Jean Eleanor Keto-Olson, 90, went home to be with her Lord & Savior April 14, witnessed in loving vigil by daughter Kathi Jean Keto-Hendricks. She was born January 16, 1931 in Crete, Nebraska to Mildred & C.J. Owens. Jean was a devout Christian, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife (to both her first husband of 30 years, Joseph A. Keto Sr., and second husband of nearly 31 years, Eric R. Olson), sister, daughter, and friend. She adored all things outdoors and celebrated creation, camping, fishing, horseback riding, snow and water skiing, gardening, and riding motorcycles in earlier years. One of her greatest joys was her time spent at the cabin in McCall, Idaho gathering huckleberries, mushrooms, and trail riding. Her street bike took her on many adventures. She was a life-long member of Cole Community Church and actively involved in several bible studies along with teaching “Precepts” class. She had many friends over the years she cherished.
For most of her life she cared for and loved her little K-9 companions. She was active in her church, community and always possessed such poise and class. She gave numerous donations and support to causes that were near to her heart. She experienced such joy spending time in earlier years as lifetime member at Boise Zoo, frequently taking her granddaughters, grandsons & great granddaughter. Jean was such a prolific artist. Her variety of work has graced the homes of everyone who loved her. She was also an avid BSU Bronco football fan.
Jean asked the following to be included when the time came:
“I will rise
When He calls my name
No more sorrow no more pain
I will rise on eagle’s wings
Before my God fall on my knees”
So many loved ones preceded her in passing. She is survived by (second husband) Eric Robert Olson, (daughter) Kathi Jean Keto-Hendricks, (granddaughter) Amy Rebecca Keto-Hammon, and (great granddaughter) Chloe Catherine Hammon.
Our family wishes to thank Willow Park Memory Care and all their caring staff, along with Amy from First Choice Hospice, who was such a blessing for her during her final months. A graveside celebration of her life will be held at a later date at the McCall Cemetery for those who wish to join us. Memorials may be made to Cole Community Church or Boise Rescue Mission.