Lolita “Jean” Isaacson was born on May 28, 1942. She passed away March 27, 2020 at her home in Orofino.
Jean was the oldest of four children born to Ross Oral “Dick” Isaacson and Ivy Janet Schaeffer.
Jean is survived by her children, Janet Hendren of Strunk, KY, Julie Hendren (Rod Corder) of Orofino, ID, Randy Hendren (Verna Frances) of Kooskia, ID, and a stepson, David DeArmond (Heidi DeArmond) of Weippe, ID; a sister, Sharon Harris of Enterprise, OR, a brother, Robert Isaacson of Elgin, OR; a very special aunt, Dorothea Stephen of Walla Walla, WA; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Jean held a great love for her family and many friends--her family being the most important. She loved being a daughter, granddaughter and sister. She also loved being a mother and grandmother and felt there was no greater accomplishment or reward.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Gary Isaacson, her son Rex Lee Hendren, grandson Kelly Joe Hendren, and granddaughter Crissy Ann Hendren.
Jean was born May 28, 1942 in LaGrande, Oregon. She attended school in Lostine, Oregon until the family moved to Kooskia, ID where she graduated in 1960.
Jean married Dale M. “Shorty” Hendren on October 11, 1960. They later divorced in October of 1986.
Jean made homes in several places throughout her life, but none more important to her than the land she bought and renovated upon retiring with her long time partner, Buck DeArmond in Weippe, Idaho.
Jean had a passion for many things and did them all so well. She was a cowgirl at heart and loved every minute she was on a horse. She broke them to ride as well as pack. She loved to camp, hunt and fish in the mountains. The Lapover pack station and North Minan Meadows in the Eagle Cap Mountains just outside of Lostine, Oregon being her favorite places.
Jean worked as a waitress, butcher, baker, caretaker, dental assistant and an EMT. She enjoyed cake decorating and crafting. She was a kind, caring and loving individual who will be missed by all.