Jeanette Teresa Epping died May 10. She was 85.

Mrs. Epping was born Jan. 18, 1928, in Hubbard to Eugene Hoffer and Teresa Von Hatten Hoffer. Her family moved to Mount Angel in 1932, where she attended St. Mary’s grad school and Mount Angel Academy. She then attended Mount Angel Normal School, earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught for two years at Eldridge Elementary School in Gervais before marrying Lawrence Epping. They moved to Salem. They were married for 63 years.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Charles. She is survived by her children, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Charles, Daniel Patrick, Shawn Marie and Gary James; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Church in Mount Angel. Memorial donations can be made to Blanchet School Library, Salem.