Jean M. Wolfgang
Jean M. "Nana Happy" Wolfgang, 79, of Lower Paxton Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 5th, peacefully, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. Jean was born in Reserve, Louisiana on August 17, 1935, a daughter of the late Nina (Taylor) and Gordon R. Bourgeois. She was retired from Wolfgang Ins. and Fin. Srvs. She was the widow of Raymond F. Wolfgang Sr.,
Jean is survived by daughters, Cheri L. and wife, Lynn Smith, of Knightdale, NC; Abby M. McCormick, of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada; sons Robert H. and wife Cara J. Wolfgang, Raymond F. Jr., and wife Jacqueline A., both of Harrisburg, PA., Grandchildren, Alicia and Michael Shaeffer, Michael McCormick, Rick Bates, Cassiopeia Bates, Anna C. Wolfgang and Samantha G. Wolfgang., Great grandchildren, Tyler A. Wolfgang, Michaela G. Shaeffer, Collin R. Shaeffer and Connor R. Shaeffer. A memorial service to celebrate Jeans life will be held at Tree Of Life Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, PA, at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 18th, with Pastor Richard B. Geib officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 to 10:30 in the church. Jean was a member of the Junior Women’s Community Club, and a former Girl Scout leader. Jean came from a small town outside of Reserve Louisiana. She had a free spirit and dreamed of becoming something big. In Junior High School she became friends with the late Elvis Presley. They were young kids with big dreams. Following her high school graduation, Jean traveled to Hollywood CA, where she modeled and was an extra in a few old films, and then went on to do set design and worked with costume designers. A few years later she made her way back to her roots and married her first husband, Robert H. Williams Sr. During which time she had Robert, Cheri and Abby and worked as an assistant to the flight surgeon. After her divorce, she was transferred up to Middletown to work at the Air Force Base where she met Raymond F. Wolfgang Sr. They were married and she gave birth to Raymond F. Wolfgang Jr. Jean never lost her love of decorating and design. She owned and operated Wolfgang Decorating, where she specialized in interior design, furniture refinishing, and drapery. She also owned and operated Rags to Riches where she designed and made custom tailored clothing and accessories. Quite sometime later, Jean became the Executive Assistant to her husband and son at Wolfgang Insurance and Financial Services where she eventually retired. Jean absolutely loved being around people and was always the life of the party. She was quick-witted and knew how to have a great time. She could also be quite the prankster. She had an eye for fashion and loved looking her best. She enjoyed being with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Jean earned the nickname “Nana Happy” by her granddaughter Alicia (Wolfgang) Shaeffer and it stuck with many family and friends. Besides her family Jean left behind a few of her best friends, Jeanne Barkow from Hagerstown Maryland, Patricia Kusic from Delaware, Annette Browning from Alabama, Joanne Drabenstat from Mechanicsburg and her care-giver Kayla Delgado from Harrisburg. Besides them, she leaves many other friends and family that will truly miss her. Jean was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a beautiful person with a wonderful spirit and will greatly be missed. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Arthritis Foundation, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Foster Plaza #11790 Holiday Drive Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220
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