly, we know that she will be able to do more work on the other side and continue to serve. We would like to express our gratitude to the Logan Cancer Center, their wonderful staff, and Sunshine Hospice.

In honor of Jeanette, please do a kind act of service, smile at a stranger, or tell someone you love them. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Caring for Others Fund to honor Jeanette’s legacy and help with funeral expenses. Donations can be made at any America First Credit Union under The Jeanette Schiess Memorial Account or Venmo @jeanette-caringforothers.

A viewing will be held Tuesday May 30th from 6-8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary located at 34 E Center St., Logan, Utah. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday May 31st at 12pm, with a viewing prior from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Mount Logan Stake Center located at 565 East Center Street, Logan, Utah. Funeral Services are under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary. Condolences and memories may be shared and expressed at www.allenmortuaries.com
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