Dolqueist, Jeanne, - died on Friday, September 20, 2019, at home in San Leandro, CA, in the arms of her husband, Edward Dolqueist. Jeanne was born on November 9, 1950, to Ruth (Cain) Andrews and Charles Andrews. She grew up in Pleasantville, NJ, graduated from Pleasantville High School, and attended Atlantic County Community College. Jeanne and Ed loved and cherished each other over the five decades they spent together and their loving marriage served as an inspiration to many. Jeanne and Ed raised their children, Lori and Erik, in Absecon, NJ. Jeanne was an active member of the community. She worked in the insurance industry, first at Phillips Company and then at Glenn Insurance, until her retirement. More recently, Jeanne and Ed relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, which allowed Jeanne to be with her beloved grandchildren, Milo and Lily. Jeanne had a lifelong love of animals. Over her life, she enjoyed the companionship of several special dogs, a few turtles, and many extremely spoiled cats. Everywhere she lived, Jeanne enjoyed feeding and watching birds. She also valued the time she spent with horses at her sister Kathy's Fantasie Farms in Cream Ridge, NJ. Jeanne was known for her exceptional warmth and kindness. She was devoted to her family and friends. Jeanne loved meeting new people and approached everyone with openness and curiosity. She was a wonderful hostess, with a knack for making the people in her life feel special and welcomed. She will be forever loved and dearly missed by all. Jeanne battled lupus for more than 25 years. She faced her illness with bravery and determination. Despite the toll that lupus took on her body, Jeanne persevered and did not let it prevent her from living a full and rich life. Jeanne is survived by her husband Edward Dolqueist, her daughter Lori Anne Dolqueist, her son Erik Dolqueist, her grandson Milo Benjamine, her granddaughter Lily Dolqueist, her sister Kathleen Leister, her brothers John and David Andrews, her sisters-in-law Jane Roesch, Claudia Silverman, Tammy Andrews and Francine Andrews, her brothers-in-law Al Leister and Bob Dolqueist, and her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Donations can be made in Jeanne's memory to the Lupus Research Alliance at www.lupusresearch.com. A celebration of Jeanne's life will be held in New Jersey next summer.
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