Jeanne E. (Nicolaysen) Schnoebelen, 84, passed peacefully on March 25, 2008 in her home under St. Mary's Hospice Comfort Care after a long illness.
Jeanne was born on December 21, 1923 in Mechanicsville, Iowa to Nicholas & Hattie (Johnson) Nicolaysen. She graduated from Mechanicsville High School and in 1944 enlisted in the U.S. Navy Waves. After her basic training, she was assigned to the stenographer pool at the Navy Department Building in Washington, D.C. She received an honorable discharge from the Waves in 1946.
She married Glen A. Schnoebelen on February 26, 1949 and they had been happily together for 59 years and 28 days at her passing. They moved to California in 1955 due to her husband's health problems. She was then hired at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company where her husband was already employed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Surviving are her husband Glen A. Schnoebelen of Carson City; her sister Gladys Rife of Mechanicsville, Iowa; sister-in-law, Mary Regina (Schnoebelen) James of Iowa City, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
Jeanne enjoyed life to the fullest, happily moving every time Lockheed moved her husband to a new job. They were both avid RV travelers from 1985 until 2001 when her health commenced failing and they had to give up that lifestyle and settle down in their home in Carson City. Her favorite expression when traveling each morning was to get on the CB radio and say "Good Morning World" to all the other RV's traveling with us. They made numerous trips to Alaska, Nova Scotia, Baja, Calif., Copper Canyon Train Ride in mainland Mexico and many other sites of interest in Canada and the United States.
Memorial donations may be made in Jeanne's name to the American Heart Association. Cremation was in care of FitzHenry's Funeral Home Carson City with inurnment to follow at the Arlington National Cemetery. No services or memorials will be held.