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Jean Gasper
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Jean Frances Gasper, 89, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

Born on Dec. 2, 1919, she had been an Escalon resident for the past 63 years. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Joe (Camille) Gasper Jr. and Barbara (Al) Swift-Owens, both of Escalon; her grandchildren whom she loved and adored, Lisa Icord of Modesto, Diane Trejo of Escalon, Andrew Gasper of Escalon, Robert Swift of Escalon and Tim Swift of San Francisco; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Gasper Sr.

Graveside service will be on Friday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, 28320 East River Road in Escalon.

Memorial donations may be made to Escalon Ambulance, P.O. Box 212, Escalon, CA 95320.

Arrangements by Deegan Chapel; on line register book available at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 28, 2009